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English

Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £30.00

French

Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Spanish

Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Special Needs

Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00

Media / Communication Studies

Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

I lack the patience to deal with the bureaucracy which is stifling our schools and universities, but I derive great satisfaction from helping individual students to maximise their own potential for learning, and, on the whole, my students achieve the results they seek without stress and without boredom.
Nowadays I also want to spend time in my sculpture studio when most people are at school or working. So, teaching when most people have their leisure time is ideal for me, and I think I offer a valuable service.

Tutoring Experience:

I have worked in the education industry for over forty years and have taught in Schools, Colleges and Higher Education at levels ranging from Special Needs to University, from "chalk face" to management, at home and abroad. My extensive experience in institutions and working with individuals has given me insight into the many ways in which people learn and into the unnecessary, often illusory factors which can inhibit it.

Tutoring Approach:

All learners are different; there is no single method or approach which suits everyone. Learning must be enjoyable. If it is not there is something seriously wrong. I enjoy my work and I do everything I can to make sure my students derive pleasure and satisfaction from learning.
The key to success is identifying the starting point and paying attention to the specific inclinations, needs, strengths and weaknesses of the individual learner. This means listening, not lecturing, and staying clear of rigid methods or approaches. What works for one person may not work for another, and I try to encourage students to participate in the process of unlocking their own potential. When people are engaged and participating they are learning with pleasure.
A headmistress I once worked with, who, at the time was something of a mentor to me, once answered a question about methods of teaching reading by saying that there are as many methods as there are children. I have never forgotten that.

My current clients range from schoolchildren battling with learning disabilities, through Oxford and Cambridge applicants, adult beginners to some with post-graduate degrees. The quest for creative, individual solutions to educational problems affords me tremendous stimulation, and my students do well, whether they are studying for an examination or simply acquiring and refining important life skills.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Bengali, Catalan, French, Greek, Latin, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of London (2002) - MA (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • DES (1974) - QTS (Cert. Ed.) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of York (1972) - BA(hons), (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Institute of Linguists (1969) - AIL (French). (College) (✘ Not On File)

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