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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 tutor in Tucson for yourself or your student, Varsity Tutors can connect you with a solid instructor. Latin is, technically speaking, a dead language, but it comes with a rich and vibrant legacy. Its fingerprints can be found throughout modern English and it serves as the basis of all of today's Romance languages. Doctors, lawyers, scientific researchers, theologians, and historians all use Latin vocabulary in their daily work. If you'd like to be able to leverage a little Latin vocabulary of your own, studying with a Tucson Latin tutor is a great way to get started.

What are the benefits of working with a Tucson Latin tutor near me?

There is a litany of reasons to consider securing the services of a Tucson Latin tutor, chief among them the access it grants you to an expert on the language. Latin is not known for being an overly complex language, but it is distinctive among modern languages. This is made plain when considering how intent is expressed in sentence structure. In most modern languages, we understand intent by considering the order of the words in a sentence or phrase. This is obvious because when we change the order of the words, the meaning of the sentence usually changes, too. For example, "The snake bit the girl," is likely to get a very different reaction from someone than "The girl bit the snake." However, in Latin, the reader doesn't look to word order to understand intent. Instead, it's the ending of the word, or the inflection, that matters. For a novice student, this shift in paradigm can be confusing.

Tucson Latin tutors can help with the challenges students face as they attempt to learn the language. They are put through a vigorous vetting and interview process to make sure they understand such concepts and have the skills necessary to effectively explain them to students. They can craft lesson plans to help establish an understanding of the basics and then build from there to move students towards proficiency. Because interactions with students take place on a one-on-one basis, your instructor can address questions as they come up, helping to shore up comprehension. This can make these sessions the perfect complement to high school Latin classes.

Tucson Latin tutors can also help with the monumental task of vocabulary memorization. Learning any new language requires students to memorize new vocabulary words, but Latin asks more of students than most languages do. This is clearly highlighted when considering how Latin treats gendered nouns. Students of Romance languages are familiar with the idea of gendered nouns, but in Romance languages, they come replete with gendered articles and suffix-based rules as guides. Latin offers no such luxuries. To complicate matters, Latin introduces a third gender category: neuter. The language expects you to intuit what the gender of the word should be, and while some of the words are intuitively feminine or masculine, that's not always the case. For instance, there's no reason that the word bridge is intuitively masculine or the word anger is intuitively feminine. As such, memorization is really the only way to ensure students to a point of full proficiency.

Tucson Latin tutors can help with this, drilling students until they reach a point of full memorization. Because your instructor will have gone through exactly what you're experiencing, they can also offer potential memory retention strategies to improve your recall. This is also a situation where individual attention can pay off. Research has shown that different people can have their memories triggered in different ways. Your Tucson Latin tutor can work with you to figure out which of your triggers are most receptive and incorporate tools that play to those strengths. For instance, if you're verbally-oriented, it might make sense to lean on traditional text-based flashcards. If you're more visual, though, flashcards that use images and Latin terms might be a better fit. The ability to customize instruction approaches and tools to fit the student can make the time you spend with your instructor far more effective.

Tucson Latin tutoring can also be tailored to your individual learning needs. In a classroom, your teacher can't necessarily cater to the needs of each individual student. They have a set amount of material they have to get through according to the curriculum they've been handed, and there are only so many days in the school year. That means they might not be able to slow down to make sure everyone is ready to move on to the next unit. Your instructor can pump the brakes whenever you need to, though. If it turns out you need more time on a unit than was originally anticipated, they can rearrange the lesson plan to ensure you're fully up to speed. These sessions are about preparing you to do your very best.

Tucson Latin tutoring is also an incredibly flexible preparation option. You get to choose when and where you engage. If you select an online option, you can log on to the Live Learning Platform from any location that has internet access, whether that's the comfiest corner of your couch at home or the campus library at the University of Arizona, and connect with your instructor via video chat, document sharing, and the virtual whiteboard. If you've selected local interaction, you can meet up with your instructor at a convenient location near work or school. This flexibility makes Tucson Latin tutoring a great solution for busy professionals and med and law school students.

How can I find a Tucson Latin tutor near me?

Whether you're looking for assistance for your struggling high school student or a little extra help for yourself, Varsity Tutors can find you an online or in-person Tucson Latin tutor in as little as 24 hours. If you'd also like to supplement your efforts with a dynamic live online course, you can request additional information about upcoming course sections from our educational counselors. There's no reason to delay any longer. Contact Varsity Tutors to get the process going!

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Latin Tutoring review by Andrew in Tucson, AZ
Today we worked on preparing for the student's upcoming Latin exam, partly covering grammar and translation. We started off working on the grammar side of things, reviewing a variety of topics that she had questions about, such as the irregular verbs, possum and do. A lot of the grammar side of things is simple memorization that she thought she could handle on her own while studying tonight, so the rest of the time we worked some more on translation methods. We started in on a new passage from the textbook, and she translated it using my word-by-word method, as we dealt with grammatical difficulties as they arose. As this passage included a number of passive participle and finite forms, it provided a chance to point out that you should always look for ablatives near passives, either the ablative of agent or means.
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Latin Tutoring review by James in Tucson, AZ
We reviewed vocabulary sets prior to a quiz the next day, continued to review the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd conjugations in the context of verbs necessary for that quiz, and discussed the 3rd declension of nouns and adjectives. We also came up with derivation words from modern English to make definitions easier to remember and to be used in a derivation portion of the quiz.
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Latin Tutoring review by Ralston in Tucson, AZ
Focused on reading comprehension, sentence translation (relative clauses and passive voice), and uses of each case.
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Latin Tutoring review by Bradford in Tucson, AZ
Helped the student study for an upcoming test, including usage of the genitive case and the translation of multiple new adverbs
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Latin Tutoring review by Hannah in Tucson, AZ
To begin our session, the student and I reviewed the household item flashcards. We each took turns choosing a card and she read aloud the Latin for each. I reiterated that the abbreviations, m. f. and n., stand for masculine, feminine, and neuter, the three genders that a given Latin noun can have. She was able to make this association and proudly stated each gender when asked for it. For the next game, I gave her a sheet of paper with a column labeled "Household Word" and a column labeled "Picture." I placed a pile of flashcards with Latin household words face down in the middle of the table. We each took turns selecting a flashcard from the pile, writing the Latin verb in the its designated column, and then drawing a picture of the household item in the "Picture" column. The student really enjoyed this exercise and helped me identify the item corresponding to each Latin flashcard I drew from the pile as well as her own. She also helped with the details for several of my pictures.
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Latin Tutoring review by Rebecca in Tucson, AZ
We reviewed translation and grammar homework, and practiced parsing nouns, verbs, adjectives, principle parts, and neuter nouns.
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