Online Religious Studies Tutor Alanna

Alanna

Alanna

Theology and Religious Studies MPhil

5.0

$91/hr

Highly experienced teacher of RS, Philosophy, Critical Thinking and EPQ with many years' experience of mentoring students through their studies and university applications. My aim is to build my students' confidence so that they can really start to enjoy their work.

Alanna
5.0
53 classes

Cambridge University - Theology and Religious Studies - MPhil

Highly experienced teacher of RS, Philosophy, Critical Thinking and EPQ with many years' experience of mentoring students through their studies and university applications. My aim is to build my students' confidence so that they can really start to enjoy their work.

Recent Students: 1
Total Hours: 50
Last Online:
All-time Students: 4
Total Classes: 53
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Recent Students: 1Total Hours: 50Last Online:
All-time Students: 4Total Classes: 53Signed Up:

About Me

I started my career working in the media, which sounds exciting but really felt like 'work' to me, and office hours used to drag. When I moved into teaching in my late twenties, I realised I'd never be bored at work again: engaging with students, watching them grow in confidence and sharing knowledge never feels like work to me. I love the 'lightbulb moment' when a student gets a concept for the first time. My teaching role is 50% academic and 50% pastoral, with an emphasis on inclusion and wellbeing, and I strongly believe that having the right support in place underpins academic progress and success.
I live by the coast, and I'm one of those 'mad' (at least, that's what I get called a lot!) people who love cold water swimming all year round. I'm also a keen baker and cook, and can't resist a new cookbook!

Tutor Experience

I have eighteen years of experience as a subject specialist and A Level examiner in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Critical Thinking and EPQ teacher in elite independent schools, including Marlborough College, Benenden School and The King's School, Canterbury. I have tutored students in all A Level RS specifications. My specialism is improving essay technique and building academic confidence. I work regularly with neurodivergent students and am skilled at understanding and delivering strategies to support learning needs. I have created my own mnemonics to support essay technique, and these have been featured in the Reflective Project for the IB CP: Skills for Success book.
I have held posts including Head of Oxbridge applications, Head of Extended Project Qualification and head of co-curricular debating and have extensive experience of preparing candidates for Oxbridge interviews and mentoring UCAS applications more widely. I have also assisted numerous students with LNAT, BMAT (Section 1) and TSA (verbal reasoning) admissions tests. I regularly interview prospective candidates for sixth form entry.
My tutoring ethos is based around my belief that a happy young person will be a successful learner. I aspire for my classroom – whether real or virtual – to be a place where every student feels supported, encouraged and challenged in equal measure. I work hard to get to know my students and their learning styles well in order to provide a tailored, effective programme of study that meets their individual needs. I am currently completing an advanced educational coaching qualification and routinely use coaching skills in sessions to unlock students’ natural abilities, boost motivation and bolster confidence.



Topic Expertise

A Level: Philosophy of religion, Ethics, New Testament, Developments in Christian Thought (all exam boards)
Philosophy: Epistemology, moral philosophy, metaphysics of God
GCSE Religious Studies: all exam boards. Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam.
EPQ: essay, artefact and performance. Edexcel and AQA
Thinking Skills: verbal reasoning (Cambridge board and general)
Oxbridge preparation
UCAS assistance

Client Reviews

Fabulous teaching as always

- Philosophy

As always very useful. Alanna is a fabulous tutor

- Philosophy

Thank you, Alanna:)

- Critical Thinking

Testimonials

Alanna was a fabulous tutor: really knowledgeable with excellent resources which helped my son to be confident to undertake a new a level in a couple of months which is no mean feat. Always quick to respond and be flexible around my son’s mad schedule. Thanks so much!

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Qualifications

BA Theology and Religious Studies, Cambridge University (First-class honours with distinction)
MPhil Theology, Cambridge University

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