I am a recent graduate from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in Classical Philology with an emphasis on Ancient Latin. I am a fully certified middle and high school teacher, and I have worked at several highly-regarded private schools in the DFW and Houston area.
Since I hold a degree in Latin, I am more comfortable in this area of study. In dealing with such a difficult language, I like to strengthen a student's foundation in the English language first, so that the subtle mechanics of Latin are recognized and understood more easily. My student would learn Latin vocabulary and the influence of the Latin language on English vocabulary. After this, the student will have an opportunity, with my guidance of course, to translate and analyze the immortal texts of ancient poets and orators such as Virgil, Catullus, Horace, and Cicero.
With this background in Latin, I also feel very comfortable teaching English vocabulary and reading skills.
In the past, I have also helped at a private middle school as a volunteer teaching assistant. This experience allowed me to understand the importance of establishing a good, secure student-teacher relationship.
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