Old Blackwell Tutors & Old Blackwell Tuition


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Liliya (Ms)
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Subjects: Media / Communication Studies  |  Film Studies  |  Citizenship  |  Drama  |  Religious Studies  |  Russian  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: Hi. I am a Teacher of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature. I am a Tutor of Media and Advertising, Drama and Film Studies, Semiotics, and Religious Studies. I've got MD of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature. I've got MD of Art ...
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Personal Description:
Hi.
I am a Teacher of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature.
I am a Tutor of Media and Advertising, Drama and Film Studies, Semiotics, and Religious Studies.
I've got MD of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature.
I've got MD of Art- Management (New European Theatre Models).
I've got Drama for Education Training in Royal National Theatre (London).
I am PhD Student of Semiotics and Advertising Analyser.
I am a writer and scriptwriter with publications.

Teaching Experience:

I have got a Qualified Teacher Status in the UK-Teacher Ref. number 1030661/ 26 June 2009.
I've got Pedagogical Qualification from the High Institute of Pedagogy in Bulgaria and more than 19 years working experience as a Teacher of Bulgarian, Russian and German, Principle of School, Principal of Orphanage and Manager of a Drama Theatre.
I've got more than 27 years experience of acting, drama training and directing, working with different groups of students from Schools, Universities, Woman Drama Society and Military Service Drama Group.
I've got experience of Producing and Presenting Radio Shows, Live Culture Show and Public/Business Culture Events and Festivals in the UK and abroad.
I've got experience of Drama training for Education, Religious Studies, and Human Values and Drama training for Team Work, Professional goals and Business Management.

Tutoring Approach:

I love to share my knowledge, skills and ideas and I am happy to give support to people who are learning, self-developing, and trying to do their best as part of the society.
I always create a positive, cheerful, and relax atmosphere for my students to achieve better results.
We will start by defining the picture of your current knowledge, the task you are given, what do you expect to achieve and what you are struggling with.
I am supporting my lessons with examples from international folklore, history and lifestyle.
Media, drama,religious studies and semiotics we will analyse from structural, symbolical, psychological and post-modern prospects.
As well as increase your knowledge, as a student of mine, you will dramatically improve your ability to interpret text, adverts or characters, and also express their thoughts, views and opinion in essays ( or presentations)with an impressive structure and rich language.
You will have all my support using different channels - face to face, on line or on the phone.
Everyone I have thought so far has achieved high marks on their projects.

Subjects
  • Media / Communication Studies
  • A-Level or Highers (23 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)
  • Film Studies
  • A-Level or Highers (23 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)

  • Citizenship
  • A-Level or Highers (17 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (23 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • Drama
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (27 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (27 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)

  • Religious Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (27 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (27 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)
  • Russian
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (27 p.h.)


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Gillian (Dr)
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Subjects: Media / Communication Studies  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  Study Skills  |  Journalism  |  English  |  Film Studies  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I have a PhD and an MLitt from The University of Glasgow, and a BA (Hons) degree from University of Paisley. I am an on-line and off-line personal tutor with much experience in several subject areas including English, English Language, English Li ...
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Personal Description:
I have a PhD and an MLitt from The University of Glasgow, and a BA (Hons) degree from University of Paisley.

I am an on-line and off-line personal tutor with much experience in several subject areas including English, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Film Studies, Theatre Studies, and General Writing Skills. I have taught a range of students off-line from pre-exam age (11+) to Standard Grade, Higher, and university level, and on-line for pre-exam level (12+), GCSE, AS level, A-Level, university level, postgraduate and the adult learners.

Teaching Experience:

A well as being an experienced on-line and off-line personal tutor, I have also had several other academic jobs including:

Lecturer at Forth Valley College

Seminar tutor at The University of Glasgow

Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Glasgow

Top-Up Tutor at The University of Glasgow

Step Up to University Lecturer at University of West of Scotland

REACH Tutor at University of Glasgow

Proof Reader at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Note Taker at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Study Support Tutor at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Transcriber at University of the West of Scotland

Support Worker at University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Exam Scribe at University of Glasgow and Scottish Rural University College

Exam Invigilator at Scottish Rural University College

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that learning should be fun and in a relaxed atmosphere but at the same time academic and useful. My approach to teaching is to have the tutor and student both feel that they are getting a lot out of the experience and that the time is being well used. I will break down subjects into easily manageable blocks and make sure that my student understands the unit before moving on. I also like to vary my tutorials by having some in the form of lectures, some in the form of question and answers, some where I will give students feedback on homework they have done and suggestions to improve what they have done, etc.

