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Peter C.

Latin and Ancient Greek

Latin and Ancient Greek

$60/hour

  • 1,286 hours tutoring

About Peter


Bio

Most people don't notice it, but the world we live in is still very much a Greek and Roman world. Those two ancient languages are the best way to begin seeing how much we have inherited from that classical culture. They're hard, it's true; but I can help you do very well and enjoy it too! I'm a former Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School (1999 to 2011) and I have a great deal of experience teaching at the collegiate level as well.

Most people don't notice it, but the world we live in is still very much a Greek and Roman world. Those two ancient languages are the best way to begin seeing how much we have inherited from that classical culture. They're hard, it's true; but I can help you do very well and enjoy it too! I'm a former Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School (1999 to 2011) and I have a great deal of experience teaching at the collegiate level as well.


Education

Univ. Wyoming
Latin
Univ. Colorado Boulder
Masters
Univ. Colorado Boulder
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

My linguistics background and my doctoral-level training in ancient Greek and Latin grammar make me uniquely qualified to explain and teach the principles of English grammar to modern students.
Greek,

Greek

I hold a Ph.D. in Classics, which includes mastery of both ancient Greek and Latin. While Latin is much more frequently taught and learned in schools, ancient Greek is not. But interest in ancient Greek is growing, and I am ready to help you with tutoring in this wonderful subject. I have a great deal of experience teaching Greek, both classical prose and archaic/epic poetry. I have taught Herodotus, Xenophon, Attic orators, Aristophanes, Plato, Hesiod, and Homer.
Latin

Latin

I have extensive and successful experience as a teacher and tutor at both the college and high school level. I was for many years the Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School. I am very familiar with all major textbooks and curricula. I strive to meet all my students' individual and personal needs and goals.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

My linguistics background and my doctoral-level training in ancient Greek and Latin grammar make me uniquely qualified to explain and teach the principles of English grammar to modern students.

English

Grammar

Grammar

My linguistics background and my doctoral-level training in ancient Greek and Latin grammar make me uniquely qualified to explain and teach the principles of English grammar to modern students.

Language

Greek,

Greek

I hold a Ph.D. in Classics, which includes mastery of both ancient Greek and Latin. While Latin is much more frequently taught and learned in schools, ancient Greek is not. But interest in ancient Greek is growing, and I am ready to help you with tutoring in this wonderful subject. I have a great deal of experience teaching Greek, both classical prose and archaic/epic poetry. I have taught Herodotus, Xenophon, Attic orators, Aristophanes, Plato, Hesiod, and Homer.
Latin

Latin

I have extensive and successful experience as a teacher and tutor at both the college and high school level. I was for many years the Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School. I am very familiar with all major textbooks and curricula. I strive to meet all my students' individual and personal needs and goals.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Invaluable!

Peter has been with us for nearly a year, first with both of our boys in Honors Latin last year and now with our son who is a Junior in AP Latin. Peter is an exceptional tutor who has given our boys tremendous insight into Latin and confidence in their ability to succeed with a challenging language. We have a lot of experience with tutors, and I am happy to say that Peter is easily one of the best. He is always prepared, patient, and professional. We couldn't endorse him more highly; just a terrific tutor!

Chris, 11 lessons with Peter

Great tutor. Knowledgeable and patient.

Really helpful advice from a good teacher. Very responsive and easy to communicate with. We feel lucky to have found such a great match. My son is taking Latin since 6th grade and is 9th grade now. He really wants to get serious with his studies this year. He feels grateful to have found a teacher to help him to catch up to the new level of learning.

Natalia, 24 lessons with Peter

Wonderful and knowledgeable teacher!

Peter has been teaching my daughter Classical Greek online for three months, since she is in a semester program without a Greek teacher. He is incredibly knowledgable and patient, and has nurtured her love for the topic while teaching her a lot. Can't recommend highly enough!

Fernande, 28 lessons with Peter

Excellent Lesson

I am very pleased with the first lesson. Peter's answers to my questions we thorough, easy to understand and included the historical background. The slides used in the lesson were of great help. I look forward to the next lessons.

Aroon, 14 lessons with Peter

Lesson 2

Sight reading and explanation of grammatical concepts. Explored nuances not well explained or highlighted in the book. Adapted very well to my capacity for learning. Very worthwhile lesson!

Josh, 7 lessons with Peter

Perfect tutor

Peter is wonderful! He is patient, knowledgeable, and always knows the perfect way to communicate with my kid. My kid really enjoys learning Latin with Peter. We are very happy with his tutoring.

Qi, 3 lessons with Peter

Knowledgeable and patient

Peter assessed my son knowledge and understood what he was lacking of and needed to work on. My son was relived to finally getting clarification and understanding of Latin.

Nicoletta, 23 lessons with Peter

Effective Tutor

Peter is doing a great job helping our son on a weekly basis. He definitely making a big difference. He is effective, professional and punctual - the perfect tutor!

William, 35 lessons with Peter

Knowledgeable and Great Communicator

Our lesson with Peter was very specific and timely. He was clear and concise in his communication and helped my daughter with her Latin project. It was a pleasure to work with Peter!

Cindy, 1 lesson with Peter

Latin Tutor for Junior in HS

Peter was a great tutor for our son who is a junior in HS. He was excellent in communicating to set up the tutoring session, and arrived right on time. He has a soft spoken and supportive manner that worked well to help our son with his particular circumstances. I'd highly recommend him. Thanks Peter!

Karen, 1 lesson with Peter
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

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  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 4 hours