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Secondary £55.00
GCSE £55.00

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Personal Description:

I am a Cambridge graduate and an experienced teacher of English (Language, Literature and Combined courses), specialising in exam preparation for GCSE. I have a wide and deep literary, linguistic and cultural knowledge and I am an excellent essay writer. I have a clean enhanced DBS disclosure.

I am available to work in the Brighton/Hove/Worthing area as well as further afield (or online) on request.

In addition to one-to-one tuition, I am also available for weekend/school holiday exam masterclasses in the run up to the summer 2019 exams. These are one day (6 hours plus breaks), exam focused sessions working through past papers and giving personalised, last minute, exam advice. These can be individual or in small groups (at a discounted rate). Please contact me for full details.

Tutoring Experience:

I have ten years of teaching and tutoring experience in the UK and abroad. Success stories include:
- a tutee whose GCSE English Language grade rose from a 2 to a 7;
- a tutee, struggling with GCSE English Language, whose grade rose from a 3 to a 7 in three months;
- a tutee, who found writing problematic, who then trebled her marks for exam writing and whose grade rose from a 4 to a 7.

Tutoring Approach:

My sessions are strongly goal orientated. The end product (ie the exam) is our focus and is always kept in view. Each session works clearly and pragmatically towards better written exam responses through a series of focused and personalised learning activities and homework.

I make use of a full range of learning resources – past papers, sample essays, textbooks, digital apps, reference works – as well as my own wealth of knowledge.

I work to help the student develop a series of simple 'messages' and writing models designed to be memorised and repeated, that they can then use to help guide their independent work – especially when alone in an exam.

I am a stickler for writing accuracy – including handwriting – and I emphasise to students that writing accuracy opens the door to higher grades.

I am flexible and responsive. I choose the approach that works best, changing and adapting where necessary. I work to build trust between myself, students and parents, encouraging students to achieve their maximum potential.

Thus, through intensive work – writing, reading and discussion – and immediate constructive feedback on what needs to be improved, the students gain confidence in their new knowledge and skills.

I get results.

NB if travel time is likely to be over 25 minutes (as calculated by Google Maps) I will suggest online video tuition as the A27 can be a nightmare during peak tuition hours!

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


  • University of Sussex (2007) - English Teaching (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2006) - English Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of East Anglia (2004) - Film (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2002) - English and History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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