Information About Helen - Watford tutor - (80 reviews)
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Media / Communication Studies
LIMITED EVENING AVAILABILITY FOR 2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
Experienced, successful College Lecturer and Trainer in the Commercial sector. Offering bespoke courses or one to one tuition. Very passionate and enthusiastic about the subjects taught Enjoys the challenge of helping clients achieve their potential.
I also think I have a great sense of humour :)
I am a highly experienced College Lecturer of 20+ years and Trainer in the Commercial sector-designing and delivering bespoke staff training courses to improve communication skills.
Very passionate and enthusiastic about my subjects, I enjoy the challenge of helping students achieve their potential. I have worked at West Herts College (11yrs) and Amersham & Wycombe College (6yrs).
Subjects taught include: Adult Access to HE, Language, Literature, Study Skills, Writing for Academic Purposes, Presentational skills. Levels range from GCSE, AS/A' levels and Access to HE. Plus Effective Communication skills in the Commercial sector.
Everyone has the potential to succeed and I get a real sense of achievement helping students to achieve their goals.
However, I am a traditional tutor in that I expect the student to also work hard, fully commit, complete set work and prepare properly for lessons. Good 'Preparation' is everything.
I can give students the tools and show them how to use them but it is up to them to do the work :)
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Amersham & Wycombe College (2011) - CELTA (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Hertfordshire (1994) - P.G. Diploma - Literature (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Greenwich (1993) - P.G.C.E. in FE (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Hertfordshire (1992) - BA (Hons)Literature & Philosophy (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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She is strict with the students for their work which is really needed for secondary school students
Unfortunately, Helen won't be continuing with weekly lessons in September so I may need to look for another tutor for next academic year in the lead up to the summer exams.
Her vast array of knowledge allows the student to learn from a source that is not solely confined by a syllabus but one where the student can learn from different areas of life. This makes the lesson very engaging and interesting.
Helen is able to demonstrate the power of language through other subject area's and as a result, I have learnt much more than just English.
If Helen was my high school teacher, I may have pursued English further.
I met Helen who infused a new way of thinking in me. She redefined my boundaries and created a tailor-made course which was purely focussed on my immediate communication challenges.
Helen believes in impromptu two ways feedback which ensures that students and tutor do not digress from their defined and agreed end objective. My current goal is fully met, but the long-term objective is yet to be addressed. The same I will achieve by taking additional lessons on a need basis as per my future client's interactions and the upcoming communication needs.
I wish Helen all the best for her future and hope to continue my learning journey with her.
She allows you to develop an understanding of your chosen subject and is there to improve your academic ability. She is clearly experienced in designing specific methods of instruction suiting all age groups.
I am a mature undergraduate that needs specific help in mastering the academic essay as well as improving my understanding of English and particularly the discipline of critical analysis within English literature.
I have had two tutorials to date and I have already improved my understanding of today's 'Englishes' (Kachru et al. ) and her 'designed to improve' tutorials are - simply put - a joy to anyone wishing to improve their language, reading and grammar skills and I highly recommend her. I am certain that with here guidance my grades can only improve.
Very useful observations and thankful that we got through so much work.
We are looking forward to you joining us for one of our presentations :-).
And I am hoping I can transfer this knowledge into my GCSE 's.
I would not hesitate in recommending Helen to anyone for their tutoring in English. Thank you Helen for your help and support. Its greatly appreciated.
I would recommend Helen for others
Helen is a professional lady who is generous with her time. We are very pleased with her.
My son whom has taken lessons for GCSE prep has in just a few weeks grasped an extreme amount of helpful information from which im sure will have a forward impact in his results.
Helen has her best interests for her students and puts in 100% to exert them to reach their maximum potential as long as the student allows her to.
She has also strong business background what is very helpfull for business people like me.
100% recommend !! …
A few weeks have gone by, and thanks to Helen's enthusiasm and engaging manner, I have noticed him gaining in confidence and motivation.
My son has now been given the framework that will hopefully lead to a positive result when he sits his GCSE's this summer.
I would not hesitate to recommend Helen.
If you have a child that needs a tutor in English, I would recommend Helen without a shadow of doubt!
I highly recommend Helen as a tutor.
Hopefully this will result in him progressing in his writing ability soon.
I would happily recommend Helen. Thanks.
I am grateful for her determination and commitment in helping me with my English.
I had a lot of fun studying with her. She offers intuitive examples and explanations using her own unique methods and tricks. She always explained things clearly and in detail by giving me examples that I could easily understand.
She clearly has a passion for the subject. She is very patient, and professional.
Before she started working with my son to improve his skills in English she had a long conversation with him to find out what are his needs and what to concentrate on.
My son values and enjoys very much lessons with Helen which I am very pleased about.
I have no hesitation to highly reccoment Helen as a tutor of English.