- Hourly rate €24
- Response Time 24h
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Lucy - Maybole - ESOL (English)
- at her home
- at your home
About the lesson
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all Social Sciences (including Religious Studies and Politics) plus Biology, Law and specialist ESOL academic literacy - exam technique, academic writing, assignment preparation etc. I also teach literacy and dyslexia management.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
LLM in International Law, Handong Global University;
BSc Biological and Social Sciences: Glasgow Caledonian University;
Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults: Cambridge University;
Effective teaching of Young Learners: Oxford University.
- How much do you charge?
My fees are roughly £15/h for Social Science subjects, Literacy, and academic writing, and £20/hr for Biology and Law. For online courses, I charge about £5 less than my face-to-face fee.
- Where do you teach?
I will come to your home and teach if you are in Ayrshire, at the rates shown. If you are not in Ayrshire, we can arrange online classes for you at a reduced rate (£5 less for online lessons).
- When are you available?
I have total availability am and pm until April 1st.
I have total availability during the Easter Holidays. Thereafter, evenings and Saturdays only.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Social Sciences (all subjects): A-level, Scottish Highers, GCSE, Scottish Standard Grade. Also HNC and HND level.
Law: A-level, GCSE. Also HNC and HND level.
Biology and Human Biology: A-Level, Scottish Higher GCSE, Scottish Standard Grades.
Reading/Literacy/Dyslexia Management: All ages and levels.
Proofreading: Secondary and Tertiary Education levels.
ESOL: All ages and levels.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online Students will need:
1. Access to a PC and good internet connection (Windows XP or above).
2. Download Skype to your PC from (concealed information) and make a Skype account if you don't already have one.
3. Install the whiteboard add-on to skype (email me for more details).
4. Get a good headset with a microphone.
5. If you want to do a face-to-face online, you will also need a good quality Skype-compatible webcam (check the Skype site for ideas).
Online students need to have a Paypal account or make arrangements to pay me by postal order, or post office moneygram. International students can pay by paypal, bank transfer or Western Union. Please email me for more details.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Do you need an extra brain?
Passing exams is not just about getting information from the book into your brain. It's about getting your ideas from your brain onto the page. With me, we will iron out the knowledge and understanding problems, but we will focus a lot on getting you through that all important exam, or completing that crucial assignment. I'll focus on how you learn best and how to turn your learning style to grade-gaining advantage. You might find that many of the skills you learn with me can be transferred easily to other subjects.
For people struggling with literacy at any age, maybe I can help. Spend thirty minutes, three times a week, for three months, online with me, and read the difference.
- Junior Cycle
- Transition Year
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have a very broad academic base which includes Biomedical Science and Social Sciences. I have taught ESOL and also ESOL through ordinary school subjects (Social and life sciences) in Korea and India, and taught academic writing up to tertiary level in the UK. I also teach literacy to anyone having trouble with reading, no matter their age. I taught Human Rights Law in a slum education project in Colombia, all primary school subjects in a school in Mexico, and in the UK I have helped many people with their university assignments and exam techniques.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. Parents are also welcome to sit in, listen in, or record my classes.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I took my Masters from a top International Law school in Asia, and studied ESOL teaching with International House (University of Cambridge ESOL teaching exams). I have a joint major in Biological and Social Sciences.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Oxford Teachers Club;
British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My client list is confidential.
- 5h: €120
- 10h: €240