My name is Déborah, I have an Msc and a PhD in Classics from Edinburgh University. I started tutoring while I was working on my PhD, and never stopped! I can prepare students for all Scottish and English exams, up to the BA. I also have experience helping students work on their Post-Graduate dissertation.
I try and see things from the student’s point of view when explaining things. I think it is important to have a variety of activities in a tutorial, and for the tutor to be a good listener as well as good at communicating, prompting and explaining. I try to make tuition sessions an enjoyable as well as helpful experience. I like to encourage students to achieve the highest standards they can.
Welcome! A freelance tutor and singer, I give "Personal tuition in the right key". I can help you get the highest grades in exams, and study in the "key" that best suits you. Like the right song choices, I often inspire my students to succeed.
My teaching methodology focusses on sculpting the approach to a student's personal learning style and strengths, and creates pride in personal progress. Lessons are structured around student-led learning and fun, interactive engagement with the topic. Working with students with learning disabilities has taught me to shape a learning environment to suit the particular needs of every single student.
I believe that pupils truly excel when they are empowered to take control of their own learning. - Which subject(s) do you teach? Latin and Ancient Greek. My specialist interest is language work, although I also teach some literature. - Tell me about your qualifications.
I believe that the best one-to-one tutors create a positive and approachable working environment, and experience tells me this is the best way to achieve high results. I aim to build a friendly atmosphere that allows students to push themselves towards their potential.
My teaching method differs depending on the subject and the student! Whether you are in need of help with grammar to bolster your grades; need star material to boost you from a B to an A*; or need something extra to challenge you, I can cater to your learning needs and help youreach your full potential.
I have an organic approach to teaching, depending on the subject and the student. While it is important to guide a student and help them to perform to the best of their ability it is just as essential to pay close attention to the student's needs. - Which subject(s) do you teach? *Classics- Latin, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History and Ancient Greek.
I believe that through private, one to one tuition a student gains in confidence, and therefore begins to achieve their full potential. - Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach Latin, Ancient and Modern Greek, All Classical Civilisation Subjects and German. - Tell me about your qualifications.
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.
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 teach based on the student's individual requirements. I tend to focus on helping the student to improve their weakest areas through viewing these from different perspectives. I also aim to help students learn effective techniques for rote learning.
I base my classes on grammar and syntax, both English and Greek one, because a solid grammar knowledge is a guarantee of success especially in ancient languages. The lesson usually lasts two hours, of which one is dedicated to revision and the second one to written exercises.
My teaching method is based on the national curriculum and reflects the classic foundation of the Ancient Greek grammar and syntax.
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.
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 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.
My method is based on rigorous language learning, vocabulary and appreciation of the Classics. The set-text element of the examinations is a particular favourite and my method has never failed (?) to enthrall and excite. Unseen work is also very enjoyable.
I can give lessons to any person at any level, but I strongly prefer the students from 16 y.o. and on. We will try to make an trustful relationship by adaptating all the contents to the student's requirements. I am aware about the deductive techniques on Greek & Latin teaching (Aléxandros or Familia Romana, Hans Orberg) and I work with those books, you I can guide the student through them.
I usualy explain theory first and then have students do some exercises under my supervision in order to make sure they understood. I do not mind explaining things more than once, and I make sure I go over homework together with the student.
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.
My teaching method is calm and methodical, one that aims to give the pupil as much confidence in their abilities as I can. Testing that aims to continually recall information learned is particularly important in Classics and Maths and is a central part of my methodology.
‘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.
In my lessons, I always strive to make sure my students have an enjoyable time whilst learning. I believe it is important not to concentrate solely on grammar and vocabulary but to encourage the acquisition of these by translating ancient texts and learning about the historical context in which they were written.
I teach in a variety of ways, tailoring my approach to the pupil and to the topic. I feel strongly that we learn quickest when it feels like we aren't studying; so for example, instead of crawling through grammar books, we could discuss a foreign language film.
I would approach each child differently depending on their age and ability - I am very flexible and would work easily around my pupil, listening to how they learn best. I would prefer to tutor in person as I think it is easier both to understand and be understood face to face.
My teaching method is centered on discovering what makes a subject come alive for individual students. Everyone learns differently, and I'm a firm believer that the toughest subjects can become interesting to students given the right avenues of engagement.
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