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William

William

Online English and Italian Lessons

I am a teacher, novelist, and musician from Scotland. I have taught Latin, Ancient Greek, Creative Writing, English and EFL to students aged 5 to 80. I taught for many years at preparatory schools, while writing novels. 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).

Tutoring Experience

Latin, Ancient Greek, Creative Writing, English, English as a Foreign Language, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning:
25 years tutoring, 6 years with Removed
12 years with First Tutors, from beginners, through Common Entrance, GCSE and A-level to university
12 years teaching Classics, Hall Grove, Bagshot.
1 year teaching Classics, Academy School, Hampstead.

Creative Writing:
4 years University of Portsmouth
2 years Islington Summer University.
Workshops in festivals around the country.

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, bass, piano and Italian.

Tutoring Approach

Oxbridge intervews specialist. Scholarship and school entry preparation specialist.

Many 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 a committed tutee, this can work as well as tuition in person.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

St Giles, Highgate, London2001ProfessionalCELTA (TEFL qualification), Distinction
University College, Oxford1993BachelorsBA (Hons) Litterare Humaniores (Classics)
University College, Oxford2019MastersClassics

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Subjects taught
EnglishIn-personOnline
Primary£40£36
Secondary£50£45
GCSE£50£45
A-Level£50£45
University£50£45
Casual Learner£50£45
ItalianIn-personOnline
Primary£40£36
Casual Learner£50£45
LatinIn-personOnline
Primary£50£45
Secondary£50£45
GCSE£50£45
A-Level£50£45
University£50£45
Casual Learner£50£45
Greek (Ancient)In-personOnline
Primary£50£45
Secondary£50£45
GCSE£50£45
A-Level£50£45
University£50£45
Casual Learner£50£45
Entrance ExamsIn-personOnline
Primary£50£45
Secondary£50£45
GCSE£50£45
A-Level£50£45
University£50£45
Casual Learner£50£45
English (Foreign Language)In-personOnline
Primary£40£36
Secondary£50£45
GCSE£50£45
A-Level£50£45
University£50£45
Casual Learner£50£45
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