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Charles S.

Brooklyn, NY

$75/hr

Latin Tutor with Teaching Experience

Background check passed as of 2/17/13
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Latin Tutor with Teaching Experience

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I studied Latin in high school and at Kenyon College before receiving a Master's in Classical Studies from Indiana University. In graduate school I taught Latin for two years at both the introductory and intermediate levels, writing all lesson plans, tests, and quizzes. I've worked with students of different ages, from a variety of backgrounds, and with varying reasons for taking Latin, from a desire to read a beloved author in the original language to pragmatic credit fulfillment.

I'm familiar with a number of current introductory texts, AP curriculum, and I've taught a course specifically on Virgil's Aeneid. I'm happy to supplement school instruction or conduct independent prepared/sight reading sessions for more advanced students. My interest in the history and literature of Ancient Rome is wide-ranging, but I have a particular fondness for rhetoric and political theory.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Stephanie, New York, NY on 2/28/14

"Excellent!"

- Mike, New York, NY on 2/6/14
Language:
Greek,
Latin
History:
Classics
Corporate Training:
Greek,
Latin

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Classics

I have a MA in Classical Studies from Indiana University. The degree requirements, in addition to knowledge of Greek and Latin, included passing comprehensive exams on Greek and Latin culture, literature, and history.

In terms of teaching, I led a college-level class through Virgil's Aeneid. It was primarily a language course, but translation requires an understanding of context, and so I spent a fair amount of time lecturing on culture.

Greek

I have a Master's degree in Classics from Indiana University. This required passing an Ancient Greek sight reading exam. I've had over 6 years of Greek between undergrad and graduate school, including the summer intensive course at the University of Chicago.

Latin

I studied Latin in high school and at Kenyon College and have a Master's degree in Classical Studies from Indiana University, where I read widely in Latin literature and taught introductory and intermediate courses. I have taught both prose and poetry--specifically Virgil's Aeneid.

Kenyon College
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Master's

Education

Kenyon College

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN (Master's)

Wonderful Tutor — I highly recommend Charles as a Latin tutor. He has been working with my ninth grade son for several weeks and his test scores are finally going up. My son has struggled with Latin for some time now and with the help of Charles, the subject is finally starting to make sense. It has been a wonderful experience. ...

— Stephanie, New York, NY on 2/28/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Charles will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11216.


About Charles

I studied Latin in high school and at Kenyon College before receiving a Master's in Classical Studies from Indiana University. In graduate school I taught Latin for two years at both the introductory and intermediate levels, writing all lesson plans, tests, and quizzes. I've worked with students of different ages, from a variety of backgrounds, and with varying reasons for taking Latin, from a desire to read a beloved author in the original language to pragmatic credit fulfillment.

I'm familiar with a number of current introductory texts, AP curriculum, and I've taught a course specifically on Virgil's Aeneid. I'm happy to supplement school instruction or conduct independent prepared/sight reading sessions for more advanced students. My interest in the history and literature of Ancient Rome is wide-ranging, but I have a particular fondness for rhetoric and political theory.

Testimonials

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Stephanie, New York, NY on 2/28/14

"Excellent!"

- Mike, New York, NY on 2/6/14
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Education

Kenyon College
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Master's

Education

Kenyon College

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11216

Charles’s Subjects

Language:
Greek,
Latin
History:
Classics
Corporate Training:
Greek,
Latin

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Charles S.

Charles S. passed a background check on 2/17/13. The check was ordered by Charles through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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