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I'm a fully qualified, passionate English teacher with over fifteen years' experience of teaching in schools and colleges.
After leaving school in 1994, I completed a TEFL qualification and spent some time teaching abroad as a GAP student; I then graduated from Birmingham University with first class honours in 1998 (English/History). I spent some time working in homeless hostels after university, before completing my PGCE in 2002; I then taught at Abertillery comprehensive for eight years, teaching Humanities and Drama at KS3 as well as English and History to GCSE level. I took on the role of Essential Skills/ Literacy co-ordinator in 2008. Recently, I have worked at Rhymney and Cardiff and the Vale Colleges teaching Essential Skills (Literacy) and GCSE English. I also work as an examiner/moderator for various exam boards, including the WJEC, and I write Functional Skills Exams for Pearson. I have three children, aged twelve, eleven and eight and have enjoyed teaching them as much as I enjoy teaching at Secondary/College level.

Tutoring Experience

I began tutoring in 2011, and have worked with a wide range of clients since then, from primary level ( currently my youngest pupil is in Year 3) to adult learners, including TESOL students (I am Trinity Cert TESOL qualified). I have detailed knowledge of current curriculum requirements, gained from my examining /moderating work alongside my teaching experience, including GCSE and A-Level, as well as the Adult Literacy Core Curriculum.

Tutoring Approach

I aim to tailor my approach to each individual, seeking to make tutees as comfortable and relaxed as possible, and aiming to assess their needs on an individual basis. I draw on more than fifteen years' teaching experience to provide suitably differentiated learning materials and a variety of learning activities to meet each individual's needs.

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


University of Wales, Swansea2002PGCEPGCE Secondary (English)
University of Birmingham1998BachelorsBA, 1st class English/History
St Joseph's RC Comprehensive, Port Talbot1994SchoolA Levels - English 'A', French 'A', History 'A'
St Joseph's RC Comprehensive, Port Talbot1992SchoolGCSEs - 11 'A's inc. English Lang and Lit

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