I was born and raised in Germany and have lived in Baltimore for over ten years. As a 7th grade Latin teacher, I have experience working with middle school students, and I have also taught Latin, history, and writing on the college level. In addition, I have also worked with high school students. I hold a B.A. in history and German studies from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and am currently completing my PhD in Classics at the Johns Hopkins University. I enjoy learning as much as I enjoy teaching, and am a firm believer in Seneca's statement "non scholae sed vitae discimus" - we learn not for school, but for life.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Bielefeld, Germany - Bachelors, History
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Current Grad Student, Classics
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What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that learning is fun, and I strive to make my students' experiences just that.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know each other. What do you enjoy about the subject? What are you struggling with? Go over recent assessments and homework. And then get to work!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
One skill that I have learned as a teacher is to explain a concept in many different ways. Everyone learns differently.