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
Latin job with Luca:
1-2 hrs/week - Dear Henriett,
I am looking for a Latin tutor who can help 13+ scholarship exam, are you able to help ?
Very best regards
Henriette's last review in Latin from Malory: An amazing class as always... so sad that it was the last one!
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 Latin job with Oliver: 1-2 hrs/week - I am self-studying GCSE Latin (OCR) and was hoping for tutoring on exam technique (in particular in relation to the prose literature aspects).
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 Latin job with m: Intensive -
Tabitha's last review in Latin from Simon : Virgil Really helpful! We went through my essay and exam technique!
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 Latin job with Tanveera: 1-2 hrs/week -
Cecilia's last review in Latin from Sidra: My daughter says Cecilia is very nice and patience. And her teaching is clear. Sidra has started enjoying Latin more now since she began taking lessons from Cecilia.
I have taught Latin, Greek, English, and French to the equivalent of GCSEs and A-levels in Italy for two years. With GuruMe, I have successfully prepared InChan (aged 13) in Latin and French for his Radley and Winchester Election exams.
My approach is to assist students in developing their own ways of learning. I try not to feed them with knowledge straightaway, but rather to help them get to the answer themselves. Having said this, I am always happy to provide students with in-depth knowledge and assist them in their learning path.
Anna's last completed Latin job with Kasia: Intensive - Need an excellent teacher!
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 Latin job with Olivia : Occasional - I am doing OCR a level latin outside of school and really need an A. It is the new H443 course. I would be grateful for any support on translation or the verse literature exam - I am doing the Aeneid book 8: 86–279, 558–584 and book 10. I do not know how to spot the types of language features they will ask for in questions such as "how does Virgil make this description sorrowful/vivid/exciting in lines X"
keiran's last review in Latin from shakeela: unseen gcse latin passage very informative
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 Latin job with Victoria: 1-2 hrs/week - My son and my daughter will be Year 9 and Year 7 in Sep respectively and they will both start learning Latin at school as beginners. I would like them to get a headstart on Latin before school starts.
Harry's last review in Latin from Helen: Planning for summer Really good, can't wait till after the summer, hf
I qualified from the University of Sussex in 2018 with a Distinction in Classics teacher training. During that year I taught at a secondary school and a sixth form college, teaching GSCE Latin and Classics, A level Classics, and running group revision/ review sessions for the students.
I have taught abroad in Namibia (2013 - 2014), and in China (Summer of 2016). During my time in China I was teaching at an English summer camp and I received my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
Currently I am a full time PhD Ancient History researcher. I also work part time as a supply teacher for the local schools.
For the last couple of years I have done online tutoring on a range of websites, mainly introduction to Latin or Latin grammar revision, as well as a focus on helping students improve their essay writing techniques
Hebe's last completed Latin job with Ivie: Intensive - I learned Latin In my school in Belgium for a few months.
Hebe's last review in Latin from Ivie: It was a very fun lesson.
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 Latin job with Anna: 1-2 hrs/week - I am struggling with my latin grammar and comprehension and would like to work on those areas.
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 Latin job with wenjing amber: 1-2 hrs/week - catch up to school programme