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Joshua M.

M.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek with 10+ Years Tutoring Experience

M.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek with 10+ Years Tutoring Experience

$65/hour

  • 1,655 hours tutoring

  • Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

"You won't find better"

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About Joshua


Bio

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...

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 over 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!


Education

The George Washington University
Classical Studies
The Catholic University of America
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/3/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Greek,

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

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.

History

Classics

Classics

I received my Master's degree in Latin and ancient Greek from the Catholic University of America in the Fall of 2015 and received my Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies from the George Washington University in the Spring of 2012. While at the George Washington University, I was the three-time recipient of the Staughton Prize, the university's oldest academic award, given to the top Latin student at the university each year. I have been tutoring classics and classical languages for over a decade, both privately and as the George Washington University Language Center's official tutor of Latin and ancient Greek. I am fluent in all dialects of ancient Greek including Attic, Ionic/Homeric, Aeolic, Doric, and Koine and have read a vast quantity of Latin and ancient Greek literature in the original languages for college and graduate study.

Language

Greek,

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

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable tutor

My son is making solid progress with Joshua in Latin and is enjoying the lessons. Joshua developed customized teaching plan for my son. We are happy with progress!

Kate, 9 lessons with Joshua

Very Knowlegable

He has helped me better understand the grammar concepts and my grades have improved a lot. I have gained a better understanding of the Latin language in general. Latin has become a lot more fun.

Kieran, 15 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable Tutor

Joshua was knowledgeable and quickly explained principle parts and improved my son’s understanding. I look forward to more lessons and seeing my son’s grade improve.

Michele, 22 lessons with Joshua

Really strong tutor for Latin

Highly recommend. Was able to answer all my son's questions and give him insights his teacher is not giving him. Saw his confidence increase in the course of an hour. Joshua is also at the ready with a good supply of text books for high school Latin. He can pivot at a moment's notice depending on what you need. And he was very flexible and helpful working with our schedule.

Aj, 1 lesson with Joshua

Excellent Tutor

Joshua is an excellent tutor helping my daughter catching up a whole year of curriculum with her Latin class at school. He is very friendly and encouraging. We are very happy with him!

F, 6 lessons with Joshua

Continue to be impressed!

Josh and I have completed 11 chapters of Wheelock's Latin. I am very pleased with the progress I have made. The lessons are not rushed, the explanations are clear and concise and Josh adds context when and where it is necessary. I plan on continuing my Latin lessons for the foreseeable future.

Aroon, 18 lessons with Joshua

A great well-rounded teacher of classical languages

I am so very lucky to have found a scholar like Joshua to teach Classical Greek to my child. He is professional, knowledgeable and patient. His passion for the subject is infectious. His guidance and encouragement has motivated my kid to be an enthusiastic student of this difficult subject. In addition, Josh also provided support for her Latin studies, whenever necessary.

Anirvan, 78 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable Tutor

Joshua teach me koine Greek from the New new testament. I really enjoy the classes. There are many things that come out during the class related to the language, and he explains it with detail, it is very interesting.

Jimmy , 10 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable, prompt, reliable, flexible, great teaching style

Josh came into a situation where my Freshman son was doing very poorly in Latin. Josh helped my son lift his grades, but more importantly, he helped increase my son's interest, motivation and work habits in class and on tests in between tutoring sessions. Josh's knowledge of the subject matter was outstanding and he had an excellent demeanor in terms of his teaching style. I thought we would have Josh tutor my son for the short term to get him on track, but it was clear Josh was making a positive impact and we maintained our tutoring arrangement through final exams.

Michelle, 20 lessons with Joshua

$65/hour

Joshua M.

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