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Latin, Greek and Classics Tutoring on-line by British Academic

I specialise in teaching Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation, from beginners to university level. I have degrees from the University of York and Middlesex University, and I have been teaching Classics since 1992.

My approach is to focus on reading skills rather than abstract teaching of grammar and syntax. Greek and Latin are human languages, in which humans wrote to communicate what the considered important truths. The languages are best learnt by studying simplified versions of these important truths, and by proceeding by stages to their original utterances.

Extra information

This is a purely on-line service. Computers preferred over tablets, so we can use an interactive shared screen.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Latin

About Me

My approach to teaching the ancient languages is based on reading proficiency. I like to immerse students from the start in simplified texts. This turns learning the grammar from a chore of memorising abstract rules to finding solutions to specific difficulties. There is, of course, an irreducible minimum of things that must be thoroughly learned, and i do encourage learning these things. For many things, however, telling students that they exist and where to find them as required is a good alternative to memorisation. They then go into the mind insensibly through repeated encounter and use. I can take those students who are willing to put in regular effort from zero to basic reading proficiency within a few months.

Education

PhD, Middlesex University, Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK Government awarding body), Certificate in Academic Practice, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Experience / Qualifications

Thirty years of teaching Greek and Latin and general classics. Twelve years of teaching on-line. Schools, colleges, universities, private and home-educated students.

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