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Therese S.

Latin at All Levels

Latin at All Levels

$50/hour

  • Dearborn, MI 48120

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Bio

I was a Latin major in college and received my B.A. in Latin, but I made a detour and was an attorney for 35 years. For the past 5 years I have taught Latin at the junior high school, high school, and university levels. I have taught all-boy classes, all-girl classes and mixed. I have been an individual tutor in Latin and English.

I say to all of my students: You cannot convince me that you are not smart enough to learn Latin. Everyone can (think of all those gladiators!) You just need...

I was a Latin major in college and received my B.A. in Latin, but I made a detour and was an attorney for 35 years. For the past 5 years I have taught Latin at the junior high school, high school, and university levels. I have taught all-boy classes, all-girl classes and mixed. I have been an individual tutor in Latin and English.

I say to all of my students: You cannot convince me that you are not smart enough to learn Latin. Everyone can (think of all those gladiators!) You just need the right teacher.


Education

Wayne State University MI
undergrad
Wayne Stae University Law School
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Dearborn, MI 48120
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

A perfect (not just "excellent") grasp of all the nuances of grammar was a requirement for my 35 years in the legal profession. My several years of studying Latin made this task much easier.
Latin,

Latin

Latin (and its stories) are the basis of Western civilization. Latin is not dead; in fact, we read, speak and write it every single day--most people don't realize this, which is why they need a teacher. A good teacher will help you see what is right before your eyes. And anyway, the Latin (and Greek) stories, history and mythology are the greatest stories that ever existed!
Proofreading

Proofreading

This was an essential part of my duties as an attorney for over 35 years. The close, careful reading of Latin was the perfect preparation for honing this ability.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

A perfect (not just "excellent") grasp of all the nuances of grammar was a requirement for my 35 years in the legal profession. My several years of studying Latin made this task much easier.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read, analyze and extract the main idea is the very essence of the practice of law.I tell all of my students in any subject: Read. When you are tired of reading, read some more.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

The person who has the best control of vocabulary controls the outcome of any discussion. The very best way for a speaker of English to obtain this knowledge (rather than randomly memorizing lists of English words) is to study Latin.

English

English,

English

A broad and deep knowledge of our language and its literature signals cultural competency. My 35+years as an attorney showed me that we are constantly evaluated by peers on this basis.
Grammar,

Grammar

A perfect (not just "excellent") grasp of all the nuances of grammar was a requirement for my 35 years in the legal profession. My several years of studying Latin made this task much easier.
Literature,

Literature

A broad and deep knowledge of literature is the foundation of shared cultural literacy. Not only is it essential for the pure pleasure and edification of the reader, it is a criterion by which a person is evaluated by peers in a professional setting.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

This was an essential part of my duties as an attorney for over 35 years. The close, careful reading of Latin was the perfect preparation for honing this ability.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read, analyze and extract the main idea is the very essence of the practice of law.I tell all of my students in any subject: Read. When you are tired of reading, read some more.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

The person who has the best control of vocabulary controls the outcome of any discussion. The very best way for a speaker of English to obtain this knowledge (rather than randomly memorizing lists of English words) is to study Latin.
Writing

Writing

The perfect grasp of this subject is essential to the practice of law, or, indeed, to any area of life. To communicate, and to do it well, is the hallmark that makes us human.

History

Classics,

Classics

I have a B.A. in Latin, which included over 3 years of classes in Greek; Greek and Latin literatures (such as epic and tragedy) in translation; mythology and religions; history; archaeology, art, and philosophy. All of these topics are included when I teach Latin.
American History

Homeschool

English,

English

A broad and deep knowledge of our language and its literature signals cultural competency. My 35+years as an attorney showed me that we are constantly evaluated by peers on this basis.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read, analyze and extract the main idea is the very essence of the practice of law.I tell all of my students in any subject: Read. When you are tired of reading, read some more.
Writing

Writing

The perfect grasp of this subject is essential to the practice of law, or, indeed, to any area of life. To communicate, and to do it well, is the hallmark that makes us human.

Language

Latin

Latin

Latin (and its stories) are the basis of Western civilization. Latin is not dead; in fact, we read, speak and write it every single day--most people don't realize this, which is why they need a teacher. A good teacher will help you see what is right before your eyes. And anyway, the Latin (and Greek) stories, history and mythology are the greatest stories that ever existed!

Most Popular

English,

English

A broad and deep knowledge of our language and its literature signals cultural competency. My 35+years as an attorney showed me that we are constantly evaluated by peers on this basis.
Reading,

Reading

The ability to read, analyze and extract the main idea is the very essence of the practice of law.I tell all of my students in any subject: Read. When you are tired of reading, read some more.
Writing

Writing

The perfect grasp of this subject is essential to the practice of law, or, indeed, to any area of life. To communicate, and to do it well, is the hallmark that makes us human.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

The ability to read, analyze and extract the main idea is the very essence of the practice of law.I tell all of my students in any subject: Read. When you are tired of reading, read some more.
Writing

Writing

The perfect grasp of this subject is essential to the practice of law, or, indeed, to any area of life. To communicate, and to do it well, is the hallmark that makes us human.

$50/hour

Therese S.

$50/hour

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