PLEASE NOTE: I am no longer accepting new students for this school year, as my schedule is full. However, if you are interested in Latin tutoring over the summer, I will have openings for new students at that time.
I am a senior at George Mason University, majoring in English and double minoring in classics and Latin. I've taken Latin for many years, starting in sixth grade, and have completed 21 credits at the 300 and 400 (reading and advanced reading) levels while in college. In fall 2011, I spent a semester abroad at Oxford University, where I studied Virgil, Horace and Seneca intensively. In addition to my experience with the Latin language itself, I am also thoroughly familiar with other relevant subjects, such as classical literature, classical philosophy, ancient history, and English grammar. I have also formally studied French, ancient Greek, and modern Hebrew in addition to Latin.
Most of my students are in junior high or high school and are in their first or second year of Latin. These early years of language study are when many students encounter problems, either with the challenges of language study in general or with Latin in particular. My starting point is to ensure that students have the basic noun and verb endings solidly memorized, as this lays the foundation for all of the more advanced grammar topics. At first, I balance this memorization work with current class assignments; later, the focus shifts to explaining higher-level grammar concepts and doing translations, as well as dealing with specific trouble spots. I like to draw on my knowledge from other fields, such as ancient history or linguistics, to make these topics accessible and interesting to the student.
Discounted rates offered for multiple students or group instruction.
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