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I am married with three adult daughters and having taught English for 19 years as well as Film Studies for 5 years, I graduated in 2019 from Exeter University with a Masters degree with Merit in Literary Studies.

Tutoring Experience

My first degree is in English with History. I taught for 19 years in two schools. I also introduced and was in charge of GCSE and A Level Film Studies in my last school. I have extensive experience of many exam boards, having been an examiner for English and Literature GCSE, A level and the International Baccalaureate for the last 17 years. I have tutored for ten years at all levels and across the globe, face to face and online, GCSE to the IB in English Language, English Literature and Film Studies, as well as adult tuition for those who wish to gain the English qualification in preparation for teacher training. All of my tutees have been successful, my last IB tutee gaining the highest Level 7 in English while my last A level tutee moved up two grades from his Mocks to reach the grade he needed for his first choice of university.

Tutoring Approach

I believe my empathic approach to a tutee is a key characteristic of my approach. Making good relationships with students is vital in encouraging their growth of confidence. Please take the time to read my references; they will reassure you about my experience and style. A successful teacher/tutor cares about their students and wants them to feel they can approach their exams knowing exactly what they must do to achieve to their best. My depth and breadth of subject knowledge at GCSE and A level, combined with my wide experience of examining ensures that a tutee will feel reassured that they are in safe hands and will be patiently, but enthusiastically guided towards their goals. My lessons are exceptionally well prepared and resourced. I ensure that my tutees are provided with comprehensive revision resources that are tailored to their individual needs. I hold a current DBS certificate which I am happy to provide on request.

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


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College of St Mark and St John1995BachelorsBA(hons)
Open University1998PGCEQTS
University of Exeter2019MastersMerit

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