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I have a passion for the English language and its literature which is reflected in my work. I really enjoy tutoring, because I know that one-to-one learning situation gives students the attention and focus which they need to improve, and which they cannot get in school. I am a parent, a published poet and an occasional actor. I only work in West Yorkshire, up to 12 miles from my home, but I will offer discounts dependent on students' willingness to travel to me. PS I do not work for any tutoring companies or schools.

Tutoring Experience

I have 30 years' experience of teaching English and a variety of other subjects to kids of varying backgrounds and abilities (11 to 18 up to A level) so I have built up an extensive bank of resources over the years, which I use to carefully prepare for lessons. I am also an experienced examiner for AQA, which offers valuable insights into exactly how to achieve high GCSE grades .I recently received the JCQ certificate for services to examining.
I have been tutoring successfully for six years now, and my knowledge and experience would be particularly helpful for students aiming for high grades in their GCSE and A level exams, although I have tutored KS2 successfully too..Recently, I helped a pupil win a scholarship to high-achieving independent QEGS in Wakefield, and others to gain entrance to Heckmondwike Grammar.

Tutoring Approach

I am patient, friendly and easy to get on with. I have always tried to make my lessons interesting, relevant and inter-active. I tailor my teaching to the pupil and know that praise and encouragement are the keys to confidence and progress. A good sense of humour is vital,too.
I have helped to improve the grades of many pupils, some of whom have achieved the highest grade at GCSE, and have coached younger ones through entrance exams to sought-after schools. One student, whom I tutored for three years, went from a poor level 4 in year 8 to GCSE grade B, the minimum requirement for A levels in many good schools, while others have achieved the A* grades required for their chosen paths.
I have achieved many high ratings from the parents of students I have tutored, as you can see for yourself elsewhere on this page. A good tutor can make a difference with focused one-to-one attention, and I am a good, committed tutor. Hire me and I can help your children achieve the grades they require.

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


Leeds University1978PGCEsecondary English and Drama
Leeds University1977PGCEBA Honours degree in English and PGCE in English and Drama, both from Leeds University
Heckmondwike Grammar1974School A levels

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