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Gaius S.

Latin, Greek, History prof happy to tutor

Latin, Greek, History prof happy to tutor

$50/hour

  • 71 hours tutoring

About Gaius


Bio

I am a retired Berkeley professor who will happily tutor local students in Latin, Ancient History, US history, and some other fields - especially HS students. I do my best to make Latin easier for students by teaching through the parts I did not understand myself as a HS student of Latin. I have developed several special techniques that make it easier to determine which case, or how to identify the verb's tense, etc. I do lessons at a house or at a cafe.

I am a retired Berkeley professor who will happily tutor local students in Latin, Ancient History, US history, and some other fields - especially HS students. I do my best to make Latin easier for students by teaching through the parts I did not understand myself as a HS student of Latin. I have developed several special techniques that make it easier to determine which case, or how to identify the verb's tense, etc. I do lessons at a house or at a cafe.


Education

Univ of Maryland
Classics and History
UC Berkeley (Classics)
PhD
UC Berkeley (History)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Group rates are negotiable. I charge more when I have to drive far from home or pay a bridge toll.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/12/2016

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I lived in Rome (1997-99) I gave English lessons to several students. I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History / Classics from UC Berkeley. I often edit friends' papers to improve the grammar before publication. My professor friends want to publish their articles in perfect English. so they ask me for help.
French,

French

I took six years of HS French and travel to France annually. My French is pretty good and fortified by 16 years of Latin. The reputation the French have for rudeness is no more accurate than the American reputation for rudeness. Some people are polite; others not. It is the same as here, but if you speak Spanish to them you should not expect them to like it. Most of the time if you try to use even a little French they will be very helpful. I travel to France or Belgium every year.
Greek,

Greek

I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman history from UC Berkeley (2006) whose requirements include an intense exam in Ancient Greek and Latin (one each). I have taught college Greek. My own studies included classes in Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides, Euripides, Lysias, and Homer. In addition to passages from all of the above, I have translated four full books of the Iliad into English and three full books of the Odyssey.
Italian,

Italian

I learned Italian from a book before I got there, and then realized I was not as good in Italian as I thought. But after living there for two years, I am near fluent or fluent. But I find for a trip as a tourist, one really needs only 350 words or so to be understood easily and to understand the important things. My textbook never taught me the right words for when the person behind me wants to get off the bus! Now I know them from experience.
Latin

Latin

I have read the entire Aeneid in Latin and translated 3/4 of it. I have also taught Latin both in HS and on the college level. I an translating Livy as a project, also reading Homer in Greek.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

When I lived in Rome (1997-99) I gave English lessons to several students. I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History / Classics from UC Berkeley. I often edit friends' papers to improve the grammar before publication. My professor friends want to publish their articles in perfect English. so they ask me for help.

History

American History,

American History

I have taught US History, Greece, Rome, Europe, World at University and high school since 1994. My advisor was the late, respected Raphael Sealey (Greek Hist, Oxford). Some of my work is on Prisoners of War (POWs).
Classics,

Classics

I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman history from UC Berkeley (2006). I have been teaching Greek and Roman history, Greek and Roman literature, Greek and Latin, and archeology since 1996 in secondary school and since 2004 in university. I often tutor students in Latin and in academic writing.
European History,

European History

I recently taught a class on World War I and will teach it again in Falll 2017. I have taught US History, Greece, Rome, Europe, World at University and high school since 1994. My advisor was the late, respected Raphael Sealey (Greek Hist, Oxford). Some of my work is on Prisoners of War (POWs).
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I teach US History and government and San Jose State - Political Science 15. Too often students complain to me that their past instructors have presented a clearly biased political ideology. In the classroom, I teach the MATERIAL with a non-partisan perspective.
Political Science,

Political Science

I teach US History and government at San Jose State - Political Science 15. Too often students complain to me that their past instructors have presented a clearly biased political ideology. In the classroom, I teach the MATERIAL with a non-partisan perspective. The goal is to learn why the winner won the election, not to convert students to one's personal political affiliation. This requires analysis and critical thinking.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a Ph.D. in History, which covers most of High School social studies. I also have a minor in Poli Sci and studied a bit of anthropology to make up the difference. I have taught US History many times, and tutor US History out of school, so I believe I am qualified to teach social studies.
World History

World History

I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History from UC Berkeley. For the last ten years I have been teaching history at UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley Extension, CAL State SJSU, SFSU, and East Bay - including World History, US History, Western Civilization A-B-C, Military History, and Ancient Greece/Rome. I also have taught in high school, so I am familiar with working with different age groups. My favorite is Roman History.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I lived in Rome (1997-99) I gave English lessons to several students. I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History / Classics from UC Berkeley. I often edit friends' papers to improve the grammar before publication. My professor friends want to publish their articles in perfect English. so they ask me for help.
French

