Elizabeth V.

Elizabeth V.

£36 - £38 /hr

Social Anthropology (Bachelors) - St Andrews University

130 completed lessons

About me

I'm a third 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,...

I'm a third 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...

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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Abeer Student

3 Oct

very helpful with improving my planning technique to make sure I have all the relevant ideas when starting to write, thanks Elizabeth

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Rama Parent from London

1 Sep

Lizzie absolutely saved me- level 6s to level 9s in both English Language and English Literature in my GCSEs in a year! She marked all of my past papers that my school teacher was too busy for and pointed out weaknesses in my work that my teachers didn't pick up. Extremely friendly and supportive and helped me with exam stress right through GCSEs. Couldn't recommend her enough!

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Gina Parent from Ayr

3 Mar

Elizabeth was an enormous help with a tricky essay my daughter was working on. She replied so quickly each time we contacted her and the advice she gave and corrections she made were invaluable. Elizabeth made everything so easy and was very supportive and encouraging. She is exceptionally warm and easy to talk to and I can recommend her wholeheartedly.

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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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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureCambridge Pre UD3
Philosophy and EthicsCambridge Pre UD3
Government and PoliticsA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishGCSE£38 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£38 /hr
Philosophy and EthicsGCSE£38 /hr
English11 Plus£36 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£38 /hr
English13 Plus£36 /hr
Religious Studies13 Plus£36 /hr

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