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English

Hourly Rate
Primary £18.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Entrance Exams

Hourly Rate
11 Plus £18.00
13 Plus £20.00
14 Plus £25.00
College £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
Primary £18.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Media / Communication Studies

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GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
Primary £18.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

Gemma (BA, MA, PGCE) is a Poet, Playwright and Author providing bespoke tuition in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff. Gemma ’s work has appeared in various publications in Wales and London. In 2010, she was a Finalist for the Prestigious John Tripp Award for Spoken Word, and has since had poems appear in several anthologies, most notably by Bloodaxe Books (2015).

Fully Qualified Lecturer, Gemma 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 has recently had her debut collection of poetry published which is sold Globally.

Award-winning Poet Alan Perry describes her as:
"One of the dazzling new wave of young Welsh writers. Her voice is gritty and sparse, compassionate and sometimes shocking but always authentic and true to her Valley roots."

Tutoring Experience:

Gemma has over 15 years’ experience of the UK Education System and over 10 years’ experience of mentoring, teaching and tutoring to large or small classes, and one-on-one both Nationally and Internationally from Primary level to Higher Education.

Specialising in Exam Revision & Entrance Exams, Gemma is passionate about self-progression and sees education as a powerful tool to achieve greatness.

Since 2013, Gemma’s tutees have achieved a 100% pass rate, with learners attaining notable achievements including the success of tutee Sala Fadlallah [14], who won the Prestigious Foyle's Young Poet of the Year Award 2014.
From 7,000 applicants worldwide Sala’s poem (shaped under the guidance from Gemma) was chosen as 1 of 15 to appear in the annual anthology. Sala has since gone on to publish in magazines and anthologies.

Gemma has also assisted 5 tutees in obtaining FULL Scholarships to private schools in Cardiff, and her A-Level tutees have received places at their First Choice universities. In addition, and most notably, a recent tutee has gained a FULL Scholarship to Cardiff Sixth Form College (Best 6th Form College in the UK).

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.

Tutoring Approach:

As a mother, I provide a safe, welcoming and homely environment for my tutees and their parents. I understand the pressures of parenthood, and work with parents as an additional support to assist their children to achieve the BEST possible academic results!

I have a dedicated tutorial space, equipped with white board, printing facilities, stationary and a wealth of resources accumulated throughout my professional career as a teacher. Parents are more than welcome to supervise the lesson, and I provide refreshments if they do so.

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, whether that may be SAT’s or WJEC requirements. As an additional service, I provide email support for older students which is useful for essay development.

As a life-long student, I have developed many revision and research strategies which have proven beneficial with all of my tutees. I take a comprehensive approach to tutoring, and when time-scales are constrained, or tutees are reluctant, I provide bespoke Schemes of Work, which are used in a classroom setting.

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, and with access to literary contacts I can assist in harnessing my tutee’s creativity to develop their CV’s for future career prospects and academic opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • 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)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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