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Jim M.

Tutor for Latin, English, or test prep

Tutor for Latin, English, or test prep

$35/hour

  • Portland, CT 06480

About Jim


Bio

I have been a high school Latin and Theater teacher for nearly twenty years. Although I have primary experience teaching traditional Latin (grammar and reading focus), I also teach Latin as a spoken means of communication. Through merging these experiences, my students are able to better understand and apply their learning to successful understanding of the language!

I am also available to tutor in English: writing, literature, public speaking, etc. Feel free to reach out with any...

I have been a high school Latin and Theater teacher for nearly twenty years. Although I have primary experience teaching traditional Latin (grammar and reading focus), I also teach Latin as a spoken means of communication. Through merging these experiences, my students are able to better understand and apply their learning to successful understanding of the language!

I am also available to tutor in English: writing, literature, public speaking, etc. Feel free to reach out with any questions or topics!

I have taught for nearly 20 years, and am passionate about learning the languageā€”not just teaching it! The past three years I have been trying to increase my ability to speak and communicate with others, and that has been a joy in itself!

I am certified as an English teacher, and have written curriculum for English classes.

I have directed over forty productions (plays and musicals), and I have taught theater arts at the high school level.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!


Education

University of Dallas
Classics
University of Massachusetts
Masters
University of Connecticut
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Portland, CT 06480
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Art

Theater

Theater

I have taught and directed for over fifteen years, with nearly forty productions under my helm. I have directed Shakespeare, musicals, comedies, one acts, and various other types of productions.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have taught Latin and Theater Arts since 2001. Both of these subjects involve a significant level of interpersonal communication skills and knowledge, both to deliver lessons and within the lessons themselves. In addition to teaching theater arts classes, I have directed over 40 stage productions (plays, musicals, improv), and have trained students who have gone on professionally in theater and communication fields. Through basic theater techniques (breathing, enunciation, posture, etc.) and through advanced techniques (improvisation, speech analysis, evaluation of motive, etc.), I have been able to teach units on public speaking in order to help students improve communication skills. As a Latin teacher, I have an intimate knowledge of rhetoric and delivery from a classical perspective, and that knowledge helps to provide a strong foundation for speaking in public. By accessing great orators such as Cicero, Caesar, and Seneca, I am able to provide techniques and examples for crafting a successful speech, or for engaging in dialogue or discussion in a public forum.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught Latin and Theater Arts since 2001. Both of these subjects involve a significant level of interpersonal communication skills and knowledge, both to deliver lessons and within the lessons themselves. In addition to teaching theater arts classes, I have directed over 40 stage productions (plays, musicals, improv), and have trained students who have gone on professionally in theater and communication fields. Through basic theater techniques (breathing, enunciation, posture, etc.) and through advanced techniques (improvisation, speech analysis, evaluation of motive, etc.), I have been able to teach units on public speaking in order to help students improve communication skills. As a Latin teacher, I have an intimate knowledge of rhetoric and delivery from a classical perspective, and that knowledge helps to provide a strong foundation for speaking in public. By accessing great orators such as Cicero, Caesar, and Seneca, I am able to provide techniques and examples for crafting a successful speech, or for engaging in dialogue or discussion in a public forum.
Grammar, Latin, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Certified Latin and English teacher 17 years experience
Elementary Math, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

Certified by the State of Connecticut: English, Latin, Theater Arts, Administration 17 years as a teacher or administrator in Connecticut public schools
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have taught Latin and Theater Arts since 2001. Both of these subjects involve a significant level of interpersonal communication skills and knowledge, both to deliver lessons and within the lessons themselves. In addition to teaching theater arts classes, I have directed over 40 stage productions (plays, musicals, improv), and have trained students who have gone on professionally in theater and communication fields. Through basic theater techniques (breathing, enunciation, posture, etc.) and through advanced techniques (improvisation, speech analysis, evaluation of motive, etc.), I have been able to teach units on public speaking in order to help students improve communication skills. As a Latin teacher, I have an intimate knowledge of rhetoric and delivery from a classical perspective, and that knowledge helps to provide a strong foundation for speaking in public. By accessing great orators such as Cicero, Caesar, and Seneca, I am able to provide techniques and examples for crafting a successful speech, or for engaging in dialogue or discussion in a public forum.
Reading,

Reading

Certified Latin and English teacher 17 years experience
ACT English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

Classics

Classics

I am certified in Latin and English, and have taught Classical history as a part of other classes. I can help determine good references for research, and provide topics for papers or reports.

Homeschool

English,

English

Certified by the State of Connecticut: English, Latin, Theater Arts, Administration 17 years as a teacher or administrator in Connecticut public schools
Reading,

Reading

Certified Latin and English teacher 17 years experience
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Language

Latin

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Most Popular

English,

English

Certified by the State of Connecticut: English, Latin, Theater Arts, Administration 17 years as a teacher or administrator in Connecticut public schools
Reading,

Reading

Certified Latin and English teacher 17 years experience
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Certified Latin and English teacher 17 years experience
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Test Preparation

ACT English

$35/hour

Jim M.

$35/hour

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