I also find that on-line tuition is the best method and students can ask questions that they may not ask if they were face-to-face with someone, it is a much more relaxed approach but students get a lot out of it (and can save all the notes from lessons for use later on).

Subjects
  • Media / Communication Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (18 p.h.)
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (18 p.h.)

  • Study Skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (18 p.h.)
  • Journalism
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (18 p.h.)

  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (18 p.h.)
  • Film Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (18 p.h.)


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Lenny (Mr)
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Subjects: Italian  |  French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a native French speaker and I am fluent in Italian. I am an experienced translator and interpreter as well as a highly respected private tutor. I am passionate about languages and foreign cultures and have travelled to a variety of countries. I ...
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Personal Description:
I am a native French speaker and I am fluent in Italian. I am an experienced translator and interpreter as well as a highly respected private tutor. I am passionate about languages and foreign cultures and have travelled to a variety of countries. I have been in England for over 15 years and I can confidently say that I am fully bilingual (French-English), which has always facilitated communication with all my clients.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught French & Italian at primary, secondary and university level. I have more than 15 years' experience in this business, I am trustworthy, honest, reliable and knowledgeable. Regardless of age, level and requirements, I will be able to assist you.

Tutoring Approach:

I offer my students the chance to learn at a pace they are most comfortable and give them the opportunity to ask as many questions as they wish to progress further. I offer one to one tuition so all my attention is focussed on them at all times.
I will travel to your home for a reasonable fee and will tailor make your linguistic requirements. I will research and provide you with the teaching material, so you will not need to purchase any additional books. I will recommend free online resources too to assist you with your work. From language teaching to sales, translation, interpreting and customer care, my wide range of experience will help you succeed. I have been vetted for security clearance, similar to a CRB check. My fees are very competitive and negotiable if willing to commit to several lessons. Telephone, Skype, group lessons also considered, please just ask. Please contact me for any questions you may have.

Subjects
  • Italian
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)


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Adnan (Mr)
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Subjects: Computer Studies / I.T.  |  Urdu  |  Business Related  |  Accounting  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am fully qualified ACCA and MBA - Finanace .I have over 10 years experience working and teaching accounts. I am currently teaching Accounts, Business Studies, Math as well as languages. ...
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Personal Description:
I am fully qualified ACCA and MBA - Finanace .I have over 10 years experience working and teaching accounts. I am currently teaching Accounts, Business Studies, Math as well as languages.

Teaching Experience:

I specialise in teaching all business and finance related subjects including Advanced Financial Management and Financial Management for ACCA students. I have over 10 years of experience in teaching at all levels including GCSE, A-level and university students from both public and private educational backgrounds.

I have also taught many students URDU as a second language, again at all levels.

Tutoring Approach:

The experiences that I have gained as a student and during my career in the financial/business sector coupled with my knowledge and enthusiam are used in my teaching. I have the ability to understand the needs of students and adapt my teaching on an individual basis which allows for the best outcome for my students.

Subjects
  • Computer Studies / I.T.
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (15 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • Urdu
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (15 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)

  • Business Related
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (15 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • Accounting
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (15 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)


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Matthew (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Online
Info: I'm a very friendly 19 year old student at Loughborough University studying Sports Technology, this is a unique course consisting of Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, and Sports Science modules. I have 3 little brothers so I have some experien ...
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Personal Description:
I'm a very friendly 19 year old student at Loughborough University studying Sports Technology, this is a unique course consisting of Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, and Sports Science modules.
I have 3 little brothers so I have some experience in helping them with their maths.

I have always been good at mathematics, finding it easy to understand and learn. I achieved A* at GCSE and A at A Level.
I have a brother who has just achieved an A* at GCSE maths who I had helped in the areas in which he struggled. I also have a brother who I helped pass his common entrance maths exam 2 years ago at the age of 13.

I am also a ski and snowboard instructor and have been since the age of 16, so I am very experienced in teaching all ages of students.

I am confident in my mathematical ability and my ability to teach.

Teaching Experience:

I have assisted in my brothers' maths exams in the areas they struggled in (GCSE and Common Entrance).
I am also a very experienced ski and snowboard instructor so have lots of teaching experience.

Tutoring Approach:

I would have to do all tutoring on my computer using Skype as I am currently at University.
I would be able to help with their homework difficulties and coaching towards upcoming exams.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • 11+ (secondary) (10 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (10 p.h.)

