How much do sessions cost?
£45/ 60 minutes
£35/ 45 minutes
£25/ 30 minutes
£30 per student/ 60 minutes
The prices quoted above are for students learning Latin at school and requiring support. However, rates are higher (individual sessions £60-£80 per hour) for taking on sole responsibility for a student's tuition, especially if this will involve them entering a public examination. I do ask for payment prior to each session via bacs transfer, but it is entirely up to you whether you want to pay for more than one session up front, or pay as you go.
My particular areas of expertise are ISEB Common Entrance, Scholarship to any school and GCSE Latin; for A level tuition I refer students to another experienced tutor named Helen Richards, who specialises in Latin and Classical Civilisation teaching at A level.
How does online tutoring work?
I offer online tutoring using Zoom which allows me to share my screen with you. I simply send you a link to a web page and the software downloads in seconds. All you will need is a reliable internet connection at a decent speed, a microphone and speakers (integrated is fine). You should also ensure that your child has a quiet space to sit with minimal noise intereference – no cooking or chatting in the background!
How do I know whether the sessions will be useful?
Most students find that tutoring makes such a difference to their performance in the subject, they are only too keen to stick with it. However, it remains entirely up to you and your child whether you wish to continue and how many sessions you'd like to have. Some students enjoy long-term support, others appreciate a few booster sessions in the run up to their exams or turn up for trouble-shooting when they hit problems with something tricky. The sooner you come to me, the more I can do to help; that said, it's never too late: I have had a huge impact on students who have approached me just weeks or even days before their examination.