A keen English and Study Skills teacher with over 15 years' experience
You can book a free 20 minute, no-commitment introduction with any of our tutors. How does this work?
My background is in teaching, training and facilitation. I have over 25 years experience of teaching in different forms having worked within primary, secondary and further education settings. I achieved the P(G)CE and QTS in 2014. I am also an NVQ / TAQA assessor and have assessed Parenting Practitioners and other candidates up to Level 5 in Health & Social Care. I have specialist skills in Personal Effectiveness subjects such as Study Skills, Report Writing, Speed Reading and Presentation Skills.
My teaching approach focuses on enabling students to become (more) independent learners. In that way, that they can use the right study skills to tackle any difficulties encountered during the course of study.
However good a tutor is, the learner needs to be very astute in order to know if the tutor is a good match for her / him. Importantly, making the right choice can be complex as you try to decide if the person you want has the necessary experience and knowledge. So am I right for you?
Here are three tips to help you decide if I am or if someone else is right for you. The following tips also describe how I teach.
1. Look for tutors who can teach you how to learn
Here’s a funny thing… learners study a subject, sometimes for months or even years and can come away with no long-term memory of the underpinning principles of the subject. As disturbing, they have no ongoing understanding of the subject. They are unable to apply what they tried to learn. This is easily resolved by clearing up past issues with learning. In Applied Scholastics it is now well known that if as a learner, you are helped to do so, you can learn any subject. This is central to how I teach.
2. Look for tutors who understand the main barriers to learning and can help you overcome them.
There are three main barriers to study. They are the misunderstood element, the step overlooked and a lack of sufficient information. Gaining a day to day ability with overcoming those barriers is key to effective and efficient study. I use these methods to help my reading and study and will introduce them to you so that you can use them too.
3. Look for tutors who can help the learner find the information needed so that s / he keeps expanding her / his OWN understanding of the subject. After all, does one want to be tied to a tutor – however good – forever?
Sometimes, a learner, during a course of study, will find that s/he wants to give up. Have you ever experienced this? If so, it would have been because there was an element – an idea, a symbol, a form of punctuation, the use of a word, or something else – that you did not understand. Without the proper factual information on this and without the correct knowledge of why and how this happens, the learner will struggle.
When you study, you are investing time and energy. If you want to discover lots more about how you learn, what your barriers to study are and how you can understand more, you will benefit most from your investment with a tutor who understands these aspects of learning.
Those three critical points should help you decide if I could be right for you. They briefly describe the way in which I would work with a learner.
I love teaching as it involves ongoing detective work to really serve a learner effectively Unearthing a student's strengths, the source of any difficulty and the right solutions are works of art. When I observe colleagues' lessons, I learn so much about different ways of working and always improve my skills as a result. I enjoy the chance to see others teach well and to consider how I might improve.
Where do I go from here?
You can send Glenor R a message through Sherpa and they will usually get back to you within 24 hours. You'll receive an SMS and email notification when they do so.
How do the introductions work?
Sherpa gives you the opportunity to meet our tutors in a free 20 minute introduction, which takes place through the Sherpa classroom.
How do lessons work?
All lessons take place through Sherpa's online, industry-leading classroom. This is a combination of a collaborative, real time whiteboard and a video call, like Zoom.