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Kate (Mrs)
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Subjects: Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am 32 years old and graduated from Leeds University with a 2:1 degree in Spanish Langauge and Literature with an accredited distinction in speaking. I spent a year in Murcia working for the British Council teaching English to Spanish students aged ...
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Personal Description:
I am 32 years old and graduated from Leeds University with a 2:1 degree in Spanish Langauge and Literature with an accredited distinction in speaking. I spent a year in Murcia working for the British Council teaching English to Spanish students aged from 11-17. I am passionate about learning and teaching Spanish and I am keen to use my knowledge and experience to enhance other's language skills. I will tailor my classes to work on any areas of weakness to get the most out of my students and rest assured you will receive a high quality yet fun language lesson.

Teaching Experience:

I have 4 years of tutoring experience to date, I have helped a number of students with A Level and GCSE Exam prep. I privately tutored a student who was not studying Spanish at school just independently with myself and he an A* in GCSE. I am currently tutoring 2 adult learners and a primary school beginner to enhance their speaking skills and I am very keen to work with other students at varying levels.

Previously,I taught English for a year while working for the British Council in Murcia, Spain. This required me to source interesting material for classes, plan and then teach classes of up to 30 students at a time. As the level of english was low in some years I had to direct the entire class in Spanish and work out the best ways to encourage the children to engage in the English Language.

In addition to the language assistant role I also privately tutored 6 students whilst living in Spain, the ages ranged from 11 to an adult learner and each session was tailored to suit their needs.
Whilst at University I completed a City and Guilds Professional Development Award in Education, this required working on a mentoring programme with a GCSE student and documenting their progress.

Tutoring Approach:

I aim to tailor my lessons to suit the learner, I will complete an assessment prior to starting the tutoring and work together with the student to identify potential areas of improvement. I am keen to pass on my Spanish Language knowledge and work with students to improve grammatical accuracy. I take great care and attention in lessons plans and aim to create a fun and positive learning experience.

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)

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Carmen (Mrs)
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Subjects: French  |  Spanish  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home
Info: I am a native Spanish speaker and UK qualified teacher with many years experience at secondary and FE colleges. I am a mother and therefore I have plenty of patience with children, I make lessons fun and entertaining!.I do have patience with adults t ...
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Personal Description:
I am a native Spanish speaker and UK qualified teacher with many years experience at secondary and FE colleges. I am a mother and therefore I have plenty of patience with children, I make lessons fun and entertaining!.I do have patience with adults too, I adapt my lessons according to the student's needs.

Teaching Experience:

Ten year at secondary school in Manchester teaching Spanish and French up to A Level, three years at FE college in Sheffield teaching Spanish to adults from beginners to advanced!
Recently I have been teaching Spanish to primary school children.

Tutoring Approach:

Fun lessons for kids, preparation for exams: GCSE and A Level, entertaining lessons for adult learners. I adapt to the student's need, my lessons are interactive covering the four skills(speaking,listening,reading and writing)or concentrating on what the student's requirements eg grammar, conversation, exam technique..

Subjects
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)


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Laetitia (Mrs)
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Subjects: Spanish  |  French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a french native speaker, teaching french. I am a very enthousiastic person who love contact with people and I enjoy teaching my language to others. I also speak Spanish. ...
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Personal Description:
I am a french native speaker, teaching french. I am a very enthousiastic person who love contact with people and I enjoy teaching my language to others. I also speak Spanish.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching for 9 years in an independent school and I have also been an examiner for GCSe for 5 years. As well as teaching my class, I do my lessons via video conferencing with 3 other schools and the work is as good as being in a classroom. Skype is a fun and easy way to learn.

Tutoring Approach:

very nice and smooth with lots of speaking and reading. Can also work on the listening and writting taking into consideration the abilities and difficulties of student

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)


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Malcolm (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home
Info: I have an M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University. I prepare students for examinations at A level in Maths and Statistics. ...
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Personal Description:
I have an M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University. I prepare students for examinations at A level in Maths and Statistics.

Teaching Experience:

My 20 years of teaching experience involves 1:1 work, support sessions and private tuition.

Tutoring Approach:

My tutoring approach is guided by the individual's needs. I aim to establish a dialogue and a positive working relationship with my students. I bring understanding to their weaker areas while building on their strengths.
We will work on specific topics on the syllabus and also practise exam-style questions.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)

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Mairead (Miss)
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Subjects: English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I'm an English teacher- work in a super school where an excellent was achieved in latest inspection. I live in Stirling and I am on maternity leave- therefore have plenty of time to dedicate to pupils. ...
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Personal Description:
I'm an English teacher- work in a super school where an excellent was achieved in latest inspection. I live in Stirling and I am on maternity leave- therefore have plenty of time to dedicate to pupils.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching for four years. I have taught the old standard grade and higher. I have also taught the new National 4/5 courses and Higher National 6. I mark for SQA. I have lots of tutoring experience and with great results!

