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Daniel

Daniel

Home Tuition for Latin and Greek (Ancient) in New Malden

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Classics at U.C. Berkeley; I have a Masters degree in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature from Oxford University, from where I also received my B.A. in Classics. To date I have publications in two peer-reviewed journals pertaining to classical studies.

During my time studying Classics, my main strength has been in the linguistic side of my courses, and I am thus well equipped to provide tuition in Greek and Latin languages at all levels. I also specialise in the more technical disciplines of classical studies, such as papyrology, palaeography, and textual criticism, all of which complement the study of ancient languages especially well.

** Currently I am only available for online tuition. **
My tutees have found online tuition via Skype to be just as effective as a face-to-face meeting. In case you are unsure whether online sessions will work for you/your child, I can apply a 40% discount to the first session.

Tutoring Experience

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Areas I have taught previously include: elementary and advanced Greek; elementary, intermediate, and advanced Latin (including preparation for scholarship exams); Greek prose composition at university level; Latin prose composition at all levels; translation and commentary for various prose and verse authors. I am familiar with the Cambridge Latin Course and the current GCSE and A-level set texts.

Aside from private tuition, I taught elementary and intermediate Latin for a short time at Marymount International School (a private all-girls school in London), which involved working with students on a one-to-one basis and in large classes. I am, moreover, currently employed as a GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) at Berkeley, where I am teaching undergraduate seminars on Latin grammar and literature.

Recent success stories include: a GCSE student who was able to achieve a high A grade after getting a D in his mock exams; an international undergraduate student whose quality of work went from an F grade to an A grade; and a student at secondary-school who went into the top set of Latin after scoring close to 100% in his end-of-year exams, and is now eligible to apply for a Latin scholarship at his school.

Tutoring Approach

I aim to give my tutees an in-depth understanding of all the required aspects of Latin and Greek grammar, and to reinforce their learning with translation exercises and rigorous analyses of how each word in a sentence relates to others. I am, moreover, very interested in etymology (the study of the origin of words), and encourage tutees to appreciate the linguistic links between Latin/Greek and English in order to learn vocabulary items with much greater speed and efficiency.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

Oxford University2014MastersMSt Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
Oxford University2013BachelorsBA Literae Humaniores (Classics)

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