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Politics Graduate and English Tutor offering conservational and vocabulary English lessons online or in person.


For conversational classes, I will usually structure them so that my student speaks as long as possible. I will have a topic (something that interests them) which I will assign to the student to research and they will come to the lesson and talk about that topic. I offer debates and dialogues to allow the students to think on their feet. Debates are fun as it allows the student to improve and learn new vocabulary.


I am a politics Graduate who has
Tutored English, October 17th, 2016- December 2017
• Tutored children, teens and adults, helping with conversational English to teaching Cambridge English and preparing students for English exams

Au Pair, June 2013 – January 2015
• Worked with 4 families in Italy and Germany during this period; undertook childcare duties as well as teaching English to both parents and children


Transportation Fee : £4
Rate for online lessons : £14/h
Lessons offered by Steve
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • All Levels

Steve's CV

Steve Daley Political Science Graduate


An ambitious, determined and committed Political Science Graduate with strong academic ability and excellent knowledge of key political issues and topics underpinned by experience and a range of transferable skills developed through previous employment and placements and extracurricular activities. Particular expertise in the field of public policy and political research with a strong understanding of current affairs relating to Scottish and UK politics. Highly self-motivated, with a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt effectively to a range of working environments. Now seeking a new and challenging role offering the opportunity to utilise existing skills and experience.

Key Skills & Expertise

Politics & Social Policy – Extensive knowledge of key policies, topics and issues developed through Bachelor’s degree course and own research; experience has included supporting general election campaigns for the SNP as well as the campaign for Scottish Independence in the 2014 Referendum
Research – Skilled and experienced in the effective use of a range of research sources and techniques with experience of completing various public policy and political research projects; degree programme included modules on Research Methods in Politics. Also assisted Stirling Council to prepare for upcoming budget cuts as well as sourcing funding from corporate sponsors in the local area a member of the Stirling Social Policy Team Finance Committee
Analysis & Report Writing – Proven ability to analyse and assimilate a wide range of literature and numerical data effectively and compile complex reports which effectively summarise research findings; also familiar with terminologies, referencing and other protocols
Time Management – Capable of prioritising and managing time effectively, ensuring tasks are completed within strict deadlines without compromising on quality
Team Working – Proven ability to function effectively as part of a team for example working with others on the SNP students NEC in organising events. Also able to work independently under own initiative when required for example my dissertation.
Communication – Communicates effectively at all levels, including successfully imparting complex concepts and ideas to peers and laypeople
Teaching/Tutoring- Helped prepare Spanish children, teens and adults for Cambridge B2 examination. Also helped with conversational English to students.
IT – Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; also familiar with social media as a regular user of Facebook
Campaigning– Canvassed for the YES campaign during the Scottish referendum campaign, for the SNP at the 2015 general election campaign and for the SNP at the 2016 Scottish election campaign.

Academic Qualifications

BA (Hons) Political Science (2:1), Stirling University, Sept 2011 – May 2016
Dissertation: “Why UKIP have performed badly in Scottish elections compared to England and Wales and the reasons behind this”
Modules: Research Methods in Politics; Politics & Policy Making in Scotland; Understanding Public Policy; The Politics of Eastern Europe; Political Economy & the Global Environment; Regionalism in Europe; The Politics of Gender & Sexuality; Social Movements in World Politics
Additional Activities: Undertook the role of Peer Mentor, responsible for providing practical and pastoral support and guidance to assist First Year Undergraduates to adjust to academic life and university culture

Forth Valley College, Falkirk, Aug 2010 – June 2011
Social Sciences HNC (Grade B)

Political & Social Policy Experience

Political Campaign Support, Various, 2014- present
• Undertook a broad range of duties, including representing parties in public facing canvassing activities as well as completing back-office administrative, communication and clerical functions to support the preparation and dissemination of campaigning information
• Canvassing experience included manning street stalls, providing information and discussing topics and issues with members of the public as well as door-to-door canvassing to persuade voters
• Additionally delivered presentations to young people in local schools and participated in debates to raise awareness of political issues and Scottish independence
• Also participated in the 1 in 5 Campaign to encourage disabled persons to get involved in politics; key activities here have included lobbing politicians and representing the campaign at a political conference

Social Policy Volunteer, Citizens Advice Stirling/ Social Policy Team, September 2015 – October 2016
• Responsible for undertaking a variety of activities including research and analysis of social issues and policy; included researching case studies and identifying issues to ascertain if social trends exist or if problems are specific to individual cases in order to provide evidence for the requirement for policy changes
• Includes handling liaison with other teams and partners to arrange for further analysis of information gathered
• Additionally tasked with identifying new sources of finance and developing relationships with and local celebrities and local businesses to encourage them to donate funds as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes as a Member of the Finance & Fundraising Committee
• Also assigned responsibility for setting up a stall at Stirling university fresher’s week (after personally proposing the idea) to encourage people to volunteer for specific new roles such press releases, social media, volunteers fundraisers and Eastern European Interpreters; successfully signed up 50 potential new volunteers, 20 of whom have already been interviewed
• Other key functions include assisting with communication functions, including editing the organisation’s website
• Previously worked 1 day per week in this role as well as undertaking ad-hoc tasks when required; recently reduced hours to enable focus on dissertation

Researcher (Volunteer), Equality Network, February 2014- May 2014
• Completed a 3 month work placement with this organisation which promotes LGBT rights
• Role included researching newspaper archives and the internet to source and select relevant information on specific issues and events as well as compiling information into usable form

Other Employment & Voluntary Work

English Teaching Internship, Montessori Schule Penzberg, Germany, November – December 2015 (7 weeks)
• Taught English as a second language to small groups of children aged 8 to 17 years within a school; also provided individual coaching to children as well as taking whole classes in the absence of the Teacher
English Teacher & Camp Councillor, Camp Europe, June 2014 – August 2014
• Taught English and led a range of activities at 3 different summer Camps in Germany
Au Pair, June 2013 – January 2015
• Worked with 4 families in Italy and Germany during this period; undertook childcare duties as well as teaching English to both parents and children
English Tutoring, October 17th 2016- present
• Tutored children, teens and adults, helping with conversational English to teaching Cambridge English and preparing students for English exams.
Sales Assistant, Halfords, Springkerse Stirling, January – June 2013
• Involved responsibility for the full range of retail duties including serving customers and dealing with customers enquires as well as cash handling and stock management
Retail Assistant (Volunteer), Oxfam, 2011 – 2013
• Undertook this role on a part-time basis alongside academic studies; responsible for a range of duties including serving customers and processing donations
Councillor, Camp Burgess & Hayward, June – August 2012
Responsible for leading and supervising young people in various activities, including kayaking, tennis, swimming, hiking and a range of games

Additional Positions of Responsibility

• Was on the NEC as an Ordinary Executive Member of SNP Students; includes responsibility handling liaison with local Presidents of SNP university branches to provide assistance and guidance with funding and other issues
• Currently volunteer at Dyslexia Scotland; responsible for travelling to colleges and universities to provide information on the aims of the organisation and generate awareness; also on the all-party Dyslexia committee at the Scottish Parliament
• Written various articles for the monthly Scots Independent newspaper and Common Space on issues such as alternatives to Council Tax, Welsh Politics, Sugar Tax and other ‘hot topics’

Further Information

Driving Licence: Provisional UK Licence (Practical Test imminent)
Clubs & Societies: Member of the University Politics Society

References available on request

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