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Kitchen Table Latin (Tutoring)

VSI’s KTL coordinator, Andrew Brehm, is actively looking for new tutors and tutees. If you are interested in tutoring for VSI please read the job description and apply at this link. If you are interested receiving tutoring, please fill out the tutoring admissions application below. For inquiries, please send an email to tutoring@veterumsapientia.org.

Available Tutors

I have over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring at the elementary, junior high, and graduate levels.

Experience: 12 Years
Tutor for:

Latin & Ancient Greek.

Tutoring Locations

Online Only

Ages

Elementary school students and up.

Magistra Jenni Glaser, MA

Professional Teacher & PhD Candidate

Availability (Starting after May 2, 2022)

Preferred / normal time zone: Eastern

  • Sunday: Between 3pm and the end of the day
  • Monday: 4-5pm, but also flexible
  • Tuesday: 4-5pm, but also flexible
  • Wednesday: 4-5pm, but also flexible
  • Thursday: 4-5pm, but also flexible
  • Friday: depends

30 Min. Trial Lesson

$50.00

Hourly Rate

$100.00

Preferred Curriculum / Book

Lingua Latina for Latin, Alpha to Omega for Greek

What other curricula/books are you willing to use?

Absolutely anything. I’ve taught with the majority of Greek and Latin textbooks.

Do you use the natural (spoken) method?

Yes

How would you describe your teaching style?

I am energetic and fun. I tailor lessons to you and work at your pace. I have helped many students who wanted to learn Latin or Greek on their own, I have helped students prepare for graduate level studies in the language and get accepted to programs, and I have helped students who are struggling or want to work ahead to succeed in their primary classes. My goal is for you to learn the language well, and to fall in love with the language in the process.

Are you willing to teach classical Latin upon request?

Yes

Intro

My name is Jenni and I am a professional Latin and Greek teacher with over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring both Latin and Ancient Greek. I have taught professionally at the elementary, junior high, and graduate levels and I hold Master’s degrees in Classical Philology. I am currently working on my PhD at Bryn Mawr College, and before that I taught Greek and Latin at the Polis Institute for several years. I also have experience with spoken Latin and Ancient Greek, and I teach all of my school courses in a 100% immersion setting. My passion is to show every interested student that they have the capability to master these languages. With my help, the complicated aspects of these languages will become clear to you, as I help my students learn tools and strategies that they will keep with them in the classroom and out – all in a fun and friendly tutoring environment. With specifically tailored instruction, either as a supplement to current courses or an education ab initio (i.e. from the beginning), I will work with you to help you access the beautiful literature, history and music of the languages of the Ancient World.

Languages

  • Latin: Fluent
  • Greek: Fluent
  • Hebrew: Fluent
  • German: Intermediate Speaking
  • French: Reading Knowledge
  • Spanish: Reading Knowledge
  • Italian: Reading Knowledge
  • Middle Egyptian: Reading Knowledge

Experience: 8 Years

Tutor for:

Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, and Catalan. Biblical Greek and German but not via the spoken method.

Tutoring Locations

Online & In-person in the Minneapolis area

Homeschool Co-ops?

Yes, virtually.

Ages

Elementary school students and up.

Magister Sean Pilcher

Professional Teacher & Translator

Availability (Starting after May 2, 2022)

Preferred / normal time zone: Central U.S.

  • Sunday: After noon
  • Monday: After 3pm
  • Tuesday: After 3pm
  • Wednesday: After 3pm
  • Thursday: After 3pm
  • Friday: After 3pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm

30 Min. Trial Lesson

$20.00

Hourly Rate

$50.00

Would you have special rates for special requests?

Negotiable according to need.

Preferred Curriculum / Book

Lingua Latina

What other curricula/books are you willing to use?

Most any

Do you use the natural (spoken) method?

Yes

How would you describe your teaching style?

The natural method

Are you willing to teach classical Latin upon request?

Yes

Intro

Magister Pilcher, a native of Iowa, began his study of Latin at a young age. During various extended stays on the continent, he became fluent in several modern languages and fell in love with the city of Rome. His Latin study continued at Saint Louis University where he began his work as a translator. His recently-completed translation of the Tabula Libri Ethicorum (Aquinas Institute, forthcoming) is the first in any language of the Angelic Doctor’s concordance of the Nicomachean Ethics. He also works to prepare and authenticate sacred relics. His approach to living Latin is informed by his mentor Fr Reginaldus Foster, OCD. He currently teaches Latin to all ages in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Languages

  • Latin: Fluent
  • Spanish: Fluent
  • French: Fluent
  • Catalan: Fluent
  • Italian: Fluent
  • Greek: Proficient
  • German: Proficient
  • Russian: Proficient
  • Portuguese: Proficient
  • Czech: Proficient

Experience: 7 Years

Tutor for:

Latin

Tutoring Locations

Online Only

Ages

High school students and up.

Nicholas Mataya, MA

Latinist and Diaconal Candidate

Availability

Preferred / normal time zone: Central (U.S.)

  • Sunday: After 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: After 6 p.m.
  • Friday: After 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: After 2 p.m.

30 Min. Trial Lesson

$30.00

Hourly Rate

$60.00

Would you have special rates for special requests?

