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Catherine A.

Bowie, MD

$100/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Ivy League Tutor in Languages and Literature

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University of California Davis
Music, Italian Lit
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Master's
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
PhD

Education

University of California Davis (Music, Italian Lit)

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Master's)

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (PhD)

About Catherine

One of the happiest experiences I know is the joy of discovering something new and being prepared to realize the importance of that discovery. I had wonderful teachers throughout my education and I became a teacher to continue the tradition of helping prepare young minds to recognize the exciting discoveries in their lives.

I have a Masters and PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University where I specialized in Italian and Spanish Literature with a dissertation on the quantitative structure of Dante's Divine Comedy. I was a Teaching Fellow from 2006 to 2012 in graduate school and then a college professor from 2012 and I have been teaching in the following areas: Literature in English and the Romance Languages, specifically French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, as well as Classical and Medieval Latin. I customize lessons to help the student meet specific language goals, including conversation, reading and composition. I also have a B.A. in Music and Italian from the University of California Davis also specialize in Music and Visual Art for all levels.

I encourage all my students to learn to recognize how to connect ideas from every discipline in the Arts and the Sciences and develop their imagination as well as their critical and analytical skills through literature. My primary goal is to teach students how to develop excellence by cultivating their own talents and applying their intellectual confidence to any new challenge. I design homework assignment to both reinforce the lessons we cover together and to prepare the student for new challenges.

I am available for tutoring everyday from 9am to 9pm and will travel to students or conduct lesson online. Lessons may include field trips to area libraries, museums, and galleries with advance arrangement. In-person lessons are $90/hour and online lessons are $45/hour. Field trip and supplementary materials are billed as the demand arises.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you embark on your journey of discovery to greater academic success!
One of the happiest experiences I know is the joy of discovering something new and being prepared to realize the importance of that discovery. I had wonderful teachers throughout my education and I became a teacher to continue the tradition of helping prepare young minds to recognize the exciting discoveries in their lives.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bowie, MD 20720
Music:
General Music,
Music Theory
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Language:
French, Italian,
Latin,
Portuguese, Reading, Spanish,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
European History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

General Music

I have a Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of California Davis. The course of study for the BA in Music entailed studying the Western Classical Music history and repertoire, as well as music theory. I specialized in piano and composition.

Italian

I have a BA in Music and Italian Literature from UCDavis (1998) and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (2012) where I specialized in the poetry of Dante Alighieri. I teach a wide variety of students of different learning styles and different ages, ranging from Middle School to University.

Latin

I have a BA in Music from UCDavis (1998) as well as an AM and PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (2012) with a focus on poets of Rome's Augustan era, the Patristic tradition and Dante's Medieval epic. I have taught a wide variety of students of different learning styles and different ages, ranging from Middle School to University.

Spanish

I received my PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (2012) where I specialized in Spanish Golden Age Literature (especially Garcilaso de la Vega and Cervantes) and Medieval Italian poetry (Dante and Petrarch).

I also specialize in Classical Latin poetry and the greatest benefit of all this literary scholarship is a deeply developed understanding of how we all use language for our specific needs.

University of California Davis
Music, Italian Lit
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Master's
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
PhD

Education

University of California Davis (Music, Italian Lit)

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Master's)

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 25 miles of Bowie, MD 20720.