About Rebecca

Rebecca Jessup
Rebecca Jessup

I have been teaching Latin to students of all ages, from young children to advanced graduate students, for over twenty years. I taught at the University of Colorado for several years, but my main focus has been on private students, both homeschoolers and students who take Latin in addition to a regular school curriculum, as well as adult students who choose to study Latin for fun. I have taught private students individually and in groups, in their homes, in mine, in bookstores and coffee houses and libraries and parks. I have helped graduate students read Caesar, Cicero, Horace, Livy, Virgil, Catullus, Tacitus, St Augustine, and others, reading poetry or prose, any style, from any era. I derive great joy from both reading and teaching Latin. I try to convey not only an understanding of the language but also an enthusiasm for it, and an interest in the rich study of ancient history.


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
-Henry Adams, historian and teacher (16 Feb 1838-1918)