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I have been teaching for 22 years. I have taught in a range of schools (both independent and state), focusing mainly on Media Studies and Film Studies, as well as English, from KS3 to KS5; I have also taught Drama and Theatre Studies. I have been a Head of Department for 13 years and, as a Senior A Level examiner and OFQUAL Subject Expert, I continue to examine extensively at GCSE and A Level. Therefore, I have a very strong grasp of assessment frameworks and exam criteria. I have been a private tutor for almost 20 years and have taught a range of students from KS2 Maths and English right through to small group tutoring for A Level Media Studies, Film Studies and Theatre Studies. I really enjoy private tutoring and I have a very good track record of getting students excellent results. I have served as a lecturer in Media and Drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama but I am, by preference, an enthusiastic secondary teacher and work, right now, at a large secondary school in west London, TEACHING the subjects that I am qualified in. As well as teaching full time, I also visit schools and colleges as a lecturer in Revision and Deeper Learning, helping students to build more secure strategies for successful and independent learning. To this end I am currently undertaking a MA which focuses on innovation and impact to be at the centre of educational practice.

Tutoring Experience


I have been a Head of Department in a number of schools, many of which have been successful in Ofsted inspections. I am also an Advanced Skills Tutor (AST) and I do numerous revision sessions at a range of schools across the country, many of which I have been asked to return year after year.

I have taught from KS2 basic skills right through to lecturing and assessing post-graduates. I have, and continue to teach, very different abilities and I always strive to get the best for all the students that I teach. I have developed a really wide range of skills to help students access exam frameworks and understand assessment points. As a practicing classroom teacher and current examiner, I am expertly placed, right at the 'centre' of contemporary teaching and learning.

Tutoring Approach

I always bring a new skill or concept to each session and we will very clearly work through a number of exercises to re-enforce the skill. The other thing that I am really keen on doing is encouraging students/tutees to develop how to 'self-learn', thus encouraging better organisation and more autonomous approaches to learning.

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


University of Reading1993PGCEPGCE Drama, English and Media
University of Reading1992BachelorsBA (Hons.) Combined Studies - Film and Theatre Major, Philosophy Minor

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