Information About Graham - Exeter tutor - (3 reviews)
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Graham offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
I am a relaxed and very enthusiastic teacher and always manage to develop a friendly rapport with students. I have been a journalist, have taught abroad and am a musician and a creative writer. I think my many interests make me approachable and add a dimension to my teaching that others might not have.
I have been teaching for nearly 30 years. I have taught at university level but have also been a head of department in a top independent school. I have also tutored for many years and have helped many students to understand the subject and excel in it, often improving their grades considerably. I have also marked and still mark for several of the exam boards, so know precisely what skills need to be improved to attain the higher grades at GCSE and A level. I have taught students who are non-native speakers and have also taught across the age ranges from 6-60.
I like to find out what a student wants from lessons and am able to show them quickly, and with humour, how to gain in confidence and ability by the simple application of tried and tested methods. I work collaboratively with students, using my laptop and teaching materials to demonstrate the range of skills required, from creative to analytical. My own experience of journalism and creative writing mean I can help students not just with the academic but with the creative side of the subject. My long experience with exam boards means I can mark work quickly and accurately so students know where they are and what they need to do to improve.
Additional Languages: French, Japanese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- King's College, London (1999) - pass (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- London College of Printing (1998) - Postgrad Periodical Journalism (Masters) (✔ On File)
- International House (1997) - RSA/Celta Tefl (distinction) (Other) (✔ On File)
- Oxford University (1988) - M.Litt in English Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
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Graham has been a wonderful teacher and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is incredibly well qualified with a wealth of experience. This is high quality teaching, and he has been able to help our son feel connected and enthusiastic about learning again. He also has a wide range of methods to help work with different students, judging from the way he has managed to key in to what our son needs. We've been impressed by the academic quality but also by the warmth and humour he has brought. Within a few sessions our son has been engaged in the subjects again and feeling more confident. Real high quality tuition, and especially good if the student needs a bit of confidence or needs extra help to go forward. Totally recommended.