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Nicola offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
I am a qualified teacher and have been teaching since the completion of my degree in 1999. My love of literature comes with a natural capacity to communicate its scope and beauty to others; I have had many happy years in the classroom and am constantly delighted by the ability of young people to surprise themselves given the right combination of inspiration, instruction and space.
Having been both a teacher and a housemistress I am alert to the complexity of young people's lives and to the need for a positive learning environment which draws on the strengths of individuals, allowing them to take ownership of their learning.
I have over fifteen years' teaching experience, the majority as a full-time English teacher in independent secondary schools. I have always taught students across the age range and of all abilities and my GCSE and AS/A' level groups achieve consistently above expectation in examination.
Before beginning my teaching career in England I taught English language and literature in a Norwegian secondary school, and then literature in a Norwegian teacher-training college. At this time I also privately tutored children and adults in English language. Having additionally held the post of Head of Higher Education I have extensive experience in supporting students to select the right course and institution for higher education and to write a reflective and arresting personal statement.
Alongside my teaching I have always worked in boarding and was a full time Housemistress for three years before leaving to bring up my son.
My passion and energy for bringing alive the subject of English is strengthened by many years' professional experience. I am ever conscious of the ongoing process of shared learning that exists between student and teacher and I am driven by the challenge of re-igniting the sparks of interest and appreciation which I believe motivate an individual to learn. I set high standards for myself and for my students and I will expect the process to be one of mutual effort and respect.
Language and literature are to be enjoyed and I endeavour to provide sessions which challenge, inspire and enable my students, at all levels, to read, write and enjoy English in the classroom and indeed in life.
I offer tuition to students of all ages and ability from improving basic reading and writing skills to extension classes or essay feedback. I am able to prepare students for examinations of all boards. I am currently available at all times in school holidays and on evenings and weekends in term-time.
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