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Joshua M.

M.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek with 10+ Years Tutoring Experience

M.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek with 10+ Years Tutoring Experience

$69/hour

  • 5,486 hours tutoring

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My enthusiasm for teaching ancient languages comes from my passion for the languages themselves, in which I have thirteen years of formal training. I began my tutoring career by volunteering at a local middle school when I was still in high school studying for my own AP exams, but even as I worked to graduate magna cum laude and earn my Master's degree, I continued to tutor Latin and ancient Greek to high school, college, and even fellow graduate students. I have tutored students of all ages...

My enthusiasm for teaching ancient languages comes from my passion for the languages themselves, in which I have thirteen years of formal training. I began my tutoring career by volunteering at a local middle school when I was still in high school studying for my own AP exams, but even as I worked to graduate magna cum laude and earn my Master's degree, I continued to tutor Latin and ancient Greek to high school, college, and even fellow graduate students. I have tutored students of all ages and proficiency levels, both in formal settings as The George Washington University's official Latin and ancient Greek tutor as well as in informal settings outside of the university.

I know from personal experience and from over a decade of tutoring that ancient languages can feel like a frustrating, and at times overwhelming course of study. For this reason I have developed a variety of ways to make Latin and ancient Greek more digestible and approachable for students who might not otherwise be familiar with such complex languages. Just a few of the strategies that I have found can improve a student's enthusiasm for the subject and retention of the material are mnemonic devices, visual aids, and even songs. Because learning these languages requires a certain degree of rote memorization and a lot of practice, I also find that it is incredibly important for the student to put in his or her own effort outside of lessons in order to solidify his or her grasp of the material. For this reason I assign relevant homework assignments that reinforce new concepts as well as aid in memorizing important elements of grammar and vocabulary.

I appreciate any feedback that a student has to offer in order to continue improving as a tutor. I require 24 hours notice for a cancellation, but am happy to work with students to reschedule and will gladly travel for my students' convenience.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to achieve success in your study of Latin and ancient Greek!


Education

The George Washington University
Classical Studies
The Catholic University of America
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Greek,

Greek

I received my Master's degree in ancient Greek from the Catholic University of America in the Fall of 2015. I have been tutoring ancient Greek since my senior year of college at the George Washington University in 2012. I am fluent in all dialects of ancient Greek including Attic, Ionic/Homeric, Aeolic, Doric, and Koine and have read a vast quantity of ancient Greek literature in the original language for college and graduate study.
Latin

Latin

M.A. in Latin and ancient Greek. B.A. in classical studies. 13 years of formal training in classical Latin spanning middle school to graduate school. 9 years of tutoring Latin students of all ages and proficiency levels. 3 time recipient of The George Washington University's Staughton Prize in Latin literature, awarded to the university's top Latin student.

History

Classics

Classics

I received my Master's degree in Latin and ancient Greek from the Catholic University of America in the Fall of 2015 and received my Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies from the George Washington University in the Spring of 2012. While at the George Washington University, I was the three-time recipient of the Staughton Prize, the university's oldest academic award, given to the top Latin student at the university each year. I have been tutoring classics and classical languages for over a decade, both privately and as the George Washington University Language Center's official tutor of Latin and ancient Greek. I am fluent in all dialects of ancient Greek including Attic, Ionic/Homeric, Aeolic, Doric, and Koine and have read a vast quantity of Latin and ancient Greek literature in the original languages for college and graduate study.

Language

Greek,

Greek

I received my Master's degree in ancient Greek from the Catholic University of America in the Fall of 2015. I have been tutoring ancient Greek since my senior year of college at the George Washington University in 2012. I am fluent in all dialects of ancient Greek including Attic, Ionic/Homeric, Aeolic, Doric, and Koine and have read a vast quantity of ancient Greek literature in the original language for college and graduate study.
Latin

Latin

M.A. in Latin and ancient Greek. B.A. in classical studies. 13 years of formal training in classical Latin spanning middle school to graduate school. 9 years of tutoring Latin students of all ages and proficiency levels. 3 time recipient of The George Washington University's Staughton Prize in Latin literature, awarded to the university's top Latin student.

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Excellent lesson.

My son is visibly more confident after his lessons with Joshua. He was very knowledgeable and making sure my son was following along and learning well. He is flexible and easy to work with. We are grateful.

Simone, 13 lessons with Joshua

A lot of progress very quickly!

My son has been struggling with Latin for 2 months, and he star feeling more comfortable and confident right away after his first 2 classes with Joshua. Highly recommend!

Carolina, 11 lessons with Joshua

Excellent lesson.

My son is visibly more confident after his lessons with Joshua. He was very knowledgeable and making sure my son was following along and learning well. He also gave pertinent suggestions for the future. We are thankful.

Simone, 13 lessons with Joshua

Excellent first lesson!

My son was visibly more confident after an excellent first lesson with Joshua. He was very knowledgeable and making sure my son was following along and learning well.

Simone, 13 lessons with Joshua

Great job ---knows his Latin!

My son is taking Latin 1college course with no prior Latin experience. Met with Joshua and had a great session. Will definitely be calling again in the future.

Stephanie, 1 lesson with Joshua

Excellent Tutor

We have been working with Joshua for over a year now. He is an incredible tutor, very patient and diligent. We greatly appreciate his expertise in Latin and the Classics.

Angela, 69 lessons with Joshua

Excellent tutor

Beginning reading in Greek- Thucydides and Herodotus. Very good background and information which adds to the translation experience. Definitely recommend for all levels of work in ancient Greek.

Claire, 149 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable, Efficient, Patient, Effective, Flexible

Our son attends a high school that has a rigorous & challenging Latin requirement. It was apparent relatively quickly that our son would benefit from some tutoring on the subject, so we came to Wyzant. To be honest, we didn't do a lot of legwork or cast a wide net, so we were pretty lucky to have found Joshua a couple of years ago. It was immediately apparent Joshua is very qualified. He gets right to work in his sessions, but his patient demeanor has been perfect. The results have been great, as our son's comprehension and grades improved noticeably during his time with Joshua, to the point where he was showing a level of self-sufficiency that allowed us to cut back his weekly sessions with Joshua to once every 2-4 weeks. Although I believe Joshua's services are in high demand, we found him to be reasonably flexible when we needed sessions on short-notice - for example, if an unexpected test was coming up. I don't have a bad word to say. I'm not normally one to make recommendations, but I highly recommend Joshua.

John, 88 lessons with Joshua

Super smart and patient

Joshua has been a greater tutor. He's super smart, and he makes things practical and easy to understand--even Latin! I highly recommend him, as long as you to compete for my time slot.

Anthony, 6 lessons with Joshua
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