I am a teacher, novelist, and musician from Scotland, currently teaching at a preparatory school while finishing my second novel. I have also taught English abroad (Italy & Brazil).
I enjoy helping students to overcome their difficulties and find ways to enjoy the language and culture.
Lessons at my house or yours.
Online tutoring is a great way to work on your Latin (rates negotiable).
Latin, Ancient Greek & English:
5 years Head of Classics, Hall Grove, Bagshot.
1 year at Academy School, Hampstead.
6 years with Removed
4 years with First Tutors, from beginners, through Common Entrance, GCSE and A-level to university.
Creative Writing: 2 years Islington Summer University.
English as Foreign Language:
1 year St Giles, Sao Paulo, Brazil;
2 years English Academy, Molfetta, Italy, including PET, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL.
I also teach guitar, piano and Italian.
Most pupils who come to me have simply lost track or lost confidence.
With careful guidance, it usually doesn't take long to put them back on the right track.
I can help with the building blocks of grammar, presenting it as a puzzle or a game; I can suggest ways to improve vocabulary; and I can point the way through the complexities of translation and syntax. Even working on exam technique can ease anxiety quickly.
I also enjoy enthusing students about classical mythology and literature.
I am happy to teach online as well as in person: with an committed tutee, this can work as well as tuition in person.
|Languages||English (British), Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|St Giles, Highgate, London||2001||Professional||CELTA (TEFL qualification), Distinction|
|University College, Oxford||1993||Bachelors||BA (Hons) Litterare Humaniores (Classics)|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|
|English (Foreign Language)|