- Hourly rate £22
- Response Time 5h
- Number of students 4
1st lesson free!
Experienced Classics teacher offering individual online lessons in Latin and Ancient Greek.
- By webcam
About the lesson
My teaching style is rigorous and traditional, with a large amount of fun. I believe in giving students a firm grounding in grammar, which is the backbone of the languages, and knowledge of which is empowering for the student. Of course, there is lots of translation practice, into and out of the ancient languages, to consolidate students' understanding of grammar and vocabulary. The more we read in the ancient languages, the more we learn about the culture and history of the people who spoke them! For Greek, my preferred textbooks are John Taylor's excellent Greek to GCSE and Greek Beyond GCSE, and for Latin I use his Latin to GCSE and Latin Beyond GCSE. There is the opportunity for experienced students to read longer texts in the original.
- Ancient Greek
- All Levels
I have twenty plus years' experience of teaching Latin and Greek in school and university, at all levels from beginners to degree standard. My first degree is in Classics (Latin and Greek) and my Ph.D. in Homeric Greek. I have a great passion for Classics, and first and foremost the languages of the ancient civilizations.
Having been under the tutelage of (Dr.) Eilidh for 5 years, I can think of no-one better able to introduce new pupils to Classics, or to prepare them for examinations. She taught me up to and beyond A-Level standard Latin, and I received A* marks in my exams at every stage, thanks to her wonderful teaching. Eilidh is a very fun tutor, and uses wit and imagination to make (the sometimes dull work of) learning grammar and vocabulary engaging. Her extensive knowledge of the ancient writers brings these poets and authors to life. Through her always interesting discussion and rigorous set work, she encouraged my love of Latin, and pushed me to reach my potential in the subject. I thoroughly recommend learning Latin with Eilidh.
Eilidh is an inspiration to anyone who wants to study Classics. She always brought the highest standard of teaching to our classes. She is succinct and articulate in her knowledge of both Latin and Ancient Greek, encouraging students to go above and beyond the syllabus to better understand the Classics curriculum and its wider context. Eilidh helped me grow and mature as a student, I know that she has assisted many others too. Her linguistical knowledge is unparalleled to anyone I have met, including those in current university circles. She is truly an inspiration, igniting a passion in students that few teachers can master.
Eilidh is an incredible online tutor. Not only does her years of teaching experience help her impart information effectively to students with different learning styles, but her overall method of teaching is friendly, clear and thought out. Personally, I found her engaging, passionate and extremely knowledgable - truly someone who has a real love for both teaching and their subject.
I would recommend Eilidh without hesitation.
Eilidh has taught me Latin and Ancient Greek over the past six years, and is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She knows so much about Latin and the Classical world; and is able to answer practically any question you could come up with while helping you understand the content being taught (often throwing in funny stories and interesting etymologies). I would definitely recommend her to anyone wishing to study Latin!
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- 5h: £100
- 10h: £220