I am a graduate of CUNY Hunter College with a Bachelors in Latin and Ancient Greek, as well as a Masters in Adolescent Latin Education. I have years of experience tutoring just about every age group and level of Latin (6th grade through college), even founded an afterschool Latin tutoring program for elementary school students, and taught Middle School Latin for the DOE.
I am passionate about teaching students because I found myself through Classics, first stumbling on Ancient Greek through the historian Herodotus, "The Father of History," and teaching myself the language outside of a school setting. This is how I found my love for classical languages and learning in general really. This interest extended to Latin, for which I was prepared because of the rigor of Greek. A scholarship through my school allowed me to study Greek abroad in Athens, Greece; and another scholarship in the name of the Pope's Latinist, Reginald Foster, brought me to Rome, Italy to study Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, and mostly spoken Latin through the Paideia Institute.
Furthermore, I encourage students to find the beauty of Latin and Greek for their own sake, which still nonetheless echo through every modern discipline today. In this way, they will become better readers and writers, and ultimately better learners, as these classical languages shape their minds.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelor in Arts, Latin
Graduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Master of Arts, Latin Teacher Education
Latin and Greek poetry and meter, Cicero, Ovid, Vergil, Lucretius, Herodotus, Tacitus, St. Augustine, Romanticism, Wordsworth; mystery novels; writing poetry and short stories; football and jogging; indie music (e.g., Lumineers, Vance Joy)