Chris L

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£ 20.00-20.00 p/h

I'm a friendly and experienced tutor, with specialisms in English and the humanities more generally. I recently completed my PhD in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I have taught undergraduate students for four years. My academic background is varied, with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and an MA with Distinction in Philosophy from Kingston University. As a passionate tutor, I'm interested in thinking about the various ways students learn, and in considering how my work can meet different needs. With this in mind, I undertook a two-year Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, which I completed in 2018. I want all students to fulfil their potential and to exceed their own expectations. I do this by taking time to find how individual students work best, understanding what interests and inspires them, and preparing tutorials that will not only facilitate their active participation but also encourage them to read and research beyond their curriculum. I have an acute sensitivity to the needs and requirements of individual learners and I enjoy adapting my tutorials in order to ensure that every student can thrive.

How would you describe your teaching style?

As a teacher and tutor, I want all students to fulfil their maximum potential and to exceed their own expectations. I do this by taking time to find out how individual students work best, understanding what interests and inspires them, and preparing tutorials that will not only facilitate their active participation but also encourage them to read and research beyond the immediate requirements of their curriculum. Having completed a PG Cert, I have an acute sensitivity to the needs and requirements of individual learners and I enjoy adapting my tutorials in order to ensure that every student can thrive.

What qualifications do you have?

PhD in English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London (2019) PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Goldsmiths, University of London (2018) MA (Distinction) in Philosophy: Aesthetics and Art Theory, Kingston University (2012) MA (1st Class Honours) in English Literature, University of Glasgow (2011)

Tell us about your experience...

I have four years of university teaching experience at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I lecture, lead seminars and offer one-to-one tutorials in English Literature and Philosophy. I have tutored privately in London for six years, supporting GCSE and A-Level students. I also have training with The Brilliant Club, a non-profit organisation that seeks to widen access to top universities for students from under-represented backgrounds.

What locations do you tutor in?

All locations in Glasgow

What is your personal message to students?

I believe every student is capable of achieving the very best results, and that this is more likely when you have a genuine interest in the subject you are studying. I want to help inspire that interest and make you genuinely engage with the aspects of your subject that fascinate you.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes (CRB)
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Anywhere in Glasgow
Online tutor: I can tutor via Skype, as well as in person
Subjects: English National 5, Higher, Undergraduate
  Religious Studies National 5, Higher, Undergraduate
  Philosophy National 5, Higher, Undergraduate
  German National 5, Higher, Undergraduate
  History National 5, Higher, Undergraduate
  Modern Studies National 5, Higher