Resume

Rebecca Jessup

Rebecca Jessup

Rebecca Jessup

PO Box 515
Belfast, ME 04915
(303) 521-6748 (Cell)

“Thanks so much! Looking forward to more reading! The boost in my confidence with this reader has already been rewarding with only one tutoring session.” — Post-Graduate Latin Student, 2005

“The worst thing about learning Latin is when the class ends — and the best thing about Latin is that that’s the worst thing.” — Home-school high school Latin Student, 2005

Education

BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, Dec 1993. Graduated with distinction, major in Classics (Latin and Greek). Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Dean’s scholar. Roughly halfway through MA program in Classics. Completed Alternative Teaching License Program, Cherry Creek School District, Colorado, 2007

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral. Editing experience.
  • Highly literate, flawless grammar, excellent spelling. Well and widely read.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Extensive experience dealing with students of all ages. Warm, genuine, attentive.
  • Speak French fluently. Read, write and teach Latin.
  • Extensive tutoring and teaching experience, including developing teaching materials.
  • Experience with public speaking (teaching and academic conference presentations) and classroom management.
  • Several years experience managing my own tutoring/teaching business.

Work

I have taught Latin at the University of Colorado at Boulder (three semester sequence); at high schools in Boulder, Aurora and Littleton, Colorado (levels one through four, including International Bachalaureate); and in Evansville, Indiana. In 2014, I taught Latin, mythology and related subjects through the Math and Latin Academy in Queens, NY, working with inner-city students ages 7 through 12. I have also taught adult education classes, and many homeschoolers, and I’ve tutored Latin students at all levels.


“There is no better recreation for the mind than the study of the ancient classics. Take any one of them into your hand, be it only for half an hour, and you will feel yourself refreshed, relieved, purified, ennobled, strengthened; just as if you had quenched your thirst at some pure spring.” — Arthur Schopenhauer


“To read the Latin and Greek authors in their original is a sublime luxury… I thank on my knees him who directed my early education for having in my possession this rich source of delight.” –Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Joseph Priestly, January 27, 1800

(This resume covers only my work life as a lover of Latin and of teaching. — RJ.)