Stephen J. A Level Classical Civilisation tutor, GCSE Classical Civil...

Stephen J.

£18 - £25 /hr

Classics (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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About me

About me:


Hi, I’m Stephen and I’m passionate about all things Classics!! I love sharing my knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek with others, and my students tell me they really enjoy my lessons!


I read Classics at Bristol University (2013 - 16) and now enjoy keeping up my knowledge of these subjects by providing lessons in Latin and Ancient Greek, along with French & English. I’m enthusiastic about these subjects and I love few things more than sharing my enthusiasm with my students. In my time I have been taught by some truly outstanding teachers (besides a few less outstanding ones!) and I have adapted my teaching style along the way to incorporate all of the best teaching methods from which I myself have benefited.


I believe it is important as a teacher to be patient and empathetic, and in every lesson I strive to put myself in the student’s shoes, recalling the methods by which I was able to gain a firm understanding of concepts that are now second nature to me. All lessons will be personally tailored to the needs of your child.


What next?

If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session’ and we can discuss what the best options are for you.

I look forward to meeting you!


Stephen :)

About me:


Hi, I’m Stephen and I’m passionate about all things Classics!! I love sharing my knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek with others, and my students tell me they really enjoy my lessons!


I read Classics at Bristol University (2013 - 16) and now enjoy keeping up my knowledge of these subjects by providing lessons in Latin and Ancient Greek, along with French & English. I’m enthusiastic about these subjects and I love few things more than sharing my enthusiasm with my students. In my time I have been taught by some truly outstanding teachers (besides a few less outstanding ones!) and I have adapted my teaching style along the way to incorporate all of the best teaching methods from which I myself have benefited.


I believe it is important as a teacher to be patient and empathetic, and in every lesson I strive to put myself in the student’s shoes, recalling the methods by which I was able to gain a firm understanding of concepts that are now second nature to me. All lessons will be personally tailored to the needs of your child.


What next?

If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session’ and we can discuss what the best options are for you.

I look forward to meeting you!


Stephen :)

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About my sessions

The Sessions:

During the sessions, you will guide what we cover. With languages, it is essential to have a solid foundational knowledge of the way in which that language works, which is why I prefer to spend a bit of extra time ensuring that my student easily understands the grammatical concepts we have covered. Despite what some people think, building this foundation need not be a chore, but may actually be turned into a fun exercise that the students enjoy!

I will use a range of teaching methods to ensure that the concept is understood not just from one but from varying angles, and until the student has the confidence in his/her understanding of it to be able to explain it through confidently to me.

I aim to make the sessions as enjoyable as possible, and will aim to finish each session on a high note. It is an excellent thing to end a session just when the student is enjoying it, as he/she will then be looking forward all the more to the next session. A natural enthusiasm for the subject may be cultivated in this way. 

The Sessions:

During the sessions, you will guide what we cover. With languages, it is essential to have a solid foundational knowledge of the way in which that language works, which is why I prefer to spend a bit of extra time ensuring that my student easily understands the grammatical concepts we have covered. Despite what some people think, building this foundation need not be a chore, but may actually be turned into a fun exercise that the students enjoy!

I will use a range of teaching methods to ensure that the concept is understood not just from one but from varying angles, and until the student has the confidence in his/her understanding of it to be able to explain it through confidently to me.

I aim to make the sessions as enjoyable as possible, and will aim to finish each session on a high note. It is an excellent thing to end a session just when the student is enjoying it, as he/she will then be looking forward all the more to the next session. A natural enthusiasm for the subject may be cultivated in this way. 

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4.9from 25 customer reviews
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Saira (Parent from Llanelli)

August 18 2016

My son really enjoyed his first lesson of Latin with Stephen.

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Saira (Parent from Llanelli)

January 29 2017

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January 29 2017

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
LatinA-level (A2)A
GreekA-level (A2)A
FrenchInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
EnglishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
SpanishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
HistoryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
BiologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)5

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Classical CivilisationA Level£20 /hr
Classical GreekA Level£20 /hr
LatinA Level£20 /hr
Classical CivilisationGCSE£18 /hr
Classical GreekGCSE£18 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£18 /hr
FrenchGCSE£18 /hr
LatinGCSE£18 /hr

Questions Stephen has answered

How does the ablative case work?

The easiest way to explain it is that it is the 'adverbial' case. This means that it will always tell us something more about how an action (described by the verb) took place.

One of the simplest examples to demonstrate this is the following sentence:

puer militem gladio necavit

If the sentence had lacked the ablative 'gladio' then we would not have known how the boy killed the soldier; as it is, we are told that the boy killed the soldier 'with a sword'.

The ablative thus provides more information about the action taking place, information that is often interesting and extremely useful in understanding the text.

If you get stuck about how a noun in the ablative case fits into the sentence, just remember that it will always be answering one of the four following questions about how the action took place: 'how', 'when', 'where' or 'why'.

When you ask yourself which of these four the ablative is answering, it will soon be obvious which one and will be then much clearer how you should translate it.

The easiest way to explain it is that it is the 'adverbial' case. This means that it will always tell us something more about how an action (described by the verb) took place.

One of the simplest examples to demonstrate this is the following sentence:

puer militem gladio necavit

If the sentence had lacked the ablative 'gladio' then we would not have known how the boy killed the soldier; as it is, we are told that the boy killed the soldier 'with a sword'.

The ablative thus provides more information about the action taking place, information that is often interesting and extremely useful in understanding the text.

If you get stuck about how a noun in the ablative case fits into the sentence, just remember that it will always be answering one of the four following questions about how the action took place: 'how', 'when', 'where' or 'why'.

When you ask yourself which of these four the ablative is answering, it will soon be obvious which one and will be then much clearer how you should translate it.

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