Ayr Tutor

Hello, my name is Coral. I graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in Literary Studies (Merit) and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Education(PGDE) specialising in teaching English in the Secondary sector. I have a real passion for literature and language and in my spare time I love reading new books and discovering different authors. I am a very approachable, outgoing and friendly person and I find that this lends itself to tutoring young people that may be unsure of the subject that requires extra work.

Tutoring Experience

I have tutored privately for the past seven years covering both the National 5 and Higher English curriculum which has allowed me to acquire a firm understanding of the demands that individual tutoring presents. The students that I have had the opportunity to tutor have ranged from 13 - 18 in age and I have covered all stages of the Scottish curriculum. I have worked as an English teacher since the start of my teaching career and as such have experience in teaching all areas of the English curriculum and have a clear and extensive working knowledge of all developments in the curriculum. I am currently the Principal Teacher of Pupil Support in a Secondary school and therefore I am responsible for managing all aspects of Learning Support and have specialist knowledge in differentiation for a range of ASN. In addition to this, I am an SQA marker for the National 5 Critical Reading exam and have held this role for the past 4 years which has allowed me to keep abreast of national priorities and changes as well as having a current and thorough understanding of national standards for this course.

Tutoring Approach

I strongly believe that no student is the same and this is why I advocate a student tailored approach rather than a "one lesson fits all" mentality. I like to spend a little time in the first session discussing what learning techniques have proved successful for the student and which techniques they feel do not work for them, at this time I also like to discuss the areas that need improvement.I believe that it is important to create a plan for each student's individual needs in order for them to understand how to reach their goals. I tend to keep sessions fairly informal but always challenging and encourage any questions to be asked to enhance the learning experience.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


University of Glasgow2013PGCEPGDE (Secondary English)
University of Glasgow2012BachelorsMa Literary Studies (Merit)
GTCS2013ProfessionalGTCS Registration

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