Information About Vivienne - Glasgow tutor - (11 reviews)
This is how 3 referees rated Vivienne:
Vivienne offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
I am a mum of two adult children and live with our cheeky but adorable house bunny,Thumper.
Tuition is very rewarding for me because I enjoy working with young people. With their whole future before them, they are often
refreshingly full of new perspectives. Working hard to build a warm but professional rapport with my tutees, I have a high rate of
A passes in Higher English.
I am a fully-qualified, GTC registered English teacher with over ten years of classroom experience. Moreover, I was an SQA
marker for more than a decade. This included marking both critical essay for the exam board and Higher Paper 1:Reading for
Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation (previously Close Reading)
I have taught in several schools in East Renfrewshire, including Williamwood and Mearns Castle.
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.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- TEFL UK (2013) - TEFL (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Strathclyde University (2002) - English (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- Strathclyde University (2001) - English (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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I am so happy in sons progress and amazed at how quickly Vivienne gets straight into the work that needs to get done . I would definitely recommend her for any age anyone is needing for tutoring .
Her knowledge is in-depth and knows what needs done to get the grades . This kind of knowledge is hard to hard to come by believe me as I have researched quite a few tutors before finding the perfect one !! Thank you Viv . 10 out of 10 !!!
We had a long telephone chat to access my sons needs prior to his first session
We have ever confidence that Vivienne will help Aidan to gain an excellent pass in higher English
We enlisted the services of Vivienne just as my daughter was preparing for her prelim exam and I guess it was just in time. Vivienne did a superb job of preparing my daughter to sit both her prelim and the final exam and I'm glad to report that she secured a grade A pass in Higher English.
Vivienne guided my daughter in the creation of her portfolio, recognising that this would be a significant contributor to my daughter's overall mark. The knowledge imparted to my daughter while working on this and the quality of the resulting portfolio certainly boosted her confidence too.
Close reading was an area that my daughter had struggled with in the past, tending to write too much and not fully answering the question. Vivienne turned this around expertly. My daughter worked extremely hard to learn to use the tips and tricks that Vivienne taught her and we could clearly see significant progress was being made, as her marks steadily improved with each exercise set by the college and Vivienne.
Although we had the occasional hiccup in setting up tutorial sessions and the odd late cancellation, we pretty much got as many sessions as we had envisaged. I guess it shows how much demand there is for Vivienne's services and our daughter's mark certainly proves her worth.