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Amelia W.

Amherst, MA


Latin and Ancient Greek Tutor; Also Experienced in Editing Essays

5.0 average from 156 ratings
Delightfully fastidious and engaging
— Lori, Naperville, IL on 10/20/16

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University of Michigan


University of Michigan (Classics)

About Amelia

I'm an MA candidate and Latin teaching assistant at UMASS-Amherst, and I offer tutoring in Latin and Classical Greek to students of all ages!

I graduated from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a BA in Classical Civilizations. After graduation, I have worked as a classical languages, writing, and literature tutor, teaching students ranging from middle schoolers to doctoral candidates. Further, I have taught Latin at St. Norbert in the Chicago area, before returning to school to pursue a masters in Latin teaching at the University of Massachusetts. While I love helping students with any language-related subject (in fact, I truly enjoy analyzing English grammar!), I am most passionate about teaching Latin. I find it extremely gratifying when my students realize that a so-called "dead" language can actually be relevant to their lives! When tutoring Latin, I like to focus on using various strategies to help students "read with expectations, " meaning that students engage in linear reading (reading left-to-right, without skipping around), and approach texts with a notion of what makes a sentence complete. More generally, as a tutor, I am very patient and flexible, always keeping a student's goals and motivations in mind when planning and teaching lessons.


In addition to tutoring Latin and Greek, I also help students brainstorm, edit, and proofread essays and term papers. I am well-versed in MLA, APA, and Chicago style and citation conventions. Additionally, I have experience checking and formatting Bluebook citations for legal papers.
I'm an MA candidate and Latin teaching assistant at UMASS-Amherst, and I offer tutoring in Latin and Classical Greek to students of all ages!

I graduated from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a BA in Classical
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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Amherst, MA 01002
Background Check: Passed

"Delightfully fastidious and engaging"

- Lori, Naperville, IL on 10/20/16

"Very knowledgeable & helpful latin tutor"

- Christopher, Clarks Summit, PA on 3/7/16

"Patient and Helpful!!"

- Brandon, Austin, TX on 2/21/16

"Kind and patient tutor!"

- Angela, Pittsburgh, PA on 2/6/16

"A gem --- We were lucky to find Amelia"

- Lisa, Chicago, IL on 10/7/15

"Knowledgeable, Fun and Patient"

- M. Isabel, Chicago, IL on 6/26/15

"Wonderful Tutor Highly Recommend!"

- Kelly, Mundelein, IL on 7/18/14

"Extremely Helpful and Knowledgeable Tutor!"

- Frank, Deerfield, IL on 7/12/14

"Great Tutor"

- Martin, Columbus, OH on 1/4/14

"Exactly what we were looking for- Knowledgeable, dependable & dedicated"

- Carolyn, Highland Park, IL on 9/3/13
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading
European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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In 2011, I graduated from the University of Michigan with highest distinction and a degree in Classical Civilizations. I also won departmental honors for outstanding achievement in my concentration. Additionally, as a junior high Latin teacher, I frequently incorporate Greek and Roman culture units into my lesson plans.


As a Classical Studies concentrator, I have taken six semesters of Classical Greek, and I have experience reading both prose (e.g. Plato, Xenophon, Herodotus) and poetry (Euripides).

Additionally, I have worked as an introductory Greek tutor, teaching out of Hansen and Quinn's "Greek: an Intensive Course."

University of Michigan


University of Michigan (Classics)

Delightfully fastidious and engaging — Amelia took our 16 year old from an uphill battle to level ground. She has thorough preparation, connects quickly, and shapes the session with steady content. Her enjoyment of her subject area takes her teaching to a higher level. My son has never been able to get through language assignments as independently as he has with Amelia's organizational suggestions. ...

— Lori, Naperville, IL on 10/20/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amelia will travel within 10 miles of Amherst, MA 01002.