Latin is a highly inflected language, meaning that the endings of words change to indicate their role in the sentence. This is a new concept for many students and can be challenging to master. We employ various visual aids and mnemonic devices to help students understand and remember these inflections.
With no direct modern equivalent, learning Latin vocabulary can feel like an uphill task. We use interactive exercises and flashcards, focusing on root words and derivatives, to aid in vocabulary acquisition and retention.
Complex Sentence Structures
Latin sentence structures are complex and can be quite different from English. We break down complex sentences into smaller parts, helping students to understand how the individual components fit together.
Translating Latin to English isn't always straightforward due to different sentence structures. We emphasize on understanding the meaning in a Latin context before translating, guiding students through the process to ensure accurate translation.
As an ancient language, Latin is deeply connected with the culture and history of Rome. We incorporate cultural and historical context into our lessons, helping students appreciate the richness of the language.
Classical Latin literature, such as works by Virgil or Cicero, can be challenging due to their complex language and cultural references. We guide students through these texts, explaining unfamiliar terms and providing relevant cultural and historical background.
Root Words Exploration
Since many English words are derived from Latin, we often explore these connections to help students better grasp and remember Latin vocabulary.
We utilize sentence diagramming to visually break down complex Latin sentence structures, aiding in understanding grammatical roles of words.
By focusing on the etymology of Latin words, we make Latin more relatable and practical, even for students who might not use it in daily conversation.
Comparative Language Studies
Comparing and contrasting Latin with other Romance languages helps students to identify patterns and irregularities, enhancing their overall understanding.
Reading Classical Literature
We encourage reading original texts, such as works of Virgil or Cicero. This not only improves comprehension and translation skills but also gives students a firsthand look at the beauty and depth of Latin literature.
Recitation and Memorization
o assist in vocabulary retention and sentence structure understanding, we involve students in the recitation and memorization of key passages or phrases.
Our foreign language tutors are fluent speakers in the language they teach, ensuring an immersive and authentic learning experience. They possess a deep understanding of the language's nuances, cultural context, and idiomatic expressions.
Our foreign language tutors have extensive teaching experience and a genuine passion for language instruction. They possess pedagogical expertise, employing effective teaching strategies and methods that cater to different learning styles.
Our tutors embody warmth and approachability. They foster an engaging learning environment, facilitating open communication and making students feel comfortable asking questions or expressing concerns.
Example Latin Tutoring Packages
We offer diverse and flexible options, catering to your child's unique needs and your family's schedule. Choose from ad-hoc sessions for immediate needs, to long-term plans for ongoing support.
Our most common tutoring plans:
This package offers regular tutoring sessions for an entire academic semester, ensuring consistent support for the student. The frequency could be 1-3 times per week depending on the need.
This offers more frequent sessions over a one-month period. This could be suitable for a student who needs to catch up quickly or prepare for an important exam.
For students who require tutoring on a more sporadic or as-needed basis.