Peter W.

Peter W.

£20 per hour

I am an experienced, enthusiastic and energetic teacher of English.

I studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield (B.A. Hons 2:1,1983) and then studied for a Master's degree at Queen Mary College, the University of London where I specialized in English Literature and it's background 1660-1790 (Pass, 1984).

From there I headed to Avery Hill College to follow a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in English and Drama (Pass,1985). I have taught English Language, English Literature, and Drama in 11-18 schools in London, Wiltshire, Kent, and Northumberland. Having qualified in 1985, I have seen many changes in the examination system, some good, some bad. What this has given me is a great range of experience that I can bring to support students developing their skills and confidence in English.

I have taught KS2, KS3, GCSE and A Level English and English Literature. I have a very clear understanding of the fundamental skills students will need to be successful in reading and writing at all levels of ability. I am an Assistant examiner for AQA and Cambridge International Exams for a number of years both as GCSE and A Level. I have used this experience to fine tune my teaching, especially helping students prepare for GCSE and A Level exams.

In February 2019, one of my Cambridge International Exam students achieved an A* in her English language and has been awarded the Outstanding Learner Award for A Level English Language, which shows what can be achieved through online tutoring.

I am friendly, approachable, dedicated and well-prepared. I like to use a variety of approaches in my lessons, always keeping things active and interesting. I am also very flexible and willing to meet students where they are. I support students with clear and precise feedback both orally and in writing.

I think that I will be able to help many students, and hope to do so!


My son passed his GCSE English Lang, 3rd go - after we asked Peter to help. He had two months worth of lessons, which were enjoyable and informative - he really helped to pinpoint what the questions were asking for, and how to improve his responses. Would definitely recommend


Excellent! I am already learning...


He is very good at explaining how to structure an answer



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