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Classics (Masters) - Durham University

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About me

Hello! My name is Yanmin, a Master's student at Durham University. I've been studying languages for nearly all my life, despite being a native speaker of Mandarin and so have knowledge of a wide range of tutelage techniques. I believe that there is no 'right' way to teach a language, and that although reciting grammar or learning vocab is essential, a deeper understanding of the language in terms of culture, literature and history will aid the learning of the language. As an I...

Hello! My name is Yanmin, a Master's student at Durham University. I've been studying languages for nearly all my life, despite being a native speaker of Mandarin and so have knowledge of a wide range of tutelage techniques. I believe that there is no 'right' way to teach a language, and that although reciting grammar or learning vocab is essential, a deeper understanding of the language in terms of culture, literature and history will aid the learning of the language. As an IB student, I have sound knowledge of what it takes to excel in subjects such as English Literature and Latin and the ways it differs to other exam boards. As a Classicist nearing the end of their degree, I'm well-versed in the core texts and knowledge that is required as part of the Classical Civilisations course and would seek to explain it in a way that is both accessible and engaging. My hobbies include rowing, music and cookery - and I've recently attained my black belt in Karate. Part of my involvement in these two sports is the ability to simply, explain and coach novices through difficult concepts as well as carefully critiquing areas of improvement. I will aim to tailor lessons that adhere not only to the exam board specifications, but also to the individual's own needs. I believe in working with the student and their parents to deliver lessons that are not only helpful and informative, but also engaging and exciting.

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About my sessions

MY PERSONAL POLICY: Lessons must be paid for at least 12 hours in advance, otherwise I cannot guarantee that time is free. If unattended, lessons will not be refunded unless for a reason that I have previously been notified of. If a reschedule must be made, it must happen at least an hour before the scheduled start time. This is to protect my own time, as well as that of my other students. Thank you for your understanding.

Latin: 10-15 minutes: Vocabulary and grammar revision, going ove...

MY PERSONAL POLICY: Lessons must be paid for at least 12 hours in advance, otherwise I cannot guarantee that time is free. If unattended, lessons will not be refunded unless for a reason that I have previously been notified of. If a reschedule must be made, it must happen at least an hour before the scheduled start time. This is to protect my own time, as well as that of my other students. Thank you for your understanding.

Latin: 10-15 minutes: Vocabulary and grammar revision, going over the most commonly used words/constructions in accordance with the exam board specifications. 30 minutes: Commentary and translation work, using colours and mindmaps to illustrate key points within the plot or elements of linguistic analysis that the student can include in their answer. 15-20 minutes: Quick consolidation of the topics covered in the session, as well as setting the topics for next session. Mandarin: 10-15 minutes: Short vocab test, with an emphasis on written Mandarin. 30 minutes: Mock exam questions (set by me) to help the student gain confidence in their abilities, to over some common types of questions and to coach exam technique OR an in-depth discussion about a topic (according to the specifications) which aims to improve the student's aural and oral abilities. 15-20 minutes: Consolidation of topics for today's session as well as setting topics for next session.

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Gabriel Parent from Madrid

23 Jul '18

It was very good

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Jalpa Parent from Longfield

12 Jul '18

Yanmin is very supportive and encouraging and gives great feedback. Hopefully my son will see the great benefits in his year 11 mocks!!

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Tom Student

3 Sep '17

Great, Yanmin structures lessons in a really helpful way.

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Victoria Parent from London

9 May '17

Great lesson. Yanmin explained how to write the characters in Mandarin really clearly and is very approachable. Xièxiè!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
LatinInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
English LiteratureInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
PsychologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Extended Project QualificationA Level£38 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£38 /hr
LatinGCSE£38 /hr
MandarinGCSE£38 /hr
LatinIB£38 /hr
MandarinIB£38 /hr

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