I am 45 year old, happily married, proud father of two young children. I have a PGCE and a Masters as well as a Bachelors Degree in English and have taught English and Film in sixth forms for twenty years. I have experience of teaching English from basic skills to A Level but would happily teach undergraduates and help with post-graduate research. Indeed, my pupils have aged from seven to those in their seventies. I specialise in GCSE and A Level English Language & Literature teaching and have fifteen years of examining experience with AQA and WJEC boards, including seven years of leading exam teams and teaching them how to examine. It is, therefore, fair to say that I have a good grasp of what examiners are looking for and can ensure exam success. I also have management experience (fifteen years) and have led AS/A Level teachers/courses in English Language and English Language & Literature. I have 10 years of pastoral experience as a personal tutor too. As well as teaching, I help to manage several A Level and BTEC departments of a local college where I am a senior leader. Finally, my coaching experience, helping other teachers to improve their practice, started when I qualified as a mentor at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015. Please note I have a CRB check from 2012.
I have taught on the following courses : English Language AS/A2, English Literature AS/A2, English Language & Literature AS/A2, International Baccalaureate English, Access English, A Level General Studies, GCSE English, Key and Basic Skills English, AS/A2 Film Studies and Drumming and Creative Writing Enrichment. My last CRB check was in September 2012
I love my job so whatever level I teach, I always get a buzz from seeing a student progress, be it with their spelling, grammar or Shakespeare. I am patient, enthusiastic, passionate and very knowledgeable about my subjects and I feel I excel at one to one tuition. I believe in a student led approach as every student is different and I build sessions around what you require in a collaborative fashion. I am happy to help with coursework, dissertations or deliver more exam focused sessions. No matter what your aspirations are in English, I will give you the confidence to achieve them at your own pace.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
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|Manchester University||2000||Masters||English Renaissance Drama|
|IFL||2013||Other||QTLS (Qualified Teaching Learning & Skills)|
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