I am a qualified French and Classics teacher and I hold an MA in Classics from University College London. I'm currently teaching A-Level French and Latin at a London-based school, and I am tutoring in French and the range of Classics subjects i.e Latin and Classical Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History up to degree level.
- Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach English language (including English as a foreign language) and/or literature; French, German, Italian, Spanish and their literatures; and the classical languages Latin, Greek and Hebrew. I also teach Music - theory, history and/or appreciation - and piano-playing. - Tell me about your qualifications. I have an upper-2nd-class B.A.
I hold a BA in Greek Philology and a MA in Classics. I have been tutoring for the past six years students of all key stages. I am dedicated and passionate about teaching and the success of my senior year students in the National Exams (equivalent to GCSE) certifies my skills and my professionalism.
I am able to teach Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation from beginners to first year University level. I can also teach English up to GCSE level. I tailor my approach to the needs of the pupils I teach, but here are some examples of approaches which I have adopted.
I offer two approaches: tailored tuition for students with particular goals (GCSE's, A-Levels, and University studies) and a course on Latin and Ancient Greek. I combine the teaching of grammar in context with interactive activties and resources for vocabulary learning.
My previous experience is in giving lessons to degree standard beginners Latin and English language tuition to candidates for B1/B2 standard. I like to keep classes fairly casual and conversational relying on the involvement of the pupil, while always keeping in sight their end goals. We only get there if we go together.
As a Bachelor's level Classicist, I am willing to give lessons for all levels of Latin and Ancient Greek, especially GCSE and A-Level. I base my lessons on what the students needs are: If you struggle with certain grammar structures, then we would look at them in isolation first, before moving on to spotting them in a text.
I have completed my A levels and I would like to help 11+ students, GCSE and A level students (for English, Biology and Classical Civilisation). I am friendly and like visual tools learner and incorporate this within my lessons. I use practice papers and the new syllabus structure to plan my lessons.
I love finding unique ways to help the individual, no two people learn in the exact same way so for me it is about finding what works for that particular person.
I can tutor anyone of any ability up to the first year of university. I would first get the student to highlight areas of difficulty that would need focusing on, as well as making sure to cover the entire syllabus. Each lesson, I would explain a new grammar point or theme in its most basic form, then complete some practice questions or plan an essay.
My teaching methods tend to be revolve around discussion and interaction with the student. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student's confidence in analysing, discussing, and spotting key points themselves through structured prompts.
In terms of languages, grammar is the most important component for me.
My teaching method is as simple/complex, as informal/formal as the needs of my students. However, my teaching is more academic and theoretical in approach, 40 minutes long per session and this is split into two 15 minute slots with a ten minute break after the first 15 minutes. My teaching is completely done online.
I have successfully taught Greek and Latin language, literature and civilization at University College London, King’s College London (KCL), and at a secondary school. At KCL (2017-18), I am teaching ancient Greek to undergraduates using Reading Greek.
I'm an Oxford undergraduate studying Classics who would like to ignite some excitement about a subject which I promise is more than a dead language. Happy to give Skype lessons or in person in Oxford or when I'm at home (Surrey). I would give engaging lessons that would both lay a solid foundation of language but would be able to expand understanding of Classical literature, history and philosophy.
Teaching Greek and Latin and Classics to GCSE and A-Level and above. Also publishing outreach. Published courses in Greek and Latin, Biography of Epicurus, Scholarly papers on sound of Greek and Latin. Republishing out-of-print grammars and readers. Muche else written.
In both Greek and Latin I am able to tutor up to GCSE level and believe that the best way to tackle the ancient languages it through the 'little and often' method, particularly with vocabulary. At university I have written a number of first class essays, thus am able to aid essay structure and the analytical process of examining ancient evidence.
Lessons are tailor made for each group or individual student depending on their aims - whether it is for an exam or purely for personal interest. We make a plan together and review progress and aims regularly. Students will do some work on their own in between lessons to consolidate their learning - the amount of homework is agreed with the student.
As a student myself, I understand the difficulties faced by students in the academic field. While I was at school, I often found the the subjects I struggled with the most were also the subjects which I enjoyed the least. In my teaching therefore, I think it is important to keep the student interested and to find interactive and energetic ways of teaching.
I am happy to give lessons to all levels from complete beginners to more advanced students. I believe that the lessons should be led by you - I am here to help you in whichever areas you need help on and to answer any questions you have. I know that Ancient Greek and Latin can be very confusing and so I will guide you through each step slowly.
I believe that the best way to improve your Latin and Greek quickly is through thorough knowledge of the grammar and syntax of the languages. I would look to promote this with testing as well as helping a student to spot the patterns which make wrote learning easier.
For a few years now I have been tutoring students in different subjects and with different needs (10 to 17 y.o.), which has taught me that there isn’t one method that works for everyone. It is really important for me to follow a student over time and understand what works best for them.
I want the teaching to be fun for both the teacher and the person taught. This works best when the roles are somewhat less clear-cut in the first place: I try and push the other person to 'teach' me in turn, and thus develop their confidence and interest in the subject.
My methodology revolves around prioritising the rules of syntax over everything else. I know from experience that this can be quite boring, so I try to make it as enjoyable as possible. I understand that learning a language takes time, so it will be a long time before a student has a good vocabulary and is comfortable with the grammar.
Firstly, I will ask the pupil which aspects of the Latin/Greek language they find difficult, or struggle in. Having chosen a topic to revise at the beginning of every lesson, we will go through some exercises from the John Taylor books (Latin/Greek to GCSE/beyond GCSE depending on the level of the pupil, followed by a translation.
I work closely with my students to improve their confidence and knowledge of the syllabus. However, I focus primarily on exam technique and doing lots of written practice. Students often come to me with a good base level of knowledge from their lessons at school, but struggle to apply it to exam scenarios. I ask my students to complete a weekly assignment so I can monitor their progress closely.
I have experience of studying Latin at GCSE, IB and undergraduate levels. I have a good understanding of Greek and Latin grammar and am also able to assist in English studies having studied it at as one of my highers in my IB.
I base my classes around text appreciation and understanding, using ancient and modern texts as the basis for learning about literature and language. I also insist upon frequent testing in order to check the abilities of the student in question, in grammar, vocabulary and literary device use.
‘Honour the work, and the work will honour you.’ Our word education comes from the Latin educo, meaning ‘to draw out’. The teacher’s task is to draw out the latent powers of the student so that he can realize himself and shine his own light on whatever he studies.
Good day! I am teacher Japperson and I will help you to learn more about Literature and Arts from the past and now. I am a degree holder in Arts and Literature so it is easy for me to communicate you if you are interested to learn in the said subject matter. Hope to see you in one of my classes.
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