Adult (including 2nd Language)
Ross offers worldwide academic tutoring outside of academia, for native and non-native English speakers, including those who simply have an avid interest in creative writing and editing. Ross prides himself on providing exceptional, individually tailored support.
Ross delivers bespoke sessions, but writing and learning are iterative processes; his preferred teaching method is by way of workshops (one to one or group workshops) as he believes this is by far the best way to improve – it gets you writing and analysing your own work. His goal is always, of course, to enable students achieve their goals, but also to help make students aware of their own learning, allowing them to utilise and develop skills for lifelong use.
Ross sets writing development exercises, enabling students to produce a piece of writing before the workshop (roughly 500-1000 words), which he then edits and annotate. This allows the entirety of the workshop to be spent in analysis and improvement, rather than half of it being wasted reading.
All sessions are via webcam, using either Microsoft Teams or Zoom. The option for feedback to be sent electronically is available.
Depending on the level of study, the first session may need to be an assessment of the student's academic ability/tutoring requirements, or simply a workshop designed to build rapport and cover some fundamentals.
Workshops last 45-60 minutes. Workshop cost includes 1-2 hours editing outside of the workshop. Work to be provided 2 days before the workshop. Minimum 24 hours cancellation notice required. Refunds not available. If work, or 24 hours notice of cancellation, is not provided before a workshop, that session will be forfeit. By accepting tuition, students agree to these terms and conditions.
Ross is also happy to undertake writing and editing tasks of any nature. The hourly fee of £55 still applies, plus travel costs if applicable. Sometimes, for larger projects, a daily rate of £300 is more suitable.
Standard rate for a single workshop – £55/hour.
Block of 5 workshops, paid in advance, £53/hour – total £265.
Block of 10 workshops, paid in advance, £50/hour – total £500.
Daily rate (where applicable) £300/day.