English Language and Literature Tuition in Edinburgh
I am an experienced playwright offering English Language and Literature tuition in Edinburgh at National, Higher and Advanced Higher levels. I also tutor pupils taking GCSEs and A levels in both subjects. I have Masters qualifications in Scriptwriting from the University of East Anglia and Playwriting from the University of Edinburgh, which this gives me an insight into the writing process that I bring to my tuition.
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I believe that studying English should be rewarding and enjoyable. As well as helping students to achieve the grades they need it can also lead to a lifelong interest in reading and/or writing. To do this, it's important that the tutor has a strong interest in the subject and helps students understand novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction writing, knowing what writers are saying, and not just the techniques or methods they use. This is at the heart of my approach to tuition.
I talk to students and parents, taking time to understand what they hope to achieve and what their current levels of ability are. I assess existing strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. By understanding how they feel about learning and studying English, how far it figures in their long term academic plans, and their levels of confidence in the subject, I then provide tailored tuition that engages them and helps delivers the result they need.
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My experience as a writer
My plays include After We Danced, Casual Encounters, Are You Lonesome Tonight? A Bridge Game Too Far, Heart Shaped Box and Going For Gold. Are You Lonesome Tonight? Casual Encounters and After We Danced have all enjoyed highly successful runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Are You Lonesome Tonight? has also had two US productions in Memphis in 2015 and 2016. A Bridge Game Too Far won the 2011 Roy Purdue New Writing Trophy at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond.
My first book Around the States in 90 Days was published in 2009 and has been a fixture in the best selling travel books on Amazon since the Kindle edition was published in 2012.
My experience as a tutor
I have been tutoring English Language, Literature and Creative Writing in 2012 after completing my first MA at University of East Anglia. Initially based in England I taught students at all levels from 11+ to degree, helping them to improve their performance in the subject.
I subsequently moved to Edinburgh where I completed a further MSc in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh and now provide tuition for National, Higher and Advanced Higher students.