Catherine

Catherine

Eastleigh Tutor

I have always loved English and, in addition to my previous teaching and tuition work, I have experience of freelance writing.

I am currently available :

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10am - 1pm and from 7pm onwards.
Weekends : 9am -1pm

Tutoring Experience

Having qualified as a teacher in July 2003, I have substantial experience and have taught in a variety of secondary schools in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. Recently, I spent two years teaching in one of the highest achieving state schools in Hampshire which OFSTED has regularly rated as 'outstanding'.

In addition, I have taught English as a Foreign Language to French business people in Paris, worked with young people in Southampton who have been excluded from mainstream education and taught basic literacy to unemployed adults in Portsmouth.

Regarding one to one tuition I have tutored several pupils, aged between 10-15, for both mainstream state school exams as well as Common Entrance.

Tutoring Approach

I believe that all learners, whether adults or children, are more likely to achieve their full potential if they are engaged by the lessons, have some input into their tuition programme and understand the final goal. They need to feel comfortable with their tutor and confident in their own abilities. Naturally, this takes time but I aim to start the process from the very first meeting.
People learn in different ways and I aim to ensure my lessons include a variety of activities, such as instruction, reading, written tasks and role play and are delivered via a combination of learning styles. I can also set homework tasks if requested and,for GCSE, can supply and mark practice exam questions.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Portsmouth University2003PGCEEnglish
St Vincent's College2002OtherCertificate in Teaching Basic Skills
English Language Centre2001OtherTeaching English as a Foreign Language
Plymouth University1998BachelorsEnglish with Media

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Subjects taught
English
Secondary£30
GCSE£35
Entrance Exams
Primary£30
Secondary£35