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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £40.00


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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £40.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00

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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £40.00


Hourly Rate
A-Level £40.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a senior examiner in history with OCR and an Associate Lecturer in Law with the Open University. Previously I worked as a history teаcher in the Independent sectоr. I аm currently tutоring A'level, AS and GCSE history, A'level, AS, and IGCSE English, AS and IGCSE Business studies and AS and undergraduate law. I wаsn`t аlwаys а teаcher аnd cаme tо it lаter in life аfter а very successful cаreer аs а strаtegic prоject mаnаger аt Oxfаm аnd Sаinsburys Plc. One of my areas of interest is to support pupils at both ends of the spectrum, those who have learning challenges such as dyslexia and dyspraxia and those who are identified as 'able and gifted'. I also obtain excellent results from pupils who are considered 'average' which quite frankly, is not a label I would use with any student! All students have talent and it is my job to unlock their potential. As I have extensive academic and professional qualifications, I am able to offer a wide range of expertise and subject support. When not tutoring, I spend time with my family (husband and two children), walking our collie/springer, gardening and lots of baking and eating gluten free cakes!
I have limited availability now (October onwards) only daytimes left.

Tutoring Experience:

2016 A'level history results in: 93% of students gained A*-B. Of those 60% were A*- A. 100% of all students achieved a minimum of a C. English Lit results: 75% A*-B, of those 60% A*-A. 100% achieved a minimum of a C.When not tutoring, I lecture for the OU in law and support a tutor group of 20 students. I taught history in a private senior school for three and a half years in Oxfordshire before moving to the Staffordshire/Shropshire borders five years ago. I worked as a supply teacher and then started tutoring full time four years ago. I tutor GCSE, IGCSE AS and A'level history; A'level, AS, IGCSE, GCSE English Literature; IGCSE, GCSE and CIE A'Level English Language;A'level, AS, IGCSE and GCSE business studies and A'level and undergraduate law. I also assist with undergraduate studies, especially dissertations, where they have gone on to obtain top grades at University. My 2015 A'Level candidates achieved some very pleasing results, both those retaking, who improved by a minimum of two grades and those taking AS and A2 for the first time. 90% of all candidates achieved grades A-C (of this 50% were A-B). Of this, the majority were history candidates, and around 15% were other subjects. My GCSE results were very similar, 95% achieved A*-As and the 5% who didn't had recognised learning issues but still were able to obtain passes to get onto the courses they wanted.This repeats the success of my candidates from previous years, 2014 and 2013. I am a current and experienced A'level examiner and senior GCSE exаminer in histоry for OCR. I have also been reappointed to the history 'remark' panel for OCR for A'Levels and GCSEs for the June 2016 sitting.

Essay writing, planning, source analysis and evaluation are my areas of expertise in history and therefore I can provide the tools required to excel at Edexcel, AQA and OCR papers. I am currently teaching Edexcel, OCR and AQA at AS and A2 (new and old syllabus)

For English, I can help with essay writing, comprehension, poetry and prose appreciation covering classics, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, 19th and 20th century literature and contemporary poetry. I am currently teaching AQA, Edexcel and ICE at GCSE/IGCSE and AQA, CIE, OCR and WJEC spec at AS/A2.

For Law, I mainly support undergraduates with their research and essay writing skills: my preferred areas of teaching are: **Web Address Removed**, Tort, constitutional and administrative and jurisprudence.

I hаve а Masters degree in lаw, postgraduate qualification in accountancy аnd twо bаchelоr degrees in lаw аnd histоry.

Tutoring Approach:

Most of my tutoring is now online, which has several advantages, the most important being the student's time is not wasted in travelling to and from places, and distance is not a problem! It also means I can be far more flexible in terms of hours offered for tuition as I don't have to fit travel time around my tutoring committments. However, for those that prefer face to face, I do offer that at my home, where I have all the materials and space to tutor effectively. I have a 'can do' attitude to teaching, and like to focus on building confidence in pupils in their ability, as from my experience as a teacher, if a student is confident, suddenly the things they found difficult become surmountable. I find short, regular sessions are far more successful than hours of teaching for my younger students, and for my older tutees, working towards solving a problem or answering a question focuses the session and means we reach a conclusion at the end of our time together. I plan activities carefully so that at the end the tutee can leave with a feeling of achievement. I set tasks between sessions as all pupils need to learn how to work on their own and then we mark the work set together so that any mistakes can be immediately addressed and also I can reward good effort at the same time. For students who have learning challenges, I use a variety of proven methods which allow them to compete on a level playing field with other students not facing the same challenges. I also have experience of accessing help and assessment for any tutees who may be struggling, where the underlying reason may not have been identified through normal channels. Tutoring should be a postive learning experience and I hope that pupils can use it as a foundation not just in the subject they are being tutored for, but can apply some of the techniques to all their learning.


  • Open University (2012) - History (Hons) (First Class) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • University of Birmingham (1994) - Law (50,000 dissertation) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Birmingham (1993) - Law (Hons) II II (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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