I have been teaching for over 40 years and I love communicating my passion for the English language and its literature to others, whether in a classroom or a one-to-one situation. I am married to an art teacher and we have three grown up children. As well as reading, my interests include music, cooking and cricket. I enjoy the lively company of young learners.
For 33 years I taught at a major independent school in Hampshire. For the last twenty years I was head of English. My department was consistently one of the strongest in the school for GCSE and A level results and for Oxbridge entrance. I previously taught in state schools and since moving to Devon I have taught part time at one state school and three independent schools.
The first step is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the tutee so that work can be devised to nurture the former and address the latter. Tutoring also requires a good personal relationship, so it involves more than just ploughing through the work.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
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|University of Leeds||1975||Bachelors||BA (Hons) 2.1 English and Philosophy|
|University of Leeds||1976||PGCE||English with history|
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