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I am interested in art, reading, sailing, travel and yoga. I currently work part time at a secondary school andpart time in Adult Education.

Tutoring Experience

Over twenty years' teaching experience at secondary level. English in a variety of forms across Key Stage Three, Four and Five. GCSE English/English Language/English Literature/Entry Level Certificate in English.
Currently work part-time at a secondary school and part-time with adult learners.
Experience with all levels of ability those with SEN, borderline grade students and high achievers.
Experience mentoring and coaching small groups and individual students.
Clear understanding of examination specifications and assessment methods. Current experience as Examiner for AQA examination board in GCSE English.
Knowledge of Adult Literacy and Functional Skills curriculums. I also assess candidates who embark on Apprenticeships.
CRB checked and references available. Please contact me to discuss your needs and requirements.

Tutoring Approach

I am an experienced professional teacher/tutor; approachable and patient, reliable and well prepared. Students require tutoring for a variety of reasons. This may be to help with particular literacy difficulties or to improve performance at examination level. I believe in providing opportunities for students to progress regardless of age and ability. I use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to develop the skills and confidence to encourage independent learning. I believe in both supporting and challenging students whilst providing them with a structured approach.

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


University of York1996BachelorsBA Hons: English Literature and History of Art
University of Southampton1997PGCEPGCE: English and Media Studies (Secondary)
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