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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

  • 2,077 hours tutoring

  • Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

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


Organized and knowledgeable.

Joshua made efficient use of our time during our first lesson, making a great first impression. I look forward to future lessons. He frequently checks for understanding and has the background knowledge that gives a broader understanding of the language.

Misty, 1 lesson with Joshua

Wonderful Latin tutor!

I am very grateful for Joshua’s help for my son. His testing scores and passion for learning Latin both have bloomed since working with Joshua. I would highly recommended Joshua!

Fang, 8 lessons with Joshua

Great motivator!

Joshua consistently motivates my son in his study of Greek history and the alphabet. They use their time efficiently. He keeps my son on task while also maintaining interest! A great match for us!

AMY, 27 lessons with Joshua

Knowledgeable and good feedback

Excellent first lesson. Joshua was quick to assess where our son was in his progress. My son was eager for next lessons after his lesson. I feel confidant this tutor style will benefit my son.

Mari-Paule, 13 lessons with Joshua

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, 18 lessons with Joshua

You won't find better

I cannot say enough good things about this tutor. He is simply amazing. He has turned our son around, has made him love latin, he is courteous and kind and supportive and understanding and smart and gifted and terrific all around.

Myriam, 55 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, 26 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, 43 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
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Joshua M.

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