French

I took six years of HS French and travel to France annually. My French is pretty good and fortified by 16 years of Latin. The reputation the French have for rudeness is no more accurate than the American reputation for rudeness. Some people are polite; others not. It is the same as here, but if you speak Spanish to them you should not expect them to like it. Most of the time if you try to use even a little French they will be very helpful. I travel to France or Belgium every year.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I lived in Rome (1997-99) I gave English lessons to several students. I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History / Classics from UC Berkeley. I often edit friends' papers to improve the grammar before publication. My professor friends want to publish their articles in perfect English. so they ask me for help.
French,

French

I took six years of HS French and travel to France annually. My French is pretty good and fortified by 16 years of Latin. The reputation the French have for rudeness is no more accurate than the American reputation for rudeness. Some people are polite; others not. It is the same as here, but if you speak Spanish to them you should not expect them to like it. Most of the time if you try to use even a little French they will be very helpful. I travel to France or Belgium every year.
Greek,

Greek

I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman history from UC Berkeley (2006) whose requirements include an intense exam in Ancient Greek and Latin (one each). I have taught college Greek. My own studies included classes in Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides, Euripides, Lysias, and Homer. In addition to passages from all of the above, I have translated four full books of the Iliad into English and three full books of the Odyssey.
Italian,

Italian

I learned Italian from a book before I got there, and then realized I was not as good in Italian as I thought. But after living there for two years, I am near fluent or fluent. But I find for a trip as a tourist, one really needs only 350 words or so to be understood easily and to understand the important things. My textbook never taught me the right words for when the person behind me wants to get off the bus! Now I know them from experience.
Latin

Latin

I have read the entire Aeneid in Latin and translated 3/4 of it. I have also taught Latin both in HS and on the college level. I an translating Livy as a project, also reading Homer in Greek.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I lived in Rome (1997-99) I gave English lessons to several students. I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History / Classics from UC Berkeley. I often edit friends' papers to improve the grammar before publication. My professor friends want to publish their articles in perfect English. so they ask me for help.
French

French

I took six years of HS French and travel to France annually. My French is pretty good and fortified by 16 years of Latin. The reputation the French have for rudeness is no more accurate than the American reputation for rudeness. Some people are polite; others not. It is the same as here, but if you speak Spanish to them you should not expect them to like it. Most of the time if you try to use even a little French they will be very helpful. I travel to France or Belgium every year.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I lived in Rome (1997-99) I gave English lessons to several students. I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History / Classics from UC Berkeley. I often edit friends' papers to improve the grammar before publication. My professor friends want to publish their articles in perfect English. so they ask me for help.
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I teach US History and government and San Jose State - Political Science 15. Too often students complain to me that their past instructors have presented a clearly biased political ideology. In the classroom, I teach the MATERIAL with a non-partisan perspective.

Science

Archaeology

Archaeology

I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman history from UC Berkeley (2006). My dissertation was on a very famous archeological discovery: the Ara Pacis Augustae. I have been teaching classroom archeology in the History of Art Dept at UC Berkeley for three years, which includes the study of Roman material culture such as arches, temples, Roman coins, and amphitheaters.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

When I lived in Rome (1997-99) I gave English lessons to several students. I have a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman History / Classics from UC Berkeley. I often edit friends' papers to improve the grammar before publication. My professor friends want to publish their articles in perfect English. so they ask me for help.
French,

French

I took six years of HS French and travel to France annually. My French is pretty good and fortified by 16 years of Latin. The reputation the French have for rudeness is no more accurate than the American reputation for rudeness. Some people are polite; others not. It is the same as here, but if you speak Spanish to them you should not expect them to like it. Most of the time if you try to use even a little French they will be very helpful. I travel to France or Belgium every year.
Italian

Italian

I learned Italian from a book before I got there, and then realized I was not as good in Italian as I thought. But after living there for two years, I am near fluent or fluent. But I find for a trip as a tourist, one really needs only 350 words or so to be understood easily and to understand the important things. My textbook never taught me the right words for when the person behind me wants to get off the bus! Now I know them from experience.

Examples of Expertise


Gaius has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient and understanding

Gaius help me with my grammar on French. I learn my mistakes and I will definitely recommend him to anyone. His knowledge about history. I will have another session with him.

Florie, 11 lessons with Gaius

Patient tutor

Gaius is very patient, helped my high school senior solidify her knowledge and understanding of AP Euro History. She feels confident now going forward.

Margaret, 1 lesson with Gaius

Great Help

Gaius was great in helping me formulate my thoughts and ideas into a big 16 page final exam term paper for a modern world history class.

Marcus, 3 lessons with Gaius
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