Home Tuition for Maths and English in Exeter

I am a qualified and experienced secondary school English teacher and GCSE English examiner (AQA) with recent experience of both teaching and examining the new English GCSE specification. I am therefore able to give expert advice on how to tackle the English Language and Literature exams. I offer after-school, holiday and weekend tuition as well as pre-exam holiday booster/revision day sessions for groups of students or individuals. I studied English and Philosophy at Durham University where I obtained a 2:1 BA Hons and completed my PGCE teacher training at Roehampton University in London in 2010. I have been teaching and tutoring ever since. I am also experienced in tutoring at Primary level and have a proven track record of successfully preparing students for 11+ exams.
I am currently doing a part-time MA in Creative Writing at Exeter University so will be able to help students in developing their descriptive and narrative writing skills.

Tutoring Experience

I taught at an OFSTED Outstanding secondary school in North London for 2 years after my PGCE and then worked another 2 years in a mixed comprehensive in Wandsworth where I developed further skills in pedagogy and classroom management. I have also been a private tutor in my spare time and have coached a number of students through to achieve success in their common entrance exams, GCSEs and A Levels. I am currently teaching English at the Steiner Academy in Exeter.

Tutoring Approach

At KS2 and KS3 I believe learning should be fun and student-led and so I aim to ensure lessons are engaging and try to act as a facilitator to learning where ever possible. This requires that lessons are planned properly and are part of a well-thought out scheme of learning. I absolutely love teaching and being able to tutor one-to-one is a great opportunity to see students make rapid progress in their learning.
At GCSE and A Level I am able to teach students of English how to improve essay writing skills and how to develop skills in textual analysis and creative writing.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Roehampton2011PGCEPASS with Masters credits
Durham2000BachelorsEnglish and Philosophy 2:1
Colyton Grammar1997SchoolA Levels - A, A, B, B

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