Salvete Omnes! (Greetings all!) This post is to inform all potential students that I am currently about 35 weeks pregnant and will not be accepting new students until April 1st. Current students should be advised that my schedule may become severely limited in the next two months. During this time, I may be available for short sessions or for one-time-only students. I will not be able to make any long-term commitments until April 1st.
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When learning a new language, do not look at an object, for a example, a house and think, "oh a house what is that in Greek?" Instead you should look at a house and immediately think "oikos". Look at an object and train yourself to know that object in the language you are learning, rather than your native language.
Q. Where will we meet for tutoring? A. We will try to find a suitable place that is convenient for both of us. Though I do travel to meet you, time and distance are important factors in making this work feasible and profitable for me, so I try to find locations that minimize my travel time, while also providing convenience to you. Q. How will we decide on a time to meet? A. We will try to find a suitable time that is convenient for both of us. Q. When are you available to tutor? A. It varies from week to week, but my general availability begins at 10:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and ends at 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at 3:00 pm Saturday. Please contact me for my current availability. Q. How long will each session be? A. The session length can vary, depending on the subject, the student, and the schedule. Unless otherwise agreed, the session times will be two (2) hours each. Q. Why do you recommend two (2) hours per session? A.... read more
The greatest thing that has happened in the study of classical Languages, Latin and Greek, is the advent of the internet database resources. I know that a lot of the books needed for these courses are really expensive and sometimes hard to find. That is why I reccomend that all of my students be able to gain access to such resources as the Perseus Digital Library and TLG, among others. They grant students access to all of the most important resources, while helping to midigate the costs. Of course they are by no means perfect yet, but they are still a useful tool to help find the right information.
People may wonder why I list Biblical Greek and Hebrew as languages that I know, yet I am not listed as a Greek or Hebrew tutor. The reason is that WyzAnt, due to subject demand, focuses on the current languages whereas I have studied their Biblical forms. Although similar, these languages are different enough that I don't feel justified naming myself as a tutor for them in their current forms. I cannot converse in these languages, but I can study ancient texts such as the Bible. This is an important clarification to make and one that many people do not understand. Regardless, should anyone be interested in learning Biblical Greek and Biblical Hebrew, I would be glad to assist them. Thrilled, in fact. The reasons for learning these languages are numerous, even if you're not a Christian. The Bible was not the only text written in Biblical Greek or Biblical Hebrew, though it is the most well-known. Classical Greek is very similar to Biblical Greek. Even though I have never... read more
When my wife decided to go back to school to get her Bachelor's degree, she knew that she'd have to face that one subject that scared her in high school - MATH! Lucky for her, she had a husband and a son who were both proficient in Algebra 1. When I went back to school to get my Master's degree, I, too, experienced moments of FEAR. Foreign languages have made me very nervous throughout my time in school and I had to take Koine Greek. A student I recently tutored wanted to go back to school, too, but she was afraid that she had lost the ability to function as a student. She was afraid of test taking and knew that her reading and algebra 1 knowledge needed to be updated. All of us had study skills problems! Who do you feel most comfortable with - a tutor that theoretically knows about these kinds of fears, or a tutor that has not only experienced them but has also overcome them? In high school I had to overcome my fear of the unknown. My grades steadily improved as I... read more