Emma W.

Emma W.

£22 - £24 /hr

PhD Italian Literature (Doctorate) - Durham University

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About me

I have a degree in Classics and Modern Languages from Durham, and last year completed my teacher training at Cambridge where my school placements included teaching Italian, Latin and Classical Civilisation up to A-Level, and German and Ancient Greek to GCSE. I am currently studying for a PhD in Italian Literature, but I want to continue sharing my love of Classics and Languages by offering individual tuition and helping students progress towards their goals, whether it is going up a grade in exams, or preparing to study a subject at university. My excellent subject knowledge as well as my experience in working with small groups and individuals allows me to be an effective tutor both in ensuring progress as well as inspiring a love of subject in students.

I have a degree in Classics and Modern Languages from Durham, and last year completed my teacher training at Cambridge where my school placements included teaching Italian, Latin and Classical Civilisation up to A-Level, and German and Ancient Greek to GCSE. I am currently studying for a PhD in Italian Literature, but I want to continue sharing my love of Classics and Languages by offering individual tuition and helping students progress towards their goals, whether it is going up a grade in exams, or preparing to study a subject at university. My excellent subject knowledge as well as my experience in working with small groups and individuals allows me to be an effective tutor both in ensuring progress as well as inspiring a love of subject in students.

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My sessions are structured around the individual needs of students, with my teaching experience and knowledge of the syllabuses integral in preparing students for exams. Online sessions are interactive, encouraging the student to make maximum progress by involving them directly in the material; it's a conversation, not a lecture!

Student progress is measured by knowledge checks, as well as by working together on practice questions to ensure that students are well prepared not only in terms of content, but also how to apply it when it comes to an exam. Students will gain the skills they need to take their own learning forward outside of tutoring sessions.

As well as sessions tailored to the individual needs of students in regard to the progress they need to make, where possible sessions will be built upon areas which students enjoy to ensure maximum learning and engagement with the subject material.

In my Languages tuition, sessions use as much target language as possible to work on oral skills and raise confidence in speaking and listening, as well as working on content and knowledge.

In my Classics sessions students will have the opportunity to engage more fully with the Ancient world by utilising original sources and materials to help them understand the subject and bring a greater depth of understanding to the area they are tackling, be it sculpture or temples in Classical Civilisation, or literature or grammar in Latin and Greek.

My sessions are structured around the individual needs of students, with my teaching experience and knowledge of the syllabuses integral in preparing students for exams. Online sessions are interactive, encouraging the student to make maximum progress by involving them directly in the material; it's a conversation, not a lecture!

Student progress is measured by knowledge checks, as well as by working together on practice questions to ensure that students are well prepared not only in terms of content, but also how to apply it when it comes to an exam. Students will gain the skills they need to take their own learning forward outside of tutoring sessions.

As well as sessions tailored to the individual needs of students in regard to the progress they need to make, where possible sessions will be built upon areas which students enjoy to ensure maximum learning and engagement with the subject material.

In my Languages tuition, sessions use as much target language as possible to work on oral skills and raise confidence in speaking and listening, as well as working on content and knowledge.

In my Classics sessions students will have the opportunity to engage more fully with the Ancient world by utilising original sources and materials to help them understand the subject and bring a greater depth of understanding to the area they are tackling, be it sculpture or temples in Classical Civilisation, or literature or grammar in Latin and Greek.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
LatinA-level (A2)A
GermanA-level (A2)A
PoliticsA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A
Classics and Modern LanguagesDegree (Bachelors)1ST CLASS HONOURS
PGCE ClassicsOtherPASS

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Classical CivilisationA Level£24 /hr
ItalianA Level£24 /hr
LatinA Level£24 /hr
Classical CivilisationGCSE£22 /hr
Classical GreekGCSE£22 /hr
GermanGCSE£22 /hr
ItalianGCSE£22 /hr
LatinGCSE£22 /hr

Questions Emma has answered

To what extent does Kleophrades demonstrate a variety of moods in the Trojan War Hydria?

