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Joshua M.

Waco, TX

$35/hour

Classical Latin & Greek Tutor

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/27/13
5.0 average from 2 ratings

$35/Hour


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Baylor University
St. Vladimir Theological Seminary NY
Enrolled

Education

Baylor University

St. Vladimir Theological Seminary NY (Enrolled)

About Joshua

I graduated cum laude, Alpha Chi, from Baylor University, in 2012. I studied Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Anglo-Saxon, and Linguistics.

It is my hope that students learn ancient language not as a mere code system for English but that they rather become proficient in the paradigm provided by the language itself. That is to say that they begin to understand the language on its own terms, which will naturally make it more intuitive and less mechanical.

I do not believe that complex languages are for the select few. I believe that if taught correctly a language can be acquired by anyone. It must be remembered that these ancient languages were mastered even by children. Language need not be difficult. It ought to be rich and enriching; in a word, pleasant. A riddle fails to be an enigma when the simplest of solutions is applied.

References are available upon request.
I graduated cum laude, Alpha Chi, from Baylor University, in 2012. I studied Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Anglo-Saxon, and Linguistics.

It is my hope that students learn ancient language not as a mere code system for English but that they rather become proficient in the paradigm provided by the language itself.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Waco, TX 76706
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Language:
Greek,
Hebrew,
Latin

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Greek

I took four years of Classical Greek at Baylor University and graduated cum laude. I read Plato, Homer, Diodorus, Thucydides, Theocritus, and Demosthenes. I have read large portions of Smyth's Greek Grammar, and continue to hone my skills since graduating. I successfully tutored a student of Fordham University who was greatly relieved to find Greek so simple after learning from me.

Hebrew

I successfully completed five semesters of Biblical Hebrew at Baylor University. I am well trained in Hebrew grammar and lexicon usage. I understand the patterns of word formation and verb recognition like the Qal and Piel. I am also familiar with related languages like Akkadian, Ugaritic and Aramaic which further refines my ability with Hebrew vocabulary.

Baylor University
St. Vladimir Theological Seminary NY
Enrolled

Education

Baylor University

St. Vladimir Theological Seminary NY (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joshua will travel within 30 miles of Waco, TX 76706.