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Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian Tutor

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Roger Williams University
Classical Studies

Education

Roger Williams University (Classical Studies)

About Matthew

Hello,

I am a recent college graduate from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies. My primary focus of study being in Latin and Ancient Greek, Classical Studies requires knowledge of modern languages as well. I have proficiency in Italian and German, with a intermediate knowledge of French. I have an aptitude for grammar and writing which, coupled with my undergraduate education, allow me to accurately and effectively teach young aspiring linguists. I have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5, with a Classics related GPA of 3.8. I am the recipient of Polyglot Language Award, the William T. Morris Scholarship, the Bridging the World Scholarship, have participated in the Excellence in Humanities Presidential Dinner at Roger Williams University, and am a full member of the Eta Sigma Phi Classical Studies honors society. I am an aspiring PhD student in Classical Studies, and have scored in the 95th percentile on my Graduate Record Examination. I have served as a research assistant under Dr. Anthony Hollingsworth from the Classics department at Roger Williams University, conducting research involving the transmission and reception of various Greek myths throughout history.

In addition to my undergraduate coursework in Classical Studies, I have minors in biology and business, and am an accomplished cellist. I am a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biology honors society, and am the president of the Global Business Club at Roger Williams University. Having been principle chair of the Salve Regina University/Newport County Community Symphony, the Roger Williams University Instrumental Ensemble, and the Greater Westchester Youth Symphony, I am well-versed in classical and symphonic music. Consequently, I have taught cello to several students with a variety of skill sets and playing level.

Studying Latin and Ancient Greek in a university environment has exposed me to a plethora of information not readily available to students in grade school and high school. It has allowed me to see and understand the etymology and origins of words, grammatical structures, and idiomatic expressions. Additionally, studying Latin and Ancient Greek makes me an outstanding language tutor because it has allowed me to both grammatically and linguistically compare modern languages to the ancients. Students exposed to Latin and Greek, which are the cornerstones of Western Civilization, will be able to look at modern languages from a new and different perspective.

The study of Latin and Ancient Greek relies heavily on grammar, translation, and literature. Studying Classics requires that one not only be well-versed in English grammar, but fluent in it. Translation of poetry and prose from the ancient languages to modern ones simply cannot be done without first having understood English in its entirety. English grammar is a subject which for all of my students, I place at the utmost importance. Furthermore, the only way to study Classics is through literature. Classical studies typically covers literature from as early as the 12th century B.C. up until the invasion of Constantinople by the Turkish circa A.D. 1500. I am an outstanding literature tutor because through my undergraduate education, I have been exposed to, read, and studied extensively much of the literature from these time periods.

To all parents and students who studying language,
Language and literature are entities that will prepare you for anything that you choose to do in your future. Whether it be preparing you for college, aiding your interpersonal skills, helping with your classes in school, or looking for jobs, these two subjects which constitute a majority of what is meant by the term "humanities", will properly prepare you for whatever you do in life. Their value, which is highly undermined in today's society, is something that will only be truly understood through exposure to this endless world of knowledge. Please contact me to schedule tutoring lessons, or even if you just want to talk more about language and literature.

Cordially,

Matthew C.
Hello,

I am a recent college graduate from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies. My primary focus of study being in Latin and Ancient Greek, Classical Studies requires knowledge of modern
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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Amawalk, NY 10501
Music:
Cello
English:
Grammar,
Literature
Language:
Greek,
Italian,
Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Cello

I have been studying the cello as a musician for over 14 years, and have been the principal chair for the Salve Regina University/Newport County Community Symphony, the Roger Williams University Music Ensemble, and the Greater Westchester Youth Symphony.

I am the founder of the Lyrica String Quartet, which was established in 2009.

I have tutored and taught cello at the college level for over four years, and have had a variety of students ranging in experience from beginner to more advanced playing.

I have performed at Avery Fischer Hall in New York City, which today is one of the most prestigious music halls in the world.

Grammar

I have a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Roger Williams University in Classical Studies, which not only expects, but requires that one be beyond proficient in grammar studies.

Greek

I have a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Classical Studies, which focuses predominantly on two ancient languages; Latin and Ancient Greek.

I have a thesis written on the Transmission and Reception of the Phoenix Myth in 1st Century A.D. Greek Literature and History; within this paper, I outline the transcendence of a solely Greek myth (the phoenix) throughout history as it appears in both Ancient Greek and Latin literature.

While completing my undergraduate work as a Classics major, I tutored other linguists at Roger Williams University in the subject; students ranged from beginners to those with more advanced knowledge.

Seeing as Ancient Greek is not readily available to students in print format, I heavily utilize technology to help me teach; programs on the iPad allow me to annotate Ancient Greek text, and show students grammatically exactly how Ancient Greek texts are to be translated.

Italian

I have taken several courses in Italian grammar, literature, culture, and linguistics. I am the recipient of the Polyglot Language Award, which is given to those who exhibit excellence in many languages; I received the award for my studies in Italian and other languages. During my undergraduate coursework, I studied for an extended period of time in Perugia, Italy, where I studied intensively the language and culture.

Latin

I have a Bachelor's of Arts in Classical Studies from Roger Williams University; one of the two ancient languages required for this degree is Latin.

I have conducted undergraduate research and written a thesis on the Transmission and Reception of the Phoenix Legend in 1st Century A.D. Latin Literature and History, which heavily incorporated sources from Roman writers such as Ovid, Pliny, Lucan, and Tacitus.

I have served as both a research assistant and Latin tutor for Dr. Anthony Hollingsworth, who is the head of the Classics department at Roger Williams University.

I am the recipient of the Polyglot Language Award, William T. Morris Scholarship, the Bridging the World Scholarship, was invited as a distinguished guest to the Excellence in Humanities Presidential Dinner, and accepted into the Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honors Society for my studies in Classics.

Literature

I have received a Bachelor's Degree from Roger Williams University in Classical Studies, which relies immensely on literature and all its components (i.e. grammar, interpretation, literary meaning etc.)

Having an education in classical studies not only expects but requires that I read literature from 12th century B.C. up until the present, which is not limited to literature in English, but Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, French, and German as well.

Studying classics cannot be done without the utilization and incorporation of literature into academics; with this being said, literature is an integral part of my education, and is treated by me with the utmost importance.

Roger Williams University
Classical Studies

Education

Roger Williams University (Classical Studies)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $110.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 20 miles of Amawalk, NY 10501.