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Nicholas Mataya, MA

Latinist & Diaconal Candidate
Experience

7 Years

Tutoring

Latin

About Me

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.

Linguistic Experience

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

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

30 Minute Trial Lesson:

Hourly Rate:

$30.00

$60.00

Special Rates: Negotiable upon request.

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.

Tutoring Locations

Online Only

Ages

High school students and up.