SAT, GRE, Greek And Latin Professor

SAT, GRE, Greek And Latin Professor

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Hi! I have been teaching for fifteen years and am a professor in Worcester. I was trained by one of the two big test preps and have tutored the SAT. I have a Ph.D., two MAs in different subjects and a BA. I scored in the top 1% on both the SAT and GRE. I love teaching!

I have a deep love for Greek and Latin, from antiquity through the middle ages and have experience teaching at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. I am excited to work with students either in independent study or to aid their school work.

I enjoy watching my students develop both personally and in their skills. Seeing my students accepted to their dream colleges is particularly gratifying.


Hired 2 times
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2 years in business
Serves Worcester , MA
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    Abhishek M.

    Matt is my son’s ‘Guru’. He’s a brilliant teacher with great tutoring and mentorship skills. My son, who is currently in 10th grade (sophomore), was experiencing challenges to learn Latin and cope up with a demanding syllabus when his Latin teacher at school left 2 months after the start of the school year. His grades started to go downhill and he was demotivated. I’m glad that we found the right help with Matt. From the first tutoring session itself, we saw the revival of my sons interest in learning Latin. To our happiness, my son’s grades improved significantly. Matts stronghold on the language and his phenomenal experience as an educator have enabled him to flex his teaching strategies with my son to bring the best out of him. Im grateful to him for not just teaching the subject so well, but motivating my son, kindling the spark in him to excel in life.
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    March 20, 2022
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    Jakob P.

    Dr. Briel is a fantastic tutor. He was able to seamlessly weave the crucial elements of Greek grammar together with interesting, engaging readings. My goal with Greek tutoring was to begin to read Patristic sources in the original text, and so he introduced me to them via a wonderful text called A Patristic Greek Reader, which selects passages of the Church Fathers and presents them with extensive notes and vocabulary. Dr. Briel was able to help me to navigate these notes and aid me in not just understanding the grammar, but in actually reading the text itself. Many of our meetings also contained extensive discussion about the content of the text, which brought the readings to life and sparked interest in further studies in Patristics. Our sessions initially took place in person, and then they transitioned to online and phone-call meetings due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Briel was flexible on all of the dates and in every format, and he was able to accommodate my somewhat erratic schedule. For those just starting Greek and those picking it up after some years, I heartily recommend him for your studies.
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    April 18, 2021
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    Frequently asked questions

    For test prep:

    I ask you to do an initial timed practice test on your own and have you send it to me. Then I will grade it and we can begin to focus on the areas where you are most likely to raise your score. We then create a flexible schedule that is guaranteed to raise your score.

    For languages:

    We have a one hour informal conversation about interests, goals, and experience (if any) in studying classical or modern languages. A discussion of skills in English grammar is also helpful.

    I have been trained by one of the major test preps as well as an independent tutoring agency.

    I have an MA in classical languages and literatures (Greek and Latin) from the University of Minnesota. I have published translations of various Greek and Latin texts. I have advanced training in Latin and Greek paleography and diplomatics (the analysis of manuscripts and official documents from Byzantine emperors and empresses).

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    For Greek and Latin:


    I began teaching high school Latin and Italian in 2006, then went on for my MA in classics during which time I taught introductory and intermediate Latin. After obtaining my phd I have been able to teach an intermediate and advanced Greek class..

    I have worked with students from sophomores in high school to a graduate student in his 30s. I have taught economically and racially diverse student bodies.

    Last year I taught a student in early Greek Christian documents and it was such a thrill to see him begin to read and enjoy texts both independently and as literature (that is, to read texts with enough ease to enjoy them rather than just to work through the vocabulary and grammar).

    I would encourage you to look for a teacher with credentials and experience.

    I think it is more important to think first about goals and then to think about needs. If you don't have specific (and attainable) goals then you won't know your needs.

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    Test Prep Tutoring