This is how 4 referees rated Laurence:
I am a current teacher who believes learning must, at all times, be relevant and fun. I always spend a lot of time planning my lessons to make sure that students learn as quickly as possible, whilst at the same time making sure that they become pro-active learners. My passion is English, and I aim to pass this passion on to all of my students through lessons that are filled with fun, engaging discussion and exciting tasks.
Although I do believe in fun and engaging lessons, I also am very aware of the need to work towards the Assessment Objectives that exam boards give, of which students are ultimately measured by in their examinations. My planning, therefore, always takes into account the mixture of fun and focus on assessment objectives that is needed for both enjoyment and success.
I have deliberately not pursued a career in management in schools because I find huge enjoyment in teaching students privately. Parents often contact me because, sadly, their child is not working at their potential at their school, for whatever reason that may be. To take a student who may not be reaching their potential and transform them into a confident and successful English student is the most rewarding thing that I believe I can possibly do in my career, which is why my focus is now increasingly leaning towards private tuition.
My area of expertise is English students who are either just about to take their English GCSE's (students who are in year 10 and 11) and students or who are preparing to take them in the future (and are therefore in the early years of secondary school).
My largest concern for my students is to make sure that their confidence is built up by becoming pro-active and independent learners. All too often teachers 'spoon-feed' their students, leading them to a false sense of security in their skills, which therefore leads to poor performance in examinations.
I have held the post of Head of English at a school in Staffordshire, and I have led a team of exceptional English teachers. Having held other management positions in other schools as well, with management focus on both key Stage 3 and 4, I have built up a wealth of experience and knowledge that I can now put to good use within the sphere of personal tuition.
I am also an experienced examiner, having marked for a leading exam body for five years now. This has helped me enormously to build up a very clear understanding of what exam boards require from students.
Last year's results saw a continuation of my fine record of exam success, where my class achieved 100% A-C in their GCSE examinations. My current year 11 class are predicted to have 5 A*'s, 10 A grades and fifteen B grades. This will be the finest set of English class results in the school's history.
I have built up tremendously successful working relationship with my clients, and parents who I currently work for, and worked for, have happily created testimonials for me which I would be able to provide for your perusal upon request
I also view myself as a 'English Coach', as I place a very big emphasis on ensuring that students have the right frame of mind when approaching studying English. Confidence, and belief in their own ideas, is so important for students to have, and all too often this lack of confidence is instrumental in why they are not performing as they should be.
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