Information About Alan - Largs tutor - (6 reviews)
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My name is Alan . I'm 43.
Over the past six years I developed a successful tutoring business in Erskine, Renfrewshire. In that time I tutored 64 students. My tutees achieved a 97% pass rate. 55% of Higher English tutees achieved a grade ‘A’ and 93% of National 5 tutees achieved a grade 'A'.
In session 2016-17, tutees achieved 14 As, 2 Bs and a C.
After completing my BA I taught English Studies for several years at the University of Stirling as a Teaching Assistant. My teaching focused on modern poetry, drama and critical theory. I left Stirling to complete my PGDE in Primary Education at the University of Strathclyde before working full time as a primary teacher in Glasgow and Ayrshire.
I took the decision to leave teaching to look after the family. Previously I also worked as an associate lecturer in the School of Education at the University of the West of Scotland where I taught on both Educational Theory and Curricular units. I have contributed to the Times Educational Supplement (Scotland) and have reviewed monographs in a number of academic journals. I have spoken at national and international conferences on both English literature and Education. I am a member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland and am fully disclosed through the PVG scheme.
With six years private tuition experience, a trusted reputation and an exceptional exam record, I offer a professional child-centered service that utilises modern pedagogical methods. Harnessing the enthusiasm your son or daughter has for particular interests/hobbies, I use individually tailored materials and familiar contexts to engage and equip tutees with the necessary concepts and skills. Whilst my first class undergraduate degree testifies to my subject knowledge, my teaching experience in primary and tertiary education ensures I neither assume prior knowledge of ‘the basics’ nor settle for superficial rote learning. I pride myself on taking a holistic approach, striving at all times to insure that your child's tutoring experience also raises their self-esteem and confidence.
More than a weekly revision of classwork, the tuition works in tandem with school-based learning to enable tutees to realise connections and correspondences that not only cement learning but also directly demonstrate how concepts and skills transfer. Alongside weekly face-to-face sessions, I strive to provide ‘wrap-around’ support during term-time with tutees encouraged to seek help and advice via email. By copying you into all correspondence you can easily track effort and progress.
Supplementary work is provided between sessions and positive written feedback targets key areas for improvement.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- GTC [Scotland] (2006) - Full Teacher Registration (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Strathclyde (2005) - PGDE (Primary) [distinction] (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Stirling (1998) - BA (Hons.) English Studies [1st class] (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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Alan did an excellent job working with Natalia and for her 6th year she achieved an A grade and will soon be starting university. A large part of this I put down to Alan's efforts in coaching Natalia on both her essay submissions and on preparation for her exams, where he went far beyond the quality of teaching she was receiving at her school (Natalia's school did not change her teacher or the way she was taught for her 6th year, which I believe would have led to a repeat of her C grade had Alan not been tutoring her).
Alan was very clear in communication with myself, with lesson plans provded in advance, and any areas that Natalia needed to work on were pointed out in plenty of time.
Overall I was very happy with both Alan's teaching and the final outcome, and would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their grade.
In all Alan is a very nice, patient, reliable and hard working man.