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Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £40.00

English

Hourly Rate
Primary £40.00
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £40.00

French

Hourly Rate
Primary £40.00
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £40.00

History

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Primary £40.00
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £40.00
A-Level £50.00

Entrance Exams

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11 Plus £40.00
13 Plus £40.00

English (Foreign Language)

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Primary £40.00
Secondary £40.00

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Personal Description:

Fully qualified teacher and experienced ex-head of History, tutoring students especially in History exams. I am totally up to date with the specifications and new mark schemes and have read all the examiner reports (having also contributed to them) so I know what is expected of students in History exams. I am a female, Ex-Head of History Department in the top performing non-selective state school with 6th Form in the UK. Also, Ex-head of History in Independent Girls' School in Hertfordshire, producing outstanding results to GCSE. Cut my teeth as a History and French teacher in a Boys' Catholic school for over 12 years to gain a good grounding in teaching all sorts of children with all types of abilities from SEN through to Gifted and Talented. (I was G&T Co-ordinator for the school as well as a teacher-trainer to Student teachers from UCL). I am an examiner of History at GCSE and A-Level History for AQA, EDEXCEL and OCR. I have been involved in Edexcel and OCR panels to investigate mark schemes and their suitability as well as checking referred papers (team leader). I have been until recently a History tutor for Harpenden Tutors for AQA Board only (Modern World History course). I am also an advisor to Birmingham City Council for Home-schooled children studying History.

I also started tutoring KS3 and 4 English to GCSE as a favour to friends, and so have carried on with this as part of my tuition. I am not an English teacher by profession but have been called upon to teach it at school due to the skills being similar to History essays, etc.

Also, originally as help for friends and their children (and now my own), I started tutoring Primary and Entrance exams, and I have been very successful doing this since 2013 both in Hertfordshire and since 2015 in Kent/London. I have taught English as a foreign language in Italy and Luxembourg, as well as back in Britain, and I have trained at the Universite de Besancon to teach French to primary aged children (which involves great knowledge of the English language). I have great experience working with special needs such as SplD (Dyslexia, dyspraxia), ASD (Autism spectrum) and ADD and ADHD.

Tutoring Experience:

Many more students than the ones listed in feedback have used my services through recommendations.
Teaching English (EFL) abroad before training to be a teacher as a Postgraduate student
Over 12 years experience teaching boys only and then 3 years of girls only
Examiner experience since 2007 at GCSE and A Level with AQA, OCR and Edexcel
Head of Department and teacher experience of setting up and running IGCSE History teaching with CIE
Teaching experience teaching girls only for 3 years - partly as Head of History
Experience of changing syllabus from GCSE to IGCSE as Head of History
Experience of teaching English IGCSE (Edexcel)
Experience teaching IGCSE History (Edexcel)
Experience of teaching a whole spectrum of abilities as Teacher and tutor

Tutoring Approach:

Please contact me for up to date information. All tuition is tailored according to the needs of the student and family.
Availability changes according to the exam season and flexibility to adapt to my clients' needs.
If you wish a particular time slot you need to book it ASAP as availability changes quickly.
Preference for Exams is to see students in person but I am flexible in approach and can skype/email feedback according to requirements

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

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