I am currently a Master’s student and teaching assistant at the American University of Beirut, having graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2018 with a BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (First Class Honours). I have experience teaching undergraduates and marking their written work. In the first year of my Master's degree (2018-19) I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the American University of Beirut. In my first semester, my work was primarily involved marking undergraduate essays for a course entitled Arab Political Thought & Ideology. In my second semester, I led two seminars and lectured another two classes for a Senior Seminar in Political and Social Theory. I also have experience tutoring GCSE and A-Level French, having followed two pupils for six months in 2013-14. I grew up in London, speaking both English and Italian and I have published translations of academic (mainly art historical and curatorial) texts from French into English. I also work almost daily with primary sources in written Arabic for my research, so I am available to give language classes in Italian, French and Arabic along with Spanish, a language I have also studied and gained fluency in. I can also help with issues relating to academic writing and presentation, as well as aiding secondary school pupils with exams in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Ancient History/Classical Civilisation and Sociology.
I am an energetic and creative Masters-educated tutor with a passion for teaching. I started tutoring while I was in high school and focused specifically on CIE A-Levels as well as UCAS and Personal Statement advice. I successfully secured places in some of London's top universities and can help other students do so. I have 4 years experience tutoring and believe that my strength lies in forging personal connections with my tutees which helps me better understand their needs, not so long ago I was their peer meaning I can thoroughly emphasise with their concerns and struggles. To see the best results, I believe that study programmes must be tailored to each student, with realistic and achievable milestones and goals being outlined. So far, the students I tutored attained or surpassed their academic goals, achieving A's in the A-Level exams I tutored them for and securing places at top UK universities.
I attained a B.A. Hons Degree in English Literature and Language (2:1) from the modern Humanities-focused, Newman University in Birmingham (established in 2013). As a result, I excelled in my degree and have learned from the best. This has instilled within me the need and passion to continue my learning in everything English Literature and everything English Language, which I also intend to instil within my students. I have a lot of experience, from working with little primary school toddlers in France, to working closely tutoring a group of University students last year. This year I have mainly been working with A Level students though who I teach varies - I like variety. My aim to guide my students into achieving the high grades is unwavering and my enjoyment of the subject tends to be infectious. Furthermore, I have SEN experience with a Higher Distinction qualification in Advanced Special Educational Needs. I am also currently studying TESOL. I have experience in News Journalism and writing in various forms from poetry to Science Fiction. I am completely up to date with the new specifications, across all the exam boards, have created many resources for them and have inspired confidence in my students due to my in depth knowledge of them. I believe that a positive mind renders positive results so I will always be the student's mentor, coach and personal cheerleader.
I'm a freelance tutor with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Goldsmiths University. I tutor in all things English, from GCSE to degree level, essay writing to exam preparation, Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie. I am an enthusiastic teacher with a real passion for my subject. Whether it's help with homework, revision for a degree level exam or anything else, I aim to work around the specific needs of my students to provide them with the tools needed to succeed on their own. All of my past students have managed to boost their grades considerably during their time with me, some of whom achieving A's / 7-8s, and others achieving the necessary grades to move on to their specific A Level / university courses. I'm available most evenings. Please don't hesitate to get in touch!
