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Gaius S.

Berkeley, CA

$75/hour

Latin, Greek, & History prof happy to tutor

Background check passed as of 4/12/16
5.0 average from 9 ratings
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Univ of Maryland
Classics and History
UC Berkeley
PhD
UC Berkeley (History)
Master's

Education

Univ of Maryland (Classics and History)

UC Berkeley (PhD)

UC Berkeley (History) (Master's)

About Gaius

I am a 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 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 Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates are negotiable. I charge more when I have to drive far from home or pay a bridge toll.

Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Berkeley, CA 94704
Background Check: Passed

"Patient tutor"

- Margaret, Oakland, CA on 11/17/16

"Great!!"

- Patricia, Washington, DC on 11/7/16

"Great Help"

- Marcus, Albany, CA on 10/11/16
Science:
Archaeology
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French,
Greek,
Italian,
Latin
Elementary Education:
Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

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American History

I have a Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley. I used to teach US History at San Jose State Univ.

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.

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

I recently taught a class on World War I and have taught 19th- and 20th-century European history, as well as a specialty at university in English History. I specialize in Greece and Rome.

French

I took 6 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 am currently working on a return to Paris to teach a university class (history) there in Fall 2015.

Geography

I used to play quizbowl and answered the history and geography questions for my team (#2 in 1987 National championship). We won many games on the TV show and the non televised events. I also wrote the history and geography questions for the San Mateo based Quiz Kids show. I have traveled all over France and Italy and lived in Paris and Rome. I speak Italian, French, and Latin. I have Ph.D. in history.

Government & Politics

I teach US History and government. I studied Poli Sci in college, especially electioneering. Too often students complain to me that their past instructors have presented a clearly biased political ideology. In the classroom, I teach a non-partisan perspective, so students can not guess my political affiliation.

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

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

I have a PhD in classical history so I have much experience in 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.

Political Science

I have a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in history, but I am also very interested in political science, particularly government and electioneering. I have taught the American political system several times at UC Berkeley Extension and San Jose State Univ. I present a non-partisan explanation of how each party wins certain elections. The goal is to see why one side prevails, not to convert students to one's personal political affiliation. This requires analysis and critical thinking.

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.

Study Skills

I have been tutoring and teaching for 20 years, often with 6-8th graders. A large part of their learning is organization of notebooks, a regular study time, and forming good study skills. With so much experience teaching MS students, I think I have a good idea how to help improve the study skills of a early teenager.

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.

Univ of Maryland
Classics and History
UC Berkeley
PhD
UC Berkeley (History)
Master's

Education

Univ of Maryland (Classics and History)

UC Berkeley (PhD)

UC Berkeley (History) (Master's)

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, Oakland, CA on 11/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates are negotiable. I charge more when I have to drive far from home or pay a bridge toll.

Travel policy

Gaius will travel within 35 miles of Berkeley, CA 94704.