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Carmenta Tutor Profile: Rebecca G.

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Rebecca G., M.A.
U.Mass., Amherst

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  • Latin
  • Greek
  • SAT Prep (English)
  • History
  • Geography
  • English Language and Literature

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Rebecca has an M.A.T. in Latin and Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.A. in Classics from Smith College.

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12 years

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SAT: Total 1320 (Last taken 2001)
SAT2 English Literature: 750 (Last taken 2001)
ACT: 32 (Last taken 2000)
COOP Exam: Perfect Score (Last taken 1997)

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Certified in Massachusetts and 42 other states through reciprocity in Latin and Classical Humanities, grades 5-12.

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Middle school and above

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Magistra Rebecca is currently working as the head of the Latin program at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, MA. She has also taught Latin at the Stoughton High School in Stoughton, MA, the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ, and East Longmeadow High School in East Longmeadow, MA. For many years Magistra Rebecca has worked as both an in-person and Skype tutor in the Latin language. She has demonstrated considerable skill and effectiveness in Internet Latin pedagogy, and she came to us with a remarkable command of the tools and resources available for digital Latin instruction. Magistra Rebecca has an extraordinary command of the subject and is able to communicate that knowledge to students with an enthusiasm and insight that is extremely rare in teachers of any subject.

Magistra Rebecca has been very active in activities and organizations promoting Latin pedagogy outside the classroom. She has served as a coach for the Academic Quiz Bowl / College Bowl, has attended the Conventiculum Dickinsoniense at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and has been an annual attendee of a number of different professional conferences and seminars held by noted educational organizations, including the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association, the Classical Association of Massachusetts, and the Classical Association of New England. She is the founder of the Endowment for the Continuation of Latin and Classical Humanities at the Elisabeth Morrow School.

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I am now in my second private semester with Rebecca. Rebecca is enthusiastic, patient, flexible, and extremely engaging. Class is always both serious and fun, and the individual sessions always fly by. With Rebecca, I finished the textbook and learned the essentials of Latin grammar. We are currently working on translating unadapted readings, the complexity of which can sometimes be frustrating. She consistently works with me to pinpoint and correct mistakes, and is very able to explain a point in multiple ways until I fully understand it...

Rebecca was particularly helpful in customizing the course to my individual interests and research goals. For example, I am interested in studying medieval European history. Now that we are working on unadapted prose, Rebecca has gone out of her way to compile a list of primary sources from the medieval period, spanning from histories to narratives to religious texts. This is emblematic of her overall approach to teaching: flexibility, and a willingness to modify the curriculum to suit the learning goals of the individual student. Rebecca is a phenomenal instructor!

Jonathan
College Admissions
Waltham, MA, USA

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Rebecca was a great teacher for the few weeks she was working with our class. I was really disappointed when her schedule changed and our class had to be transferred to a new teacher. She spent a lot of time making sure we were confident about the material, and she would present us with sight translations and we never had any cause to panic. Rebecca understood that we all had our strengths when it came to Latin, and she definitely assisted us with any problem areas. She also put a strong focus on grammar, which really helped my translation abilities, so that I was always positive about the function of the words within the sentence. The class was a really great environment that really boosted my confidence levels in Latin after not having looked at the language in over a year. I really hope I get to work with Rebecca again in the future.

Sophie
12th Grade
Sturbridge, MA, USA

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Magistra Rebecca might have been my Latin instructor in the grammar classes for only a few weeks going into the semester, but she introduced me to the new learning environment in the Carmenta program and allowed me to adjust very easily! Just like my current instructor, she was great to speak with during classes and also made the learning experience run very smoothly. If she is ever my instructor again for future classes, I will be happy to have her as my teacher!

Darien
11th Grade
Bristol, TN, USA

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Very enjoyable classes! Encourages much class participation and explains difficult portions of Latin very clearly!

Nathaniel
9th Grade
Pleasanton, CA, USA

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Rebecca...was a great teacher; she was supportive and gave great guidance. She also pushed us to be better and keep moving forward.

Alex
8th Grade
Owings Mills, MD, USA

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She is a friendly yet very exacting teacher who makes sure her students know the material well. I always know that I can depend on her to teach anyone effectively, no matter how difficult that student or class.

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Eastern (North America)

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Via email or phone

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