I'm an experienced teacher, Exam Board marker and writer. I'm confident that I can help your child reach their full potential, better their grades and ensure that on the day of the exam they will be confident and prepared.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English - GCSE , IGCSE, AS and A level. Higher, Standard Grade, Intermediate and Advanced Higher. International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Pre U.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an MA Hons in English and Politics from Glasgow University as well as a PGCE certificate in English.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £26 a week - see my website for more details
- Where do you teach?
I only teach online (please see my website). I'm based in Newton Mearns in Glasgow but can teach anywhere in the United Kingdom from Inverness to John O'Groats and indeed world-wide.
- When are you available?
Any time - tutoring world wide we can make it work .
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all secondary ages :
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
National 4/5 English
AS and A Level English
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
It's exactly like face to face tutoring only better. I know I would say that, but the results speak for themselves. I assign each pupil their own classroom which parents have access to too. Every week I post a lesson along with a unique video going over the lesson, the pupil returns the assignment to me in their classroom . I mark it and then we have a Skype discussion going over it. It really does work very well - young people love working this way- it's an efficient use of everyone's time and they are so comfortable with the internet. Parents are happy too - they can keep an eye on all work and communication between us and they don't have to travel or clear the dinner dishes from the kitchen table!
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- Do you have a personal message for students?
I've had a varied career because of my love of language, but more than anything, I love teaching.There is no feeling like watching a student make progress and achieve what they are capable of. When I agree to take you on I will be 100% committed to supporting you in this task.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I've been a teacher for 20 years, marked exam papers f and have tutored extensively. I've also written for national newspapers for 10 years too.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I tutor a variety of students which is what I love about tutoring.What they all have in common is the desire to focus on how to get a good grade. I tutor children who are home schooled; I tutor children who are sick and can't get to school, I tutor children who play sport at a top level which requires them to travel and I tutor pupils who need extra help to achieve a good grade. I tutor pupils in America and Europe and I'm available during school hours as well as in the evenin.
• MA Hons in English and Politics
• PGCE English
• CRB Certificate
As a parent I only wish I had found Deany and Star Student earlier. It was a tremendous help to my son when he was sitting his Higher English. His Critical Essays and Close Reading skills improved dramatically. In particular he was taught exam technique which I have no doubt helped him to achieve his final result. I will not hesitate to contact Deany and Star Student when my daughter is sitting Higher English .
â€‹The beauty of online tuition is that you don't have to leave the house - that's really quite a bonus when you live in a rural location, have a busy house, work commitments adn other family members to juggle. Cameron just got on with it himself - I occasionally logged into his classroom and had a look at what was happening but it all seemed to be going on without any demands on me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Star Student .
last year I needed an A for my course at university- my English teacher predicted a C. I liked the idea of not having to go to someone's house and keeping in contact with Deany through Skype was a very successful way of communicating. I was able to log on to my own classroom and always received a prompt reply, keeping my interest going. With the help and encouragement I received from Deany, much to the amazement of all I managed to gain my A in higher English and I am now in my 3rd month at university.
Star student has enabled me to become more confident in all aspects of English Higher; from close reading to critical essays. The weekly assignments allow you to practice skills which are used in exams and the in depth feedback given was crucial so that I was able to improve. I would highly recommend Star Student for first class tutoring.Â
Olivia Dickie, Kelvinside Academy, achieved an A Grade, HIgher English
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