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 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 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.
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.
My teaching approach varies according to the needs of the student; yet, all lessons are student-centred and engaging! For Classical studies, I like to focus on the understanding of text and evaluation of sources. Furthermore, I work on enhancing the student's critical thinking, defending own opinion with evidence and essay writing.
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.
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 really enjoy teaching, and am happy to tutor at any level from absolute beginner upwards to A-level and beyond in Latin and classical literature (especially Roman poetry). I am also comfortable giving lessons in ancient history and ancient Greek to a GCSE level. In teaching the languages, I stress the great importance of the fundamentals as a base on which to build up your language skills.
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.
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.
First of all it is important to put down the goals the student needs to reach. Then, analyse together the time available and create a schedule of the steps necessary to achieve those goals. It is important to go deeper in the knowledge of the subject together, approaching new topics together and reflect on them, comparing them with the previous ones in order to always maintain the unity.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The first thing to do is always to create interest for the student. Show them why it matters. That it isn't just exams. Of course you need to prepare for exams properly to reflect what you've learnt and give yourself the best opportunities, but nothing will help you more in exams than a genuine interest in the material.
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 .
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