Robyn S.

Robyn S.

£22 - £26 /hr

Classics (Bachelors) - Cambridge alumni University

14 completed lessons

About me

Hi! I'm Robyn and I've just graduated with a BA in Classics. I love Classics because of its breadth of variety; while learning Latin and Greek language and literature, you can also explore Ancient History, Philosophy, Art & Archaeology, and Linguistics. For this reason, I believe Classics is one of the most interesting but also most difficult subjects, requiring you to perform to a high level across mutiple subjects and maintain a range of skills. Classics is also incredibly versa...

Hi! I'm Robyn and I've just graduated with a BA in Classics. I love Classics because of its breadth of variety; while learning Latin and Greek language and literature, you can also explore Ancient History, Philosophy, Art & Archaeology, and Linguistics. For this reason, I believe Classics is one of the most interesting but also most difficult subjects, requiring you to perform to a high level across mutiple subjects and maintain a range of skills. Classics is also incredibly versatile, allowing you to go into many diverse industries, from law, to finance, media and journalism to name a few. Experiencing Classics at Cambridge has given me a thorough and solid foundation in Latin and Ancient Greek language and the literature of both these cultures. In my final year, I specialised in Ancient History and Classical Art (Greek and Roman), and so I am able to advise on these subjects also. I aim to give students the background they need in these languages to be able to tackle the tricky translations set in exams and the necessary knowledge of these two great ancient cultures so that they can interpret and discuss their literature set texts with confidence and ease. I have always been motivated, organised and hard-working, and I believe these qualities are imperative when dealing with an interdisciplinary subject such as Classics. Not only can I teach these skills, but I can provide new ways of learning so you're ready to face the challenges that Classics presents.

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About my sessions

My Online Lessons for Latin and Greek at both GCSE and A-Level will be structured very similarly due to the similar nature of both languages. For all sessions I'd like to spend some time at first getting to know the student; everyone is different, as are their learning styles, and so seeing what you're like, your current ability and what your goals are will help me to adapt my lessons to you individually. Unseen translation practice is one of the best ways of learning ancient language...

My Online Lessons for Latin and Greek at both GCSE and A-Level will be structured very similarly due to the similar nature of both languages. For all sessions I'd like to spend some time at first getting to know the student; everyone is different, as are their learning styles, and so seeing what you're like, your current ability and what your goals are will help me to adapt my lessons to you individually. Unseen translation practice is one of the best ways of learning ancient languages, since they're a bit like jigsaws in the sense that words that go together are mixed up and require piecing together. After an initial unseen practice, I can gauge your level of vocab and grammar. I can then give you vocabulary to go and learn and then be tested on, as well as ways of learning grammar that are suited to you. New vocabulary and grammar will also be taught via short interactive exercises that get you thinking for yourself and about the language as a whole. Translation is difficult because there can be a lot of different potential renderings, so one thing I'm keen to emphasise is coming up with the best possible sophisticated English translation.


Spanish GCSE lessons will also include vocab and grammar testing and learning, with lessons being focused on the reading and writing parts of the exam, from essay structuring to exam technique practice.

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Melina Parent from ealing

22 Oct, 2018

amazing

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (AS)A
Ancient GreekA-level (A2)A
LatinA-level (A2)A*
SpanishA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Classical GreekA Level£26 /hr
LatinA Level£26 /hr
Classical GreekGCSE£22 /hr
LatinGCSE£22 /hr
SpanishGCSE£22 /hr
LatinIB£26 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£26 /hr

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