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English

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Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £30.00£27.00
Advanced £32.00£28.80
Expert £32.00£28.80

Spanish

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Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £30.00£27.00
Advanced £32.00£28.80
Expert £32.00£28.80

Russian

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Beginner £30.00£27.00

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Personal Description:

I am a father of two young boys, and we live in the Sutton area. 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 formerly wotked 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.

I am happy to report that ALL of my tutees were successful last academic year - 11+, GCSE, and A-level. As a result, they have been able to progress to their first-choice schools, colleges and universities.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught and tutored English (including EFL and IELTS) and Spanish for the past 25 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 also offer personal tuition in Verbal Reasoning and English for those parents whose children (like mine!) are undertaking preparation for the 11+ and Common Entrance (13+) exams for the Grammar schools in Sutton and Kingston, and for the many independent schools in the area. In addition, I teach Spanish at all levels (particularly GCSE and A-level), and can give tuition in Critical Thinking to more mature students as well.

I can also offer a PROOFREADING AND EDITING service for students' essays. By submitting your essays to me, I can check them for spelling, grammar, style, organisation, and much more, and make many suggestions for improvement. This way, I can teach you how produce more mature essays, and thus help you to obtain better grades.

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.

As I mentioned above, my success rate was 100% last year. If you are looking for a tutor with such a high rate of positive outcomes, please get in touch.

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

Qualifications:

  • 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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