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Dennis A.

Looking to learn Greek or Latin? I'm here to help!

Looking to learn Greek or Latin? I'm here to help!

$65/hour

  • 465 hours tutoring

About Dennis


Bio

I received my PhD in Classical Languages and Literatures from Cornell University. I have authored multiple papers on Ancient Greek literature and history in various journals. I’m delighted to help students learn to read and compose in the ancient languages, as well improve their execution of English. I am also happy to offer instruction in Ancient History.

Having offered several writing seminars and ESL courses, I have learned many of the areas in which native and non-native speakers...

I received my PhD in Classical Languages and Literatures from Cornell University. I have authored multiple papers on Ancient Greek literature and history in various journals. I’m delighted to help students learn to read and compose in the ancient languages, as well improve their execution of English. I am also happy to offer instruction in Ancient History.

Having offered several writing seminars and ESL courses, I have learned many of the areas in which native and non-native speakers struggle to execute English with clarity and concision. My lessons are tailored to my students’ needs.

I have been working with Greek and Latin over a decade and have instructed well over 100 students at Cornell University in the ancient languages. My research involves Ancient Greek lyric poetry. I’m prepared to instruct students from beginner to advanced study.

Please let me know what your interests and needs are! I’m happy to meet in person or offer online instruction!


Education

Syracuse University
Classical languages
Cornell University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: My rates are flexible and I'm more than willing to work with a student's financial needs. I firmly believe financial restrictions should not keep a student from receiving the help they deserve.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Greek,

Greek

I received my PhD in Classical Languages from Cornell University. I have taught Greek and Latin for 8 years now, and tutored at the University level for 10.
Latin,

Latin

I have taught Latin at the college level for 6 years, with courses ranging from introductory to advanced grammar, morphology, and syntax. I'm especially interested in Latin Epic poetry, chief among which is Ovid's Metamorphoses.
ESL/ESOL

English

English, ESL/ESOL

History

Classics,

Classics

I have taught classical civilization and ancient history courses at Cornell University and Syracuse University. (10 years experience)
American History, European History, World History

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL

Language

Greek,

Greek

I received my PhD in Classical Languages from Cornell University. I have taught Greek and Latin for 8 years now, and tutored at the University level for 10.
Latin,

Latin

I have taught Latin at the college level for 6 years, with courses ranging from introductory to advanced grammar, morphology, and syntax. I'm especially interested in Latin Epic poetry, chief among which is Ovid's Metamorphoses.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL

Examples of Expertise


Dennis has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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He is absolutely the best! Very knowledgeable and thoughtful.

Dennis has been helping my 10th-grade son doing Latin research at the college level. My son is taking a Latin seminar at a university. Initially, he struggled a lot since his high school didn't prepare him well enough for doing deep research. Dennis has really given him wonderful advice. My son also likes Dennis's style very much! Thanks a lot!

Fiona, 6 lessons with Dennis

Excellent teacher

Knowledgeable and very resourceful in all areas. Was patient and helpful with teaching me. Ever step was given to me and more great at what he does

Carlos, 3 lessons with Dennis

Awesome tutor! Extremely knowledgeable & patient

I've had Dennis as a tutor for Classical Greek for a few months now, and he's one of the best teacher's I've had so far. He works at a pace that's comfortable to me, he's very organized with lesson notes and reading materials, and he keeps the tutoring sessions very interesting by sharing his understanding of Linguistics and History as is relevant to the topics being discussed in those sessions. I highly recommend Dennis, and I hope to be able to work with him for a long time!

Dhruv, 36 lessons with Dennis

very approachable

Wise, friendly, realistic. Dennis is very organized and flexible- most impressive. He effectively outlined a way forward. This is going to be fun.

John, 20 lessons with Dennis

Great teacher!

Dennis helped my son with his Honors Latin. He is experienced, knowledgeable and patient. I highly recommend working with him.

Kerry, 30 lessons with Dennis

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Dennis taught Latin to my son. He is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. My son loves working with him. Dennis provides a summary of what he worked with my son and motivates him to do well. I am very happy with his tutoring style. Thank you!

Maryam, 13 lessons with Dennis

Upbeat tutor that makes you instantly comfortable.

Dennis helped my daughter understand a difficult poetry homework lesson. As soon as the lesson was over she raved about how he made her feel empowered. He didn't dismiss her thoughts even if they were way off base. My daughter said she wished all teachers could make students feel like Dennis make her feel. She even said that maybe English wasn't so bad after all and she just needed the right person to work with her. I hope to continue to use Dennis to help my daughter in the future.

Wendy, 2 lessons with Dennis

Grammatical structures

Phenomenal tutor! Nice, personable, incredibly smart, and great teacher. We reviewed grammatical structure in a passage sentence by sentence. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with any aspects of classics. All around fantastic job!

Jordan, 1 lesson with Dennis

Great teacher!

Dennis helped my son with his Honors Latin. He is experienced, knowledgeable and patient. I highly recommend working with him.

Kerry, 30 lessons with Dennis

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I have to have a minimum amount of words here. So let's say that Dennis is VERY knowledgeable and that is coming from someone who has been studying Greek for some time. He's quite an agreeable chap and very patient with this self-learner. Also very good with Latin and his knowledge with grammar is excellent. I highly recommend him for pursuing both languages.

Donald, 12 lessons with Dennis
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