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Subjects Taught

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £25.00
University £28.00
Casual Learner £25.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

I have a passion for teaching and am a creative, experienced English Native tutor and trainer. I graduated with a 2:1 Joint Honours Degree in English and Psychology from Keele University in 1990 and have a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training teaching qualification. I began my career working in the NHS as a psychologist. The job involved helping people one to one as well as group training and is where I honed my skills of presenting information in a professional and concise manner. I went on to run my own private training and life coaching practice and have since added several years of university mentoring. Mentoring university students led to meeting international students and providing individual tuition. I offer face to face or skype lessons for distance learners…

Tutoring Experience:

In the last 11 years I have taught English classes and individual sessions to international students and adults of all nationalities, ages and levels. I have taught at English Language summer schools based at Staffordshire University, Keele University and South Cheshire College every year since 2005. I have overseen placement tests in written and oral skills that students take on arrival to assign them into one of 4 levels from elementary to upper intermediate and conducted end of course tests. In class the focus is on improving oral fluency and confidence in speaking as well as written work. Students learn through doing a variety of projects, role play activities and presentations. I offer English tuition to post graduate International students and professionals either living and working in the UK (doctors, pharmacists, business people and journalists) or via skype. I taught Adult ESOL classes at college when on placement for my teaching qualification and have taught classes of adults and 16-18 year olds since.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a coaching approach to tutoring and am always very positive and encouraging. Students have commented that I know how to motivate them to improve and build language skills. It is important to teach confidence so that students feel relaxed and unafraid about using language. I am flexible and can adapt and tailor the lessons to what students require. This might be to take IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge exams, access academic material for a university degree or to improve pronunciation and develop vocabulary related to their career or job.

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Spanish, Basic Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Stoke-on-Trent (2015) - Certificate in Education and Training (College) (✔ On File)
  • Keele University (1990) - 2:1 English and Psychology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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