Ross Jaffe is a private tutor who specializes in Latin and Ancient Greek as well as test preparation and executive function coaching. As a tutor and a teacher, Ross is ever mindful that learning styles are as different as personalities. As a result, he tailors the learning experience of each tutee to his or her learning style.
Ross is currently a teacher of Latin and Ancient Greek at Pierrepont School in Westport, CT. He teaches grammar courses in Ancient Greek and all levels of Latin, including grammar, AP, and post-AP. His Latin courses have included authors such as Ovid, Caesar, Vergil, and Catullus. Previously, Ross taught Latin 1 to 70+ 9th grade students, accommodating the Individualized Education Plans of 16 students, at Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts in Washington, DC.
Prior to this role, Ross was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, a research institute focused on Hellenic civilization and literature. In addition to teaching, Ross has edited an online Ancient Greek-to-English dictionary, and is publishing an article exploring a new perspective of leadership in Apollonius’ Argonautica, which he presented at the 2013 Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry in the Netherlands.
Ross graduated summa cum laude in Classics from Skidmore College, where he was inducted into both the Phi Beta Kappa society and Skidmore’s Periclean Honor society. He also won the Skidmore Classics department’s Helga B. Doblin prize for excellence in ancient languages, literature and classical civilizations.
In addition to his studies, Ross worked for three years as a research assistant at Skidmore College. In the summer of 2009, he participated in an archaeological dig in Corinth, Greece. The following summer, he earned a grant to produce an online epigraphical database. He also presented essays on ancient Greek literature at Parilia, an intercollegiate Classics conference, on two separate occasions.