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. Currently I am writing a study guide for A Level English Literature.
I home tutor my own children, the eldest of whom this summer sat three GCSE's at the age of l2, achieving A*'s. I also have an excellent track record as a tutor going back over more than a decade, helping students to achieve high grades in public exams, including entrance exams, and therefore to attend the school or university of their choice.
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 a 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 examine Law for International A Level.
I believe that the key to effective tuition is to tailor the teaching to the pupil and not the other way around. I firrmly believe that all pupils can succeed given the appropriate level of motivation and instruction. Prior to the first lesson I would ask tutees to provide examples of their current work and to give me an idea of their aims, such as a minimum target grade in a forthcoming exam or a particular area for improvement. I would then provide a course of tuition designed to meet the individual's needs using his or her interests to stimulate further development.
|Languages||English (British), French, German, Latin|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|.||1994||Masters||English Language and Literature BA and MA (Oxford University); subsequently CPE and LPC in law (College of Law); MA with Qualified Teacher Status (Durham).|
|.||1990||School||A level grade A English Literature, French and History. S Level English Literature and French. Subsequently AS Level German grade A.|
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