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English

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

Special Needs

Hourly Rate
Primary £40.00
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £40.00
A-Level £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00

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Personal Description:

Long experience of teaching in state schools and as a private tutor means that alongside deep subject knowledge, I also employ a broad range of teaching strategies with my students. In the past three years as a private tutor, as well as supporting dyslexic students between the ages of 8 and 30, I have guided pupils through the new English Language and Literature AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas and Cambridge syllabuses.

I am a mother of three sons now in their early twenties, two of whom are dyslexic. I worked as a teacher in state schools for 30 years, of which the last 25 have been in Cheltenham. In 2015 I decided to focus full time on tutoring. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, running, going to the theatre and reading. As my husband is a writer, we are both involved in local arts such as the poetry festival and the Everyman theatre.

Tutoring Experience:

My whole teaching career of nearly 30 years has been spent in state schools. I have taught all secondary ages but especially enjoy A Level English Language, a course which I helped to establish and taught for several years in my last school. In 2007 I obtained a diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties at Gloucestershire University, one of the few courses recognised by the British Dyslexia Association. Alongside my mainstream teaching, for the past 10 years I have also tutored privately. Tutoring has ranged from gcse preparation to dyslexia tuition to A Level Literature examinations.

Tutoring Approach:

Private tutoring enables teachers to focus on the best aspects of teaching: building a fruitful relationship with a student and allowing them to see rapid progress. Unless time is very limited, my lessons normally include time for a game to improve vocabulary, for instance, or to improve working memory and this gives tutor and pupil the chance to interact on a less formal level. The relationship between tutor and student is crucial to creating a climate of trust in which the latter is not afraid that they will be criticised. My approach is very much that the student's skills are a separate entity to their personality; they can be improved and developed with input from both the student themselves and their teacher.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Gloucestershire (2007) - Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Edge Hill College, Merseyside (1986) - Education with Drama, English and EFL (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Portsmouth University (1985) - Degree in Literary Studies (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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