£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.
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!