Information About Gemma - Cardiff tutor - (8 reviews)
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English (Foreign Language)
Media / Communication Studies
Fully Qualified Lecturer, Gemma (BA, MA, PGCE) has a breath of professional experience working in Private Tuition, Secondary, Further and Higher Education establishments. She has also designed and delivered curricula for the Public Sector, Higher & Further Education and has delivered writing courses for Literature Wales.
Gemma is passionate about self-progression and sees education as a powerful tool to achieve greatness.
- Over a decade's experience working within the of the UK Education System.
- Exam Specialist, with experience of WJEC & AQA exam boards, and HE Requirements.
- Exam Entry & Interview Coaching Specialist. Result = Six clients obtaining FULL Scholarships to private schools in Cardiff. A-Level client gained FULL Scholarship to Cardiff Sixth Form College (Best in UK).
- Since 2013, Gemma’s tutees have achieved a 100% pass rate, with learners attaining notable achievements including the success of Sala Fadlallah , who won the Prestigious Foyle's Young Poet of the Year Award 2014.
Drawing on a wealth of practical, professional and educational expertise, the primary function of tuition with Gemma is to provide bespoke Private Academic & Vocational Tuition. Additional services include proofreading; CV & Personal Statement Support; practical English Language Support, Research/Proposal and Research Assistance.
I have a dedicated learning space, equipped with white board, printing facilities, stationary and a wealth of resources accumulated throughout my professional career as a teacher.
My approach is tailored to suit individual learning needs, and is founded on the basic principles of teaching and learning.
All materials are linked to exams requirements and additional email support is provided.
As a life-long student, I have developed many revision and research strategies which have proven beneficial with all of my clients.
I am incredibly passionate about education, and believe that it is fundamental to social mobility and life progression. As a publishing author, I also offer expertise in English Literature, & Creative Writing and with access to literary contacts I can assist in harnessing my client's creativity to develop their CV’s for future career prospects and academic opportunities.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Newport University (2012) - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Institute of Leadership & Management (2010) - ILM Levels: 3 & 5 Business Enterprise: Leadership & Management (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Wales, Swansea (2008) - English & Creative Writing (Merit) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Wales, Swansea (2006) - Politics & Media 2:2 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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1 hour tuition cost me £80. Gemma does not like feed back. I do not recommend her.
Janina, or Joanna (which was the other name she gave) came for the first session where she paid £30, as stated on my price list, and was very happy to return as I had prepared ample resources to support her learning. When we rearranged the following session, Joanna then phoned to tell me she had a delivery and wouldn't be able to come at the allotted time.
She informed me that she would give me a call to check if I was free. She did not call, but instead turned up two hours after the time-slot, by which time I was otherwise engaged. However, I accommodated Joanna, and then she refused to complete the Official Initial Assessment I'd prepared for her. She then instructed me to produce alternative resources, which I did, and she seemed happy as she gladly paid me £30 on completion of the session. I then emailed her with all of the relevant links to support her grammar, and learning as I do after every session with all of my clients.
I then received a phone call from her husband at 8.30pm on a Friday night, telling me that I was unprepared and unprofessional. I tried to explain that this wasn't the case as I'd prepared the test, which Joanna had requested at our previous session- and that she'd refused to complete it, and that she had arrived two hours late.
I also pointed out that if Joanna was that unhappy with the service, then she wouldn't have paid for the sessions at £30 each. I then informed her husband that I thought it best that Joanna did not to return as I felt insulted and threatened by him; and terminated our arrangement immediately.
Your daughter was a pleasure to teach and I'm very happy that she will be taking English at A-Level, and has decided to continue tuition with me this year. I am very passionate about further development via education, and with a positive approach to the work I believe that anything is possible! Thank you Yolanda, look forward to seeing you soon.
Gemma established an excellent working relationship with my grandaughter.She is very adept at identifying individual needs and setting relevant,rigorous but attainablle targets.There is no doubt that my grandaughter would not have gained her A level Grade necessary for entry to her first choice University without Gemmas focussed help. Her longer term contrib ution to my grandaughters future was to develop a more positive cheerful approach to the challenges facing her It reflects Gemmas own outlook on life
Gemma proved to be a very good Tutor for my Grandaughter Danielle.She establishes an excellent working relationship with her Tutee identifies individual needs and provides rigorous meaningful yet attainable targets.Without Gemmas help Danielle would not have achieved the Grade needed to gain her place in her first choice University.Gemmas lasting contribution to Danielles future was to help develop her self confidence and a positive attitude to challenges
I believe that genuine encouragement, consistent support and a steady teaching pace (tailored to learner ability) is key to improving learning and boosting confidence levels.