Latin Tutors for
the Élite Student

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Carmenta Tutor rates range from $75/hr. to $220/hr. If you are interested in hiring one of our tutors or in finding out about our accredited 4-year Latin high school curriculum (which can be taken through any of our Latin tutors), please Email or call us at (212) 203-8734.

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Todd C., Ph.D.
Cornell

Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, English Literature Tutoring

A friendly and effective Latin tutor. Students have commented on how much they love the philological anecdotes and perspectives that he integrates into tutoring sessions. Read more

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Susi F., Ph.D.
Sorbonne

Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, Philosophy, History, Religion Tutoring

A fun, enthusiastic, friendly, and engaging Latin tutor who also demands that her tutoring students commit to the subject and work hard. Read more

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Maria Luisa S., Ph.D.
U. of Calabria

Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, German, History, Literature Tutoring

She is a friendly yet exacting Latin tutor who demands quality work from her students. She is as good a tutor as any other we have. Read more

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Gerard P., Ph.D.
Columbia

Latin, Ancient Greek Tutoring

An extremely effective Latin tutor with extensive experience teaching Latin at both the university and high school levels. Good at engaging and responding to tutoring students. Read more

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Patricia S., Ph.D.
UC Berkeley

Latin, Greek, Philosophy, History, Mythology, SAT Tutoring

She is steady, friendly, and calm, and also a very solid tutor who makes certain her students come away with a detailed and thorough knowledge of the subject. Read more

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The Ideal Learning Environment for both Students and Tutors

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A Tutor Service with a Classics Focus

Our tutor service is notable for its unique focus — the Latin and Ancient Greek languages, along with classical history and general linguistics. In fact, we have assembled a faculty of in-house Classics tutors (the vast majority have or will soon have PhDs) that is unparalleled anywhere, giving top students around the world the opportunity to study with the cream of classical academia. We welcome you to read detailed profiles of our Tutor Faculty, an élite group of professors with degrees from and teaching positions at the most prestigious universities of the US and Europe.

At the same time, although Latin and Ancient Greek tutoring is clearly our focus, we also offer expert tutoring in over 100 other subjects, including Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, European Languages, Nordic, Middle-Eastern, and Native-American Languages, and SAT, GRE, and ACT Prep. In fact, every single one of our tutors is a polymath, with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, and so able to bring a real breadth of learning to the tutoring of any individual subject.

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Method for Latin Fluency

Our Method for Latin Fluency, created by our Founder and based on decades of experience in Latin-language instruction, grew out of the insight that Latin is basically no different from any other language and therefore advanced competency in Latin must come from a dual focus on grammar and conversation-based learning. In other words, to learn Latin efficiently and attain true fluency, pupils need to be taught not just to read and translate Latin but to speak it too. For this reason we have gone out of our way to hire tutors with considerable experience in Conversational Latin instruction, and we encourage our tutoring clients to integrate conversation into their total Latin tutoring curriculum. This dual focus is, we believe, why overall our pupils grow into exceptionally accomplished Latinists, scoring extremely well on the National Latin Exam and (even more impressive) achieving real fluency in the Latin language in only 4-6 years!

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SAT-Prep Method

Our SAT-Prep Method, another creation of our Founder, is a logical extension of the fact that, overall, students of Latin score higher on the SAT than those of any other language and that (as all young Latin scholars know well) this is no accident. Study of Latin leads both to advanced understanding of English vocabulary and to a much greater mastery of the type of logical thinking (which we have dubbed "puzzle-thinking") that leads to much higher scores on both the English and Math sections of the SAT. For these reasons, we encourage our students to integrate the elements of Latin instruction outlined in our SAT-Prep Method into their overall SAT-preparation curriculum.

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Academic Advising / College Counseling

Our service is distinguished from the majority of tutoring services not only by the accomplishments and effectiveness of our Tutor Faculty but also by our dedication to assisting the student in achieving his or her overall long-term educational goals through expert Academic Advising / College Counseling. Right from the beginning, we take the time to get to know our students, making sure we set them up with the tutor or tutors best able to help them excel, as well as creating an IAP to optimize their long-term performance. We back this up with monthly progress reports, going out of our way to keep pupils and parents fully informed. All of this puts our Tutors and Advisors in an excellent position to adjust the curriculum as needed and recommend possible learning strategies. Our clients have our entire team working for them at all times, with its many years of multi-disciplinary instructional experience.

