- Hourly rate $60
- Response Time 10h
- Number of students 6
1st lesson is free!
Experienced Berkeley PhD in Vancouver teaching Latin, Greek and Linguistics at all levels
- at their home
- By webcam
Tom is one of our best tutors. High-quality profile and excellent qualifications, organised and responsive to lesson requests, appreciated by their students!
About the lesson
I have many years' experience learning and teaching languages and tailor my teaching approach to each student's specific needs -- whether it's reviewing forms and vocab, introducing new concepts, teaching study strategies, or reading texts together. Wherever you currently are in your language learning journey, I can help you make progress in a fun and respectful way! I also teach general linguistics -- phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, and especially historical linguistics. Available weekends and some weekday evenings.
- Classic Literature
- All Levels
I'm a classicist and linguist who earned my PhD at UC Berkeley in 2015. I've taught Latin and Greek at Berkeley and Stanford -- both undergraduate classes and advanced graduate seminars -- and have directed Berkeley's intensive summer workshops in both languages. I've taught general linguistics as well as classes on specific linguistic topics at Berkeley and elsewhere. I'm also a native Hebrew speaker and enjoy teaching Hebrew, too.
Excellent! Good Tutor. He is knowledgable in the field.
- See the response Tom : Good luck on the midterm!
Perfect! Tom was extremely patient and clear while explaining the material! He is very knowledgeable in Linguistics and teaches it very well. I would 100% recommend him to others!
- See the response Tom : Good work on those foreign language syntax questions -- those can be tricky!
Perfect! Tom is an awesome tutor who explains things well, is professional, super patient and can cater the tutoring to the student's need. I am in an accelerated Greek & Hebrew class and he has been an incredible tutor in both languages explaining to me how the grammatical structure works (he also is top notch in Latin if you need). 10/10 Highly Recommend!!!
- See the response Tom : Lauren is very motivated to improve her understanding of Hebrew and Greek, and is making great progress despite not having had previous exposure to linguistic theory!
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I had Tom for first year Latin at Berkeley. He's a great teacher, his explanations are super clear and he's patient and doesn't make you feel stupid when you get something wrong like other teachers I've had! I really liked how he would mix things up with activities like bringing in funny quotes or having us write short stories in Latin just to get a change from all the endless grammar. Tom was one of my favorite professors at Cal and I would definitely recommend him as a tutor.
Dr. Tom Recht is an excellent tutor and teacher of Latin and ancient Classics and Greek. His way of clarifying and focusing, and vast knowledge and skills had helped me enormously in my studies.
Tom is an excellent teacher. I had the pleasure of studying Latin with Tom for a year at UC Berkeley. His approach to teaching is thoughtful, giving students space to explore the complexities and nuances of an incredibly difficult subject. I always appreciated the structure and pacing of his classes as it never felt rushed but were always an intellectual challenge. The discrete assignments he gave us were always reasonable and never felt extraneous. Due to his vast experience with Latin grammar and texts, everything he taught and assigned had etymological context and could be immediately applied to accompanying readings. I also appreciated Tom's sense of humor and how he brought levity to our classes by selecting witty texts and commentaries that made the class laugh. I so appreciated the calm he brought to every class as well as how well he listened to the class's feedback and struggles. Working with Tom one on one was also very effective, as he has great skill distilling particular challenges for his students and giving corrections with clear precision appropriate to the specific questions. It was a wonderful experience learning with Tom.
Tom is receptive to your personal frustrations in learning the material. He roeganizes the grammar and practice materials so that you can learn from many different approaches. It really strengthens what you have learnt and what are you are learning.
He also knows how to use his wry sense of humor to lightens the mood.
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- 5 h: $300
- 10 h: $600
- $ 60/h
Cancellation policy: full refund if you cancel more than 24 hours before the lesson, otherwise 50%