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CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D Program (PhD)
I am a highly experienced and skilled tutor of Ancient Greek and Latin. I am currently a Ph.D candidate and Enhanced Chancellor's Fellow for Classical Philology at CUNY Graduate Center. I tutored Ancient Greek and Latin extensively throughout my time as an undergraduate at Boston University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Palma Aurea Latin Scholarship recipient) and I hope to continue to tutor during my time in New York.
I can tutor Ancient Greek and Latin basics such as grammar, vocabulary, composition, meter, pronunciation and I can also conduct reading sessions of Classical authors. For further information on the classical authors I am most familiar with, please request a list via e-mail.
I believe tutoring is a two-way street: I shall come prepared and engaged to tutoring sessions and I expect my student to do so, as well. I have always struck a good balance between discipline and relaxation in my tutoring sessions and I always try to create an amicable atmosphere between myself and the student. I also am able to adapt quickly to different educational needs and atmospheres. I am a highly experienced and skilled tutor of Ancient Greek and Latin. I am currently a Ph.D candidate and Enhanced Chancellor's Fellow for Classical Philology at CUNY Graduate Center. I tutored Ancient Greek and Latin extensively
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I majored in Ancient Greek (along with Latin and Classical History) at Boston University and am currently studying it extensively for my Classical Philology Ph.D at CUNY Graduate Center.
Beyond my mastery of Greek grammar and vocabulary, I have read substantial sections of the New Testament, Plato's Republic, Plato's Symposium, Demosthenes' Philipics, Plutarch's Life of Alexander, Euripides' Medea and Hippolytus, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Herodotus' Histories, Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days, and I have read the entirety of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, Clouds, and Frogs, Aristotle's Poetics, Homer's Hymn to Demeter, Plutarch's How to Read Poetry and Marriage Advice, Homer's Odyssey, Plato's Ion and Apology, and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in the original Ancient Greek.
I can also help you to speak conversational Ancient Greek and to write Ancient Greek. My techniques can help with both comprehension and production.
I majored in Latin (along with Ancient Greek and Classical History) at Boston University and am currently studying it extensively for my Classical Philology Ph.D at CUNY Graduate Center.
Beyond my mastery of Latin grammar and vocabulary, I have read substantial sections of all kinds of Latin literature in the original Latin: Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, Augustine’s Confessiones, Catullus’ poems (all), Caesar’s De Bello Civili, Caesar’s De Bello Gallico, Cicero’s De re pubica, Cicero’s In Catilinam, Cicero’s Letters, Cicero’s Philippics, Ennius’ Annales, Horace’s Carmen Saeculare, Horace's Ars Poetica (all) Horace’s Epodes, Horace’s Odes (all), Horace’s Satires, Juvenal’s Satires, Livy’s De urbe condita, Lucan’s Pharsalia , Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, Martial’s Epigrams, Ovid’s Amores, Ovid’s Ars Armatoria, Ovid’s Fasti, Ovid’s Heroides, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Ovid’s Tristia , Plautus’ Amphitruo, Platus’ Casina Persius’ Satires, Petronius’s Satyricon (all), Pliny the Younger’s Letters, Propertius’ Elegies, Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae (all), Sallust’s Bellum Iurguthinum, Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis, Seneca’s Moral Epistles, Seneca’s Phaedra, Seneca’s Thyestes, Statius’ Silvae , Statius’ Thebaid, Suetonius’ Augustus, Tactitus’ Annales, Tacitus’ Germania, Terence’s Adelphoe, Tibullus’ Elegies, Vergil’s Aeneid (all), Vergil’s Eclogues, and Vergil’s Georgics.
I can also help you to speak conversational Latin and to write Latin. My techniques can help with both comprehension and production.