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Alan V.

NJ State Certified Latin Teacher

NJ State Certified Latin Teacher

$50/hour

  • 193 hours tutoring

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I believe firmly that anyone can learn anything - and enjoy it! It all comes down to how the subject is presented. Consequently, my teaching philosophy centers on two key objectives: First, I work with the student and his/her particular interests to discover an approach to the material that makes learning the subject at hand fun, exciting and enjoyable. It is much easier to do something you like than to do something you hate. Secondly, I strive to present all material in the simplest and most...

I believe firmly that anyone can learn anything - and enjoy it! It all comes down to how the subject is presented. Consequently, my teaching philosophy centers on two key objectives: First, I work with the student and his/her particular interests to discover an approach to the material that makes learning the subject at hand fun, exciting and enjoyable. It is much easier to do something you like than to do something you hate. Secondly, I strive to present all material in the simplest and most basic form possible to help increase the student's rate of comprehension and retention. The combination of these two strategies results in a tutoring experience that not only proves successful for learning the subject at hand but also one which fosters a passion for learning generally while building skills and habits applicable to work across curricula.

I've had a love for learning new things (and sharing what I learn) for my entire life. This passion for education as a process and an experience has driven me to excel personally and professionally. I am a recent graduate of Cornell University, where I earned my B.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek in January 2010, becoming the first student in memory to satisfy the requirements for both the Latin and Ancient Greek majors independently. Along with my work in the Classics, I undertook a wide variety of studies in related fields in the Humanities including Comparative Literature, History, Linguistics, Reception Studies, Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, English, French, German, Archaeology and Art History.

After working as a certified NJ teacher for several years, I spent a year on fellowship at the prestigious Academia Vivarium Novum in Rome, Italy - one of the top Latin schools in the world. I then returned to teaching for a year before coming to UK to pursue my MA in Classics (Latin/Ancient Greek) along with additional certifications in Latin Studies (Medieval/Neo-Latin) and Social Theory. I have a broad-based Humanities background and can offer assistance a


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Cornell University
Classics
Academia Vivarium Novum
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University of Kentucky
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GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Greek,

Greek

I have been reading Ancient Greek academically for the past 10 years. I began studying Ancient Greek in 2003, during my sophomore year of high school. In the summer of 2005, I spent six weeks at Cornell University engaged in an intensive Ancient Greek course. I studied the language further throughout my time at Cornell as an undergraduate, where I completed enough coursework in Greek to satisfy all of the requirements for a major in the topic, including advanced work on the undergraduate level. My reading experience in the language includes significant experience with the following authors: Plato, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Antiphon, Euripides, Herodotus, Lysias, Isocrates, and Xenophon, as well as New Testament Koine. ***Please note that my experience in the field extends only to Ancient/Classical/Koine Greek, and that I have no significant knowledge of Modern Greek.***
German, Grammar, Latin, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

Greek,

Greek

I have been reading Ancient Greek academically for the past 10 years. I began studying Ancient Greek in 2003, during my sophomore year of high school. In the summer of 2005, I spent six weeks at Cornell University engaged in an intensive Ancient Greek course. I studied the language further throughout my time at Cornell as an undergraduate, where I completed enough coursework in Greek to satisfy all of the requirements for a major in the topic, including advanced work on the undergraduate level. My reading experience in the language includes significant experience with the following authors: Plato, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Antiphon, Euripides, Herodotus, Lysias, Isocrates, and Xenophon, as well as New Testament Koine. ***Please note that my experience in the field extends only to Ancient/Classical/Koine Greek, and that I have no significant knowledge of Modern Greek.***
German, Latin

Math

Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

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English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

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Geometry, German, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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So far, so GREAT!

My son was struggling with High School German and I reached out to Alan although I was afraid it may be too late for my son as it is now the fourth marking period. After 2 lessons with Alan my son said something he hasn't said about German all year: "I think I'm learning this". I'm blown away! Alan has no problem repeating a concept (in my son's case, verb conjugations) and does not show any frustration. He arrives for sessions promptly and is prepared. He even contacted my son's teacher before the first session to ensure that he went over the right material.

Randy, 8 lessons with Alan

$50/hour

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Alan V.

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