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Susan J.

Latin, Vocabulary, History and Literature Tutor

Latin, Vocabulary, History and Literature Tutor

$25/hour

  • 210 hours tutoring

  • Pine Mountain, GA 31822


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About Susan


Bio

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
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $25
  • Rate details: My rate is negotiable.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Pine Mountain, GA 31822
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

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

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In the mid 90's I was tutored by a specialist in the teaching of phonics; particularly those children with learning disabilities. In the 90's I tutored K-6 students in my home for math and reading. We've worked on math using a number of strategies, such as flashcards and math games. We also have worked on word recognition appropriate to the particular student's grade level. We have worked on phonics with practice in all the vowel and syllable sounds and on various reading strategies. We read stories that are both entertaining and educational.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition to 10th graders and American Literature to 11th graders in the public school system. I emphasized composition, creative writing, essay, and literary criticism. I have worked with adults taking online classes that require lots of writing. We practice a format, and work on introduction, conclusion, main points and developing main points I read classic literature and often use it as inspiration for helping a student achieve good writing. As a graduate student I wrote extensively about literature, art, and history.
ACT English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In the mid 90's I was tutored by a specialist in the teaching of phonics; particularly those children with learning disabilities. In the 90's I tutored K-6 students in my home for math and reading. We've worked on math using a number of strategies, such as flashcards and math games. We also have worked on word recognition appropriate to the particular student's grade level. We have worked on phonics with practice in all the vowel and syllable sounds and on various reading strategies. We read stories that are both entertaining and educational.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition to 10th graders and American Literature to 11th graders in the public school system. I emphasized composition, creative writing, essay, and literary criticism. I have worked with adults taking online classes that require lots of writing. We practice a format, and work on introduction, conclusion, main points and developing main points I read classic literature and often use it as inspiration for helping a student achieve good writing. As a graduate student I wrote extensively about literature, art, and history.
Reading, SAT 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.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In the mid 90's I was tutored by a specialist in the teaching of phonics; particularly those children with learning disabilities. In the 90's I tutored K-6 students in my home for math and reading. We've worked on math using a number of strategies, such as flashcards and math games. We also have worked on word recognition appropriate to the particular student's grade level. We have worked on phonics with practice in all the vowel and syllable sounds and on various reading strategies. We read stories that are both entertaining and educational.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition to 10th graders and American Literature to 11th graders in the public school system. I emphasized composition, creative writing, essay, and literary criticism. I have worked with adults taking online classes that require lots of writing. We practice a format, and work on introduction, conclusion, main points and developing main points I read classic literature and often use it as inspiration for helping a student achieve good writing. As a graduate student I wrote extensively about literature, art, and history.
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.
Geography, Government & Politics

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

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

In the mid 90's I was tutored by a specialist in the teaching of phonics; particularly those children with learning disabilities. In the 90's I tutored K-6 students in my home for math and reading. We've worked on math using a number of strategies, such as flashcards and math games. We also have worked on word recognition appropriate to the particular student's grade level. We have worked on phonics with practice in all the vowel and syllable sounds and on various reading strategies. We read stories that are both entertaining and educational.
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.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught composition to 10th graders and American Literature to 11th graders in the public school system. I emphasized composition, creative writing, essay, and literary criticism. I have worked with adults taking online classes that require lots of writing. We practice a format, and work on introduction, conclusion, main points and developing main points I read classic literature and often use it as inspiration for helping a student achieve good writing. As a graduate student I wrote extensively about literature, art, and history.
Reading

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

In the fifteen years I taught high-schoolers I worked with many 11th and 12th grade boys on the Word Knowledge and Reading Comprehension sections of the ASVAB test. We also worked on the 1000+ word list and the Latin and Greek roots and prefixes sections of the ASVAB test. As the vocabulary requirements are extensive, the students I tutor these days do spend a lot of time on strategy for word recognition and recall as we practice the words in context.
ACT English, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very informative tutor

Works very well with my son, was able to pick up on his weakness and jump right into pickup where he needed the most help in his class. Was very open with her schedule and was able to get the book that my son was working on in class which helped so that we could be on the same lesson plan.

Rhonda, 9 lessons with Susan

Patient and Friendly Teacher

Ms. Susan taught me Latin for SAT. She makes me understand it in a way that it interests me. Ms. Susan explains the roots and is patient when I was learning the meanings. She makes it into a fun and relatable topic. I highly recommend her.

Mohu, 11 lessons with Susan

Organized and knowledgeable tutor.

Susan was very good at connecting and motivating my son in learning Latin II. She’s very patient and pleasant to deal with. Susan takes the time in explaining and answering questions from my son and myself. She took the time talking about how she plans on helping my son gain the confidence and skills to improve in Latin II.

Gem, 4 lessons with Susan

Susan is extremely nice and makes learning Latin fun!

Susan taught me some words in Latin and made it super fun and interactive. She made sure I understood what she was teaching me and was very patient. It was one of the best lessons I've had.

Dinh, 48 lessons with Susan

Very thorough and patient teacher

Sue is very passionate about Latin. My daughters scores on her practice tests went up after just an hour with Sue. She feels so much more confident now. Sue is very patient and helped my daughter immensely.

Bindu, 5 lessons with Susan

Exactly what we needed!

Susan intently listened to what my daughter needed to know to progress in her Latin studies; she then clearly explained the concept. We already have our next session scheduled! Highly recommend!

Jonna, 2 lessons with Susan

Awesome Latin Tutor

When Mrs. Sue first started tutoring my 6 year in Latin; I wasn't sure how it would go. Three weeks later I am pleasantly pleased with the results. Mrs. Sue is incredibly patient and has made Sariya very comfortable with the language.

Devon, 18 lessons with Susan

Awesome!

Susan is great! She is understanding, knowledgeable, and organized. I spent only a few sessions with her, but she had a large impact on me and how I prepared for my exam. Susan was worth the drive and I plan on using her in the future for my daughter.

Amber, 5 lessons with Susan

very patient

I feel Susan is a very good tutor who seems genuinely interested in helping my child learn. She is patient with my son who has ADHD. I am very excited for him to have found someone who enjoys teaching and cares about her students.

Brent, 15 lessons with Susan

$25/hour

Susan J.

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