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For as long as I can remember I have had a love of reading, which developed into a love of theatre, especially the works of Shakespeare. Much of my time recently has been spent immersed in Literature, Poetry and Drama, but I also have other interests. Outside of academic subjects I love to cycle, my wife and I having cycled in many European countries, as well as completing the iconic Lands End to John O'Groats charity ride in 2012. I also focus a lot of my time on a positive attitude to all things, rather finding solutions than seeing obstacles.
Whilst I have the greatest regard and respect for all schoolteachers, I am not one and have no wish to be one. I believe tutoring is a wholly different discipline to teaching in a school, primarily because of the advantage of a one-to-one format which, coupled with a passion for my subject, leads to rapid gains. For ten years I worked as a Dept. of Transport driving instructor, running my own successful driving school. Indeed, for me, I consider my lack of formal teaching experience to be a considerable advantage which allows me to 'think outside the box'. I am also able to help with essay writing and presentation, in terms of proofreading and editing, one of the pitfalls for many people studying Literature.
My approach to Tutoring is similar to my approach to all adult learning. For me, the key is to build upon existing knowledge in a comfortable one-to-one environment, where it is possible to exchange ideas about any topic without fear of censure. Asking questions and giving time for considered thought, leads to a wider knowledge of Literature than simply reading and note taking. My depth of subject knowledge means I can approach all types of Literature from many angles.
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