I am 61 years old and now in semi-retirement. I live in the lower Blue Mountains of Sydney and am willing to travel reasonable distances to engage with students. I have worked in IT for many years, have travelled extensively overseas (South-East Asia, India, Turkey, Iran, Germany, Holland, France, Britain, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia), and have lived overseas for periods of time. For over 30 years I have been engaged in some form of study (see below) and have recently recommenced university studies. I am passionate about history (ancient and modern), languages and culture. In the past I have privately tutored in German language and History. I have excellent written and verbal skills. My friends and colleagues have remarked that I have the ability to inspire enthusiasm and interest in others. The key is to make any subject exciting and interesting, and to stimulate the mind of the student.
I can offer tutoring in Ancient and Modern History (European, Colonialism, Latin American); German: Beginners and Intermediate; Spanish : Beginners; English: Writing, Grammar and Comprehension skills.
HSC 1974. Marks: Top 10% in the state.
1980-1984: Living and working in Germany.
1991-1993: B.A at UNSW (incomplete) : History, German Language & Literature, Spanish & Latin American Studies. Results: HDs & Ds
1993-2107:Employed as IBM Mainframe Operations Analyst
2012-2013:Commenced external studies via OUA in Ancient History
2018: Enrolled in B.A.(external) at Macquarie University in Ancient History and Languages (German & Spanish). Results: HDs & Ds
MY LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY!
I am located in the lower Blue Mountains region of Sydney, close to Penrith.
I would charge an hourly rate of $35-$40 dollars, reducing if lessons are longer, and also much less for group lessons.
I am available weekdays and potentially Saturdays.
Ideally, it would be nice to be able to arrange a number of lessons on the one day for different students. Venues could include private residences or public spaces such as libraries.
Rates and times can be negotiated to suit the student.
I look forward to hearing from you.