Hello, I am Amy and I am an enthusiastic tutor, determined to help you reach your academic potential. I graduated in 2010 from Bristol in Law with a 2.1, and then proceeded to do a masters at the University of Cambridge in Building History, where I gained a distinction. I have now finished my Ph.D at Cambridge researching the involvement of elite women in eighteenth century architecture.
In my spare time I love to cycle, gym, and visit country houses and museums.
I have five years experience of tutoring students in English and the Humanities at primary, secondary and adult-learner level, which I thoroughly enjoy. I have experience of coaching students through exams in English, History and Geography. All my students have obtained their required grades enabling them to go on to the next level of education, whether that was A-Levels or University.
Additionally, I have been employed by Cambridge University to conduct supervisions with third year university students in the history of architecture. I have also lectured masters students on the Building History degree.
I worked for Edexcel (an examination board) for two years during which I was involved with the preparation of examination papers in History. This has given me a unique insight into how exams are created to test students knowledge, understanding and examination technique.
I am also currently tutoring via Skype and have found this to be very successful as it offers greater flexibility.
I believe that learning should be fun and approachable.
Within the first session I believe it is paramount in understanding what the student wishes to gain from the sessions. Is it their understanding that needs improving or their knowledge? Are they working towards a specific goal/exam? How much time does the student have to reach this goal?
I will then devise a strategy by consulting the relevant specifications/past exam papers to ensure that the necessary areas are covered.
During our sessions I will seek to use a range of materials to make the subject as accessible as possible, whilst ensuring that the 'meat' of the subject is understood.
As well as assisting students in the understanding of new material I will also focus on exam technique - an essential element in obtaining the desired grade. I will therefore teach them to understand what the examiner is looking for as well as how to prepare answers that easily meet the required criteria.
The overall aim is to build up confidence in handling/understanding course content and transferring this into excellent exam/coursework answers.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Bristol||2010||Bachelors||2.1|
|University of Cambridge||2013||Masters||Distinction|
|University of Cambridge||2017||Doctorate||PhD|
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