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Gold Mike Lambert Stratford-on-Avon, CV37
Gold Déborah Natanson Edinburgh, EH8
Gayle Smith Surbiton, London, KT6
Gold Joe Hytner North London, NW6
Gold David Pope Abingdon, OX14
Gold Thomas Yarrow Dulwich, London, SE24
Atticus Cox Chelsea, London, SW10
Tom Spencer London, SW18
Gold A Bell Teddington, London, TW11
Gold Ed Martineau London, WC2

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Joe Hytner A-level Latin Tutor (North West London)

Joe Hytner Gold Member

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Personal Message
I believe that inspiring pupils and motivating them to learn for themselves will enable them to achieve their academic potential.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Latin and Ancient Greek. My specialist interest is language work, although I also teach literature.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied Classics at King's College, Cambridge and did my PGCE (teacher training) at Queens' College, Cambridge.
What kind of experience do you have?
† In April 2011, I founded a private tuition agency, Titanium Tutors, which I now run full-time. Please see www.titaniumtutors.co.uk

† Since October 2010 I have been supervising Cambridge undergraduates in Latin and Greek. Colleges for which I have taught so far include Pembroke, Downing, Homerton, Queens', King's, Trinity, Murray Edwards, Newnham, Caius, Peterhouse, St John's and Emmanuel.

† From September 2011 to July 2013 I was Head of Latin at a school in Bury St Edmunds (part time).

† I have had extensive tutoring experience in Latin and Ancient Greek (and some other subjects) over the past six years.

† Over the summer holidays 2010 and 2011 I taught an intensive 'ab initio' ten day Latin course to Oxford and Cambridge beginners at the JACT Latin Summer School in Wells.
How much do you charge?
† I charge £90 per hour, for all subjects and levels.

† Sessions longer or shorter than one hour may be booked (the charge will be pro rata).

† I do not charge extra for travel expenses (however, please note that I cannot usually travel further than three miles from West Hampstead).

† I do not charge extra for teaching in small groups (maximum class size 5 pupils).

† I guarantee not to exceed the lesson time we have agreed in advance. If I over-run, I will not charge for the extra time.

† Skype and telephone sessions can be arranged (N.B. the same hourly rate will apply). However, certain topics may be better suited to a face-to-face consultation. I will be happy to advise as needed.

† Tutors from my private tuition agency (Titanium Tutors) cost between £42 per hour and £90 per hour, depending on their prior teaching experience. Please see www.titaniumtutors.co.uk for further details.
Where do you teach?
† CAMBRIDGE: I tutor from my home (or at tutees' homes) during the week.

† NORTH LONDON: I tutor from my home in West Hampstead on Sundays and during school holidays. I sometimes travel to students if they live within a 3 mile drive of West Hampstead.
When are you available?
† Weekdays in Cambridge

† Sundays in North London

† All school holidays (including half terms) in North London
Which ages and levels do you teach?
My tutoring briefs encompass all ages and levels, from beginners to undergraduates.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for all manner of qualifications, from Common Entrance right through to Classics degrees.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes - I can provide an original DBS certificate on request.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I favour face-to-face tuition wherever possible. However, if this proves impractical, I prefer to use Skype (using video conferencing).
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
All of my tuition work comes through my own website (www.joehytner.co.uk) and websites such as The Tutor Pages.
Where and with whom did you train?
I did my PGCE at Queens' College, Cambridge, graduating in 2010.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe in three key principles:

1. ANYBODY CAN EXCEL IN LATIN AND GREEK
With a little guidance and a decent amount of independent work, it is genuinely possible for anybody to master the ancient languages.

2. GRAMMAR IS KEY
I believe that an understanding of Latin grammar is empowering. It eliminates guess-work and maximizes success. If correctly taught, it can also be a lot of fun.

3. TUTORS ARE FACILITATORS
Private tuition can be extremely helpful, but it is not a replacement for independent study. Fast progress and true success are only possible if the student works outside of the sessions.


There are six main aspects to my teaching:

1. Energy & Pace: I am highly energized and like to work speedily and efficiently.

2. Slow down to speed up: I believe that thorough and detailed explanations in the short term are an essential investment in time, and enable a faster pace in the future.

3. Structure: My subject splits itself very naturally into manageable units and topics. I like the student to be aware of these chunks and how they fit into the broader picture.

4. Reinforcement: I begin every lesson recapping the work covered during the previous session. This takes as little as five minutes, but repetition is the key to successful learning.

5. Homework: Independent study is the only way to get the most from private tuition: the two must work in tandem. I set work to be completed between every session.

6. Resources: In most cases I like to use a combination of the Cambridge Latin Course and my own worksheets. I often tailor-make resources to the individual student if the need arises.

Above all, I strive to make my lessons fun and enjoyable. I love my subject and want all of my tutees to love it too.