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English

Hourly Rate
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Latin

Hourly Rate
Primary £50.00
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Greek (Ancient)

Hourly Rate
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Law

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GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
University £70.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Entrance Exams

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11 Plus £50.00
13 Plus £50.00
14 Plus £50.00

Classical Civilisation

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Primary £50.00
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
University £70.00
Casual Learner £50.00

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Personal Description:

I am passionate about passing on my enthusiasm for my subjects to today's young people, and I try to engage every student in a way that draws the best out of them, while encouraging them to develop their own academic interests.

As well as subject content, I develop a student’s skill in exam technique, essay writing and time management, all of which are necessary to tackle a particular syllabus.

I've tutored throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and have a love for English, Latin and Greek literature, particularly poetry, which I thoroughly enjoy teaching. Whilst at university, I was awarded the H J Rose Memorial Prize by the University of St Andrews for my dissertation on Homer's Odyssey, and was shortlisted for best Classics essayist at the International Undergraduate Awards 2015. In my spare time I am an artist and illustrator.

Tutoring Experience:

I have experience tutoring individuals from primary school age through to undergraduate, and in the past year I have helped students surpass their predicted grades, achieving As and A*s at GCSE and A Level, which has provided them with the confidence to pursue their studies at the next stage of their education.

Topics I have taught recently and in which I have a specialism include:

English Literature:
Poetry - (Power and Conflict, and Love and Relationships Anthologies for AQA GCSE), Armitage, Betjeman, Byron, Duffy, Heaney, Keats, Owen, Shelley, Wordsworth.
Plays - Shakespeare (all, but in particular: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, Othello, The Winter's Tale) The History Boys, An Inspector Calls.
Books - Victorian Literature (in particular: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Jekyll and Hyde, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol), Dystopian Literature, Animal Farm, The Woman in Black.

English Language:
I cover all aspects, including grammar, vocabulary and syntax, creative and descriptive writing. I have particular experience in teaching the AQA English Language exams and the Edexcel IGCSE.

Entrance Exams (11+, 13+)
I have helped students gain entry to Dulwich, St. Paul's, Merchant Taylor's, Newstead, JAGs, Alleyn's and Wilson's. I cover in particular, all aspects of the English and Latin papers. I keep up to date on the Entrance exams for all the major public and grammar schools in London. I am also happy to give advice and practice for interviews.

Classics:
I hold a MA in Classics and Classical Languages, having thoroughly enjoyed a holistic education in the Classics at university.
Greek texts (in Greek and English) - Homer's Iliad, Homer's Odyssey, Greek Tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides), Greek Comedy, Greek History, Women in Athens, Ancient Athens and Ancient Sparta.
Roman texts (in Latin and English) - Virgil's Aeneid, Latin Poetry (including Ovid, Horace, Catullus), Roman City Life, Roman Britain, Women in Rome.

Whilst studying Classics at University, I was part of a nationwide team called the Iris Project, that taught Latin and Classical Studies to primary and secondary schools around the country, on a weekly basis. My work with the St Andrews branch helped instil a renewed passion for Classics into the schools of Fife, and our classes were recorded and featured on a BBC Radio 4 programme titled “Latinists in Fife”.

Law:
I hold a LLM in public and property law, and have successfully tutored students during their undergraduate degree/GDL in these, and other, areas, including: Administrative and Constitutional, Contract, Criminal, Employment, Equity and Trusts, EU, Insolvency, Housing, Human Rights, Land and Tort Law.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a friendly and approachable tutor, who tries to engage students as a role model as well as a teacher.

I feel it is important that parents are involved in the tutoring process, so that they can help support the student and encourage their studies beyond the classroom. I keep parents informed of progress and problems at all stages.

All of my sessions are tailored to a particular student, and I will always address the weaknesses in a student’s understanding of a subject, through a discursive and reassuring style. If a student needs help with particular topics, those are always my priority and I use a combination of exercises, exam questions and discussion to overcome any anxiety and to achieve the desired outcome.

I often set homework to supplement my sessions, though I always check this with parents first. I regularly check progress through assessments and tests.

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, unless in medical circumstances. I offer 1.5 and 2 hour block sessions, weekly or fortnightly.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • UCL (2016) - LLM Law (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of St Andrews (2014) - MA (Hons) Classics (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • St. Joseph's College (2008) - A Levels Art (A), Classical Civilisations (A), English (A), General Studies (A), History, Religious Studies (A) (College) (✔ On File)

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