Ancient Greek and Latin can be daunting subjects to master, particularly within the first three years of study. It is my philosophy that with the right approach anyone can be well on their way to understanding these complex languages. By creating personalized lesson plans catered to individual learning styles I have been successful in improving my students' translation skills, grammatical comprehension, and thematic awareness. More than anything, I want to teach my students how to love ancient language. Trust and tolerance are key in creating a balanced and enjoyable learning environment!
My credentials include 8 years of Latin, at the high school and college levels, and 4 years of Ancient Greek at the college level. I worked for my first 3 years at Vassar as a research assistant for the Department of Greek and Roman Studies, a position that included working closely with professors and archival information, and in my Senior year I was chosen as the department's Ancient Greek Intern. My duties in this coveted position included the continuation of duties as a research assistant, as well as running tutoring sessions for the beginning and intermediate levels and even teaching classes in the event of the professor's absence. In my Senior year I also completed a double thesis in Ancient Greek and Latin, based heavily on textual analysis and translation as well as ancient material evidence. Over the course of my career in the Classics, I have been on 3 archaeological digs in Italy, Greece and Romania, respectively. I consider my education, and thus my tutoring style, to be extremely well-rounded.
I hope you will consider me as a tutor for your child struggling with Ancient Greek or Latin. Ancient languages are complex and sometimes difficult, but they are also beautiful relics shaped and created by the cultures in which they were born. Understanding this is the first step to a better understanding, and even enjoyment, of Ancient Greek and Latin!
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