Ewan F

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£ 15.00-50.00 p/h

I offer personal tuition, either in person or online, to high-school level Modern Studies and History students with a focus on improving exam essays, coursework, and general writing skills. I am a First-Class Sociology Graduate from the University of Edinburgh with Honours-level courses completed in History, Politics, and Anthropology within my main degree. I have several years of experience in successful mentoring of essay technique and improving the writing and research skills of young students during my work as an Editor at the Leviathan Journal of Social and Political Science.

How would you describe your teaching style?

My teaching mainly concerns essay technique, coursework support and exam preparation for Modern Studies and History. Tutoring sessions will be focused on: finding and addressing problem areas in the student's essay/coursework writing techniques; setting past papers for the student to complete under timed conditions (gradually moving from open-book to closed-book); guiding the student through strong and weak sample answers to exam questions to promote a good understanding of marking criteria & exam skills; assisting the student in revising, understanding, and applying course content; and reviewing the student's ongoing coursework.

What qualifications do you have?

I recently graduated with a First Class Master of Arts with Honours Degree in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh. Alongside my main degree subject, I have also completed Honours-level courses in Politics, History, and Anthropology.

Tell us about your experience...

In addition to my main degree, I have multiple years of experience helping young students improve their writing, critical thinking, and research skills through my tenure as an Editor of the Leviathan Journal of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. This involved close collaboration with individual students, maintaining a mentor-mentee dialogue, and a meticulous attention to detail when providing advice on the students' essay writing and research skills. Several students whose work I had edited told me that their coursework writing skills and course grades had improved afterwards as a result. I have also completed the SQA History and Modern Studies courses from National 5 to Advanced Higher level.

What locations do you tutor in?

I am available to tutor in person in the South and Central areas of Edinburgh. Alternatively, I am happy to tutor online via Zoom or Jitsi with any student of Modern Studies or History in the SQA qualifications system.

What is your personal message to students?

If you are struggling with essay writing, coursework, understanding SQA exam techniques or course content more generally, I may be the tutor for you. I have lots of experience working with students to improve these skills, and I can provide non-judgemental support to help you surpass expectations and get the positive results you want.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: Anywhere in the Edinburgh South or Central Area
Online tutor: I tutor via Zoom or Jitsi
Subjects: Modern Studies National 5 to Advanced Higher
  History National 5 to Advanced Higher