I have a Law degree from the University of Warwick but decided not to go into practice. After a career of 14 years in banking in London, I retrained as a secondary school teacher and spent nine years in schools teaching mainly music before switching back to Law, which I taught in a school for one year and a sixth form college for a further nine years. I was made redundant in 2011 and took early retirement but have since done further Law teaching both in that college and in a local school.. I enjoy one-to-one teaching and have done a fair bit of this as I have also taught the piano. I have a comprehensive range of prepared materials which I make available to students.
I taught A-level Law for nine years in a sixth form college and have had excellent pass rates,especially at A2 level. A large number of my students have gone on to study the subject at University and some have been kind enough to say that they owe much of their success to my teaching and enthusiasm. I have taught the AQA syllabus, with Negligence as the Unit 2 option and Criminal Law for both Unit 3 and Unit 4. I am also an examiner for AQA and in 2013 marked scripts for Unit 2 which has given me further insight into exam requirements.
The joy of private tutoring is that it allows me to tailor my approach specifically to the needs and preferred learning style of the particular student. Although development of skills is important, Law is quite content-heavy in terms of knowing statutes, procedures and cases and I do not pretend that there are any short cuts. My style is fairly straightforward and traditional, but this does not preclude a few laughs along the way. I have a very full set of materials, including notes, powerpoints and revision activities, which are regularly added to and updated. I also make much use of past exam papers so that students can see exactly what sort of thing to expect and how to go about delivering the sort of answers that examiners give high marks for. Although I quote an hourly rate, I often find that a 90 minute session is more useful and I give a discount on this as my travelling time and expenses are the same for long sessions as for short ones.
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|Anglia Polytechnic Uni (now Anglia Ruskin)||1993||Bachelors||B.Ed (Music)|
|University of Warwick||1977||Bachelors||2.2 LL.B|
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