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Subjects Taught

Agata offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £25.00
Casual Learner £20.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £25.00
Casual Learner £20.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £18.00
Secondary £18.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £18.00

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Personal Description:

I am a qualified English teacher with a PhD in English Literature from Durham University and an MA degree in English Philology from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow. Language has always fascinated me and imparting my knowledge to others has been a pleasure and a reward. I am interested in Modernist as well as contemporary literature as much as in British culture and geography. I wish to share my passion with my students in order to help them realize that learning a language is not only useful but great fun if taught and approached in the right way.

Tutoring Experience:

My English teaching experience covers working for Studio Cambridge, EAC and Anglophiles Academic at their summer camps for students of various nationalities in Cambridge, York, Bath, Bishop's Stortford and Skegness among others. I have also taught at three language schools in Poland and completed teaching practice in three Polish secondary schools. I have been teaching English on a one-to-one basis for the past ten years. I have prepared four students for their A-level examinations, which they passed with flying colours. I have also taught English to children and adults of all levels and with various difficulties (e.g. dyslexia).

For the past five years, I have also taught various modules in English Literature at Durham University and I am happy to provide university tuition for English.

A significant part of my language teaching experience is now also occupied by teaching Polish, which is very close to my heart. I have been teaching Polish to speakers of other languages (both adults and children) for the past six years and I greatly enjoy both teaching online and face-to-face.

As well as a private tutor and university lecturer, I am a translator who is happy to provide interpreting and translation services.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe the teacher's method and approach are crucial to the success of every student. Language can be taught in a variety of ways, but the key is to choose the method that is most fruitful in an individual case. Forcing a language in is ineffective and unprofessional. The focus should be on practice rather than theory, though both are necessary for the student to develop their language skills and the tutor needs a depth of knowledge on the subject, as well as plenty of energy and a sense of humour to make the lessons both effective and enjoyable. Theory must always be supported with lots and lots of practice - be it grammar and vocabulary exercises, games, films, music or newspaper articles - anything that will keep the student in touch with the language system. Having fun is a significant aspect of learning a language and it is also important not to neglect any of the macro skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing.


  • Durham University (2015) - PhD in English Literature (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • GTC (2009) - English (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • The Jagiellonian University of Krakow (2008) - MA in English Philology (Masters) (✔ On File)
Native Language: Polish
Additional Languages: English (British), German, Polish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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