Kurt Scharping

Kurt S.

Edgewood, MD

Lesson Details

Latin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am a Latin teacher of fourteen years experience. I have taught ecclesiastical Latin at the graduate level and Latin to 3rd graders. I am willing to teach all from 5th grade to 12th to above. I teach the Latin of the Vulgate or classical authors. I teach conversationally (in Latin), with storytelling, grammar, and translating.
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About

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Kurt delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
2000

I have had fourteen years of teaching experience teaching third grade through graduate level. I can teach conversationally in Latin. I am comfortable teaching grammar or not. I can use storytelling, parsing, and translation to improve your understanding of Latin. I have composed one course of Latin using a history of the Old Testament.

I have composed a Latin course using the Gospel of John. I am a lover of the Latin language and I hope to make you excel in it.

Experience

Latin Tutor
Aug 2017 - Present
Self-Employed

Teach and tutor Latin.

Latin, Logic, and Bible Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Redeemer Classical Christian School

Taught Latin, logic, and Bible to eighth through tenth graders.

Latin and Logic Teacher
Aug 2009 - Jul 2013
The Classical School of Wichita

Taught Latin to third through sixth graders and tenth graders. Taught categorical logic to eighth graders.

Latin and Greek Teacher
Aug 2006 - Jul 2008
Berean Academy

Taught Koine Greek to tenth through twelfth graders. Taught Latin to seventh through ninth graders.

Eighth Grade Teacher
Aug 2005 - Jul 2006
The Christian Academy

I taught US History, Bible, and Honors Algebra to eighth graders.

Latin Teacher
Aug 2003 - Jul 2004
Tall Oaks Classical School

Taught Latin to third through eighth graders and Bible to sixth graders.

Education

M. A. Systematic Theology
Aug 1999 - May 2004
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
B. A. Religion
Aug 1994 - May 1998
Wichita State University

Languages

Koine Greek
Professional Proficiency
Latin
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This video teaches Latin through 'phrasing'. It circles the verb and introduces words connected with the verb.
This is lines 3-4 of the Aeneid phrased in such a manner as to facilitate the understanding of Latin.
Part 3 of Lingua Latina Per Aeneida

9 Reviews

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Khatina May 29, 2018
Latin · Online

When my children switched schools, I wanted them to continue with Latin so we started with Kurt and he has been amazing! He is extremely professional and reliable, and he is very good with young children (patient and encouraging). He has an effective method for ramping them up and getting them comfortable with the language. My kids are at the point now where the entire session with Kurt is being conducted in Latin, and they look forward to their lessons each week.

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Kairo & Keliah H. May 25, 2018
Latin · Online

Amazing teacher and great instructor. He always makes sure you are on the right track and lets you know when you are doing better. He tries hard to make sure you understand and he corrects you when mistaken. I highly suggest Mr. Kurt and he seems and acts very experienced. Take a lesson and you soon will be too!

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Philip Apr 23, 2018
Latin · Online

I really enjoyed how the lessons were styled. His method makes pronunciation and memorization come to you easily.

Anonymous Apr 4, 2018
Latin ·

This guy was a terrible teacher. One time in class we were told to take everything off of our desk to take a quiz. One of my friends was taking a little bit longer because he could not find a pen and Kurt came over and threw his stuff on the ground and yelled at him. Another time with the same student who had his head on his desk because he did not get good sleep and Kurt came up and kicked his desk which his head was rested on and it probably hurt. Other times he has given detentions to students for the most minor things imaginable. This man has no patience or class. He treats us as if we are inferior and respect is a 2 way street. reviews prior to mine are all 5 stars but that is because class ahead of us was for some reason given tons of Grace and loved by him. Some of the other reviewers are his colleagues who he treated with respect.

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Demian Sep 7, 2017
Latin · Online

Thank you for being a great Latin teacher and for all your encouragement and inspiration.

Angelo Jul 12, 2017
Latin ·

In the one year that I had Mr. Scharping, it was easy to see how much he really loved the language. Personally, I loved his style of continuous repetition in order to learn things. In class he would speak to us in Latin and we would respond in Latin, which really helped me master the language. If you ever needed help he was also very open to help you out. I would gladly recommend Mr. Scharping to any of my friends, if they wanted to learn Latin, because of his diligence and extensive knowledge of the language.

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Pamela Jun 29, 2017
Latin ·

As a parent, I was so pleased with Mr. Scharping's knowledge and enthusiasm for Latin.

Rebecca Doyle Jun 29, 2017
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I thoroughly enjoyed my classes with Mr. Scharping. He instilled a great work ethic in his students, as he drove us to excel in our studies. With a good additude and friendly disposition, Mr. Scharping is a wonderful teacher who will push his students and allow them to master their courses.

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George Jun 22, 2017
Latin · In studio

Kurt is a professional through and through. He has an extremely thorough knowledge of language and antiquity- students will be blessed by his expertise.

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