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English Lessons in Hove

I am a book and film fanatic. I have taught Secondary School and have edited and published books by various award-winning authors. I am conscientious, encouraging and help to build confidence. I understand the importance of how to approach the subject and guide students in their development.

Tutoring Experience

I have over 12 years experience teaching English Language and Literature to pupils aged 11 to 16. I possess experience teaching exam technique to Year 10 and 11 groups. I have been a Lead Moderator of Key Stage 3 marking, created and adapted lessons to suit pupil's needs and successfully guiding pupils of varied abilities toward the GCSE in English Language and Literature. I ran the school debating club for four years, as well as taught special after-school booster sessions for pupils who required additional help. I have also taught Media Studies, which requires many of the same skills of analysis as the English Literature Component.

Tutoring Approach

I will use the first lesson to identify areas that require support. I recognise that each pupil will have their own learning style and I will build a plan of study, involving the pupil in every step. I aim to assist pupils to develop their analytical skills, which is the key to understanding and enjoying the subject. I place an emphasis pupils learning to identify appropriate information within a fiction or non-fiction text. I also place an emphasis on writing skills, which are key to conveying meaning and clarity of thought.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


University of South Africa2001MastersMA in Comparative English Literature
Central Connecticut State University, USA2004MastersMSC in Student Advice and Guidance
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