Information About Jude - Dumbarton tutor - (71 reviews)
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English (Foreign Language)
I am a M.A Graduate in English Literature, and have been privately tutoring for the past seven years. I studied at Glasgow University, specialising in Victorian Realism, Modernities & the politics of Gender, specifically Feminist Literary Theory & Rhetoric;
I worked for the SQA for two years in the certification department where we dealt with SCOTEC/SCOTVEC/SCOTBEC modules in addition to main diet certification qualifications, (e.g, SQA Higher).
I hold a fully up to date PVG and CRB check.
Description and Key Achievements:
• Supervise and tutor third, final year and post-graduate Victorian and Modernities students; a number of whom attend The University of Glasgow.
• Personally tutor a number of students requiring additional communicative and written support and work with 'Dyselxia Action'; also at the University.
• Keep up to date with current Primary and Secondary schooling course content, presentation expectations and enhanced marking criteria under the revised curriculum for excellence guidelines.
Private tutoring involves teaching students from Standard Grade (now obsolete, replaced with National 5) - Degree level; wide range of SQA resources and past papers available; as well as Shakespeare, Modern, American, Victorian and Romantic paper questions and interpretative strategies; also adept with textual analysis, literary deconstruction, preparation/guidance on close reading requirements and proofreading students' work prior to submission.
**With the impending changes to the education system, particularly in lieu of Cfe (Curriculum for Excellence) expectations, I am currently tutoring a number of client(s) working towards their Nat4/Nat5; additional added value assessment resourcing and preparation material available, particularly for Close Reading practice and the construction of a succinct and pertinent folio, and the expectations of the Nat4/5 presentation**
New clients; Higher English has also been subject to a number of refinements for the 2017-2019 certification process, which I am adept with. This is extremely important when it alludes to the Scottish Set Text option, particularly poetry.
With regards to TEFL and ESOL teaching, I am fully qualified to tutor both these qualifications, having gained my own TEFL certification and tutoring ESOL at a business teaching centre in London for a period of just under 12 months.
I have taught in excess of 70 students during my registration on 'First Tutors' , all of whom have passed their national qualifications for English.
I am a friendly and approachable person and have found that students are able to be at ease in my company; I maintain consistent contact, through email generally, and keep up to date records of course material and expect students to work to a high level. I am a firm believer that there cannot be a generic approach to teaching student(s), thus a tailored and individual lesson plan, and subsequent trajectory, is much more benefical in my tutoring experience thus-far.
**N.B if a potential client is requiring my tuition, can I ask that they contact me first rather than buying my details through the direct release option. I currently have only a few tuition slots available and would not want to waste a person's time by being unable to tutor at a specific time desired. Thank you**
**Also, if a client needs to cancel a lesson, can please can you give me at least 24 hours notice. Cancellations made within 24 hours are subject to the full price of the lesson. Thank you**
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Additional Languages: French, Persian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- (Pending) (2018) - BSL - British Sign Langauge (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Linguarama, London (2010) - TEFL (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Glasgow University (2007) - MLitt (Distinction) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Glasgow University (2006) - M.A (Hons) English Literature (First Class) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
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I can't thank Jude enough for the support and help she gave my daughter over the last two years. My daughter got excellent results and she would not have been able to do that without her help. My daughter is now looking forward to an unconditional place at uni, which is an amazing achievement and would not have happened without Jude's knowledge and understanding of the SQA courses. I would highly recommend her.
My daughter thoroughly enjoys her lesson with Jude and feels challenged, motivated and inspired to complete the homework tasks set out for her.
I would recommend her to students looking for help with research and dissertations.
She is always punctual, positive, prepared, and a pleasure to have in our home (please forgive the unintentional alliteration).
From informal meet right through Jude has radiated quality.
Informal meet ran a lot longer than I anticipated. Little over a hour. In which before we committed a penny direct to her, so passed time in blink of an eye really filling the hour with inquisitive questions, her extensive knowledge and most impressively some great thought provoking ideas for my sons English that honestly I believe could have left without hiring her or anyone else and my sons strong footing would be a solid footing.
As such, I have great confidence that with Jude's time my suspected B grade for son will be an A now come May.
Jude was hired to assist my son maintain his English whilst he devoted less time to it so he could redistribute that time to his Physics which he is struggling with.
I truly wish available Physics tutors, I had choice of for similar money were even half as convincing or productive as Jude.
At current rate (£25) Jude simply is a no brainer.
May change our Physics tutor but I would need be brain dead to pass up Judes services for another English tutor as now strongly believe I would need look at £35-40 range at least to find competition for Judes abilities and service.
Jude provides excellent and regular feedback from lessons and we are delighted with her input in our daughter's learning so far.
She is extremely friendly and approachable. We also found Jude to be very knowledgeable and familiar with the new English higher, this was very important to us in choosing a suitable tutor.
We would have no hesitation in recommending, Jude, to prospective pupils.
Alex very much enjoys the tutoring sessions and describes Jude as a great teacher who is very patient and who explains everything thoroughly and clearly.
We are very lucky to have found such a fantastic tutor.
Thank you Jude!
Her teaching methods and expertise are certainly helping; long may it continue!