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Jess offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

English

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Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00

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Personal Description:

I have been an English teacher for nine years, and offer individually tailored tutorials during term time. I have a BA and a Masters in English, I used to be a copywriter and am just starting my third novel. I have two children, the oldest of whom recently achieved three A*s at Thomas Hardye and is going to read English at Cambridge. The youngest is slowly learning that the harder he works, the better he'll do. I am very interested in looking at ways of best communicating with children in order to help them learn; teaching them that their brain is a muscle which grows as they exercise it.

Tutoring Experience:

I am a fully qualified teacher. For five years I taught English GCSE and Media Studies A' Level in a secondary school in Sussex. After a decade's break I did some extensive re-training, during which time I taught adults with special educational needs. I now tutor students from Year 7 onwards. Nb: it's often good to start lessons before the actual GCSE course begins, for it's less restrictive in terms of the work we cover which is great for building confidence.

When I re-trained I had to take my Maths GCSE. So I know just how it feels to be a struggling student!

Tutoring Approach:

I have extensively researched the new 9 -1 English Language GCSE, achieving excellent pass rates as I understand the challenges it presents to students. I know the Edexcel, AQA and OCR syllabuses. Last year I had great success with students who were struggling in their final term of English - helping one student move from a 3 to a 6.

I love teaching in ways that enable the student to both enjoy and understand the work they're doing; and my greatest joy is seeing students develop a genuine love of reading. Teaching works best, I believe, when you make it fun.

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

Qualifications:

  • Society of Education and Training (2017) - QTLS (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Kingston Maurward College (2016) - Diploma in Education and Training (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • Falmouth University (2016) - Professional Writing (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Sussex University (1992) - English with Media Studies (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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