Canterbury Tutor


Do you believe that your child could be achieving more? Are you worried about the effect that poor exam performance is having on your child?

100% exams have changed the way that students study English. Long gone are the days of coursework and controlled assessment; students now need to be able to recall information and quotations; analyse and evaluate in detail; describe effectively; write to persuade and argue. The list goes on.

It is often a bewildering and stressful time for students, but also parents. What parent wouldn't worry about their child's exam results? I understand that it can be incredibly difficult to witness your child struggle in English- a core subject that opens so many doors and is essential in so many courses and jobs.

However, exam technique, knowledge and skills can be taught; so too can self-confidence which is so often lacking in students who are struggling with English.

I have worked with GCSE students of all abilities for the past 9 years. I know what it takes to stretch a child in English; I know how to support and guide students in a caring and encouraging manner; I know how to help students improve.

I can show you how to achieve the best grades in English!

  • My results over the past 9 years back up this claim. *

Don't just take my word for it. Here are some testimonials from students and parents I have worked with:

  • * * TESTIMONIALS * * *

I cannot recommend Rachael highly enough! She has worked with our son for the past 7 months on his English Language and English Literature exams. The change in him is phenomenal. He used to be so unconfident in the subject and had given up hope of ever passing, but Rachael has taught him in a way that he really understands and enjoys and he is now doing so well. I had never heard him speak enthusiastically about English before but he now loves his sessions with Rachael.

Thank you so much, Rachael! We can't thank you enough.

Lucy H, 2018

My daughter has had weekly lessons in English in preparation for her GCSE. Rachael is a professional, organised and flexible tutor. My daughter felt at ease and she is now feeling much more confident in this subject.

Rachael's style of teaching and helping her to work things out has helped my daughter believe she is capable of working through any style of question she will come across in English. In the hour allocated they got through a lot, and my daughter found the sessions really helpful.

I would recommend Rachael to anyone who needs help in this subject.
Thank you all your help Rachael.

Joanne H, 2018

I will refund you the cost of purchasing my details!

Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching and tutoring English since 2009. Having worked with students from all backgrounds and of all abilities, I believe that skills in English can be taught to anyone. I can identify a student's weaknesses or barriers to learning and create bespoke strategies to overcome these.

Tutoring Approach

For me, it all starts with believing that you can achieve. I pride myself on developing a student's self-confidence; I truly believe that if a student can build confidence and resilience, they can learn and develop their skills in English. No two students are the same and as such, my tuition is never one size fits all. I adapt my tutoring style to the student. I have over 9 years of experience in doing this and my results showcase my ability to guide students to achieve and succeed.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


University of Reading 2008BachelorsEnglish and Sociology
Canterbury Christ Church Univeristy 2014QTSHigh: Outstanding
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