I am a fully qualified teacher of English with ten years of experience in the classroom and seven years of employment at a senior level with one of the major examination boards. I have three young children and am friendly and approachable. Experienced and well-qualified, I enjoy good working relationships with colleagues and students. I have recently published revision guides for GCSE and am making revision videos that can be viewed online.
My secondary teaching experience has taken me from inner-city comprehensives to a private school in London to the international schools of Bangkok. I am currently working in a local comprehensive as a literacy intervention teacher.
As a Senior Examiner at GCSE level, I feel that I am particularly well-placed to help students studying for their GCSE English and English Literature, with specialist knowledge as to how to move students up to higher grades.
I have been providing private English tuition from my home in Woodford Green for four years, and have always had very positive feedback.
I have always shown complete commitment to the children that I teach, using a wide range of approaches to motivate and and encourage my students.
I understand the need for a warm, supportive environment for the student to progress and to balance teacher-led activities with the student’s own input. Creating personalised resources is also something which I feel can make a big difference to a student’s learning, and I use these within one-to-one tuition.
I find myself much in demand from GCSE students as I have years of expertise at a senior level in examining GCSE English and English Literature. After years of analysing examination scripts at borderline review, I can see how to encourage a student to write in a certain way or add analytical detail to improve their work by enough to push him/her into the next grade boundary.
Recent comments from students/parents:
'Thank you so much for all your help and support; I could not have got through the last exams without you.'
'You are a brilliant teacher.'
'L**** found your lessons very useful'
'Thank you for all your help, he certainly wouldn't have achieved those grades without you.'
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Southampton||1994||Bachelors||English BA (Hons) 2:1|
|University of Cambridge||1996||PGCE||English|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||1|