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Paolo A.

Glendale, AZ

$80/hour

Experienced Latin teacher, Ivy League PhD

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/19/16
4.8 average from 24 ratings
Extremely Helpful
— Jim, Fort Worth, TX on 8/3/16

$80/Hour


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Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Italy
Greek and Latin
Princeton University
Master's
Princeton University
PhD

Education

Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Italy (Greek and Latin)

Princeton University (Master's)

Princeton University (PhD)

About Paolo

After twenty years of teaching Latin and Greek in college, I am now teaching middle school Latin in a Preparatory School. In my tutorials, I focus on each student's specific needs. It is smart to study with a tutor who can devote undivided, individual attention. My spectrum of competence in Latin is broad. I also serve as a rater for AP Latin. I feel that with my background and my experience I would be an ideal tutor for any Latin student. After twenty years of teaching Latin and Greek in college, I am now teaching middle school Latin in a Preparatory School. In my tutorials, I focus on each student's specific needs. It is smart to study with a tutor who can devote undivided, individual attention. My spectrum of competence in Latin is broad. I also serve as a rater for AP Latin. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Ask about a group rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Glendale, AZ 85308
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely Helpful"

- Jim, Fort Worth, TX on 8/3/16

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Jennifer, Frisco, TX on 12/14/16

"Unbelievable Instructor"

- John, Dallas, TX on 6/12/16

"An innovative teacher"

- Judy, Fort Worth, TX on 5/1/16
English:
English,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
Italian,
Latin,
Reading, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

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.

English

As a published academic author, I am very familiar with critical thinking. Writing and reading foster critical thinking and effective communication. An example of critical thinking is the quip 'Common sense is very uncommon.' What do we mean by 'common sense'? 'Common sense' describes the good ways to behave when facing challenges. For example, it is common sense to save money first then buy what we want instead of relying on credit. But how common are credit cards and mortgages? Critical thinking also allows us to disagree: some debt is good. Please let me help with your communication skills.

Italian

As a native speaker of Italian and a licensed teacher of Italian and history in the Italian public school system, I offer not only native fluency but also depth and breadth of knowledge about my country of origin, its language, and its history and culture. In tutoring in Italian, I privilege the student's specific needs but I especially enjoy working with students who need to practice Italian for business, academic, and personal reasons.

Latin

My passion for teaching Latin led me to obtain a PhD in Classics at Princeton. After twenty years as a professor, I returned to my first passion of teaching Latin in middle and high school. Latin is my life and I am eager to share its wonders. Latin benefits our children not only because English takes two thirds of its words from Latin, but because the logical structure of Latin helps students choose the best thoughts and shape their learning, and their lives, in the best ways.

Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Italy
Greek and Latin
Princeton University
Master's
Princeton University
PhD

Education

Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Italy (Greek and Latin)

Princeton University (Master's)

Princeton University (PhD)

Extremely Helpful

We needed help with pieces of Ancient Greek in our production of the play An Iliad. Paolo was brilliant. He was extremely helpful and gave us exactly the information we needed, about the Greek text and The Iliad itself. Absolutely perfect.

— Jim, Fort Worth, TX on 8/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Ask about a group rate.

Travel policy

Paolo will travel within 40 miles of Glendale, AZ 85308.