Latin Tutors for
the Élite Student
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Carmenta Tutor rates range from $75/hr. to $220/hr. If you are interested in hiring one of our tutors or in finding out about our accredited 4-year Latin high school curriculum (which can be taken through any of our Latin tutors), please Email or call us at (212) 203-8734.
Latin Language and Literature Tutor
She is a friendly yet exacting teacher who demands quality work from her students. She is as good a teacher as any other we have. Read more
Classics and Latin Tutor of 27 Years
He puts maximum effort into his tutoring, doing a great job making sure students understand tha material. He also enjoys interesting digressions into Roman history and culture. Read more
Latin Tutor Specializing in Ancient Philosophy
She is steady, friendly, and calm, and also a very solid tutor who makes certain her students come away with a detailed and thorough knowledge of the subject. Read more
Makes Latin Tutoring Fun
He is an affable tutor with a real talent for presenting the coursework in a structured, understandable way. He is highly fluent in Latin and the classics. Read more
37-Year Latin and Philology Tutor
An extremely effective Latin tutor with extensive experience teaching students of all ages. Students enjoy his broad knowledge of language. Read more
The Ideal Learning Environment for both Students and Tutors
Welcome to Carmenta Latin Tutors, the world's leading source of élite-level Skype Latin tutors. Drawing upon an in-house faculty of respected academics and an experienced team of administrators, we work hard to provide each of our top students in America and the world with a first-class, fully-confidential Latin tutor. We strive to give our clients the tools they need to excel—access to the best possible Latin tutor, with both long-term and on-call availability—but more than that, all the advantages of an administrative team providing learners and their parents with essential organization and educational expertise. Each Carmenta Latin tutor has the full support of the Founder and his team of experienced Academic Advisors, all working to secure the success of each one of our students. Plus, clients living in the New York Tri-State Area also have access to their own in-person tutor at our NYC Walk-In Tutoring Center! We at Carmenta are proud to be the world's specialists in élite Latin tutoring. Please take a few minutes to browse our website and see how we can help you achieve your academic goals.
A Tutor Service with a Classics Focus
Our tutor service is notable for its unique focus on the Latin language. In fact, we have assembled a faculty of in-house Classics tutors (the majority of which have or will soon have PhDs) that is unparalleled anywhere, giving top students around the world the opportunity to study with the cream of classical academia. We welcome you to read the detailed profiles of our Latin Tutor Faculty, an élite group of professors with degrees from and teaching positions at the most prestigious universities in the US and Europe.
Method for Latin Fluency
Our Method for Latin Fluency, created by our Founder based on decades of experience in Latin-language instruction, grew out of the insight that Latin is basically no different from any other language, and therefore advanced competency in Latin must come from a dual focus on grammar and conversation-based learning. In other words, to learn Latin efficiently and attain true fluency, pupils need to be taught not just to read and translate Latin but to speak it too. For this reason, we have gone out of our way to hire tutors with considerable experience in conversational Latin instruction, and we encourage our tutoring clients to integrate conversation into their total Latin tutoring curriculum. This dual focus is, we believe, why overall our pupils grow into exceptionally accomplished Latinists, scoring extremely well on the National Latin Exam and (even more impressively) achieve real fluency in the Latin language in only 4-6 years!
Latin Language Teacher Resources
In addition to providing students with world-class Latin tutoring, we provide free pedagogical assistance for Latin teachers at the college, high-school, and elementary-school levels in the form of visual Latin vocabulary sheets. These sheets are completely free and downloadable for use in a wide variety of applications, ranging from classroom handouts to posters, and even instructional tools for laptops and/or mobile devices to be used as a companion to teachers’ lessons. You can find them in the Latin Resources Blog section of our website.
The Highest Quality in Latin Tutoring
Every single one of our tutors is an exceptional instructor, making it onto our team only after passing through our rigorous, highly-selective hiring process, which includes a challenging mock tutoring session. Only top applicants end up being hired, and though this selectivity obviously limits the total size of our Latin Tutor Faculty, we feel it's worth it since this way we are certain that every single one of our tutors measures up to the strictest standards for experience, expertise, effectiveness, and affability.
