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Mark F.

Plymouth, MA

$50/hour

Classical Language Tutor - Latin

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/10/17
5.0 average from 8 ratings

$50/Hour


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Boston College
Political Science
Boston College
Master's

Education

Boston College (Political Science)

Boston College (Master's)

About Mark

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 translating the author’s work from Latin to English. During Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Plymouth, MA 02360
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Greek,
Latin
History:
Classics, Religion
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Homeschool, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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Greek

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.

Latin

I have studied Latin and Ancient Greek at the collegiate and graduate level for over 7 years. I have tutored numerous middle school, high school, and college students in Introductory and Intermediate Latin. I am currently in the process of publishing a dual Latin-English copy of De Potentia Dei. Lastly, I am in discussion with a research Institute to be brought on-board with their efforts to translate some of the never before published portions of the Quodlibets of Thomas Aquinas.

Boston College
Political Science
Boston College
Master's

Education

Boston College (Political Science)

Boston College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 40 miles of Plymouth, MA 02360.