Carmela

Carmela

Bristol Tutor

Hi! I'm a Private Tutor offering tuition in Italian and English. I recently completed an MA in Creative Producing at UWE, receiving a distinction. I previously graduated with a First Class degree in English from Queen Mary, University of London, and have A-Levels in English Literature, Italian and Theatre Studies.

Alongside my private tutoring I have worked as a Teaching Partner at a Primary School, as Media Content Manager for a poetry charity and as a Researcher in factual television. I am passionate about the arts and media, and enjoy writing and performing music with my bands. I am fluent in Italian, and travel to Italy on a regular basis.

I can offer tuition in Italian, English Literature and Language, as well as offering guidance on essay writing and study skills.

Tutoring Experience

I recently worked as a Teaching Partner at a Primary School for two years, where I planned, delivered and adapted class resources, and supported individuals and groups in their learning. I also created a number of after school enrichment activities, including Music, Singing and Italian Club.

I have also worked with young people as a Private Tutor, and as an Academic Mentor in group outreach projects preparing students for secondary education. I am conscious of adapting my teaching methods to suit individual needs, and am familiar with the structure of GCSE and A-Level assessments.

As an Italian tutor, I have delivered classes to students of various age groups, levels, and group sizes, developing original materials to make the language relevant and engaging. I have also supported young people and adults with English as a Second Language.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to tutoring is centred around each student's learning style and motivations. I listen carefully to my students, assess their needs, and identify areas that require particular attention. Together with the student I plan short term and long term goals that build towards improving results, whilst encouraging the student to grow in confidence and enthusiasm for the subject.

As an Italian teacher, I adapt my lessons to the student's interests and aims, and encourage conversation from the very beginning. Whilst working towards a solid understanding of Italian grammar and vocabulary, I also make sure that my students are engaged with the language in a practical and relevant way, using a variety of original exercises and contemporary resources.

My English lessons focus on enabling the student to recognise and express their own ideas and opinions in a well structured argument, and to foster their close reading skills. In helping students with exam preparation, I make sure that they understand exactly what the examiner is looking for, working methodically through exam technique, past-papers, and key literary devices and themes.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Italian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Queen Mary, University of London2011BachelorsEnglish BA, 1st Class Hons
Parkstone Grammar School2006SchoolA-Level English Literature
Parkstone Grammar School2006SchoolA-Level Italian
Parkstone Grammar School2006SchoolA-Level Theatre Studies

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25% discount on your first lesson!
English
Primary£25
Secondary£25
University£25
Casual Learner£25
Italian
Primary£25
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£25
Casual Learner£25
English (Foreign Language)
Casual Learner£20
Study Skills
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
A-Level£20
University£20
Casual Learner£20