Carmenta Tutor Profile: Emily L.
Emily L., M.A.T.
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- Conversational Latin
- AP Latin
- SAT Latin
- Classical Literature
- World History
- Ancient History
- American History
- Classical History
- Ancient Geography
- Classical Civilization
- Classical Mythology
- Classical Archaeology
- Classical Art History
Emily has an M.A.T. in Latin and Classical Humanities from Boston University, and a B.A. in Latin (minors in Classical Archaeology and Art History) from Bryn Mawr College.
Years Worked As Teacher/Tutor
Standardized Tests Taken
SAT: Total 1450 (Last taken 2002; out of 1600)
State Teaching Certifications
Emily is certified to teach Latin and Classical Humanities in Virginia.
Middle and High School
From eleventh grade, I knew that I wanted to be a Latin teacher. My amazing teacher was leaving the school and I fought my way onto the committee to find a new Latin teacher. Unfortunately, however, all of the candidates appeared to lack the passion and spark that my teacher had. Sitting in that chair, I realized that I could do better. I had always enjoyed helping my friends with their subjects and tutoring other students. So why not put those skills to use?
With that in mind, I graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in Latin, and then received my MAT in Latin from Boston University. After teaching for 6 years in Massachusetts, I am currently a Latin teacher in Fairfax, Virginia, where I have been for 5 years. Along with teaching, I work with the National Latin Exam, SALVI, and am an energetic JCL Sponsor at both the Virginia and National Levels, currently serving as the Co-Chair of VJCL Academics. I coach Certamen both for my school and for Virginia. I love working with students and helping them achieve their highest potential.
I am particularly proud of my work as a Junior Classical League Academic Chair in Massachusetts and Virginia. I worked to bring equality to the academic side of JCL, both in and out of Certamen (Latin quiz bowl), and succeeded in two states where competition is quite fierce. I believe firmly in learning for the sake of learning. I also believe in using Latin as a spoken language, and I fought successfully to make Latin a spoken language in my school. When I worked in Massachusetts, I stepped up and, using my technical and promotional skills, helped turn the Classical Association of New England into a 21st-Century organization. I spend a lot of time behind the scenes, helping engineer promotion of the Classics via the National Latin Exam, SALVI, American Classical League, and the National and State Junior Classical Leagues.
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