Online Latin Tutor Serena

Serena

Serena

Classics and Ancient History PhD

5.0

$65/hr

I am a professional tutor in Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient History, and Italian, with 5+ years of teaching experience. I hold a PhD in Classics and Ancient History and an Associate Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.

Serena
5.0
291 classes

The University of Manchester - Classics and Ancient History - PhD

I am a professional tutor in Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient History, and Italian, with 5+ years of teaching experience. I hold a PhD in Classics and Ancient History and an Associate Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.

Recent Students: 8
Total Hours: 282
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All-time Students: 15
Total Classes: 291
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Recent Students: 8Total Hours: 282Last Online:
All-time Students: 15Total Classes: 291Signed Up:

About Me

Being fascinated with the ancient world, I have been studying Latin and Ancient Greek since I was 14. After completing my BA in English and Russian, I went on to study Classics and gained an MA (with distinction) from the University of Manchester. In 2022, I completed my PhD in Classics and Ancient History with a project on the letters of Cicero and the Roman Republic. During my postgraduate studies, I was fortunate enough to attend John Taylor's classes in Latin and Classical Greek.

I tutored my first students in English and Latin while completing my BA. But it was only at Manchester that my committed and amazing lecturers inspired me to pursue the teaching path. In the past five years, I have taught at university (Manchester, University College London) and tutored students professionally. Following my teaching work at university, in 2021 I was awarded an Associate Fellowship from AdvanceHE (formerly Higher Education Academy).

Tutor Experience

I have been teaching Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient History, and Italian for over 5 years in secondary and higher education. I have an Associate Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy and a PhD in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Manchester.

As a professional tutor, I have worked with 120+ students of any background, age, and level. I have taught students preparing for Common Entrance examinations. I have helped GCSE and A-Level students achieve top marks in their exams (I prep students for the following exam boards: AQA, Cambridge International, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR). I also tutor Pre-U, undergraduate, and postgraduate students.

I have taught the following modules at university:
- Latin literature and Roman history (The University of Manchester)
- Advanced Latin (UCL)
- Beginners Classical Greek (UCL)
- Homeric Greek (UCL).

I adapt my teaching to the learning style, pace, and goals of my students, whether it be improving their translation skills, understanding grammar, or preparing for their exams. I plan each lesson carefully and only use high-quality resources. I provide explanatory notes, set exercises, and give tips to tackle each exam component and meet the marking criteria.

In my language classes, we work on building vocabulary, understanding grammar, and tackling translations. When tackling set texts, we work on language, style, and the use of literary devices, as well as the wider literary and cultural context. We also spend time working on how to structure essays, generate ideas, and get a point across. This way my students are able to tackle any exam with confidence, meet the marking criteria, and achieve top marks.

Topic Expertise

I have a background in Classics, English, and Italian (language, literature, history and linguistics), and I tutor students at all levels in the following subjects:

Ancient Greek (Classical and Homeric)
Ancient History
Classics
Italian
Latin

I help students and private candidates prepare for Common Entrance papers, IGCSE/GCSE and A-Levels exams (AQA, Cambridge International, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR). I also tutor Pre-U, undergraduate, and postgraduate students.

Client Reviews

great lesson, clear and knowledgeable.

- Italian

Another useful class :)

- Italian

Grazie!

- Italian

clear and precise! đź‘Ť

- Ancient History

Clear and precise đź‘Ť

- Ancient History

Brilliant tutor. Very energetic. In possession of a great deal of knowledge.

- Classical Civilisation

very usefull

- Ancient History

Serena was very nice and understanding

- Italian

Testimonials

Serena is an excellent teacher who wants the best for her students. She is very well prepared for tutor sessions and she is extremely good at sharing helpful resources to support the learning of her students. She is a supportive and encouraging tutor who picks up on any gaps in her students' understanding and seeks ways to overcome these. (Stewart, GCSE Classical Greek)

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Qualifications

2022 - PhD in Classics and Ancient History, The University of Manchester (UK)

2021 - Associate Fellowship, HEA (Higher Education Academy, UK)

2017 - MA in Classics and Ancient History, The University of Manchester (UK)

2015 - BA in English and Russian, UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Macerata (Italy)

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