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English (Foreign Language)
I was born and raised in New York City. I didn't go far for undergrad, earning my BA in Classical Civilization at NYU. After graduating I moved to the countryside of Japan to teach high school English for several years with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET). Love of Classics dragged me back and I found myself completing my MSc at Edinburgh University in Classics. I recently finished my PhD dissertation on a fourth century church father, St. Jerome.
Outside of the classical realm, I enjoy the works of Roald Dahl, David Sedaris, and Paul Theroux, playing the piano, writing for my own amusement, baking, and exploring Manchester.
I have taught for three and a half years at the University of Edinburgh. This has consisted of a mix of beginning Latin, intermediate Latin and ancient history. I have three years of experience marking university level (Classics) essays. I was nominated for Best Tutor in the Edinburgh University Student Association awards. I have two years of experience teaching high school and junior high school level English to foreign language speakers.
As a qualified proofreader, I am also keen to help students of varying levels improve their writing. I have tutored students writing essays in preparation for Higher Classical Studies. I also have experience helping university students revise proposals, subject essays, theses, personal statements, and admissions essays for graduate programs. I am available (online via email/WhatsApp/**Contact Detail Removed** or in person) to help students edit, revise, proofread, and improve their term papers or dissertations. I have experience proofreading and editing undergraduate and postgraduate level dissertations and projects for Classics, business, economics, history, English, engineering, and graphic design students.
Language learning should be educational but also enjoyable. During my time in Japan I had ample opportunities to trial different games and exercises that I hoped would help target my students' needs, but also keep them engaged. These came in very useful when developing my lesson plans for Latin language teaching. Grammar and vocabulary can be made more enjoyable with a range of activities that helps cement material in the student's mind.
Flexibility, adaptability and student interest are key to ensuring that the student progresses. Some of the best experiences I had teaching in Japan were the one on one tutorials with a very keen and curious student who had a fondness of English literature (Harry Potter, in particular). Her interest in the book opened up various discussions on cultural differences, grammar, vocabulary, and etymology that all helped to develop her English skills.
I have enjoyed working with university students and seeing them progress through to more advanced texts. Latin literature is what drew me permanently into Classics and I would be very happy to be able to share that with others at any level. I enjoy writing and would be equally pleased to help students when developing their ideas and writing essays.
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Additional Languages: English (British), Japanese, Latin
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The Publishing Training Centre (2016) - Proofreading (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Edinburgh (2015) - PhD Classics (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- University of Edinburgh (2010) - MSc Classics (First with distinction) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- New York University (2006) - BA Classical Civilization (Magna cum laude) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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