How can AP Latin tutoring help you succeed?
Advanced Placement exams can constitute some of the most nerve-wracking experiences of a student's high school career. The AP Latin exam can be particularly difficult. The AP Latin exam not only tests a student's knowledge of Latin by asking them to learn and translate large amounts of unaltered texts by two quite different ancient authors (Vergil and Caesar), but it also asks them to understand these ancient works in a literary and historical context, conduct stylistic and rhetorical analysis, have a strong knowledge of ancient poetic meters, and even read works by additional authors on sight, without having seen the texts in question before the exam. Even the best and most dedicated students would have trouble when faced with the depth and breadth of knowledge that is required to perform well on the AP Latin exam. Fortunately, knowledgeable and detail-oriented AP Latin tutors are here to help.
When it comes to preparing for an exam that requires such thorough subject knowledge, it is imperative that the tutor you select be extremely well versed in all aspects of the exam. Varsity Tutors can connect you with a variety of tutors who have expertise in the subject area. Many of these tutors not only breezed through their AP Latin course, they went on to successfully educate others in the subject. With the educational directors, you can work alongside them to find a tutor who meets your learning styles, suits your personality, and can work with your schedule. In addition, the tutors are able to focus on the specific content that you are having trouble with.
Translating unaltered Latin texts can be a difficult and tedious process that requires both patience and enthusiasm from a tutor. AP Latin tutors are not only knowledgeable in Latin with thorough grammatical knowledge, but also have the communication and teaching skills to help students patiently work through even the most difficult grammatical passages. With AP Latin tutoring, you can work beyond superficial course concepts to build the skills and confidence required for potential future Latin courses, as well as for careers that may call for such knowledge like translation. Your tutor can take the time to explain and point out the numerous poetic and rhetorical devices that appear throughout the texts, helping you not only recognize but thoroughly explain devices like pleonasm, asyndeton, or synecdoche. Finally, although scansion can be a challenge, your tutor can show you strategies to systematically break down and analyze any line of dactylic hexameter, step by step.
Your tutor can build a custom curriculum for your lessons, targeting the areas of AP Latin with which you struggle most. Your tutor makes your sessions as effective as possible by designing them to cater to your specific learning goals, and adapting your learning trajectory as you master the topics in front of you. They are capable of helping you choose realistic goals, as well as making sure that you remain on the path to achieve those goals. Rather than the impersonal course-in-a-box review offered by AP Latin prep books, consider the benefits of immediate feedback and support available through personal tutoring. Should you find that you need additional support during the week, or you have an upcoming subject and would like an extra tutoring session beforehand, you can simply discuss it with your tutor and make the arrangements. They may offer to do online tutoring, or a combination of in-person and online studying for students who have hectic schedules and varied responsibilities.
Tutors also offer flexible scheduling options, including weekend and evening availability, and can meet for lessons at the location of your choosing: from the comfort of your living room, to a local coffee shop, or even online. Call your local office today for more information about exceptional AP Latin tutoring!
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We also went through several short stories in Mandarin, which were accompanied by pictures. I helped the student translate the words she did not know, and we went through the stories from the previous session."