I offer one-to-one expert tuition in English. As well as supporting GCSE students for English Language and Literature, I can tutor years 5, 6 and 7 for entrance tests to grammar or independent schools and also offer support for KS1, KS2, KS3 and GCSE English essential components in creative writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency in reading. I am also available for home-schooling students or adults. English is my passion and I hope to pass this on to my students. I love every aspect of it : reading, writing, composition, narratives, imaginative stories, plays and films. Personally I have the top grades in English 'O'level, 'A'level and a degree in English from a Russell Group university (Exeter). I also love teaching and get a real satisfaction from inspiring students and watching them progress. There is no greater moment than when the penny drops! I have just finished tutoring my son through Cambridge IGCSE English Literature and Language, June 2015 - success! B for language and A* for literature!
I am also available to teach English as a Foreign Language from beginner to advanced level in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
I have 6 years' teaching experience at a private school in Colchester, teaching English reading, listening, writing and speaking. I have taught a multitude of classes of all ages from beginner to advanced level with some success.
** News - Stop Press! January 2016 Sebastian has just been offered a place at Ipswich Senior school after 3 months of one to one tutoring. Sebastian says he was moved up 3 sets in his English class after regular weekly tutoring sessions with me. Well done Sebastian.
** Summer News 2016 - Stop Press! - my IGCSE Language student, L, who was predicted an 'E' grade before she came to me has just achieved a 'B' grade for her English Language. Well done !!
** Similar story with student LF who has just achieved Grade C for Literature June 2016, previously predicted an 'E'.
*** January 2017 Well done to Chloe who has just been awarded the All Rounder scholarship to Woodbridge school. Chloe achieved just under 100% in her comprehension!
*** January 2017 Congratulations to Layo, who after 9 months of one to one tutoring has been offered a place at St Joseph's College, Ipswich and Ipswich Girls High School.
*** June 2017 Well done Kai who achieved 118/120 for SPAG in his KS2 SATS as well as big leaps in his comprehension and writing.
**** Well done to all my GCSE students for their results in August, 2018. Ellie, who achieved
a grade *8 in language, and Victoria who scored a *7 in literature. Also to Aaron who scored
a *6 in language. All worked so hard and leapt up the grades. Good luck with your 6th form.
I recognise each child as an individual with their own style of learning. My tutoring approach is to help them unlock the challenges of English in a variety of ways, tailor-made to each person enabling them to achieve their best result. This leads to an increased confidence, reflected in their school performance and homework. I will introduce and practise exam skills and techniques to prepare them for exams and tests. Your child may just need some extra support in this subject, which they may find difficult. Students will develop their vocabulary, reading and writing skills and learn to express, order and present ideas and information competently. Having my own 17 year old son at home, taking AS levels this summer, means I'm still involved with school life and syllabus demands. I've also taken a keen interest in his English tests and exams from an early age and know what is required in the curriculum. Learning with me will not be an easy ride, but I make it fun - not something to dread - and it becomes a a rewarding one, with the results to follow.
Testimonial from Chris, Royal Grammar School, Colchester, August 2017
Charlotte's tutoring was the perfect preparation for my English Literature IGCSE. The advice and guidance that she gave me enabled me to face my exams with confidence, resulting in a grade '7' (which is definitely better thank I would otherwise have done.) I would thoroughly recommend her to anybody.
Testimonial from Denise Hatch, summer 2017
Charlotte tutored our son, Mason in his final year at school after his grades in English language were not improving. He was working at a level 2, grade E. Charlotte was a positive and enthusiastic tutor who installed confidence and self-belief into our son. It was clear to us that she genuinely cared and was determined that he would succeed in passing his exam. He obtained a Level 4 C grade GCSE. She identified his weaker areas and communicated clearly on what he needed to focus on. She supported him throughout, setting homework each week. We highly recommend Charlotte. She gets results!! We were lucky to find her.
Testimonial from Rebecca who achieved a '6' in her English Language 9-1 in August 2017.
Reviews 5 (2 reviews)
Rebecca T * * * * *
I struggled with confidence in English and went into year 10 with a grade 3 and I am now at a grade 6 thanks to this wonderful tutor. Charlotte helped me with my confidence and supported me so much. She is a good communicator and listener and, although she was my tutor, she was also a friend. She was not just there every week but right up to the exam! Charlotte taught me in fun and helpful way that helped me to remember everything she told me. I enjoyed my lessons with her so much- I did not want them to end!
Testimonial from Gerry, summer 2018
Charlotte is an excellent tutor and was a massive help with my son's English. Without doubt, she enabled him to achieve a much needed higher grade in his Eduqas GCSE.
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|Bath High School GPDST, Bath, Avon||1977||School||10 'O' levels 6'A's 2'B's 2'C's|
|Bath High School GPDST, Bath, Avon||1979||School||3 'A' levels 'A' grade in English|
|Exeter University, Exeter, Devon||1982||Bachelors||English and Classical Literature B.A. Hons 2.2.|
|Bell School of Languages, Cambridge||2009||Other||CELTA qualification PASS|
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