I hold a PhD and an MLitt (Master of Literature) from The University of Glasgow, and a BA (Hons) degree from University of Paisley. I am an academic researcher and published author.
I am an on-line and off-line personal tutor with much experience in several subject areas including English, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Film Studies, Theatre Studies, and General Writing Skills. I have taught a range of students off-line from pre-exam age (11+) to Standard Grade, Higher, and university level, and on-line for pre-exam level (12+), GCSE, AS level, A-Level, university level, postgraduate and the adult learners for the past ten years.
A well as being an experienced on-line and off-line personal tutor, I have also had several other academic jobs including:
Lecturer at Forth Valley College
Seminar tutor at The University of Glasgow
Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Glasgow
Top-Up Tutor at The University of Glasgow
Step Up to University Lecturer at University of West of Scotland
REACH Tutor at University of Glasgow
Proof Reader at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College
Note Taker at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College
Study Support Tutor at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College
Transcriber at University of the West of Scotland
Support Worker at University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College
Exam Scribe at University of Glasgow and Scottish Rural University College
Exam Invigilator at Scottish Rural University College
I believe that learning should be fun and in a relaxed atmosphere but at the same time academic and useful. My approach to teaching is to have the tutor and student both feel that they are getting a lot out of the experience and that the time is being well used. I will break down subjects into easily manageable blocks and make sure that my student understands the unit before moving on. I also like to vary my tutorials by having some in the form of lectures, some in the form of question and answers, some where I will give students feedback on homework they have done and suggestions to improve what they have done, etc.
I also find that on-line tuition is the best method and students can ask questions that they may not ask if they were face-to-face with someone, it is a much more relaxed approach but students get a lot out of it (and can save all the notes from lessons for use later on).
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Glasgow||2015||Doctorate||PhD|
|University of Glasgow||2006||Masters||MLitt (Master of Literature)|
|University of Paisley||2002||Bachelors||BA (Hons)|