|Recent Students: 12||Total Hours: 122||Last Online: 03 Dec 2022|
|All-time Students: 40||Total Classes: 116||Signed Up: 09 Feb 2022|
I received my Master’s in Linguistics with Distinction at the University of Edinburgh. For my BA, I attended the University of British Columbia, where I achieved the equivalent of a UK First Class degree and a partial scholarship for those in the top 5% of their program.
My Master’s research explored language change and variation in different accents and dialects of English, and I have a strong background in phonetics and phonology. My experiences, on top of prior instruction, have led me to build strong academic writing and research skills that are applicable to a range of disciplines.
My approach to tutoring is student-centered: I appreciate how much learning styles differ from person to person, and I enjoy helping the people I work with find what approach works best for them. Part of what draws me to tutoring is helping people gain confidence, and knowing that needing accommodations or different approaches to learning does not reflect poorly on intelligence or capability. In fact, I believe that reaching out for additional help and communicating your needs to people shows strength and dedication! I design and pace my lessons at a rate that the student feels is most useful and comfortable. I encourage students to tell me if something is not working for them; there is nothing wrong with needing to take a pause or break. I have experience working with ADHD and anxiety in particular.
I have a background in private tutoring at university level in a range of areas such as Linguistics, English, Academic and Essay Writing, and Academic Research, as well as school tutoring for GCSEs. As an undergraduate, I was a peer tutor in linguistics, where I held office hours and review sessions for exams. I am able to communicate introductory material clearly to those with little or no background knowledge, and I am successful in working in more specialized areas as well. I always begin by assessing students’ needs, and I develop an appropriate pace on a case-by-case situation.
Academic Writing and Research:
Essay and content structure
Steps for building a research project
Finding appropriate sources
Writing literature reviews
Data collection and analysis
Proper citation formatting
Linguistic variation and change
Accents and dialects of English
*please note that I do not tutor for syntax or semantics*
English and English Language:
History of the English language
Critical comparison of texts
excellent experience as always.
Great class, helped me make a plan of attack and ideas for writing.
Rosa is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and empathetic, and she explains things very clearly and in a way that makes sense.
I feel so much more confident with having the support of Rosa on my project, thank you so much.
Rosa has a unique way of explaining the concept of writing and learning by allowing me to feel in control of the subject matter. I am feeling so much more confident with her support, thank you so much.
Rosa was lovely and has given me good advice and tips for essay writing. I am feeling much more confident going forward this week and putting my essay together. I'm looking forward to working with her more in the future!
Rosa is super! She gave me lots of helpful tips on how to make my writing more fluent. Thank you!
Rosa is a very kind and patient tutor. she helped me a lot with my sentence structure and vocabulary in my assignment. She also suggested ways I can improve my writing for the future. Very organised during sessions and she is filled with lots of knowledge about critical analysis, different writing styles etc. Would definitely recommend!
So helpful and sweet, thank you!
I have just started my tutoring with Rosa, but have found her to be very encouraging and engaging. Rosa seemed to quickly grasp what I was wanting to cover with her. I am looking forward to our journey now with positivity. -Adele
MSc, Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland - 2022
BA, Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada - 2020
3.95 GPA (equivalent to a UK 1st Class Degree)
Trek Excellence Scholarship