I ideally want to be teaching students up to the age of 14 to tutor them on basic literacy skills including syntax / grammar, vocabulary, as well as genre to help prepare them for further education or to help improve career prospects. This can be in either extra GCSE-related lessons, or extra spelling and grammar exercises - the choice is up to the student and the parent. I prefer to begin lessons by talking to the student and / or parent to see what they need and building a regular and routine schedule around this. I always go the extra mile for anyone I work with and this is reflected in my tutoring ethos.
I am an English graduate from the University of Liverpool and have been working with students for 3 years. I have TESOL training and worked with international students to improve both their creativity and grammar. I'm looking to help tutor anyone struggling with English including written and oral comprehension, and I'm happy to help teach any syllabus specified for both home and international students. I achieved A in my GCSE English Literature and English Language, have a first-class degree in English, have worked with many English linguistics researchers and can speak intermediate Chinese.
SEPTEMBER 2017 – MAY 2020
BA ENGLISH, THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Since September 2017, I have been working towards a first-class undergraduate degree in English. Within this I have studied both language and literature modules. As my degree progressed, I was able to specialize further, and so completed modules that helped inform my understanding of linguistics - this was aided by my research internship. However, I was still fortunate to be able to continue studying literature modules, which is where my true love lies. In particular, my third-year modules, Women Writers and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, has proven the most valuable. The latter was essential in giving me a TEFL understanding, and developing my teaching skills both inside and outside of the classroom, to speakers of many different languages. Furthermore, this module has provided me with the ability to plan lessons for students of all ages, as well as presentation skills and co-operating as a team to create lesson materials.
I’ve also taking two 0-credit modules in Beginners 1 and 2 in Mandarin, and I’m continuing this now my studies are complete.
JUNE 2019 – JULY 2019
BEGINNER’S CHINESE LANGUAGE SUMMER SCHOOL, XI’AN JIAOTONG-LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY
In the summer of 2019, I successfully completed Beginners 1 of the Chinese Language Summer Schools program at XJTLU in Suzhou, China. Here, I learned about the foundations of Mandarin, including tones, sounds, greetings, countries, food and drink, travel, and dates and time.
SEPTEMBER 2015 – JUNE 2017
A LEVELS, SOUTH HUNSLEY SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
Extended Project Qualification (A), English Literature (B), English Language (B), Government and Politics (B) AS Music (C)
SEPTEMBER 2013 – JUNE 2015
GCSES, SOUTH HUNSLEY SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
English Literature (A), English Language (A), Maths (B), Biology (A), Chemistry (B), Physics (B), Religious Studies (A), History (A), French (C), Music (B), IT (Merit)
MAY 2019 – JANUARY 2020
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER / RESEARCH INTERN, THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
My main responsibilities as an undergraduate researcher included the management of linguistic data, and thus its segmentation, transcription and audio analysis. This required proficient use of several pieces of software as well as an in-depth understanding of linguistics, and acute time-management due to restrictive deadlines. Furthermore, the role also required a significant amount of inputting data into different databases and creating new and inventive ways to analyse such in the pursuit of sociolinguistic innovation.
AUGUST 2019 – SEPTEMBER 2019
INTERNATIONAL ADVICE AND GUIDANCE WELCOME WEEK ASSISTANT, THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
As an advice and guidance assistant, I primarily helped the management visa applications as well as police registrations and general academic queries, such as time-tabling issues, for international students who had just arrived in Liverpool. This involved working with primarily Chinese students, and often entailed the need for pastoral or emotional support, as well as administrative, as it had often been an emotionally tiring transition to the UK and involved a degree of culture shock.
SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES
I have been involved in educational extra-curricular activities since my degree began in 2017. Firstly, as vice-president of the University of Liverpool’s Creative Writing Society, I was responsible for the general running of the society in the student’s union. Furthermore, my role involved the voluntary proof-reading of both home and international students’ work for punctuation and grammar before they submitted it to the annual anthology, which I organised in terms of structure, graphics, marketing and ordering. This role also allowed me to present and produce my own radio show, Writer’s Blocc, for a year on the Liverpool Student Radio. Furthermore, while continuing my Mandarin studies in Liverpool after my trip to China last summer, I took part in the Language Lounge remote-learning ‘coffee-shop’ scheme, which meant I was part of a student conversational exchange over Microsoft Teams with Chinese students to help improve my Mandarin and their English. I’ve also been a member of the English staff student committee, reviewing curriculum changes and taking part in review meetings with the English faculty to ensure student interests are voiced.
I am an avid reader and a keen traveller, with ambitions to one day become a teacher to speakers of other languages. I have just started learning French and Spanish alongside Mandarin, and have recently developed a passion for cooking. I am a film, art and literature enthusiast, and particularly enjoy Japanese literature.
Rhiannon is an amazing tutor. She always makes you feel calm and ease with whatever you need and therefore any question you have is never an issue with her. I would highly recommend Rhiannon as she is kind but yet very encouraging and motivating and she wants to make sure you reach the best of your ability.
I have watched Rhiannon study hard and enthusiastically over the last 3 years. Am proud of everything she has achieved. She is bubbly and conscientious and would make a great , fun tutor.
I am Rhiannon's Dad and am completely biased in thinking she will make a fantastic tutor.
But, I also know her very well and can confirm she is hard working, ambitious and really good fun. She has always had a passion for English and has excelled in her grades.
My daughter really enjoyed working with Rhiannon. She was always friendly an approachable, and tailored her lessons to suit my daughter's needs. She was professional, and clearly very experienced. Great value for money also. Thank you for all your help!
Excellent tutor and a really lovely person to learn from. She’s very knowledgeable and well-read and has so much patience and empathy when teaching :) You would love her as a tutor
Rhiannon is an extremely warm and friendly person with a lot of patience. She would give 100% to help her students achieve their best. She is also extremely intelligent and I have known her to excel in her English studies. Rhiannon would be an amazing tutor to anyone who seeks out her services.
Rhiannon tutored my daughter during secondary school and her GCSE exams. She tailored her lessons to suit my daughters needs and the results really paid off as she got a "9". Really affordable, it is clear Rhiannon has a natural flair for tutoring, her kind and caring attitude and English expertise makes her the perfect tutor. Highly recommend!
My daughter really enjoyed working with Rhiannon. She was always friendly and approachable, and tailored her lessons to suit my daughter's needs. She was professional, and clearly very experienced. Great value for money also. Thank you for all your help!
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