Adventurous, energetic and communicative are my strongest personal traits. I am an idea generator. My professional experience and passion revolve around creativity & the cultural industries, with a special interest for the fields of media and communication. I am committed to excellence and sharing my thoughts and knowledge in any creative professional setting.
Over 5 years.
I aim to provide a solid grounding in the subject while paying close attention to the needs of the individual.
An initial meeting establishes the student’s needs and the direction tuition should take, usually with a parent present. Then we begin work on a programme of study which focuses on filling gaps in knowledge and addressing any areas of weakness.
Often, this involves looking in detail at sentence construction and grammar or the techniques of literary analysis – the kinds of things that tend not to happen in a busy classroom.
I set regular homework and writing assignments – the quantity varying with how much time the student has – and give feedback the following session.
For younger students who need encouragement to read, I provide tailored reading lists. We will often spend five minutes at the beginning or end of a lesson discussing their latest book. At A-level, I encourage the wider reading essential for the deeper understanding but mainly focus on exam techniques.
Tuition generally runs as an independent course running parallel to and complementing what the student is doing at school. But the programme of study can easily be put aside to prepare an assignment for school, controlled assessment or coursework. As exams approach, the focus shifts towards exam technique and looking at past papers.
I believe private tuition works not just because of the one-to-one teaching, but because of the relationship between student and tutor. Often a young person will listen more to an adult who is neither a parent nor a school teacher.
|Languages||Chinese, English (British), Japanese|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Goldsmiths, University of London||2011||Masters||Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship — Media & Communication|
|National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan||2009||Bachelors||, Taiwan Bachelor of Arts – Taiwanese Literature|