Carmenta Tutor Profile: Aleah H.
Aleah H., Ph.D. (candidate)
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- Ancient Greek
- Classical History
- Classical Literature
Aleah has a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently a PhD candidate in Classics at the University of California, Irvine. She is scheduled to receive her Ph.D. in 2015.
Years Worked As Teacher/Tutor
Aleah has always seen teaching as an opportunity to give back to the community, and right after she graduated from college she began working for an educational non-profit, which created after-school programs for low-income communities in Santa Ana, CA. In the 4 years she spent with the non-profit, Aleah taught everything from reading to math, and her experience with her students there also inspired her to pursue a second degree.
Upon her return to the university, she sped through her language classes and quickly set her sights on a doctorate in Classics. As a graduate student, Aleah has taught several courses in mythology and Latin and has participated in the department’s online teaching efforts as well. Aleah’s proficiency in Ancient Greek and Latin also gave her the opportunity to teach online Latin courses for the University of Texas at Austin, and more recently, she taught Greek History at Loyola Marymount University.
In addition to her interest in all things classical, Aleah is an avid gamer, a foodie, and a pop culture enthusiast. As such, she has often found herself discussing the finer points of superhero movies, music, and especially the program "Game of Thrones" with students before and after class.
- As an undergraduate, I was a student volunteer for the Funston Ave. Archaeological Research Project, which was part of the excavation of the Presidio in San Francisco. I screened strata samples and assisted with the categorization and inventory of artifacts. During this time, I also learned to never again answer the question "Are you allergic to mold?"
- My artwork was featured in the exhibit "Square" at the University of California at Irvine.
- In 2008 I received the Luci Berkowitz and Theodore Brunner Undergraduate Award in Classics and was also selected as the recipient of the Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship as part of my graduate package.
- I have volunteered at a variety of functions, participating in various recruitment programs for UC Irvine as well as volunteering at the 141st annual meeting of the American Philological Association.
- I was co-organizer of the first Classics graduate student conference at UC Irvine, titled You Are What You Eat: Appetite, Consumption and Identity in Antiquity.
My Experience With Carmenta
My experience with Carmenta has been wonderful. I am constantly impressed by the quality of students the school attracts. They are thoroughly dedicated to learning languages and learning them well. Moreover, their enthusiasm for the material makes teaching easy. Every class meeting is time I look forward to because it is time in which we can all see and appreciate the inherent joy of pursuing knowledge for its own sake. Also, in spite of my initial skepticism of teaching classes online, I can now say without a doubt that there is nothing lacking in the virtual classroom. Everything that can be done in an actual classroom can be done online. Overall, Carmenta uses online resources in a way that makes distance learning simple and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Aleah is a very nice and caring teacher. She puts a lot of time into making sure that we understand a subject and works hard to give us the ability to succeed. She has a strong passion for the classics, and it shows in her class.
Vancouver, WA, USA
Because my academic goals include working with Greek patristic texts, I need to develop my Greek translation ability as quickly as possible. Completing Greek 1B will allow me to begin Intermediate Greek with second-year seminary students when I begin classes in Fall 2015.
As an instructor, Aleah focuses on parsing individual elements of any sentence or phrase, which has greatly aided my understanding of grammatical concepts and their application. She has readily provided supplementary material, in the form of additional exercises and references.
My favorite aspect of our class is working through homework with the instructor and other students. Rather than focusing on having ‘perfect’ assignments, we approach the exercises as puzzles to solve together during class time (having previously looked at them on our own).
Calistoga, CA, USA
Being both demanding and nurturing, Aleah is an ideal Latin instructor. She expects and requires a detailed and precise knowledge of grammatical concepts, forms and vocabulary, much to her students’ benefit. Thanks to Aleah’s teaching style, my grasp of Latin has solidified considerably this quarter. For one seeking tutoring in Latin, without hesitation, I firmly endorse Aleah. If possible, I would choose her as my instructor for my remaining journey through Wheelock’s Latin.
Pasadena CA USA
Aleah is an exceptional teacher. She is one of the best that I have encountered for Latin. She is extremely professional. In class she asks us to parse out Latin words completely. I learned a tremendous amount thus far in this class. I would definitely like to take a class with Aleah again.
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Aleah is one of the best teacher’s I have ever had. She manages to get through a lot of material, with only two students in only half an hour! She stays focused but not overbearing and helps us all understand what we’re supposed to be doing. She is also really good at explaining similar but different concepts such as Supines, Gerunds and Gerundives. Finally, she is prompt and on time for every class, has been patient through technical difficulties and, last but not least, grades tests almost immediately.
Owings Mills, MD, USA
Aleah teachers at the perfect pace for me and the rest of the class. Her comprehensive knowledge of the language is extremely beneficial when I am trying to better understand certain concepts in Latin.
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Aleah is an extremely talented teacher who is very good at evaluating students and giving them the specific help they need. She is calm and steady, and always friendly, though she does demand quality work from students. She taught our Latin 2B class this past summer, and the students in her class requested that she be made the teacher for their Latin 3A class next semester, citing her remarkable teaching ability.
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