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Amelia L.

Waldwick, NJ

$75/hour

Experienced and Flexible Latin and English Tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/14/15
5.0 average from 44 ratings
Outstanding tutor
— Ronald, West Harrison, NY on 4/6/13

$75/Hour


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Rutgers University
Classics, English
Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Classics, English)

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

About Amelia

Salvete ("Hello" in Latin)! A bit about me: I graduated from Rutgers University in 2012, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in English and classical languages (Latin and Greek). I am certified to teach English and Latin K-12 in the State of NJ and currently hold a position teaching Latin in a high school, where I have been teaching for one year. I also work as a tutor here at WyzAnt and at Sylvan Learning center. At Sylvan, I am a certified tutor for English and test prep. I have worked with students of all ages, pre-school to adult. My experience also includes curriculum design and teaching English and Latin in middle schools and high schools. I have 3-4 years' experience tutoring and 2-3 years' experience teaching in schools. I have done work in the private, public, and charter school systems.

I consider myself a lifelong learner and am looking for a reputable and relevant MA program to further my pedagogical skills. My tutoring sessions are always student-centered and based on the student's needs. I demand excellence for myself and for others. I believe a student is more than the sum of his/her errors or mistakes; I consider everything as part of the learning experience and believe that all students should be evaluated as a whole - that means acknowledging a student's strengths and praising him or her for them, and then acknowledging a student's weaknesses and providing detailed, specific, and relevant guidance to help them improve. Education is a lifelong experience and students are on a continuum of learning. The ultimate goal is progress. As an experienced educator, I understand what it takes for a student to succeed in an increasingly diverse and demanding society, and I have multiple strategies to get a student from point A to point B without adding anxiety.

I am flexible with finances and am willing to negotiate rates individually. I look forward to working with you!
Salvete ("Hello" in Latin)! A bit about me: I graduated from Rutgers University in 2012, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in English and classical languages (Latin and Greek). I am certified to teach English and Latin K-12 in the State of NJ and currently hold a position teaching Latin in a high school, where I have been teaching for one year. I also Read more

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I can negotiate a rate for individual clients who may have financial difficulties. The rate listed here is the recommended professional rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Waldwick, NJ 07463
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding tutor"

- Ronald, West Harrison, NY on 4/6/13
Amelia replied on 4/10/2013

Wow! Thank you for the outstanding review! I really appreciate it!

"Excellent tutor"

- Stacy, Morristown, NJ on 5/21/13
Amelia replied on 5/23/2013

Thank you for the feedback! This really brightened my day.

"Very Strong Tutor"

- Steven, Glen Rock, NJ on 11/15/12
Amelia replied on 4/10/2013

Thank you so much for the review! It means a lot to know that I'm helping the students I tutor.

Language:
Latin
History:
Classics
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling,
Vocabulary

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.

ACT English

I have been teaching ACT writing skills intensely over the past two years. I am a trained and certified tutor at Sylvan Learning Centers and have learned strategies and techniques for doing well on the writing section. Furthermore, when I was in college, I majored in classical languages, which are infamous for having complex and difficult grammar. Being an English major has also been very useful in teaching rhetorical skills and advanced critical thinking needed to dissect the logic of passages.

ACT Reading

I am a vocabulary and reading expert! I have been teaching ACT reading prep for the past two years, so there are many techniques and strategies I have mastered on the way. I have seen the common pitfalls as a tutor and know how to avoid them. As a classical languages major, I also have a fantastic vocabulary and can pick apart word roots instantaneously and extemporaneously (look it up!).

Classics

I was a Classical languages major when I was in college; languages never exist in a vacuum, and so a thorough study of the history, the mythology, and the society in which the language was developed is always necessary. I have taken mythology and history classes while at college, and overall I caved 8-9 years' experience with the classics. Many of my students are impressed with my knowledge! I have to confess that Rome and Latin are my areas of expertise; nevertheless, I do have some familiarity with Ancient Greece and a general knowledge of its history and culture, especially Athens during the Golden Age.

COOP/HSPT

I actually have taken this test long ago; I have tutored it this past year and my students have done pretty well. Test prep techniques can be applied to further standardized tests and the knowledge gained is incredibly versatile and useful!