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is very professional and fast paced.

Subjects
  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)

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Nasser (Mr)
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Subjects: English  
Availability: Weekends
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am a fully qualified and practising English language and literature teacher at secondary school level (KS3 to GCSE).English teaching is not just a profession to me but a life long passion to inspire and develop students in my chosen subject.This ma ...
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Personal Description:
I am a fully qualified and practising English language and literature teacher at secondary school level (KS3 to GCSE).English teaching is not just a profession to me but a life long passion to inspire and develop students in my chosen subject.This makes me patient, flexible, creative and enthusiastic. Initially,I will assess a student to target areas for development unless a learner has specific needs which he/she intends to focus on.Since every student is an individual, who learns at their own pace and style, I will adapt my tutoring techniques to suit those personal requirements.
I am willing to hold sessions in the comfort of your home or alternatively arrange a convenient meeting place of your choice, e.g library.

Teaching Experience:

After graduating from the University of Leeds with an English language and literature degree in 2001, I worked as a Core subject Mentor (English specialist) at secondary school where I conducted booster classes with small groups and individuals (0f different abilities) in order to raise attainment. After completing my teacher training,I taught English from key stage 3 to GCSE level (11 -16)in various secondary schools across West Yorkshire.
I have extensive experience of teaching to the new GCSE requirements of major exam boards such as WJEC and AQA. Along with this, I am familiar (and resourced) with most set texts used in schools. I am currently teaching English at a Secondary school.

Tutoring Approach:

Initially,I will assess a student to target areas for development unless a learner has specific needs which he/she intends to focus on.Since every student is an individual, who learns at their own pace and style, I will adapt my tutoring techniques to suit those personal requirements. I aim to make learning fun and enjoyable. I believe a student has fully engage with their subject in order to make outstanding progress.

Subjects
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)

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Maria (Ms)
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Subjects: Spanish  |  Italian  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: I am passionate about languages and I love every aspect about the process of language learning and teaching. Growing up I was always surrounded by books. My parents' personal library was incredibly diverse and spanned many genres of fiction and factu ...
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Personal Description:
I am passionate about languages and I love every aspect about the process of language learning and teaching. Growing up I was always surrounded by books. My parents' personal library was incredibly diverse and spanned many genres of fiction and factual works, while also including classics of European and World literature. Exposure to such a wide variety of authors instilled in me a fascination with communication cross-culturally - which played a great role in my decision to enrol in a language degree. Since then, the training and experience that I have gained at different universities, in both the UK and abroad, have helped me develop a range of teaching methods meeting the needs of different learners. I firmly believe that teaching allows you to impart knowledge to others while also enabling you to grow as a person yourself.

Teaching Experience:

I am a native Italian speaker and a qualified teacher of Italian with more than 7 years of experience in teaching on both undergraduate courses at university level and evening classes for adults. I am currently running a number of classes on Italian language and literature at the University of Leicester, besides teaching for the university Adult Programme 'Languages at Leicester'. In 2013 I was awarded the prestigious American teaching scholarship, the Fulbright Assistantship, to teach at Wheaton College Massachusetts (U.S.) during the academic year 2013/2014. I am currently completing a PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Leicester and I hold a Masters in 'Teaching Italian as a Second Language' from Milan's Catholic University. Prior to moving to Leicester, in 2010-2011 I worked at the University of Kent, where I completed my teaching training as requirement of my Masters. I like to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in language teaching and I attend language conferences, either as a speaker or as audience, on a regular basis.

Tutoring Approach:

I always try to combine traditional methods with more innovative approaches, tending to regard the textbook as a tool to be integrated with fresh, lively and more personalised material, using visual stimuli (commercials and videos for example) as a way of enhancing this experience. I believe that these methods play a vital role in instilling practical communicative language skills that students can then reproduce in a creative and spontaneous way. I tend to follow a Communicative Approach, where the stress is on oral communication, while interactive student-centred learning is encouraged. Based on the acknowledgement that all communication has a social purpose, this approach focuses on language as a medium of communication. The aim is to guide students towards the acquisition of a notional/functional syllabus, inclusive of both notions (meanings and concepts to communicate) and the language needed to do so. The learning environment has to be a positive one, and with my tutees I always make sure that they regard me as somebody they can trust. My students have always responded positively to my teaching, which is reflected in the Award in Excellence in Service I received from the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at Wheaton College (U.S.) in 2014.

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Italian
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)


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