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John

Latin and Greek (Ancient) Tuition in Oxford

I am a Classics teacher based in Oxford, currently on sabbatical from full-time teaching to pursue further academic study.

Tutoring Experience

I have four years of experience as a Classics teacher at independent senior schools in Oxfordshire and North London, as well as several years of experience as a private tutor.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to tutoring is based on listening to and respecting the tutee, aiming always to build independence and confidence on their part. Including as much active learning as possible is a key part of my tutoring in Classics: in Greek and Latin language work, I place more emphasis than many on composition into the language as a means of strengthening knowledge and understanding; in Classical Civilisation, Ancient History and the literary elements of Latin and Greek, I strive always to provoke a tutee to question accepted orthodoxies and to reach their own evidence-based and clearly expressed conclusions rather than teaching 'right answers' parrot-fashion. My experience is that this produces enjoyment and success for students in equal measure.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

Merton College, Oxford2007BachelorsArts
Merton College, Oxford2012MastersArts
Buckingham University 2013PGCEClassics IPGCE
DfE and Buckingham University2015QTSQualified Teacher Status

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