Salford Tutor

My time away from teaching is mostly spent with my wife and two young children. I also like football and have a season ticket through which I attend many games. I also place great importance on being physically active; I train at the gym each morning before work and also train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu three times per week. I also enjoy running. Other pastimes include reading and film.

Tutoring Experience

I have been a teacher of English for 16 years and have extensive experience working in a variety of contexts. I currently work as head of English and Senior teacher on the leadership team of a highly successful school and have previously held similar positions as Assistant Head teacher, Head of English and Advanced Skills teacher in 3 previous schools. I also work as an examiner for AQA and mark English Language GCSE. Over the years I have helped schools secure their best ever results from A*-C at GCSE (now 1-9) and understand perfectly how to support students in making improvements from all starting points. I currently work in Trafford and therefore understand the demands that selective education places on students. I have experience tutoring with students connected to family, friends and colleagues for over a decade, with consistently outstanding results.

Tutoring Approach

English is a dynamic and exciting subject that I find a privilege to teach. I have absolute certainty in its ability as a subject to improve the lives of all young people; in either helping them pass exams or fundamentally understand the world around them more critically. My approach to tutoring work uses this belief in how I work to use the interests of students to support their learning. Tutoring sessions should be as enjoyable as they are informative. Working 1 to 1 provides the opportunity to facilitate rapid improvements through what I initially consider 'guided learning' that increasingly supports the students in becoming more interactive and independent readers over time.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Edge Hill University 2002PGCEQTS
Nottingham Trent University 2000BachelorsBA (Hons.) 2:1
Cowley VI Form1997CollegeA Level English (Grade A)
Cowley High School1995SchoolGCSE A* (x 2) English Language and Literature
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