Susan

Hull Tutor

I am qualified to PhD level. My research area is Philosophy/Cultural Identity. Philosophy is often thought of as an abstract discipline but it is also about developing the practical skills required to present well-reasoned arguments in written and verbal form. I have twenty years experience of studying and working in a higher education environment. I offer tuition at undergraduate and postgraduate level with the aim of helping students to achieve the highest academic standards. I offer tutoring in academic English, training in critical analysis skills, help with constructing and defending arguments, assistance with research, advice on the preparation of literature reviews, editorial advice on how to prepare an article for publication, and viva preparation.
I also offer tutoring for the Cambridge English Language test and the online Pearson Test in Academic English.

Tutoring Experience

I have extensive experience of working across a wide range of topics with foreign students whose first language is not English. I have helped such students to prepare and present seminar papers, journal articles and theses up to PhD level. The subject areas I have assisted with include philosophy, cultural identity, business and management, sociology, geopolitics, feminism and gender, education, banking and finance and cyber security among others. The experience of working across many different disciplines has given me an in-depth understanding of the problems involved in trans cultural study, not only the conceptual complexities, but also the practical difficulties students face when they are expected to think and research independently. These skills are a crucial requirement if students are aiming to achieve the highest grades.

Tutoring Approach

My aim is to provide students with the skills they need to synthesize and present their arguments in a logical and coherent form. I always prepare my teaching materials thoroughly to ensure that I am familiar with all the concepts which the student will be required to learn. My approach is to find examples which both illustrate the ideas students are learning and are relevant to their personal lives, in order to encourage them to think critically about the material presented. My tutoring approach is designed to help students develop both competence and confidence in their academic abilities.
I try to personalize my approach to teaching English as a foreign language by encouraging students to broaden their vocabulary by reading not only the examination texts but also material that is interesting and relevant to them. It is important to recognize that a wide vocabulary will be invaluable once they enter university.

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

Qualifications

University of Leeds2003MastersMA Cultural Studies
Liverpool John Moores2000BachelorsBA Art History
University of Hull 2017DoctoratePhD Philosophy

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