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Hourly Rate
Primary £50.00
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £50.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £50.00
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £50.00

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Personal Description:

I am originally from the US (Seattle), gained my teaching qualifications in Australia and am now living in the UK for the foreseeable future. My subject specialisations consist of a major in both English and Drama in my undergraduate degree as well as a major in English teaching and minor in Drama teaching in my post graduate degree. So not only do I have a large degree of content knowledge but I know how to teach it effectively. Students I have tutored in the past have moved from middle-bottom/middle of their classes to the top third and many have passed HSC English (the final exam in year 12 in Australia) with 80% or higher (the highest was 95%). I am creative and friendly and have found that I can help students who are a bit shy or unsure of themselves become more confident in their ideas and the delivery of those ideas.
I am also currently completing a second Masters degree, this time in Ensemble Theatre here in the UK.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught both in classrooms and as a tutor since gaining my teaching qualification. I have tutored students studying advanced English, all the way to students with learning disabilities and behavioural issues and everything in between.
Having completed both a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama and a Masters in Teaching, majoring in English and minoring in Drama, has left me with a large knowledge base. I have taken a variety of classes from Speculative Fiction and Animated Film Studies to Beat Literature and The True Crime Novel.
I have found that almost, if not all, the classes I took have come in handy at some point in my teaching. Whether it was at Margaret Jurd Learning Centre working with students with learning difficulties or at the intellectually selective Merewether High School. I also taught years seven to twelve English at Jesmond Callaghan College, Newcastle High School, San Clemente High School, Hunter School of Performing Arts, Lambton High School, and Glendale Technology High School.
In both my teaching and my tutoring I have engaged with a wide variety of topics including the poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, exploring texts and contexts, a variety of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, visual literacy, media, novel studies of a variety o**Contact Detail Removed**s, as well as a plethora of other topics that I either knew about beforehand or very quickly became knowledgeable about. I am an incredibly quick learner and have a voracious intellectual curiosity which means that if I don't know about a subject currently I can guarantee I will learn about it, and most likely greatly enjoy the process.

Tutoring Approach:

Being a student at the University of Newcastle I was educated in the philosophy of Quality Teaching and I have had experience in teaching and tutoring within a variety of settings. I enjoy applying my knowledge to help create quality learning environments where students can feel safe, respected, engaged and intellectually stimulated. I have had a great deal of experience using teaching strategies that promote positive relationships and self esteem. As well as working towards instilling the values of responsibility, compassion, high expectations and integrity.
I believe in individuality and that each student needs a tutor who will listen and find the best way for them to succeed according their individual talents, skills, and needs.


  • University of Newcastle, Australia (2010) - Masters of Teaching, English and Drama (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Newcastle, Australia (2008) - Bachelor of Arts, Drama and English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (American)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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