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Myrna W.

Wellesley, MA

$70/hour

Massachusetts Certified (K-12) Latin Teacher, teaching in Newton.

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5.0 average from 122 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Donna, Dedham, MA on 11/12/15

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Wellesley
Latin
Yale
Master's
Syracuse
MBA

Education

Wellesley (Latin)

Yale (Master's)

Syracuse (MBA)

About Myrna

I am a creative but serious teacher who usually has a great rapport with students. I have over 15 years of teaching experience at levels ranging from Middle School through university. I currently teach in Newton and have many prize-winners in the National Latin Exam, taken each spring.

I take a two-pronged approach to tutoring: the first is to work with students to get them up to date with current material; the second is to find their weaknesses and things they don't understand, and reteach the material or the basics to enable them to catch up. I have fixed problems in as few as 4 sessions, or have worked with reticent students intermittently for two years.

I am familiar with most of the textbooks and, if the student wants me to, I talk with the current teacher to support the student in meeting current expectations.

I can tutor two students in a session, provided they are both equally committed to the task and the chemistry is good, so families can save a little on the tutoring. Also, I am flexible in scheduling sessions, provided I have 24 hours notice.

I should add that I speak French, live in Wellesley, and specialize in Grammar. As a public school teacher in Massachusetts, I have a background check on file, so I have not requested a new one for this position.

Given the recent rise in the cost of gasoline, I might have to negotiate a surcharge if the round trip is more than 40 miles. Please contact me via this website. I look forward to meeting you.
I am a creative but serious teacher who usually has a great rapport with students. I have over 15 years of teaching experience at levels ranging from Middle School through university. I currently teach in Newton and have many prize-winners in the National Latin Exam, taken each spring.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Because of the increase in the price of gas and extended travel time, I have to add a surcharge of $10 for students living more than 12 miles from my home.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Wellesley, MA 02482
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor"

- Donna, Dedham, MA on 11/12/15

"Nice and super experienced teacher!"

- Ritsuko, Acton, MA on 12/8/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- William, Dover, MA on 3/13/13
Myrna replied on 3/13/2013

Thanks so much for taking time to write the review. I really enjoy working with your son. He'll be hard to replace, but I thank you for your help. I'll keep some time for him come the end of May. And please be sure he lets me know how the NLE came out for him...probably around the end of April.

"Thank you Myrna."

- Terri, Wellesley Hills, MA on 11/30/12

"Amazing Educator!"

- Sheila, Foxboro, MA on 8/31/12

"Great experience- Patient and supportive"

- Hijab, Cambridge, MA on 8/22/12
Myrna replied on 9/14/2012

Thank you, Hijab, for the nice review. I appreciate it.

English:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Language:
Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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Latin

I have taught for over 15 years, at all levels. I am still teaching in Newton Public Schools. I have been tutoring students for 4 years, so I have re-read all the major texts very recently.

Wellesley
Latin
Yale
Master's
Syracuse
MBA

Education

Wellesley (Latin)

Yale (Master's)

Syracuse (MBA)

Excellent tutor — Myrna W. has been tutoring my son in Latin and English for two years. She is proficient in both subjects and extremely patient. We are so grateful to have found her! ...

— Donna, Dedham, MA on 11/12/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Because of the increase in the price of gas and extended travel time, I have to add a surcharge of $10 for students living more than 12 miles from my home.

Travel policy

Myrna will travel within 20 miles of Wellesley, MA 02482.