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Ruby (Tutor in Farnham)

Farnham, Surrey
Home Town: Farnham
Member Since: 06/09/2015
Last Login: 3 years ago
Response Rate: 30%
Expected Response: < 9 days
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A Level
Alton College
A*  (2015)
A Level
Alton College
A*  (2015)
A Level
Alton College
A*  (2015)
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Rates summary: 10.00 to 15.00 per hour
Information about Ruby

I am currently studying a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design whilst making an application to study Human Social and Political Science at Cambridge.

I feel I have a natural understanding and sympathy for those students who may not be performing their best. I myself achieved poorly at GCSE due to illness, but managed to pick myself up during A levels, achieving 100% in each of my A2 level exams, with 100% for the AS English Literature exam and the AS Art & Design exam. I am particularly interested in tutoring students who may be struggling with physical and/or mental health problems, and am very familiar with the extenuating circumstance/special consideration process, if advice is needed on this.

I am particularly strong on Political Ideologies, Modernism and Romanticism, but do enquire if I haven`t mentioned a specific course and I will evaluate whether I feel confident teaching this.

Usually I will assess the needs of the tutee and base my approach around this, but the tutee should expect a range of techniques. These would include essay marking and feedback, documentaries, recommended wider reading, memory-based revision tips and debating. For Art & Design courses, there would be much more emphasis on discussion of ideas and drawing exercises. My aim is to develop in the tutee a genuine interest in the subject, in turn making subject material exciting and relevant.

Availability: All weekday evenings and weekends, Fridays and some Wednesdays.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I worked in a small team selected for a Summer volunteer scheme at the Children and Young Adult`s Reading Challenge. My role was to facilitate and encourage children to read by engaging and teaching them basic verbal reasoning skills. The role required me to be apt in explaining the process of the reading challenge clearly and succinctly, which I feel shows promise for proficient leadership and tutoring.

During the course of my A levels, I took an interest in assisting students who were struggling in their studies. In turn, I used my literary skills to edit various personal statements. I also set up two study groups, whereby outside of lessons I would prepare accompanying material and additional research to inspire my fellow students to engage with the subject on a personal level. One of these students was consistently receiving D grades and ended up with an A overall.

I`m currently running a philosophy book club with friends where I will be chronologically exploring Western philosophy, right from the Milesian school to Judith Butler, Chomsky and Zizek.

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