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Private Maths and English Tuition in Derby

I have been a professional GCSE English teacher for 14 years. My enthusiasm for language and literature shines through and I make pupils far more confident.
I offer GCSE English( AQA, CIA and Edexel) plus IELTS , IGCSE and international exams
Modern technology has meant that my students are worldwide, from the U.K to France, China , Australia and New Zealand.
In 2019 I had 18 students from my local school all achieving their predicted level or above, all got into sixth form or college
I love my job. My rapport with my students and parents is very important to me. I thrive on working out what makes my students tick and using their strengths and interests to broaden their skills.

I enjoy helping students to improve planning and structure.We look at examples and styles, past papers and learn strategies.
All resources from all the exam boards are provided. .

My students come to my office or more often nowadays, I teach online my Skype, facetime or Zoom.
I have a lot of recommendation from schools in the area and by plenty of past parents and students too (please see feedback at the bottom of my page) and on this site
I am a happy, friendly and bubbly person. I make my lessons interesting and interactive. I give excellent feedback to parents too. Pupils take to me because I understand them and I can see how best to help them to learn.
I have 2 beautiful children of my own, now teenagers and I have been helping them to achieve their own academic goals.

Some of my pupils I have taught since they were in early Primary, they are now working on their A levels or are at University.
I am very proud of my pupils, they are a joy to teach and I have an excellent relationship with each and every one of them and their parents..

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Tutoring Experience

I am a Qualified Teacher and have worked in various roles, and in lots of schools across different Key Stages and levels.
I have worked with children from Year 5 up to GCSE level, having worked in a learning centre for GCSE level students . There is a a high level of demand for help across the ages groups, but particularly at SAT'S level.

I am an expert in exam techniqe, which I feel is not taught enough in school. For me, raising confidence in children is the key to success.

I have worked with families too, helping parents to understand how best to help their children, as it can be worrying when children start to struggle at school and parents need answers. I help parents to support their children outside my lessons by explaining current teaching methods to them- and how best to help.
Exams. I am familiar with international GCSE exams, IELTS, prep for Visa applications and ESOL speaking tests.

Tutoring Approach

I assess students to pinpoint their needs and work with them and their parents to develop strategies.

By tailoring my lessons to the child, I can make them feel comfortable and inspired.
Some of my students I have taught for a long time and I work with the school to help to concentrate on certain areas to help in the best way possible.

Below is a reference from one of my students ( Simran) aged 19- with her permission.

I struggled enormously with my Maths and English, however, with the guidance of Ann-Marie I soon caught up.
Ann-Marie has helped me with my English and Maths, since I was 6 years old. After 10 years, I was the longest student she'd had.

"I have just finished my GCSE's and I have got onto my chosen course- to be a social worker...
I would recommend Ann-Marie to any one who wants to improve and do well in Maths and English".

I am so proud of Simran- what a wonderful young lady. And I already have an invite to an important event for her in the future.....her wedding.!!

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Professional formation2012QTSQTS
Oxford Brooks Uni2008OtherEarly Education Partnership Practitioner
Derby Uni2008ProfessionalDTLLS (QTLS)
Derby College2005CollegeNVQ 3 Early Years

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