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Subjects Taught


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £32.00£28.80
Secondary £32.00£28.80
GCSE £35.00£31.50

Entrance Exams

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
11 Plus £35.00£31.50
13 Plus £35.00£31.50
14 Plus £35.00£31.50
College £35.00£31.50

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £32.00£28.80
Secondary £32.00£28.80
GCSE £32.00£28.80
A-Level £35.00£31.50
University £35.00£31.50
Casual Learner £35.00£31.50

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Personal Description:

I am a qualified teacher and for five years I have been teaching or tutoring English, entrance exams (particularly the 11+) and English as a Foreign Language. I have taught and tutored all ages through primary and secondary school, and up to adult learners. My lessons are friendly and interactive. On the CELTA teacher training course I achieved the highest grade, which is awarded to the top 4% of trainee teachers, and my previous Directors of Studies have graded my teaching as 'outstanding'. While tutoring I have taken students from achieving 40% to 100% on exams.

I love teaching, and always design my lessons to suit each student’s specific needs, and pride myself on my dedication, professionalism and student-centred approach.

I can provide references and a DBS check on request.

Tutoring Experience:

- (2014-present) Tutoring English (secondary level and GCSE), History (A-Level), and 11+ entrance exams for both grammar and private schools.
- (2013-2014) Two years teaching EFL at London summer schools to teenagers and adults. This includes preparing students for Cambridge exams (KET, PET, FCE and Proficiency)
- (2012-2013) One year teaching English as a Foreign Language full time to young learners and adults in Italy. Again, this included preparing students for Cambridge English exams.

Tutoring Approach:

All my lessons are tailored to each student's specific needs, and I ensure students are actively engaged throughout each class with learning activities and discussions - I'll never spend a whole lesson simply talking at a student! I believe one of the best ways to learn is by making and correcting mistakes, so I provide a friendly space for students to try things out, spot their errors, and then target these specific areas of weakness.

My teaching has been described as 'outstanding', 'inspiring' and 'creative'. I am an open and compassionate tutor, and will seek continual feedback to ensure my lessons are the best that they can be. I have taught a wide range of students, and have experience offering tailed support to both very confident and very nervous learners.

Within classes I typically focus on:
1. Teaching new topics and ensuring existing topics are fully understood
2. Improving exam and essay technique
3. Improving critical thinking skills

I offer two types of tutoring:
1. Face to face for students who live within traveling distance of Durham city centre
2. **Contact Detail Removed** sessions for students outside Durham


  • UCL (2012) - CELTA Pass A (teacher training course for English Langauge) (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • UCL (2012) - History, First Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Finham Park Comprehensive School (2008) - A-Levels in English Language and Literature, History, Mathematics and Psychology (all grade A) (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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