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Lessons offered by Melissa
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Oral expression
  • Proofreading
Levels
  • All Levels

English Literature Graduate offering English tutoring (KS1 up to A Level) - Hull

Methodology

I structure my lessons according to the student's personal needs and learning style. I always approach each lesson with positivity, patience and enthusiasm. Each lesson will have well-communicated learning objectives, time at the end to reflect on the aforementioned and any questions and concerns. I try to give positive feedback throughout to keep the student motivated. Of course, there is always room for improvement. Guidance on how to improve will usually come in the form of homework, if the student should require any, or a recap/test at the beginning of the following lesson.

Background

I am an English Literature Graduate from a top ten university. I have been private tutoring for 8 months now. I have ESL teaching experience both online and face to face. I have taught a variety of different ages (5-40+) and levels (early beginner to fluent). I am hard-working, approachable and patient. I am also articulate and have great communication skills. My written and spoken English is highly advanced and degree-level proficient.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £15/h
Lessons offered by Melissa
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Oral expression
  • Proofreading
Levels
  • All Levels

Melissa's CV

Professional Profile

An English Literature graduate with exceptional interpersonal, written and creative skills. Experienced in a variety of different fields including Teaching, Student and Online Activism, Volunteering, Environmental Sustainability, Market Research, Theatre work, Bartending and Babysitting.

Education & Qualifications

Lancaster University - BA Hons English Literature 2:1 (2015 - July 2018)

Wyke College, Hull - A Level: English Literature- B, Drama & Theatre Studies- B, Media Studies-B (2013 - 2015)

Newland School for Girls, Hull - GCSE: 10 GCSEs grades A-B (including Maths and English) (2008 - 2013)

Relevant Professional Experience

Tutorful – Private Tutor (August 2018 - Present)

Teaching KS1 up to A Level English to students in the local area across varying abilities. Delivering degree-level expertise as an academic precursor.

DadaABC – ESL Teacher (August 2018 - January 2019)

Teaching English online to Chinese students aged 4-16. Ability to communicate with students whose second language is English - demonstrating patience and cultural sensitivity.

Certification of Achievement

Principal’s Award 2018 – Outstanding contribution to Pendle College at Lancaster University as shown by two Nine College Challenge victories: Charity Challenge 2017 Winner and Sustainability Challenge 2018 Runner Up.

The Lancaster Award: Gold - undertook work experience, campus activities and volunteering alongside my degree. Reflected and documented the skills that I developed. Assessed on documented skills, CV and video interview.

Look After Your Mate (Mental Health Training Course) - vocal and written exercises which provided me with
the knowledge and confidence to talk about mental health.

Activism/Extra-Curricular

Engaged in student and online activism including mental health, sexual misconduct, environmental sustainability, gender disparity, LGBTQ+ and animal rights. Charities I have impacted: Defying Dementia, Orphans in Need, WWF, Teenager Cancer Trust, Breast Cancer Care, Movember, Mind, Samaritans, and YWCA Lancaster.

Lancaster University Flash Literary Journal - Submitted a collection of poetry, worked with an Editor, shortlisted to be published in Issues 15 and 16 (2015).

Pendle College JCR Student Executive (June 2016 - December 2017) - Role: Welfare Officer (elected by students). Engaged with 2000+ students via social media, termly campaigns, weekly one-to-one drop-in sessions. Organised, advertised and co-ordinated events that improved student wellbeing and inclusivity. Demonstrated ability to manage executive duties without sacrificing academic study. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and also verbal and digital communication skills.

Sustainability Challenge 2018 – Runner up team out of 9 colleges. Collaboratively devised a scheme (‘Precious Plastic’) to tackle climate change on campus and pitched to a panel of judges. Researched University Environmental Policy. Used JCR experience to pitch previously successful methods of student engagement. Created Prezi presentation. Demonstrated teamwork, creative and computer literacy skills.

Volunteering Experience

Oakwood Dog Rescue (July 2018 – Present) Role: Videographer and Photographer for local dog shelter.

Charity Challenge (February - May 2017) Role: Co-leader. Raised over £300 for Defying Dementia, the highest amount of all nine teams, resulting in winning the first ever Charity Challenge. Recruited and managed a team of 7 students over 3 months. Organised, advertised and co-ordinated events that increased Pendle College student engagement and funded the progression of Professor David Allsop’s drug and research into neurodegenerative diseases.

Charity Challenge 2018 - Role: Marketing Manager (designed and distributed posters, created and shared Facebook events) and Chief Liaison with local vegan food suppliers. Organised and ran two Vegan Bake Sales raising £175 for Blue Cross Charity.

Lifestyle (Summer 2009) – Organised and ran a fundraiser selling locally-sourced handmade soap and cupcakes which benefitted both the local community and Cancer Research charity.

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