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Experienced educator, specialized in literature and language
David L.

9 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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David L.'s Photo

Experienced educator, specialized in literature and language
Experienced educator, specialized in literature and language
David L.

9 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

9 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About David


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I am David. I have over twenty years of experience teaching Latin, Italian, and English literature and language at the university level. I graduated summa cum laude in Classics and Italian with minors in history and philosophy from the University of Texas and held a Fulbright Full Grant in Italy before earning my Ph.D. in Italian at Stanford University. I have taught at Yale, Stanford, and Notre Dame and I am currently working as a translator and writer in the greater Houston area.
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I am David. I have over twenty years of experience teaching Latin, Italian, and English literature and language at the university level. I graduated summa cum laude in Classics and Italian with minors in history and philosophy from the University of Texas and held a Fulbright Full Grant in Italy before earning my Ph.D. in Italian at Stanford University. I have taught at Yale, Stanford, and Notre Dame and I am currently working as a translator and writer in the greater Houston area.
I started tutoring Latin in college and enjoyed seeing students gain a greater confidence with the language and with English as well.
I taught English as a Second Language in Italy on a one-on-one basis to young adults and business professionals.
I have worked with students in small groups and individually on improving their Italian, Latin, and English writing, as well as studying for tests.
I am currently teaching individual lessons on major authors of western literature, such as Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Shakespeare.

I hold degrees in Classics and Italian. I have years of experience bringing the language to different levels of students and have advanced training in foreign language pedagogy, ACTFL proficiency testing, and I have a student-oriented approach to language learning.

I have taught English and world literature at the college level for two decades and have taught English as a Foreign Language in Italy for even longer. I am up-to-date on current methodologies and I enjoy helping students gain confidence in speaking, reading, and writing. I have years of experience teaching college-level writing in the humanities.

I am easy to reach and have a flexible schedule. I am happy to tailor lessons to individual student needs.


Education

University of Texas at Austin
Classics and Italian
Stanford University
Masters
Stanford University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: My rates are flexible, especially if there are more than one lesson per week or if there are small groups.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/29/2022

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Art History

Corporate Training

Italian,

Italian

I hold a PhD in Italian from Stanford University and have taught Italian at three major US universities. I am proficient in foreign language and literature pedagogical methods. I love the Italian language and culture and love to help others learn it.
Latin,

Latin

In my research I have focused on Latin literature and language through the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. I began tutoring Latin during my BA and have continued over the years. Latin is my first second language and I love helping students feel more comfortable with this very fun language!
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have taught English language and literature in a world literature context for 20 years.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught English writing and literature in a world literature context for 20 years
Writing,

Writing

I have had the opportunity to teach writing to all levels of college students and to tutor students in the AP and IB English programs. My focus is expository and argumentative writing in the humanities (history, literature, etc.).
Grammar, Proofreading, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Classics,

Classics

I hold a BA in Classics summa cum laude from the University of Texas, with coursework in Ancient Roman and Greek history, literature, and language. My graduate work in Italian included courses in Ancient Greek and Latin culture. I have taught courses on ancient Roman history and have published a book about the reception of the classics in the Middle Ages.
American History, Art History, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English language and literature in a world literature context for 20 years.
Writing

Writing

I have had the opportunity to teach writing to all levels of college students and to tutor students in the AP and IB English programs. My focus is expository and argumentative writing in the humanities (history, literature, etc.).

Language

Italian,

Italian

I hold a PhD in Italian from Stanford University and have taught Italian at three major US universities. I am proficient in foreign language and literature pedagogical methods. I love the Italian language and culture and love to help others learn it.
Latin,

Latin

In my research I have focused on Latin literature and language through the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. I began tutoring Latin during my BA and have continued over the years. Latin is my first second language and I love helping students feel more comfortable with this very fun language!
TOEFL

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English language and literature in a world literature context for 20 years.
Writing

Writing

I have had the opportunity to teach writing to all levels of college students and to tutor students in the AP and IB English programs. My focus is expository and argumentative writing in the humanities (history, literature, etc.).

Other

Geography

Summer

Italian,

Italian

I hold a PhD in Italian from Stanford University and have taught Italian at three major US universities. I am proficient in foreign language and literature pedagogical methods. I love the Italian language and culture and love to help others learn it.
Writing

Writing

I have had the opportunity to teach writing to all levels of college students and to tutor students in the AP and IB English programs. My focus is expository and argumentative writing in the humanities (history, literature, etc.).

Test Preparation

TOEFL

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Knowledgable and Helpful!

David was extremely knowledgable about my topic, Dante's Inferno. I had an upcoming paper about this piece of literature and every question I asked was greeted with a clear, concise and thorough answer. David really helped and I would highly recommend!

Caroline, 3 lessons with David
Hourly Rate: $50
Response time: 8 hours
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