LatinTutor.net’s Lily Jane Hart has been working professionally as a language tutor for nearly fifteen years. In addition to a decade’s worth of experience using the internet to work one- or two-on-one with students of Latin, she has taught Latin and other foreign languages at in-person high schools since 2013. She holds a certificate in teaching Classical and Modern Languages from the state of Vermont and is also endorsed to teach those subjects as an online classroom teacher, which she has been doing for the Vermont Virtual Learning Collective for several years.
Lily graduated cum laude with a BA in Classical Languages and Literatures from Smith College in 2005. While at Smith she worked with other college students as a peer tutor in Latin, successfully coaching and helping them succeed while maintaining her own Latin studies. After that, Lily spent two years in Europe, one of them as Fulbright fellow in teaching. While she was there she worked both in the classroom and one-on-one with students to improve their English.
Since returning to the US in 2007, Lily has worked almost constantly as a Latin tutor. She began tutoring on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where she was able to dramatically improve the Latin grades and confidence of local high school students. In 2009 she moved her practice to on-line tutoring, which gives her the opportunity to work with Latin students all over the country, as well as internationally.
Lily’s tutoring is characterized by a student-centered approach that focuses on each individual’s best learning style. This method of teaching is both results- and enjoyment-oriented, since improving student’s comfort with Latin and enjoyment of their time studying it invariably leads to better performance and higher grades. Lily believes that working one-on-one with her students gives her the most direct and efficient route to help them feel comfortable with the Latin language and ultimately excel at it.
Lily is delighted to support both parents and students who use traditional schooling practices and those who choose to homeschool. She is devoted to providing the best Latin tutoring available and will happily work to address both students’ needs and parents’ wishes and concerns around studying Latin.