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Alva offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £25.00£22.50


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £25.00£22.50

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Personal Description:

I'm a final year PhD student in Sociology at Edinburgh University. I moved to Scotland for my MSc degree six years ago and never left (although I do miss German bakeries). My own research focuses heavily on equality and human rights issues, which I am very passionate about. I am currently also on the board of a local women's refuge, and I design and deliver training around equality, gender-based violence and domestic abuse.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been working as a teaching assistant at Edinburgh University since 2013, which included sessions on course content as well as methodology, such as critical thinking and academic writing. I have worked as a senior tutor for several MOOCs (massive open online courses) that Edinburgh University has offered in collaboration with Coursera as well as Universitas 21, which allowed me to work with a diverse range of students across the globe in a virtual learning environment. I also have experience with lecturing at postgraduate level, and have designed and delivered course materials at universities in the UK as well as Germany. I have also translated and edited material for publication in academic journals.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is collaborative - I base sessions on the materials students already have, and supplement them where necessary. I encourage students' critical thinking and self-directed research skills to help them complete future coursework assignments with more confidence. I am especially happy to support students in completing written coursework successfully with regards to structure, language and referencing.


  • University of Edinburgh (2016) - PhD Sociology (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Edinburgh (2010) - MSc Gender History (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (2008) - BA History (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (2008) - BA Sociology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: German
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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