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Subjects Taught


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00£22.50
Secondary £30.00£27.00
GCSE £30.00£27.00

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Personal Description:

A tutor with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature, Philippa is currently tutoring to the new GCSE curriculum for English Language and Literature. Through a thorough knowledge of the assessment objectives for the new GCSE exams, and a wide range of relevant texts and resources, she improves understanding, enjoyment, writing skills and grades.

Tutoring Experience:

Philippa currently tutors GCSE English Language and English Literature, preparing for GCSE exams under the new specifications. She has also tutored a completely home-schooled child to achieve A and A* in English Language and Literature GCSEs. Before tutoring, Philippa was a marketing director in London for many years, managing and developing a team and overseeing all marketing communications. She has experience in an educational environment, as a school governor. Such roles have honed her focus on achieving objectives, as well as on clarity of writing, so that she is able to help students adhere to the questions and prepare well for the exams.

Tutoring Approach:

Philippa works closely with tutees to discuss and identify areas where they would like help, and devises a tailored programme to suit each individual. She helps students develop strong skills in close textual analysis as well as helping build a thorough understanding of the whole text: its themes, characters, language, structure and context. For some tutees, sessions may utilise recent past exam papers and focus on developing understanding and insight, writing techniques and time management skills. Close attention is paid to what the examiners are looking for, in each question, and how extra points can be gained.


  • The Open University (2016) - English Literature First Class Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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