Information About Tracy - Galashiels tutor - (36 reviews)
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I currently have a large number of students in total, ranging from Primary 5 to adult learners for a wide range of subjects.
I have been running my own tutoring business for several years now.
Tutoring sessions are 45 minutes long.
I cater for students aged 5 and over with all students treated individually to maximise their learning experience.
In 2011 I obtained a First Class LL.B from the University of Stirling. I have recently sat additional Highers to expand upon my education. I am currently undertaking further study in Teaching English as a Foreign Language as well as Conveyancing and Wills, Trusts and Executries to expand upon my teaching and legal experience. I have secured a studentship to complete my law PhD in child protection and human rights. I live with my 8 year old son in the central Borders.
All students receive an overall tutoring experience where they learn how to study, how to organise their time as well as the skills required to achieve the grades they deserve.
I have now been tutoring for many years. In this time I have tutored students in a range of subjects; law, French, English, maths, biology, history, modern studies and chemistry. I also have many primary aged children who are helped with timetables, reading amongst other areas.
I am friendly and approachable and like helping students reach their potential. Most of my students have been recommended by parents of other students.
I endeavour to be as flexible as possible to fit in with busy parents. Please see my feedback for examples of this.
Confidence is the key - If youngsters have confidence in their ability a grasp for the subject will follow.
Every student is different. It is important to determine their strengths and work in an organised manner through the issues causing concern. This will require the tutee completing work before the tutorial in order to get as much as possible from the subject.
Exam techniques are also very important, particularly around exam/prelim time. I would aim to continously work towards assessment goals, whilst expanding, through learning, on what should be focused on for the exam. This is especially important for Standard Grade level and above. However, these skills should be built up through previous levels at both Primary and Secondary school to lead to a smooth transition between levels. I would be more than willing to explain my methods in more detail, if requested.
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Additional Languages: French, German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Galashiels Academy (2014) - Higher Maths, History (School) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Stirling (2011) - LL.B (Hons) 1st class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Galashiels Academy (2004) - Higher English, Higher French, Higher Economics, Higher Modern Studies (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Galashiels Academy (2003) - Standard Grade History, French, German, Chemistry, Home Economics, Maths, English, Modern Studies - all at Grade 1 Credit level (School) (✘ Not On File)
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Many thanks for making yourself readily available to help him over the w/e.
Sometimes going over things with someone helps a pupil realise they know more than they thought. Confidence boosters excellent so close to exams!
Best of luck to Fergus.
Thereafter, I even helped transport the boy on a Friday evening for a period of time; until Boy's Brigade became a better option. However, I later found that the parents could have picked him up. I have thirty children whose parents are all very happy with the service they receive. Unfortunately, this tutoring job turned into a nightmare and led to the tutee having many books lent to him for study purposes which have not been returned leaving me out of pocket.
In my eight years of tutoring over sixty children I have thankfully never had such a poor experience. Tutors, like others, have lives outside their jobs which means that we cannot always offer the times parents would always like although I always endeavour to do so. This comment was left by parents where one doesn't drive and the other sleeps all day due to finishing work at 3am. Despite offers of alternative tutors nothing was acceptable to them. You can't please everyone no matter how hard you try. However, my other feedback shows many examples of satisfied parents whose children have benefited immensely from tutoring.
At firstly i was not at all confident about my exams, since Tracys help i feel more confident about it.
She always has everything done on time and is a reliable, and a extremely excellent tutor to have.
Although I had every intention of returning to tutor, due to a difficult labour (1 week ago) my recovery has been slow. Therefore I informed Mrs Brechin at the earliest opportunity that I would be unable to return to my tutoring duties within the near future. Therefore, to ensure her son receives the assistance he requires before his prelims, I advised she seek a new tutor. I wish her son well in his studies.