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Price Guide
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00


Price Guide
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00


Price Guide
Beginner £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a fully qualified teacher with almost 30 years of experience. I regard myself as a friendly and approachable tutor, as well as honest and conscientious, and I pride myself on being able to communicate with students of all ages, from pre-teen to pensioner.

My hobbies are limited to reading these days, as there seems to be no time for much else, and I am particularly fond of English Literature. Dickens and Hardy are two of my favourites, but I am also keen on modern and less serious writers, such as Tom Sharpe and the two Rankins - Robert and Ian.

I have formerly worked full-time in the field of Further Education, teaching English (GCSE, GCE, and IGCSE), EFL/ESOL, and Spanish, plus Study Skills, Academic English, and IELTS for international students at college and university. I am now available full-time for tutoring in the borough of Sutton, although I am prepared to consider other areas (Morden, Banstead, for example) if travelling time is allowed for.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught and tutored English (including EFL and IELTS) and Spanish for the past 30 years or so, in the UK and abroad. I have worked in Spain, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Abu Dhabi, and also for many years in the UK of course. I have worked as a private tutor ever since I started teaching, as I realised that the existing state and private education providers could not meet the demand for high-quality intensive tuition.

I currently offer personal home-based teaching for English and Spanish for people who wish to improve their general abilities in the language. In addition, I tutor Spanish and English for academic exams, such as IELTS, GCSE and A-level.

Although I can offer elementary tuition in Russian, it is my wife who is the expert, being a native speaker.

Teaching Approach:

I endorse the humanist approach, and try to make my tutorials as interesting and relevant as possible. With every tutee I carry out an initial assessment of their needs and abilities, and my teaching begins from there. This approach appears to be successful, and I can provide references.

I would say that my personal style is open and honest, and I encourage my students to learn from their mistakes, rather than chastising them. However, in order to make real progress the tutee has to do her/his homework to reinforce this, and I make this a clear condition of my tutoring.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Sheffield Hallam University (1997) - Trinity Diploma in TESOL (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Wolverhampton (1993) - English & Spanish (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Institute of Linguists (1991) - Translation Diploma (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Kingston Poly (1989) - Spanish and Political Science (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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