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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 looking for a Latin instructor for yourself or a student in your family, Varsity Tutors can connect you with a Raleigh-Durham Latin tutor who can help Latin learners delve into this difficult language. Learners at all skill levels are welcome, as a Latin mentor can tailor their curriculum to your skill level and target your individual Latin-learning goals. Whether you're just getting started picking up the language or have highly-developed Latin skills and are looking to build true fluency, Raleigh-Durham Latin tutoring can be an excellent way to get the instruction you're looking for.

How can a Raleigh-Durham Latin tutor near me assist me in building my abilities?

Latin is an ancient language that is an important part of the development of Western language, literature, science, and culture. Latin is considered a "dead language," which means that there is no living population where Latin is widely used as a spoken language. However, this does not mean that Latin has no utility in the modern world. Latin is still widely used in law, theology, medicine, scientific research, and other fields, and can also be a useful touchstone when trying to develop a more complete understanding of Romance languages that are descended from Latin, like French, Spanish, and so on.

Whatever the reasons you or your student are interested in learning Latin, Raleigh-Durham Latin tutors can target the specific aspects of the language that are most important to you. This is a significant benefit of private tutoring - if you're looking forward to a career in law, for example, your instructor can put the focus of your lessons on the Latin legal terminology still used in Western legal practice today. If you have a student who would like to go on to study Latin literature, their instructor could place the focus on being able to consistently pronounce Latin words, which can be important when trying to grasp the rhythms of Latin poetry and prose.

Raleigh-Durham Latin tutors can help you or your student come to terms with the unique difficulties of learning Latin. In some ways the age of the language makes Latin easier to learn - for example, you will not have to worry about developing an "authentic" Latin accent, as there is no longer any such thing. On the other hand, it can be difficult to find opportunities to practice Latin, and some of the grammatical forms used in the language can seem odd or confusing. For instance, Latin uses a system of inflections whereby the endings of words provide important grammatical information that determines what subjects act on what objects. In English this is usually done with word order - for instance, "Bob called Susan" means something different than "Susan called Bob." In Latin, word order is flexible, which can make getting used to the language challenging for beginners. Raleigh-Durham Latin tutors can give students the opportunity to practice written and spoken Latin with an expert in the language. They can give feedback on your understanding and usage and help you refine your skills, giving you the amount of practice that can be necessary when trying to gain an understanding of Latin grammar. One of the most important factors in learning any language is frequent, dedicated practice, and being able to speak, read, and write Latin with an expert in the language on a regular basis can make a difference in your ability to learn.

Your private instructor can adjust their teaching style to suit the needs of you or your student, which can make Latin more approachable. For a visual learner, a Raleigh-Durham Latin tutor can put together flashcards to help you memorize Latin vocabulary, or create grammatical diagrams to assist you in understanding Latin sentence structure. If you or your student are more of an auditory learner, they could record audio notes for you to listen back to while studying. Whatever your learning preferences are, private Raleigh-Durham Latin tutoring allows instructors to get to know how their students learn best and tailor their lessons accordingly.

Will I be able to fit Raleigh-Durham Latin tutoring into my busy schedule?

Private instruction is flexible, and we'll take your personal timetable into account when we're matching you with an instructor. We can talk to you about you or your student's schedule and learning needs and find a mentor who has the skills necessary to assist you in reaching your goals and is available to teach when it's convenient for you.

Raleigh-Durham Latin tutors are available both online and in person. Online instruction takes place through our Live Learning Platform. You'll be able to work with your instructor face-to-face over video chat. You can also use tools like a shared document editor that can help you develop your written Latin and where your mentor can write practice passages for you to practice reading, a virtual whiteboard that allows your instructor to present diagrams and other visual information, a recording tool that lets you review prior sessions, and more. This can provide the same sort of dynamic, interactive experience that you'd get studying in person.

However, if you or your student would prefer to work with a mentor in a physical location, you can meet your Latin mentor wherever is most comfortable and distraction-free, whether that's a cafe, a library like the James B. Hunt Jr. Library or Chapel Hill Public Library, or even your own home.

Additionally, if a group class is more your speed, you have the option of enrolling in an online Latin course where you'll interact with your classmates and a qualified instructor in a virtual classroom. If you'd like to learn more about this option, reach out to our educational consultants.

How can I find a Raleigh-Durham Latin tutor near me?

If you reach out to Varsity Tutors today, we can get started finding a Raleigh-Durham Latin tutor who's right for you or your student right away. Just give us a call and let us know your scheduling requirements and we can find an expert instructor who meets your needs in as little as 24 hours.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Latin Tutoring review by Amelia in Raleigh-Durham, NC
Today, the student and I reviewed uses of the subjunctive mood, going through form and then focusing on translation. After reviewing subjunctives from previous chapters, we moved on to the new use in the chapter her class is currently on. She has her three subjunctive uses down pretty well now, but needs to continue to work on verb forms.
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Latin Tutoring review by Julia in Raleigh-Durham, NC
In preparation for a practice test to be given tomorrow, the student and I focused exclusively on the future tense in Latin. We reviewed both active and passive endings, the difference between first and second conjugation endings and third and fourth conjugation endings, and how to create verb forms from the word stem. He also did some translation on his own time, and we have made plans to review that via email this week, prior to our next scheduled session on Thursday.
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Latin Tutoring review by Dana in Raleigh-Durham, NC
The student and I had a good first session. After a few minutes of getting acquainted, we confirmed that in her study of Latin last year, the class did not cover all of books 1 and 2, and the obvious result is that there are some gaps in her background -- no fault of her own! These we can fill over time. We then looked at a few items in book 3, chapter 23. The exercise examined Latin's present, perfect passive, and perfect active participles; with only a few vocabulary prompts, she did exceedingly well translating sentences containing these participles. We paused frequently to examine the sentences in a broader way, identifying subjects, direct objects, indirect objects, nouns following prepositions, and verbs in the perfect tense. The latter prompted a look at verbs' principal parts (conjugations 1-4) -- what each one is and does. The student has a vocabulary check/ quiz tomorrow, and a test on the chapter on Monday. I invited her to request a session before that test, if she felt it would be helpful. In any case, she found our work today agreeable, and we have scheduled our next session for next Wednesday.
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Latin Tutoring review by Emelen in Raleigh-Durham, NC
We went over case endings some more, including the forms. We also went over a test the student took two weeks ago (overall very good; the only issue that arose was nouns in apposition, but she understood her mistakes). The time spent on cases seems to be paying off, and she was able to translate sentences from English to Latin.
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Latin Tutoring review by Roshan in Raleigh-Durham, NC
In this session, we discussed some politically-themed articles, which proved to be a challenge because of the variety of difficult words. It turned out to be great practice for the student as he prepares his speech in French.
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Latin Tutoring review by Andrew in Raleigh-Durham, NC
This week, I reviewed vocabulary and the forms of the verb 'to be' with Student 1 and Student 2, and worked through some of the exercises on derivatives. With Student 3, I reviewed the lesson's new material, before he worked through the workbook exercises for the lesson.
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