Fordham University (Classical Languages)
Brown University (PhD)
Greetings! I'm Tim H. and I have an enduring love for Latin grammar and literature and a thoroughgoing appreciation for English language and literature. I received a Ph.D. from Brown University in 2013 and have taught extensively at the university level since 2008 and recently participated in Brown University Summer@Brown program for motivated high school students. My mission is to help students not only improve performance in class and on standardized tests but also gain an appreciation for language, literature, and expression in both reading and writing. In addition, I can be a valuable resource for understanding English vocabulary and grammar and for preparing for many standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
As a university professor, I have come to treasure the power of one-on-one student interaction. It offers the flexibility to personalize meetings and lessons for each individual student's strengths and weaknesses. My goal is to help students achieve the personal satisfaction of learning and achievement.
Though I've taught a range of history, literature, and mythology courses on the Greco-Roman world, my premier passion has always been the language and literature of Latin, which I have studied for 20 years. I have an PhD in Classics, focusing on Latin poetry, and have taught Latin at every level. Beginner, intermediate, advanced, accelerated--you name it, and I've taught it. Do your eyes glaze over at the idea of declensions and conjugations? Can't tell an ablative absolute from a purpose clause? Stuck on Cicero, bogged down by Vergil, drowning in Ovid? I know how you feel! I first plunged into Latin at a tender age, so I understand both its steep learning curve but also believe in the life-long academic rewards that understanding Latin provides.
My expertise in Latin literature--which involves a deep understanding of vocabulary, grammar, and literary analysis--runs parallel to an abiding love of English literature as well. I will hone close reading techniques that are applicable to any language and can train students in the knotty problems of English grammar, vocabulary, and usage. Command over these skills will help students excel both in English classes and on standardized tests.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am excited to hear from you and begin the learning process together! Greetings! I'm Tim H. and I have an enduring love for Latin grammar and literature and a thoroughgoing appreciation for English language and literature. I received a Ph.D. from Brown University in 2013 and have taught extensively at the university level since 2008 and recently participated in Brown University Summer@Brown program for motivated
I am currently based on the East Side of Providence, R.I. and will give a 33% discount (-->$40) to students who not based in Providence and who are willing to travel to the East Side.
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I have been teaching Latin at the college level for 7 years, both introductory grammar and major high-school authors (Vergil, Ovid, Cicero). In 2013, I received a Ph.D. from Brown University, with a dissertation on Latin poetry (Juvenal).