Boston College (Political Science)
Boston College (Master's)
I began studying Latin in high school and then after college resumed my Latin studies for a period of four years as part of a post-baccalaureate program. Relevant courses I have taken include Latin I, II, III, IV as well as a course on the Works of Cicero, which heavily concentrated on translating the author’s work from Latin to English. During this same time period, I took Ancient Greek I, II, III, and IV and excelled in both languages. I was also a weekly participant in the Schola Latina advanced reading group where we spoke in Latin during our sessions and worked through advanced Latin texts including Virgil’s Aeneid. I am also an avid reader of the Latin Vulgate as well as the Septuagint. I am currently a member of The Classical Association of Massachusetts. As a master’s degree student in Philosophy with a concentration in Medieval Studies at Boston College, I plan on working on several research projects translating from Latin into the English the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. My future plans include being accepted into a PhD program in Philosophy or Theology where I would like to continue my studies and also become an established and published Latin/English translator of ancient texts.
I have full professional proficiency in both Latin and Ancient Greek and have a true love for teaching, learning, and translating ancient texts in both languages. I am familiar with current academic texts used in Latin courses including Wheelock’s Latin, the Oxford Latin Course Series, and the Cambridge Latin Series. I also have experience working with both the Athenaze series as well as Hardy and Quinn’s Greek: An Intensive Course. In my tutoring instruction, I emphasize mastery of the basic grammar system of each language ensuring that students have a strong base as we move into more advanced concepts. Although the initial work of learning grammar can seem tedious, having a stable foundation pays off as one progresses. I strongly believe that succeeding in any of these languages takes a commitment of time and effort. As your tutor, I promise to bring you to the level of proficiency you desire through your commitment to hard work and consistency. I will strive to make learning fun!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how my Latin and/or Ancient Greek tutoring sessions are typically set up. I am available for a free phone consultation prior to providing tutoring and am also available for onsite or online tutoring including sessions through Skype if desired. I am willing to travel and am also willing to conduct group tutoring sessions at a local library for enhanced learning and at a discounted rate. Please inquire! I began studying Latin in high school and then after college resumed my Latin studies for a period of four years as part of a post-baccalaureate program. Relevant courses I have taken include Latin I, II, III, IV as well as a course on the Works of Cicero, which heavily concentrated on
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I am qualified to tutor Ancient Greek because I have taken four semesters of Ancient Greek at a collegiate level. I excelled in the subject matter during my post-baccalaureate studies. I can proficiently read texts written in Ancient Greek and am proficient at reading the New Testament in it's original Koine Greek. I also have experience tutoring high school students, and my goal is to become a teacher. I continue my studies through a lot of self learning.