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Hourly Rate
Primary £15.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £15.00
Secondary £15.00
GCSE £15.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £15.00
Secondary £15.00

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Personal Description:

I am a graduate of University College London and a published writer - having used English professionally gives me a more vigorous attitude to language use than many tutors might have and an additional insight into the study of English Literature.

Having also worked in the financial, IT and hospitality sectors I have seen first hand how literacy can make the difference between being hired (and staying hired) or staying on the dole. I've seen far too many CV's which went straight into the bin because of basic literacy errors and seen peoples' careers stall because they can't communicate effectively in writing. Don't let that be your kids!

Good written and spoken English are vital skills which it is never too late, or too early, to learn.

UPDATE Spring/summer 2015 - The exam season will be done soon and my availability will free up somewhat, so don't hesitate to get in touch.

Tutoring Experience:

I have tutored successfully from primary school level up to GCSE. I also taught basic literacy and numeracy for a homeless charity in London when I lived and worked there.

Tutoring Approach:

The relationship between tutor and client is crucial since at the primary/secondary level learning is essentially instruction rather than independent study. My style is relaxed but rigorous, I want my tutees to enjoy the time we spend together, but we are there to work. I want them to fulfill their potential and get the best grades they can.

English has technical rules which must be understood before it can be effectively comprehended, or used to communicate with. Putting apostrophes in the wrong place, or missing them out altogether, changes the meaning of a sentence. Be warned - I am a grammar Nazi!

The study of literature has slightly different requirements. Here the goal is to expand the tutee's awareness of the content of the work being studied, and to be able to make original interpretations of it. But there are technical requirements to master also, in being able to successfully commit that knowledge and understanding to paper within the time limit that exams require.


  • University College London (1995) - BA Archaeology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Filton FE College (1990) - A Levels (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • Bristol Cathedral School (1988) - GCSEs (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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