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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

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Personal Description:

Friendly and positive, I enjoying travelling, socialising, reading and art. I also enjoy walks and the countryside; spending time in nature and with my 9 year old son. I have a love of literature and poetry and in the joy of language and words. I have just taken up running (a real beginner!) and am very happy to have exhibited successfully in three local art exhibitions and am hoping to develop my felting business further.

Tutoring Experience:

I am a fully qualified English teacher (ages 11-18+) and have 10 years' experience, teaching in Secondary schools and in FE/HE.I currently work part-time at Penwith College as a study skills tutor, working 1-1 with A-level and GCSE students - helping with structuring work, spelling and grammar and also organisation skills, exam skills and confidence building. I also teach English on a Foundation degree module.

As a qualified TEFL teacher, I have recently taught ESOL to adult learners of all levels (Beginner/Intermediate/Adv) both for Cambridge certification, IELTs exams and personal improvement. I have taught classes at college and also privately in my home. I enjoy this very much and am also planning to teach a Spanish student via Skype in the near future, now that she has returned to Barcelona.

This year I have also been coaching FE students in the QTS Literacy Skills Test, where a pass is necessary prior to teacher training at University.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a patient teacher and a good listener and aim to help build students' confidence and self-belief in their work. My current role at college ensures that I regularly develop strategies for learning. I believe all learners are individuals and in order to achieve best results, different approaches need to be employed and students can be engaged in many different ways, beginning with and building on their own interests. I also have experience of working with students with dyslexia and use practices which best help these learners. Organisational skills are also key.

I am focused and dedicated in producing short/longer term plans for students in order to progress as fully as possible. I also believe learning needs to be as enjoyable as possible, maintaining curiosity and developing confidence and skills.

I have had excellent feedback from past students, many of whom have stayed in touch, which is wonderful.

I have ticked weekday evenings but am also free in the daytime during the Summer holidays.


  • Truro College (2007) - TEFL Qualification (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Worcester University College (2001) - English (11-18) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Leicester University (1998) - (Hons) English Literature (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Glamorgan (1997) - HND Art and Ceramics (College) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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