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Caroline M.

Chicago, IL

$65/hour

Classics, Latin, World History, European History, and Art History

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Villanova University
History, Classics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master's
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD

Education

Villanova University (History, Classics)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Master's)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD)

About Caroline

When I graduated from college, I expected to go right to grad school to study Modern European History, but I took a 5-year detour to run and reinvigorate a high school Latin program on the verge of cancellation. My passion for the ancient world fueled my desire to translate its importance to my students as best I could. Over those 5 years, I not only taught Latin 1-4AP to hundreds of students, I doubled the size of the program, led trips to Italy, and proudly sent several students on to college with academic and even Classics scholarships.

I did finally go back to grad school where I focused on material and visual culture. Basically, I work with the souvenirs of history. There is nothing more exciting that helping students realize that they walk in the actual footprints of historical figures, see their same sights, hold their books. My specialities include Modern Europe, imperialism, and world's fairs. My MA and PhD are in Art History with a minor in History. Regardless of topic, my passion is teaching; taking that obscure past language or building or event and connecting it to something real and relevant in a student's daily life.

My background in Classics includes coursework and field work in both Ancient & Medieval Irish and Roman archaeology

As I mentioned above, I not only taught high school Latin, I put in place a thriving, dynamic department that is still running today. And, simply put, Marcus Tullius Cicero is, in my humble opinion, the greatest man who ever lived!

I have completed graduate course work, delivered conference presentations, and developed collegiate curricula on historical topics ranging from travel in the ancient world to international exhibitions in Chicago. I also have a passion for Cuban Modernism and love sharing it with my students. As a Humanities professor at Villanova University, I designed and led great books classes on the ancient and modern worlds - everyone should have the chance to understand the turn of the century through the words of Eric Larson in Devil and the White City or scale Everest with Jon Krakauer in Into Thin Air.

I have spent the last four years teaching Art History 101 to the students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Not only have I communicated my love of the visual and material past to thousands of art historians, but I have worked one-on-one with so many of them to help them transition both their writing and critical thinking skills from high school to collegiate level.

Over a decade in academics has given me a special perspective on what it takes to succeed in high school in a way that also sets you up for success in college. Whether you need help with grammar and writing (did I mention I taught an annual Summer grammar course for incoming high school Freshman for several years?), need to wrap your head around why something matters from the past, or just can't get the 3rd declension down, let me know - I can't wait to help you out!
When I graduated from college, I expected to go right to grad school to study Modern European History, but I took a 5-year detour to run and reinvigorate a high school Latin program on the verge of cancellation. My passion for the ancient world fueled my desire to translate its importance to my students as best I could. Over those 5 years, I not Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60618
Background Check: Passed
Science:
Archaeology
English:
Grammar
Language:
Latin
History:
Archaeology,
Classics,
European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Archaeology

I majored in ancient history and classics at Villanova University, including several course both on-campus and in the field in Ireland on archaeology. I worked an entire season in Paestum through the University of Michigan and Bowdoin College excavating a 5th c. bc temple. I have led high school field trips to Italy for Classical history, culture & language immersion.

Art History

With a PhD in Art History, I am well-versed in a range of art historical topics, theories, and approaches. I specialize in visual and material culture and have designed and taught a number of college classes covering themes as diverse as prehistoric art and world's fairs. I most recently redesigned a Freshman Art History survey to reflect an objects-based approach to history rather than the old-school connoisseurship perspective - I and my students found it to be a most exciting way to learn about the visual and material past.

Classics

I majored in ancient history and classics at Villanova University. I taught high school Latin and classical culture for 5 years. I have led high school field trips to Italy for Classical history, culture & language immersion.

Grammar

As a high school teacher, I was instrumental in designing and teaching a transitional grammar class for 8th graders as we found more and more of them were unprepared. I have also tutored college students encountering similar transitional difficulties and helped them bring their language skills up to the levels expected for more critical conversations and advanced term papers.

Latin

I relaunched a high school Latin program on the verge of elimination, leading the program to double in enrollment, expand course offerings through the 4AP curriculum, and necessitating the hiring of additional faculty because the interest was so great. Over five years as a Latin teacher, I was able to share my passion and excitement for the ancient world (and my life-long infatuation with Marcus Tullius Cicero) with hundreds of students. Dozens of my students have placed in the top percentile of regional and national Latin exams as well as earned Classics scholarships to college.

World History

Having taught World History at the collegiate level for nearly half a decade, I not only know what high school students come prepared with, but I know what will be expected of them as well. I am particularly well-versed in imperialisms and worlds fairs. I am adept at making distant times and distant lands seem closer by forging connections between the international and local experiences of my students.

Villanova University
History, Classics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master's
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD

Education

Villanova University (History, Classics)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Master's)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Caroline will travel within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.