Jennifer Hoit


2016-2017 Classes

7th/8th Grade Latin
6th Grade Latin
4th/5th Grade Latin

2017-2018 Classes

9th Grade Latin
8th Grade Latin
7th Grade Latin
6th Grade Latin
4th/5th Grade Latin


PhD (ABD), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
MA, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
BA, Classical Languages and Culture; Classical Art and Archaeology, Indiana University


Ms. Hoit grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and she returned to her hometown after living in Philadelphia for seven years, where she attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr. She has been tutoring students in Latin and Ancient Greek for more than ten years. While at Bryn Mawr, Ms. Hoit had the pleasure of teaching Ancient Greek to undergraduates. She also worked in the Bryn Mawr College Library's Special Collections department where she analyzed and catalogued their Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts collection, the papers of the modernist poet Marianne Moore, and the papers of other Bryn Mawr alumnae. Her academic interests include Roman satire, history and memory, Aeschylean tragedy, Ancient Greece and the Near East, and approaches to teaching children about classical languages and the classical world. She is currently working on her dissertation, History Before History: Collective Memory and Intentional History in the Greek Poetic Tradition.

Why I Teach Latin

"I love that I teach young students two languages at once. I always explain to students that when they learn Latin, they are learning two languages. First, they are learning the language we use to talk about language. Students can apply this language when they talk about English grammar and learn other foreign languages. Second, students learn Latin. Latin unlocks so many keys to the English language because over two-thirds of our language derives from Latin. Students who take Latin will have multiple advantages when they pursue another language or subject such as science, math, history, or literature. In addition, they will develop memorization, critical thinking, and study skills from having had the opportunity to study Latin.

I have always loved the classics because of the significance of Greek and Latin influence on our own culture. I enjoy sharing my passion of Greek and Latin literature, art, and history with young students, especially when I see that they find the classics as deeply fascinating as I do!"

Clubs and Tutoring

Junior Classical League: Mondays 3:45-4:45pm
Tutoring: Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm, and by appointment