About Jenni G.
My name is Jenni and I am a professional Latin and Greek teacher with over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring both Latin and Ancient Greek. I have taught professionally at the elementary, junior high, and graduate levels and I hold a Master’s degree in Classical Philology. I currently work at the Polis Institute, where I teach Greek and Latin as living languages to graduate students.
I also have familiarity with spoken Latin and Ancient Greek, and I teach all of my professional courses in a 100% immersion setting. My passion is to show every interested student that they have the capability to master these languages.
With my help, the complicated aspects of these languages will become clear to you, as I help my students learn tools and strategies that they will keep with them in the classroom and out – all in a fun and friendly tutoring environment.
With specifically tailored instruction, either as a supplement to current courses or an education ab initio (i.e. from the beginning), I will work with you to help you access the beautiful literature, history and music of the languages of the Ancient World.
Speaks Classical and Koine Greek, Latin, Hebrew (Modern)
Teaching since 2004
Teaches students 5 and up
Jenni knew the material, was familiar with the texts for the class, showed enthousiasm and kept the student engaged.
Jenni was helpful and knowledgeable.
Jenni was extremely flexible and easy to talk to in Latin. She's a really great teacher and it was my pleasure to have been tutored by her.
Jenni has an incredible depth of knowledge of both Latin and Greek, reflecting not only her years of experience with both languages, but also a very concerted effort to think about the best way to teach these languages.
This became very apparent when I approached her to help me in what I felt would be a near impossible task: to learn a semester's worth of Ancient Greek in one month, starting from scratch.
Her clarity of explanation, her command of the material, and her professionalism as a tutor and teacher all made that possible, to the point where when I actually showed up to class, I actually found myself ahead of where everybody else was. I had mastered the material so well thanks to her efforts, that on the first test, I achieved a 104% (even got the extra credit mark), much to the impressed amazement of my new professor.
So when I give her this solid review of her skills, it is not to her as a tutor, or even a teacher. It is to her as a professional. Which is what she is in every sense of the word, as an educator, an admirer, and a bonafide inhabitant of the world of classical languages.
Jenni is simply the best. My son was struggling with Latin last year and I found Jenni online and she was able to catch him up on what he missed in order for him to start the year on a positive note.This year is going well for him . I am happy to report he received his first test grade this year and scored a 35.5/40.
He has now enjoying Latin!
Jenni is absolutely amazing. She’s been providing additional, complimentary instruction once a week for my son who is entering 3rd-year Honors Latin. Language is not his strongest point and he’s periodically struggled with aspects of learning Latin along the way. We needed an expert’s assistance to achieve the academic success I expect from him! Jenni’s personable, caring, and patient manner of education, keen sense of direction, and technical and historical acuity, has made a profound impact on my son’s competency and confidence.Show More
The Classics Tutor
Private, online tutoring of Latin and Classical Greek for students of all ages. Only two years online, but I have been tutoring for over ten years.
Beginning Ancient Greek instructor in an entirely immersive setting at a small institution that offers an M.A. in ancient philology (founded 5 years ago).
Manhattan private school (unnamed for privacy)
I was the head of the Latin department. I worked teaching Latin to grades 4-8, 4 times a week for every class, and I also created the curriculum and worked on Latin program development. I left to pursue my doctorate.
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency