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Oberlin College
CMPL and Classics

Education

Oberlin College (CMPL and Classics)

About Peter

Hello! I am so excited to meet you and help you out!

I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in Comparative Literature and Latin Language and Literature (Classics) at Oberlin College, a notable liberal arts college in northern Ohio. I am also currently minoring in Hispanic Studies and Politics. I have been passionate about learning and teaching others in manifold forms throughout my life. As a lifelong D.C. area resident of Silver Spring, I have been highly fortunate to have attended rigorous application-only academic programs throughout my 13 years of public schooling prior to matriculating at Oberlin, including the pretentiously named "Center for the Highly Gifted" at Pine Crest Elementary School, the Humanities and Communication Magnet Program at Eastern Middle School, and the Communication Arts Program at Montgomery Blair High School.

If you are interested in learning in greater detail about my eight years of extensive tutoring experience (around 1,000 recorded hours), please continue reading below.

Thanks so much for reviewing my profile! I encourage any students or parents who are interested in meeting with a passionate learner and student to contact me for a preliminary meeting. I would be honored to serve not only as a content area tutor for middle school through college level courses, particularly for high school standardized testing and AP courses, but also as a mentor.


MY TUTORING BACKGROUND:


MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL:
In the summer before my seventh grade year, I began tutoring my peers in grade level mathematics, reading, writing, and ESOL, particularly in a county summer school program in which I participated for three summers. Once I entered high school, I continued tutoring both outside of and during the school day, most notably with a special summer school program designed for preparing recent immigrants, primarily from Central America and Ethiopia, for academic success in Montgomery County and beyond. I tutored many of these same students during lunches throughout the school year. In my senior year of high school, I was a cofounder of BLISS (Blair Leaders Intern for Student Success), a highly rewarding and incredibly fruitful academic tutoring program. Through my leadership, mathematics classroom tutoring, and collaborative planning with school administrators and fellow students, we worked with teachers throughout Montgomery Blair High School's numerous academic departments to develop relationships between student in-class teaching assistants, their peers in the classroom, and supervisory teachers. The students continue to receive internship credit for teaching and tutoring in BLISS, and serve fundamental and previously underserved or nonexistent roles as mentors for their often younger peers.

COLLEGE:
At Oberlin, I have also involved myself in education related efforts via participation in student councils for education opportunities in the local community, an appointment to a faculty supervisory board for planning and coordinating education opportunities within and outside the Oberlin College classroom, and leadership of a foreign language tutoring program at Oberlin High School in which college students served as teaching assistants. I look forward to furthering my educational understanding and volunteer work throughout the second half of my undergraduate experience.

I am also working at Oberlin as a paid departmental language tutor for the Hispanic Studies and Classics departments and a host for admitted students.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:
In May 2015, I initiated a three month legal internship in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, where I have had the opportunity to learn a great deal while applying my skills in writing, critical thinking, and foreign languages on a day-to-day basis. I interned at the FCC again in the International Bureau this past summer, and have since been traveling in Ohio, the West Coast, and soon Latin America studying, living, working, and experiencing the world anew while on leave, with eventual intent to return to finish college the following year and enroll in grad school or related programs in Latin America and Europe.
Hello! I am so excited to meet you and help you out!

I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in Comparative Literature and Latin Language and Literature (Classics) at Oberlin College, a notable liberal arts college in northern Ohio. I am also currently minoring in Hispanic Studies and Politics. I have been passionate about
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Boulder, CO 80302
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
PSAT, Psychology
Art:
Film
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Greek,
Latin, Reading, Spanish, TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Classics,
Government & Politics, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Classics

I began studying Latin in the eleventh grade. I became so passionate about the material that I completed an additional year of Latin on my own before my last year of high school, such that I completed the equivalent of three full years of Latin before enrolling in college. Then I took three Latin literature courses at Oberlin College, including Vergil, Cicero, and Roman Comedy (an advanced level seminar focusing on translating and theorizing about the comedies of Plautus).

In 2013, the National Latin Exam scholarship committee at the University of Mary Washington awarded me with their prestigious scholarship for undergraduate classics studies, a scholarship which I renewed for my sophomore year of college and hope to continue receiving for the next two years.

I have also taken two semesters of intensive introductory Ancient Greek and studied Greek and Roman Drama along with classical influences in early- to mid-20th century Argentinian prose by Jorge Luis Borges.

Film

Since I started at the Eastern Middle School Humanities and Communication Magnet Program, I was enrolled in rigorous film and media courses, which I continued to take annually through the tenth grade. I have a longtime passion for film of many forms, and I have also studied some film theory, specific filmmakers, and film techniques while at Oberlin College. Over the course of 2008 through 2011, I also developed expertise in Final Cut Pro film editing on short- and long-term school projects that collectively took at least 400 hours of my time. In the tenth grade, in recognition of my film editing skills and inclination, my teachers and peers repeatedly selected me as lead editor on larger film projects, including the two culminating interdisciplinary projects in the spring of 2011. While I not have been engaged in as much filmmaking since that point, I continue to watch and critique films and periodically write reviews, and I also have a paper on Fellini's Satyricon film that I am in the process of seeking to publish in an academic journal.

Greek

As part of my Classics major and focus on languages and linguistic patterns, I just completed a full year of intensive Ancient Greek study. Over the course of the year, my peers and I progressed from not even knowing the full Greek alphabet to developing the ability to comprehend and translate passages from an original Greek legal speech, Lysias I ("On the Murder of Eratosthenes"). Through my studies in Greek I have greatly improved my ability to memorize complex vocabulary and grammatical forms, as well as integrate new grammatical frameworks into my linguistic schema.

Oberlin College
CMPL and Classics

Education

Oberlin College (CMPL and Classics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Peter will travel within 40 miles of Boulder, CO 80302.