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BARNABY

  • University of Oxford: Classics 2:1

  • Eton College: A-levels - Latin A*, Ancient Greek A*, Spanish (Pre-U) D2

  • Eton College: Oppidan scholar, winner of Greek and Latin prizes

Biography & Interests

Through my studies at Eton it became clear that my greatest passion was for languages, both modern and ancient. Whilst it is Latin and Greek that I have taken on at Oxford, I always enjoyed my studies of French, Spanish and the humanities.  I am a huge sports fan and will often be found watching Stoke City on a Saturday afternoon. I am also a big cricket fan and enjoy escaping from my sisters to watch Test Matches on TV at home. 

Approach & Experience

I have been working as a mentor with Oppidan since January 2017 and now have completed over 250hrs with the company. I specialise in mentoring and teaching children for the 11+ and 13+ entrance exams, with a focus on Maths and English. I also spent a lot of my time working with children on their Latin and Greek: recent jobs have included 11+ skype Latin lessons and preparing a boy for his Latin A Level and Greek A Level too.

I will always endeavour to create a positive, enjoyable atmosphere for the mentee. Having only left school in 2016, I am very much aware that learning can seem like a chore, so will always aim to carry out mentoring in a focused but light-hearted manner. My favourite thing about mentoring is seeing the mentee start to appreciate that they are not in a lesson like at school, but in a more relaxed, rounded environment. I find seeing the mentee making progress hugely fulfilling.

Testimonials

"Things are going well with Danny and Barnaby. Danny is certainly very keen on lessons and wanted to continue with one French and one Latin a week." Thanks. Mother of Year-8 Boy, December 2017 

“Barnaby has worked with our son for nearly 2 years in French, Latin and latterly Greek. Our son thoroughly enjoyed lessons with Barnaby and in fact looked forward to them ! Our son made excellent progress academically and obtained an academic scholarship to his current school . Barnaby is an excellent mentor both academically and for all round support. We highly recommend him.” Mother of Year 9 Boys, September 208

"Thank you for providing us with Barnaby. It was the perfect match. George actually enjoyed his long sessions with him - they were on the same wavelength. He slotted into the household seamlessly and I did not feel the need to oversee the work being done at all. Barnaby was polite and fun to have around." Mother of Year 6 boy, September 2018

“Barnaby is an enthusiastic mentor. He helped both our children with tutoring in the classics and wider discussions to do with University applications. I can have no hesitation in recommending him.” Mother of A Level, June 2019