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Mrs. Emily Payton

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£ 50.00-100.00 p/h

It is my belief that the most important quality a tutor must possess is an appreciation of the individual requirements, needs and aptitudes of each of their pupils. Furthermore, I ensure that I identify and develop the natural learning style of each of my students, enabling them to achieve their intellectual potential. This is supported by marking of past papers, notes on exam strategy, and the regular setting of homework. Additionally, I submit a comprehensive written report to both student and parents after each session and encourage my clients to contact me out of hours if they have any questions or concerns. Moreover, I understand what it is like to be young and want to make the most of your educational opportunities. From fourteen, I used my school holidays to gain experience in different industries such as law, film, editorial and journalism which have shaped me into the adaptable and confident person I am today. Professionalism and reliability are the backbone of my service.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I am passionate about education and feel I have the creativity, patience, experience and pedagogical knowledge to deliver a high-quality tutoring service to a wide range of age groups and abilities. My main subjects are Primary, English Literature, English Language and History, which I tutor to all school levels (A-level, IB, GCSE, IGCSE etc.), 11+, 13+ and 16+. Additionally, I tutor English Literature and History to undergraduate level.

What qualifications do you have?

I am a full-time private tutor & educational consultant with over five years of experience. I am an English Literature graduate (BA) of the University of Aberystwyth where I especially enjoyed papers in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, female empowerment and Viking Sagas. Moreover, I am due to become a full member of The Tutors' Association (a governing body that protects the professional integrity of the industry). Throughout university, I was editor of the University newspaper; AberInk and a voluntary counselor. Following on from University I gained my PGCE with the University of Chester via the School Direct programme, beating 200 other applicants for one of the 20 places available. I was exposed to the latest in education theory and pedagogical techniques during the revamp of the National Curriculum. I have recently embarked on the prestigious MRes with Swansea University. The highly acclaimed Medieval Literature department only accepts proposals from two students every three years.

Tell us about your experience...

In my capacity as an educational consultant at Lifetime Training, I am in a unique position to offer advice and guidance to parents and pupils regarding finding the right school, college and university course. Moreover, I tutor and consult for six other tutoring firms, in addition to Tutorfair. This has allowed me to gain much experience of the 'virtual learning environment' (Skype tuition, Scribblar etc.), over 3,000 hours to be exact. This learning style encourages students to develop their communicative skills, as they must defend their solutions verbally, rather than rely on the tutor to infer from their writing. Over the next few years, I expect to see a shift towards e-learning and online based tuition and away from conventional 'face-to-face' tuition, optimising the time of tutor and student.

What locations do you tutor in?

All surrounding areas! Local and further afield.

What is your personal message to students?

Always believe in yourself.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: TBC
Online tutor: I tutor via Skype
Subjects: English Primary, 11+, KS3, GCSE, A-level, Degree
  History Primary, 11+, KS3, GCSE, A-level, Degree
  Religious Studies Primary, KS3, GCSE, A-level