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I am a professional teacher, mother and author. I am known by my second name, Maria.

Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching English to students aged between 8-45 for over 25 years, and specialise in Literature.
I have taught university students English literature, A'Level students Literature and History, and GCSE students English Language, Literature, and History. I also teach adults of varying levels and qualifications.
I currently teach privately only.

Tutoring Approach

I would first asses the student's abilities and needs. I would plan an individual study plan, which aims to provide the student with the necessary education to meet their needs. Each lesson would be carefully planned and structured to fit in the time allocated. Consideration is given to each student's needs, which would determine the best approach and style of teaching. Ongoing assessment is conducted according to the study plan and individual progress. This would determine future planning and setting of targets. Some students work better without targets, while others benefit from knowing what to aim for. Close attention would be given to what style of teaching enables the student to reach his/her full potential. A review of any study plan is ongoing and subject to change in accordance with the progress, needs and desires of the student. Homework is always given, with the view of analysis and correction before the lesson in the form of written feedback and during the lesson in the form of discussion and explanation.

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


Sussex Universtiy2015DoctoratePass
Sussex University2006MastersMerit
Open University2002BachelorsHons. 2:1
Kent University1986MastersPass

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