Latin Standardized Tests
Our Carmenta tutors offer preparation for the three major standardized Latin tests:
- National Latin Exam (NLE) - The best way to measure a student’s Latin skills against other students from around the world, as well as test proficiency, and even win scholarships for college. All Carmenta Latin students are required to take the NLE once a year in either February or March. The appropriate level of the test for each individual student is assessed by the administration.
- SAT Latin Subject Test - Another great way to test a student’s own Latin skills against others’ from around the globe and measure proficiency. This test is recommended for students with 2-4 years of high school study but can be taken by students of any age. Offered in June and December of every year.
- AP Latin Exam - This test helps to measure proficiency as well as provide a comparison of students’ skills with their American and international counterparts, and it also aids in gaining college credit. All advanced Carmenta Latin students are encouraged to take the AP Latin Exam, which is offered every June.
America's Top Professors Tutor for Us!
Our Tutor Faculty is a select group of élite scholars, with advanced degrees from America's most prestigious universities:
- 42% have or will soon have PhDs
- 21% have degrees from Ivy League institutions
- 36% have degrees from Top-20 US universities
Our tutors have degrees from:
- Johns Hopkins
- The Sorbonne
Our Students Are Bound for Élite Universities
We are 100% invested in the long-term success of all of our clients, and we do everything we can to give them the tools they need to reach their goals, including multi-subject tutoring, ongoing academic advising, and college admissions counseling. We feel that this extra attention pays off down the road, leading to better learning outcomes, higher grades, and greater competitiveness in college admissions. In fact, just in 2015 our students were accepted into the following colleges and universities:
- Johns Hopkins
- U. of Ottawa
- Dominican U. College
- Wyoming Catholic
- UMass, Amherst
- U. of Connecticutt
Because we are committed to the long-term success of every one of our students, we take great care to assign you the tutor right for you and create an appropriate accompanying curriculum plan. There are three stages to our tutor sign-up process:
1) Initial Contact — You first Email or Call us and discuss your tutoring needs with one of our Academic Advisors.
2) Meeting with the Founder — You next meet our Founder over the phone or Skype. He will learn about you and your needs and then advise you on the creation of appropriate curriculum and the ideal tutor assignment.
3) Group Conference / Initial Tutoring Session — Founder, tutor, pupil, and parent meet briefly over Skype. Everyone is introduced, and we make certain all parties are on the same page. Immediately following this conference, tutor and pupil have their first session. Assuming you decide that the tutor is a good fit (which is almost always the case), you and the tutor then work out a session schedule that will work for both of you.
NYC Latin Tutoring Center
In summer 2016 we opened our new NYC Latin Tutoring Center and Headquarters at 276 5th Ave. in New York City. Students living in NYC now have access not only to our élite Internet Latin tutors but also to periodic in-person NYC Latin Tutors at our Manhattan Tutoring Center.
Our New York City Tutors are experts in the Latin language. Each NYC Tutor has a degree in the subject and many years experience teaching and tutoring the subject. We pride ourselves on the competence and personableness of each one of our New York City Tutors, and though we offer primarily distance tutoring, we have gone out of our way to offer in-person tutoring also at our convenient NYC location.
Contact Us for times and hourly rates for in-person walk-in tutoring at our NYC Center. Interested students are required to sign up 7 days in advance.
"...Dr. P. is incredibly patient, yet moves the class along and does not hold us back. He has been very helpful when answering questions. His work with us on English-to-Latin sentences has been incredible..."
Baxter, MN, USA
Carmenta Tutors, created in 2016, is a division of the Carmenta Latin School (founded in 2008). Since our tutoring service is clearly different in nature from our multi-student class offerings and is aimed at a different demographic, we have given it its own separate division and website. Information on our group Latin class offerings can be found on the School site.