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I'm a retired English teacher, holding BA Hons Literature Upper Second Class, PGCE, and a DBS clearance (it used to be called CRB) and have now been tutoring for three years, with only excellent feedback. As you'll see under Introductory Discount (below), you won't pay for the first session; it's an introduction. I have tutored English and English Literature at all levels. At the moment I'm specialising in A-Level English Literature, for the administration of which I was responsible at Wilmslow High School over many years. We sent many students to Oxbridge - but, perhaps more importantly, we achieved very high grades generally, and enthused almost every student we had.
I have many additional interests, for example in music (guitar/singer/songwriter), in fitness work, and am qualified as an amateur boxing full coach.
I taught English as a classroom teacher, at all levels, for 38 years, specialising in A-Level English Literature but covering all ages and abilities from KS3 upwards.
I'm enthusiastic about my subject, and I work as a private tutor because I wish to succeed on a one-to-one basis in the same way that, as a classroom teacher, I knew collective success with colleagues.
It's vital, in my opinion, that the tutee trusts the tutor: not simply trusting in the tutor's subject expertise, but having confidence also in the tutor's concern for, and assessment of, the student's progress. Simply put, that means that an enjoyable working relationship is an absolute essential.
With school age students, of course, a parent or guardian must also be present on the premises. Fortunately this requirement provides an opportunity, at the end of the lesson, for the parent/guardian to hear. from both tutor and student, how the lesson has gone, and what topics have been covered.
Of course, there are times when a lesson might not go ahead, for example because of adverse weather making travel difficult, but in the event of either party needing to cancel an appointment, I'll always try to add an extra lesson at the earliest possible opportunity, if required by the parent.
So my approach is, I hope, sympathetic, informative and thorough. In short, I enjoy teaching.
|Languages||English (British), French, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Essex||1975||Bachelors||Upper Second Class Honours, Literature|
|England Boxing||2017||Other||England Boxing coach|
|Crewe and Alsager (MMU)||1978||PGCE||English|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|