45 yrs teaching to all levels in the UK and abroad. University lecturer in Ancient Greek and Religious Studies since 1990 with extensive experience supporting non-native students at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Experienced secondary school teacher of languages and humanities, and examiner with several boards. Numerous teaching posts as a private tutor at Common Entrance, secondary and tertiary level (English, foreign languages and humanities), all leading to improved grades and exam success. As the primary carer of a child with special learning needs (Asperger's Syndrome and Dyslexia), I built a home-education programme at primary level, and taught/supervised the learning of key subjects up to GCSE and A level. My pupils have been of all ages, from nursery to retirement and feedback has been consistently and warmly positive.
Jenny's last completed Ancient Greek job with Thomas: Over 2 hrs/week - Looking to develop Greek to the point of pronounce-ability / sight understanding for reading works I’m only familiar with in translation. Particularly interested in Greek metres in lyric poetry and dramatic verse. Not for a specific course but will commit a significant amount of time to learning and study.
Jenny's last review in Ancient Greek from Thomas: Unit 2 excellent, thank you
I am a professional tutor with 8 years of experience, mainly in maths. My maths tutoring began when i helped my brother achieve an A* in his maths GCSE many years ago, having been predicted a C. I can also tutor classics and modern Greek. I have an MA in modern Greek literature from King's College London. I love teaching and I get a thrill from getting my students through their exams.
JOSHUA's last completed Ancient Greek job with Rania: Occasional - I am looking to pass my Oxford Classics Admissions Test in November
I have tutored Latin and Ancient Greek for 5 years now and find it incredibly satisfying, I have also taught Latin at a local high school. My past experience tutoring students of varying abilities and enthusiasm for the languages has really helped to clarify my teaching approach. I really enjoy helping students achieve their goals in these challenging languages and always try to provide interesting set-texts and homework assignments to facilitate understanding of some potentially dry grammatical topics. As a general rule I like to gear each tutorial around a passage of Latin or Greek and use the text as a springboard for questions on grammatical and linguistic constructions as well as translation techniques.
keiran's last completed Ancient Greek job with stephen: Intensive - I want to learn Ancient Greek as quickly as possible and be able to read the classical textst
keiran's last review in Ancient Greek from stephen: Keiran is very helpful and very informative
Over the past two years I have tutored students regularly in Latin, Ancient Greek, Classics, English Literature and Essay writing. I am familiar with the OCR syllabuses for Latin, Greek and Classics both at GCSE and A-level, and have developed my own resources designed to tackle set texts, unseen passages, translation from English into Latin/Greek and to reach the required level of grammatical understanding. I have also tutored a pupil for Latin IB, including the research dossier. During university, I took up Latin and Ancient Greek from scratch, so I can vividly understand the frustrations and difficulties which arise when learning Ancient languages. This has made me explore alternative methods of learning vocabulary and improving grammar through texts, rather than tables.
I have tutored pupils who need to gain top grades to take up their Oxbridge offers, and pupils struggling at school in need of extra support. As such, I develop my resources and teaching methods depending on the individual needs, aims and interests of the students. I am able to provide exam-style passages, vocabulary tests and writing tasks if desired.
During my final year of University, I volunteered in a local primary school on a programme called 'Literacy through Latin', teaching latin to a group of year six pupils, particularly those eligible for pupil premium. The project aims to use Latin to improve literacy, and so I developed latin games, exercises and creative projects. For this project I received training from the Kings College London education department.
In addition to these regular students, I have tutored pupils for competition essays, including those for the St John's College Oxford prize and the Mary Renault Prize, encouraging high-achieving pupils to think creatively and write fluently. I also have experience tutoring a mature graduate Psychology student in essay writing skills, helping them to improve their writing style ahead of a final dissertation.
I have experience tutoring several students online in Latin, and in person in Latin and Greek. I also worked full-time for three months teaching English as a second language to children from the ages of 3 to 17.
