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Tom R.

Experienced teacher of Latin, Ancient Greek, and Hebrew

Experienced teacher of Latin, Ancient Greek, and Hebrew

$40/hour

  • 7 hours tutoring

About Tom


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Hi, I'm Tom! I'm a classicist and linguist who earned my PhD at UC Berkeley in 2015. I've taught Latin and Greek at Berkeley and Stanford, and have directed Berkeley's intensive summer workshops in both languages. I'm also a native Hebrew speaker and enjoy teaching Hebrew, too.

Languages have been my passion since early childhood, and I love sharing that passion with students. I have many years experience learning and teaching languages and tailor my teaching approach to each student's...

Hi, I'm Tom! I'm a classicist and linguist who earned my PhD at UC Berkeley in 2015. I've taught Latin and Greek at Berkeley and Stanford, and have directed Berkeley's intensive summer workshops in both languages. I'm also a native Hebrew speaker and enjoy teaching Hebrew, too.

Languages have been my passion since early childhood, and I love sharing that passion with students. I have many years experience learning and teaching languages and tailor my teaching approach to each student's specific needs -- whether it's reviewing forms and vocab, introducing new concepts, teaching study strategies, or reading texts together. Wherever you currently are in your language learning journey, I can help you make progress in a fun and respectful way!

Feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule a lesson!


Education

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Linguistics
UC Berkeley
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Greek,

Greek

I have taught Ancient Greek and Latin from first-year undergraduate classes to advanced graduate seminars at UC Berkeley and Stanford. I've directed Berkeley's intensive summer workshops in both languages, and have won prizes for Greek and Latin prose composition.
Hebrew,

Hebrew

I am a linguist and a bilingual native speaker of Hebrew and American English, and have tutored students in conversational Hebrew for many years. I'm certified as a Hebrew teacher by the Canadian Foreign Service Institute's Centre for Foreign Languages.
Latin,

Latin

I'm a classicist and linguist, and have taught Latin and Greek at UC Berkeley and Stanford at all levels from beginning undergrad courses to graduate seminars. I've taught and directed Berkeley's summer intensive language workshops in both Latin and Greek several times, and enjoy working with both beginners and advanced students.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Linguistics,

Linguistics

I'm a Berkeley-trained linguist and have taught a variety of linguistics courses, first as a graduate student in the doctoral program and later as a professor at Berkeley, Stanford, and San Francisco State University. Courses I've taught include phonology and morphology, historical linguistics, and general introductory linguistics courses. I'm also a classicist trained in Latin and Greek, so I enjoy teaching the etymological roots of English words.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I'm a linguist and teacher who enjoys bringing my linguistic expertise to bear on finding study approaches and explanations that make intuitive sense to learners. As an SAT tutor I've been trained in the PointsBooster method (yourscorebooster.com) and am currently completing my SAT/ACT tutor certification with Test Prep and Tutoring Professionals (testprepprofessionals.com). I'm deeply familiar with the categories of questions on all sections of the SAT/ACT and teach specific strategies for each question type.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I'm a linguist and teacher who enjoys bringing my linguistic expertise to bear on finding study approaches and explanations that make intuitive sense to learners. As an SAT tutor I've been trained in the PointsBooster method (yourscorebooster.com) and am currently completing my SAT/ACT tutor certification with Test Prep and Tutoring Professionals (testprepprofessionals.com). I'm deeply familiar with the categories of questions on all sections of the SAT/ACT and teach specific strategies for each question type.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I'm a native English speaker but took the TOEFL for grad school since I went to college in a non-English-speaking country, and achieved a perfect score on all parts of the test. I'm also a linguist and editor with a deep familiarity with English grammar and usage.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Vocabulary

History

Classics,

Classics

I'm a linguist and classicist, and have taught courses about classical antiquity at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and San Francisco State, including Latin and Greek language classes at all levels and classical literature in translation (Homer, Virgil, Greek and Roman drama, etc.).
World History

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I'm a linguist and teacher who enjoys bringing my linguistic expertise to bear on finding study approaches and explanations that make intuitive sense to learners. As an SAT tutor I've been trained in the PointsBooster method (yourscorebooster.com) and am currently completing my SAT/ACT tutor certification with Test Prep and Tutoring Professionals (testprepprofessionals.com). I'm deeply familiar with the categories of questions on all sections of the SAT/ACT and teach specific strategies for each question type.
ESL/ESOL

Language

Greek,

Greek

I have taught Ancient Greek and Latin from first-year undergraduate classes to advanced graduate seminars at UC Berkeley and Stanford. I've directed Berkeley's intensive summer workshops in both languages, and have won prizes for Greek and Latin prose composition.
Hebrew,

Hebrew

I am a linguist and a bilingual native speaker of Hebrew and American English, and have tutored students in conversational Hebrew for many years. I'm certified as a Hebrew teacher by the Canadian Foreign Service Institute's Centre for Foreign Languages.
Latin,

Latin

I'm a classicist and linguist, and have taught Latin and Greek at UC Berkeley and Stanford at all levels from beginning undergrad courses to graduate seminars. I've taught and directed Berkeley's summer intensive language workshops in both Latin and Greek several times, and enjoy working with both beginners and advanced students.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I'm a native English speaker but took the TOEFL for grad school since I went to college in a non-English-speaking country, and achieved a perfect score on all parts of the test. I'm also a linguist and editor with a deep familiarity with English grammar and usage.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I'm a linguist and teacher who enjoys bringing my linguistic expertise to bear on finding study approaches and explanations that make intuitive sense to learners. As an SAT tutor I've been trained in the PointsBooster method (yourscorebooster.com) and am currently completing my SAT/ACT tutor certification with Test Prep and Tutoring Professionals (testprepprofessionals.com). I'm deeply familiar with the categories of questions on all sections of the SAT/ACT and teach specific strategies for each question type.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I'm a linguist and teacher who enjoys bringing my linguistic expertise to bear on finding study approaches and explanations that make intuitive sense to learners. As an SAT tutor I've been trained in the PointsBooster method (yourscorebooster.com) and am currently completing my SAT/ACT tutor certification with Test Prep and Tutoring Professionals (testprepprofessionals.com). I'm deeply familiar with the categories of questions on all sections of the SAT/ACT and teach specific strategies for each question type.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I'm a native English speaker but took the TOEFL for grad school since I went to college in a non-English-speaking country, and achieved a perfect score on all parts of the test. I'm also a linguist and editor with a deep familiarity with English grammar and usage.
ACT English, ACT Reading

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Tom is a good Latin tutor, very comfortable with the text we are studying (Livy). I look forward to my next lesson. He is able to discuss grammar in depth. He was patient when my 3 year old son kept interrupting our lesson!

Ziv, 1 lesson with Tom
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$40/hour

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Response time: 1 hour