Margaret

Margaret

Edinburgh Tutor

With a Ph.D. in English Literature and having taught at the university level for several years, I have a strong academic background. I also bring a wide variety of experience to my teaching: as well as spending time in various parts of the US, I have travelled extensively, including living with a family in France between high school and college, working for a year in New Zealand, and taking the Trans-Siberian from Nakhodka to Moscow. I have raised two children, and supported them through every stage of their education to their college graduations, so I am very aware of the challenges facing today’s students.

Tutoring Experience

I have worked one-on-one with students at every level from primary grades to post-graduate. At the university level, I taught classes of up to 30 students; many of my students came to me for individual help. While my children were at school, I volunteered for a local literacy program, where we had our own assigned tutees each year. During my seven years with this program, I tutored students ages 10 - 18, and loved helping these young people to become more confident in their abilities.

Tutoring Approach

The advantage of one-on-one tutoring is that one can focus on each student’s specific goals and needs. I strive to be sensitive to my students’ particular characters, and adjust my approach accordingly. I would sum up my tutoring approach as flexible, very much geared to the individual.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Oxford1973College1 BA English Language and Literature
University of Edinburgh1976MastersM.Litt. English Renaissance Literature
Yale University1984DoctoratePh.D. English Literature

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EnglishOne-to-oneOnline
Secondary£25£20
GCSE£25£20
A-Level£25£20
University£25£20
Casual Learner£25£20