Dale B Very responsive
Tutoring near Waterloo, Sydney, NSW


About

I am an elite subject specialist currently teaching Latin at a high-profile, high-performing Sydney school from beginners' level to HSC Extension and IB Higher Level, as well as supervising Extended Essays in Latin. I also tutor Classical Greek to HSC Extension and Higher Level and have taught this subject at elite British schools.

I provide bespoke tutoring solutions for pupils of all levels of ability, whether aiming for state rankings or just to get through the next assessment task. My philosophy revolves around getting the most out of each pupil so that he/she can reach their potential in the classical languages.

My track record is enviable; my Latin HSC pupils have achieved an average of 95 at Continuers (four state rankings) and 48 at Extension (one state ranking) since 2012, while my IB pupils over the past eight years have a grade average of 6.5. In Classical Greek, I have tutored one pupil from three to state rankings at both Continuers and Extension; the other two achieved high Band 6 results.

As an experienced NSW and IB marker, I can give valuable insights into how these subjects are marked and can direct candidates towards the best paths to success in these subjects. I therefore tailor my teaching to the requirements of these examinations to maximise success for candidates of all levels of ability. I can also assist with the completion of Internal Assessments (IAs) and Extended Essays as part of the IB.

Lower down the school ladder, I work with pupils to extend them, maintain supremacy in the rankings or remedy issues arising from gaps in school teaching.

I am open to negotiation with regard to my rate if accommodation can be made in terms of travel.

Education

I hold a Master of Arts in Literae Humaniores (Classics) from the University of Oxford and an MTeach in secondary teaching.

I was also the winner of the Greek and Latin prizes at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, one of England's leading selective schools, in each of my final two years there.

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Around Waterloo

Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Travel policy

I am happy to travel to the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and CBD (if parking can be provided at the latter). Inner West is possible if it is truly the 'inner' West...