I am a highly experienced tutor with 6 years and over 1800 hours of experience. I have tutored and served as a consultant for London's top agencies and have seen my 11 plus students gain admission into schools such as Eton, Latymer, Highgate, Haberdashers, City, UCS, and St. Paul's to name a few. I have also worked with dozens of A-Level, IB, GCSE and IELTS students in a number of subjects; specialising in English Literature & language, and essay writing skills. Roughly a third of my teaching hours have been via online tutoring, I have also worked with a number of dyslexic students and can teach English as a foreign language. I am currently available exclusively online, offering remote based tuition packages that have seen students benefit tremendously. I am currently accepting applicants for the upcoming GCSE & A-Level/IB season. I am also accepting 11+ students for the 2019 cycle, as well as students who require general support. I am currently offering '1 week of intensive teaching' available to clients for a fixed rate in various cities across Europe. These week-long workshops can be great to help a student receive additional support and provide an immense boost covering areas of difficulty, exam preparation or general improvement. Each applicant request will be assessed and considered carefully but not guaranteed. Please note that these workshops must take place at the client's place of residence or an alternative location provided by the client. Please message me for more details. These week-long courses must be booked in advance due to popular demand, especially for 'exam-period' requests. Total Teaching Hours 1853 (as at 24/01/2019) I currently offer: 7+/8+/11+/13+ Tuition Areas covered: English, maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, exam technique, interview skills. Schools covered: Grammar & Independent. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-2 hours, depending on student and schools targeted. Mock assessments offered: Yes. A-Level/IB Tuition Areas covered: English Literature, English Language, philosophy, essay writing skills, creative writing and UCAS applications. Boards covered: AQA, Edexcel, CCEA, OCR. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-4 hours, depending on student level and desired grade. Mock assessments offered: Yes. GCSE/IGCSE Tuition Areas covered: English Literature, English Language, philosophy, psychology, history, essay writing skills and creative writing. Boards covered: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE, CCEA Recommended tuition hours per week - 1-2 hours, depending on student level and desired grade. Mock assessments offered: Yes. Creative Development Tuition Areas covered: creative writing (story writing, poetry, scriptwriting, lyrics), creative thinking, creative consulting. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-2 hours. Mock assessments offered: No. . IELTS & Teaching English as a foreign language Areas covered: English tuition for Intermediate students and above. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-4 hours, depending on student level and desired grade. Mock assessments offered: No. General tuition Areas covered: English (KS2 & above), maths (ks2 & 11+), humanities (GCSE & A-Level), writing skills (all ages), critical thinking (all ages) Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-2 Mock assessments offered: Yes, depending on subject and level. . My Tutoring Style I am a highly creative individual with a thirst for developing innovative teaching styles. Every student is unique and requires extensive attention for their academic journey to flourish. I have a very clear and logical tutoring style, yet simultaneously very creative. I am very analytical in my approach and will always devise appropriate methods based on the individual I am working with. Experience develops strong intuitive abilities in a teacher, along with proven methods that allow students to reach their potential. I have seen students realise their strengths and improve upon weaker areas, all the while developing unimaginable confidence. I set regular homework and provide monthly feedback reports for parents. I am available for consulting parents and students on matters concerning schools, exams and general development outside of class. But perhaps the important trait of all is my ability to listen and continuously learn. I like to speak to students as individuals and human beings regardless of age, offering a certain degree of sophistication that aims to benefit them as people just as well as scholars.
My Teaching Experience Includes: Secondary Level Education: - I worked for 6 years as a secondary school teacher, delivering History, Drama and English lessons, including GCSE and ‘A’ level, from year 7- year 13. -I devised and delivered a formal curriculum to teach Year 9 Drama (in line with Key Stage Guidelines). -Extensive experience in coursework, marking, moderation and exam preparation. -On 2 separate occasions, following Ofsted observations, I was given an 'Outstanding' classification (the highest classification). -Quantitative end of term reports always placed my classes amongst the highest in terms of achievement and student retention. -I also assumed responsibility for cross-curricular teaching, for instance, devising lessons about The Industrial Revolution which spanned History, English, Art and Psychology. ‘A’ level Education: -I taught for 6 years at 2 different Further Education Colleges. I taught History, English Literature, Drama and Film Studies ‘A’ level. - Covering a range of exam boards, topics and areas in History and English. -Students were offered extra-curricular tutorials to help them achieve their desired results according to their own set of educational needs. -I emboldened students for university entrance with interview techniques, UCAS procedures and university level preparation. -The coursework I devised with students for their final A2 Drama and Theatre Studies was picked up as an exemplar of excellent practice, and is still used to this day by Edexcel examination board as a standard to which other schools should aim. Primary: -Following my successes at Secondary Education the Local Education Authority sought my services to teach in ‘special-measures’ primary schools across the West Midlands region. -I devised a range of workshops, and delivered these to selected primary schools. These workshops raised literacy levels, written and oral