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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.

Tutoring Experience

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.

Tutoring Approach

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.'

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


University of Southampton1994BachelorsEnglish BA (Hons) 2:1
University of Cambridge1996PGCEEnglish

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