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English Literature/American Studies Graduate (Swansea University, 1971 Honours).
Have a love of all literature - English, American, Irish and Commonwealth, and experience in language analysis.
After a 30 year career in public service, 15 of which was as a staff trainer in organisation and management, have retrained as a teacher and now specialise in personal tuition.
I prefer to work during the day with adult and A level students.
Have had proven results with students, usually raising A level results by at least one grade.

Tutoring Experience

Adult trainer, Huntingdon, Beds Health Authorities, and Herts Social Services - 1985 - 1998.
Personal Tutor since 2007, specialising in English A level.

Tutoring Approach

Begin with one-to-one discussion with tutee to assess needs.
I encourage independence of thought and self- analysis of strengths and weaknesses.
Where needed, I teach techniques for essay planning and question analysis.
When time allows my approach is broad, relating texts to other authors and social/historical context.
My aim is to encourage student to enjoy the texts. The advantage of one-to-one tuition is the opportunity to tailor the lessons to the individual so they gain as much as possible from the lessons.

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


0BA Honours, English Literature and American Studies, Swansea University, 1971
0MSc Social Policy, University of the South Bank, London, 1991
0Health Service Management, 4 year post graduate course 1979
0City and Guilds, Adult Training, 1995

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