Reviews and Feedback

Roman Coins Uncovered – Presented November 2019 (Online)

Wonderful lecture! Can greek numismatics be done one day? Many thanks for super, v well presented lecture
C.
Grantham, UK

Private Tutoring – Ancient Greek and Latin

Can’t believe how much I am learning! Bargain Price – you would normally pay far more than this price but it is at a heavily discounted rate for OU Students which means that I can afford to do both.  Definitely putting Greek and Latin Improvers on my Christmas list! Do you do gift vouchers?

S.
Leicester

Aspects of Asclepius in Numismatics and Literature – Presented October 2019 (online)

I have just been been in the Aspects of Asclepius saturday afternoon seminar with Dr Gina May. What an amazing and engaging session. Not only was it fun but it will be so useful for my MA in Classics that I’m studying right now. I’m very much looking forward to more saturday afternoon seminars!

L.
Surrey

Latin for Beginners – Presented July 2019 (Online)

I have just finished Gina’s beginner’s Latin course – I can’t believe how much I learned! It’s nothing like at school – it was tailored for what we wanted, that’s the brilliant thing. Gina makes sure that we got exactly what we needed from the course.  It was all focussed on being able to work with primary source texts. I have signed up for the Improver’s Latin. A bargain in terms of price – I got so much out of it, and Gina is such a good teacher and made it seem so easy! I’ve done the Ancient Greek too but I’ll do a separate review for that!

Susan B.
Bradford, UK

Hi Gina. Super, VERY interesting lecture! I never thought numismatics could be so fascinating! Loved every second of it!!
C.
Grantham, UK

Latin for Beginners – Presented April & May 2019 (Face to Face)

Hi Gina

I cannot believe how much I learned at the Latin for Beginners class. I was a little bit nervous at first, but the way you teach it actually makes it seem really easy! I went from knowing nothing at all, to translating short paragraphs in just six weeks! Amazing! I absolutely loved it and looking forward to Latin Improvers in June.

Thank you!

B.
Ramsgate

Latin for Beginners – Presented February & March 2019 (Face to Face)

Dear Gina

I wanted to write to you to say what a wonderful and informative time I had on your Latin for Beginners. I couldn’t believe that by the end of the very first lesson I was able to translate some words and sentences. I think it was the way that you linked the teaching to real classics that made the difference for me – will those sailors ever stop fighting?? Thank you so much for the class and I’m really looking forward to Ancient Greek for Beginners!

Lee,
Westgate-on-Sea

 

I really enjoyed the Latin for Beginners course – I didn’t know anything at all when I started but by the end I knew so much!  It went at just the right pace and Gina was so encouraging and explained things so clearly!  I am excited to do Ancient Greek now, and I’ll probably do French as well.  I feel really confident in myself and can’t wait for the new courses to begin.

J.
Westgate

Ancient Greek for Beginners, Presented September 2019 (Online)

The Beginner’s Ancient Greek was amazing! Gina is such an good teacher and she made everything we did relevant to the MA for us. I know that she tailors and adapts her all her courses for the students so that we get the right things out of it. My friend, who is not a student, also did the Latin for Beginners course online ‘just for fun’ and she said the material was adapted accordingly. Ancient Greek Improvers Stage 1 is next on my list and I quite fancy the Witchcraft! And I will get another discount for booking more than one six week course at a time so what’s not to like?!

Susan B.
Bradford, UK

Art Appreciation – Courses presented online

Art and artists brought to life in an exciting course. We looked at works of art in the context of their time so that we really understood them and the artists. I have done every one of Gina’s art courses so far – being online I can do them from home – it would be a bit of a long trek to Westgate otherwise! Long may they continue!

Michael R.
Edinburgh, UK

Art Appreciation – The Renaissance, Presented February & March 2019 (Face to Face)

Hi Gina

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your Art Appreciation course on Renaissance. It was so interesting and absorbing but you also made it very accessible and fun. I have learnt a lot and can’t wait for your next class on the Pre-Raphaelites in April!

Regards Rose,
Westgate-on-Sea

 

Hi Gina,

If I had not attended this course I would never have known about Michelangelo’s wonderful Pieta which took him two years to sculpt from one solid slab of marble. What an achievement! Thank you so much!

Linda,
Birchington

Art Appreciation – The Pre-Raphaelites, Presented April & May 2019 (Face to Face)

Hi,

I really enjoyed your Art Appreciation class on the Pre-Raphaelite painters. Looking at the images on your large screen meant that we could see every tiny detail of the paintings in glorious colour. I could not have imagined that I could get to know so much about the period and its artists in just six weeks. I’m so glad that I managed to get a space on the Art Appreciation – Baroque class in June! See you there!

Regards E,
Broadstairs

World Myths – Ancient Greece, Presented February & March 2019 (Face to Face)

Hi Gina
Just to say a huge thank you for the mythology course. It was amazingly informative and enthralling from beginning to end and I felt privileged to be there. Intending to sign up for witchcraft next and greatly look forward to it.
Thanks again and best wishes.

Gill,
Birchington

Many thanks for the fascinating and joyous course. I enjoyed every minute and was sorry it only lasted six weeks. Fortunately there are other courses!

All good wishes,

Ina,
Birchington

 

I have just completed a six week course on Myths and Legends with Gina May. I thoroughly recommend it. I did not study Classics at school even though I went to a Grammar school so it was new to me and I found it incredibly interesting. The hour and a half seemed to go in a flash as I was so absorbed in the content. Gina is an excellent teacher and makes every week more and more interesting. As I said before I recommend it, go on give it a try you won’t regret it. I am looking forward to a further 6 weeks.

Norma,
Margate

 

Hi,

Never studied Greek myths before. Loved this course and learnt so much. I had no idea Zeus got up to so much mischief! Gina’s knowledge of this subject is truly amazing!

Linda,
Birchington

Witchcraft in the Ancient World, Presented April & May 2019 (Face to Face)

I have just finished the Ancient Witchcraft course and it was absolutely brilliant. So interesting and informative. I loved this as much as I loved the Myth class. Looking forward to Philosophy in June. Please can you do more courses on the Ancient World?

Norma,
Margate
I did the Ancient Witchcraft face to face in Westgate earlier this year and loved it! Lots of images and explanations of magic and curses.  Gina makes it so exciting! I’m looking forward to doing something else early next year.
Barbara S.
Herne Bay

Reading for Pleasure (Face to Face)

Just finished a session in the Reading for Pleasure group and have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading extracts from “A Thousand and One Nights” over the last few weeks. Reading together like this adds so much more to the enjoyment of the stories. I’m really looking forward to starting on “Wide Sargasso Sea” at the beginning of April. Not only that but the coffee is good and the cake delicious!

PB,
Birchington