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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 interested in finding a Latin tutor for yourself or your student in Seattle, Varsity Tutor can connect you with high-quality instructors. Latin is technically a dead language, but just because there are no communities actively speaking the language doesn't mean you can't feel its reverberations in modern culture. Its influence is seen throughout the English language and it forms the foundation of all Romance languages spoken throughout the world. Lawyers, doctors, scientific researchers, historians, and theologians use Latin vocabulary on a daily basis. For something that's supposed to be "dead," its legacy is very much alive. If you'd like to be a part of continuing that legacy by studying Latin, working with a Seattle Latin tutor can be a great place to start.

What are the advantages of studying with a Seattle Latin tutor near me?

There is a wide array of benefits associated with Seattle Latin tutoring. One such benefit is the access it grants you to an expert on the language. Latin isn't a particularly complicated language, but it is distinct from most modern languages, particularly when it comes to grammar. In the majority of modern languages, we rely on the order of words to derive meaning from a phrase or sentence. When we switch up the order of the words, we also tend to switch up the meaning of that sentence. For example, "The dog bit the boy," tends to elicit a very different reaction than, "The boy bit the dog." In Latin, word order doesn't have the same impact. Instead, the meaning is reliant upon inflection, or the ending of words. This different paradigm can be confusing for novice students.

Seattle Latin tutoring can be helpful in clearing up confusion. Instructors are thoroughly vetted beforehand to ensure they understand concepts such as inflection and have the communication skills necessary to explain these ideas. They can develop lesson plans that establish the basics and then build from there, allowing students to build towards proficiency overtime. Because these tutoring sessions take place on a one-to-one basis, Seattle Latin tutors can address questions as they come up to help cultivate comprehension. As a result, the service can work well as a complement to high school Latin courses.

Seattle Latin tutors can also be helpful in tackling the enormous amount of memorization required to gain proficiency in Latin. Memorization is necessary to learn any language, but Latin makes it more difficult than most languages. No element of the process illustrates this quite so well as the role of gendered nouns in Latin. Those who have studied Romance languages are not unfamiliar with gendered nouns, but they had the benefit of gendered articles and suffix-based rules to help guide them through understanding categorization. Not only does Latin not have such luxuries, but they have a third category of gender outside of feminine and masculine nouns: neuter. Categorization is supposed to be "intuitive," and while that might be the case sometimes, it often isn't. For instance, there doesn't seem to be anything intuitive about why ruin is considered a neuter noun or anger is considered feminine. The only foolproof way to know for sure is memorization.

Seattle Latin tutors can help with memorization. Sometimes your best ally when you have a mountain of terminology to learn is someone who can drill you on it. A private instructor can quiz you until you have all of the vocabulary committed to memory. What's more, because they've been in your shoes before, they may be able to recommend memory retention strategies to help improve your recall. This is also a time when individual attention can pay off. People's memories can be triggered in different ways. Some people are more visual in nature. For these students, a Seattle Latin tutor might leverage flashcards that use images to represent Latin terms. Other students might be more verbal. In these cases, the instructor might default to more traditional English-to-Latin text-based flashcards. The ability to customize instruction methods and tools to the strengths and preferences of the students can make these sessions much more effective.

Seattle Latin tutoring can also be customized to address the learning pace of an individual student. In a classroom setting, the pace is determined by the calendar year. The teacher has a predefined curriculum that they need to cover in a certain number of days. They can't really afford to slow down to make sure that every student is ready to go before moving on to the next unit if they want to get through all the material before school lets out. Your Seattle Latin tutor only needs to worry about you and your needs. If it turns out that you need a little more time to strengthen your understanding of a given concept than was originally anticipated, they can rearrange the schedule to accommodate that. These sessions are about you first and foremost.

Seattle Latin tutoring is a flexible education solution that fits with your schedule. We find someone who can meet when you have time to study. If you select an online option, you can meet your instructor by logging on to the Live Learning Platform wherever you have internet access - be that the library on campus at the University of Washington or the corner of your couch at home - connecting with your instructor using a virtual whiteboard, video chat, and document sharing. If you prefer in-person interaction, you can meet-up with a local instructor at the spot of your choosing near your home, work, or school. In either case, it's on your time in a setting that's conducive to learning and focus, making this a solution that's perfect for busy professionals and students.

How can I find a Seattle Latin tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors can connect you with Seattle Latin tutors in as little as 24 hours whether you're looking for help for your student or you're a student yourself. If you'd like to support these efforts by enrolling in a live online course as well, our educational consultants can provide additional information about upcoming course sections. Contact Varsity Tutors today to get the process started.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Latin Tutoring review by Natalie in Seattle, WA
Final day before test on Saturday: reviewed strategies for math, writing, reading. Discussed examples to use for essay. Worked concrete math problems. Discussed what to do day before test, day of test, things to bring. Ended with more vocab practice, tearful goodbyes.
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Latin Tutoring review by Tom in Seattle, WA
Emphasized the importance of completing writing assignments. I've assigned him to re-work that assignment (elaborating on some critical analysis of Catch-22) and complete another argumentative paper. These are both to show significant effort by Sunday (potentially next Tuesday, pending scheduling quirks). I've given the student specific instructions on how to improve the current essay and how to approach the other paper, as well as how to organize his thoughts. I look forward to seeing his progress next time we meet.
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Latin Tutoring review by Marcus in Seattle, WA
We went over the preterit and imperfect tenses in Spanish.  I had the student do a diagnostic test, then asked her how she distinguished between both tenses.  Then, we went over how to identify each tense.  We then did an exercise trying to decide which tense to use.  Then, we did one of her textbook's exercise that, again, tried to decide which tense to use.  Finally, she corrected the errors on her diagnostic test.  
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Latin Tutoring review by Mark in Seattle, WA
Reviewed for the student's Algebra 1 test covering topics of factoring, solving equations, and graphing functions.  Reviewed for her History test covering topics of post-civil war America, US Imperialism, and the Spanish-American War.
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Latin Tutoring review by Rachelle in Seattle, WA
During this session we worked on estimating quotients. To do this we talked about rounding and worked on our multiplication facts and long division skills. We also did a couple word problems which involved drawing pictures and guessing and checking. The student seemed to catch on quickly to the material. Her basic multiplication facts are good. She can write them all out correctly. She did very well catching on to the rounding process and did excellent with the word problems and drawing pictures. She seems to be grasping the concept of long division; knowing what to do and mostly understanding why, but the process hasn't completely sunk in yet. When I left, she seemed confident in finishing the rest of her homework on her own. She did great!
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Latin Tutoring review by Lauren in Seattle, WA
The student and I reviewed conversion of fractions to decimals and percents, which she reported she was having some trouble remembering. Additionally, we completed the remaining quantitative reasoning practice test questions all of which she answered correctly. She briefly practiced reading comprehension by completing two stories and their accompanying questions. She was focused and cooperative throughout the session and as always was motivated to learn. We plan to meet again next Thursday, 11/6.
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