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I am passionate about teaching and attaining success in all that I do. I am a teacher of English and have been teaching for almost twenty years; teaching across the English platform from Key stage 2, key stage 3, 11 plus,GCSE English Language, to Shakespeare, novels and poetry, media and grammar as well as Functional Skills English, Adult Literacy, interview skills, presentational skills, speaking and listening and ESOL.
I have a degree in English Language, Applied Linguistics and English Literature (BA Hons)
Post Graduate in Education (PGCE)
Special Education Needs Co-ordinator Award at Masters Level (SENCo)

In addition to teaching, I am also an experienced GCSE English exam assessor. I am well experienced in teaching Functional Skills in English and I can help support anyone who needs help with getting through these exams.

I have a 100% tutee success rate for GCSE results grad 9-6 and 11+ (English).

I have been a member of the IFL (Institute for Learning) for a number of years now.

My rates and working hours are both competitive and flexible. Please contact me for more information.

Availability: Evenings.

Willing to travel: 5 miles - but this has to be agreed upon as there is an additional charge for this (to travel to tutees).

Experience: I have been teaching since 2001

Up to date DBS (CRB) Check: Yes. I have a clean CRB / DBS and have been checked regularly for over 15 years.

Cancellation policy:- A 72 hour notice is required if a session needs to be cancelled (which must be resceduled). If less than 48 hours, the full fee is chargeable.

Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching GCSE, English Language, English Literature, ESOL, Adult Literacy and Functional skills English for over 15 years now. I have been a personal tutor to individual students even undergraduates by providing them help with their personal statements, proof reading their work, offering support for their essays, dissertations, exams and course work.
I have led workshops across London mentoring students on exam skills and how to pass exams.
I have a lot of experience working with students who have challenging behaviour.

Over the years, I have had several hands on experience and success rates as a lecturer / teacher; facilitating training at several work places like BHS, Next, Argos, Primark, H.Samuel, etc for adults and young adults who wanted to gain a qualification in English such as Adult Literacy Levels 1 and 2 (as they left school with little or no qualifications especially in English).
My experience as a Sats and GCSE examiner enables me to give good valuable exam tips and to teach tutees on what examiners look for in an exam.

Tutoring Approach

I offer tailored and easy to follow lessons to match the needs of each student. My lessons are student focused and relaxed with the drive to succeed and achieve.
I know different people learn in different ways and with this in mind, I offer a diagnostic assessment for secondary school age and above. This helps to identify the learning style and type of learner each person I teach is on the first visit and from this assessment a graph is plotted to show the best way each person learns and the learning materials are designed to meet each personal learning style.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
References Available On File


Kingston University - Surrey2000BachelorsEnglish Language, Applied Linguistics and English Literature
University of Cambridge2001OtherCELTA
Greenwich University2003PGCETeaching Qualification

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