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English

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

History

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

Computer Studies / I.T.

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

Music

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

Media / Communication Studies

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GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am an alumnus of the University of St Andrews where I graduated in 2010 with a degree in history. During my time at the University as a student I concentrated mainly on Scottish History, but I undertook various other related courses - mediaeval history, English, philosophy, psychology and management.

Towards the end of my degree, I started working full time for the University in their IT Services department, working on the website, where my key responsibility was web content creation and editing, so I spent a great deal of time creating and editing written copy suitable for the website on a wide variety of topics relating to various University practices.

Continuing with my academia, I am currently studying a distance learning degree with the notable Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I'm learning a variety of topics ranging from music theory to music production and business. I am also working through my ABRSM certification, having reached Grade 5 in music theory.

A passionate musician outwith my career, I play several instruments - bagpipes, guitar, saxophone, and a selection of others that I have learned for the purposes of writing and recording my own music. I currently operate as a professional bagpiper for hire at various events and have a function band too.

I have my own recording studio where I've produced my own albums and where I can provide music and music production tuition.

Tutoring Experience:

My approach to tutoring is very personal, where each student's needs are assessed on an individual basis and there's no such thing as a stupid question. I am a very approachable and friendly person who tries to find a common ground with the student to help them feel calm and relaxed. Central to this is identifying the student's learning style and other areas of interest for them as a reference point.

With history I aim to deliver the fundamental skills required to effectively study any period, by systemising the steps in producing an answer. With English and Media Studies, I encourage the student to fully open their minds to the ethereal and outlandish to fully analyse the materials.

I always try to help the student see things from a different perspective and be able to put it into their own words, so they can fully understand the topic at hand. My approach is fully interactive, so I usually try to encourage the student to actively discuss the topic so we can work to identify where there are problems or difficulties.

In all cases I focus a lot on crafting an answer, essay technique and exam techniques as these are critical to a successful performance in an assessment.

I'm not the kind of person who dictates teaching to the student and ignores their needs.

I break topics down into small, digestible pieces so that the student doesn't feel overwhelmed, and they can build confidence as they get a solid grasp of each topic, rather than trying to pack a lot into a short space.

I like to push students to help them progress, but not at the expense of their confidence or understanding.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is very personal, where each student's needs are assessed on an individual basis and there's no such thing as a stupid question. I am a very approachable and friendly person who tries to find a common ground with the student to help them feel calm and relaxed.

I always try to help the student see things from a different perspective and be able to put it into their own words, so they can fully understand the topic at hand. My approach is fully interactive, so I usually try to encourage the student to actively discuss the topic so we can work to identify where there are problems or difficulties.

I'm not the kind of person who dictates teaching to the student and ignores their needs.

I break topics down into small, digestible pieces so that the student doesn't feel overwhelmed, and they can build confidence as they get a solid grasp of each topic, rather than trying to pack a lot into a short space.

I like to push students to help them progress, but not at the expense of their confidence or understanding.

Qualifications:

  • The University of St Andrews (2010) - History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • The Waid Academy (2003) - English (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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