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Italian

Hourly Rate
Primary £10.00
Secondary £15.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

Latin

Hourly Rate
Primary £15.00
Secondary £15.00
GCSE £20.00

Greek (Ancient)

Hourly Rate
Secondary £15.00
GCSE £20.00

Classical Civilisation

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Secondary £15.00
GCSE £15.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am a qualified teacher of Italian, Latin and Greek and I have been living in England for 4 years. I enjoy teaching, maybe because it is one of those jobs that can be really rewarding. Teaching and learning are both a very intimate experience. As learners we expose to others our legitimate will to succeed, to grow, to live and our fear to fail; as teachers we need to put ourselves to test, to see if we are able to share our knowledge, if we are able to reach out people and we know that the learners are often able to assess our teaching skills, as much as we have a clear idea of their knowledge of the subject.

Tutoring Experience:

I have a degree in classics and a 2 year- post graduate course in teaching methods for Italian, Latin and in Greek in Italian high schools. Since I have moved to England, I have been tutoring children as young as 5 and and casual/adult learners. I also tutored undergraduate students of Italian and I led the Italian Conversation group at the Guildford Institute. As to Latin and Greek, I used to give private lessons to students attending Classical studies- high schools in Italy.

Tutoring Approach:

I think that once a good relationship between teacher and student has been established, we can achieve a lot. I believe in commitment, but even more in a true passion for the subject. I consider mistakes a blessing to better spot the learner's problem area and devise a teaching method that may suit the learner best. I use to prepare lessons in advance but I am flexible to switch to any issue the learner may come up with (due to academic deadlines for students, for example). I aim at giving any student at any level the chance of making the most of his vocabulary and grasp of the language, even beginners could benefit from a cycle of lessons just to travel to Italy, exchange pleasantries with the locals, be able to read signs in public places, order a meal in a restaurant (attended mainly by locals and therefore where it's more unlikely to find a menu in English as well) and so on. As to Latin and Greek I think: 1) it's important not to advance too quickly, so I usually give students plenty of time to internalize the Latin grammar; 2) it may be useful to learn a list of words in the context of something meaningful; 3) we need to drill individual Grammar Forms for immediate recall.

Qualifications:

  • Universita' degli Studi Federico II Napoli Italia (1996) - Degree in classics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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