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English

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

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

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

History Of Art

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

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Personal Description:

I am currently undertaking my PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. My degree is fully funded by the university, and involves researching the work of female poets who also have worked in the visual arts at some point during their careers. My research is largely confined to the 20th century, although I do have an extensive background in earlier periods of European and American literature and visual art.

Before being awarded one of LJMU’s Graduate Teaching Assistantships in 2015, I completed my BA (First with honours, 2012) and MA (Distinction, 2014) in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. I also received funding for my Masters degree, and upon completion was awarded a prize for the highest distinction in my year group. I have presented my research at various conferences and in a number of publications over the past six years,

Tutoring Experience:

As part of my scholarship I teach undergraduate modules for the university (2015 - present), and occasionally lecture. This involves leading seminars, marking essays, providing feedback, creating lesson plan and engaging with one-on-one tuition with students.

During the 2016 Fall semester I taught at an American university with links to Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. As part of this experience I designed and delivered my own module on experimental American poetry. It was extremely well-received.

Before coming to Liverpool for my PhD I briefly taught at a grammar school in Kent. I also recently acted as external examiner for a-level poetry. As such, I have experience of teaching and grading the work of 11-18 year olds.

Tutoring Approach:

While I certainly have high expectations of my students, I am fairly easygoing and place great value in building a relationship with my tutee.

Please bear in mind that I am unlikely to be familiar with the specific course (i.e. the exact structure as laid out by the exam board), so I will need you to provide me with as much information as possible about what it is that you need help with in our initial correspondence (e.g. specific texts/theories, help with writing essays, etc).

I am happy to review samples of your writing and to proof-read and offer advice on your essays. Costing will be agreed upon in person, but generally speaking an in-depth review of a 2500 word essay takes around an hour, and as such will cost as much as an hour long session (£20).

In terms of my availability I am extremely flexible. During term time I generally teach one day a week (day/time varies), but apart from that I am happy to work around your schedule.

I don't drive, so if you live further than 2 miles away please only contact me if you are willing to travel either to my home or to a meeting place closer to my location.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • The higher Education Academy (2015) - Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Other) (✔ On File)
  • The University of Kent (2014) - Distinction - Comparative Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • The University of Kent (2012) - First Class (w/ Honours) - Comparative Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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