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Jessica
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Jessica
« The sessions have helped my learning greatly, the one on one nature of them means I get a deeper understanding of the subject area and any queries I have about it can be directly answered and explained The nature of the tutoring is also excellent; being tailored to the way I personally learn best to make sure I get optimum learning from them, I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to enhance their learning as they have been an invaluable aid to my exam preparation. »
£30/h
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Lessons offered by Julian
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Politics
Levels
  • All Levels

Government and Politics/Online Sociology International Relations Crewe Doctorate Masters 2.1 23 years experience

Methodology

If you are looking for an exceptionally well qualified tutor who has an ability to establish a rapport quickly and who will enable you to reach your full potential, then contact me.

One of the most highly qualified and most experienced tutors.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Sociology and Government and Politics are my two key subjects, something I studied as a post-graduate and research student. I have also been supporting more University students in subjects such as International Relations, Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Social Work, Religion, and other areas related to the social and political sciences. I also specialise in supporting University students with their dissertations and thesis research and writing.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BA (Hons) Government 2.1, M.Sc (Lond.) Politics and Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, American Politics, PGCE in further and higher education, CMI Executive Diploma in Management level 7, Diploma in Educational Leadership. I worked on the Clinton Campaign in 1992 in New York and undertook Doctoral research in Washington DC in October 2001. My work has been highly influential in the area of American political campaign finance regulation and more specifically enforcement and administrative practice. I have qualifications in supporting lower ability learners and have experience in supporting those with spectrum disorders.

- How much do you charge?
My time can be used for traditional teaching via Skype video calls, for detailed feedback on essays, dissertations or to improve your UCAS personal statement. I also help University students with very challenging Journal Articles by making the language and the ideas more accessible. For those higher education students needing more support, I can help with essays, editing and improvements and have another website dedicated to this where a free PDF can be downloaded to support those writing dissertations.

The low hourly rate is secured because students buy blocks of time for their log. 10 hrs is £250 and 20hrs is £500 but you then get 5hrs free. I do not offer the odd hour here and there on an ad hoc basis. I am seeking long term students who require substantive and reliable support. Tutorials, editing, writing, feedback, are all charged as time taken and this comes off your tutorial log. This method has been popular with my candidates since 2009 and cuts down administration and keeps the rates low.
- Where do you teach?

Most of my teaching is done online but students are welcome to come to me in Crewe should they wish to do so. The online method is really useful because you can avoid the travelling and easily access mark schemes, past papers, internet sources and other sources. The online approach with video call, e-mail etc........also help to keep the prices affordable.

- When are you available?

7 days a week!

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I primarily teach 16-18 year-olds but I also teach University students. I also support a number of undergraduates with their summative essays and help in the editing process to support them with their dissertations. Recent undergraduate work I have been involved with has been the Underclass, Social Exclusion and Howard Garfinkl's ethnomethodology, Youth Policy and Attachment, Theology, Gender in the Norwegian Military, Citizenship. I am also able to support those taking Masters and Doctorates and have plenty of experience as a dissertation or thesis supervisor. My own thesis was widely reported both in the US media and academic circles such as Roll Call.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

AS, A2, Undergraduate and Masters Degrees, Ph.D too.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I use Skype and have a a PC that uses logitech Webcam for video calls. I tutor online during the evenings and weekends and significantly discount my hourly rate for this service. Students have found that discussing their essays online has been very helpful and saves them time too! I can research your specific topic beforehand and this really makes the best use of our time online.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I recognise that students are all at different levels and have different needs. I offer a quality reliable service that makes the subject enjoyable and meets the demands of the assessments. I have particular expertise with essay and examination technique.

If you are a higher education student looking for support with essays, dissertations and exams then I am the tutor you need to contact. Students projected to achieve a 3rd class degree have come away with a 2.1 having benefitted from my tutorial and editing services. Get the career you want, not a second or third preference.

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Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have 23 years teaching experience and have taught in schools, colleges and universities. I am a highly experienced tutor and specialise with in online teaching and have excellent feedback from a large number of former learners and their parents. I write for Nelson Thornes and Hodder Education who are both publishers on 'A' level Sociology and I am an examiner for the New Sociology Specification 7192/2. I use a variety of teaching methods and resources and I'm always willing to read up on areas I might not be familiar with in order to give value for money and a quality learning experience. I have had a number of articles published in Sociology Review on crime, religion and education and really enjoy writing non fiction for publication. My work have is increasingly focused on supporting students who may have been disappointed with their results from school or collage. Furthermore, i support University students with improving their assessments and dissertations. I also provide a free PDF file all about dissertations on my own website which I can direct you to. I have taught in schools located in areas of deprivation but also in the more affluent catchment areas such as grammar schools. I have been head of Subject at a College in the North West for 13 years and have also taught at a number of Universities in the Midland and the North West.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I trained as an undergraduate at the University of Central Lancashire, then went on to take a Post-Graduate degree at the University of London (Birkbeck College). I took my Doctorate at Keele and my PGCE at Manachester Met. I also studied Post-Graduate Management via Cambridge Professional Academy.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

PSA, BAAS, CMI.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I have students from level 3 health and social care right up to Ph.D students who are located in this country and abroad. As I am an experienced examiner and a published author of peer reviewed work I can support a range of students.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h

Details

I do not offer ad hoc lessons but only take on those who are willing and able to purchase a block of 5 or 10 hours. Dealing with payments every lesson takes up valuable time and there needs to be time on the student log for feedback, marking, using Word Comment which is where I really add value. This has proved popular and this model has been used for all my teaching since 2009.

