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Pomona College (Classics and Geology)
University of Pittsburgh (Master's)
The University of Pittsburgh - in progress (PhD)
I have received my Master's in Classics from UPitt and graduated cum laude from Pomona College with a double major in Classics and Geology. I have taught college-level Latin, semesters 1-3 as a TA and TF in Pittsburgh, as well as courses in classical mythology and Roman civilization. I have been tutoring and teaching middle and high school students in Latin since January 2009. I really enjoy teaching and tutoring Latin. While I have not had the opportunity to teach ancient Greek, I have studied the language for eight years. I am willing to tutor either as a supplement to other classes or as a complete course.
I have received my Master's in Classics from UPitt and graduated cum laude from Pomona College with a double major in Classics and Geology. I have taught college-level Latin,
Arwen has been a fantastic tutor for my daughter who has been taking Latin. Aside from really knowing her stuff and having great teaching skills, she has an easy-going personality and a cheerful spirit that resonated with my daughter. She is patient and able to work at one level but also challenged my daughter with additional skills beyond her homework. I hardily recommend her!
Arwen really knows her Latin and is very patient with me - an older student!
It can be hard for an older student, such as myself, who has never had a foreign language to grasp all the paradigms of the verb conjugations and noun declensions along with the grammar and translations that are idiomatic!
I am much more confident in class now that I am tutored by Arwen. Also, she is a joy to work with!
We have been using Arwen as our Latin Tutor for six months. Arwen is amazing. She is a very thorough, patient and understanding tutor. Arwen always comes prepared to my son's lessons. My son was getting a very poor grade (because Latin is very hard!) and now he is getting an A. I would recommend Arwen to anyone.
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I received an MA in Classics (which is Ancient Greek, Latin, and the related culture) from University of Pittsburgh in 1997, following a BA in Classical Languages and Literatures (Ancient Greek and Latin) from Pomona College in 1995.
I have studied Ancient Greek further in the PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh.