Information About Daniel - Marlborough tutor
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Daniel offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I am enthusiastic and encouraging in my outlook and methodology, believing wholeheartedly in making the most of people's potential. I have studied Latin since the age of 11 and have remained an attentive pupil for the previous 16 years, earning a Joint Hons in Latin & Ancient History and later a Masters in Ancient History.
I have read and translated in close detail many Classical Latin authors in both prose and poetry, including but not limited to: Caesar, Livy, Cicero, Virgil, Suetonius, Statius, Ovid, Tacitus, Catullus, Lucan, Martial, Pliny, Juvenal, Horace, and Lucretius.
In terms of Ancient History my particular focus is Classical Roman History, especially Middle/Late Republic and early Principate (BC275 - AD69). Having centered my dissertations around his Commentarii, I am especially interested in the life and times of Julius Caesar and the end of the Roman Republic.
Besides my historical interests I spend much of my time outside of work reading both ancient history and poetry, and also enjoy a great many science fiction novels. I also paint miniatures and walk the dog whenever the possibility arises.
I temporarily tutored one GCSE student on an informal basis last year at his parents' request, and enjoyed teaching my subject so much that I now feel a strong desire to continue doing so.
I am however relatively new to tutoring and am keen to further develop my skills over time, and therefore I currently charge a rate appropriate to my current teaching experience and my qualifications.
I feel it is important to allow the student to largely dictate the course of their own learning, for while it is essential to promote and enhance basic skills and notions, for example Latin grammar, it is also important for students to be able to decide what material is relevant to themselves.
I believe establishing a respectful, calm and supportive environment is critical to one's ability to learn, and I would encourage the student (or guardian) to select a tutoring venue in which they find themselves most comfortable and productive. Libraries, cafes and other public spaces can facilitate this approach if it is deemed beneficial to the student's attentiveness.
I offer a free initial consultation before mutual commitment to any prospective tutoring plan (i.e. a free first lesson.) I offer this so that we can make introductions and work to establish the precise learning objectives and outcomes the student wishes to accomplish through guided learning. This approach allows mutual clarity on precisely how my skills and knowledge can be applicable to your particular aims.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Lampeter University, Wales (2017) - Ancient History (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Lampeter University, Wales (2014) - Latin & Ancient History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)