Karen

Banbury Tutor

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.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

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

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Subjects taught
English
Secondary£25
GCSE£30
A-Level£30
University£30
Casual Learner£30
Entrance Exams
Primary£30
Secondary£30
Study Skills
GCSE£30
A-Level£30
University£30
Casual Learner£30