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English

Price Guide
Senior Cycle €35.00
University €40.00
Adult / Casual €35.00

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Personal Description:

I hold a BA, MA and PhD in English and have over 4 years experience tutoring and teaching at university level as well as delivering high quality grinds to second level students.

Tutoring Experience:

I have over 4 years experience delivering creative and engaging specialised seminars and tutorials to university students, especially those who have just come from 6th year. I have extensive administrative experience, including marking essays and exams, organising conferences and updating student records.

I have delivered one-to-one and group tutorials to junior and leaving certificate students. I also have experience as a freelance editor on projects such as undergraduate and masters dissertations.

My passion is for English literature of all kinds, with a particular interest in poetry, drama, comprehension and critical theory. I have presented my research at both national and international conferences, including at University of Oxford, Queens University, and University of Dundee. I have recently been published in the Oxford Research in English Journal. I also have a keen interest in creative writing, and was awarded 'Best New Writing' by UCC Drama Society for a play I wrote in 2010.

I have lead tutorials for First Year English students, engaging with a wide array of texts from Old, Medieval and Renaissance literature, to Modern Drama, Poetry and Fiction. I have corrected take-home assignments, class tests, presentations, while also offering comprehensive and detailed feedback on submitted work and encouraging a productive contribution from all students.

I have designed and lead specialised seminars on poetry for second year students at UCC, and was responsible for setting coursework, assignments, class tests, and presentation schedules.

Approach to Grinds:

Each grind is one hour in duration, and has a no nonsense approach.

The first is used to get to know specific needs of student and to design subsequent grinds around those needs (I am happy to have parent/guardian sit in for part of this to understand structure of grinds). My focus is on covering as much ground as possible during each hour-long grind.

I provide a progress review sheet at the end of each grind to help monitor material covered and to enable student to focus on specific areas.

I am used to catering to specific needs of individual students. I also teach exam technique and best practice in preparing for and undertaking exams. I offer comprehensive and detailed feedback on questions arising in class or via email. Aspects of this include may include proofreading, rearranging, supervising and advising.

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University College Cork (2018) - PhD (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • TEFL Cambridge (2013) - TEFL/ESL (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University College Cork (2010) - MA (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University College Cork (2009) - BA (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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