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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00

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Personal Description:

I have a degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, and a Doctorate in Literature and History from the University of Oxford. I am married with three children, all of whom are still at home. I am a friendly, approachable person and I understand that all students have different strengths and weaknesses. I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities and helping them to achieve their full potential.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught first and second year undergraduates at the University of Oxford, and I have five years teaching experience at GCSE level and above. As an examiner for one of the leading exam boards (for the last three years, and I will be examining in 2018), I have a good understanding of how mark schemes are applied and how to achieve the highest marks in English Literature examinations. I have helped students to improve by three grades between AS and A Level, and between GCSE mocks and final exams. Whilst this isn't always the case, all of my students have been happy with the progress they have made.
Coursework has been causing problems and anxiety for A Level students of all abilities since the specification changes in 2015, and I have enjoyed helping those struggling to achieve top level results. I am happy to help with planning, finding resources, writing skills, editing, and preparing coursework for submission.
I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy which is dedicated to enhancing and supporting the student learning experience and I am an enthusiastic, committed and caring tutor.

Tutoring Approach:

I am highly sensitive to the differing needs of each individual, and I tailor lessons to the pace and ability of each student. My focus is on nurturing each student's strengths to enable them to develop the ability to write confidently without losing their individuality. I encourage students to ask questions and offer opinions which I believe helps to build their confidence whilst at the same time developing their analytical and essay writing skills. These are skills which serve students well in all subjects and are essential to academic success.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Oxford (2015) - History and Literature (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Higher Education Academy (2014) - Teaching: AFHEA (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Holloway, University of London (2010) - History an Literature: Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2009) - English Literature: 2:1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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