Higher Education - Experience in teaching, marking and moderation on both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes including supporting thesis writing. Subjects taught include Sociology, Social Policy, Education Studies, Teacher Training, Teacher Education, Family and Community Studies, Childhood Studies, Research Methods, ESOL, English for Academic Purposes (EAP). I have supported students studying at University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Warwick University, DeMontfort University LSE, UCL and IOE amongst a number of other institutions around the UK.
I tutor History, Politics, Human Rights and Law. I have over 300 hours experience tutoring students at GCSE, A-Levels, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and employ customized approaches to meet everyone's needs. I have elevated student performance by at least 1 letter grade.
COURSEWORK & DISSERTATIONS
Due to my academic achievements, I was selected to become a Teacher's Assistant during my undergraduate degree. For this position I completed a 3-month course in pedagogy. I spent a year tutoring first year undergraduate students in their coursework, helping students with their writing and comprehension by developing techniques to improve textual analysis and idea development.
I developed my expertise in this area tutoring undergraduates and postgraduates in Law and Politics. In addition to helping students improve comprehension and analysis, I help students conduct research. My students have exclusively achieved First Class and Higher Second Class marks in their coursework and dissertations.
APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS
I am experienced tutoring university applicants. Whilst studying at the University of Cambridge, I conducted practice interviews for students from underprivileged backgrounds. Working closely with my Dean of Studies (who ultimately selects incoming students) I provided feedback and helped students improve their interview skills.
I applied my knowledge in this area helping students apply to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. I helped students draft personal statements, prepare for the LNAT (national admissions test for law), develop CVs and practice interviews. My students got in to their first or second choice university.
EXAMS & STUDY SKILLS
I have extensive experience helping students prepare for exams. In addition to providing tutorials to improve comprehension of the subject, I teach evidence-based exam techniques like 'spaced-repetition' and 'active-recall' to help students better demonstrate their talents under exam conditions. I have helped students improve their marks by at least one letter grade/level, frequently helping students achieve Firsts.