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Joshua M.

Monmouth Junction, NJ

$59/hour

Recent M.A. recipient for Latin and ancient Greek tutoring

900+ Hours
5.0 average from 458 ratings
Experienced and patient Latin tutor
— Zheng, Redmond, WA on 3/27/17

$59/Hour


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The George Washington University
Classical Studies
The Catholic University of America
Master's

Education

The George Washington University (Classical Studies)

The Catholic University of America (Master's)

About Joshua

My enthusiasm for teaching ancient languages comes from my passion for the languages themselves, in which I have thirteen years of formal training. I began my tutoring career by volunteering at a local middle school when I was still in high school studying for my own AP exams, but even as I worked to graduate magna cum laude and earn my Master's degree, I continued to tutor Latin and ancient Greek to high school, college, and even fellow graduate students. I have tutored students of all ages and proficiency levels, both in formal settings as The George Washington University's official Latin and ancient Greek tutor as well as in informal settings outside of the university.

I know from personal experience and from nearly a decade of tutoring that ancient languages can feel like a frustrating, and at times overwhelming course of study. For this reason I have developed a variety of ways to make Latin and ancient Greek more digestible and approachable for students who might not otherwise be familiar with such complex languages. Just a few of the strategies that I have found can improve a student's enthusiasm for the subject and retention of the material are mnemonic devices, visual aids, and even songs. Because learning these languages requires a certain degree of rote memorization and a lot of practice, I also find that it is incredibly important for the student to put in his or her own effort outside of lessons in order to solidify his or her grasp of the material. For this reason I assign relevant homework assignments that reinforce new concepts as well as aid in memorizing important elements of grammar and vocabulary.

I appreciate any feedback that a student has to offer in order to continue improving as a tutor. I require 24 hours notice for a cancellation, but am happy to work with students to reschedule and will gladly travel for my students' convenience.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to achieve success in your study of Latin and ancient Greek!
My enthusiasm for teaching ancient languages comes from my passion for the languages themselves, in which I have thirteen years of formal training. I began my tutoring career by volunteering at a local middle school when I was still in high school studying for my own AP exams, but even as I worked to graduate magna cum laude and earn my Master's Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Background Check: Passed

"Experienced and patient Latin tutor"

- Zheng, Redmond, WA on 3/27/17

"Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Jimmy, Plainfield, NJ on 8/4/17

"Knowledgeable, prompt, reliable, flexible, great teaching style"

- Michelle, Rocky Hill, NJ on 6/11/17

"Great tutor"

- Cassandra, Bethesda, MD on 5/30/17

"Knowledgeable and patient and reliable"

- Tere, Mckinney, TX on 5/24/17

"Breakthrough!"

- Angie, Lawrenceville, GA on 5/6/17

"Joshua is being so helpful"

- Haoyang, Bronxville, NY on 5/3/17

"Excellent Instructor!"

- Jennifer, Simi Valley, CA on 1/19/17

"Great tutor"

- Tricia, Olney, MD on 1/17/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Heather, Houston, TX on 12/15/16

"Best Latin tutor"

- Anne, Belleair Beach, FL on 12/12/16

"Gives me perspective on what to learn"

- abraham, Tucson, AZ on 11/6/16

"Very meticulous and knowledgeable"

- Judy, Chino Hills, CA on 6/18/16

"A great classics teacher"

- Anirvan, Basking Ridge, NJ on 6/12/16
Language:
Greek,
Latin
History:
Classics

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Greek

I received my Master's degree in ancient Greek from the Catholic University of America in the Fall of 2015. I have been tutoring ancient Greek since my senior year of college at the George Washington University in 2012. I am fluent in all dialects of ancient Greek including Attic, Ionic/Homeric, Aeolic, Doric, and Koine and have read a vast quantity of ancient Greek literature in the original language for college and graduate study.

Latin

M.A. in Latin and ancient Greek.
B.A. in classical studies.
13 years of formal training in classical Latin spanning middle school to graduate school.
9 years of tutoring Latin students of all ages and proficiency levels.
3 time recipient of The George Washington University's Staughton Prize in Latin literature, awarded to the university's top Latin student.

The George Washington University
Classical Studies
The Catholic University of America
Master's

Education

The George Washington University (Classical Studies)

The Catholic University of America (Master's)

Experienced and patient Latin tutor

Joshua has been tutoring my daughter in Latin for a couple months. It was immediately evident to my daughter that Joshua has lots of experience in teaching Latin. Joshua's teaching approach is very structured and focused, and he is always able to tailor the class to target specific challenges that my daughter was facing, supplied with rich course materials and examples. Joshua is also flexible i

— Zheng, Redmond, WA on 3/27/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $59.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 20 miles of Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852.