Learning is the most central part of my life, and I am always keen to help others accomplish learning as well. I provide tutoring in languages and math. I earned a BA in Linguistics from USC and and MA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) from Ohio State, and I'm currently a graduate student at Yale, in the NELC department. Languages I tutor include: - all areas of English: SAT/ACT reading and writing, grammar, proofreading, etc. - French: I took several years of courses in grade s... [more]
I took five years of French in grade school, from age 11-16, excelling at every level, as well as high school and college Latin and college Italian. I worked in college as a research assistant for a history professors digging through 1920s French newspapers, which sharpened my understanding of colloquial French. And most recently I spent the majority of 2012 in Rouen, France, playing semi-professional baseball and immersing myself in French language and culture. From all these experiences, I have a great understanding of the technical, classroom, grammar-based side of learning French, as well as the real-world, comprehension and communication side.
I have studied Latin since 2005, with two formal years of study in high school and two more in college, as well as significant time studying on my own since then. My degree is in linguistics, and I specialize in historical linguistics, i.e. how languages change and interact over time. I use my knowledge of English, French, Italian, and Aramaic to inform my knowledge of Latin. To me, the real pleasure of studying Latin is connecting it to the modern world and modern languages, and I try to help my students make the same connections among whichever languages they already know, both for mnemonics and for simple curiosity.
I can help you improve your test scores! All you need is practice, a good strategy, and confidence. I can help provide all three. In high school, I worked my butt off preparing for standardized tests, and I was rewarded with good scores. I scored a 35 on the ACT, a 760 on SAT Reading, a 780 on SAT Writing, and a 5 on the AP Literature and AP Language exams. In college, I was a Linguistics major, with a Classics minor that included learning Latin. I spent a lot of time as a tutor in high school and college, mostly helping my teammates in any classes they struggled with.
In high school, I scored a 35 on the ACT, a 760 on SAT Math, and a 5 on the AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics exams. In college, I used math on the baseball field, not only as part of the game, but also as a tutor for my teammates in their college math classes.