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Oliver offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £45.00
A-Level £50.00
Casual Learner £60.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £45.00
A-Level £50.00
Casual Learner £60.00

Classical Civilisation

Hourly Rate
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £45.00
A-Level £50.00
Casual Learner £60.00

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'Outstanding' Deputy Head of English (QTS) and GCSE AQA Examiner; BA/MA/PGCE Qualified.

A warm, friendly and experienced GCSE Examiner and Teacher of English, living in Islington, with an additional expertise in Drama and Classical Literature. Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), graded Outstanding.

Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Classical Literature from The University of Manchester, I subsequently trained at Masters level at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, a worldwide leading drama school, through which I developed an appreciation for creativity in learning.

From there I gained a place on the competitive **Contact Detail Removed** Leadership Development Programme, and now teach English and Drama in an inner-London secondary school. As an examiner for AQA, I have been specifically trained according to the new GCSE syllabus (from 2016) and have an excellent working knowledge of the skills needed for pupils to achieve success.

My philosophy for learning is simple: that anybody, no matter their background, should have the opportunity to succeed. I work using open, engaging activities and rigorous examination preparation, to both bring the enjoyment out of a subject, and to readily prepare for those vital examinations.

Tutoring Experience:

-GCSE examiner for AQA exam-board, with special insight into progress and achievement for new GCSE examinations.

-Deputy-head of English Department and overall responsibility for KS3. Head of House. Researcher and School Lead for Writing.

-Completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme with 'Oustanding' status and qualified as a Teacher of English; working in an inner-London Secondary School.

-Independent Saturday School -Teaching reading and comprehension to children as young as 3 years old, as well as English & Language Sense to children up to 11 years old (11+ Exams Entry Preparation).

-Initiating, managing and delivering a Speech and Drama Course at two leading Independent Schools in Sheffield (ages 4-18).

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Canterbury Christ University (2015) - English (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (2012) - Performance (Acting) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • The University of Manchester (2009) - Classics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Birkdale School, Sheffield (2006) - A-Level Grade A (Drama, English Lit. & Classics) (College) (✔ On File)

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