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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Primary £35.00
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £40.00
A-Level £45.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Entrance Exams

Hourly Rate
11 Plus £35.00
13 Plus £40.00
14 Plus £40.00
College £45.00
Casual Learner £50.00

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Personal Description:

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 recent results (August 2018) most of my GCSE and A level students reached, or exceeded, the grades they were aiming for with one student getting a Grade 9 for Literature and Grade 8 for his Language examinations. Last year two of my students achieved grade 8s for their Literature examinations, with one reaching a Grade 9 for their Language and the other a Grade 8. Equally important were the results of all my "less able at English" students but particularly those achieving grade 4s or 5s. A degree level student increased her summer 2018 marks from B/C last year to A- and B+.

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.

Tutoring Experience:

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.

Tutoring Approach:

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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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • 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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