£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!
Peter is attuned to my needs. He highlights the things I've done right and he's willing to mould our lessons to fit what I need to know to prepare for my A levels examination. I was rather nervous and intimidated by the idea of taking a one-to-one lesson, but he's very nice and easy to talk to. I've only one class with him but I'm excited for the next one.droplette
What pre-twentieth century texts are you studying? What do you like about them? What do you find most challenging?
Our month to find out how little we could spend and still survive. Up to this point, we’d been Christmas and Easter frugalists, dipping in and out of fiscal prudence where it suited us, saving enough to ensure ourselves a spot in retirement, but also buying things like a handcrafted turquoise- and- brown embroidered collar ........
- I don't understand what 'ensure ourselves a spot in retirement,' means. Please help me.
I would be interested to hear from students about this question. What do you find challenging about studying Shakespeare? What would help you? What do you like about studying his plays?