communication. They were delivered to year 4, year 5 and year 6 students. -My work with Redditch Borough Council as Literacy and Outreach Officer earned me an 'Outstanding personal Achievement Award'. - I have worked as a Supply Teacher in numerous London Primary Schools, teaching all subjects, cross-curricular. Adult Education: -I’ve worked with young people trying to get back into education following exclusion, this involved working with charities like CentrePoint. -I often work with adult learners re-taking their GCSE English. -Postgraduate students have sought my help in the past, particularly International Students looking to improve the precision of their essays. Complex Educational Needs: -I am trained in Advanced Behaviour Management. -I have experience working with SEN and PMLD students. University Level: -Delivering Theatre and Drama lectures, seminars and workshops to students at university level, including The University of Birmingham, University of Worcester, University of Bristol, and University of Warwick. Other Achievements: - Community arts and education provision. Following successful Arts Council grants I set up 2 new community arts and education groups in the West Midlands. The aim here was to build permanent organisations to provide access to education, through the arts, for all, regardless of prior educational achievement. These 2 organisations, both of which are still running to this day, are now self-sustaining businesses, now staffed by people who were once students of the organisation. My Approach to Tutoring: My approach to tutoring involves the mutual balance of 2 equally important intentions: a sensitive awareness of what a student needs, and establishing a conducive rapport. I have a flexible communication style, informed by exposure to hosts of different students, I am adaptable and responsive, a necessity built on the recognition that effective learning can only happen when tutor and student understand each other, and are mutually inspired. At first, my focus with a new student is to provide gentle provocations on different aspects of the subject matter- a process which allows me to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie, also allowing the student to start seeing the subject matter from varying perspectives, and to extend their range of problem-solving and communication strategies. My approach always depends on the specific needs of the student, most commonly students ask for: -Information building and comprehension -Essay writing technique -Filling in historical/ social/ political or cultural context to areas of study (particularly at ‘A’ level) -Response to examination questions -Improving literacy level, reading and comprehension, grammar (particularly at primary level) -Extending and developing powers of expression -Drawing links and developing argument -Understanding what a question is asking -The application of knowledge to argument I pride myself, above all else, on my ability to engage my students. The subjects I teach I find instantly inspiring, and this love of the raw material is compounded by the fact that I genuinely care about the targets my students set for themselves. Each student is a project, and watching them improve over a programme of study is exceptionally gratifying. You will find me a generous tutor, I am not a clock watcher, it doesn’t matter, for instance, if a class runs over. I will work hard for you between lessons, marking, researching, and developing new lessons and academic exercises. I am always well prepared, focused upon specific needs of student, and always an authority on what I’m teaching. My tutoring style is tempered by profound understanding and experience of examination board and national curriculum requirements. Moreover, my many years working as an educator entailed the need to develop a flexible range of teaching strategies correspondent to the varying learning preferences of my students. Some recent feedback: ‘I wish you had been my tutor before, I feel a lot more confident’ (Chitra, GCSE English, Adult Learner) ‘Great attitude and rapport with my son very engaging’ (Sarah, mother of ‘A’ level; Film and Studies student) ‘We are delighted to have Chris helping my daughter and her friend with the written exam In the last few weeks of their Drama and Theatre `A ` level. Inspiring, flexible, fun -knowledgable about the plays, their history and context- he is a fantastic tutor.’ (Felicity, mother of ‘A’ level Drama and Theatre Studies student)
My name is Marie. My tutoring style is, fun, effective, and productive. My teaching methods and styles are tailor made according to learning styles, stengths and weaknesses, and desired outcomes. I am a warm lively friendly and patient and I believe in working smarter rather than harder! I am a qualified further education teacher having had completed my teacher training stages 1 & 2 whilst teaching music business at a music college. I later went on to developing international music marketing training programmes for urban artists and producers. I gained all my special needs skills and training whilst working as a support worker in Birmingham. I am now in the process of opening my own female security training school. I have decided to tutor part time simply to help and support others with the stress and pressure of preparing for various types of study situations, or those who simply need to learn. My specialism is working with anxiety, stress, nerves, and tight deadline or high pressure situations (such as resits, concessions, etc). My tutoring subjects are according to my certified subjects of Law, Business & I.T. and any related subjects. My area of specialism is Law Tutoring, especially for exams. I gained this `knack` by having to sit all of my LLB exams back to back in the same week as in post graduate GDL style. Due to personal circumstances I have had to sit and pass my 1st 2 years in this manner, proof in the pudding being having made it to my final year after a year out. Due to my time with the Open University, I am also extremely experienced in the issues that arise from distance learning, especially the panic of falling behind and tight deadlines. My speciality in tutoring is exam stress, organisation, and revision especially within tight deadlines. I am very patient and understanding with issues such as anxiety, learning blocks, etc. I am experienced with schemes of work, lesson plans, and I have experience in further education teaching.
