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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Entrance Exams

Hourly Rate
11 Plus £30.00
13 Plus £30.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

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 three 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.

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.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


  • University of Surrey (2006) - MSc Education and Training (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Surrey (1999) - Education (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Hertfordshire (1997) - MA English Literature (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Aberdeen (1993) - MA English and Management (Masters) (✘ Not On File)

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