Tutor & Session Co-ordinator
Ruth is a published writer and works as an undergraduate lecturer in Creative Writing at Worcester University. She has been teaching literature and language for many years for a range of year groups. Ruth has facilitated a wide range of 1-to-1 lessons and group workshops, including G.C.S.E revision classes to courses of poetry for mental health therapy. She has previously worked as a High School Librarian and a children’s bookseller.
Ruth talks about her experience as a private tutor:
I take an informal, interactive and fun approach to teaching. After a long day at school, children don’t want more ‘school’ so I make sure they look forward to the lesson by using an animated and amiable approach. Often it is a lack of confidence that underpins a child’s difficulties with the subject, so raising self-esteem in that subject is my main aim. Once the child believes that they can do it, and that English Literature/Language is fun (and useful) they begin to thrive. I instil confidence by sharing my passion for the subject. I’m up to date with each syllabus and will use study books, past papers and revision devices like flashcards for the student. Each lesson will be tailored to that student’s needs.
– MA Literature, Politics and Identity: University of Worcester
– Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
– BA hons English and Creative Writing: Bath Spa University