£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 recommendmaddyc
Excellent! I am already learning...premgoyal
He is very good at explaining how to structure an answermummy76
Many exam boards ask a question about how a writer structures a text to engage the interest of the reader. What do they actually mean by the term 'structure'? Does this demand writing about more than paragraphs? What do you think? How would you define structure?
What image does Shakespeare create of Macbeth BEFORE the audience first meet him in Act one Scene 3?
I was wondering whether any of you studying "The Strange Case of Dr. Jeykll and Mr.Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson had thought of why Stevenson withdraws Utterson from commenting on the last two chapters?