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.
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 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.
My teaching methodology considers the most recent studies on strategic and motivated learning, because I think that teachers should always be up-to-date on teaching techniques and they should have interdisciplinary skills. I believe that a solid base of grammar has to be built beside innovative and practical execises where communicative competence can be developed.
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.
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 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.
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.
My teaching method is person-centred and based around what is best for each individual student. I have no problem changing my methodology to suit each student's preferred learning method, and like to use a variety of materials and methods to enhance the learning experience.
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.
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.
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.
The method I use for teaching will vary depending on the subject and closeness to the exam. I teach Latin up to A level and will teach grammatical constructs and translation then provide examples to practice on. In addition I teach students how to easily spot notable points and analyse set texts in essay form.
I like to approach each lesson with a clear aim but an open mind as well. I like to plan a structured series of lessons based on the areas we need to cover however I believe that flexibility is key here. I am more than happy to go over additional material or re-visit a topic if the student feels that this is necessary.
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 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.
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.
I approach each topic by covering the basics, making sure that the foundations are there to build upon with further learning and development of the subject. Constant relaying of the information that is being taught is my number 1 priority and making sure that the pupil understands each stage of the learning.
I can give lessons to people of any age group from basic literacy to GCSE standard. I have experience of one-one tuition. When teaching larger groups, I use a variety of methods, including setting individual tasks so that students can learn at their own pace, pair and group activities, and role play.
Theory is good but no substitute for experience and my experience is truly international. By relating my personal experiences I can discuss real time issues with students.
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