How much do sessions cost?
Individual sessions (either online or face-to-face):
£45/ 60 minutes
£35/ 45 minutes
£25/ 30 minutes
Paired sessions (two tutees together - not available online):
£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.
My particular areas of expertise are ISEB Common Entrance, Scholarship to any school and GCSE Latin; local demand is highest in these areas. For A level tuition I now refer students to another local tutor named Helen Richards, who works at a 6th Form College and therefore specialises in Latin and Classical Civilisation at A level.
Where will the tutoring take place? Do you work online?
I offer online tutoring using Zoom (much better than Skype!) 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!
I offer face-to-face tutoring from my own home, which is in the village of Horsell in Woking. I have a dedicated and comfortable tutoring room in a quiet part of the house. Parking is almost entirely unrestricted and generally not a problem.
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.