Information About Roisin - Edinburgh tutor - (1 review)
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I am an experienced and highly qualified Latin tutor. I have been studying Latin for 18years. During this time, I have achieved A grades at both Junior and Leaving Certificate level, been awarded a BA Hons in Latin and Classical Studies, passed my MA in Classics, studied spoken Latin under Reginald Foster, the translator for the Vatican, and won several school and university prizes. I love to share my enthusiasm for Latin with students of any age and at any stage in their learning, whether learning from scratch or to supplement classes in school or university.
I have been teaching Latin for 10years. I have taught students of all ages - my youngest is 7 and my students span the full range up to retirement age. I teach classes one-on-one or in small groups. I have worked with students who want to take classes on a short-term basis in order to prepare for exams. I have also devised curricula for students who wish to learn from scratch. I have proven results as a tutor and excellent references. Former students have gone on to study Latin in Oxford University, obtained Latin scholarships to college, and gone on to teach Latin in Secondary Schools. In addition to this, I teach GCSE Latin in a school and run two after-school Latin clubs in other schools. My latest project is training teachers to be future teachers of Latin and working with them to secure funding, train staff and set up Latin and Classics programs in schools which have previously not offered these subjects.
My approach to teaching Latin is quite traditional, but I aim to give my students a feel for and an understanding of the language, rather than getting overly bogged down in grammar points. I am a strong believer that Latin, far from being a dead language, is still very relevant today. I include etymological studies in my classes so students can learn about the close relationship between English and Latin. I also have a degree in Classical Studies and believe that understanding the Ancient Greeks and Romans is essential in order to appreciate Latin literature, and therefore I can offer historical and cultural studies as part of my class. I am a kind and patient tutor and am genuinely passionate about my subject. I work closely with my students and every class is tailored to fit the individual needs of the student.
Additional Languages: Latin
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- King's College London (2009) - MA in Classics (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Aestiva Romae Latinitas (2007) - Diploma in Spoken Latin (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- University College Dublin (2007) - BA Hons in Latin and Classical Studies (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Alexandra College Dublin (2004) - Leaving Certificate Higher Level Latin - A1 (School) (✘ Not On File)
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