I am a senior examiner in history (GCSE and A'level) and Associate Lecturer in Law with the Open University. 90% of my A'level students that I supported last year (2019) achieved an A*to B. I tutоr A'level, IGCSE, GCSE history, AS and A'level Politics, A'level and AS Law A'level, GCSE and IGCSE English,GCSE Classical Civilisations, and A'level and GCSE Business studies. I also support undergraduates in law and history. I wаsn't аlwаys а teаcher аnd cаme tо it lаter in life, ten and a half years ago, аfter а very successful cаreer аs а strаtegic prоject mаnаger with top FMCG companies. One of my areas of interest is to support pupils at both ends of the spectrum, those who have learning challenges such as dyslexia and dyspraxia and those who are identified as 'able and gifted'. I also obtain excellent results from pupils who are considered 'average' which quite frankly, is not a label I would use with any student! All students have talent and it is my job to unlock their potential. As I have extensive academic and professional qualifications, I am able to offer a wide range of expertise and subject support. When not tutoring, I spend time with my family (husband and two children), walking our collie/springer, gardening, learning the violin and making jewellery!
Taking bookings from September now My tutees consistently achieve transformative results (please see reviews below). I currently teach students online from all over the world and the UK and so have extensive experience of different approaches and exam boards LATEST RESULTS 2019 linear A'level results, 100% A*-C, (30% A*-A, 60% B, 10% C) All resit students received A*-Bs from Ds and Cs previously. Students who were predicted Ds and Cs when they came to me have improved their grades by at least 1 and sometimes 2 grades. Those who needed As and A*s got them. Within subjects, History, 85% A-B, Politics 100% A*-B, English Lit 75% A-B and Law 100% A-B) This repeats and builds on the successes in previous years.. 2018 GCSE results, both students came to me after failing mocks in February, (one dyslexic doing history, other bottom set in English) both passed with flying colours, grade 4 (English Lang) grade 6 (English Lit) History (grade 6). This repeats the success of last year; English GCSE results (all English students had dyslexia..) IGCSE English Lang 95% A*-A English Lit 80% A*-A) New grade GCSE Lang and Lit 50% 9-6 ( this reflects the fact that the new graded GCSEs especially Lit are more challenging to dyslexic students) however 100% passed. IGCSE history 100% A*-A. When not tutoring, I lecture part-time for the OU in law and support a tutor group of 20 students. I taught history in a private senior school for three and a half years in Oxfordshire before moving to the Staffordshire/Shropshire borders seven years ago. I worked as a supply teacher and then started tutoring full time six years ago. I tutor A'level, IGCSE and GCSE; history, English Literature, English Language, business studies, gov and politics, Classical Civilisation. I am a current and experienced A'level examiner and senior GCSE exаminer in histоry. I am also regularly reappointed to the history 'remark' panel for for A'Levels and GCSEs for each sitting.
Essay writing, planning, source analysis and evaluation are my areas of expertise in history and therefore I can provide the tools required to excel at Edexcel, AQA CIE and OCR papers. I am currently teaching CIE, AQA, Edexcel, OCR at A'level and Edexcel at GCSE.
For English, I can help with essay writing, comprehension, poetry and prose appreciation covering classics, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, 19th and 20th century literature and contemporary poetry. I am currently teaching AQA, at A'level and have taught AQA, CIE, OCR and WJEC spec in the recent past. I am also teaching Edexcel at GCSE in English.
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Most of my tutoring is now online, which has several advantages, the most important being the student's time is not wasted in travelling to and from places, and distance is not a problem! It also means I can be far more flexible in terms of hours offered for tuition as I don't have to fit travel time around my tutoring committments. However, for those that prefer face to face, I do offer that at my home, where I have all the materials and space to tutor effectively. I have a 'can do' attitude to teaching, and like to focus on building confidence in pupils in their ability, as from my experience as a teacher, if a student is confident, suddenly the things they found difficult become surmountable. I find working towards solving a problem or answering a question focuses the session and means we reach a conclusion at the end of our time together. I plan activities carefully so that at the end the tutee can leave with a feeling of achievement. I set tasks between sessions as all pupils need to learn how to work on their own and then we mark the work set together so that any mistakes can be immediately addressed and also I can reward good effort at the same time. For students who have learning challenges, I use a variety of proven methods which allow them to compete on a level playing field with other students not facing the same challenges. I also have experience of accessing help and assessment for any tutees who may be struggling, where the underlying reason may not have been identified through normal channels. Tutoring should be a postive learning experience and I hope that pupils can use it as a foundation not just in the subject they are being tutored for, but can apply some of the techniques to all their learning.
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|Open University||2012||Bachelors||History (Hons) (First Class)|
|University of Birmingham||1994||Masters||Law (50,000 dissertation)|
|University of Birmingham||1993||Bachelors||Law (Hons) II II|
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