I tailor my teaching method to each individual student. My extensive experience of language learning in several contexts (classroom, intensive and immersive) lends itself to a bespoke learning experience in all subjects. I was trained by world experts through my undergraduate and Masters degrees in research skills and have written two research dissertations (12,000 words and 20,000 words) for Classics. My classes are nuanced and designed for each student and their individual needs, working to target their weaknesses by using their strengths. Extra classes can be tiring and I aim to make lessons as engaging and fun as possible using games, interactive media and spoken resources.
I am a Masters graduate in Classics (MPhil) with a BA in French Language and Literature and Classics, graduating with honours. I lived in Bordeaux, studying at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne. I also have extensive training in research, dissertation composition and fluency coaching. I have been tutoring for two years. I have a 120 hours TEFL qualification and score a C1.2 on the CEFR scale in French personally attested by the French consul in Scotland.
My rates will not vary according to the level or needs of the student. I also provide homework and will correct outside of the hour lesson as part of the fee. This means there is more time in the hour to cover materials.
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Taught Masters in Classics with a research dissertation on epilepsy in fifth century Greek tragedy and history entitled ‘An Inquiry into the Discourse of the Hieros Nosos in Fifth Century Greek Literature’.
- Research and Methods.
- Ancient Greek Language.
- Latin Language and Literature.
- Hellenistic civilisation.
- Republican Literature.
BA (Hons) TSM French and Classical Civilisation (2015-2019)
French Language and Literature
- French Grammar and Oral Skills.
- Translation and Interpretation.
- French Renaissance Romance Literature.
- Guerres, Républiques et Passions Politiques: France since 1945.
- Modern French literature: Samuel Beckett, Annie Ernaux and Albert Camus.
Final research dissertation on the political self-fashioning of Julius Caesar entitled ‘Self-fashioning, Political Invective and the Caesar of the Sources’.
- The World of Herodotus.
- Ciceronian Rome: Literature, invective and politics.
- Virgil’s Aeneid.
- Spectacle and Entertainment: Roman sport and its architecture.
- Cypriot Archaeology: Methods, history and colonisation.
- Latin Language.
Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3)
Taught and completed through French.
- French Literature: the History of Thought and the Literature of Colonisation
- French language studies (DEFLE)
- Latin Language
- French Translation
- Greek and Roman Archaeology
Professional Masters in Education (French) (2021-2023)
Private Tutoring (2019-Present)
I have tutored English as a foreign language, French as a foreign language and Classical Civilisation to ages ranging from sixteen to students in their twenties. My tailored lessons have covered ancient and modern history, literature and languages. During the pandemic, I have altered my methods and focus on oral skills via Zoom.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language 120-hours
Incorporating 50-hour TEFL, 30-hour grammar and language awareness, 20-hour video and observation, and 20-hour TEFL in person course. Certified by Tefl.org.uk.
Latin Summer School at University College Cork (UCC)
Modules included a grammar and translation. Building upon previous language learning and focusing on fundamental language patterns and learning.
I have been doing classes with Ffion for a few months. Coming from a level of 0 french, I have felt that Ffion has been the key to the progress I have made. She listened to my experience with learning other languages, and devised a programme which suited my experience, level, ability, and my schedule.
Her classes were really enjoyable, and we were able to speak about the things I was interested in. It really helped build my confidence and vocabulary. On top of that, she is a really warm and helpful teacher, and I really cannot recommend her enough as a teacher. 10/10 would recommend!!!
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