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I am Karen and I am a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and post-graduate of the University of Surrey and the University of Hertfordshire
I hold three Masters Degrees: two in English and one in Education. I specialise in teaching English GCSEs and A levels to young people and adults; I have tutored 11+ and 13+ pupils through their preparation for public and private school entrance exams. I have also provided guidance to under-graduates for coursework essays and dissertations in English and with the structure and style of essays outside my own subject area.
I enjoy reading, cycle and swim daily and enjoy playing my tenor horn in a brass band.
I am DBS checked.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught English Language and Literature in technical (FE) colleges and 6th form colleges. I was Head of English for 13 years and have taught students aged 14 - 80.
I have been providing one-to-one, personal tuition for four years and in that time I have taught: English Language and English Literature at all levels; Pre-GCSE Maths; Study Skills; prep for Entrance Exams including CEE in Maths and English; Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning. I have guided undergraduates through dissertations in a variety of subjects including: Nursing, Speech Therapy, Education and English Literature and a post-graduate MA in Politics.

Tutoring Approach

I believe that increasing a student’s confidence in the use of English is the key to their success. I am equally enthusiastic about teaching English Language and English Literature. Both subjects are fascinating and I love to pass on my passion for the subjects to my students. I have a wealth of materials and techniques to choose from to interest the most discerning student. I also develop materials to suit the individual student’s learning style and interests.
I help university students to improve the English of their academic essays. Essays and dissertations written in precise English impress the marker and result in a higher grade.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (daytime)
References Available On File


University of Aberdeen1993MastersMA English and Management
University of Hertfordshire1997MastersMA English Literature
University of Surrey1999PGCEEducation
University of Surrey2006MastersMSc Education and Training

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