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Jo

Private Online Maths and English Tutor

Having graduated in English Language and Literature from Oxford University I subsequently studied law with the College of Law, coming third in my year on the Common Professional Exam and gaining a distinction in the Legal Practice Course. I qualified and worked as a city solicitor before training as a teacher.

I am the author of a highly respected study and revision guide for GCSE English Literature and the co-author of another; and a successful revision workbook for A Level English Literature. I also have been employed by a publishing house to produce a range of online teaching materials and schemes of work for Key Stage 3.

I home tutor my own children, the eldest of whom sat his first three GCSE's at the age of l2, achieving A*'s. He completed his GCSE's by the age of 14, achieving mainly 9 or A* (with an A** in Further Maths); and by the age of 15 had sat two A Levels in each of which he gained an A*, taking this to a total of five A levels at A* by the age of 16. My younger children obtained four GCSE's at grade 9 while in year 9. I also have an excellent track record as a tutor going back over fifteen years, helping students to achieve high grades in public exams, including entrance exams, and therefore to attend the school or university of their choice.

Tutoring Experience

I have a Master's degree in Education from Durham University and a BA/MA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. I have worked in both private and state schools in England, France and Germany teaching up to A Level. This includes teaching English as foreign language in two French secondary schools using French as the language of instruction. I am an experienced senior examiner for English Literature GCSE and the International GCSE; and have also examined English Language GCSE, English Literature A Level and the International O Level, being consistently assessed as an A-grade examiner. I have worked as an examiner in Law for International A Level.

Tutoring Approach

I believe that the key to effective tuition is to tailor the teaching to the pupil; and that all pupils can succeed given the appropriate level of motivation and instruction. I provide a course of tuition designed to meet the individual's needs using his or her interests to stimulate further development.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, German, Latin
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

.1994MastersEnglish Language and Literature BA and MA (Oxford University); subsequently CPE and LPC in law (College of Law); MA with Qualified Teacher Status (Durham).
.1990SchoolA level grade A English Literature, French and History. S Level English Literature and French. Subsequently AS Level German grade A.

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