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Hello! My name is Mary and I am currently in graduate school getting my Masters in Theology. I love helping students with all aspects and stages of wr... See more

  • education Thomas More College of Liberal A...
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 22 more
  • Response time Very responsive
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I have been a teacher and mentor for over 20 years teaching all levels and programs in Spanish from kindergarten to high school. These teaching assignments have been a great opportunity to use my skills as a strong language teacher. I also

  • education Florida International University
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 24 more
  • Response time Very responsive
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Lauren S.
from Baton Rouge

I received my bachelor's degree in English Writing from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015. After a year of teaching middle school and substitute teaching, I went back to school and received my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing deg... See more

  • education Loyola University New Orleans
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 13 more
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Hi, I'm Steven. I love chemistry and biology, and I have a passion for teaching and mentoring others. I want to help you demystify and simplify difficult subject matter into easy, relatable terms. My goal is to motivate you to achieve yo... See more

  • education Emory University
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 54 more
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I am an interdisciplinary scholar with extensive training and expertise in classical languages, literatures, and linguistics. I completed my PhD studies in classics at UCLA, where my area of interest was late antique social and religious hi... See more

  • education University of California - Los A...
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 5 more
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Jan Mitchell
from Spring Valley

I've taught French (I-AP), Latin (I-AP), and AP English Literature at private schools for nearly 9 years. I've tutored in French since 2009; in Latin (Levels I-III), since 2016. I believe that all students can perform exceedingly well if th... See more

  • education Indiana University Bloomington
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 6 more
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Kyle Roff
from Minneapolis

I taught 6th and 7th graders in Costa Rica for two years before returning to Minnesota to teach 7 years as a 5th grade classroom teacher. I have significant experience in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of my students in an a... See more

  • education Bethel University
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 17 more
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I'm a Tufts graduate and have been a tutor for over 13 years. I am a firm believer in customizing lessons and study methods for every student. I strive to be entirely realistic and kind about the challenges clients face.
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  • education Tufts University
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 12 more
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Daniel Horowitz
from Los Angeles

I graduated from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania (cum laude with honors). I have prior tutoring experience and have worked with children as a camp counselor for 4 years! My specialties include the humanities: English and History.

  • education University of Pennsylvania
  • location Los Angeles
  • subject Latin + 54 more
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Scott Wu
from Los Angeles

I have been teaching and tutoring students for over 15 years, including students of nearly all ages. I have worked with hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to receive scholarships and attend prestigious universities. I attende... See more

  • education University of Southern Californi...
  • location Los Angeles
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Latin Tutoring

I think that a lot of people balk at the idea of learning Latin because of the reputation that precedes it. Your first thought is that Latin is a dead language, so what is the point of learning a language that nobody in the world uses to communicate? There are different reasons for everyone to take Latin, but learning Latin will actually make you better at communicating whether you speak English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Romanian. The thing to know about Latin is that it is one of the biggest roots of English and the Romance languages. That should make some sense. But I will get to that. First, you need to know that private Latin tutors are the best way to improve your Latin skills and become a more intelligent person overall.

Okay, back to the Romance languages. To be totally honest, I thought that they were called that because the stereotype is that ladies love people that speak them and that those accents are sexy. It turns out that I am totally wrong on that one, so chalk that one up as a mistake. Instead, the Roman- part of Romance should have been a clue because it literally means that it is derived from Rome. That was the home of the Latin language before it became extinct to speakers. Instead of speaking Latin, all of the other languages formed, which is why learning Latin can be a great idea if you want to become multilingual beyond just two languages.

A lot of people who get the choice between Latin and other languages will choose the other languages because they think that there is a better chance of using them in life. There are no people on the planet that speak Latin to communicate, so it makes more sense to learn Spanish and French, especially since those languages have such strong roots in America. That instinct is actually limiting your ability to learn languages. Instead of choosing Spanish or French, choosing Latin can give you the skills to learn both Spanish and French, as well as Italian, Portuguese, English skills, and more. Latin is the Swiss Army Knife that you break open to understand far more than if you just had one or two tools in your toolbox. Learning Latin concurrently with your Spanish tutoring can be a great way to understand both better.

Beyond learning all of the Romance languages, Latin will also prepare you to do better in English. There are a lot of students that take Latin to help prepare for the SAT because the lessons in word roots and grammar are really helpful on the reading section of the test. That seems like a lot of work for such a specific goal, which is why you really need to have longer term goals for Latin to take the language. That is just an added benefit more than anything and should not be the primary one.

Learning Latin is also great for specific professional fields that are heavy on the language. Law is one thing that is steeped in Latin because a lot of laws are rooted in the same laws that were written long ago in Latin when it was still alive. Knowing Latin can make a big difference to lawyers that need help understanding the history of law. Again, it could be a really small benefit to just use it for law school, but it might help you understand and remember laws better, which should be reason enough to focus on the language. Hiring Latin tutors near me is a great way for students to get a useful tool for the rest of their lives.

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In learning a dead language, it is not always easy to spot someone that has the skills to tutor you. What are the signs that someone is equipped to be a Latin tutor? Fortunately, consumers have the option of going to tutoring companies like ours to help make the matching process simple, but where do we find our tutors? The answer is not that simple. Building our private Latin tutoring roster has taken time and it is not something easy to replicate. We vet our tutors heavily to make sure that we provide the best service to consumers.

One of the things that makes you attractive as a Latin tutor is often not the ability to be a Latin tutor. Most people looking to be Latin tutors know Latin, so it is hard to stand out from the bunch when the thing that you offer is the same as everyone else, but you just claim to know how to teach it better. That is not to say that you should not focus on your Latin, but having a second skill can make you a versatile member of our team. Those that are able to combine their Latin tutoring skills with one of the other Romance languages are instantly more attractive tutors both in Latin and the other language. Another way that you can offer more than just Latin is through SAT prep. As mentioned, the word roots and grammar help are things that students seek out, so showing them how the two collide can be a great way to offer more value.

When looking for Latin tutoring near me, everyone has different preferences for what they are looking for in a tutor, which should benefit you because it means that we are looking for a diverse group of voices to help students learn. There are tons of opportunities out there to tutor, so we are constantly looking for people with Latin skills that are also talented at working with students. There are certain techniques that you just pick up through practice and experience as a one-on-one teacher. It takes time to learn, but the reason that we look for experienced people is that the results show so clearly in the sessions with students, interactions with parents, and overall tutoring experience. If you are someone that can offer great tutoring to our team, apply to our staff today.

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