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$24/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Katie
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • All Levels

Enthusiastic and experienced English tutor based in downtown Toronto from Manchester, UK

Methodology

My teaching methods are designed to inspire confidence. Usually I would ask the students to show me some work where they have received a low mark so we can talk through where the student has gone wrong, why they might have made this mistake and how this can be fixed. Teachers rarely have time to explain their feedback and in essay subjects, most mistakes are made when a student is confused about why something in their writing is wrong or a low mark when essays are so flexible. We would then discuss different methods to develop analytical and communication skills within an essay so these problems are removed and the student can reach the higher marks. I believe that school can be stressful and busy enough without me setting additional homework, however, I would expect the students to bring me their next completed piece of homework to me and point out several examples to me where they have attempted to apply the methods I have shown them. This will demonstrate how well they have understood what I’m teaching and whether they can successfully repeat it by themselves. I want my students to become confident in their own academic ability.

Background

I am a History student at University College London currently on exchange at University of Toronto. I have tutored English,History, Politics and Classics for three years. All of my students moved up at least one letter grade, with the majority moving up two. At school I also ran MUN teaching important debate skills. Last summer I was accepted onto the highly competitive CSSC summer camp where I taught English for two weeks in Guangzhou to Chinese children. I have studied English to a high academic level as I took it for A-Level and have taken several university modules in it. I achieved the top university grade band in all of these modules.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $3
Rate for online lessons : $ 24/h
Lessons offered by Katie
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Literature
  • Essay writing
  • Test Prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • All Levels

Katie's Resume

Work Experience
November 2019- Became Logistical Director for the Victoria College Fashion Show
October 2019- Became Conference Co-Director for the History Student’s Association
October 2019- Hired as a staff writer for Demo Magazine
July 2019: Taught English to Chinese children for 2 weeks in Guangzhou for CSSC
June 2019- August 2019: Created my own podcast interviewing people within the music industry including; Mike Stevens, Richard Jupp Dom Jones, Sacha Johnson Manning
June 2019: Started writing for fabric’s blog allowing me to interview highly prolific DJs- Route 94, Benny L, Franky Rizzardo
March 2019-June 2019: Produced two radio shows at Boogaloo radio and managed their social media accounts
March 2019: Produced a 24hr radio broadcast at Rare FM and organised RareFest- a one-day festival.
Dec 2018: Successfully applied for an open day at Clifford Chance
Nov 2018: Started to write for Under City Lights (a music magazine)- wrote a review of Rex Orange County and interviewed Miya Folick, Gus Dapperton and White Lies
Aug 2018 - Aug 2019: Tappit (cashless payments company)
● Worked for Tappit at Camp Bestival and Bestival to help manage the delivery of a cashless system at all of the bars across the grounds.
● Given more responsibility after first event and tasked with responding to customer service emails.
● Kept on for 3 weeks after the event to answer all customer service queries.
● Duties further expanded - worked with the Operations Manager to improve and finalise the separate customer service journeys for all clients, including Bury FC and Birmingham FC. Included working on site to help manage the delivery of the product at both venues.
October 2017- April 2019: Hosted a funk based radio show ‘KB’s Funky People’ on Rare FM
Aug 2017: Bar work at Bestival.
Dec 2016 - April 2017: Part-time barista at Costa Coffee, working under pressure and with a demanding clientele at one of the highest grossing stores.

Oct-Dec 2016: Waitress at a local independent café.
July 2016: UBM, Blackfriars, London.
● One week internship in Marketing department.
● Assisted with preparation for two client events.
● Asked to analyse documents and a website and summarise key points.
● Ran twitter account for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
● Invited back in December to attend the award ceremony and help with the social media for the event.

Current Studies

On Exchange at University of Toronto for the academic year

University College London: BA History with year abroad
● Accepted onto highly competitive history course with a year abroad.
● Successfully applied to the University of Toronto for third year studies.

Academic Qualifications
First and Second Year of History degree (2017-19)
After course assessments and second year exams I am carrying forward a mark of a high 2:1

Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham (2010-17)
Extended Project Qualification (2016)
A* (94%) Involved researching and writing a 5,000 word essay on the subject ‘Are Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler and 1984 by George Orwell a Criticism of Totalitarianism or Communism in Soviet Russia in the Years 1917-1953?’ I chose this subject to pursue my interest this period while studying 16thC history for A level.

A Levels (2017)
16thC History (A), Government and Politics (A), Classical Civilisation (A)
AS Levels (2016)
16thC History (A), Government & Politics (A), Classical Civilisation (A), English Literature (A)
GCSEs (2015)
A* Double Science, History, Classics, RE
A English Language, English Literature, French, Geography
B Maths

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