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Valerio

Valerio

Italian and Latin Tutoring in Islington

I have recently completed a History PhD at Cambridge University, where my research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Cambridge Trust. Before my doctorate, I was awarded a first-class masters in History and graduated summa cum laude from my bachelors degree in Modern Literatures. I am a bilingual English and Italian speaker, I am conversant in French and read Latin as well as German.

Tutoring Experience

Throughout my PhD, I have taught undergraduate seminars at the History Faculty as well as tutored students individually. For the past three years, I have marked History undergraduate entrance tests for Cambridge. I have also collaborated with Cambridge History for Schools, an outreach project for school children aged 7-14. Alongside my academic publications, I am committed to communicating historical knowledge through online platforms and public engagement initiatives.

Tutoring Approach

As a cultural historian, I am used to studying a variety of sources ranging from written documents to paintings and objects, for each of which I developed a different research methodology. This is reflected in my teaching style, which I adapt to suit the specific subject as well as the pupil’s individual needs and inclinations. I believe in exploring different learning techniques, accompanying dialogue with a variety of textual formats (from discursive essays to mind maps) and images. Fully understanding concepts, as opposed to rote learning, affords students greater versatility in answering questions and facilitates the understanding of more advanced ideas. This not only makes the subject more engaging but certainly pays off when it comes to exams.

LanguagesItalian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Cambridge2020DoctoratePhD History
University of Sheffield2015MastersMA Eighteenth Century Studies (History)
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan2013BachelorsBA Modern Literatures - Editing and Publishing
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