My passion is for the Classics, for preserving and communicating the wonderful depths of knowledge which have been the core of education for the past 2000 years. Latin and Greek literature has shaped much of the development our civilization and those students who endeavor to contribute to its preservation and appreciation deserve to be supported.
In addition to background and love for the Classics, shown through my BA from the University of Pittsburgh and a pending MA from King's College London, I also have qualifications in various areas of history (I double-majored for my BA), a field which works hand-in-hand with the Classics. It is similarly focused on the preservation of knowledge and is, I believe, instrumental in understanding many of the important issues which we face today.
While I love history, my favorite subject to tutor is Latin. I absolutely love the language and love the opportunity to help others uncover the vast richness of literature written in Latin.
Being an older and almost exclusively written language, Latin is not an easy subject for which to innovate teaching methods. There is, however, an opportunity to expand on traditional teaching methods by incorporating some of the advances made in teaching modern languages, primarily by using more speaking and listening exercises.
Outside of tutoring, my main hobby is music. I am a singer-songwriter and I also help other local artist by leasing my home recording equipment which affords me with ample opportunities to interact with a wide variety of people.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelors, Classics & History
Graduate Degree: Kings College London - Masters, Classics
Music, Guitar playing, travel, learning languages, food