Help for the Puzzled Mom: The Tutoring Option Volume 52, Program 25 5/21/2004
Would you like to have your children learn Latin, but you're not sure how to fit it in? Michael Farris and his guest Sarah Lewis talk today about one helpful option on this edition of Home School Heartbeat.
My guest today is Patrick Henry College junior Sarah Lewis. Sarah is a literature major, and I'd like to welcome you to the program.
Thank you, Dr. Farris.
I understand that you've been tutoring a homeschooled student in elementary Latin. How did this come about and how's it going?
I met my Latin student through an elementary Latin class that a classmate of mine taught at Patrick Henry College, and when the class ended the student wanted to continue studying Latin, so his parents got in touch with me. And after two years of Latin study at Patrick Henry, it's really been a joy to share this subject with a student who's learning it for the first time.
My student's in 7th grade, and he's more than halfway through a first-year high school Latin book which is about a 9th-grade level. I've really been impressed with his hard work, and I think it's working great. It's just been a joy to share this subject that I so enjoy with a student who's learning it for the first time. I'm really looking forward to someday coaching him through Cicero and Virgil and the real thing.
Mom and dad, I think that if you don't feel prepared to teach Latin yourself, it's a good idea to consider hiring a tutor like Sarah. It'll be a great way to accomplish a great objective. I'm Mike Farris.
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