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Subjects Taught


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00£24.00


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00£24.00
A-Level £40.00£32.00

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Personal Description:

I am an examiner for 4 different exam units with the insight which this provides. Tutoring brought me into teaching and,after 40 years in the classroom, I can once again cater to individual needs. Obviously this requires me to research numerous topics and to study the approaches of different exam providers, but I have always enjoyed research and throughout my career I have written a lot of my own teaching materials - results suggest this works well for me - my "value added" scores were the best in my school… If you want insight and experience, I can help.

Tutoring Experience:

40 years in the classroom, followed by 7 years tutoring (so far). Teaching to A Level and GCSE throughout. 12 years History GCSE examiner and now reviewer for appeals. 5 years marking exam essays for another exam board.
11 years Exams Officer (creating and administering exam procedures for all subjects from entries to exam rooms). 14 years " Year Tutor" (pastoral AND academic supervision of a year group).

Tutoring Approach:

Everyone is an individual, with their own ways of understanding and remembering. I try to bring an individual approach to suit each student. I make students aware of alternative approaches to exam tasks - and how to decide which to use - but the choice is always theirs in the end. I also try to make them aware of the thinking behind exam questions and mark schemes, so that they know what is required for "success" (in exam terms). Model answers can provide guidance, but the point is always to ANSWER THE QUESTION… so analysis of question wording is a vital skill to learn.


  • St. Martin's College, Lancaster (1970) - History, English, Drama (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Sheffield (1969) - History, Ancient History, English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, Latin, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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