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Lessons offered by Calum
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Text commentary
  • Comparative literature
Levels
  • All Levels

History and Comparative Literature Graduate offering lessons in English and History in Glasgow

Methodology

The way I see it, every student is unique. Everyone has different interests and specialities, but they also have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to education and different subjects. The sooner a tutor can understand what a student is struggling with, the sooner they can offer guidance in a way that helps the student to overcome them. I will set my classes up in a way that provides discussion into what a student is struggling with, while also providing coursework that allows them to take the right steps and challenge them once they have a better grasp of the subject.

Background

I am a recent university graduate who has always believed in giving every student a platform of which to grow, learn and improve. Education is tough, and things don't always come naturally. However, with the right level of dedication, and the right amount of empathy from the tutor, any student has the capacity to do well and succeed. I have mainly taught at primary school level, having assisted in summer camps and societies, but I may be able to provide tutoring to early secondary school ages as well. My recent graduation from the University of Glasgow saw me earn a 2:1 Joint Honours in History and Comparative Literature, meaning I have a range of knowledge on both subjects, knowledge that I can offer to potential students.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £15/h

Details

Rates may change from £15 to £20 if the student level is more advanced (e.g. national 5). Rates may also vary between £20-30 depending on the distance I may have to travel.

Lessons offered by Calum
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Text commentary
  • Comparative literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Calum's CV

Summary
Media plays a gargantuan role in my life. An avid obsessive with storytelling, I have a considerable attachment to how we as viewers analyse, digest, and engage with media, in particular film and TV, whether for the purpose of leisure or information. So much so, that it is my wish to one day combine my love of writing with my passion for media, and how it is conveyed. My most recent experience has been with The Herald and The Sunday Herald, where I interned for several weeks, both at their main headquarters and in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival, viewing 30 features in roughly two weeks. This allowed me to consume media at a substantial rate, all for the purpose of reviewing and analysing their content via my writing, some of which was published on The Herald website, with other articles available in print. Outside of journalism and media, I also have much experience with voluntary work, including several years with both West Kilbride Primary School and West Kilbride Parish Church. I have been a member of youth organisations, and for my efforts have been awarded both the Queen’s Badge from the Boy’s Brigade, as well as the Silver Duke of Edinburgh award. Much of my voluntary work and past employment may have not be directly tied to my eventual goal, but they have all in various ways helped me to grow as a person, by teaching me new skills, and the merits of a good work ethic, preparing me for future employment. I am a non-smoker and have held a full driving license since January 2015. I am an honest and trustworthy individual who is keen to learn and improve my skills, and hopefully acquire some new ones.

Work Experience
June 18th – July 1st 2018 Through Alison Rowat at The Herald, I obtained a press pass for the Edinburgh Film Festival. I was able to attend press screenings for films screened at the festival, writing reviews for The Herald, where I improved my writing techniques, and learned how to format my writing to a particular style.
May 29th – June 9th 2018 I acquired work experience as a journalistic intern at The Sunday Herald, where I was not only able to utilise my writing skills at a professional environment, but I learned about the social factors that come into play with journalism, such as acquiring quotes and interviews, and how to apply them to various articles on media, technology, politics and culture. As a result, I have been published in print twice.
July 10th – July 17th 2016 I worked as a steward at the Open Championship in Royal Troon where I learned how to engage with visitors, provide necessary information and keep the flow of the event going.
June 25th – August 28th 2015 I worked as an admin assistant at Cooper Architects where I learned to take direction through sorting files and working out mileage.
October 24th – 28th 2011 I attended work experience as an architectural assistant at Archial NORR Architects in Glasgow, where I learned to improve my communication and interaction skills through being part of a collaborative team.

Voluntary Experience
September 2010 – September 2014 As part of the Duke of Edinburgh Course I volunteered as an adviser and mentor at the West Kilbride Primary School Chess Club where I taught and interacted directly with children aged eight to eleven to hone in on their skills.
July 2012 and July 2013 I volunteered twice at the yearly summer camp at the West Kilbride Parish Church in which I was responsible for, looked after and interacted directly with children aged between five and eleven with most interaction with children aged five and six.
July 6th – July 8th 2016 As a favour for a friend and work employee of Berkmann Wine Cellars, I temporarily worked with him as an assistant wine deliverer, where I learned how to be patient, and focus on work during intense 8 to 10 hour shifts at a time as we delivered wine to various restaurants across Scotland.

Education
August 2001 – June 2008 West Kilbride Primary School
August 2008 – May 2014 Largs Academy
September 2014 – June 2018 University of Glasgow

Qualifications
Bachelors Joint Honours Comparative Literature with History – 2:1
Advanced Highers History – A
English – B
Highers Geography – A
History – A
Modern Studies – A
Physics – A
English – B
Maths – B
Standard Grades Art – 1
English – 1
Geography – 1
History – 1
Maths – 1
Physics – 1
French – 2
Intermediate PE – Pass Level 2
Computing – A Level 1

Extra-curricular Activities
January 2016 – present Editor and writer for personal film page: (concealed information)
April 2016 – July 2018 Contributor to University of Glasgow’s qmunicate Magazine: (concealed information)

Referees
Mrs Alison Rowat, The Herald: (concealed information)
Mrs Heather Burns, Head Teacher, Largs Academy: (concealed information)
Mrs Lesley Richardson, West Kilbride Boys’ Brigade: (concealed information)
Mr Brian O’Donnell, Archial NORR Architects: (concealed information)

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