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Lessons offered by Rory
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • English Literature
  • Poetry
  • Oral expression
  • Modern Literature
  • Dissertation
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • All Levels

Durham PhD student wanting to share love of english literature in Liverpool

Methodology

I like to keep classes fast-paced and conversational, relying on the student to take an active engagement with the text. I can tutor any age range from primary up to degree and I'm really just looking for a student with the right attitude who wants to develop.

Experience

Though my degrees are in Classics and Ancient History, I am an avid reader and have an A-level in English Literature. Previously, I have helped Spanish students get to a B1/B2 level through conversation classes. Now I want to help GCSE or A-Level students achieve their best in the subject, but I'm open to all ages and offers because passion knows no age.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £60
Lessons offered by Rory
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English Literature
  • Poetry
  • Oral expression
  • Modern Literature
  • Dissertation
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • All Levels

Rory's CV

Higher Education
Durham University, PhD in Classics and Ancient History, October 2018 – September 2022
• The reception of Palmyra in Roman Syria will be the focus of my thesis, with an emphasis upon art history and theories of classical reception.
• Intend to span four centuries of reception up to the city’s destruction by Islamic State.
• Awarded the Northern Bridge Scholarship to fully fund the PhD over the next three years.
Durham University, MA in Greece, Rome & the Near East, 2016–2017: Distinction
• Graduated with distinction in January 2018.
• Took modules on the Classical Tradition, Palmyra, Critical Theory and French Reading.
• Wrote dissertation on western reception of Palmyra since 1691 with Prof Ted Kaizer.
Durham University, BA in Classics (with Year Abroad), 2012-2016: First Class Honours
• Winner of the Maltby Exhibition prize for highest graded dissertation in the department.
• Spent an Erasmus year in Sevilla studying in Spanish.
• Studied Latin, Greek, Spanish, French and Arabic during the degree.
• Dissertation published in 2018 edition of Dutch Ancient History journal, TALANTA.
PMA @ the Press Association: Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia Magazine Journalism July – September 2016.
• One of nine trainee journalists selected for PA Magazine Journalism course.
• Covered news, interviewing, feature writing/subbing for print, web and digital titles.
• Also, blogging, social media, SEO, web analytics, video/podcast/tablet/mobile app production using InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe DPS. Infographics, proofreading, and media law.
Work history
Schumann Trainee at European Parliament Directorate for Communications, Oct 17 – Mar 18
• Worked with Director General and spokesperson for Parliament, Jaume Duch Guillot.
• Projects included EuroPCom conference, speech writing and election strategy for 2019.
• Worked in Brussels, operating in a French/Spanish team. Lived in Gent, Flanders.
culturetrip.com, London & Brussels Contributor, January 2015 – Present
• Having blogged extensively under my own name and worked as an editor on Palatinate, Durham University’s independent student newspaper, I worked for a bigger online blog.
• Featured articles included writing for both the London and Brussels hubs making use of my time living abroad in Belgium to produce content. Covered the Cheltenham Literature Festival with press pass. Work experience at music magazines Gigwise and Uncut in London.

Historical Researcher, Summer 2016
• Paid researcher for project on history of celebrity. Researched on Socrates and Alcibiades,
producing over 20,000 words of potential content for the publication. Tutoring Experience
• Prepared student for Beginners Latin exam in Durham at MA level which included creating phrases, marking practice papers and taking them through past exams.
• Involved in language exchange conversation classes and more formal English language training for candidates at B1/B2 level in Seville and Gent.
• Took lectures and seminars at Durham University for MA level classes on specific topics. Education
Dean Close School, Cheltenham Spa 2005-2012
A-level qualifications:
Latin – A*, English Literature, Ancient Greek – A
GSCE qualifications:
English Literature, History, Physics, Spanish, French, R.S, Latin, Ancient Greek – A* English Language & Maths – A
References are available on request.

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