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.
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 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.
I strive to cater to my students' needs, recognising that everyone learns differently. To that end, I have employed numerous methodologies in the past, working equally with visual and auditory aids.
My teaching method will focus on ancient sources and relevant secondary scholarship. My lessons will be structured like a university seminar; there will be preparatory reading around a topic (i.e. the Delian League) and then the class will be discussion style based around questions on the topic.
I focus on using targeted exercises tailored to the student to work with and improve their skills. These exercises vary to suit each student; I can adapt to students over a variety of levels. I prefer to focus on a different area in each lesson, rather than trying to cram in many different skills at once.
Looking to tutor from Secondary upwards to undergraduate degree level in areas of History.
In my lessons I try to teach a quite complex language in relation to the Roman world, rather than as detached theory. I also try to have students work out the rules and syntax themselves, rather than standing and explaining it to them, as this allows them to nurture a deeper understanding of how language works.
My approach is student led. I will concentrate on areas of the subject that my students are struggling with. Giving the lessons a very personal and relaxed feel. I specialise in Greek drama and epic but my knowledge is broad.
I specialise in Ancient Religions, focusing on the culture and beliefs of the ancient world from the 6th century BCE - Late antiquity. I have a MA in ancient religions (Classics) from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, where my dissertation subject focused on changing views of the afterlife in ancient Greece between the 6th-4th century BCE.
I enjoy sharing my love of language, grammar, literature, history, mythology and philosophy. I hope to find quirky ways to give insights into the ancient world and its impact on the present. I particularly love helping students overcome blocks and difficulties to rediscover the joys of language and and the magic of ancient cultures.
I am very flexible and will try to find a suitable teaching method for each person. I believe in positive feedback and I prefer to give lessons beyond absolute beginner's level. Advanced Dutch learners are also very welcome.
Not to be overlooked, I have gained more than two years of experience as a Latin teacher, teaching Latin classes and ancient culture at different faculties, at the Faculty of Polish, Croatian and Slavonic Philology and especially at the Faculty of Theology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland.
I teach in a fairly informal and fun style making the class buoyant and enjoyable, but also have a tenacious approach to studying the classics. I take my cue from the people that taught me and follow in the tradition which has been handed down from antiquity.
My methodology for teaching is catered to specific subjects and students skill level already therefore it would be highly customised for your child. Here is some basic ideas for how I teach different subjects; -Art: technique refinement and learning, introduction to new media, portfolio help and general encouragement.
My approach to tutoring centres around a relationship of mutual trust between myself and my tutee, and an unimpeachable policy of zero judgement.
I can give lessons to any ages that need help with studying Classics or Theatre. I would structure a lesson with a range of academic and creative exercises to prompt different approaches to learning, with mainly active discussion, and the use of visual and online materials.
First I conduct an interview with the student in order to analyse his current level, objectives and preferences. Indeed, it is very important that the lessons are interactive and that the subjects studied are enjoyable. Then I build the courses to reach these objectives, the form of which can vary from one course to another depending on the objectives targeted.
As a masters student, I am willing to provide tuition to all levels of education up to undergrad level. I myself am a visual learner and I reflect this in my teaching methods, where possible using images to help stimulate memory.
My teaching methodology would revolve around you; I am open to whatever would help you best. I can offer feedback and advice on an essay you are working on, help you plan essays, give you mock-exam questions or we could just brainstorm and discuss a book you are studying.
Send me the hw and a piece of writing you already did. I will do the same writing style and guarantee you a top mark.
I believe strongly in taking the time to get to know each student as an individual, to understand their motivations and to help them to achieve their goals. I am not afraid to challenge students to get the best from them, or to encourage them to be bold and ambitious in their thinking and writing.
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.
My teaching method is to find out what a student already knows, what they want to know and to go from there. The lessons will be focused on what the student needs help with, and I will adapt my lessons and methods of providing information to what suits and helps you best.
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.
In our approach we will use a book for Ancient Greek language suitable to the level of the student . We will accompany the lesson with texts from the philosophers of classical times or holy texts from the bible. We will do that almost from the beginning with my assistance. A student is able to read and study what he loves even from the start .
I believe first and foremost in establishing three key cornerstones for learning. Firstly, getting to know the student in order to ascertain the learning style best suited to them. This allows me to tailor their lessons to best maximise their learning potential. Secondly, going through the entire module with the student, breaking down the key topics that will be covered.
I like to have a friendly and playful approach to teach French especially with the youngest, and to progress gradually in fonction of my student to respond to their own goals and capacities. I mostly teach beginners of all ages.
My teaching method is based on the individual needs of the student(s). I am epathetic to students who are smart/bright but struggling in school. I focus on connecting on a personal level to build confidence in the students' own learning style.
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Perfect! Jess had an excellent first session with Déborah and is already looking forward to the next one!
Perfect! Emer is a lovely, capable and responsible teacher. I highly recommend her!!!
Perfect! Gemma is a very calm , consistent and kind tutor who cuts through all the complicated jargon to explain Latin in a very clear manner. Very personable and professional and punctual and my daughter finds the lessons fun which is a bonus! Would not...
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