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Peter C.

Latin and Ancient Greek

Latin and Ancient Greek

$60/hour

About Peter


Bio

Most people don't notice it, but the world we live in is still very much a Greek and Roman world. Those two ancient languages are the best way to begin seeing how much we have inherited from that classical culture. They're hard, it's true; but I can help you do very well and enjoy it too! I'm a former Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School (1999 to 2011) and I have a great deal of experience teaching at the collegiate level as well.

Most people don't notice it, but the world we live in is still very much a Greek and Roman world. Those two ancient languages are the best way to begin seeing how much we have inherited from that classical culture. They're hard, it's true; but I can help you do very well and enjoy it too! I'm a former Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School (1999 to 2011) and I have a great deal of experience teaching at the collegiate level as well.


Education

Univ. Wyoming
undergrad
Univ. Colorado
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

My linguistics background and my doctoral-level training in ancient Greek and Latin grammar make me uniquely qualified to explain and teach the principles of English grammar to modern students.
Greek,

Greek

I hold a Ph.D. in Classics, which includes mastery of both ancient Greek and Latin. While Latin is much more frequently taught and learned in schools, ancient Greek is not. But interest in ancient Greek is growing, and I am ready to help you with tutoring in this wonderful subject. I have a great deal of experience teaching Greek, both classical prose and archaic/epic poetry. I have taught Herodotus, Xenophon, Attic orators, Aristophanes, Plato, Hesiod, and Homer.
Latin

Latin

I have extensive and successful experience as a teacher and tutor at both the college and high school level. I was for many years the Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School. I am very familiar with all major textbooks and curricula. I strive to meet all my students' individual and personal needs and goals.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

My linguistics background and my doctoral-level training in ancient Greek and Latin grammar make me uniquely qualified to explain and teach the principles of English grammar to modern students.

English

Grammar

Grammar

My linguistics background and my doctoral-level training in ancient Greek and Latin grammar make me uniquely qualified to explain and teach the principles of English grammar to modern students.

Language

Greek,

Greek

I hold a Ph.D. in Classics, which includes mastery of both ancient Greek and Latin. While Latin is much more frequently taught and learned in schools, ancient Greek is not. But interest in ancient Greek is growing, and I am ready to help you with tutoring in this wonderful subject. I have a great deal of experience teaching Greek, both classical prose and archaic/epic poetry. I have taught Herodotus, Xenophon, Attic orators, Aristophanes, Plato, Hesiod, and Homer.
Latin

Latin

I have extensive and successful experience as a teacher and tutor at both the college and high school level. I was for many years the Program Director for Classics at Boston Latin School. I am very familiar with all major textbooks and curricula. I strive to meet all my students' individual and personal needs and goals.

Examples of Expertise


Peter has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Excellent Lesson

I am very pleased with the first lesson. Peter's answers to my questions we thorough, easy to understand and included the historical background. The slides used in the lesson were of great help. I look forward to the next lessons.

Aroon, 2 lessons with Peter

Lesson 2

Sight reading and explanation of grammatical concepts. Explored nuances not well explained or highlighted in the book. Adapted very well to my capacity for learning. Very worthwhile lesson!

Josh, 7 lessons with Peter

Perfect tutor

Peter is wonderful! He is patient, knowledgeable, and always knows the perfect way to communicate with my kid. My kid really enjoys learning Latin with Peter. We are very happy with his tutoring.

Qi, 3 lessons with Peter

Knowledgeable and patient

Peter assessed my son knowledge and understood what he was lacking of and needed to work on. My son was relived to finally getting clarification and understanding of Latin.

Nicoletta, 23 lessons with Peter

Effective Tutor

Peter is doing a great job helping our son on a weekly basis. He definitely making a big difference. He is effective, professional and punctual - the perfect tutor!

William, 35 lessons with Peter

Knowledgeable and Great Communicator

Our lesson with Peter was very specific and timely. He was clear and concise in his communication and helped my daughter with her Latin project. It was a pleasure to work with Peter!

Cindy, 1 lesson with Peter

Latin Tutor for Junior in HS

Peter was a great tutor for our son who is a junior in HS. He was excellent in communicating to set up the tutoring session, and arrived right on time. He has a soft spoken and supportive manner that worked well to help our son with his particular circumstances. I'd highly recommend him. Thanks Peter!

Karen, 1 lesson with Peter

My son said he learned more in 1 hour than in years at school

We hired Peter C. to tutor our son in Latin. He was patient, explained things well, and gave our son a strategy to tackle translation. He also gave advice on study skills. I think it is likely that we will continue to engage Peter C.

Sung-Yun, 2 lessons with Peter

Knows how to teach a struggling student.

I'll quote my daughter, "he's the best tutor I've ever had." Due to scheduling conflicts she has worked with several tutors and although she has connected with them in terms of personality, the skills she learned in one lesson with Peter is by far the best help she has received. Peter is also reliable. Lot of tutors commit then cancel or modify the meeting at the last minute. We scheduled our session a few weeks ago and Peter showed up as scheduled. Looking forward to more lessons.

Johanna, 15 lessons with Peter

Excellent Latin Tutor

My son learned a lot from Peter in the first session, and I feel that Peter has him on track to do much better at Latin this year. He gave my son good tips and homework assignment. My son left feeling more confident in his abilities to continue learning Latin

Christine, 4 lessons with Peter
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$60/hour

Peter C.

$60/hour

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