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Subjects Taught

Hilary offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £30.00£27.00
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

Computer Studies / I.T.

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

Study Skills

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00£22.50
A-Level £30.00£27.00
University £30.00£27.00
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

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Personal Description:

I particularly enjoy working with young people and feel that my approach helps bring the subject to life. I am enthusiastic about my subject, and have an approachable and professional manner, with a good sense of humour! I like to help develop my learner's confidence in themselves as I find this is essential to achieve good results.

Please note that I am happy to travel a reasonable distance within Wiltshire, (maximum 20 miles) but I do have to make a charge for this, because of the extra time and travel expenses. This does not apply for either Devizes or Chippenham as I split my week between the two towns. Please note that tutoring spaces are filling up fast now for the new academic year 2017-2018, especially with the new English Language and Literature GCSE Specifications.

Tutoring Experience:

I have many years experience teaching in Further Education and in the community. I have also given tuition in English to students via the local authority as well as privately. I have had experience of working with young people who are experiencing difficulties with their study, both in college and because they have been excluded from school. I have recently worked with students in Devizes and Lavington Schools.

I am fully conversant and keep up-to-date with the exam board requirements for GCSE English, English Language and English Literature and GCE A Level English Language and Literature.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a calm patient manner. I like to build up a good working relationship with my students. I prepare all resources on a individual basis with the learning preference of the student in mind. I have had particular success with those who excel in subjects like maths and science, or are of a more artistic nature, but struggle with English as a subject. I also give additional support and work via email and this year will be updating my website with the latest resources and exam papers for the 2017 specification GCSE English Language and Literature.

I also offer online tutoring via Skype in order to work with those outside Wiltshire. This has worked very successfully over the last two years for students studying in different parts of the UK and abroad, as we were able to chat online, and share resources using Google Drive.

The first introductory session to get to know the student is offered free of charge.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of the West of England (2011) - Lifelong Learning (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Gloucestershire College (2006) - PGCERT (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Open University (2002) - B Sc Hons 2.1, Social Sciences (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Open University (2000) - Diploma in English Language Studies (Other) (✔ On File)

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