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Sumantha offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

English

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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Secondary £30.00£28.50
GCSE £40.00£38.00

Business Related

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GCSE £40.00£38.00

Computer Studies / I.T.

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Primary £35.00£33.25
Secondary £40.00£38.00
GCSE £40.00£38.00
Casual Learner £65.00£61.75

Entrance Exams

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13 Plus £45.00£42.75

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Personal Description:

Home schooling, SATs, Entrance Exams & GCSE.

2017 GCSE Results:

Chris (AQA English Lit. & Language):
Predicted - Grade 2
Achieved - Grade 5

Amelia (Cambridge Nationals - Computing):
Predicted - B
Achieved - A

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* Qualified Teacher since 2010
* Past schools: Esher C of E High, Langley Grammar, St Paul's Catholic College
* Private tutor since 2004
* Qualified Adult Trainer (10+ years - TAP certified)
* Based in Weybridge

As an experienced classroom teacher I believe that in-school experience is crucial to being an effective private tutor. I have first hand knowledge and exposure to schemes of work and curriculum and have worked alongside various examination boards.

I supply all resources and prepare tailored lessons for each student in advance.

My experience means that I:

* effectively tailor lessons to learning needs and goals
* can cater for special educational needs
* can and will work alongside what is being taught in school

Tutoring Experience:

12+ years private tuition (SATs, 11+, GCSE English, Computer Science/ICT, Business Studies)
5+ years secondary school teaching
10+ years adult training (private & corporate)

Alongside being an experienced classroom teacher, I have also been a Deputy Head of Year which has given me experience working with students on an individual basis for motivation and pastoral support.

Tutoring Approach:

Lesson 1: I always advise arriving 10 minutes early so we can all meet and have a quick discussion about the student's current level and requirements.

Subsequent lessons: tailored to meet student ongoing learning needs and goals.

Homework: usually set every lesson and planned to develop specific skills.

Recommended duration: 1 hour per lesson per week. For older students or exam preparation we can discuss lessons longer than 1 hour or multiple lessons per week. Fpr English Language and Literature GCSE, 2 hours per week is recommended.

The benefit of private tuition is that learning can be completely tailored to each student as opposed to when at school in a class of say, 30 others. This is why I always ensure that I form a strong professional relationship with my students to best understand their learning needs.

From experience I have seen how much confidence impacts academic performance which is why I couple my academic aims with confidence building. I have also seen the direct benefit of ongoing learning which is why I always set homework for students - unless it is not feasible for them to do extra work outside of lessons.

I believe that students benefit from everyone's support which is why I always liaise with parents/guardians in terms of student learning and progress.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Bengali
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Langley Grammar School (2011) - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • West London Partnership (2010) - Graduate Training Programme (Secondary Education) (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Warwick University (2006) - TAP (Training Delivery Skills) (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • UWE (2004) - 1st Class BSc(hons) Computing & Information Systems (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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