I offer my services as a tutor in writing, Latin, Italian, Archaeology, and Classics. I have fluent reading knowledge of Latin. With this background, I taught several semesters of Latin at a large university. I also have advanced competency in Italian and ancient Greek, and basic knowledge of Dutch, German, and French. I recently received a Ph.D. in Classics (Latin, Ancient Greek, and archaeology) and will soon begin my career as a University Lecturer. While a graduate student, I taught several undergraduate writing and Latin classes. As a result, I have a proven record teaching students the fundamentals of English composition and languages. I particularly enjoy teaching these subjects because I can witness the students' progress from the beginning of the semester to the end. It is very satisfying to know that I helped to guide the students and teach them skills that can be applied to their other classes and future careers.
Beyond my classroom experience, I also tutored all levels of Latin at an Ivy League university and independently for many years. I particularly enjoy the close relationship between tutor and student because it allows me to customize lessons for the unique learning style, personality, and pace of each student. I encourage open communication with the student and his/her parents in order to achieve the learning goals of the student by the specific pedagogical approach that works best for the student.
I look forward to working with you to help you succeed academically. I promise good humor, fun, and great learning!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Dartmouth College - Bachelors, Classics
Graduate Degree: Florida State University - PHD, Classics
Archaeology and Reading
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle. I aim to develop the "educated mind" of my students by strengthening their critical thinking skills and applying these skills to practical, real-world use. To this end, I foster an interactive environment that encourages students to question everything and develop their own persuasive arguments based on primary source material, such as art, archaeology, and text. By engaging students mentally and emotionally in the course material, I strive to develop a life-long love of learning that will complement their strengthened critical thinking skills.