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James W.

Latin, Classical/NT Greek and literary Arabic tutor

Latin, Classical/NT Greek and literary Arabic tutor

$55/hour

  • 341 hours tutoring

  • Glover Park Washington, DC 20007

About James


Bio

I am interested in finding a few students who would like to study Latin, Classical (or New Testament) Greek or Arabic (Qur'an, literary and MSA) with me in Georgetown. I am a graduate of Cambridge University in England where I studied Classics and Middle Eastern Languages and have been teaching both Latin and Arabic very successfully for several years on a part time basis. I am also a lawyer (graduate of Harvard Law School) but no longer practice full-time. I like motivated students,...

I am interested in finding a few students who would like to study Latin, Classical (or New Testament) Greek or Arabic (Qur'an, literary and MSA) with me in Georgetown. I am a graduate of Cambridge University in England where I studied Classics and Middle Eastern Languages and have been teaching both Latin and Arabic very successfully for several years on a part time basis. I am also a lawyer (graduate of Harvard Law School) but no longer practice full-time. I like motivated students, whether or not studying for an exam, who are interested in working hard to master difficult languages and to read ancient literature in the original. Very flexible. Will meet you at your starting point.


Education

Cambridge University
Latin and Arabic
Harvard Law School
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 2 miles of Washington, DC 20007
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/18/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Greek,

Greek

I studied Classics (Latin and Greek) at Cambridge University in England for two years and was one of the top students in my year. I have maintained my interest in Greek over many years and have read a large amount of classical Greek literature in the original (the whole of Homer, most of Greek Tragedy, Thucydides, Plato, the New Testament etc). I just scored 100 percent on the Latin test. My Greek is equally good! I am also a lawyer (Harvard Law School 1990, magna cum laude) and have had a distinguished career as an attorney.
Latin

Latin

I am a Classics graduate of Cambridge University in England and have been an enthusiastic Latinist for most of my life. I have taught Latin at High School level for several years and am currently tutoring two WyzAnt students at different levels. I emphasize grammar and syntax, but I particularly enjoy teaching those just starting to read "real" Latin and who are able to engage Caesar, Cicero and the Roman poets.

Language

Arabic,

Arabic

I studied Arabic at Cambridge University in England for two years and also in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University for summer. I was the top student in my year. I have taught Arabic in a school setting and am currently working on a new verse translation of the 10th century Arabic poet Al-Mutanabbi.
Greek,

Greek

I studied Classics (Latin and Greek) at Cambridge University in England for two years and was one of the top students in my year. I have maintained my interest in Greek over many years and have read a large amount of classical Greek literature in the original (the whole of Homer, most of Greek Tragedy, Thucydides, Plato, the New Testament etc). I just scored 100 percent on the Latin test. My Greek is equally good! I am also a lawyer (Harvard Law School 1990, magna cum laude) and have had a distinguished career as an attorney.
Latin

Latin

I am a Classics graduate of Cambridge University in England and have been an enthusiastic Latinist for most of my life. I have taught Latin at High School level for several years and am currently tutoring two WyzAnt students at different levels. I emphasize grammar and syntax, but I particularly enjoy teaching those just starting to read "real" Latin and who are able to engage Caesar, Cicero and the Roman poets.

Summer

Arabic

Arabic

I studied Arabic at Cambridge University in England for two years and also in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University for summer. I was the top student in my year. I have taught Arabic in a school setting and am currently working on a new verse translation of the 10th century Arabic poet Al-Mutanabbi.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Latin Tutoring

My daughter Michelle has been tutoring with James for the past two years and those are one of the best lessons she has ever taken. James reads Latin with the most fine-tuned musicality, and the scholarship he brings to Michelle has tremendously helped her to strive for pursuing an enriched college life. In addition, very appreciate it that James has been very accommodating of our schedule. To use Michelle's words, "James is a wonderful tutor and very thorough and knowledgeable and is great at not just teaching the language but also its nuances!" Thank you, James.

Margaret, 44 lessons with James

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

James is very patient especially working with younger children. He was well prepared with even the same text book that my child has been using. His love for the classic language will certainly inspire and motivate my child to achieve more his potential in Latin.

Sally, 1 lesson with James

Great Tutor!

Mr. W has helped my child with very advanced Latin. He is a very knowledgeable, patient and responsive tutor. I know my child is on his way to doing very well!

Wanda, 21 lessons with James

Outstanding Teacher

James is very knowledgeable regarding Classical languages and is talented at helping students learn challenging material. He was flexible in structuring lessons around my interests and goals. He's a friendly but honest teacher who would be a great help for a variety of students, ranging from those interested in trying a new language, to students in a high school or college course, to experienced Classicists looking to expand their skills.

Billy, 47 lessons with James

Fantastic tutor!

James is by far the best language tutor that I have ever had. He is an incredibly gifted teacher whom I have learned very much from.

Ryan, 161 lessons with James

Excellent tutor - very patient and encouraging

Excellent tutor - very patient, encouraging, knowledgeable and accommodating in terms of schedules. I would highly recommend him for any age or stage of study.

Sarah, 12 lessons with James
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$55/hour

James W.

$55/hour

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