I've worked successfully as a tutor for GCSE and A-Level students for a number of years now, helping them drastically improve their grades. I've also done considerable work as a university supervisor and mentor for undergraduate, master's, and first-year doctoral students at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and other institutions. My approach is mainly trust based, my students are often amazed by just how much they can do for themselves if they're in a learning environment that isn't adversarial, oppressive, or plain dull. Beyond A-Level, I also have teaching experience at the University of Oxford as a tutor and seminar leader for undergraduate history and sociology students, and I have degrees in both Archaeology and History. My background of experience is technological, and I work as a civilian consultant to the NASA Ames Human Factors laboratory in that capacity. Central to my approach is an understanding that my students are people, with their own unique strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, which need to be nurtured and supported in order to get the best possible results.
In this way, learning can, and should be of a reciprocal exchange of ideas, and by embracing this in a more relaxed and curiosity-driven approach, it becomes far easier for many to explore, absorb, and abstract their understanding of both the surface learning of school qualifications, and the deep learning of the concepts behind them crucial to getting the very highest grades.
Toby's last completed Classical Civilisation job with Hannah : Occasional - Hannah dreams of going to Cambridge and - if not there - to achieve a place at a Russell Group University to study Classics. She is therefore very disappointed in her AS level results in Classical Civilisation and History (both C grades when she's been receiving A grades in mocks and coursework). We have requested photocopies of her exam scripts via her school and have been told these will be available in about a week. We are looking for a tutor who can review these scripts with her and help her to understand the steps she needs to take to improve her grades to the level she needs to achieve her goals. Thereafter, we may be looking for more tutoring support for Hannah for the rest of year 13, depending on what she thinks she needs to achieve her goals. If we can find one tutor that can cover both subjects, so much the better!
Toby's last review in Classical Civilisation from Hannah : Thank you for being such an amazing tutor! Hope to see you again sometime in the future :)
I've loved Classics since I was 10, when I wanted to become an actor or the world's greatest Classicist. I can't claim to be the world's greatest, but it was a dream to go to Oxford University and study for a Master's degree.
During my studies, I tutored undergraduate students in Latin, whilst also tutoring GCSE students in London. I have also worked with 4-18 year-olds in Hong Kong teaching history, English and Latin. Since joining Spires, I have tutored students in Philosophy, Religious Education, Latin, and Academic Writing, achieving five star ratings across the board. I also have plenty of experience tutoring online with other organisations, and have an excellent record of bumping up grades at GCSE, A Level and Degree level studies.
I am incredibly patient, clear, friendly and enthusiastic. I have a wealth of knowledge about the Ancient World, a thousand interesting stories, and most importantly, I love to teach.
Frederick's last completed Classical Civilisation job with Carly : Occasional - I have a few essays due in regarding Italy before the Romans and Plato's Republic. The first piece is an archaeological site report on a pre-Roman settlement, the second is a textual analysis on an extract of Plato's Republic and the third is an essay on Plato's republic ( the essay is undecided yet.) I'm looking for someone to edit my work, tell me where I'm going wrong, help wherever they can and help me achieve my best standard of work. If you are knowledgeable in the subject it would be a great help as I have been in ill health this year and missed a number of my lectures.
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.
Henriette's last completed Classical Civilisation job with Temi: Intensive - I am struggling with the exam question for OCR classical civilisation. I am aiming for a B or an A. The topics I am doing are the Aeneid, Odyssey, Greek theatre, Greek religion.
I have taught Italian, Latin and Classical Civilisation to A level for many years. I love my subjects and love helping students develop their understanding and grow in confidence.
I am an examiner for OCR both at GCSE and A level, this enables me to teach very effectively for exam success.
Cecilia's last completed Classical Civilisation job with Jeremy: Occasional -
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
Classical Civilisation job with Andrew:
Occasional - Hi
We are looking for some Class Civ assistance for our daughter (first year A-level) , not least as one of her teachers has cancelled more lessons that we are comfortable with so she is missing out.
My teaching combines exceptional subject knowledge with a broad range of experience, which enables pupils of all abilities to achieve the best results they are capable of. I have successfully encouraged a huge range of pupils to take Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation on to A Level, and to pursue the study of Classics at University, and at Oxbridge in particular. I have a wealth of experience in preparing students for public examinations in all areas of the Classical curriculum, however I also place great emphasis on their development beyond the syllabus, by developing critical thinking skills, independence of mind, the ability to debate, and the confidence needed to conduct their own research for the EPQ
Kate's last completed Classical Civilisation job with Temi: Intensive - I am struggling with the exam question for OCR classical civilisation. I am aiming for a B or an A. The topics I am doing are the Aeneid, Odyssey, Greek theatre, Greek religion.
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.
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!
I pride myself in the quality of working relationship quickly developed with students of all ages. Whether reaching for examination confidence, mastery of subject content or skills, or progress with emotional, behavioural or cognitive needs, all tutees should expect teaching that is entirely personalised and constantly adaptive to their evolving learning, including:
- guidance for pupils toward understanding and pride in all supported subject disciplines, while troubleshooting all associated challenges, from frustrations with phonics to maths anxiety, from the art of the essay to that of examination-timing and from Alternative Vote in politics to ‘alternative conceptualisations’ in chemistry;
- mentoring or life-skill teaching: identifying and fostering scholastic and general skills beyond those specific to particular academic subjects yet required for flourishing within educationally related outcomes generally;
- support for atypical educational needs. Teaching in this area is important to me, and I am currently extending my training with additional part-time postgraduate studies. Inwardly, special-needs are never what I see; what I see are special opportunities: exciting opportunities. My teaching teaches for exciting futures, not needful ones.
My aim is for each of my students to discover the tools, skills and conviction to achieve all the outcomes of their and of their parents’ hopes. I want my students to discover what they can do and to inspire themselves by what they find.
I have been a Teaching Assistant at King's College London for two years at the Department of History and Business. I have assisted Undegraduate students preparing for exams, and corrected their essays while delivering power point lectures on subjects from 1700 to 1989. I am competent to teach any subject/period of history-
I have taught A-Levels and GSCEs for 4 years
I have taught adults and bilinguals for more than 10 years
I have experience with SEN students, and students who need some inspiration to study.