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Salvete amici ("Be in good health, friends")! Dies faciebatur agenti Latinae ("The day was made for doing the Latin")! My name is Sarah and I've been reading, researching, translating, and writing about and in Latin for 10+ years and tutoring with Wyzant in Latin for 5+ years. I learned Beginning through Advanced Classical Latin in 2009 as an undergraduate with Dr. Richard Gerberding, an Oxford scholar who was my college Western Civilizations and Latin teacher. He instilled in me a...
Salvete amici ("Be in good health, friends")! Dies faciebatur agenti Latinae ("The day was made for doing the Latin")! My name is Sarah and I've been reading, researching, translating, and writing about and in Latin for 10+ years and tutoring with Wyzant in Latin for 5+ years. I learned Beginning through Advanced Classical Latin in 2009 as an undergraduate with Dr. Richard Gerberding, an Oxford scholar who was my college Western Civilizations and Latin teacher. He instilled in me a growing desire to not only learn Latin but to excel at it. He stressed to never set yourself above those who did not know the language, but rather to seek to teach the unlearned so both of us would be enriched. One joy of being a tutor is watching a difficult concept for a student finally click. When the light bulb comes on, I know that Latin has finally captured the student's attention.
Currently, I am certified to tutor in subjects other than Latin, namely: Business to Microsoft Word to the Humanities to Violin. Although I am a Latin tutor primarily and have no reviews for any other subject, I would happily learn right by the student if given the chance.
My passion is tutoring the new generation on how to think - not solely excel - at learning. If you know how to think, then the world lies at your feet! I teach my students how to take their "I don't knows," reveal in the question mark, and delight in unanswered questions. It's through discovering and answering these that the student becomes stronger and stands out in their subjects rather than bypassing them to be like everybody else. An outstanding tutor is not afraid to ask or answer those "hard" questions. She combines the interests of the student with the texts at hand and shows how such a skill is practical and useful for the student (and if that is in Latin, that is through translation, vocab, and grammar).
Think of this as your personal Masterclass. To rephrase their popular saying in Latin: "Coepiamus" ("Let Us Begin").
Sarah has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Amazing teacher and Helpful
Sarah has been teaching me Latin. I have taken 2 classes so far and have accomplished a lot. She is knowledgeable and I feel comfortable to discuss my questions with her. She ahs helped me with understanding basics such as verbs and nouns. She is also helping me with Latin vocabulary.Sahil, 9 lessons with Sarah
great business law instructor
I studied business law as part of my associates degree, but still had someone concerns regarding the different business entities, with Sarah I was able to finally understand the pros and cons of LLCs and Corp, she went above and also explained the different types of LLC on the different states. Looking forward to my next session with SarahRoy, 3 lessons with Sarah
I was looking for a tutor to help my kid with LA and immediately Sarah was available … she quickly came up to speed and helped out as much as she could …I recommend her tutoringJyothsna, 1 lesson with Sarah
Wonderful Latin tutor
Sarah goes above and beyond to help! My daughter has gained confidence, understanding and better marks in Latin since working with Sarah. I highly recommend her!Stephanie, 21 lessons with Sarah
Wonderful tutor.....so thankful we found her
Prior to working with Sarah, my son was having trouble with the more advanced grammatical concepts of Latin II. Sarah not only demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the language, she was able to transfer that knowledge in a manner to which my son could relate. Between the time he started working with Sarah and the end of the semester, my son's grade went up more than 30 points. That's teaching!Matthew, 23 lessons with Sarah
Awesome as usual! My son is showing tremendous improvement each week and he is increasing becoming more comfortable with his homework.Alex, 19 lessons with Sarah
Sarah is helping my 7th grader with Latin translation and grammar for test prep. She has his school textbook, and also made recommendations for additional texts to help him figure out the grammar. He feels like he is making progress!Lindsay, 7 lessons with Sarah
Knowledgeable and detailed oriented tutor
Sarah has really helped our son through her passion of teaching and of Latin. She makes sure he not only completes his work but ensures that he is learning it in a fun manor to excite him about the subject and keep his interest. She is reliable and available. So glad we found her. I truly believe she has create a sparkle for him that has grabbed his attention and has encouraged him to keep with the subject learning in great strides.Jenean, 23 lessons with Sarah
My son learned/comprehended more with her in 3 days than he has all year. She gave him confidence knowing he could do well on his final.Alex, 19 lessons with Sarah
My son thoroughly enjoyed his lesson and felt he learned a tremendous amount of information for his 1st session. We definitely will be working with Sarah!Alex, 19 lessons with Sarah