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Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £50.00

English

Hourly Rate
Primary £50.00
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00

French

Hourly Rate
Primary £50.00
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00

History

Hourly Rate
Primary £50.00
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00

Entrance Exams

Hourly Rate
11 Plus £50.00
13 Plus £50.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
Primary £50.00
Secondary £50.00

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Personal Description:

Post-graduate Ex-Head of Department Teacher in Secondary State and Independent Education ( 2 schools - 1 state and 1 Independent)
Experienced History and Languages Secondary Teacher trained in UK and French Universities
Qualified and experienced in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL / TEFL) gained abroad (Italy and Luxembourg), UK (London summer schools) and working with refugee children in UK (locally to Croydon) through Government agencies.
Experienced Examiner with OCR and Edexcel (GCSE and A-Level History through to year 13)
Trained in Primary Education (Teaching French) gained through British Council and University of Besancon (France) and have lots of experience in tutoring children in KS1 and 2. Also, experience through having my own children in primary education.
Tutored for Birmingham and Bromley Council (Government funded education for Home schooled children).
Previously, a Consultant at PwC and KPMG

but more importantly:

a patient, stoic mum, having tried many methods of getting my own children to do homework
Highly knowledgeable, experienced and extremely tolerant of conditions which affect learning such as ASC, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia
Excellent knowledge of all Exams in Primary Screening Tests through to SATS
Fantastic working knowledge of GCSE and A-Levels in History (and French) and all the changes in recent years (and continuing)
Great knowledge of Common Entrance Exams for many schools in the area and beyond with a History of successful entrance (not always detailed here due to teaching after recommendations)

Stopped working in schools in August 2016 to concentrate on more flexible hours in line with my own children`s personal needs.

Some of my former A level tutees have received offers for Oxbridge, KCL and other top Universities. All have agreed to be contacted should you wish, once tuition is agreed.

Tutoring Experience:

I currently work for my local council as a supply teacher for Alternative Education / Home schooled students who are not directly accessing education from schools. This ties in nicely with my teacher status as well as helpful in bringing up to high -maintenance children, as I please myself with my hours. As for past experience:

2003 + Qualified Teacher of History and French - History comprised over 90% of timetable
2007 - Commenced Examiner GCSE and A Level Marking for Exam Board OCR
2013 - Join First tutor to advertise as History, French and Primary Tutor
2014 + Ancilliary work through private Tuition Company (Fleet) taking on Government-funded students unable to access schools for an intermin period
2015 - Ancillary working for Examination Board Edexcel and AQA as History Examiner in GCSE and A levels
2015 - current - Provide tuition assistance through Birmingham City Council Home-schooled History department.

Tutoring Approach:

All my tuition is tailored to the individual. I complete a full assessment of needs in primary-aged children unless the parents are very specific as to what is needed, such as specific exams at a specific school. Each parent has specific requests so tuition will depend on what the tuition hopes to achieve, e.g. Common Entrance, Scholarship, catch-up, SATS, general programme offering phonics assistance, reading help.

In History tutoring - many students have been face to face one has skyped from Hong Kong and others have emailed their essays to me. All variety is fine! Payment works on equivalent of a consultancy basis and time to mark work, etc, is based on an hourly rate of £50.

Terms and conditions are available upon request. The general gist is that payment is a) made at the start of the month and b) cancellations for the month are forfeited if made by student.

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Middlesex (2003) - history and French (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Lancaster University (1994) - History and French (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Inlingua International Languages training Academy (1994) - TEFL (Professional) (✔ On File)

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