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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Primary £23.00
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £27.00
Casual Learner £25.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £23.00
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £27.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £25.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £27.00
A-Level £30.00

Entrance Exams

Hourly Rate
11 Plus £23.00
13 Plus £25.00
14 Plus £27.00
College £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £27.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £15.00
Secondary £15.00
Casual Learner £15.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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Personal Description:

I have been in teaching and lecturing for 30 years,10 of those as a successful Head of Department or Senior Manager. I have lived in the Bournemouth area with my family for more than 25 years. I am married and have two children, one studying at university and the other studying at A Level.

I am an English Language and Literature graduate, and also hold an MA in English and American Literature, and a PGCE qualification. I am currently studying for my PhD (on American poet Robert Lowell). I have had a long and successful career in Further Education, and have been judged as 'outstanding' by OFSTED criteria. I have also been an admissions tutor for degree programmes, so know what reads well on a personal statement. I am energetic, creative, effective and efficient as a teacher, tutor and lecturer; I'm focused, enthusiastic, thorough and pay close attention to detail. I am down-to-earth, calm, and friendly. I have an up to date DBS check.

Subjects and sessions offered:

• English Language and Literature at primary and secondary level, including GCSE and A level, and up to final year undergraduate.
• Preparation for 11+ examinations in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning
• Coaching for Oxbridge entrance, both application and interview – Languages, Literatures, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
• Help with UCAS applications, including the personal statement.
• History at GCSE and A level – I studied History at A Level (grade A) and am very aware through my years of teaching that History and English develop the same skills of analysis, explanation, assessment and communication.
• Maths at GCSE – in previous roles I was often asked to support students who had difficulty with their Maths, and as a result completed a course which enabled me to teach Maths up to GCSE. My strengths here are in terms of clarity of explanation and patience, and I offer tuition for those working at Foundation level, or hoping to achieve a level 4 – I know it’s a subject many people find hard, so we’ll work at your pace.
• Study Skills and revision tutoring – the techniques for effective learning, including note taking, essay writing, referencing, how to do presentations, and how to revise.
• Conversation lessons for those looking to develop their understanding of English as a second or foreign language.
• CV writing.
• Helping people of all ages improve their reading.
• I also offer guitar lessons, specialising in courses for beginners, both young and old, and have been a semi professional musician for over 25 years.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught English and Study Skills to students of all levels and ages from GCSE through A level up to final year undergraduates, and have been an Advanced Teaching Practitioner, as well as a Senior Examiner for GCSE English, and currently mark GCSE English examination papers.

I have written degree programmes, been a Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator, am a published author, and have taught in an inner-city literacy project for ex-offenders. This range of experiences has shown me that everyone is an individual with their own learning style, and that there are always different ways to work on a subject or topic to give everyone the best opportunity to understand, so they can develop their subject knowledge and skills.

Tutoring Approach:

I can offer tuition either in person, or via Skype or Facetime. I am thorough in approach, and set a gentle and calm tone in my tutoring; I make sure that my tutees see one to one sessions as their own personal support, so they feel confident to ask whatever questions they want. I am good at getting results, and am clear in how you can achieve your target grades.

Your lessons are for you, so they are designed around your personal needs. My first lessons are always focused on seeing what strengths and areas for development that a student has, and then on planning to develop performance and grades. I explain things clearly, spend time preparing carefully in advance, and am down to earth in my teaching. I make sure you understand at each stage of what we’re doing together. You will always get clear and up to date syllabus information and exam board advice.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Salford (1990) - MA Pass English/American Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Manchester (1986) - PGCE Pass (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Manchester (1984) - BA Hons (2.1) English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Wilmslow County Grammar School (1981) - A levels (School) (✘ Not On File)

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