Carmenta Tutor Profile: Sonya M.
Sonya M., B.A.
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- Ancient Greek
- AP Latin
- SAT Latin
- Koine/New Testament Greek
- Basic Math
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- SAT (Math and English Sections)
- ACT (Math and English Sections)
- GRE (Math and English Sections)
- PSAT (Math and English Sections)
- SSAT (Math and English Sections)
- ISEE (Math and English Sections)
- English Grammar
- Essay Writing
- Classical Mythology
Sonya has a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Classical Civilizations, taking mainly Latin and Graeco-Roman archaeology courses. After graduating, she then went back for the Berkeley Summer Intensive Greek Workshop. Sonya recently began brushing up on her math skills; she is currently in a Pre-Calculus class at a local community college.
Years Worked As Teacher/Tutor
Sonya spent her time at UC Berkeley taking all the Graeco-Roman archaeology courses she could, and she even spent two summers studying in Greece. In her first summer she researched Dark Age sanctuaries on Crete, and in the second she participated in an excavation at Mycenae. She also spent a month excavating at the Roman military site of Sinistera, on the Spanish island of Menorca.
Straight out of college, I was hired as a middle school Latin teacher at the Willows Academy in Des Plaines, IL. I worked hard to bring Roman history and culture alive via the staging of an archaeological dig, having the students draw pictures of significant figures and their stories, and myriad games for learning grammar.
While not technically an accomplishment, I do make communication with faculty and parents a priority, believing this to be key in getting to know my students. I pride myself on taking great interest in their lives and feel it is a vital part of learning. Both as a teacher and tutor, I am honest and open about what a student needs to improve upon in order to understand the material or work through behavioral issues. Just as I hold my students accountable for learning, I hold myself accountable for teaching them to the best of my ability.
Eastern (North America)
Preferred Method of Contact With Students
Via email or phone