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From the College of William and Mary I graduated with an Artium Baccalaureus degree in Ancient Languages (Greek and Latin) in 1972. Subsequently, I have studied classics at Georgetown, Tufts, and the University of Virginia. I spent 40 years teaching Latin--and sometimes Greek--in the urban (Washington, DC) and suburban (Fairfax County, VA) classroom. In Washington, DC, I tutored AP Latin to students after school since this class was not offered in the curriculum. In McLean, VA, I tutored students from parochial, private, and public schools on Saturdays in order to help them succeed in the Latin classroom. Student success is my priority, and I was exhilarated when a student had a breakthrough in the pursuit of learning a foreign language. I am well-versed in all levels of Latin from the introduction to the language to AP literature (currently Caesar's Bellum Gallicum and Vergil's Aeneid). I believe that everyone is capable of reading Latin, and in order to facilitate proficiency I use multiple strategies and reinforcement tactics to alleviate issues that a student has. I have traveled with students to diverse countries in the Greco-Roman world, including Great Britain, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. It is ironic that more learning often occurs outside of the classroom when traveling to the locales mentioned by classical authors. I also enjoy classical music and opera; often I played selections of composers of the baroque, classical, romantic, and modern eras of music. Often students would request specific selections, and I would bring CDs to school from my personal collection and share them. I have been described as the scholarly type, and I continue to embellish my learning about the Greeks and Romans.

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Jim’s Qualifications

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Undergraduate Degree: College of William and Mary - Bachelor in Arts, Latin


Reading; Classical Music and Opera;Travel

Tutoring Subjects



Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Latin 4

SAT Subject Test in Latin

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