Jack B.

Jack B.

£24 - £28 /hr

Classics (Bachelors) - St Andrews University

41 completed lessons

About me

Hello! I am a Classics graduate of University of St Andrews. I am passionate about Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature. I have studied a huge range of authors and texts - from Livy to Tacitus in Latin, and from Homer to Lucian in Greek. My favourite genres are Latin Augustan Poetry and Greek Epic. I am a keen linguist. As well as Latin and Greek, I did French and Spanish A-Level, and speak intermediate Arabic. I love to approach languages as a problem-solving exercise.

Hello! I am a Classics graduate of University of St Andrews. I am passionate about Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature. I have studied a huge range of authors and texts - from Livy to Tacitus in Latin, and from Homer to Lucian in Greek. My favourite genres are Latin Augustan Poetry and Greek Epic. I am a keen linguist. As well as Latin and Greek, I did French and Spanish A-Level, and speak intermediate Arabic. I love to approach languages as a problem-solving exercise.

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About my sessions

I understand the difficulties that can arise in understanding Latin and Greek - we were all a beginner once. In my tutoring, I strive to approach text-translation in a simple, methodical way - a big chunk of text can be daunting, but if you break it down identifying the principal parts, it becomes easy. If the student has a query about a certain section of text - whether that be a linguistic or thematic query - I would require to see the text in advance. In the tutorial, we could then discuss...

I understand the difficulties that can arise in understanding Latin and Greek - we were all a beginner once. In my tutoring, I strive to approach text-translation in a simple, methodical way - a big chunk of text can be daunting, but if you break it down identifying the principal parts, it becomes easy. If the student has a query about a certain section of text - whether that be a linguistic or thematic query - I would require to see the text in advance. In the tutorial, we could then discuss the translation of, or the commenting on, said text. If the student is struggling with a particular piece of grammar, once again, I should like to know in advance, so that I can prepare grammar exercises. If vocabulary-learning is the problem, I can offer some effective techniques of how to learn vocab faster/more easily. In order to practice unseen translation, I would be able to provide unseens appropriate for the level of the student. In summary, I am able to tailor my tutoring to each individual and their area of difficulty. I believe the key to explaining both language and themes is to organise them as simply as possible. In some cases, I might suggest the student draws mind maps.

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Riina Parent from Bridgwater

12 Nov

AWESOME..... just awesome...... :')

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Riina Parent from Bridgwater

27 Sep

he is the best

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Riina Parent from Bridgwater

12 Sep

he is the best teacher in the world!

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Tatziana Parent from Tonbridge

29 Apr '18

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
LatinA-levelA
SpanishA-levelA
FrenchA-levelA
MathsA-levelA

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12 - 5pm
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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Classical GreekA Level£28 /hr
LatinA Level£28 /hr
Classical GreekGCSE£26 /hr
LatinGCSE£26 /hr
Classical GreekIB£28 /hr
LatinIB£28 /hr
Classical Greek13 Plus£24 /hr
Latin13 Plus£24 /hr

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