Davide S.

Davide S.

£24 - £28 /hr

Classics and Ancient History (Masters) - Exeter University

73 completed lessons

About me

University of Exeter graduate with BA Classics (First) and MA Classics and Ancient History (Merit). I have studied Latin and Ancient Greek for eight years, five at Liceo Classico in Italy and three at university, up to the level of Latin V and Greek V. During my studies, I have undertaken modules in ancient epic, drama, historiography, philosophy, and linguistics. For my BA dissertation I have written on Aristophanic comedy, and for my MA dissertation I have written on Sophoclean tragedy.

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University of Exeter graduate with BA Classics (First) and MA Classics and Ancient History (Merit). I have studied Latin and Ancient Greek for eight years, five at Liceo Classico in Italy and three at university, up to the level of Latin V and Greek V. During my studies, I have undertaken modules in ancient epic, drama, historiography, philosophy, and linguistics. For my BA dissertation I have written on Aristophanic comedy, and for my MA dissertation I have written on Sophoclean tragedy.


I have a huge enthusiasm for my subject which I am always eager to share with others. I believe that everyone should have the chance to study Classics. By showing us the past, it enables us to understand our present better and look forward into the future, and so it is a fundamental tool for young people to navigate our times. Therefore, as a tutor, I hope I will help my students to get inspired, find something interesting to explore further, and learn more not only about the ancient world, but also about themselves.


I have experience with teaching Latin, Ancient Greek, and Italian. I have been Language Tutor of Ancient Greek at university, and Latin Club Leader at St James School in Exeter. I have also taught Latin and Ancient Greek as part time Greek Language Assistant at King's College Taunton. Finally, I have taught Italian in language classes at university as President of the Italian Society and as Teaching Assistant of Italian.

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About my sessions

In our initial session, the student and I set up a program of topics they would like to go through together in our sessions.


In a typical lesson, I start by asking the student how they feel about the topics we worked on last time, then go through some questions and exercises with them to check how confident they feel about those topics. Once we’ve had the chance to catch up, we go into the lesson proper, which we will have set up at the end of our previous session.

In our initial session, the student and I set up a program of topics they would like to go through together in our sessions.


In a typical lesson, I start by asking the student how they feel about the topics we worked on last time, then go through some questions and exercises with them to check how confident they feel about those topics. Once we’ve had the chance to catch up, we go into the lesson proper, which we will have set up at the end of our previous session.


In our lesson, we work on our set topics using the student’s set text as our starting point. I do my best to help the student understand difficult points using my own materials as well as other resources, which will also be available online for the student to use outside lesson time. Next, I test the student’s understanding of the topic through practice, which consists of language and grammar exercises, or questions on history, literature, and culture, or conversation practice for Italian. When the student feels confident enough about a topic, we move on to the next one. We go through at least two topics, but if the student wants, we can go through a third topic, which could be revision of a past topic or a new topic.


At the end of the lesson, I check that the student is happy with the progress made. If necessary, I give the student extra homework to do on specific topic, then we set up new topics for our next session and say goodbye.

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Personally interviewed by MyTutor

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Poppy Parent from Oxford

3 Jul

very good at explaining

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Tamino Student

18 Jun

Davide helped my to quickly and efectively master stages 1,2 and now three in just three lesson. With his help I was able to easily understand the context of the Cambridge Latin course. His help has tremedously contributed to my fast progress.

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Chanida Parent from Dortmund

17 Jun

David is a very good teacher. I believe it is hard to teach beginners. He has been very motivating for my son as he seemingly likes the lessons.

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Sandra Parent from welwyn

20 May

Just Amazing!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Diploma di Esame di StatoItalian Leaving Cert9
BA ClassicsDegree (Bachelors)FIRST
MA Classics and Ancient HistoryDegree (Masters)MERIT

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Classical CivilisationA Level£28 /hr
Classical GreekA Level£28 /hr
ItalianA Level£28 /hr
LatinA Level£28 /hr
Classical CivilisationGCSE£26 /hr
Classical GreekGCSE£26 /hr
ItalianGCSE£26 /hr
LatinGCSE£26 /hr
Classical GreekIB£28 /hr
ItalianIB£28 /hr
LatinIB£28 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£28 /hr
Classical Greek13 Plus£24 /hr
Latin13 Plus£24 /hr

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