I am a BA holder in medieval studies and Classical Civilization in the University of Toronto (2010)with a CGPA of 3.75 and a couple of in-course and oversea study scholarships. Then I have furthered my studies in the University of Edinburgh, and received a Master's degree in Medieval History in 2011.
Benefited from my studies, I have knowledge in Classical Latin grammar and Medieval Latin reading, as well as in medieval romances, with a specialty in Arthurian matters. So I would not just teach/tutor the language but also combine it with tales and stories alike. I also have one-year study in medieval paleography. Moreover, I have tools and books on calligraphy and medieval palaeography; and anyone who wants a try is welcomed!
Besides Latin, I also have other language skills: I am a native mandarin speaker; I am also an intermediate French user, and I used to take French lessons and traveled in France--so lots of stories to tell and lots of pictures to show! My German and Italian are very limited, but I have had equal learning experience in both countries. Although I am not really qualified in teaching any of these languages, surely we can talk about one or some of them in our Latin class, just to get an idea how languages have developed and are related to each other.
More about myself: I love painting and drawing (portfolio available if requested) and also have special training in renaissance painting technique and preservation. A music lover as well, though just an amateur, I'd like to entertain myself with flute and cello. Writing is a passion too, in fact, I am thinking to applying for a master's program in creative writing and publishing.
As for working experience, I am afraid I have not any salary history yet. So far I have been working as a freelance translator: as an English to Chinese/French to Chinese translator for Archnews, a non-profit website organized by archaeology students in China; and as an English to Chinese translator for Sci-fi World, a leading sci-fi and fantasy magazine in China. I also painted a 2*4m wall painting in a 18th-century Victorian house in Blairgowrie in November 2011 and did some elderly care volunteer work in North Wales.
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