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, having loved the subject and its historical context, was motivated to work towards a BA Joint Hons in Latin & Ancient History, subsequently earning a Master of Arts in Ancient History in 2017.
My long-term aim is to become a Teacher in Latin & Classical Civilisations, and I am presently exploring avenues through which to undertake a PGCE Degree in Classics with Latin.
I have read and translated many ancient authors in both Latin 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.
I am relatively new to tutoring in general. I am currently undertaking a Diploma for the role of Teaching Assistant to earn experience before applying for my PGCE in Latin with Classics in the 2018/2019 period.
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 (e.g. Latin grammar/vocabulary/comprehension,) it is also important for students to be able to decide what material is relevant to themselves.
I believe establishing a 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 agreement to any prospective tutoring plan (essentially 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.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Lampeter University, Wales||2014||Bachelors||Latin & Ancient History|
|Lampeter University, Wales||2017||Masters||Ancient History|