I practised as a Solicitor, specialising in Criminal Law for some 18 years, having attained a 2:1 Combined Honours LLB in Law and Politics, followed by the Professional Qualification - 6 of those years were running my own sole practice.
My original career plan was to teach, and so having undertaken my Professional Graduate Diploma of Education., I have part-time contracts to teach Law and History subjects, at varying levels, including the Level 6 Professional ILEX Law qualification, to different age groups at an OfSTED 'outstanding' rated FE College. Some of my available time involves research work and I am able to offer a more individually tailored service to students requiring extra help as the exam season approaches, in addition to top up lessons as the academic year progresses.
My particular subject areas are Law, History and Politics from Level 3 to Level 6
A Level and Undergraduate Law tutoring in litigation based subjects are my specialities - especially Criminal Law / Contract / Tort / Employment
Assessment and curriculum requirements of the relevant course are paramount to ensure the student knows what the examining / awarding body expects in order to achieve. Once this is clear, the student can then begin to enjoy the learning through scenarios and stories
Review of learning, by inter-linking new topics with old, and use of examples and scenarios built and developed from experience, enables the student to recall and use what they know
Advice on examination technique, and the expectations of coursework are often neglected in mainstream teaching, yet are vital to qualification, and the use of knowledge.
I have a strong belief that tutees often overestimate the amount of tutoring they need, especially with the wealth of resources available, and with the appropriate guidance, the cost effectiveness of individual teaching and advice can surprise. In any case my charges are kept low, because I enjoy the work, and I will also direct students to the free resources that teachers use to prepare their lessons(!) thus saving time and money.
I'm happy to provide tuition at the tutees home, and only make a charge of around £10-15 per lesson for the return travel - that includes travel time and expenses within a radius of 20 miles - learning should be fun as well as affordable, because if it's hard work, it's hard to remember.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Bolton||2010||PGCE||Professional Graduate Diploma in Education|
|College of Law||1987||Professional||Solicitors Final Examinations|
|University of Birmingham||1986||Bachelors||2:1 LLB (Law and Politics)|
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