Information About Catherine - Livingston tutor - (24 reviews)
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'A' level and Higher English, Highers History, Italian, French and Latin. SHNC in Business & Financial Administration from Napier University and I studied English at Birkbeck College, University of London, where I attained a BA Hons in Humanities (English & European Literature, Sociology and Media).
I have been a full time tutor for 16 years, nine of which were spent in London tutoring ‘A’ level English before relocating back to Scotland. I prefer working with individuals because each student learns in a different manner and it is rewarding to focus on their specific needs. Due to time restraints this would not be possible in a classroom of 20-25 students.
I specialise in SQA N4/N5, HIgher (N6) and Advanced Higher English as this is where most of the demand is.
I tutor from home in a quiet environment where the student can concentrate and I can cater to the their needs as I have all necessary resources to hand. If students do not have a firm grasp of English by N4/N5 then the gap between it and Higher English can be difficult to bridge. It is essential that students feel confident at N4/N5 before they are presented with more advanced texts and sophisticated concepts at Higher level. If your child is already struggling, the accelerated pace at Higher grades means that there is no slack time to catch up, they will be behind from the start.
Parents' often lament that they left it too late, until the child was failing, to seek tuition and regret not acting on their instinct and intervening sooner. It is preferable to start tuition sooner rather than later as English is a gateway subject. Without Higher English, many university and colleges will not accept pupils who have not passed as the subject is essential to comprehend coursework and structure exam answers in most disciplines. Some even demand specific 'A' or a 'B' grades at Higher and will not accept 'C' passes.
In my experience most pupils fail English or perform poorly due to a lack of vocabulary. They fail to understand that how they express themselves (vocabulary and punctuation) can account for 20% of their mark in their close reading, folios and critical essays. Additionally, as every child is an individual they struggle with different aspects of the curriculum. Hence, my lessons are tailored to accommodate each student's specific needs in order to provide them not only with ability but also with confidence.
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- University of London (1999) - • BA Hons Humanities (English, Sociology & Media) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- St Leonard's (1998) - • Highers: English, History, French, Italian (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Napier University (1990) - • SHNC in Business and Financial Administration (College) (✘ Not On File)
- St Leonard's (1988) - • ‘A’ level English (School) (✘ Not On File)
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Can't thank or recommend Catherine highly enough.Thank you Catherine
I wish her success for the future, I am sure she will enjoy uni more than school!
Im not sure what to do now as Id like to view your website to consider other tutors but Ive just paid the £14.95 towards Catherine.
Your guidance is appreciated
Best of luck to Sean going forward.
My daughter’s marks at school improved dramatically after just a couple of sessions. Highly recommended.
No quiet dreading his exam like we where 2 months ago.
Many thanks for the kind words. Alistair is a lovely boy, very keen and conscientious. He lacked confidence and it has been rewarding watching this grow as the tutorials progress. Hopefully, it is a case on onwards and upwards.
thanks for your help and patience