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English

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

English (Foreign Language)

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

Classical Civilisation

Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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Personal Description:

I have an M. Phil in English from the University of Glasgow and I am continuing my research on Shakespeare. Publications include 'India and the Golden Age in A Midsummer Night's Dream', in Shakespeare Survey 65 (Cambridge, 2012), and The Merchant of Venice, III.II.99, in Notes and Queries Vol. 61 No. 2 (Oxford 2014).

Tutoring Experience:

I have been a tutor since the 1990s, and have tutored at all levels, from Primary School to SQA National 5, ESOL and Higher Grade to University level and international students for the IELTS exams.

I have extensive experience tutoring for the SQA exams, and I like to focus on the main skills: Close Reading Practice, Critical Essay Practice, Planning the Discursive Essay, the Scottish Text, Study Skills.

Drama: Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello -- any Shakespeare play.

Arthur Miller: The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, A View from the Bridge. Any Tennessee Williams play. Harold Pinter (The Birthday Party). Sailmaker. Tally's Blood.

Any novel, including: The Great Gatsby, The Cone Gatherers, Sunset Song (Lewis Grassic Gibbon),To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, The Changeling, Catcher in the Rye, Brighton Rock (Graham Greene).

Poetry: Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Robert Burns, Norman McCaig -- all six poems set by the SQA .

ESOL and IELTS (Academic or General Training): Writing (Tasks 1 and 2), Reading, Speaking, Listening.

Classical Studies: I am especially interested in Roman history, Virgil (The Aeneid), Ovid, and all aspects of Roman social and political culture. I have a good knowledge of Greek Philosophy (especially Plato, Aristotle and Socrates), Greek Drama (especially Sophocles) and History. All SQA Higher topics covered.

Tutoring Approach:

Whether for studying, business or leisure, my approach to English Tuition is that it should be fun as well as instructive, varied and stimulating as well as methodical.

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

Qualifications:

  • University of Glasgow (2007) - M. Phil in English (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Caledonian University (1982) - B.A. (Hons) Social Science. (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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