Katie O. GCSE Latin tutor, 13 plus  Latin tutor, A Level Latin tutor,...

Katie O.

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Studying: Psychology (Bachelors) - Durham University

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My name is Katie and I am a Psychology student at Durham university. I've always had natural instinct towards teaching and really enjoy creating new ways to explain concepts to others. In addition, I am very patient and approachable. I have previously tutored chemistry GCSE, therefore, I understand the best way to utilise the session time and make sure that everything the student wants is covered clearly and concisely.  During the tutoring sessions, we will cover any content you want to go through. I can help you with anything; such as exam questions, essay structure, explanation of concepts, vocab, how to approach a translation etc. Also, if you tell me in advance what topics you want to cover, I will make sure each tutor session is prepared and detailed. I will continue to explain things in different ways, until you feel 100% confident with that topic. I will make sure the sessions are fun  and interactive, so hopefully you won't get bored easily! If you have any inquiries, send me a 'webmail' or book a 'meet the tutor session' via the website. I would be happy to answer any questions and feel free to tell me exactly what you're struggling with and what exam board you are taking.  Overall, not long ago I was sitting my GCSEs and A-levels so I know exactly how you are feeling! Exams can be stressful, but I want to make sure you feel completely confident and relieve some of your pressure!My name is Katie and I am a Psychology student at Durham university. I've always had natural instinct towards teaching and really enjoy creating new ways to explain concepts to others. In addition, I am very patient and approachable. I have previously tutored chemistry GCSE, therefore, I understand the best way to utilise the session time and make sure that everything the student wants is covered clearly and concisely.  During the tutoring sessions, we will cover any content you want to go through. I can help you with anything; such as exam questions, essay structure, explanation of concepts, vocab, how to approach a translation etc. Also, if you tell me in advance what topics you want to cover, I will make sure each tutor session is prepared and detailed. I will continue to explain things in different ways, until you feel 100% confident with that topic. I will make sure the sessions are fun  and interactive, so hopefully you won't get bored easily! If you have any inquiries, send me a 'webmail' or book a 'meet the tutor session' via the website. I would be happy to answer any questions and feel free to tell me exactly what you're struggling with and what exam board you are taking.  Overall, not long ago I was sitting my GCSEs and A-levels so I know exactly how you are feeling! Exams can be stressful, but I want to make sure you feel completely confident and relieve some of your pressure!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Mandarin Pre-UA-level (A2)D3 equivalent to an A grade
English Literature A-level (A2)A*
LatinA-level (A2)A
Chemistry A-level (A2)B

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English LiteratureA Level£20 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£20 /hr
LatinA Level£20 /hr
LatinA Level£20 /hr
LatinA Level£20 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£18 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
LatinGCSE£18 /hr
LatinGCSE£18 /hr
LatinGCSE£18 /hr
MandarinGCSE£18 /hr
MandarinGCSE£18 /hr
MandarinGCSE£18 /hr
Latin13 Plus£18 /hr
Latin13 Plus£18 /hr
Latin13 Plus£18 /hr
Mandarin13 Plus£18 /hr
Mandarin13 Plus£18 /hr
Mandarin13 Plus£18 /hr

Questions Katie has answered

How do you tackle a Latin translation?

Top tips for tackling a translation:

Before you begin, read through twice to try and get the gist of the text- ie, the characters, the plot etc

Always carefully read the extract in English at the top- as this gives an clear indication of what the text is focusing on

Underline all the key constructions you can see– eg, ablative absolute, ‘UT’ clauses

When attempting a sentence, first find the subject, then the verb and finally the object.

Work out the cases of the subject and object, (and whether it is sing/plural) and the correct tense of the verb.

Then you can work out the case of any extra information- eg adverb/preposition/adjective. The case and sing/plural of the extra info gives an indication of what noun it goes with.

After translation, see if you can make it sound a bit more fluent

An example- the first sentence-  Germanicus omnes virtutes corporis animique habebat.

Subject- germanicus- clue in title that it is a name- it is in the 1st declension nominative case-therefore shows that it is the subject of the sentence

Verb- ‘habebat’- it has ‘bat’ therefore it is imperfect, the ‘at’ shows it is 3rd person, therefore it is linked with the subject.- ‘was possessing’

Object- need to look for something in accusative case- it is ‘virtutes’- is in plural accusative. – ‘virtues’

Then you look at the remainder of the words:

Omnes- plural accusative meaning all- therefore links to ‘virtutes’

Corporis- genitive singular- therefore- ‘to body’ or ‘of body’

Animique- ‘animi’- genitive singular- ‘of mind’ and ‘que’ is ‘and’

Put this together- all the virtues of body and mind

The whole sentence is ‘ Germanicus was possessing all the virtues of body and mind.’

Top tips for tackling a translation:

Before you begin, read through twice to try and get the gist of the text- ie, the characters, the plot etc

Always carefully read the extract in English at the top- as this gives an clear indication of what the text is focusing on

Underline all the key constructions you can see– eg, ablative absolute, ‘UT’ clauses

When attempting a sentence, first find the subject, then the verb and finally the object.

Work out the cases of the subject and object, (and whether it is sing/plural) and the correct tense of the verb.

Then you can work out the case of any extra information- eg adverb/preposition/adjective. The case and sing/plural of the extra info gives an indication of what noun it goes with.

After translation, see if you can make it sound a bit more fluent

An example- the first sentence-  Germanicus omnes virtutes corporis animique habebat.

Subject- germanicus- clue in title that it is a name- it is in the 1st declension nominative case-therefore shows that it is the subject of the sentence

Verb- ‘habebat’- it has ‘bat’ therefore it is imperfect, the ‘at’ shows it is 3rd person, therefore it is linked with the subject.- ‘was possessing’

Object- need to look for something in accusative case- it is ‘virtutes’- is in plural accusative. – ‘virtues’

Then you look at the remainder of the words:

Omnes- plural accusative meaning all- therefore links to ‘virtutes’

Corporis- genitive singular- therefore- ‘to body’ or ‘of body’

Animique- ‘animi’- genitive singular- ‘of mind’ and ‘que’ is ‘and’

Put this together- all the virtues of body and mind

The whole sentence is ‘ Germanicus was possessing all the virtues of body and mind.’

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