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Tom R.

Teacher of Latin, Ancient Greek, and Hebrew, experienced SAT/ACT tutor

Teacher of Latin, Ancient Greek, and Hebrew, experienced SAT/ACT tutor

$60/hour

  • 16 hours tutoring

About Tom


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Hi, I'm Tom! I'm a classicist and linguist who earned my PhD from UC Berkeley in 2015. I've served as Director of the Berkeley Intensive Summer Workshops in both Latin and Greek, and have taught a variety of Latin and Greek language and literature classes as a lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford, from beginning grammar to graduate-level syntax and prose composition. I'm also a native Hebrew speaker and enjoy teaching conversational Hebrew.

Languages have been my passion since early childhood,...

Hi, I'm Tom! I'm a classicist and linguist who earned my PhD from UC Berkeley in 2015. I've served as Director of the Berkeley Intensive Summer Workshops in both Latin and Greek, and have taught a variety of Latin and Greek language and literature classes as a lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford, from beginning grammar to graduate-level syntax and prose composition. I'm also a native Hebrew speaker and enjoy teaching conversational Hebrew.

Languages have been my passion since early childhood, and I love sharing that passion with students. I 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!

I'm also an experienced tutor for the SAT, ACT, and other exams. I'm deeply familiar with the test formats and question types, and base my tutoring on a combination of teaching overall test-taking strategies and specific approaches to each category of question. I am trained in the PointsBooster method of exam prep (yourscorebooster.com) and am currently completing my SAT/ACT tutor certification with Test Prep and Tutoring Professionals (testprepprofessionals.com). I focus on the reading and writing sections of the exams, but also teach the math and science sections.

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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  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Please contact me for group rates or lessons over 1 hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

GRE

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, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

IELTS,

IELTS

I'm a linguist and native English speaker with many years of experience teaching a variety of language-related subjects. I have a deep familiarity with English grammar and usage and with the structure and question types on the IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT and ACT, and tailor my teaching approach to each learner's strengths and weaknesses.
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, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

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.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

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.
IELTS,

IELTS

I'm a linguist and native English speaker with many years of experience teaching a variety of language-related subjects. I have a deep familiarity with English grammar and usage and with the structure and question types on the IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT and ACT, and tailor my teaching approach to each learner's strengths and weaknesses.
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

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science

Summer

ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

IELTS,

IELTS

I'm a linguist and native English speaker with many years of experience teaching a variety of language-related subjects. I have a deep familiarity with English grammar and usage and with the structure and question types on the IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT and ACT, and tailor my teaching approach to each learner's strengths and weaknesses.
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, ACT Science, GRE, SSAT

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Very knowledgeable tutor

I had a very productive meeting with Tom. He explained to me many parts of the linguistic paper that I didn't understand. I highly recommend anyone who wants to learn about linguistics to schedule a meeting with him.

Jane, 1 lesson with Tom

good tutor

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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