I have 10 years of experience working as a Private Tutor in Cheltenham Spa, London, Moscow and internationally. My experience has ranged from working as a Governess and Residential Tutor for UHNW and VVIP families, to working as an outreach tutor for children with SEN and behavioural difficulties, to working overseas with children who have been victims of trauma and conflict.
For the last 5 years, I have continuously been teaching online, and have taught students as young as 5 years of age, right up to experienced business professionals and retired language learners. This experience has taught me vital strategies in engaging students online, built upon an understanding of age, learning style, objectives, technical abilities, personalities and attention span! In every case, I have built a strong positive rapport with clients and have frequently continued to stay in touch with clients or families even after they have passed their exams or succeeded in their objectives.
Lucille's last completed Theatre job with Kate: Occasional -
o English as a Second Language Tutor
• Teaching and communicating English as a second language in online classes to young learners in China. This involves the use of company proprietary software which includes videos, audio, and drawing tools.
o Law Lecturer
• Successfully teaching ILEX, A’ Level, BTEC and NVQ Law at the University of West Herts to learners in evening adult classes and for younger adult learners in the daytime.
• Using the SMARTboard, PowerPoint and proprietary Visual aids to teach a diverse audience of learners with varying needs. Researched video content relevant to the subject in hand.
o British Sign Language Communicator
• Teaching and assisting Deaf learners and Deaf employee clientele in schools, colleges and The Ministry of Justice to understand and carry out their educational and employment commitment by accessing the English Language from their employer and the curriculum.
• Translating and modifying the English language with sign language, word simplification, visuals, symbols and gesticulation for Deaf clientele who have a limited or non-existent vocabulary of English.
o Sign Language Tutor
• Tutoring two groups of Sign Language students in the week and at the weekends to learn—British Language (BSL) and Sign Support Language (SSE).
o Vocal Teacher
• Motivate and train three classes of students for vocal performances scheduled at the Royal Albert Hall.
• Tutor individual and group singing while instilling confidence to successfully sell a show to an audience.
I have six years' experience teaching at all undergraduate levels at three universities (UCL, University of Sussex, University of Gothenburg).
I've taken a lot of time and care marking essays over the years, so I know what examiners are looking for.
I am especially proud of my record as a dissertation supervisor: 21 of 44 of my Sussex finalists were awarded Firsts last year.
I've designed and convened large modules (40+ students), including third-year dissertation modules, so I know how things work from the inside.
I have an Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Authority (HEA), which is a bit like a teacher training but at university level.
My research background is in modern and contemporary literature, but I have experience teaching a wide range of periods and topics, from medieval poetry to critical theory.
I don't have a particular teaching method: I've given gruelling two-hour lectures and I've held countless hour-long one-on-one tutorials.
So we can take as long as you like going through tricky ideas and stubborn texts, or we can go step-by-step through your essays and dissertations. It's really up to you.