I am a dedicated and hard-working teacher/tutor of Classics, English, Philosophy, Religious Studies & Ethics and Italian. I am also an examiner/assessor for GCSE and A-Levels in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies and all areas of Classics (Greek, Latin, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History). This means that I have gained valuable knowledge on how public exams are marked, which feeds back into my teaching and tutoring. I have taught for almost 20 years at all levels, from primary to secondary as well as university and adult learners. My knowledge of Classical Greek and Latin as well as of ancient Philosophy and Classical Literature enhances and enriches my teaching of English and Philosophy. My approach towards teaching and tutoring is personable and professional. I enjoy helping my students work through difficult passages and grammatical concepts, and seeing them improve gradually. I adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning, which involves archaeology, art, philosophy, ancient history, science and much more.
I have taught in the UK now for seven years, and previously in the US for 11 years after completing degrees in Philosophy, Classics and Literature (Comparative Literature/ English), Ancient Greek and Latin. I have taught most recently at Bristol Grammar and Cheltenham College in Ancient Greek and Latin at GCSE and A-level, as well as Classical Civilisation. I previously taught at Latymer Upper School in London and at academies and state schools in southeast London and Leicester prior to this. I have taught English, Reading and Languages to students of all ages in the US and have been tutoring privately in London and now in Gloucestershire for the past several years. My students and tutees have ranged from the primary level to 11 and 13+ entry, home-schooling at all levels, GCSE preparation and re-sits (English, Philosophy, Classics), A-Levels and University support (exam and essay preparation and support). I have also taught Classics at university level, whilst working on my PhD studies at Indiana University and the University of Leicester. I have now transferred my part-time PhD studies to Exeter where I am completing my thesis.
A Member of The Tutors' Association, I am meticulous and organised in preparation for my lessons, using feedback from tests and marked work to tailor future lessons. I am a good listener and enjoy giving my students activities and problems to work through after brief lessons and introductions to new topics and concepts. I believe learning should be fun so I try to include as much variety and creativity in all activities during lessons and tutoring sessions. I utilise technology in my lessons, incorporating multimedia elements using a broad range of platforms to enhance learning, including YouTube, Google Classroom, Kahoot, Quizlet and Memrise to name a few. I also believe that travel and field trips immensely enrich learning and have run successful educational trips, programmes and exchanges for the past 20 years.
|Languages||English (British), Italian|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Indiana University||1997||Masters||M.A. Greek and Latin|
|York University, Toronto, Canada||1994||Bachelors||B.A. Classics and Humanities|
|McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada||1991||Bachelors||B.A. Philosophy|
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