English

I majored in English, paired alongside with classical languages (Latin and ancient Greek), at Rutgers University, where I earned my B.A. I have read many classical works of English literature from diverse time periods; my favorite authors are Jane Austen and Shakespeare (it sounds cliche, but they are really geniuses). I have learned how to analyze literature very critically and how to put together a convincing argument, with substantial proof. I love reading and writing! I also have a lot of experience teaching literature to children grades k-12.

Grammar

My grammar skills are superb, having double-majored in classical languages (Latin and ancient Greek) and English. If you have never heard of a subjunctive, an optative, an infinitive, or an absolute phrase before, or if you can't tell your gerunds from your gerundives, pick me - I can tell you what they are.

ISEE

I actually have taken this test long ago; I have tutored it this past year and my students have done pretty well. Test prep techniques can be applied to further standardized tests and the knowledge gained is incredibly versatile and useful!

Latin

I have over 10 years' experience with Latin. I have taught Latin at all levels over the past 4 years, going on 5. My students have won several awards on the National Latin Exam and in other contests.

Literature

I majored in English and classical languages, so I have read a wide and very diverse set of literature - some you have probably heard of, like "Hamlet" or "Pride and Prejudice", and some you may not have heard of - for example, the poetry of Lucille Clifton. If you're doing a report on it or studying it in school, I've probably read it in college.

Phonics

I have been trained by Sylvan to help students with Phonics. I am familiar with useful materials and tricks and techniques that can be helpful for young students learning how to sound things out.

Praxis

I took the Praxis II in NJ for teaching English in high schools (I can't remember the exact test name, but it was the required test for the state of NJ). I scored a 189/200 and the passing score is 166! A lot of the techniques and strategies I used, apart from just having content knowledge, came from standardized test prep that I've been teaching for two years. It definitely gives any test taker a leg up!

Proofreading

I have been correcting friends' papers for years - now, I have a year's worth of experience doing it for students on a daily basis. Some of my friends have had grant proposals accepted, or have been accepted into an Ivy League school, after I corrected their papers; my students have learned from their mistakes, and their writing has improved, as a result of my proofreading skills.

Reading

My past life as an English major has taught me how to dissect a passage and get to the main point, and then think about it in a new way. Reading Comprehension is always difficult, but tests really are just trying to fool you! The answer is always right there in front of you. I have learned how to use textual evidence correctly to prove a point - the same skill is used in just trying to understand a passage.

SAT Reading

I am a vocabulary and reading expert! I have been teaching SAT reading prep for the past two years, so there are many techniques and strategies I have mastered on the way. I have seen the common pitfalls as a tutor and know how to avoid them. As a classical languages major, I also have a fantastic vocabulary and can pick apart word roots instantaneously and extemporaneously (look it up!).

SAT Writing

I have been teaching SAT writing skills intensely over the past two years. I am a trained and certified tutor at Sylvan Learning Centers and have learned strategies and techniques for doing well on the writing section. Furthermore, when I was in college, I majored in classical languages, which are infamous for having complex and difficult grammar. Being an English major has also been very useful in teaching rhetorical skills and advanced critical thinking needed to dissect the logic of passages.

Spelling

I have always been talented at spelling. Having studied classical languages and having tutored students in spelling before, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help student spell tricky words correctly!

Vocabulary

If you need vocabulary, I'm your tutor. Etymology and vocabulary are my favorite things! I love learning new words and dissecting the roots of words apart. I studied Latin and classical Greek in college, so I can tell you what a somnambulist is or what defenestration means in a heartbeat.

Writing

I was an English major - on the GREs, I scored a 5.5 out of 6 - that's the 96th percentile in writing. I have never failed a paper. I furthermore know a lot of varied writing styles and what to avoid in each one, and what the aim is of each one. I have tutoring experience in teaching writing especially, so I am used to explaining how to write papers at a higher and more sophisticated level.

Rutgers University
Classics, English
Rutgers University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Rutgers University (Classics, English)

Rutgers University (Graduate Coursework)

Outstanding tutor

I never thought I would make any sort of headway with Latin until I chanced upon Amelia. She is very patient and flexible with her teaching methods, changing her style to suit my strengths and weaknesses. Her knowledge and love of Latin shines through in her lessons. Lastly, on a comparative note, her understanding of the language is by far superior to anyone else I have encountered, professor o

— Ronald, West Harrison, NY on 4/6/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I can negotiate a rate for individual clients who may have financial difficulties. The rate listed here is the recommended professional rate.

Travel policy

Amelia will travel within 10 miles of Waldwick, NJ 07463.