Sheffield Tutor

I am an experienced secondary school teacher with a proven track record of ensuring the students in my care achieve excellent results. Having taught in the UK and abroad, I am open-minded and amenable to different learning styles. I am a parent myself, enjoy the countryside and am a keen cyclist and runner.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught at a variety of secondary schools in the UK and abroad, working with students from KS3 up to KS5. As well as the domestic GCSEs and A Levels, I am also familiar with the International Baccalaureate (IB) and IGCSE curriculums. I have also tutored undergraduates for CMU. As Head of Department, I spent years attending the inset training of the UK exam boards and, when time allowed, marked papers to ensure I understood the examinations. More recently, I have been an examiner for CIE. Which is all another way of saying that, whether you wish to pursue a targeted course of study to enable you to pass a specific examination or need more general help with your English, I have the skills and experience to ensure you can get what you need.

Tutoring Approach

The good thing about tutoring is that it is possible to tailor the approach I take to the needs of each individual learner and my approach would depend upon what you required from the time we spent together. I can tailor courses of study to fit the rubric of specific exams, ensuring that a student prepared for a given test. If you prefer, I can also approach matters in a more skills-based fashion, concentrating on improving skills and understanding, rather than simply teaching techniques to pass an exam.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


University of York2002BachelorsBA (Hons) English and Related Literatures
University of York2004PGCEPGCE with QTS
IB Global Centre 2015ProfessionalIB DP Course Leader English A: Language and Literature

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