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Jacob W.

Latin Instructor with a Record of Success

Latin Instructor with a Record of Success

$70/hour

  • 150 hours tutoring

  • Battery Park New York, NY 10005

About Jacob


Bio

Mastering Latin can enhance academic success for any student: it enriches critical thinking, helps with standardized testing, and impresses elite colleges. That said, it isn’t easy, and even the most gifted students will sometimes need a little extra help. I have the skills and experience to identify a student’s learning style and guide them to classroom success. Whether the student is struggling with the material, or just wants to work ahead, I can give them the boost they need to achieve. I...

Mastering Latin can enhance academic success for any student: it enriches critical thinking, helps with standardized testing, and impresses elite colleges. That said, it isn’t easy, and even the most gifted students will sometimes need a little extra help. I have the skills and experience to identify a student’s learning style and guide them to classroom success. Whether the student is struggling with the material, or just wants to work ahead, I can give them the boost they need to achieve. I have been studying Latin since I was twelve years old, majored in Classics in college, and worked nine terms at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (“CTY”), an academic summer program for which I taught Latin and Greek & Latin Etymologies. Thanks to the time and individual attention we gave our students at CTY (typically 12-17 years old), they completed an entire college semester of Latin in three weeks. At the end of the course, we evaluated them using a mock administration of the National Latin Exam. Nearly all students passed with very high marks, and many passed with scores high enough to earn national awards.

I have a fun and dynamic teaching style that stresses fundamentals while keeping students excited about Latin. I have studied and/or taught from most of the major Latin coursebooks, and I have had the time and opportunity to learn what works and doesn’t work for many different types of students. I filter my language instruction through the lens of Roman culture so that the student understands how the time and place informed the language, and vice versa. A number of my students have gone on to study classics or related topics at elite colleges, and those I have spoken with have cited our Latin class as a major inspiration. I now work as a lawyer, but I want teaching Latin to remain a part of my life. I’m available in all of New York City except Staten Island, and parts of Long Island or New Jersey may be possible on a case-by-case basis. References are available on request.


Education

Brandeis University
Classics
Yeshiva Unviersity
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Rate details: The above rate is for tutoring in support of primary classroom instruction; please inquire about rates for full service instruction.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of New York, NY 10005
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/28/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Latin

Latin

Over five years, I have taught Latin to nearly a hundred 12-17 year olds at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Program. We provided intensive, one-on-one support in the classroom and I developed skills and experience crucial to identifying a student's learning style and helping them overcome the obstacles specific to them. I stress grammar and fundamentals, but use Roman culture and history to keep the material relevant and exciting.

History

Classics,

Classics

I have a BA in Classics, focusing on Latin Literature and Roman Culture. I worked for five years at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, where I taught Latin to nearly a hundred students and achieved excellent results. I have a fun, dynamic teaching style that stresses fundamentals while using cultural and historical context to keep the material engaging.
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I have a Juris Doctor and I am an attorney licensed to practice in New York. I received top marks in Constitutional Law classes in Law School, and was selected as a tutor for advanced constitutional law courses by the Student Bar Association.

Language

Latin

Latin

Over five years, I have taught Latin to nearly a hundred 12-17 year olds at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Program. We provided intensive, one-on-one support in the classroom and I developed skills and experience crucial to identifying a student's learning style and helping them overcome the obstacles specific to them. I stress grammar and fundamentals, but use Roman culture and history to keep the material relevant and exciting.

Other

Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I have a Juris Doctor and I am an attorney licensed to practice in New York. I received top marks in Constitutional Law classes in Law School, and was selected as a tutor for advanced constitutional law courses by the Student Bar Association.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (89 ratings)
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(78)
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(11)
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Reviews

Helpf for Cesar Translation

Jacob's insights are very much appreciated. Incremental progress is leading to greater levels of success each and every lesson. Very grateful.

Thomas, 11 lessons with Jacob

Good so far

We have been working with Jacob for some time now and things have been good so far. Our son has been able to maintain his grade in Latin so far.

Kathy, 19 lessons with Jacob

Wonderful Tutor

Jacob has been working with me for over a year now -he is dependable and patient and has greatly increased my knowledge of the Latin Language. I highly recommend him!

Jennifer, 30 lessons with Jacob

Great tutor!

Adam really takes the time to carefully explain and review the multitude of details that are required for learning Latin. He is a very experienced tutor who has great enthusiasm for working with his students.

Joyce, 17 lessons with Jacob

Knowledgeable, patient and very professional.

A very good tutor, who actually likes sharing his love for Latin. Also a good role model for teens. Works hard to ensure that the student actually understands the structure of the language and the skills required to master it.

Raj, 23 lessons with Jacob

$70/hour

Jacob W.

$70/hour

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