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Jimmy C.

Latin Tutor specializing in Grammar, Syntax, and Translation

Latin Tutor specializing in Grammar, Syntax, and Translation

$75/hour

  • 264 hours tutoring

  • Lower East Side New York, NY 10002

About Jimmy


Bio

As a recipient of The Most Outstanding Senior Award in Latin in High School, 3+ years of experience tutoring college students at Denison University's Academic Support and Enrichment Center, and more than three years of tutoring multiple grades levels on WyzAnt, I have had tremendous success in helping students who struggle with Latin grammar, concepts, and translations using my own effective methods. My students have gone from failing and earning D's on their tests to achieving high B's and...

As a recipient of The Most Outstanding Senior Award in Latin in High School, 3+ years of experience tutoring college students at Denison University's Academic Support and Enrichment Center, and more than three years of tutoring multiple grades levels on WyzAnt, I have had tremendous success in helping students who struggle with Latin grammar, concepts, and translations using my own effective methods. My students have gone from failing and earning D's on their tests to achieving high B's and A's--all in a matter of weeks. My experience has afforded me with a tremendous skill set to develop a curriculum to match each student's individual learning ability. My goal is to provide the student with a step-by-step program that will enhance his or hers ability to autonomously translate Latin sentences quickly and effortlessly.

My approach to tutoring is manifested in a technique I call the "puzzle strategy." I encourage students to 'dissect' a sentence, i.e. identify and isolate each different grammatical structure in Latin such as the subject(s), verb(s), object(s), etc. In this way, the sentence becomes a much more manageable assignment. And so, translating becomes easier, and with repetition, it becomes routine. This approach also permits the student to focus on one aspect of the sentence at a time, which mitigates any confusion many students face when attempting to translate a sentence using what I call "word jumble." Once the student identifies and establishes each piece of the sentence, the puzzle becomes much easier to solve. This method has proven successful and guarantees improvement no matter the struggles beforehand.

I currently reside in the Lower East Side of New York City. I am willing to travel to Manhattan borough and occasionally to Brooklyn and Queens, depending on the location. My schedule is flexible, and I am available most nights during the week beginning at 6:00 pm and any time on the weekend as long as it's mutually agreed upon. I am also available for online sessions.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries about my credentials, or to schedule an initial lesson.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Kind regards,

Jimmy


Education

B.A., Denison University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 6 miles of New York, NY 10002
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/27/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin,

Latin

During my decade-long experience taking Latin courses, I received an award for Most Outstanding Senior in Latin award in high school, which honor granted to one senior who has demonstrated tremendous skill and acumen in Latin over the course of four years. This achievement afforded me with the ability to take advanced Latin courses in college, fortifying my prowess in Latin grammar, syntax, and reading comprehension. While in college, I became a faculty-recommended tutor and was one of only a handful of students tutoring in the Department of Classics during my tenure. Since graduating, I have also tutored elementary, middle, and high school students--all of whom I have helped with Latin despite having either little or no previous Latin experience whatsoever. My unique skill set, along with my myriad years of experience tutoring the language, has bolstered my credentials as an effective, collaborative, and accommodating tutor.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Grammar

Language

Latin

Latin

During my decade-long experience taking Latin courses, I received an award for Most Outstanding Senior in Latin award in high school, which honor granted to one senior who has demonstrated tremendous skill and acumen in Latin over the course of four years. This achievement afforded me with the ability to take advanced Latin courses in college, fortifying my prowess in Latin grammar, syntax, and reading comprehension. While in college, I became a faculty-recommended tutor and was one of only a handful of students tutoring in the Department of Classics during my tenure. Since graduating, I have also tutored elementary, middle, and high school students--all of whom I have helped with Latin despite having either little or no previous Latin experience whatsoever. My unique skill set, along with my myriad years of experience tutoring the language, has bolstered my credentials as an effective, collaborative, and accommodating tutor.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


EXCELLENT and interesting tutor. Young and helpful.

EXCELLENT. Jimmy was on time, respectful, a class act, smart, humble, fabulous. We are so lucky to have found him!

C, 31 lessons with Jimmy

Great tutor

Jimmy was really helpful for my son at a point when he was really needing help with Latin. He zeroed in on what was needed and worked in a focused productive way

Sara, 3 lessons with Jimmy

Amazing tutor

Straight to the point, very reasonable with price. Helped with translation and grammatical errors. Honestly can't wait to have future appointments with him. Every and any questions I had he answered respectfully.

Gina , 1 lesson with Jimmy

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Jimmy is well versed in Latin and has a unique way of helping break down the rules and understanding of words in an easy and memorable way. My daughter was impressed by his knowledge and approach. We will be hiring Jimmy again.

Trisha, 15 lessons with Jimmy

Fantastic tutor!

Jimmy is patient, thoughtful and knows his Latin! He was a real asset to my son's understanding (and appreciation) of Latin.

Karyn, 23 lessons with Jimmy

Patient, smart, and easy to understand

Jimmy taught me the easiest way to translate a sentence, he also helped me to understand conjugations in an easier way.

Betty, 8 lessons with Jimmy

Supportive and Committed

This was our first experience with online tutoring and although we were initially concerned about its effectiveness, we quickly found that it was effortless and as evidenced by our son’s improving grades in Latin, effective! From the first session with Jimmy, my son felt at ease. Jimmy is very knowledgeable about Latin and is a patient, supportive and committed educator. He is also flexible and reliable. While there is still some work to be done, my son’s Latin grades are improving thanks to Jimmy’s work with him. We're very pleased!

Jack, 24 lessons with Jimmy

Excellent tutor

Jimmy was prompt, engaged and knowledgeable about the material. He suggested ways my daughter could make the next session more efficient and effective.

Lisa, 1 lesson with Jimmy

Awesome tutor

I had a big Latin test coming up in September and I really am not that great at Latin (with my tests averaging in the 60's). Jimmy was a great tutor who really helped me out with preparing for that test. His online lessons were very good, and he definitely knows Latin well (even to the extent of not only understanding the syntax and parsing of Catullus's poetry, but understanding the content of the poems too). I went from not understanding anything to becoming very comfortable with the Latin I needed to do. I don't think I would have been able to do as well on that test if I didn't have Jimmy's help. Thanks Jimmy!

Klodiana, 8 lessons with Jimmy
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$75/hour

Jimmy C.

$75/hour

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Response time: 33 minutes