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Classics, Latin and Ancient Greek at Exeter Tutors
At Exeter Tutors we have a selection of the best, most experienced and highly-qualified Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History Tutors.
Our Classics Tutors cater for all secondary levels including Key Stage 3, GCSE, iGCSE and A’ level.
They are experienced in delivering all of the major exam boards including OCR.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your specific need.
How are we different?
We believe that Private Tuition needs to be tailored to the Student. That’s why our service provides one-to-one learning with your Child.
We also believe that Private Tuition should be carried out by experienced and qualified professionals. All of our Tutors are qualified teachers with years of classroom experience.
What are classics?
‘Classics’ is the study of the languages, literature, material culture, and history of the societies of the ancient world, particularly of Greece and Rome, together with their influence on later periods and cultures right up to the present day. It is one of the most varied and interdisciplinary of all subjects and can include literature, religion, politics, history, philosophy, art and archaeology. In schools, ‘Classics’ is a term that usually encompasses the following subjects: Latin, ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History.
Why Michael loves Classics
The reason I have spent so much time studying the ancient world, writing it about and subsequently teaching it, is that it is the very foundation of modernity. It is the locus of our notions of democracy, theatre, politics, and architecture. The works of Thucydides and Cicero do not just tell us about antiquity but they offer valuable insights into our modern world and, indeed, ourselves. Paintings and literature are full of classical references, our modern languages take so much of their grammar and syntax from the ancient languages, and I love seeing each new group of students having their outlook transformed and their lives enriched when they first read Homer, or when they learn about Alexander the Great or the emperor Augustus. I firmly believe that Classics is not just a subject for the elite but for everyone. Generally, when students start studying Classics with me, they have only a cursory acquaintance with the subject. Frequently, at the end of the course, they have decided that it is the subject they wish to study at university. I have even sent some students on to do PhDs in Classics, and I feel immensely proud to have introduced them to a subject about which I feel so passionate, and which I feel still has immense relevance to the modern world.
For students taking GCSEs we offer two fantastic revision opportunities.
Our Easter and May Revision Workshops are invaluable in preparing your child for their GCSEs in Science and Maths. They comprise of an intensive 4 days of guided work to focus on key areas and bump up grades.
Launching in April in 2019, we are very excited by our Revision Retreat. Spend 5 days at a luxury campsite and get 5* revision support. There will be opportunities to learn about how to deal with stress and look after yourself during the exam period.