Location: York PA USA
Tutoring and Homework Help
Stephen G. of York PA USA Tutor Profile
Tutor Personal Information
I provide instruction in classical Latin (or modern German) to distant students through Skype or Google Chat.
In Latin, I teach through a process of assimilation, the way people learn language as children. I begin with stories made of the very simplest sentences and gradually increase the grammatical complexity of the sentences as the vocabulary expands as well. This is in contrast to the traditional approach to Latin which begins by memorizing the complete first verb declension, then the complete first noun conjugation. I will be happy to work with the Cambridge or Ecce Romani series which are the good commercial ones, or to send my own materials free of charge.
The stories that I use in my readings differ from the traditional military/political ones or 'the twins visit the farm' sort of Ecce Romani. I use unusual events, mythology, and fairy tales.
I also supply crossword and matching puzzles for reinforcing vocabulary and grammar as opposed to the traditional exercises.
Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability
|Grades Tutored:||Elementary, High School|
|Days Available:||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday|
|Contract Availability:||Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.|
|Tutoring Rates:||$15.00 to $30.00|
|Sliding Scale:||This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.|
|Time Spent Tutoring:||More than 10 years|
|Students Tutored:||26-50 students|
|Special/Focus Groups:||Gifted/Talented,Home Schooling,Physical Disabilities,Learning Disabilities|
|School:||Beloit College, University of Maryland|
|Awards||Gold Key Society (Academic excellence - Beloit College
C. Ingersoll Morse Award (Scholarship in German - Beloit College)
Tutoring styles cont'd: In German, I've chosen the text Deutsch Aktuell but will help with homework in any others. In my own German instruction I use a lot of German Internet sites in order to facilitate an understanding of modern German language usage and culture. I have lived and worked in Heidenheim-an-der-Brenz in Schwabia (southern Germany.)