I started my university coursework in Latin, philosophy, and logic during my junior year of high school; after graduating early, I matriculated full-time to the University of Iowa and continued my studies in classical languages and philosophy (with an emphasis on formal logic) and begun also taking courses in linguistics (semantics and syntax in particular) and ancient civilizations. I entered with sophomore standing and immediately took up a year-long teaching assistantship in elementary Latin I & II, a position which at that time only four other undergraduate students across all majors and departments held. It was at this time that I also began my role as the departmental tutor in Latin, for which I met with students desiring extra out-of-classroom assistance both one-on-one and in groups. Additionally, I tutored philosophy/logic in addition to Latin and Greek for the athletics department; I was the only non-graduate student to be so employed. I also tutored a wider variety of subjects (English, study skills, etc.) for an interdepartmental peer tutoring group. All told, during my time as an undergraduate, I was tutored for four different university departments, as well as privately; completed a year-long tutor training course; and, was recognized for my skill with an outstanding tutor award. In addition to my experience tutoring in an official capacity, I have tutored many students informally on various aspects of languages in general and of the English language in particular.
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