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Christopher

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My teaching style broadly consists of two kinds: a method used for language-learning and a method used for history. Both are relatively straightforward. For language study I follow the usual method of most classicists, focus on syntax and clause structure--in particular I find that understanding the clause structure of any language, ancient or modern, analytic or synthetic, is crucial in intuitively understanding the meaning of a sentence. In history I try to help students understand the "historical method" as easily as possible through exposure to historical sources and understanding of their uses--I also frequently approach history from a so-called "bottom-up" or microhistorical approach, which I've found in teaching Roman Republican history can be very useful for students in understanding how a society functioned, which is crucial for their understanding of causality of events. These methods of approaching teaching in these particular subjects served me well during high school and now as I approach the end of my undergraduate education, and while I cannot of course guarantee particular results for any student, I've found that in my experiences volunteer teaching and elsewhere that my method has been generally well-received.

Christopher’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University - Current Undergrad, Classics

Hobbies

Greek/Latin, Shitouryuu karate, plastic models, poetry, history

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

American Literature

AP Latin

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Foreign Language

High School English

High School Level American Literature

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Middle Level

Languages

Latin

Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Test Prep