Information About Karen - Ayr tutor - (8 reviews)
This is how 3 referees rated Karen:
I am an enthusiastic and motivated Tutor, and a trained English Teacher with a PGCE from Strathclyde University. I have a working knowledge of the new curriculum for excellence and qualifications.
I am also a professional playwright and I have an Undergraduate in Scottish/English Literature and Language and a Postgraduate in Scottish Studies (Literature, Language, History and Theatre), both form the University of Glasgow.
I have been tutoring English one to one for approximately 15 years, and drama tutoring for longer. I previously ran a theatre company which itself has strong ties with education (workshops) and teacher training (using Drama as a tool to educate), and am kept up to date and involved in the curriculum and new teaching strategies; I am fully disclosed.
I absolutely love tutoring and am always moved by seeing the difference the support I provide makes. I have a high success rate and the majority of my pupils reach their desired achievement goal. As a testament to this, most of my pupil business is referral based.
My approach is friendly, motivating and always supportive, as well as honest. I am also achievement driven, as this is what motivates pupils. I am here to help you achieve the very best you can achieve.
I tailor my approach to each student, as the learning styles are so vastly different from pupil to pupil.
I cover the English curriculum for excellence which has replaced Standard Grade and Higher.
Critical Essay writing - structure, analysis and evaluation, expression and vocabulary.
Personal and creative essay writing - imagery, structure, characterisation, expression.
Textual Analysis - Evaluation and analysis, flexible formulas for exam practice.
Reading for U A E - Language analysis and evaluation (how techniques are used and what the effect is).
Discursive and persuasive writing, appropriate language, research skills, structure.
Exam revision - organisation and practice skills.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The University of Strathclyde (2010) - Secondary English (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- The University of Glasgow (2001) - Scottish Studies (Masters) (✔ On File)
- The University of Glasgow (1999) - Scottish Literature and Language (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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We have noticed better marks from his English exams in class I find her friendly and she gives 100%.
We would recommend her as an English Tutor for your son or daughter.
With a relaxed and pleasant manner, Karen has made learning easier and my daughter has found a new confidence in approaching English that she didn't have before. She has a good rapport with my daughter and is knowledgeable in the current curriculum tailoring the requirements of the course to the needs of my daughter.
My daughter and I are very pleased to have found Karen and are impressed with her work and her teaching methods. We would certainly recommend her to others.
Thanks again Amy