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Tutors for Virtually Any Subject

Though we are distinguished from other tutoring services by our clear emphasis on Greek and Latin tutoring, we also offer expert tutoring in over 100 other subjects from all areas of study, including math, the sciences, economics, languages, history, language arts, and writing. We offer instruction in over 40 languages, both modern and archaic, including Sanskrit, Irish, Gaelic, Welsh, Old English, Old Irish, Old French, Old Welsh, Gothic, Coptic, Ge'ez, Syriac, Sumerian, Akkadian, and Classical Armenian. No matter the subject, though, every single one of our tutors is an exceptional instructor, making it onto our team only after passing through our rigorous, highly-selective hiring process, which includes a challenging mock tutoring session. Only top applicants end up being hired, and though this selectivity obviously limits the total size of our Tutor Faculty, we feel it's worth it since this way we are certain that every single one of our tutors measures up to the strictest standards for experience, expertise, effectiveness, and affability.

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America's Top Professors Tutor for Us!

Our Tutor Faculty is a select group of élite scholars, with advanced degrees from America's most prestigious universities:

  • 65% have or will soon have PhDs
  • 35% have degrees from Ivy League institutions
  • 47% have degrees from Top-20 US universities

Our tutors have degrees from:

  • Yale
  • Princeton
  • Cornell
  • Brown
  • Columbia
  • Penn
  • The Sorbonne
  • Berkeley
  • Imperial College London
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Our Students Are Bound for Élite Universities

We are 100% invested in the long-term success of all of our clients, and we do everything we can to give them the tools they need to reach their goals, including multi-subject tutoring, ongoing academic advising, and college admissions counseling. We feel that this extra attention pays off down the road, leading to better learning outcomes, higher grades, and greater competitiveness in college admissions. In fact, just in 2015 our students were accepted into the following colleges and universities:

  • Cornell
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Brown
  • U. of Ottawa
  • Dominican U. College
  • Trent
  • Bard
  • Wyoming Catholic
  • UMass, Amherst
  • U. of Connecticutt
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Tutor Sign-Up

Because we are committed to the long-term success of every one of our students, we take great care to assign you the tutor right for you and create an appropriate accompanying curriculum plan. There are three stages to our tutor sign-up process:

1) Initial Contact — You first Email or Call us and discuss your tutoring needs with one of our Academic Advisors.

2) Meeting with the Founder — You next meet our Founder over the phone or Skype. He will learn about you and your needs and then advise you on the creation of appropriate curriculum and the ideal tutor assignment.

3) Group Conference / Initial Tutoring Session — Founder, tutor, pupil, and parent meet briefly over Skype. Everyone is introduced, and we make certain all parties are on the same page. Immediately following this conference, tutor and pupil have their first session. Assuming you decide that the tutor is a good fit (which is almost always the case), you and the tutor then work out a session schedule that will work for both of you.

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NYC Tutoring Center

In summer 2016 we opened our new NYC Tutoring Center and Headquarters at 276 5th Ave. in New York City. Students living in NYC now have access not only to our élite Internet Latin tutors (as well as tutors in over 100 other subjects) but also to periodic in-person NYC Tutors at our Manhattan Tutoring Center.

Our New York City Tutors are experts in the Latin and Ancient Greek languages, as well as a wide variety of other subjects. Each NYC Tutor has a degree in the subjects he or she teaches and many years experience teaching and tutoring that subject. We pride ourselves on the competence and personableness of each one of our New York City Tutors, and though we offer primarily distance tutoring, we have gone out of our way to offer in-person tutoring also at our convenient NYC location.

Contact Us for subjects, times, and hourly rates for in-person, walk-in tutoring at our NYC Center. Interested students are required to sign up 7 days in advance.

Customer Satisfaction: 4.7 out of 5, based on 26 reviews

"Susi is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She is patient with all questions and committed to making sure that I have a good understanding of the material. I love her passion for the Ancient Greek language..."

★★★★★

Elizabeth
Student
Park City, Utah, USA

Carmenta Tutors, created in 2016, is a division of the Carmenta Latin School (founded in 2008). Since our tutoring service is clearly different in nature from our multi-student class offerings and is aimed at a different demographic, we have given it its own separate division and website. Information on our group Latin class offerings can be found on the School site.

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