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Dear Students and Parents,
I have heavy duty degrees (Harvard, Columbia, PhD), but I am a very personable and engaging teacher. I am very good at explaining difficult concepts and have much patience. I can suit my approach to the unique personality of each student while still maintaining dedication to mastering the material.
My experience is rather unique, since I have a background in the Arts, mainly Theatre annd Film, as well as Academia.
I have taught in prep schools and colleges, so I am used to teaching students at all levels. I take great satisfaction helping students achieve their goals.
I have a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. I have taught Religious Studies at the secondary and collegiate levels.
I have passed exams at Harvard and Columbia in Greek and Latin. I have studied Greek at Harvard Divinity School. I have a PhD from Columbia in Classical Studies. I have taught Latin and Greek at Montclair State, Trinity Prep, the Collegiate School and privately.
In addition to working with students from many different language backgrounds, I have studied Latin, Ancient Greek, German, French, and Italian. This gives me a linguistic perspective of how language is structured. Whether a student is a beginner or advanced it can help learning to see connections.
I am also familiar with basic structure for everyday English and enjoy helping beginning as well as advanced students.
I studied Comparative Religion at Harvard Divinity School. I studied and taught New Testament and Church History at Columbia. I have taught Religion and Bible Studies at the Collegiate School. I am also familiar with Eastern traditions and studied with Robert Thurman at Columbia.
I have studied Latin at Harvard and Columbia. I have taught Latin at the Collegiate School and Trinity. I have a PhD in Classical Studies from Columbia University. I have also tutored students in Latin at all levels.
I was an undergraduate Music History minor while I was studying Theater at Penn State. I am familiar with the entire operatic repertoire in addition to chamber and symphonic music. I have extensively researched Baroque opera and am familiar with contemporary music. My performing background includes musical comedy and rock. I play both guitar and piano.
In addition to my academic pursuits I have a B.A. in Theater Arts. As a performer I have worked at regional theaters as well as Off Broadway in New York City. I can easily communicate good breathing techniques and vocal projection to students. Working at prep schools I have helped students prepare their valedictorian speeches and worked with adults to calm public speaking fears.
I read for a living. In my academic and creative work, my sole purpose is understanding the texts and how they bring meaning to students. I am familiar with all the humanities and have taught at the secondary and college level. Included in my ability to teach reading is helping students with their writing. Clarifying ideas in language is a skill that all students should master.
I have an MTS degree from Harvard where I specialized in early Christianity with an emphasis on Kabbalah and Jewish influences. I am able to translate texts in Latin and Greek and also have done work in German. My PhD is in Classical Studies from Columbia University and my dissertation topic was St. Augustin. If Your student would care to see my abstract it is on line.
I would be happy to help you with you PhD. I also live very close to you. best, Cynthia
I have a BA in theater arts from Penn State. Actor and playwright in NYC. I have been involved in three productions in NYC, in the Fringe Festival most recently.
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