Carmenta Tutor Profile: Audra F.
Audra F., B.A.
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- Conversational Latin
- SAT (English Section)
- ACT (English Section)
- PSAT (English Section)
- SSAT (English Section)
- English Grammar
- Essay Writing
- Creative Writing
- American Literature
- Classical Literature
- Ancient History
- Classical History
- Classical Civilization
- Egyptian Civilization
- World Mythology
- Classical Mythology
Audra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics from Gettysburg College, from which she graduated in 2013. Her primary focus was on the Latin and Greek languages, especially in the context of drama and literature.
Years Worked As Teacher/Tutor
Standardized Tests Taken
SAT: Total 2040 (Last taken 2008)
State Teaching Certifications
Soon to be certified in New York State.
Audra has so far dedicated exactly half of her lifetime to studying Latin in some form or other, and plans to spend the rest of that lifetime continuing to study and teach it. Her fascination with the language began when she was thirteen years old and has expanded over the years to include mythology, Ancient Greek, Roman and Greek civilizations, and classical drama. The passion with which she views these topics—among many others—has yet to fade even slightly from the time she was a teenager.
While Audra has a particular fondness for Latin poetry, particularly Ovid, Catullus, and Vergil, she has also taught Caesar at the A.P. level and spent time reading and translating Tacitus and Cicero. She has a great deal of familiarity and admiration for Euripides, Homer, Thucydides, and Xenophon as well.
Audra graduated in 2013 from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Classics. While there, she spent her time playing Ancient Greek Scrabble, directing and producing plays so old they make Shakespeare look modern, reading Latin love poetry, conquering the city-state of Athens in a course centered around historical roleplay, and hanging around the Classics/History department until the professors started to question if she lived there.
One semester of her undergraduate career was spent living in central Athens, Greece, which swiftly became one of her favorite places in the world. Audra has also visited Santorini, Crete, many parts of mainland Greece, and Rome, Italy. Having spent so many years studying the civilizations that created wonders like the Parthenon, Palace of Knossos, and Colosseum, it was truly an incredible experience for her to see them in person—an experience that she hopes to repeat someday!
For the past three years, Audra has taught Latin at the Hoosac School, a private independent boarding high school in upstate New York, which has given her a deep appreciation for the vocation of teaching. This experience has prompted her to start down the path to a graduate degree in Latin education at Hunter College in New York City.
- As the student with the highest overall GPA in the subject, I was chosen to carry the Greek banner at my college graduation. It was an incredible honor, but mostly I was thankful I didn’t trip down the stairs as I carried it!
- For my senior year thesis, I translated the entirety of Euripides’ play Alcestis from Greek into English for a performance-ready production.
- Of the nineteen plays written by Euripides, I have read all of them and had the opportunity to produce and direct Orestes, Medea, and The Bacchae as full-scale performances.
- I am a member of Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.
- I was made a co-Editor-in-Chief for the Forum, an digital newspaper for Gettysburg College, in only my second year.
- For the students in my beginner’s level class, I made a board game in Latin based on the game Clue, complete with Roman characters and locations.
- I took the National Latin Exam twice in high school and won silver and gold medals. I also scored a 4 on the A.P. Latin Exam.
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