our tutors

Dr Peta Greenfield

Dr Peta Greenfield holds a PhD in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Sydney and a first-class honours degree from Macquarie University in Ancient History. She was the inaugural winner of the prestigious OPTIMA award from the Australasian Society of Classical Studies.

Dr Greenfield has extensive teaching experience, including lecturing and tutoring in Ancient History at the University of Sydney, and extensive                                                                  private tutoring.

Shirin Borthwick

Shirin Borthwick holds a first class honours degree in Classics from the University of Sydney, a Masters in Classics from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters in Fine Arts (Writing) from Colombia University.

She has received several awards, including Cooper and Nicholson Scholarships for Classics from the University of Sydney, and an Arts Writing Fellowship from Columbia University School.

Her teaching experience includes Latin from beginners to advanced, at secondary and tertiary level, and extensive private tutoring in Latin language and literature.

Liz Stephenson

Liz Stephenson holds a B.A. from the University of NSW and a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Latin) from the University of Sydney.

She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Nicholson Scholarship from the University of Sydney, Maureen McKinley Scholarship from the American Classical league,  and the David Raeburn Trophy from the Classical Languages Teachers Association.

Her experience includes twenty-five years teaching Latin from beginners to end of high school (HSC Latin Continuers and Extension). She is also the author of HSC Continuers and Extension Latin Workbooks which are used by many schools to teach HSC texts, including Virgil’s Aeneid, Livy, Cicero, Horace, Catullus, Ovid, Propertius and Juvenal.

Dale Burrow

Dale Burrow holds a Masters in Literae Humaniores from St John’s College, Oxford.

He has over a decade’s experience teaching Latin and Greek from beginners’ to Oxbridge entry standard across GCSE, A-Level, HSC and IB Diploma examination syllabuses, including extensive private tutoring in Latin and Greek.

Byron Waldron

Byron Waldron holds a first class honours degree from the University of Sydney in Ancient History, and is a current PhD student in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney.

His teaching experience includes extensive private tutoring in Latin, lecturing Latin at the University of Sydney and their Latin Summer School, and as an instructor in Ancient Greek  at the Macquarie Ancient Languages School.

Dr Samuel Slattery

Dr Samuel Slattery holds a PhD in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford, and a Masters in Greek and Latin Philology from Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg, and first class honours degree in classics from University College London.

He has extensive teaching experience of Latin and Greek, including at Oxford.

Dr Mark Davies 

Dr Mark Davies holds a PhD in Latin from the University of Auckland, a Masters in Latin from the University of Auckland, a Bachelors degree in Latin and Celtic Studies from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching.

He has extensive teaching experience, including lecturing in Latin and Ancient History at the University of Auckland the University of Adelaide, and extensive private tutoring in Latin.

Dr Frank Schaer

Dr Frank Schaer has a PhD from the University of Adelaide, a first class honours degree from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Library Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Education, both from the University of Adelaide.

He has extensive teaching experience, including at both secondary and tertiary level at institutions such as the Central European University, Macquarie University, and schools in Australia and the UK.

Dr Thomas Köntges

Dr Thomas Köntges has PhD in Latin Literature from the University of Otago, a Masters in Classical Studies and a B.A in Latin and Greek Philology, both from the University of Leipzig.

His teaching experience includes lecturing Ancient History, Latin, and Ancient Greek at the University of Otago and the University of Leipzig, teaching Latin and Greek at secondary level in Germany, and extensive private tutoring.