One of the few things that I did enjoy during my research was the time I spent teaching Latin to Undergraduates. I therefore signed up for teacher training and have never regretted my change of career.
Latinists at the Prom 2016
My cohort in 2018 achieved:
100% Grades 9-6; 20% Grade 9; 35% Grade 8.
My cohort in 2017 achieved:
100% A*-B; 63% A*-A
My cohort in 2016 achieved:
100% A*-C; 63% A*/A
My cohort in 2015 achieved:
100% A*-C; 73% A*-A
Through private tutoring:
One private independent GCSE candidate gained Grade 7.
One pupil from Hoe Bridge gained a Scholarship to Reed's School and three pupils from Hoe Bridge gained places at RGS, Reed's and Charterhouse achieving either an A or A* in the Latin CE Levels 2 and 3.
One pupil from St Andrews gained his place at Halliford, achieving an A in the Latin CE Level 2.
Summary of Relevant Qualifications & Experience:
As a Private Tutor I have recently helped many students to succeed at CE/Scholarship level for entry into schools such as Charterhouse, Eton, Halliford, Reed's and RGS. I have also tutored students from Winston Churchill, a local comprehensive where students tackle Latin GCSE on a very limited timetable. In addition to this experience I have:
- Worked as a small-group tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London and the JACT Latin Summer School.
- Worked as a professional marker for the literature components of A level Latin (OCR) and for the entrance examinations to my previous school (a highly selective grammar-school).
- Fully qualified as a teacher (PGCE Classics, St. John's College, Cambridge), with 19 years' teaching experience in the state sector: The Latymer School in North London and now Woking High School in Surrey.
- A 1st class Honours degree, MA Distinction and PhD in Classics from Royal Holloway, University of London.
As a teacher in a local school, I of course have an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check held by my current employer.