Tabitha's last completed Ancient Greek job with Abby: 1-2 hrs/week - I am struggling with the grammar of classical greek.I am doing it as an additional GCSE and have had lessons in lunch for the past year which have not adequately covered the work so far.
I have been tutoring for three years, and have consistently received 5 star reviews on the Spires platform. I genuinely love my subject, so if you'd like help with Latin, Greek, English, History, Class Civ, then I have the enthusiasm to help drive you to achieve your goals.
If you are seeking help editing or proofreading an essay/dissertation, then look no further. I've had professional experience proofreading articles destined for publication in a financial magazine, as well as having a 3000 word feature published, so I can be a useful extra set of eyes!
Dominic's last completed Ancient Greek job with Alexander: 1-2 hrs/week - To help my son with his studies in Classics for A Level. Help tutor him through the key texts , with key knowledge for essays on the Greek tragedies, Alexander the Great etc. Syllabus is OCR. Set texts include: Horoditus, The Iliad, Agamemnon, Medea etc.
I have over 4 years of experience as a tutor. I tutored throughout my time as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford both online and in person. Every pupil has different requirements, and I always tailor my lessons and approach accordingly in order to help them develop academically, and hopefully enjoy this process.
During my time as a tutor I have taught a range of subjects to pupils at different levels, including English, History, Maths, German, Latin and Greek. I have had great success helping pupils prepare for their A Levels, GCSEs, Common Entrance and 11+ exams. In terms of helping prepare pupils for admissions exams, I have a broad knowledge of different schools across London and outside of it, and what each one requires of its students.
I graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in History and German. I specialised in Modern European History, with a particular focus on Germany. I will begin studying for an MPhil in Modern European History in October 2019 at the University of Cambridge.
Schools I have tutored pupils for admissions include:
St Paul's Boys School (which I attended)
St Paul's Girls School
Tristan's last completed Ancient Greek job with Candida: Occasional - Hi, My son is about to begin Year 9. He would like to get introduced to Ancient Greek this summer. He has been learning Latin these last 2 years at school and has finished the Cambridge Latin Course Levels 1-12. Mentioning that in case that helps.
I have mentored and tutored on other websites and in undergraduate classes.
I have helped students submit prose composition pieces for school awards via webcam. I marked the student's submitted piece and we went over this together. I feel that reflecting over one's own work is the best way to improve. It required clear and thoughtful analysis to explain linguistic features to my student. I also like to make learning the language tie in with a familiarization with the cultural and literary context of the ancient world. This allows students to develop an insight into the society of the Greeks and Romans.
I have also taught linguistic features, such as the Greek aorist tense, to fellow students in student-led classroom sessions. This helped me to understand the subject matter on a deeper level, so that I have come to value teaching. I would ask my students to explain to me their understanding of certain things so that the lesson would be more of a conversations and discourse than a strict lecture.
In my years at Cambridge I have come to understand what it is that my DoS (Director of Studies) and supervisors expect of students. I shall aim to direct the lessons with a view to how supervisions are conducted. The interview process wants to see whether students are apt for such a teaching format. As well as interview help I can also give insight on how to make a strong applicati...
Aiden's last completed Ancient Greek job with Ke: 1-2 hrs/week - I would like to achieve an A in the GCSE/IGCSE exam.
I have lots of experience tutoring from 11+ to A-level pupils and have always been able to work out the method that works best for each individual pupil. This comes from my extensive experience working with children, including volunteering at a local school, running a sports club for local children and volunteering on a holiday for underprivileged and disabled children. I'm also working part-time as a community football coach, which enables me to understand how pupils think and to which method of learning they are best suited.
Harry's last completed Ancient Greek job with Ryan: 1-2 hrs/week - I’m looking to brush up on my Ancient Greek and Latin. I’ve had a year of Ancient Greek and went through an Intensive Latin course. Next year I plan on enrolling in the second year Greek and Latin. I’m hoping to meet with a tutor maybe an hour a week to ensure I’m ready and to keep me accountable.
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