Julia S.

Bio

Julia grew up in Northern Virginia, and attended St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD (the ‘great books’ school), where she fell in love with classical languages. After spending a year baking bread in Antarctica, she went back to school for historical linguistics, and is now pursuing a PhD in the Linguistics Department at Harvard, focusing on the phonology and verbal morphology of ancient Greek.

Julia’s favorite topics classical languages, classical philosophy (and philosophy in general), and English literature, but the field she’s most passionate about is language, both ancient and modern. Julia’s tutoring experience spans from tutoring ancient Greek in college to running SAT English classes at intensive high school summer programs. Julia loves helping students discover the nuance and fun of language, whether it’s translating ancient texts or choosing exactly the right words for an English paper. 

In addition to languages, Julia enjoys baking, biking, and board games.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD in Linguistics Candidate

  • Harvard University, MA in Linguistics

  • University of Georgia, MA in Linguistics

  • St. John's College, BA in Liberal Arts

Specialties
  • Linguistics
  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • Philosophy
  • English as a Second Language
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