About

My name is Sam Hotchkiss. I teach ancient Greek and Latin—at all levels, in person and over the internet, one-on-one and to small groups—and I’ve been doing so for almost a decade now, with the exception of a two-year period while I was focused on completing a master’s degree in Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago.

If you are interested in learning either language (or both!), I would love to hear from you. Send me a message letting me know what your goals are and how much time you will be able to devote to the project, and we can work together to develop a course of study that will fit with your needs. I am also available for one-on-one tutoring for students already enrolled in courses at either the high school or college level.

I enthusiastically recommend Samuel Hotchkiss as a teacher. . . He is simultaneously demanding and encouraging, funny and nerdy, engaged and sympathetic. If I would have had a teacher like him in high school it would have changed my entire education. He is that good.

— Justin Steinberg – Professor of Italian Literature, Student of Ancient Greek Literature

My past experience in language-learning taught me to expect an alternation between the fun parts (reading interesting things) and the boring but necessary parts (gaining a precise knowledge of the syntax and morphology of the language); in working with Sam I don’t feel that same distinction. He has done a wonderful job of showing me how interesting even grammar can be when taught well, and of integrating grammatical precision into larger questions about the meaning and translation of texts.

Perhaps the best thing about working with Sam is that I’ve caught his enthusiasm for Greek poetry in all its metrical complexity; I didn’t have the faintest idea that I’d care at all about that sort of thing when I started working with him, but when Sam teaches something it’s hard not to find it fascinating.

— Michael Kinnucan – Internet Writer, Esoteric Platonist, Delighted Student