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Daphne B.

Somerville, MA

$50/hour

Experienced, Enthusiastic Tutor- Latin & ESL

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/21/16
4.8 average from 58 ratings
Extremely effective and fun tutor
— Vickie, Lexington, MA on 1/10/17

$50/Hour


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

Education

Belmont Abbey College (Government, Classics)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Graduate Coursework)

The University of Massachusetts Boston (Enrolled)

About Daphne

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

I have tutored students ages 7-60 for the past 8 years, and taught 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 grad school in Latin at U-Mass Boston.

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.

As an ESL/ESOL tutor, my experience studying a variety of languages-- including Latin, Greek, Spanish, French, German, and Italian-- helps me teach English effectively, with empathetic understanding of the struggles of second-language learning, and a linguist's understanding of the differences and similarities between English and other languages. I love giving lessons that are customized to a student's interests, lively, fun, and full of opportunities to speak, read, write, and hear authentic English.

I work with students ranging from 12-60, with English levels from beginner to advanced. I tutor business English, conversational English, English academic writing for students looking to improve their writing for university admission, or any mix of these. My students say that my lessons are fun and challenging, and often refer friends to me for ESL/ESOL tutoring.

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, and they characterize me as warm, enthusiastic, demanding, and engaging.
Want to build your confidence, improve your grades, or expand your knowledge? I would love to help!

I have tutored students ages 7-60 for the past 8 years, and taught 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 grad school in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Somerville, MA 02144
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Extremely effective and fun tutor"

- Vickie, Lexington, MA on 1/10/17

"Super helpful & knowledgeable"

- Ava, Arlington, MA on 6/10/17

"Personable and intelligent Tutor"

- Abigail, Jamaica Plain, MA on 3/8/17

"Great tutor in a rare subject"

- Preetika, Great Falls, VA on 1/24/17

"A perfect match!"

- Kacey, Clarks Summit, PA on 1/21/17

"Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly"

- Mike, Waltham, MA on 12/16/16
English:
ESL/ESOL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Vocabulary

As a life-long language lover and teacher of Latin and Greek, I'm passionate about helping students harness the power of words. I use a "from the roots up" approach that explains root words, prefixes, and suffixes so students can appreciate the nuance and history of words and be empowered to form intelligent guesses about words they encounter. Whether your goal in studying vocabulary is to ace the SAT, ACT, or GRE, or simply take your English communication to a new level, I would love to work with you!

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

Education

Belmont Abbey College (Government, Classics)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Graduate Coursework)

The University of Massachusetts Boston (Enrolled)

Extremely effective and fun tutor

My twins are in Latin 3 in high school. Daphne has been helping them translate the Aeneid. She reviews the various grammatical concepts that they encounter in the text. She has been invaluable in helping them make the difficult transition from textbook Latin to authentic Latin. They thoroughly enjoy working with Daphne, and with her help they gain a genuine sense of accomplishment. She is an excel

— Vickie, Lexington, MA on 1/10/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Daphne will travel within 6 miles of Somerville, MA 02144.