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Daphne B.

Experienced, Enthusiastic Latin Tutor

Experienced, Enthusiastic Latin Tutor

$80/hour

  • 143 hours tutoring

  • Somerville, MA 02144

About Daphne


Bio

Want to build your confidence, improve your grades, or expand your knowledge? I would love to help!

I've tutored students ages 7-60 for the past 8 years. I have also taught Latin at the middle- and high-school levels for 3 years. I moved to Boston from North Carolina in July, where I taught at Boston Latin Academy before beginning my Masters in Latin at U-Mass Boston, where I am currently a full-time graduate student.

My two specialties- Latin, and ESL- enrich each other and help my...

Want to build your confidence, improve your grades, or expand your knowledge? I would love to help!

I've tutored students ages 7-60 for the past 8 years. I have also taught Latin at the middle- and high-school levels for 3 years. I moved to Boston from North Carolina in July, where I taught at Boston Latin Academy before beginning my Masters in Latin at U-Mass Boston, where I am currently a full-time graduate student.

My two specialties- Latin, and ESL- enrich each other and help my students succeed. Through tutoring ESL/ESOL, I have immersed myself research and practice on methods for language learning. I bring these research-based approaches to my work as a Latin tutor, incorporating "active" methods like conversation and games alongside traditional study of grammar. Students-- especially those previously confused and intimidated by Latin-- have told me they found these approaches fun, helpful, and confidence- (and grade-) building.

As a tutor, I work with students' individual learning styles to help Latin "make sense." I have a strong record of improving grades by tutoring: a recent tutee brought his grade up in Latin I from a C to an A- within 6 weeks of tutoring; another was delighted to receive a 96 on a major test in Latin III, in which she had previously made Cs and Bs. I also have experience working with students with a variety of learning differences.

I believe education works best when it's fueled by the joy of discovery and creativity, and that good teaching aims at developing independent, critically-minded lifelong learners. I build strong relationships with my students; they say our lessons are fun and helpful, and characterize me as warm, enthusiastic, demanding, and engaging.


Education

Belmont Abbey College
Government, Classics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduate Coursework
The University of Massachusetts Boston
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Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02144
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/21/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin

Latin

I'm a qualified Latin teacher, having taught students from elementary school through AP Latin. In addition to my classroom teaching, I have six years of Latin tutoring experience, and my students say I make Latin clear, do-able, and fun. I've completed graduate work in Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill, and am currently enrolled in a MA program in Latin with teaching licensure at U-Mass Boston, where I study ways to make Latin teaching more effective and engaging.

Language

Latin

Latin

I'm a qualified Latin teacher, having taught students from elementary school through AP Latin. In addition to my classroom teaching, I have six years of Latin tutoring experience, and my students say I make Latin clear, do-able, and fun. I've completed graduate work in Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill, and am currently enrolled in a MA program in Latin with teaching licensure at U-Mass Boston, where I study ways to make Latin teaching more effective and engaging.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (60 ratings)
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Knowledgeable and fun tutor

Daphne is super understanding and trustworthy. She has genuinely made learning Latin fun and I have improved significantly while working with her. My grades have improved and I look forward to seeing her every week!

Leslie, 4 lessons with Daphne

Super helpful & knowledgeable

Daphne tutored me in Latin 3 and I honestly can say that I don't know if I would have passed the class without her. With her help I was able to bring my grade up from a low C to a high A! Not only was I able to bring my grade up, but I feel as if I actually learned something and understand the language much better. Although I had lost interest in Latin and was only focused on passing the class, she made Latin interesting and fun. She really knows (and loves) the language, and was a very knowledgeable teacher. Thanks for all the help Daphne!

Ava, 6 lessons with Daphne

Personable and intelligent Tutor

Daphne has been tutoring me for about 2 months now. Every time we meet I leave feeling more confident in my latin skills than when I came. I highly recommend her to anyone needing help in latin!

Abigail , 8 lessons with Daphne

Great tutor in a rare subject

It is hard to find a Latin tutor at all so my daughter is so lucky to have the likes of Daphne who is patient and knowledgeable. She is also available whenever we need her.

Preetika , 6 lessons with Daphne

A perfect match!

Daphne tutors my son, who is 11, in Latin twice a week. He started with some foundation as the school he attended before our transfer to PA began introducing the subject in 3rd grade. He always just seemed to drudge through it and did ok but since we have found Daphne he looks forward to his lessons and her approach is such that he is absorbing far more information than he was in the classroom. She is patient and encouraging and goes the extra distance to post assignments and screen shots of what they did during that day's lesson so that I can print them out for both review and records. I always ask my son for his feedback and he says," She's really, really good! I actually understand more about the language, I'm not just memorizing words and charts." She has just been phenomenal!

Kacey, 10 lessons with Daphne

Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly

Daphne is tutoring our daughter in Latin III. Daphne has been very encouraging and easily built a nice rapport with our daughter. In just a few sessions, our daughter is having an easier time with translations and has found Daphne's knowledge, explanations, suggestions and instruction very helpful. She is feeling more confident and less discouraged about Latin in general. We would highly recommend Daphne!

Mike , 22 lessons with Daphne

$80/hour

Daphne B.

$80/hour

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