Negotiable upon request.

Are you willing to offer Latin classes at homeschool co-ops or parish Latin class?

Yes, virtually

Do you have experience with homeschooling?

Yes, my 4yo daughter homeschools.

Preferred Curriculum / Book

Anything but Latin:Alive!

What other curricula/books are you willing to use?

I have used Lingua Latina, Wheelock, and Henle, along with the use of actual Latin authors.

Do you use the natural (spoken) method?

Yes

How would you describe your teaching style?

While I do use (and have experience with) the natural method, I am more familiar with the Grammar-Translation method.

Are you willing to teach classical Latin upon request?

Yes

Intro

I am a Latin teacher in Texas and a candidate for the Diaconate in the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church. I received my BA from Louisiana State University and my MA from Villanova University, along with some doctoral work at Swansea University in the UK. I have been teaching Latin for several years, using several different curricula. I am a member of the Familia Sancti Hieronymi, a group dedicated to the speaking and teaching of Latin from a Catholic perspective. I absolutely love languages (all sorts), and I will help you discover your love for Latin.

Languages

  • Latin: Excellent
  • French: Excellent
  • Spanish: Proficient
  • Euskara: Moderate
  • Ukrainian: Beginner
  • Welsh: Beginner

DVRATE ET VOSMET REBVS SERVATE SECVNDIS
(Virg. Aen. I, 207)

Experience: 21 Years

Tutor for:

Latin, Greek, Spanish, Italian, and German.

Tutoring Locations

Online Only

Ages

18 and up.

Nicolás Lázaro, PhD

Availability

Preferred / normal time zone: GMT-3

  • Monday-Friday: Flexible
  • Saturday: Morning

30 Min. Trial Lesson

$35.00

Hourly Rate

$75.00

Would you have special rates for special requests?

1-on-1 acquiring hours package (X10), Groups (maximum of 5)

Preferred Curriculum / Book

Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata series from Hans H. Ørberg (Familia Romana, etc.) For Greek: Athenaze series.

What other curricula/books are you willing to use?

All the LLPSI and the Greek series made by the Academia Vivarium Novum.

Do you use the natural (spoken) method?

Yes

How would you describe your teaching style?

My teaching style is based on; (1) Directing and imitation: students will learn from the active and natural spoken method, imitating the teacher, describing pictures, learning poems and songs, etc. (2) Discussing and interaction: Reading in loud voice, ask and answer questions. I ALWAYS dedicate the first and the last 10-15 minutes to solve exercises. (3) Delegate tasks: solve exercises, write short texts, search and describe images (paints preferred), write an own grammar & content summary of the lessons.

Are you willing to teach classical Latin upon request?

Yes

Intro

My name is Nicolás Lázaro and I received my PhD from the National University of Rosario (UNR, Argentina) on Medieval Philosophy (Thomas Aquinas). Born and raised in Argentina, I have studied abroad: Italy, USA, Brazil and Germany. I have completed many specialization courses on Classics (with the Polis Institute, the Academia Vivarium Novum, the Pontificio Istituto “Altioris Latinitatis”). My main scope is to teach Classics to read the Great Books of Western Civilization on their own language, without any translation.

Languages

  • Latin: Fluent
  • Greek: Proficient
  • Spanish: Fluent
  • Italian: Fluent
  • German: Proficient

Experience: 6 Years

Tutor for:

Latin, Greek

Tutoring Locations

Online Only

Ages

Middle school students and up.

Cory Landrum

Availability

Preferred / normal time zone: Eastern (U.S.)

  • Monday: 4:30-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 4-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 4-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1-5 p.m.

30 Min. Trial Lesson

$20.00

Hourly Rate

$50.00

Would you have special rates for special requests?

Negotiable upon request.

Are you willing to offer Latin classes at homeschool co-ops or parish Latin class?

Yes, virtually.

Do you have experience with homeschooling?

I have a lot of experience working with homeschoolers, having taught in two different homeschool co-ops for 6 years.

Preferred Curriculum / Book

Cambridge Latin Course or Lingua Latina

What other curricula/books are you willing to use?

Wheelocks’s, Henle, Latin for a New Millennium, Ecce Romani or any other textbook of choice.

Do you use the natural (spoken) method?

Yes

How would you describe your teaching style?

I teach primarily using a combination of the natural and traditional grammar methods. I want students to have a deep understanding of Latin morphology and syntax and not just produce forms. Using the natural method, I get students to discover how Latin works without having to always reference English. I provide students with regular practice, mnemonic devices to aid memory, and a slew of tips and tricks along the way.

Are you willing to teach classical Latin upon request?

Yes

Intro

My name is Cory Landrum. I received my BA in Classical Languages and Literature and History from the University of Michigan. I’m presently working on a MA in Systematic Theology at Christendom College. I am a Diocesan high school teacher of Latin and have extensive experience teaching for homeschool co-ops. I have also taught Latin to seminarians and religious postulants. In addition to Latin, I have taught Biblical Greek to high school aged homeschoolers. Students who work with me will walk away with a profound appreciation of classical languages and a superior ability to engage with ancient works in the original.

Languages

  • Latin: Superior
  • Greek: Advanced
  • Biblical Hebrew: Reading
  • German: Reading

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