Hello my name is Joanne. I am a patient, friendly and results driven GCSE and A Level Sociology tutor, based in Long Eaton.
I am an experienced classroom teacher having taught in Humanities and social science departments of secondary schools for eight years as well as running my own department for some time. I have also tutored on a one-to-one and group basis in both sociology and English for over ten years. I have been both an AQA and OCR examiner for GCSE and A level Sociology for ten years, as well as a TEFL and ESOL exam marker for two years. I currently tutor adult students through distance learning for Oxford Open Learning in both GCSE and A level Sociology so I am up to date with the relevant changes as well as being confident that my subject knowledge is second to none.
On a personal level I have been passionate about sociology for nearly two decades now. I enjoyed studying Sociology since I was 16 (some time ago now) and decided to pursue it at university, and then later to teach it. Sociology is everywhere and is such a fascinating subject that reaches into every part of our lives that it's hard not to become engrossed in it.
I offer a friendly yet results driven approach to my tutoring that I like to keep mostly student led, although I'm happy to set schemes of work if we were to work together over several months.
If you are looking for exam practice, technique and revision tips, I have an arsenal of points and some useful examiner secrets to help you succeed. Alternatively if you have rushed through your syllabus and need some clarification on any topics then I'd be more than happy to help.
I'm happy to travel to you at your convenience and I look forward to working with you.
I have found the lessons really useful. Joanne has helped me with how to answer exam questions and also covered topics that I hadn't been taught in class.
Really helpful and knows what to teach.
Joanne’s tutoring has been very helpful so far, she is always happy to answer any questions. She has really helped me with my exam techniques and revision techniques which I was struggling with before.