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Mr. Luke Tutor


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Mr. Luke

Member Since: 02/10/2014
Last Login: 17/02/2015
Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Post Code: CV31
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Rates: £25.00 per hour

  • A-Level: £25.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £25.00 per hour
  • Degree: £25.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £25.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £25.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £25.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Mentor: £25.00 per hour

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  • A-Level: £25.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £25.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £25.00 per hour

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About Luke

I'm a professional writer, with an MA and MFA with distinction. I've taught Creative Writing and English Literature at Kingston University and I'm qualified with a PGCE. I've worked as a supply teacher, martial arts instructor and as a private tutor with 7 years' experience in a wide range of disciplines. As well as writing fiction, I have written articles for many magazines, including Writer's Digest and Agent Weekly (each with audiences of over 100,000) and I prepare advertising and website documentation for corporations all over the world. My approach to tutoring can be summed up by saying it is always possible to tailor a lesson to an individual student's needs. These needs stem from anything from personality, educational aspirations, or even long-term career goals. My job as a tutor is to be communicative and sensitive to these individual needs and goals. That's the advantage of 1-on-1 tuition. As such, my approach to tutoring will often vary depending on the student and the subject. Creative Writing aspirations vary from fun and self-expression to being the next Charles Dickens. Creative Writing provides an extreme example, but whether one is studying English, Math, or struggling with Autism, people's needs are equally varied, and my lessons will vary depending on my student. Part of my job as a tutor is to encourage passion for a subject. I do not believe talent or intelligence is purely innate. They are harnessed through effort and will. As such, every student can achieve an A, a 1st, or any form of excellence in any subject or art. That's why Albert Einstein said, "There's nothing special about me. I'm just passionately curious." A tutor's role is to harness that passionate curiousity, that enjoyment and fascination with a subject, and provide an environment in which it can thrive.

Availability: Writer's are always busy, but we can always make time. My schedule is perfectly flexible. I have students on mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekdays and weekends. So long as you're not conflicting with a present student's time-slot, I can accomodate anything.

Willing to travel: 2 miles

Tutoring Experience:

2013 - Present Creative Writing Teacher at Bourneville College, Birmingham Teaching outside of university gave me a strong impression of varying motivations and skill-sets and how to deal with those in a large seminar. At university, everyone has paid thousands to be there, and all students are motivated. Here, I learned a great deal about motivating individuals to try their best. 2010 - Present Supply Teacher, Balfor Education A variegate of disciplines covered dependent on the needs of individual schools and pupils. Work predominantly consists of English tuition for A-Level and GCSE students. 2008 - 2009 Seminar Leader & Lecturer, Kingston University HE tuition (Creative Writing & English Literature) in one-on-one tutorials, large seminars and lectures involving over 100 students. 2006 - 2008 ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) Tutor Ensured safety on field trips, taught social skills and maintained a strong academic curriculum. Trained in sessions with UK YAP (Young Autism Project) consultant every three weeks. The role involved CRB certification. 2003 - Present Freelance Teacher Guitar Tutor Writing Workshop Leader Story Doctor, in person and via internet

  • Kingston University (2009)- Creative Writing MFA (level 8 qualification, same as PhD) Single Honours from the Kingston University. (Grade: Distinction)

  • Kingston University (2009)- Teaching in Higher Education PGCE Single Honours from the Kingston University.

  • Kingston University (2008)- English Literature MA Single Honours from the Kingston University.

  • Royal Holloway, University of London (2005)- Sociology BSc Single Honours from the Royal Holloway, University of London. (Grade: 2:1)

My Testimonials
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Rhona
Impressed with what Luke has identified and implemented as a very structured and appropriate approach to learning for my son's needs.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Laura
Luke is a very friendly and polite guy.Sol my son seems to like him very much and has been happy to go to his lessons. This is a good start as we have only had 4 lessons so far. 5/5
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Sanda
My son has come on in leaps and bounds since he has been having lessons with Luke. He is very good with other subjects but (previously) not so confident with Writing. Now that he has gradually grown confidence in writing, I can see that it not only helps his English but also any written work in other subjects. I am sure that what he has learnt from Luke will be of help all his life in the future.
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DBS (CRB) Check: No  
Has References: No
Will Tutor Online: Yes