I have tutored GCSE, A-level, Degree and Doctorate-level students on a range of subjects, although my main focus has been Psychology, Sociology, academic writing skills, Business Studies and Research Methods. I have written model essays for exam boards, proofread and edited work to be published, and worked on many dissertations and PhDs with university students.
For Psychology and Sociology, I adopt a systematic approach, and generally like to go over the material thoroughly, testing the student throughout, and spend time on previous exam papers and questions, planning essay answers, discussing how theories relate to real-life situations etc. I sometimes mind-map various themes and ideas with the student, and think outside the box as it were, to make sure that the ideas stem from the student's own work and thinking - so that they can remember it more fully and develop it in future (often students have more knowledge, ideas and insight than they realise, it just needs coaxing out of them!). I often tutor on coursework as well as examination preparation.
I always build a completely unique scheme of work for each individual client and I pride myself on a creative and colourful teaching style which employs tasks and assignments to engage my students with complex ideas in a clear and accessible fashion. I always keep my lessons interactive and use visual stimuli such as images and videos to support my tutee's learning process...
I have achieved excellent results with numerous clients receiving the esteemed 8 // 9 Grade in their English exams.
In the five years since I began tutoring my work has mostly centred on helping A-Level English students with both coursework and exam prep. I have worked with some of London's leading agencies including Bonas Macfarlane and Craig De Silva and have undertaken in depth work-experience at Grafton Primary School, London. I have also tutored students at some of the UK's leading independent schools including Harrow and Westminster.
As an Associate Lecturer in English Literarure at Tübingen University, Germany I have designed and taught courses on Working Class British Fiction; Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Migration Literature; Twentieth Century American Poetry; Romantic Poetry; Post-War British Drama; Shakespeare.
I have also led seminars and tutored at UCL, and have been a private tutor since 2015.
I am fluent in three languages and have experience teaching drama to children and adults. I've been doing online tutoring for Theatre Studies, English and Chinese for about two years.
For Drama students:
My lesson usually consists of a warm up, recap of the previous lesson, or a song! Then we'll get into main lesson content. I use powerpoint, images and video clips for references. I would also recommend books for you to read and some practical homework/quiz for you to prepare!
If you need help with working on a monologue, I am also happy to be your acting coach. Please message me for specific requests.
For Chinese students:
For Primary students, storytelling and writing will be something that we could do together. For Secondary students, we will practice comprehension and structuring an essay, go through the syllabus and past paper to prepare for your exams.
If you already speak Chinese and need someone to practice/ recap, I am happy to share culture, history and other interesting topics with you.
I always tailor made my lesson plans for students based on their objectives. Please feel free to drop me a message!