In his Hydria depicting the sack of Troy, Kleophrades includes a variety of different moods, allowing the viewer to follow the frieze around the hydria. Lack of a distinct focal point allows the painter to demonstrate a variety of moods within the scenes, which include the rape of Cassandra, King Priam grieving the slaughtered Astynax, a Trojan woman attacking a Greek soldier, and Aeneas fleeing with Anchises and Astynax. The painting of a number of individual, but thematically coherent, scenes allows the painter to include a variety of moods.The most immediately discernable mood is cruelty; the viewer can observe the murder of Astynax at the hands of the Greeks and the resulting despair of the Trojan King Priam, appearing defenseless. However beyond the overwhelming sense of untempered violence, it is possible to perceive other moods. The Trojan woman attacking a Greek soldier with an improvised weapon shows courage, and there is also the hope of liberation and freedom, demonstrated in Aithra's rescue by her grandsons, and Aeneas' escape with his father and son to found a new Troy.The division of the moods into scenes is of great significance: the only acts of bravery are by the Trojans, the Greeks perform the acts of cruelty. This results in the hydria showing a tale of despair for the Trojans, rather than triumph for the Greeks, perhaps hinting at a political agenda on the part of the artist. The overwhelming mood is that of excessive cruelty on the part of the Greeks, and resulting sympathy for the youngest generation of the Trojans: Astynax is murdered, the Trojan girl destined to be sold into slavery, and Ascanius sent into exile.In his Hydria depicting the sack of Troy, Kleophrades includes a variety of different moods, allowing the viewer to follow the frieze around the hydria. Lack of a distinct focal point allows the painter to demonstrate a variety of moods within the scenes, which include the rape of Cassandra, King Priam grieving the slaughtered Astynax, a Trojan woman attacking a Greek soldier, and Aeneas fleeing with Anchises and Astynax. The painting of a number of individual, but thematically coherent, scenes allows the painter to include a variety of moods.The most immediately discernable mood is cruelty; the viewer can observe the murder of Astynax at the hands of the Greeks and the resulting despair of the Trojan King Priam, appearing defenseless. However beyond the overwhelming sense of untempered violence, it is possible to perceive other moods. The Trojan woman attacking a Greek soldier with an improvised weapon shows courage, and there is also the hope of liberation and freedom, demonstrated in Aithra's rescue by her grandsons, and Aeneas' escape with his father and son to found a new Troy.The division of the moods into scenes is of great significance: the only acts of bravery are by the Trojans, the Greeks perform the acts of cruelty. This results in the hydria showing a tale of despair for the Trojans, rather than triumph for the Greeks, perhaps hinting at a political agenda on the part of the artist. The overwhelming mood is that of excessive cruelty on the part of the Greeks, and resulting sympathy for the youngest generation of the Trojans: Astynax is murdered, the Trojan girl destined to be sold into slavery, and Ascanius sent into exile.

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3 weeks ago

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When is the subjunctive used in Italian?

The subjunctive is a verbal mood used in Italian to express the following:1) Opinions eg. penso che... , credo che... followed by a verb in the subjunctive2) Wishes/hopes eg. spero che... , voglio che... followed by a verb in the subjunctive3) Doubt/uncertainty eg. dubito che... , impedisce che... followed by a verb in the subjunctive4) Feelings eg. sono contento che... , sono felice che... followed by a verb in the subjunctiveWhen the main verb in a sentence expresses one of these 4 ideas, the phrase that follows it must have its main verb in the subjunctive.The subjunctive is also used with certain set phrases, such as in hypothetical clauses (eg. se fossi in te...) indefinite clauses (eg. qualsiasi cosa sia...) and after certain conjunctions (eg. nonostante che abbia ragione...)The subjunctive is a verbal mood used in Italian to express the following:1) Opinions eg. penso che... , credo che... followed by a verb in the subjunctive2) Wishes/hopes eg. spero che... , voglio che... followed by a verb in the subjunctive3) Doubt/uncertainty eg. dubito che... , impedisce che... followed by a verb in the subjunctive4) Feelings eg. sono contento che... , sono felice che... followed by a verb in the subjunctiveWhen the main verb in a sentence expresses one of these 4 ideas, the phrase that follows it must have its main verb in the subjunctive.The subjunctive is also used with certain set phrases, such as in hypothetical clauses (eg. se fossi in te...) indefinite clauses (eg. qualsiasi cosa sia...) and after certain conjunctions (eg. nonostante che abbia ragione...)

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