I have recently started tutoring for friends and family on an informal basis and have really enjoyed the experience. Although my teaching experience and subject knowledge is primarily in Film and Media Studies, I have been tutoring people in exam techniques for English Language and English literature. The only student to have sat their exams so far, achieved a grade two grades higher than their predicted grade.
I have over 20 years’ experience teaching GCSE and A level courses in Further Education. I have successfully prepared, delivered and assessed a range of courses including A levels in Film Studies, Media Studies, and Communication Studies as well as more vocational courses.
I also have extensive experience in assessment; I was an examiner for Film Studies A level for eight years. I have also undertaken the roles of internal and external moderator/verifier for a range of level 2 and level 3 vocational courses for a number of years. My teaching experience has also involved one-to-one tutoring which has enabled me to develop a range of strategies for aimed at supporting individual approaches to learning.
As well as the academic subject knowledge for Film and Media, I could also teach different types of editing practise using Adobe Premier Pro. In addition, I am happy support the development good exam practise.
My approach to tutoring chiefly depends on you as an individual. This generally means an initial discussion about any areas you feel could do with development as well as areas where you feel confident. I realise this is often not easy to identify but I’m used talking it this type of conversation and it usually doesn’t take long. We can then discuss ways forward; guidance, practice, teaching or a combination of all these.
I feel it’s important for you to be able to build a framework that allows you to ‘plug into’ the subject as well as the assessment, this might mean trying a range of approaches until you find one that suits you.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Oxford Brookes University||1998||PGCE||Post Compulsory Education|
|University of London - Goldsmith's College||1986||Bachelors||Communication Studies & Education|
|Media / Communication Studies|