Melissa O’Mahony is a private tutor specializing in Latin, Ancient Greek and English grammar. Melissa graduated with a BA in Classics (and a minor in Judaic Studies) from the University of Cincinnati, an MA in Classics at University College Cork, Ireland and is currently working towards a PhD in Classics/Ancient History through the Univeristy of Florida.
Before moving to New York City in 2011, Melissa lived and taught Latin, Ancient History and Ancient Greek in Cork City, Ireland and in her native city Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2011, Melissa has taught at a number of schools in New York City, including Brooklyn College, Yeshiva University, the Beekman School and currently teaches at Village Community School.
Melissa’s approach to teaching languages involves breaking down every sentence and analyzing the way grammar functions, examining why and developing individual methods for helping each student to most effectively work with the text. Melissa stresses that Latin was at one time the language of the Western World and she is passionate about sharing her love of the language with her students.
When not tutoring or teaching, Melissa loves to travel, write, cook, crochet and is an avid sports fan.