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Travis Q.

Irving, TX

$40/hr

Classics Grad Student Latin Tutor

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

Classics Grad Student Latin Tutor

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Salvete!

I am currently pursuing my M.A. degree in humanities & classics at the University of Dallas. I received a B.A. in history from the University of North Texas in 2009. My official language hours in college include:

Graduate
9 in Latin
6 in Ancient Greek

Undergraduate
17 in Latin
6 in Ancient Greek
14 in German

In addition to this, I've read (and continue to read) other representative authors in both Latin and Greek (see below) outside of classes.

I have both group and individual tutoring experience. I've led a small group of college students in reading from Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina: Familia Romana Pars 1. This involved reading from the text and discussing elementary grammatical forms as we encountered them. I also have tutored a fellow Latinist in developing reading skills at a more advanced level. We read from Mason Hammond's edition of Plautus' Miles Gloriosus, and an edition of Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis, discussing advanced grammatical constructions and effective translation.

Some Latin authors I've read in their original include: Vergil, Cicero, Suetonius, Livy, Tacitus, Martial, Erasmus, Plautus, Petronius, Lucretius and Caesar.

Some Greek authors I've read in their original language: Herodotus, Homer, Hesiod and Plato.

A note on learning materials/texts:

I use whatever materials are required of the student. I myself have used a variety, from traditional grammar-heavy resources to inductive readers, and thus am able to adapt well to the student's needs. This also means I have my own recommendations, if no specific text is required.

My take on Latin pedagogy and tutoring in general:

Everyone is different, thus I will do my best to accommodate each individual student to his or her learning style. That said, in order to learn anything - especially a classical language - constant practice and determination is crucial on the student's part. Mastering basic grammatical concepts is very important early on, as it eventually will reduce the time needed to think mechanically about what is being read, and allow one to focus more on the translation and beauty of the language. I will try to foster this approach in an engaging and effective way.

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Latin
History:
Classics,
European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Latin,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Classics

I received my Bachelor's degree in History, where I took as many classes in ancient history as I could. Most of these involved subjects in Greek and Roman History. Some classes I took are: Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, Ancient Near East, and Ancient Israel, among others. My concentration for my Master's degree is in Classics, where I have been, and will continue to, take graduate courses in Latin and Ancient Greek.

Latin

I have been studying Latin at the university level for six years now, and am currently enrolled in a Master's program in Classics at the University of Dallas. I have consistently made high grades in my Latin classes, and also have some experience tutoring Latin.

University of North Texas
History
University of Dallas
Enrolled

Education

University of North Texas (History)

University of Dallas (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rate could increase slightly for jobs requiring a longer amount of driving.

Travel policy

Travis will travel within 10 miles of Irving, TX 75060.


About Travis

Salvete!

I am currently pursuing my M.A. degree in humanities & classics at the University of Dallas. I received a B.A. in history from the University of North Texas in 2009. My official language hours in college include:

Graduate
9 in Latin
6 in Ancient Greek

Undergraduate
17 in Latin
6 in Ancient Greek
14 in German

In addition to this, I've read (and continue to read) other representative authors in both Latin and Greek (see below) outside of classes.

I have both group and individual tutoring experience. I've led a small group of college students in reading from Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina: Familia Romana Pars 1. This involved reading from the text and discussing elementary grammatical forms as we encountered them. I also have tutored a fellow Latinist in developing reading skills at a more advanced level. We read from Mason Hammond's edition of Plautus' Miles Gloriosus, and an edition of Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis, discussing advanced grammatical constructions and effective translation.

Some Latin authors I've read in their original include: Vergil, Cicero, Suetonius, Livy, Tacitus, Martial, Erasmus, Plautus, Petronius, Lucretius and Caesar.

Some Greek authors I've read in their original language: Herodotus, Homer, Hesiod and Plato.

A note on learning materials/texts:

I use whatever materials are required of the student. I myself have used a variety, from traditional grammar-heavy resources to inductive readers, and thus am able to adapt well to the student's needs. This also means I have my own recommendations, if no specific text is required.

My take on Latin pedagogy and tutoring in general:

Everyone is different, thus I will do my best to accommodate each individual student to his or her learning style. That said, in order to learn anything - especially a classical language - constant practice and determination is crucial on the student's part. Mastering basic grammatical concepts is very important early on, as it eventually will reduce the time needed to think mechanically about what is being read, and allow one to focus more on the translation and beauty of the language. I will try to foster this approach in an engaging and effective way.

Education

University of North Texas
History
University of Dallas
Enrolled

Education

University of North Texas (History)

University of Dallas (Enrolled)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Rate could increase slightly for jobs requiring a longer amount of driving.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Irving, TX 75060

Travis’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Latin
History:
Classics,
European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Latin,
Proofreading

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.


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