I am an independent scholar of the New Testament and a passionate teacher of ancient Greek. My academic work focuses on the ancient Jewish and early Christian traditions from the Third Century B.C.E. to the Third Century C.E. Since the primary language of most Jews and Christians at this time was Greek, my work would not be possible without an understanding of ancient Greek, a language I have been studying since 2000, and teaching since 2006.
From 2006 to 2012 I designed, taught, and assessed all the undergraduate Greek modules (Levels 1-3) for the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Bangor University, North Wales. From 2012 to 2013 I supervised and examined a number of MA essays and dissertations on biblical interpretation for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David which regularly required guidance and correction with regard to Greek language and exegesis. Since 2013 I have been teaching Greek independently, in a variety of ways, and on a more one-to-one basis.
It is important to me to understand why a student is learning Greek in the first place and what he/she expects to achieve, and then tailor my approach to meet those needs. I teach on a one-to-one basis online and provide all the necessary support and rigour to ensure a dynamic, accurate and effective learning experience. It should be noted that contrary to the artificially reconstructed pronunciations of ancient Greek that are used by most academics (outside Greece), I use the native and historic pronunciation of Greek. This is the pronunciation used in Greece today and remains our best guide to the way Greek was pronounced in ancient times.
|Languages||English (British), German, Greek, Hebrew|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Bangor University||2011||Doctorate||PhD New Testament Studies|
|LondonSchool of Theology, Middlesex University||2006||Bachelors||First Class BA (Hons) Theology|