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.
Having been tutored myself in the past, I understand what being in a pupil's shoes is like. From there I then started tutoring after having developed a passion in education and learning. I have since tutored children as young as five to adults from a wide range of ages. This means that not only have I learnt how to adapt my teaching from individual to individual but also to adapt my level of tutoring based on age and/or past experience in the subjects that I tutor.
The last student I tutored on Spires achieved an A at A level French.
Over the past 15 years, I have been helping students with their studies in Economics, Finance, Statistics, and other Business-related subjects, primarily at the university level. Moreover, I have had extensive experience in thesis writing and assignment supervision, research guidance as well as academic writing. During this time, my zeal, in-depth knowledge and overall tutoring skills have enabled me to develop a good reputation, thus having a consistent and loyal base of students on a weekly basis.
I have been a professional tutor since 2006.
Across all of the different subjects I teach, I always notice the same thing: the main difficulty that learners encounter is getting overwhelmed by what they're trying to learn. It could be that there seems to be simply too much material to cover; it could be that the concepts seem too difficult; it could be that the whole thing causes anxiety for some completely different reason which is apparently unrelated to the 'academic' side of things.
I help remove anxiety, regardless of what form it might take, in whatever way seems like it will help each individual most. Before long, it becomes possible to see the task in hand with different eyes – indeed, more importantly, at this point most of my students come to see their own abilities entirely differently. They may have come to me with a fixed idea of what they are 'bad' at, but I help them to realise that they have skills they hardly suspected.
Have taught at tertiary level within the University of Surrey (UK) and the APM College of Business and Communications (Sydney, Australia).
Courses taught include the Principles of marketing, Marketing Fundamentals, Direct and digital marketing, Sponsorship and Events marketing
1. Fundamentals of marketing
12 week course covered the fundamentals of marketing from a theoretical construct perspective including:
o The scope of marketing
o Developing marketing strategies and plans
o The use of research to determine product development
o Forecasting demand
o Creating customer value and loyalty
o Customer behaviour
o Customer segmentation
o Market segments
o Brands and brand equity
o Brand positioning and why this is important
o The 7 Ps
2. Direct marketing course
The second 12 week course was the role and impact of direct marketing or digital marketing
o The role of marketing communication
o SEO/Effective targetting
o Role of above the line and below the line advertising
o Integrated marketing programmes
3. Sponsorship & Events Marketing
- This course focused on how to use sponsorships and partnerships to grow a brand. This included the selection of the appropriate sponsorship property for the company, the contract negotiation, the implementation process and the integration of the property with the company’s marketing and communication programmes
o Included teaching specific theoretical aspects of marketing for example segmentation and why this factor is important in marketing planning and strategy.
o Students are encouraged to develop an understanding for how the principles impact their actual place of work or a theoretical place of work.