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English

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
Casual Learner £25.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £25.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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Personal Description:

From an early age I've had a passion for English and I completed my first degree in English Literature in 2006. I later completed the CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults). Since then I have taught English (as a second/additional language) in a range of settings including a primary school, summer schools and a business in Telford. I have taught people of all ages from Early Years to adult learners. I really enjoy teaching people one to one as lessons can be completely tailored to suit the individual and their learning style.

In 2012 I completed my teacher training (PGCE) at Roehampton University in London. I have always been interested in education in alternative settings (other than schools) and during my PGCE course I completed a placement at The National Gallery. I later worked as an Education Officer for Telford & Wrekin Council, developing educational programmes for schools and training opportunities for adults.

More recently I have taught GCSE English and I am very familiar with the new GCSE framework.

Tutoring Experience:

Prior to my obtaining my PGCE qualification, I taught EAL (English as an Additional Language) in a primary school in Crewe, Cheshire. In this role I taught children aged 5-11 years and I also taught 'every day' English to adults/parents in small groups and one to one. I really enjoyed tutoring one to one in this role and this is why I started private tutoring.

Since then I have taught EFL in two UK summer schools, in Cambridge and Cirencester. In both schools I taught international students aged between 9-18 years.

I have also taught business English at an international company based in Telford.

I am currently employed part time at a local FE college, providing one to one and small **Contact Detail Removed** to GCSE English students.

Tutoring Approach:

As a teacher/tutor I believe my strongest qualities are my patience and friendly manner. From my own learning experience I know that successful learning is achieved when the learner feels relaxed and comfortable with the teacher/tutor because it is important that the tutee is able to able to discuss their learning and talk about subject matter which they may find challenging.

I offer tuition at my home near Shrewsbury, I am also happy to travel to students within a 15 mile radius. I charge £25 per hour however I do offer discounts for block bookings so please speak to me if you are interested in booking a series of lessons.

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

Qualifications:

  • The University of Roehampton (2012) - QTS (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • The University of Roehampton, London (2012) - Primary Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • The University of Cambridge. (2009) - CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) (Other) (✔ On File)
  • The Manchester Metroplitan University (2006) - BA (Hons) English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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