This is how 3 referees rated Vivienne:
For the past ten years, I have been an SQA MARKER. Having usually marked critical essay for the exam board, I now mark Higher Paper 1:Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (previously Close Reading)
I am also an experienced English teacher, who has taught in several schools in East Renfrewshire, including Williamwood and Mearns Castle. Moreover, I have an excellent high pass rate, in private tuition, for tutees sitting Higher English.
I have taught in Mearns Castle, Williamwood and Calderglen High School. The latter establishment was my base from 2003 until June 2013, when I resigned in order to focus, exclusively, on private tuition.
In Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (previously Close Reading), my experience as an SQA marker provides tutees with an invaluable insight into exam strategies needed for success. Certainly, this experience leads me to use a specific question type / specific formula answer approach. Tutees are encouraged to identify a particular question type, e.g. 'the context question', and then use the appropriate formula to gain maximum marks. Thereafter, the tutee is asked to practise this particular type of question whilst also undertaking whole close reading passages containing said question type.
In the critical examination of literature, particular attention is given to structure and developing a mature, yet fresh, personal response. I tend to adopt a modelling approach. Effectively, the tutee and I draft a first core essay on a given text, say, for example, 'Romeo and Juliet' Using this exemplar, the tutee is then assigned further essay questions, drawing upon this core essay as a guideline. Support is given throughout the writing process and constructive feedback is offered in the form of stage-appropriate targets to ensure progress.
|Date Last Logged In:||07/10/2016|
|Tutees Providing Feedback:||8|
|Tutees Providing Positive Feedback:||7 Av. 4.50/5.00|
|Unpublished feedback: (usually negative)||1|
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