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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Primary £28.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £32.00
Casual Learner £32.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £28.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £28.00

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Personal Description:

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.

Outside of work, I love my dogs and my husband and enjoy living on a working farm in Ayrshire.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been tutoring English one to one for approximately 10 years, and drama tutoring for 15. 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.

Tutoring Approach:

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 for 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.
Close Reading - 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.


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

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