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Hourly Rate
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00

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Personal Description:

I love teaching and helping students develop their particular skills and interests .It is always so satisfying to see people on their way to achieving their goals. My special passions are reading and writing, drama and media. I have written, and been involved in, the production of award-winning audio study guides for public exam. students in the UK and abroad. As a former Head of Sixth Form, I am familiar with the requirements of Further and Higher Education and am practised and successful in the preparation of students for selection.

Tutoring Experience:

I have wide experience in Independent and State (Selective and Comprehensive) schools and of one-to-one work with tutees at all stages, from young people negotiating the educational system to adults returning to study. I concentrate on public exam work, A/L and university leveI, regularly teach the syllabuses of all the exam boards in England and have a lot of experience as an Examiner. I don't offer tuition below Year 10. Most of my work comes from the recommendations of past tutees and parents and I have many references available. Because of my commitments, I have been off-line for two years but now have a few spaces to offer again.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach is friendly and sympathetic but focused, keeping the demands of the student's course in mind. Besides working on specific assignments and building understanding through discussion, students like the opportunity to ask questions, revisit points and clarify their thoughts. I know that the demands of large teaching groups and tight time restrictions make this difficult to achieve all the time for everyone in school, so I am flexible about the pace and direction of study, matching it to the individual. Tuition is a supplement to, not a substitute for, school or college teaching and so can offer broader knowledge and understanding of topics. When appropriate looking at texts in their literary context, beyond syllabus confines, is invaluable, especially for students aiming at the highest grades. Whether students need general guidance with texts or specific concentration on exam technique, all work is more enjoyable and progress easier when problem areas are smoothed!.


  • DES (1975) - Qualified Teacher (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of London (1974) - M.A. English (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Leeds (1969) - B.A.. English Hons. (Class 1 ) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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