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Pedagogue or Tutor?

One of my Latin students was intrigued to discover the word "tutus" the other day, in a text I...
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Studying Latin With, Or Despite, The CLC

Caecilius est in horto v amo, amas, amat: Latin tuition with – or despite! – the Cambridge Latin...
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Ablatively Absolutely Scandalous by Joe Hytner | 16:57 GMT, Sun 01 November 2009   Hopes of...
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What's the Problem with GCSE Latin?

Over the last few years, I have tutored several students in GCSE Latin - in fact I have had more...

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  • Déborah Natanson Central Edinburgh, EH3 Gold Member

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    Hello! I am a native French speaker. I'm a full-time freelance teacher and translator. I came to Edinburgh in 2002 to start my master's degree in Classics at the University of Edinburgh, and I loved the city so much that I never left!
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    I believe that through private, one to one tuition a student gains in confidence, and therefore begins to achieve their full potential.
  • Dr. Emma Williams Horsell, GU21 Silver Member

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    I am an experienced provider of high-quality bespoke Latin tuition both online and face-to-face. A fully qualified Latin teacher with 18 years' experience, I specialise in the Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations but can work at all levels.
  • Harrie Bamford-Lyons Notting Hill, W8 Gold Member

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    Hi! My name is Harrie Lyons and I am 21 years old. I believe actions speak louder than words, so I have offered money back to any student not satisfied with their first lesson. So far I haven't had to give back anything!
  • Mary-Jannet Leith Ravenscourt Park, W12 Gold Member

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    I am a highly experienced and friendly tutor with over 5 years of tutoring experience. I have a postgraduate level degree in History from Oxford University, and am enthusiastic and dedicated to helping my students achieve their goals.
  • Elizabeth Fairhead Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN4

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    I am an experienced classics teacher. I hugely enjoy engaging with students at all ages and levels, helping them improve and sometimes outperform their expectations.
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  • Studying Latin With, Or Despite, The CLC Editor's Pick

    Gemma Busby GCSE Latin Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Caecilius est in horto v amo, amas, amat: Latin tuition with – or despite! – the Cambridge Latin Course The Cambridge Latin Course (CLC) has an awful lot to answer for, not least the line 'Caeciius est in horto' ('Caecilius is in the garden'), the dimly-remembered phrase often quoted by now...
  • The Joys of Colour-Coding

    Déborah Natanson GCSE Latin Tutor (Edinburgh) Picture When I teach ancient languages, I often find that students often rush into translating a sentence in a way that makes more likely for them to get something wrong. It's very natural to approach any text the way we would anything written in a modern language: follow the word order, recognise the...
  • Latin Teaching, Good and Bad

    GCSE Latin Tutor (North London) Picture They sa: ‘The gauls - galli - subject - go on Molesworth - oppugnant - what does oppugnant mean - they are attacking fossas. Ditches. What did you say Molesworth? Why on earth attack a ditch? Keep your mind on the sentence. The gauls are attacking the ditches. What? I am quite unable to inform...

 

  • What's the Problem with GCSE Latin?

    Mary-Jannet Leith GCSE Latin Tutor (West London) Picture Over the last few years, I have tutored several students in GCSE Latin - in fact I have had more demand for this subject at this level than any other! I think that in some cases, the reason has been simple: the student has been encouraged to take Latin for GCSE against their own wishes. If a...
  • Why study Latin

    GCSE Latin Tutor (Reading) Picture   Why study Latin?   This subject gives you the opportunity to study the language and literature of ancient Rome, reading the works of authors such as Virgil, Ovid and Horace. You will experience at first hand elements of the culture, language and social and political life of the Roman...
  • How to make your language learning successful

    GCSE Latin Tutor (South West London) Picture In Latin teaching for children there is inevitably initially much learning of grammar at the expense of a more aesthetic appreciation of the language as a living social phenomenon. Latin grammar is a fascinating topic which students can find interesting and rewarding. However this must be...