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Greek (Ancient)

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00

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Personal Description:

I have been studying Ancient Greek for 14 years and I love being able to read ancient texts in the original language!

I completed my BA with the Open University while working full-time in the health service. I resigned from my job in order to complete my Masters at Queen's University in Belfast. Following this, I lived in Greece for a short time, then returned home to Belfast to have a baby. I began my PhD (on a part-time basis) when my daughter was 6 months old. My thesis will take the form of a commentary of the ancient Greek novel by Chariton.

Tutoring Experience:

I have an ongoing appointment as a tutor in Ancient Greek at the annual Summer Workshop in Greek and Latin at the University of Wales. The 14-day workshop takes place annually in August. I teach Intermediate Greek, and at the completion of this level, students will have mastered most of the grammar necessary to read unadapted texts in the original.

I am an Open Learning Tutor at Queen’s University of Belfast and, during the 2012/13 academic year, I will be teaching my own courses on the ancient novel.

In July 2006, I was awarded a Potential Teacher scholarship to the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT) Summer School in Greek at Bryanston. During my week at the summer school, I shadowed tutors at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that learning happens best in an informal, encouraging and supportive environment. I am enthusiastic about my subject and aim to make learning fun and enjoyable. Together, we will identify areas of particular need and lessons will be tailored accordingly.

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, Greek, Latin
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


  • NUI Maynooth (2016) - PhD (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • Queen's University Belfast (2003) - MA Classics (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Open University (2001) - 2:1 BA Humanities with Classical Studies (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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