I am an experienced French and Humanities tutor, with a PhD in Anthropology from UCL and a Master's from Oxford University. I am also a French native speaker. I have been teaching undergraduate students for 3 years, as well as private tutoring in French for adults and children. Apart from French, my areas of specialised expertise include: - Anthropology & Other humanities and social sciences subjects at all levels (including Masters'), - Dissertation proofreading and help (BA, Masters), - Admissions prep (Oxbridge, University, Masters, PhDs!), GCSE and A Level. I have extensive training in teaching (through TAP from Higher Education UK learning programme). I am passionate about teaching and make my students achieve their goals, stay motivated and get inspired!
I have a PhD in English Literature and Psychology, and my book is due to come out in May 2019 with Routledge. My PhD was about two psychosomatic syndromes (phantom limbs and BIID), and the ways in which they can be discussed in relation to literature, psychology, theory, and film. I have taught 3 courses to undergraduates at Goldsmiths University in the English Department. I have also taught psychoanalysis and film to adults, I teach level 4 and 5 students through The Brilliant Club in London, and I taught at a nursery school for 3 years in San Diego, California. I have been teaching since 2005. I have tutored students of all ages for 7 years and love it! Last year, I was able to help one MA student, who was failing, to receive a high merit. We had a great relationship, and soon discovered that although she was very interested in the subject, she did not know how to identify the most significant points when reading, and turn them into academic expression. She eventually learned how to structure essays and individual sentences. By the end of her course, it came as second nature. I additionally tutored her daughter in GCSE English, whose mark I helped her to raise significantly. Her daughter's biggest issues were grammar and essay structure, and she caught on very quickly and improved drastically . I care about my students very much and want them to do the best they can, and to also enjoy the learning process. Although I promote good marks and my students receive positive results, their enjoyment and interest is the top priority. Outside of tutoring, I write creatively, I'm a film buff, I love travelling (I'm from the USA) and I go to yoga whenever possible!
In 2011 I graduated from the University Of Cambridge with a Degree in Education, English and Drama. Upon moving to London I began tutoring and have tutored hundreds of students over the past six years in an array of subjects from Primary English to A Level Theatre Studies to Degree Level Sociology and Psychology. I also teach Art and Media studies to A-level. Having gone to Cambridge University I have detailed knowledge of the application process to top Level universities and have tutored students to achieve their dream of winning a place at those universities. As well as this, for the past six years I have held a head of department position in the top Grammar & State School in the country (as of this years A level results). I have years of experience teaching in and out of the classroom and have a passion for helping students improve their knowledge, technique and future aspirations whatever they may be. My most recent success stories have been getting two students into Cambridge having seen them through all of their A Levels and helping several students achieve higher grades than predicted for their GCSE's. I also work as a freelance actor and director which affords me the advantage of being able to communicate well with others, not to mention employing different techniques with which to get the best out of my students. I am at a professional to expert level in all of my subjects but try to keep my costs down for my tutees.