I have 15 years of tutoring experiences in the social sciences and I specialise in History, Politics, Economics, Psychology and Religious Studies. I offer a broader outlook with focus on the current political, economic and social significance of environmental issues, especially climate change and sustainability as well as the energy transitions that are required. I have a background in academic research and teaching which I combine in my approach to teaching . In my free time I enjoy sport, the great outdoors, gardening, reading, film, travel and cooking spicy food. I am based in rural Oxfordshire, and happy to travel to clients. I do ask for a contribution from clients for time and costs for journeys outside of my immediate area.
I have been working as a tutor for both private clients and local councils for the past 15 years, originally part-time but now in a more permanent capacity. I have worked with home-schooled pupils, excluded or referred pupils, SEN and ABS diagnoses, those considered at risk and in care as well as high achievers looking to get into elite universities and students looking to improve their grades to open up a wider choice of university options. At university I worked with students and sixth form pupils on writing techniques and building confidence in their learning approaches. Every year I work at summer schools for the University of Oxford offering classes on social science approaches to sustainability and environmentalism.
I take a Student centred whereby I assess their own interests so I can teach to their strengths. I attempt wherever possible to ground the tutorial in a contemporary setting, bringing in examples from everyday life and current events to ensure the learning aims are achieved and committed to memory. I do not have a designated writing technique that I try to instil in pupil, instead I opt for an approach that looks to assess the students strengths and weaknesses and working on making improvements incrementally till exams are completed or the end of the academic year. It is essential for clients to provide me with examples of written work before we start the tutorials in order that I can understand the pupil's level of attainment as well as to provide any essential reports from the school or college.
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Queen Mary, University of London||2005||Bachelors||2.1 History|
|Goldsmiths, University of London||2006||Masters||International Studies|
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