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Receive personally tailored Latin lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

If you've found yourself or your student in need of an Orlando Latin Tutor, Varsity Tutors can put you in touch with a high-quality instructor. Don't let the fact that Latin is a dead language make you think it's irrelevant. Its influence is apparent throughout modern English, and it serves as the foundation of Romance languages spoken the world over. Any doctor, scientist, theologian, theologian, or lawyer can tell you they find Latin vocabulary in their daily work. Latin lives on in the world around us. If you're hoping to sharpen your skills, investing in Orlando Latin tutoring can be a smart call.

What are the advantages of working with an Orlando Latin tutor near me?

There are significant benefits associated with Orlando Latin tutoring. Most notably, it gives you access to an expert on the language. Generally speaking, Latin isn't a terribly complicated language, but it is markedly different from the majority of modern languages. This is most noticeable when considering how it approaches expressive intent. In modern language, we primarily rely on word order to determine the meaning of a given phrase or sentence. When the order of words is changed, the meaning of that phrase or sentence usually changes as well. For example, "The bike hit the car," means something different than, "The car hit the bike." Word order means far less in Latin, though. Instead, it is the end of the word, or the inflection, that indicates the meaning of a phrase or sentence. This distinction in logic can be a major stumbling block for novice students.

This is part of why working with Orlando Latin tutors can be so beneficial. These instructors go through serious vetting to ensure they have the knowledge and experience required to cover the material and have their communication skills assessed to make sure they can effectively teach the material to their students. They can develop lesson plans which focus first on teaching the basics before introducing lessons that build upon one another in order to move the student towards proficiency. Because these are individual students, the Orlando Latin tutor can answer questions and provide clarification in the moment, helping to sharpen comprehension. This can make these sessions an excellent complement to high school Latin courses.

Another advantage to working with Orlando Latin tutors is that they can aid in the arduous task of tackling the enormous amount of memorization required to reach proficiency. Memorization is required when learning any language, but learning Latin demands more than usual due to the way the language is structured. This is highlighted in the way nouns are treated. As is seen in Romance languages, Latin has gendered nouns. Unlike is seen in Romance languages, Latin has three genders instead of two: masculine, feminine and neuter. Instead of using gendered articles and suffix-based rules to determine which gender a noun will be, nouns are, in theory, "intuitively" categorized. In fairness, this is true in some cases. Queen, for example, is a feminine noun, while man is a masculine noun. Other categorizations are far less intuitive. Year, for example, is considered masculine, while flame is considered feminine and war is neuter. Spelling and meaning do not necessarily provide any clues, which is why rote memorization is really the only way to guarantee proficiency.

Here is another way that Orlando Latin tutors can be of service. Sometimes you need someone to step up and be a taskmaster. As you work your way through the memorization process, they can drill you on the vocabulary. Because they've done this before, they can offer memory retention strategies, helping you to improve your recall skills. Because it's just you and them, they can also tailor the way they're working with you to your strengths. Some people, for instance, are visual learners. For these individuals, it might make sense to bring in flashcards that associate Latin terms with images. On the other hand, some people are verbal learners. These students might benefit from more traditional flashcards with Latin-to-English translations. The ability to customize tools and tactics to the needs of their students is part of what can make working with Orlando Latin tutors so effective.

Orlando Latin tutoring can also be customized to meet individual learning needs. In a conventional classroom, school rules rule. Your teacher has a set curriculum they have to follow and only so many days in the school year in which to cover it. That means they can't necessarily afford to slow down to make sure everyone is ready before moving on to the next unit. The only timetable your Orlando Latin tutor answers to is yours. If you've already mastered the vocab list for this week, there's no reason the two of you can't move on to something more challenging. If you're struggling with this week's material, though, they can shift around the lesson plans to make sure you're up to speed before you move on to the next topic. These sessions are all about setting you up to do your best work.

This type of instruction also comes with the perk of being able to choose when and where you work. Whether you choose an online or in-person option, we work to pair you with an instructor who meshes with your schedule. With an online option, you can log on to the Live Learning Platform from the campus library at the University of Central Florida or the comfort of your dining room table. With in-person instruction, you can choose to meet your Orlando Latin tutor at a location near your school or work. It's this sort of flexibility that makes this a great opportunity for busy med and law school students.

How can I find an Orlando Latin tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors makes securing Orlando Latin tutoring easy. If you're interested in finding live online courses to supplement your tutoring sessions, our educational consultants can enroll you in an upcoming course section as well. Contact Varsity Tutors today to get started in as little as 24 hours.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Latin Tutoring review by Andrew in Orlando, FL
Today, we worked on reviewing for the student's final exam, which is coming up next week. She wasn't sure exactly what she wanted to review today, so we went through her class handouts from various topics until we came to the ablative absolute, which she professed not to understand very well. So, I re-explained how the construction works in general, and then we went through a bunch of practice sentences from their class handout, helping to solidify the usage in her mind through repetition. There were also several English-to-Latin practice sentences, so we went through those as well; this an exercise that often helps students to remember a construction by making them produce it in reverse. After this, we did some work on the construction of the various past tenses, with attention to how the active and passive forms are similar and different. We will continue with some more review tomorrow.
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Latin Tutoring review by Ralston in Orlando, FL
Reviewed Chapter 28 vocabulary today; Present tense subjunctive verb forms in the active voice, purpose and jussive clauses for the subjunctive, and sentence translation. We're going to be going over the basics (declensions and endings as well as verb forms).
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Latin Tutoring review by Hannah in Orlando, FL
In our session, the student and I continued to work through the prose composition exercise we began in our last session. For each sentence, I asked him to identify the subject(s), verb(s), direct object(s), and indirect object(s). I also asked him to identify the case, number, and gender of nouns and person, number, and tense of verbs. We reviewed temporal clauses and the third person demonstrative pronoun, is, ea, id. We also reviewed Latin noun declension charts. HIs understanding of Latin grammar continues to improve!
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Latin Tutoring review by Christopher in Orlando, FL
This session we started Chapter 14. The main focus of this chapter was the present participle; additionally, it covered uses of the ablative case. I worked with the student on the function of participles and their grammatical components since they're a hybrid of verbs and adjectives. Following that, we translated reading 14A. Next session we will continue reading 14B and do more practice.
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Latin Tutoring review by Mary in Orlando, FL
The student did a pretty admirable job with the adjectives tonight; he is mostly consistent in the understanding that some endings go with certain types and not with others. I suggested that he practice vocabulary with some online resources to strengthen those definitions and genders.
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Latin Tutoring review by Michael in Orlando, FL
Today the student and I worked on translating English to Latin and went over his Latin final which he got an 82 on. He made a few mistakes multiple times. This is good. He did not make many single mistakes. This is correctable. Also, I saw that he got a 90 on his most recent vocab quiz. I left him with practice to conjugate a verb and decline a noun daily.
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