Student Reviews & Ratings
Latin 1A Class (4.9/5 based on 8 reviews)
For Natasha R. (4.9/5 - 6 Reviews)
"This class helps me achieve my educational goals because it is a fast-paced course, so it teaches me how to have multiple activities going on at once, because at the same time I have my classes at my high school. This also helps me with my language class at school since I gain speaking and writing skills here...My favorite part about the class is the friendly environment. Magistra creates a very helpful, learning environment where everyone can learn and is not afraid to ask questions. Overall, I am very pleased with my first experience learning Latin here, and a huge part of that was because of Magistra Natasha."
Modesto, California, USA
"Natasha brings a lot of experience to the online classroom. She has a variety of exercises for the class to do in order to ensure we are getting sufficient practice...She is also really nice and always on time. I hope she is my teacher next semester."
Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
"My command of Latin grammar is much improved. I credit my teacher Natasha with that. First, she had us review English grammar so we knew verbs, adjectives, etc. and could progress to learning how they worked in Latin. She taught us a set of steps for translating that I really wish I’d known in high school. She made sure we had a firm command of the concepts from the chapter before moving on. Natasha also made the class fun with interesting anecdotes and the translation of stories in Latin. The Wheelock’s text for the course is concise and cumulative so you continually build upon skills from previous chapters. The repetition found in the homework exercises from Wheelock really helps the concepts become second-nature. Finally, even though we are thousands of miles apart (with our teacher in IN and students from NY, CA, TN, and WA) the Skype platform makes the interactions with both my teacher and the class feel like we are in an actual classroom together."
Graduate Student (on gap-year between undergraduate and graduate school)
Chittenango NY, USA
"My instructor, Natasha, has been great. She has an enthusiasm for Latin and teaching that is nice to see. Being an instructor myself, I appreciate the time she puts into the class to make it easier and fun to learn. She is patient and willing to explain things, no matter how often it is needed by students, and she has a great sense of humor. This is my first online class of this nature (via Skype) and I was uncertain how it would flow. Natasha smoothly manages the class and I am still able to feel a connection to her and my fellow students. She is willing to answer questions and gets back to students in a timely manner. I thoroughly enjoy my time learning with her during each class."
Hood River, OR, USA
"Our teacher, Natasha, is very knowledgeable and thorough."
Brentwood, TN USA
"I'm very happy about my teacher, Natasha, who is great at what she does."
Tracy, CA, USA
For Jon P. (5/5 - 2 Reviews)
"My Latin has come back to me; I am studying it completely this time. I am grasping English Grammar much better. Dr. P. is incredibly patient, yet moves the class along and does not hold us back. He has been very helpful when answering questions. His work with us on English-to-Latin sentences has been incredible because it is harder than Latin to English. He gives us reading passages that are just a touch above our level to push us!
Each class period feels like a successful use of time! Dr. P. has been incredibly patient with us, yet helped to push us deeper into the language. After each class, I leave feeling that we have had a successful hour studying and practicing the language. Even though we are only beginners, we are truly grasping the language already and laying a wonderful foundation for future studies."
Baxter, MN, USA
"Jon is a knowledgeable and engaging teacher..."
Orlando, FL, USA
Latin 1B Class (5/5 based on 4 reviews)
For Brian S. (5/5 - 2 Reviews)
"My teacher has helped me with adjusting to Latin. I think my teacher does a great job with helping me learn."
Rockville, MD, US
"Brian has been an amazing teacher this new semester. He has been especially helpful in teaching us not only the main material, but also more technical aspects of the language."
Scandia, Minnesota, USA
For Audra F. (5/5 - 1 Review)
"She is patient and makes the class work for each of us students. My Latin is coming along well and this will be valuable as I eventually prepare for a Master’s Degree. Audra has a great grasp on materials, and I love that she makes us drill grammar, which really makes it stick. My favorite part of the class is when we read Latin stories."
Baxter, MN, USA
For Todd C. (5/5 - 1 Review)
"Nathaniel and Katherine [my daughter and a Latin Junior student] really love their Carmenta Latin classes! When working through which classes to keep or drop due to either cost or scheduling issues, they each said they'd rather keep Latin and would do what they can to keep it. We're thankful for you [Andrew] and the Carmenta instructors for making Latin come alive to them and inspire their love of learning."
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Latin 2A Class (5/5 based on 2 reviews)
For Sonya M. (5/5 - 1 Review)
"Sonya is a very good teacher. She met my needs as a student and was patient with me throughout the course, despite its difficulty. Sonya was always ready to help me with any of the problems I had."
Rockville, MD, USA
For Molly A. (5/5 - 1 Review)
"Molly is a fantastic teacher. We are able to work through exactly what I need to in order to achieve the best possible understanding. Carmenta could not have chosen a better teacher. Molly and I have been able to work one-on-one through the various chapters of Wheelock. We take the time I need, study what is difficult, and work through the grammar. Molly takes the time to help whenever I have questions; she always answers them in a satisfactory way. Molly has been able to present difficult concepts in such a way that I understand them. We work through the grammar and translations so that I never am left with any questions. I have learned more this semester than any other semester at Carmenta. Molly has been fantastic!."
Baxter, MN, USA
Latin 3A Class (4.5/5 based on 2 reviews)
For Teresa S. (5/5 - 1 Review)
"Class has been great, and I have very much enjoyed it."
Pleasanton, CA, USA
For Lydia F. (4/5 - 1 Review)
"Roman culture, especially the Roman sense of humor, has been fascinating to me. This applies to both of my Latin classes.
Lydia is a wonderful teacher. She has a love for the Latin language that is not only inspiring but also marvelous, and she always has interesting pieces of roman culture to share."
Park City, Utah, USA