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Susan J.

Latin, Vocabulary, History and Literature Tutor

Latin, Vocabulary, History and Literature Tutor

$35/hour

  • 1,496 hours tutoring

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I have been a Latin teacher since 1970. I have a B.A. in Latin from Southern Illoinois University and an M.A. in Classics from the University of Washington. I taught high school Latin for 15 years. I have been very successful as a Latin tutor, teaching methods for translation that work. I am prepared to teach grammar, translation, vocabulary building, Roman culture and history. My teaching methods make Latin not only palatable but enjoyable. My goal is that the student will feel and...

I have been a Latin teacher since 1970. I have a B.A. in Latin from Southern Illoinois University and an M.A. in Classics from the University of Washington. I taught high school Latin for 15 years. I have been very successful as a Latin tutor, teaching methods for translation that work. I am prepared to teach grammar, translation, vocabulary building, Roman culture and history. My teaching methods make Latin not only palatable but enjoyable. My goal is that the student will feel and enjoy a success and confidence that will spread into other subjects. I have also taught Latin to middle school students and a few 4th and 5th grade students. I use materials that are very accessible, fun, and interesting to all students. I have also taught American Literature, composition, vocabulary skills, and basic math.


Education

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Latin
University of Washington
Masters
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin,

Latin

I have a BA in Latin and MA in Classics. I have taught middle school and high school Latin in two public schools and one private school. I have tutored Latin students in my home. I taught vocabulary development using Latin roots and affixes to adults for thirteen years. With students I practice organizing information in a manner that facilitates translation, especially as passages grow more difficult. I emphasize the Latin basis of our own English vocabulary, especially the abstract. I also include plenty of history and culture as it explains who we our today in Western society.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Tutoring STUDY SKILLS involves practice at taking note of the first sentence of each paragraph and turning it into a question. It involves highlighting main points. It involves puzzling, out loud, through a math word problem. I have worked one-on-one with students doing these and additional activities since the mid-seventies, in the high school classroom and in my home as a private tutor.
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I taught English Composition and Grammar to 10th graders, American Literature to 11th graders, and vocabulary development to 9th through 12th graders in two public high schools for fifteen years. I have tutored many students in the verbal sections of the ASVAB, GRE, PSAT, ACT, and SAT tests. I've used many approaches to English, practice in grammar, grammar in context, talk/writing a composition, small groups doing different classic novels, students writing plays based on their reading, poster projects, and lots of other ideas and techniques that English teachers' organizations talk about and share.
Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I taught English Composition and Grammar to 10th graders, American Literature to 11th graders, and vocabulary development to 9th through 12th graders in two public high schools for fifteen years. I have tutored many students in the verbal sections of the ASVAB, GRE, PSAT, ACT, and SAT tests. I've used many approaches to English, practice in grammar, grammar in context, talk/writing a composition, small groups doing different classic novels, students writing plays based on their reading, poster projects, and lots of other ideas and techniques that English teachers' organizations talk about and share.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Tutoring STUDY SKILLS involves practice at taking note of the first sentence of each paragraph and turning it into a question. It involves highlighting main points. It involves puzzling, out loud, through a math word problem. I have worked one-on-one with students doing these and additional activities since the mid-seventies, in the high school classroom and in my home as a private tutor.
Reading

Language

Latin

Latin

I have a BA in Latin and MA in Classics. I have taught middle school and high school Latin in two public schools and one private school. I have tutored Latin students in my home. I taught vocabulary development using Latin roots and affixes to adults for thirteen years. With students I practice organizing information in a manner that facilitates translation, especially as passages grow more difficult. I emphasize the Latin basis of our own English vocabulary, especially the abstract. I also include plenty of history and culture as it explains who we our today in Western society.

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English,

English

I taught English Composition and Grammar to 10th graders, American Literature to 11th graders, and vocabulary development to 9th through 12th graders in two public high schools for fifteen years. I have tutored many students in the verbal sections of the ASVAB, GRE, PSAT, ACT, and SAT tests. I've used many approaches to English, practice in grammar, grammar in context, talk/writing a composition, small groups doing different classic novels, students writing plays based on their reading, poster projects, and lots of other ideas and techniques that English teachers' organizations talk about and share.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Tutoring STUDY SKILLS involves practice at taking note of the first sentence of each paragraph and turning it into a question. It involves highlighting main points. It involves puzzling, out loud, through a math word problem. I have worked one-on-one with students doing these and additional activities since the mid-seventies, in the high school classroom and in my home as a private tutor.
Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Tutoring STUDY SKILLS involves practice at taking note of the first sentence of each paragraph and turning it into a question. It involves highlighting main points. It involves puzzling, out loud, through a math word problem. I have worked one-on-one with students doing these and additional activities since the mid-seventies, in the high school classroom and in my home as a private tutor.

Special Needs

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Tutoring STUDY SKILLS involves practice at taking note of the first sentence of each paragraph and turning it into a question. It involves highlighting main points. It involves puzzling, out loud, through a math word problem. I have worked one-on-one with students doing these and additional activities since the mid-seventies, in the high school classroom and in my home as a private tutor.
Phonics

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Tutoring STUDY SKILLS involves practice at taking note of the first sentence of each paragraph and turning it into a question. It involves highlighting main points. It involves puzzling, out loud, through a math word problem. I have worked one-on-one with students doing these and additional activities since the mid-seventies, in the high school classroom and in my home as a private tutor.
Reading

Examples of Expertise


Susan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 12 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


knowlegeable and experienced teacher.

My daughter likes Susan's class ,she is a very experienced teacher. she is very patient. it is nice to meet her. I hope my daughter can take her class for a long time. the most important is, the teacher give the student book to study. it is better than no book to study , just speaking . and she will give her homework to do. i believe it will be efficient for studying.

Alex, 4 lessons with Susan

Patient tutor

Susan and I went over the Book 2 of Aeneid ( vv.1 to 20), reading and translating from Latin to English. Susan helped me to identify the parts of the speech and understand the main idea and details of the passage.

GERMANA, 1 lesson with Susan

My child came out of her lesson shinning

Not only was the lesson so helpful, but the kindness shown had a profound effect on my daughter. After struggling for 3 weeks, weare on our way to a real understanding of the work. Thank you so much. We will be repeating weekly.

Renee, 17 lessons with Susan

Susan is a wanderful person, full of experience and with a good deal of patience

May 15, 2020 I have been working with Susan improving my pronunciation. I am really pleased with the advance I have reach in three classes, and I am also very impressed with the skills Susan has as an excellent teacher.

Carlos, 17 lessons with Susan

Excellent tutor for a teenage boy

My son has greatly increased his confidence and success in Latin. Sue has been remarkable with him and very patient; his grades have improved from Ds and Fs to solid Bs.

Beth, 41 lessons with Susan

Latin

Today is our first class, Susan sent all kinds of teaching materials to us in advance. She is so professional, very careful and patient, and the children like her very much. I think my boy can learn Latin well with Susan.

Haiyan, 93 lessons with Susan

Helpful and Patient

Susan really makes efforts in helping her students. She has a genuine concern for the student. She is working with our schedules also to try and ensure the best outcome for the student.

Priya, 13 lessons with Susan

Flexible and friendly teacher

My daughter is an actress and was new to homeschooling so we had to find a Latin teacher that could match what she knew and help create a curriculum ....she was a joy to work with us!

Cindi, 34 lessons with Susan

A very experienced, responsible tutor

I have Susan for my son's Latin. She is very fast to get into diagnosing the root of problems. She is also very responsive on any question my son had. We are very happy with her tutoring.

Christie, 5 lessons with Susan
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