£25 per hour
A qualified Secondary English teacher (QTS) with experience in tutoring and teaching students from KS3 through to KS5.
My tutoring services include: Secondary English, English GCSE, English GCSE resit examinations, teaching English as a second language, A Level Literature, all levels of literacy/comprehension for the casual/adult learner and, University English Literature.
My love and knowledge of my subject, English, coupled with my role as a qualified teacher make me a natural option to be a private tutor. I'm professional, friendly, and patient with my tutees and I aim to inspire, encourage, and help you achieve! I have experience in working with all ability levels and helping with all needs and requests within English as a subject.
I have recently moved back home to the Preston area from the South East, where I taught in secondary and upper schools in both Brighton and Cambridge. I have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have a history of achieving excellent results for students of all levels.
At my previous school, I was responsible for organising English GCSE resits as I excel in helping students to pass their English GCSE using intervention methods. This responsibility included teaching students from across Cambridgeshire who needed to achieve their English GCSE to allow them to go on to a vocational course or their choice of employment.
As well as GCSE and resits, my experience spans from teaching students where English is a second language to A Level Literature.
I have a relaxed and supportive approach to tutoring and aim to help boost the learner's grades/confidence/skills in all areas of English as a subject. The tuition I provide will work at the pace of the learner and will aim to fulfil their needs of what they want to achieve through hiring a private tutor. All tutoring sessions will be individual and personal from the comfort of your own home.
I follow the learner's lead when it comes to private tuition and can work through materials chosen by the tutee, or alternatively can provide work sheets/practice exam papers/set tasks that I think would help advance the learner's individual needs and chosen requirements.
KS3/4 TUTORING: I can assist the learner with all aspects of English from using punctuation correctly to textual analysis, and all that lies between. Whether your child needs extra support to complement what they are learning in class or whether they need a boost to help them become a higher achiever, I can provide an individual and personal service.
GCSE TUTORING: I have an up to date knowledge of the curriculum and new numerical grading system that is now being used in UK schools. I can offer help with understanding and analysis of any literary text currently being taught for GCSE Literature, revision tips and advice, support with practice exam papers (all major exam boards), thorough and accurate marking of practice exam papers, help with evaluating, understanding and writing about non-fiction texts (in the style of the GCSE English Language exam), guidance with writing creatively, and help with all aspects of literacy.
ENGLISH GCSE RESIT EXAMS: If your son or daughter didn't get the grade 4 or above that they had hoped for in their results this summer, they will have been entered to resit their examination next year as part of a compulsory incentive to raise literacy rates and qualifications. I can help the learner work towards achieving their GCSE through targeted and individual intervention.
A LEVEL LITERATURE AND UNIVERSITY LEVEL TUTORING: My subject specialism is Literature, and I welcome A Level or University students who require support and advice with their dissertation/essays/coursework/thesis, or need guidance with academic writing, application of critical theory or understanding of literary texts. I have an up-to-date knowledge of the A Level Literature curriculum, and can assist with all areas of study for a wide range of literary texts.