Lessons offered by Julian
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Politics
Levels
  • All Levels

10 reviews on Julian
  • 4.9/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

10 recommendations

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Jessica

The sessions have helped my learning greatly, the one on one nature of them means I get a deeper understanding of the subject area and any queries I have about it can be directly answered and explained
The nature of the tutoring is also excellent; being tailored to the way I personally learn best to make sure I get optimum learning from them, I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to enhance their learning as they have been an invaluable aid to my exam preparation.

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Asira Siraj

I find these lessons really useful! Writing out essays after having read through lots of material and having someone to critically go through your essay as well as adding essay plans etc is really invaluable when it comes to learning things for the exams. I also wouldn't have been able to do it alone, and definitely required help from a tutor to help me progress

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Naomi

I studied A level sociology on a part-time basis, and found the help I received to be invaluable. My tutor was insightful, very approachable and dedicated to helping me achieve my goals. I was particularly surprised by the depth at which we were able to cover the syllabus online. From my experience, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Marbury education

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Neil

I hadn't used online tutoring before and was unsure as to whether I would like it. After a few weeks I began to enjoy the subject as Julian's enthusiasm and love of Sociology rubbed off on me. Julian was very flexible and managed to fit in extra slots when required, he was excellent at marking my work and giving me constructive criticism which helped to raise the standard of my written work. I achieved high A's in both A2 units all thanks to him.

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Robert

Julian provided excellent long distance training which helped my daughter achieve an 'A' grade in Sociology and be accepted to her first choice University. I would strongly recommend him to anyone sitting 'A' level Sociology.

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Susan

Overall, my son went from being a low E grade student to a high D in his A Level overall (very nearly a C). Bearing in mind that my son's AS results (two Es) were already a fait accompli when Julian took him on, and that A2s are generally harder than AS, this was a great outcome and provided enough extra UCAS to get him into his 1st choice Universirt. I cannot recommend Julian highly enough as a tutor, you will not be disappointed.

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Elizabeth

I'm leaving feedback from a parent's perspective. Coming to online tuition for the first time I had my concerns, however I can say that Julian provides absolutely first class tutoring. He is proactive, well organized, and lesson content is backed up by extensive teaching materials for the student. Work is set and returned promptly with detailed indication of where and how to improve. He manages to easily establish a relationship with the student that is both encouraging but accountable.

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Mrs Pickton

Julian responded very quickly to our request for help and seems very on the ball about what is required. Michael has had four sessions so far and is very enthusiastic about the content of the sessions and the work that has been set.

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Mrs Greenbank

We've been really pleased with the help that Julian has given our daughter so far. He's helped her engage with the subject in way that she hadn't been able to before. Julian is reliable and conscientious and we highly recommend him as a Sociology tutor.

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Mrs Yeadon

I'm leaving feedback from a parents perspective. Coming to online tuition for the first time I had my concerns, however I can say that Julian provides absolutely first class tutoring. He is proactive, well organised, and lesson content is backed up by extensive teaching materials for the student. Work is set and returned promptly with detailed indication of where and how to improve. He manages to easily establish a relationship with the student that is both encouraging but accountable.

Interview with Julian

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Julian — I have always been interested in social and political affairs and even watched Weekend World with Brian Walden (1972). I took up private tuition seriously in 2009 using Skype and Word Comment on written work.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Julian — I teach Sociology, Politics, Health and Social Care and IR. I like to discuss education political sociology and ideology the most but I always seem to be able to support both sides, not one.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Julian — Yes I did. His name was Pete Smith and he was the best Politics and Sociology teacher anyone could wish for. He was active in the Chartist and wrote for it regularly. He was a Democratic Socialist and a former local councillor. He sadly passed away far too young after losing his battle with alcohol.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Julian — Being able to do it, not just say it or tell others to do it. I love writing and pass on my craft every session.
QUESTION 05 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Julian — Do not confuse Dr Spock (child psychologist) with Mr Spock (Star Trek) when interviewing power Washington DC lawyers. You look a fool!
QUESTION 06 | 08
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Julian — The format and specification changing every 5 minutes.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
Julian — I love being able to get a student who has been told they will fail to succeed. One was told he would fail sociology and not go to University but after my teaching he achieved a B. Another was told the best she would do was a Third Class degree but achieved a 2.1.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P)?
Julian — Best qualified, most experienced and a regular writer for Nelson Thornes and Hodder Education. I give conference papers abroad, love to research and write and never get bored of my subjects, ever!

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