Zenobia

Zenobia

Cambridge Tutor

// Note! Currently living in London and primarily teaching via Skype! //

My name is Zenobia (after the 2nd century CE empress, if you have done your homework!). I recently finished my PhD at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. I have always tried to aim high and as a result achieved outstanding results. I graduated high school (in the Netherlands) cum laude, taking 14 subjects in my final year, with the equivalent of an A in Ancient Civilisations, History and Art History (among other subjects!). I also got the highest mark in my school’s history to date on the IB A2 English certificate. My secondary school dissertation on ancient Greek art in modern media was ranked 3rd nationally, and I achieved a 1st on both my BA and MPhil dissertations.

Tutoring Experience

During my BA I tutored IT (in which I also achieved an A in secondary school), but soon moved on to teach Archaeology. I have taught students aged 5-65 how to dig trenches and handle archaeological equipment. More to the point, I have taught seminars on history as well as several ancient languages (I am familiar with Latin, Greek, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Old Norse, various forms of Akkadian, as well as a few others). I also worked as a clarinet instructor for two years!

Tutoring Approach

My teaching philosophy is to adapt to the student: find their interests and explore them, in order to improve. I find that enthusiasm and memory are closely linked, which is why computer games and movies may often seem more attractive than schoolbooks. The key is to step outside the curriculum and gather the materials that will ultimately allow the student to rise above exams instead of struggling to complete them.

LanguagesDutch, English (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

London School of Oriental and African Studies2016DoctoratePhD Near & Middle East
University of Cambridge2013MastersMPhil Assyriology
Durham University2012BachelorsBA Ancient History & Archaeology
(Holland)2009SchoolVWO Gymnasium

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Subjects taught
Latin
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
Casual Learner£30
History
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£30
Greek (Ancient)
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
Casual Learner£30
Classical Civilisation
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
A-Level£30
University£30
Casual Learner£30
History Of Art
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
Casual Learner£30