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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

$79/hour

  • 7,373 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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Professional and capable

First lesson went well. My introverted 7 year old was comfortable with the interaction and I thought Joshua seemed capable and professional.

Gin, 1 lesson with Joshua

great tutor, highly recommend

Joshua is a really great tutor. He has helped my child a lot. He is very knowledgeable and efficient in using the time.

Mandis, 7 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable and Thorough

Knowledgeable and thorough. Professional and experienced tutor. Will be very helpful for preparing for the exam. Looking forward to more lessons and improving in Latin.

Brian, 6 lessons with Joshua

Excellent - 1st session

My son enjoyed his 1st session. He said Mr. Joshua covered many topics in 1hour. Due to Joshua’s direct and concise manner of tutoring - my son felt he was able to follow the information easily and understand it. I will be scheduling a 2nd session.

Michelle, 31 lessons with Joshua

Very organized and patient teacher

Joshua has been teaching my daughters latin for over 2 years. He has been always highly organized in his classes. Yet he is a very kind person and always flexible wrt class schedule to meet our requirements. He also fostered surprisingly huge passion in the girls on Latin.

Li, 60 lessons with Joshua

Great teacher,

My daughter only had two classes with Joshua, but she already told me “he is absolutely helpful by teaching me the Rome history progressively so I can connect what I learned from class, and feel more comfortable with the exam…” I can see how depressed and frustrated she was as a Latin beginner in past few weeks, thanks Joshua and looking forward to working with you in the long run!

Christina, 23 lessons with Joshua

Outstanding Tutor

My daughter wanted to learn Latin over a relatively unscheduled period in her summer vacation. Joshua designed a learning plan and taught her a tremendous amount over that short time period. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and always checks in with her to make sure she is following and learning. He is timely, professional and responsive. Highly recommend.

Sonia, 13 lessons with Joshua

Excellent and user friendly tutor

Joshua has done a great job working with our son. He really knows the subject matter and has a gift for explaining the material with clarity. Highly recommended.

Joseph, 8 lessons with Joshua

Helped my daughter tremendously

My daughter had Greek and Latin lessons with Joshua regularly for the past 2 years. He was such a great help to her that my only regret was I didn’t find him sooner. Thank you Joshua.

Amy, 60 lessons with Joshua
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