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.
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:
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
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.
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.
|Languages||English (British), Welsh|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||2018||Doctorate||English|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||2012||Masters||English|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||2010||Bachelors||English and Popular Culture|
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|Media / Communication Studies|