Elizabeth V.

Elizabeth V.

£24 - £26 /hr

Social Anthropology (Bachelors) - St Andrews University

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About me

I'm a second year Social Anthropology student at the University of St Andrews with personal experience in English Language and Literature up to Pre-U, and Philosophy through to university level. I also have extensive teaching experience both in the UK and abroad working with children from KS1 up to GCSE (and 2+ years of group teaching experience).

Although my specified subjects are English and Religious Studies/Philosophy & Ethics, I believe that the key to success in these, and other, subjects is the ability to think critically and be able to organise and structure thoughts quickly and efficiently. These skills are particularly important in essay writing when it is necessary to evaluate a set of information and place it within a structured, coherent argument.

I believe that in order for students to become more confident and begin to develop an intrinsic motivation for their subjects they need to be able to see and present the whole argument, developing their thinking skills. The cultivation of these skills forms the basis of all learning and academic success. As this comes from personal experience I am very patient and encouraging as a tutor as, although all students are different, once a student can see for themselves that they have the capacity to succeed they will begin to enjoy and participate more in sessions which only furthers their progress.

I'm a second year Social Anthropology student at the University of St Andrews with personal experience in English Language and Literature up to Pre-U, and Philosophy through to university level. I also have extensive teaching experience both in the UK and abroad working with children from KS1 up to GCSE (and 2+ years of group teaching experience).

Although my specified subjects are English and Religious Studies/Philosophy & Ethics, I believe that the key to success in these, and other, subjects is the ability to think critically and be able to organise and structure thoughts quickly and efficiently. These skills are particularly important in essay writing when it is necessary to evaluate a set of information and place it within a structured, coherent argument.

I believe that in order for students to become more confident and begin to develop an intrinsic motivation for their subjects they need to be able to see and present the whole argument, developing their thinking skills. The cultivation of these skills forms the basis of all learning and academic success. As this comes from personal experience I am very patient and encouraging as a tutor as, although all students are different, once a student can see for themselves that they have the capacity to succeed they will begin to enjoy and participate more in sessions which only furthers their progress.

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About my sessions

After agreeing on a goal or target for the student, my sessions will be led by the individual to a large extent in order to enhance focus on areas where the student feels they need more help. However, I will also regularly ask for a short practice question to be completed during the week with a view to reviewing it in the session to see where it could be improved. By doing this after a couple of weeks these changes should become second nature as well as highlighting the inevitable repetitive nature of exam questions.

I understand that each student learns in a different way and sometimes it is necessary to try out different learning techniques before discovering what works for an individual in order to make the sessions as useful as they can be! I am also open to other suggestions if a student has a particular strategy which they know works for them.

After agreeing on a goal or target for the student, my sessions will be led by the individual to a large extent in order to enhance focus on areas where the student feels they need more help. However, I will also regularly ask for a short practice question to be completed during the week with a view to reviewing it in the session to see where it could be improved. By doing this after a couple of weeks these changes should become second nature as well as highlighting the inevitable repetitive nature of exam questions.

I understand that each student learns in a different way and sometimes it is necessary to try out different learning techniques before discovering what works for an individual in order to make the sessions as useful as they can be! I am also open to other suggestions if a student has a particular strategy which they know works for them.

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Alison Parent from High Wycombe

28 Nov, 2018

Elizabeth is a fab tutor and I would highly recommend her. My son has been doing English Tuition with her and has come on so well, Elizabeth has so much patience with him and he really enjoys their weekly sessions

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Rama Parent from London Lesson review 24 Sep '18, 18:00

24 Sep, 2018

My kids love her

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Jasmine Parent from Charlton Lesson review 5 May '18, 14:30

5 May, 2018

Great Tutor, Very helpful

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Parvesh Parent from Hounslow Lesson review 14 Oct '18, 16:00

14 Oct, 2018

Ishaan enjoyed his first session

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureCambridge Pre UD3
Philosophy and EthicsCambridge Pre UD3
Government and PoliticsA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£24 /hr
Philosophy and EthicsGCSE£24 /hr
English13 Plus£24 /hr
Religious Studies13 Plus£24 /hr
English11 Plus£24 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr

Questions Elizabeth has answered

Should religious believers oppose abortion?

In these types of short essay questions, it is always important to show a balanced argument which will normally take the form of two paragraphs arguing one side and one paragraph arguing the other. In this case you could argue that all religious believers should oppose abortion on the grounds of their belief that life begins before the birth of the child. You should always ensure to use specific examples to back up your argument for example, the Catholic Church believes that life begins at conception and in Islam they believe that life begins when the soul enters the body at 120 days. You then need to explain this point showing how this means abortion can be viewed as the killing of a human life You should then use a similar structure in your argument against as you could argue something like the health of the mother should be taken into consideration. Again, this would need to be backed up with examples such as in Hinduism they believe in making the decision which leads to the least harm for the mother, baby, their family, society etc. Similar ideas can also be seen in Islam especially in Sharia Law. This would then require you to explain how the value of the mother can change the morality of abortion.  After making your final point, on either side of the argument, it is then important for you to conclude decisively, summarising your reasons but not bringing in any new ideas! In these types of short essay questions, it is always important to show a balanced argument which will normally take the form of two paragraphs arguing one side and one paragraph arguing the other. In this case you could argue that all religious believers should oppose abortion on the grounds of their belief that life begins before the birth of the child. You should always ensure to use specific examples to back up your argument for example, the Catholic Church believes that life begins at conception and in Islam they believe that life begins when the soul enters the body at 120 days. You then need to explain this point showing how this means abortion can be viewed as the killing of a human life You should then use a similar structure in your argument against as you could argue something like the health of the mother should be taken into consideration. Again, this would need to be backed up with examples such as in Hinduism they believe in making the decision which leads to the least harm for the mother, baby, their family, society etc. Similar ideas can also be seen in Islam especially in Sharia Law. This would then require you to explain how the value of the mother can change the morality of abortion.  After making your final point, on either side of the argument, it is then important for you to conclude decisively, summarising your reasons but not bringing in any new ideas!

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