Debra

Debra

West Wickham Tutor

Both my husband and I have enhanced DBS to give peace of mind to parents of students who study at my house.
No time has been spent abroad where checking records might be impossible.

I have been a qualified, and practising teacher since the beginning of 2004 until now, having previously worked in top consultancy firms such as PwC and KPMG. I have taught to A Level History in schools and have been an examiner in it with the main exam boards (notably AQA, EDEXCEL,CIE and OCR) since 2007. I currently work as an ASD Teacher for students with hIgh functioning Autism. Previously, to this, I was HOD in History at top State and Academic schools of North London and Hertfordshire. I am qualified to teach children in both France and Britain - with qualifications from 3 universities: Lancaster, Middlesex and Besancon.

Tutoring Experience

History - A-Level and GCSE examiner for the main Exam Boards, experience of 15 years teaching
English - Teaching as a state school teacher since 2017 and tutoring over the past few years. Generally, tutor to students who are not hitting the grade, resitting or want it for entrance exams.
French - Degree and experience teaching it in schools to 2012
Common Entrance - experience teaching it as a tutor from 2013+

Tutoring Approach

I tailor my teaching to the needs of the individual whether it be for the exam system or school feedback to parents, or both. This is through conversation with the parent in the initial session as well as an introduction to the student. This is not a free service and will include an hourly rate charge. There is a possibility of skype for KS4 and 5 or emailed essay feedback. Ask for details of whatever your areas of needs are. Lessons can be tailored to suit Skype/online.

As stated earlier, I put a lot of research into my tutoring. This means that I am completely aware of the mark schemes, examiner reports, specifications and all materials provided by the students school when helping the students. Some schools demand questions to be answered in their own particular way, so I will be aware of this when helping a student gain maximum marks in their coursework, etc.
Any lessons which take place at student house takes into account distance to travel, which means that non-local tuition, e.g. half an hour to drive to, will incur an hour's tuition rate. Lessons are usually at my house, unless otherwise agreed and financially viable.

Important information necessary to consider before contact is made and a decision is made to commence tuition:

  1. All payment for the month of tuition is required at the start of the month in order to secure dates and times for that month;
  2. Any tutee cancellations or missed sessions will neither be rescheduled nor refunded, in lin with any extra-curricular children’s organisation such as clubs, childminders, scouts, etc.
  3. Duration of lessons is for one hour at a pre-agreed time
  4. History essays which are marked and graded and feedback provided will be charged on a consultancy basis in advance. Any non-used hour’s/minutes will be refunded.
  5. No hidden charges or payments will be invoiced for unless these have been pre-agreed.
  6. The end of contract will be upon receipt of an email which cancels future monthly sessions by either party. No refunds will be made for the month in which the cancellation request is made.
  7. Further to term 6, if no payment is received for the month in which a request is made to cancel future sessions, Sessions for that month will be invoiced and claimed.
LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Italian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Middlesex2003PGCEhistory and French
Lancaster University1994BachelorsHistory and French
Inlingua International Languages training Academy1994ProfessionalTEFL

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Subjects taught
Maths
Primary£50
English
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
French
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
Casual Learner£50
History
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
A-Level£50
University£50
Entrance Exams
Primary£50
Secondary£50
English (Foreign Language)
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
Casual Learner£50