Information About David - Harrow tutor - (16 reviews)
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English (Foreign Language)
My name is David and I am a fully qualified English teacher living in Harrow, Middlesex.
I have many years of experience in tutoring and hold the following qualifications:
Level 5 Certificate in Further Education Teaching Stage 3
Level 4 Certificate for ESOL Subject Specialists
Level 4 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (Grade A)
Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment in Further Education
I also have Enhanced Disclosure (a police check that confirms I do not have a criminal record of any kind).
I am a native English speaker and currently work at Harrow College, Middx, teaching students of many nationalities at all levels.
Some of the areas in which I tutor students are as follows:
GCSE & IGCSE preparation (language & literature)
11 plus entrance examinations (comprehension, writing skills & verbal reasoning) - my students consistently gain entry to their first choice school.
Understanding of grammar
Exam preparation & practice (e.g. GCSE, IGCSE, Key Stage, 11+, SATs, First Certificate, Cambridge ESOL exams)
Reading and writing skills
I have been teaching English since 2005 at Harrow College and also to private students of varying ages. During this time, I have become highly familiar with the numerous exam formats and what is expected of students at each level.
I have been highly successful in helping students achieve target grades and above in their examinations and many have seen dramatic improvements, jumping from E or D grade in mock exams to B or A in the final exams.
I have also seen the vast majority of the 11+ students I tutor awarded a place at their preferred school, including St Paul's, Haberdashers, North London Collegiate, Merchant Taylors', Henrietta Barnett, St Helen's, Queen Elizabeth's & John Lyon.
My role as an English teacher involves careful assessment of each student and the adaptation of my lessons accordingly. I like to take a structured and logical approach, breaking things down so they are easy to understand, and then building them back up again. I find this method to be highly effective with learners of all levels.
My aim is to tailor lessons to the individual, and in the first lesson I would assess what is needed and set goals that can be worked towards.
Lessons are all year round, including first and last week of term and also the summer holidays (allowing 2-3 weeks for vacations); cancelled lessons would need to be paid for.
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Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Harrow College (2006) - Level 5 Certificate in Further Education Teaching Stage 3 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Harrow College (2006) - Level 4 Certificate for ESOL Subject Specialists (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Harrow College (2005) - Level 4 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA): Pass (Grade A) (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Merchant Taylors' School for Boys (1989) - English O Level & A Level (School) (✘ Not On File)
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Brilliant person, very positive, attention to detail and most of all my son enjoyed each of his lesson who is not a big literacy fan!
Alex really looks forward to his sessions each week and gets on with him so well.
We can see a big improvement with his verbal reasoning skills and in the way he approaches his work.
David has a very pleasant and easy manner, he is organised and thorough.
We would highly recommend David and look forward to having him teach our number two son !
My daughter absolutely adore David and really looks forward to the session each week.
He is a great tutor and can see a big improvement in my daughter's writing and comprehension skills which we couldn't have done without David's support. I am hoping that the forthcoming 11+ exams will prove this . I highly recommend David.
Update - I am thrilled that your daughter was awarded a place at Watford Grammar!
Update - I am so happy that your daughter was awarded places at all the schools she applied for and will be attending North London Collegiate School in September. All the hard work certainly paid off!
He is a cheerful and happy person and his lessons are very enjoyable. I would highly recommend him.
Update - I am very happy that Maya achieved A-grade in both English Language & English Literature!