I studied Criminology and Psychology at university and now work as an English tutor and ESL teacher. I have always had a passion for English Language and Literature, and always got the highest marks in school. Creative writing is one of my favourite things to do and I love reading too. I can be a bit of a stickler for correct grammar and punctuation, which makes this job perfect for me. I have been a volunteer and private tutor of English, both academic and general, for over 6 months now. I can honestly say that there is nothing else I would rather do than teach others. Positivity is the key to succeeding and that is the motto I go by. I think learning is the best and we can have so much fun learning together! Don't be nervous, I am here to help. It's okay if you make mistakes because that is how we learn. Confidence is just as important as positivity because you need to feel like you are capable of doing well. I constantly offer encouragement to all of my students.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I like to find out what each student is struggling with and tailor tuition to their needs. It makes no sense to reteach them things they already know. I also ensure that I give the student the confidence they need to do well.
What qualifications do you have?
I am a Criminology and Psychology graduate with a 2:1 degree. I have an A in GCSE English Literature, a B in GCSE English Language and a C in A Level English Literature. I also have a 120 Hour TEFL Certificate.
Tell us about your experience...
I tutored a little during my final year at uni but it was difficult to continue with this when I had assignments to submit. In August 2019, I received an email from someone looking for an English tutor, which made me realise how much I missed teaching and tutoring. I started tutoring students in my free time, which fast forward to today, I have actually left my position as a data journalist to tutor full time. I have been a volunteer and private tutor of English, both academic and general, for over 6 months now and I have also recently started working as an online ESL tutor. I can honestly say that there is nothing else I would rather do than this.
What locations do you tutor in?
Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, West Bromwich, Winson Green, Edgbaston and online.
What is your personal message to students?
Positivity is the key to succeeding.
|CRB/Disclosure Certificate:||Enhanced DBS|
|Online tutor:||I tutor via Skype, Bramble and Zoom. If you have a suggestion for another platform, I can accommodate this.|
|English||GCSE / A Level|
|Sociology||GCSE / A Level|
|English as a foreign language|
|Psychology||GCSE / A Level|