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Mrs Christine P

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BA MA
5
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Subject and level of tuition offered

English (Degree, A-level, GCSE, Secondary & Primary)
French (Degree, A-level, GCSE, Secondary, Primary & Casual)
History (Degree, A-level, GCSE & Secondary)
Business Studies (Degree & A-level)
Politics (Degree & A-level)

Qualifications

PGCE English
RSA Diploma TEFL Diploma Special Needs Teaching
BA Law & Politics (Hons)
BA Ancient History & Civilisation (Hons)
BA Business Studies & French

Tutoring experience

I have been a private tutor for 20 years. I specialise in exam techniques and support for classroom studies, especially the recently introduced controlled assessment. I also give advice and practical help to degree level students with the organisation and writing of their assignments and dissertations in a variety of disciplines. For the past five years I have been teaching French for conversation and business purposes both individually and to groups of company employees. I have worked successfully with many students with particular learning needs linked to dyslexia, dysgraphia, dispraxia, aspergers and autism. For the past 6 years I have successfully transferred my teaching skills to online tuition for English, French, history, business studies and politics.

Hourly rate (£)
30
Availability

Daytime, Evening & Weekends

About yourself

Online tuition offers the opportunity to provide an alternative approach to the classroom environment. Each student has different ways of learning and committing to paper the results of their studies. My aim is too improve the confidence of the student and provide the skills necessary to achieve both in the classroom and in examinations. I work to form a rapport with the student which encourages them to feel able to ask questions and to have a positive input in the lesson. I aim to identify the problems encountered by the student in their studies and solve them with patience and understanding. In many cases schools do not give enough time to practising exam papers and teaching techniques to aid success. I supply past papers, teach how to approach individual questions and advise on time allocation. These papers are marked and discussed giving the student feedback as to their progress and the knowledge of how to correct their mistakes and gain higher grades.

I encourage students with special needs to develop their own coping mechanisms individually designed to improve the effect their particular learning disability has on their academic performance. This is done in conjunction with teaching regular methods used to improve their skills and achievement in the classroom and examinations.

In my opinion every student has the ability to achieve in examinations and through private tuition I am able to use different methods and approaches and also allow the student to progress at their own pace. I feel it is important to discuss the needs of the student with parents, if necessary and prospective student before lessons commence. This enables me to focus on the problems being encountered and give a planned and hopefully enjoyable trial lesson which will demonstrate the advantages of online tuition.