Selina

Selina

Whitchurch Tutor

I am a friendly and enthusiastic tutor with a passion for English. I have a BA in English and Popular Culture (1st Class) and an MA English with Distinction. I also have a PhD in English Literature where I specialised in nineteenth-century literature. Furthermore, I have a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training (Distinction) from Cardiff University. I am CRB checked and able to tutor GCSE, A-Level and Undergraduate English.

Tutoring Experience

I am currently teaching English within both an FE college and a local university. Within the college, I work with both sixth form students who are resitting and adult learners who are keen to take the GCSE English exams.

I am also a GCSE English examiner for two separate exam boards and therefore have good knowledge of several specifications.

I have worked at a school in Cardiff teaching English to pupils and providing additional support to pupils during exam periods. In addition, I was a Project Leader for an after-school literacy club which focussed on GCSE English for year 10 and year 11 pupils. I have also taught several modules at undergraduate level including Reading Literature; An Introduction to Poetry; Post-War British Writers; Victorian Writing; Postcolonial Writing; Introduction to Narrative and Nineteenth Century Literature.

I have been tutoring since September 2010 and have provided tuition for the following subjects:

KS3 English
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
GCSE Media Studies
A-Level English Language
A-Level English Language and Literature
A-Level English Literature
A-Level Media Studies
Undergraduate English

During my time as a tutor I have worked with students improving their grades from D to A* and have assisted those on the C/D borderline to achieve the C grade. I am fully aware of the specifications for a number of exam boards and the coursework required for each qualification.

I also have experience of delivering the GCSE English specification to both adults and children that are on the ASD spectrum, with successful results.

I have particular strengths in developing learners in writing academic essays - notably those who are preparing for university.

Tutoring Approach

Friendly, approachable tutor who will inspire success. I am very determined and keen to get you the grades you deserve. I am happy to provide work and resources, look over coursework and make helpful suggestions or assist with homework from school. I make it my primary aim to encourage the strengths of my tutees and develop their weaknesses so that they feel confident in their English studies.

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

Qualifications

Cardiff Metropolitan University2018DoctorateEnglish
Cardiff University2015PGCEPCET
Cardiff Metropolitan University2012MastersEnglish
Cardiff Metropolitan University2010BachelorsEnglish and Popular Culture

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English
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
A-Level£30
University£30
Media / Communication Studies
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
A-Level£30
University£30