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Private In-Home and Online Latin Tutoring

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're in need of a Pittsburgh Latin tutor for yourself or a student in your family, Varsity Tutors can connect you with a high-quality instructor. Latin as a language might be dead, but its legacy lives on through much of the English language and as the root of Romance languages spoken across the globe. Lawyers, doctors, scientists, historians, and theologians can tell you they find themselves using Latin vocabulary on a regular basis during the course of their day-to-day work. If you'd like to sharpen your skills in this language with a rich history, working with a Pittsburgh Latin tutor can be a great place to start.

What are the benefits of securing the services of a Pittsburgh Latin tutor near me?

There are a number of reasons to consider studying with a Pittsburgh Latin tutor. One compelling reason is that it grants you access to an expert on the language. Latin isn't necessarily a uniquely complex language, but it is distinctive relative to the majority of modern language in its construction. This becomes clear when considering how intent is interpreted. In most modern languages, we understand meaning by considering the order of words. When the order changes, so does the meaning. For example, "The dog bit the boy," means something entirely different than, "The boy bit the dog." Latin operates a bit differently. It's not the order that dictates meaning but the end of a word, or its inflection. This can be confusing for novice students.

Pittsburg Latin tutoring can be helpful in this regard. Instructors are thoroughly vetted to ensure they understand this concept along with others and possess the communication skills necessary to effectively explain them. Pittsburgh Latin tutors can develop the lesson plans necessary to cultivate a strong foundation of understanding and build out comprehension from there. Because these sessions take place in a one-to-one setting, they can answer questions and issue clarifications in real-time. That makes these sessions a great complement to high school courses in particular.

Pittsburgh Latin tutors can be particularly helpful as students approach the sometimes overwhelming task of memorization associated with learning Latin. All languages require memorization, but Latin demands more than usual because of the way it operates. Nowhere is this more clear than when one considers how nouns are gendered. Students familiar with Romance languages are no strangers to gendered nouns, but with Latin, there are no gendered articles or suffix-based rules demarking which nouns are feminine and masculine. In fact, Latin throws in a third gender category to the mix: neuter. In Latin, gender categorization is supposed to be "intuitive," and in many cases, it is. For instance, the word man is masculine, and the word queen is feminine. But in other cases, what causes a word to be categorized in certain ways is anyone's guess. Why, for instance, is the word war considered neuter? As a result, the only way to ensure true proficiency is rote memorization.

Pittsburgh Latin tutors can be your ace in the hole as you tackle this challenge. They can quiz you on batches of vocabulary until you're sure you've got them down. Because they've had to go through this process themselves, they can recommend memorization strategies that may improve your recall. They can also tailor their instruction efforts to the way your mind works. For instance, some people have memories that are visually-oriented. For these students, a Pittsburgh Latin tutor might use flashcards that associate Latin terms with images. For a student who is more verbal in nature, traditional flashcards that use English and Latin terms might be used. It's the ability to customize instruction methods to the student that can make these sessions so effective.

Pittsburgh Latin tutoring can also be customized to an individual student's learning pace. In a classroom setting, the teacher has to keep pace with the school year. They only have so many days in the semester to cover all the material in their curriculum. They can't necessarily slow down to make sure everyone understands all the material in a given unit before moving on to the next one. Your Pittsburgh Latin tutor only has to worry about you. If that means rearranging a lesson plan to allocate some extra time to a concept you're struggling with, then so be it. These sessions are about setting you up to succeed.

Another benefit to Pittsburgh Latin tutoring is that you can participate when and where best suits your needs. We work with you to select a solution that meshes well with your schedule. If you decide to opt for online sessions, you can log on to the Live Learning Platform from anywhere that has internet, be that the campus library at the University of Pittsburgh or wearing your favorite pajamas from the comfort of your couch, connecting with your instructor using video chat, the virtual whiteboard, or document sharing. If you prefer in-person interaction, we can set you up with a local instructor who can meet you at a location close to work or school. In either case, you get to work in a setting that's both convenient and conducive to focus and learning. That makes this an excellent option for working professionals as well as law and med school students who need to improve their Latin language skills.

How can I find a Pittsburgh Latin tutor near me?

It's a lot easier than you might think. Varsity Tutors can get you set up with Pittsburgh Latin tutoring in as little as 24 hours. Maybe you're looking for a little extra help for your high school student. Maybe you're studying to be a doctor or attorney. No matter what your level of experience might be or how busy your schedule is, we have a solution that can work for you. If you'd like to support these efforts with a live online course, our educational consultants can get you enrolled in an upcoming course section, too. There's no reason to delay. Get in touch with Varsity Tutors today and get the ball rolling!

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Latin Tutoring review by Amira in Pittsburgh, PA
The student and I did our wrap-up session. I had her define a whole list of words, re-read it and re-answer the questions. She got three more correct the second time. Then, I explained the passages to her. She did an extra math session on her own and we discussed the problems she needed help with.
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Latin Tutoring review by Michael in Pittsburgh, PA
Today the student and I reviewed some of his homework. It included polar integration, higher order and composite derivatives, as well as sequences and series. The student was able to figure out the polar integration. The composite derivatives were very productive, because the student figured out fairly complex concepts. The student also seemed less stressed and more comfortable than previously, which leads me to believe he is making great progress.
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Latin Tutoring review by Drew in Pittsburgh, PA
I started this session by going over the student's classes and their respective syllabi.  After determining what is expected of him in each class, we went over how to properly use a planner.  Since the student has trouble using the planner, I helped him devise a system in which he carries a notebook with him at school and leaves the planner at his desk at home.  It is my hope that keeping his planner in a central location will help him maintain a better system for keeping track of what work needs to be done.  I also helped the student finish his Geometry homework by helping him come up with a process to figure out two-column proofs.      The student has very little trouble with the actual subject matter.  Rather, his problem is with organization and keeping accurate records of when things are due.  Once I have helped him develop strategies and techniques for keeping track of things, I think his grades with rapidly improve.
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Latin Tutoring review by Ishita in Pittsburgh, PA
Today we started on ACT prep, mostly reviewing the math section. He's doing okay with the material, with a couple of rusty areas in geometry and algebra 2, and he needs work on timing.
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Latin Tutoring review by Caroline in Pittsburgh, PA
We reviewed for the student's test coming up this week. We talked about graphing polynomials, their shape, increasing/decreasing, solving polynomials, piecewise functions, and word problems including area/perimeter equations. We then worked through a review packet given to him by his professor.
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Latin Tutoring review by Reed in Pittsburgh, PA
Student 1and I worked on trigonometry: sine, cosine and tangent. She completed problems from both books quickly and accurately. I helped her with one word problem, finding the length of an escalator when given the angle of elevation and the vertical elevation. Student 2 needed help on finding inverse relationships for x and y when given multiple numbers in a grid.
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