Information About Belinda - Folkestone tutor - (7 reviews)
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I have been tutoring since 1995 and teach all ages and levels from pre-primary to PhD level. I have experience as a GSCE examiner (OCR) and my specialism is GCSE and A level teaching.
In the new English (9-1) syllabus, most of my GCSE and A level 2017 students reached, or exceeded, the grades they were aiming for with two exceptional students getting grade 8s for their Language and Literature examinations and 1 student achieving a grade 9 for Language. Equally important were the results of all my "less able at English" students but particularly those achieving grade 4s or 5s.
I teach a broad range of students coming to me from Ashford, Dover and Canterbury as well as more locally and online.
Chinese **Contact Detail Removed** students are especially welcome as I offer a complete package linked to gaining a place in UK independent schools.
I also offer tutoring for school refusers/ phobics, SEN (including dyslexia) and excluded students and children. My background is academic (teaching teachers) as well as providing welfare support for students in Universities. Additionally, I have considerable experience as a teacher supporting young people with SATS, entrance exams, GSCEs, A/S, degrees (UG,PG). I have particular interest in Literature and using it as a tool to engage and motivate learners with the broader, more formallised academic curriculum.
As well as extensive tutoring experience and my former role as a GCSE examiner, I have a broad range of academic qualifications, BA (1st class), MA, a PhD and a PGCE.
Examination technique, working to marking criteria and using past papers is the way I approach examination focused tutoring such as GCSEs. However, my approach to tutoring is student centred and uses a variety of resources including visual pictures and books to introduce literary concepts and language based insights - especially to younger students or pre GCSE students. I believe it is vital to work collaboratively with all learners.and to incorporate a wide range of learning tools in order to accommodate individual learning styles.
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- Roehampton University (2010) - Teaching and Learning (HE) (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- University of Surrey (2004) - Education/Canadian Literature (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- Sussex University (1995) - American Literature and Theory since 1945 (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Surrey (Roehampton) (1994) - English with Educational Studies (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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I personally like her too. Very nice personality easy going and kind heart
Her clear and concise instructions along with her ability to push my daughter to achieve her goals have paid off!
An English tutor, that my daughter and I would absolutely recommend!
Thank You again!
Belinda has been nothing short of a god send to my son James. He has always struggled with school and has some learning difficulties ( autism and dyslexia) which made learning all the different aspects of every school subject, not just English, very difficult.
From the start I made it very clear to Belinda, that if James did not feel a connection with her then it would never work. Belinda was so understanding, and almost a year on he has not complained once about attending one of her sessions. Belinda found a unique way of teaching James, and found a way of connecting with him through his interests. Their time together studying has come to an end, due to his pending exam, but James has made a lifelong friend in Belinda and as a family we cannot thank her enough for all her advice and support and will definitely be staying in touch.