Teaching Methods

I like to have my students translate right away and often, as this is the best way to learn and apply the grammar topics learned in my lessons. For beginner students, I provide sentences for translation, and I make good use of the book Thirty-Eight Latin Stories, Designed to Accompany Wheelock's Latin, which provides abridged myths in Latin tailored to specific chapters in Wheelock's Latin. 

When students get more advanced, I have them translate from the works of ancient authors, especially Vergil, Ovid, and Catullus. Sometimes, for fun, I have my students translate from modern works, such as Hobbitus Ille (The Hobbit) or Winnie Ille Pu (Winnie the Pooh). 

Beginner Students:

I start my very beginner Latin students with Wheelock's Latin course, which I supplement with my own learning materials. Usually I just continue with Wheelock, but occasionally I supplement this reading with the stories from the Ecce Romani learning course (I learned from this course when I first took Latin in middle school). 

Beginner students take bi-weekly vocabulary quizzes, and translate as often as possible. 

I do give homework, though the amount depends on the student's level and the student's schedule. 

Students who use tutoring to supplement school studies:

I have many students who take lessons with me to help with their studies in school. I have worked with students learning from Wheelock, Ecce Romani, the Cambridge Latin Course, the Oxford Latin Course, and several others. Some students may only need help with homework assignments; others need help with review, for which I provide exercises and translation. 

Some Ancient authors and texts I've worked on with students:

Some Medieval authors and texts I've worked on with students: