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Hi! I look forward to tutoring you in English as a Second or Foreign language, KS1, KS2, Adult Literacy or Proofreading your work.
In person, at home or on holiday in the UK, or Online.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English as a Second or Foreign Language
- Tell me about your qualifications.
TESOL (Trinity Cert)
Bsc Hons Horticulture
Literacy Level 2
Numeracy Level 2
- How much do you charge?
£25 per hour ESOL
£25 per hour Literacy
£25 per hour KS2 and KS3
£17.50 per hour Proof Reading
£35 per hour Group/Family lessons
40 pence per mile travel
Discounts for Block Bookings Min 10 lessons
- Where do you teach?
Will teach in students homes in Penzance, St.Ives, St.Just, Marazion, Mousehole, Hayle, Gulval, Heamoor, Redruth, Camborne, Truro, Helston, Porthleven, Falmouth,and nearby areas in Cornwall.
I am willing to travel 30 miles.
- When are you available?
I am available Mon 10-4 Weds 3-6 Friday 2-6
Weekends and evenings on request
No seasonal variations
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I reach from 6 years old upwards from beginner to upper intermediate/advanced
Younger considered upon request and need
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Practice and revision support ESOL/Literacy up to GCSE. ESOL PET, (B1) Cambridge FCE.(B2)
ESOL E1, E2, E3
Literacy Level 2
Proofreading help provided at any level
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Googletalk and Skype can be used for Language practice. discussion and question and answer sessions.
*Proofreading can be submitted to me by email.
Bespoke packages can be designed for individual needs. Please enquire.
NOTE* Dissertation/Essay proofreading is better served when submitted to me as far in advance of the deadline as possible.
Sending in sections as they are finished is most effective.
Last minute requests, especially over a weekend are often unable to be met, nonetheless please do enquire as exceptions are possible.
A contract is issued and a £35 deposit to cover the first 2 hours of work is to be paid in advance please. This secures the work for the student and myself.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Please do approach me with your personal requirements, and I will endeavour to meet them accordingly.
All students are individual, and I can be adaptable.
I prefer a commitment to a series of 10 lessons or more, then consistent progress can be made, and a good working relationship established...but will consider all requests depending upon personal needs.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
Teaching English as a Second language to many different nationalities, in the UK and Europe.
Teaching English online (China) Schoolchildren
Teaching Horticulture online(Southern Hemisphere) Adults
Proofreading and editing Academic work written in English up to PhD level for non native speakers of English
Adult Education - supporting dyslexics with Literacy
Teaching Assistant in schools with SEN pupils
Private tutoring KS1 and KS2
Family Learning Parents & Children Literacy through creative activities Art, Crafts,Cooking,Growing edibles indoors & outside
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have six, as I work within several organisations.
My status is automatically updated on the DBS website.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Haven House Truro Cornwall
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Institute for Learning
Institute of Horticulture
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Current CV is available to view on this site.
Online tutoring Waypal (Beijing) - UK association UKUni London. English to Chinese students from 6 years old upwards.
Online tutoring with Careerline Courses (Australia) Assessing and grading written work, assignments & marking exams, Southern Hemisphere.
Private Literacy Tutoring:
10 year old KS2, advancing to KS3
WW11 Veteran - 94 years old , Sight Challenged/Dyslexic. Literacy - reading/writing skills. (Commission from the Blind Veterans Association)
UKUni University applications and academic work for non native English speakers. From China, the Far East and the Middle East..
Diploma application - Austrian student.
Dissertation (Undergraduate). Cardiff University.
KS3 tutoring for dyslexic boy.
Dissertation Support for dyslexic teenage student Falmouth University
PhD Thesis support for adult Saudi Arabian Exeter University
Reading & writing education for adult dyslexic Private lessons
Proof reading for language errors in marketing and publicity information, The Donna Trust
Kent School of English European Teenagers
Spain: Academia Atlantico Malaga PET (B1) Teens, Trinity A2 10-12 years, Cambridge FCE (B2) Teens.
Private adults: Spanish clients: Architect B1 - Professional English ; Brain Surgeon - Conversation ; Co-ordinator Medicin Sans Frontiers - Professional English
Xploretheworld.com Summer school Westonbirt Gloucestershire European, Asian, Russian and Middle Eastern teens
Muchado Sprachen und Reisen Activity Holiday German Tour party Padstow
Private ESOL tutoring Professional Lithuanian IT teacher Advanced English Penzance
Private individual and group ESOL lessons St Ives
Personal English tutor for holiday visitors, with optional continued online support when returned home.
Adult Education services and Family learning (Cornwall Council) - Literacy, Horticulture, and mentoring,
SEN school pupils Cornwall.
Alumni Plymouth University
Bsc Hons Horticulture 2011
Trinity Certificate Level 5 TESOL
From 2012 Teaching and Academic Support Career
March 2012. Careerline.com. Australia.- Horticultural Distance tutoring online.
Teach over 83 courses ranging from Aquaponics to Viticulture.
Student base increasing continuously.
August 2012 Teaching Personnel - Tutor and Learning Support bank Cornwall.
S.E.N School Children
Literacy, Numeracy, English as a Second Language, and Horticulture
September 2012 Cornwall Council/Eden Project -Commissioned to tutor ‘Seeds, Soups and Sarnies’, Grow, Cook, Eat and Share, food in community. Developed by Eden Project and Family Learning.
At various locations in Cornwall Inc Malabar Nursery Truro-with WILD mothers under 25 group; Children’s Centre St Ives; Perranporth Childrens Centre, Pendeen Childrens Centre. Running several sessions in each place.
October 2012 Penwith Community Development Trust -Mentoring long term unemployed with mental health issues–
November 2012 Private literacy tutoring 6 year old girl
January 2013 Link into Learning Literacy Support Tutor Specialising with Dyslexia. .
February 2013 Teaching Personnel -Initial placements Teaching Assistant SEN schoolchildren
English as a Second language
July 2012 SUL Language School .
13 day Non-Residential tutoring plus admin/lesson planning etc.
September 2012 S.U.L Residential Autumn School 28th Oct – 4th
Teaching hours plus admin/lesson planning etc. Excursions/Activities.
Private ESOL tutoring for Austrian family.
Adults and teenagers.
St Ives Cornwall
Online follow-up support
July & August 2013 Kent School of English (British Council Accredited) –
Commissioned as tutor for Summer Schools
Teenage Italian and German pupils.
SPAIN from September 2013 - June 2014
Escuela de la Playa La Cala del Moral. Malaga
Cambridge B1 Exam Preparation Teenagers
Tutor support 10-11 year olds
Individual tuition- Brain Surgeon
Training received- Cambridge B1. Face to Face.PET.
Academia Atlantico Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga
Cambridge B1 exam preparation, whilst teaching at B2 level
Cambridge First Certificate
10-12 years old Trinity A2
Spanish students Age 10 - 18
EFL Tutor bank
UK Summer 2014
June 2014 Sprach und Aktiv Muchado.de
Private residential tutor for German tour party.
June 29 - Aug 16 2014
EFL tutor - Xploretheworld.com
Training 1 week Stowmarket Suffolk.
Residential - Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire
Anglia Examinations (Cambridge ESOL)
Elementary, Intermediate (B1) & Advanced (B2) Levels
Preparation Mocks Invigilating exam sessions Managing related administration
Grading and assessing Entry exams
Students age 10 - 17
Spanish German French Chinese Libyan Russian Portuguese Mexican Italian Serbian
January 2015 - May 2016
Tutor- Cornwall County Council
Family Learning Literacy & numeracy through creative activities -
Sessions in pre-school nurseries, for adults and children
Gardening,Storysacks, Art & Crafts, Music & Rhyme, & Puppets in Garden settings, Story Gardens
Childrens Centres: (Cornwall)
Troon, Treloweth, Helston, Camborne, Perranporth,Penzance
Private Clients 2013/2014
Architect . Malaga - Cambridge B1 preparation, including Face to Face -
Brain Surgeon . Malaga - Conversation-
Co-ordinator, Medicin Sans Frontiers - Malaga Business English -
Alhambra Institute Malaga
Editing website. Proof reading & correcting English.
Adult dyslexic Falmouth University -Undergraduate Music Degree proofread, writing assistance, and academic support
Adult Foreign Student Exeter University - proofread, writing assistance, and academic support PhD' Teacher Leadership amongst Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia Balance of face to face work & distance support
Adult Dyslexic-Private lessons Reading & writing
Adult Foreign Student Birmingham University- Undergraduate Political History - proofread, writing assistance, and academic support Distance support.
Children, German- Private English lessons Balance of face to face work & distance support
UKUni,com - Proof Reading and editing University applications for non native English speakers. Mainly Chinese.
Private ESOL tutoring Professional Lithuanian IT teacher Advanced English
KS3 student -Dyslexic boy Referral from Home School Tutoring Agency,Cornwall
KS2/Advancing to KS3 student - Girl
- 94 year old visually challenged WW11 veteran. (Commission from Blind Veterans Association)
Proofreading and editing;
- Diploma application - Austrian student.
- Dissertation (Undergraduate). Tanzanian student. Cardiff University
ONLINE TUTORING: Waypal (Beijing) Chinese schoolchildren. One to one lessons.
Family and Adult Learning - Cornwall Council
Workshop: Dyslexia, and it’s effects on memory and behaviour 2013
Workshop: Food Fit – Healthy eating Lifestyle change 2012
Workshop: Moodle usage. For tutors and clients 2103
Workshop: Equality and Diversity in your Professional Practice. 2013
Safeguarding Tier 1 (Cornwall County Council) 2013
Workshop: Dyslexia. How to identify it and enable learning. 2013
Workshop: Smartboard use 2013
Personal Learning Plans 2015
Effective feedback 2015
Moodle usage 2015
Learning Spanish: Language intensive. Private lessons. Inter-Cambio.
Safeguarding Children. 2014 (Suffolk Police)
Prevent. September 2015 Cornwall Council
Webinar TOEFL Resources Speaking and Writing. December 2016
(Relative to Teaching only. Others numerous & available on request)
Numeracy level 2 August 2012
Literacy Level 2. March 2012
PTLLS Level 4 Truro and Penwith Combined colleges. December 2011
TESOL (Trinity Cert.Level 5)Truro and Penwith Combined colleges. December 2011
First Aid in the Workplace Helston (St Johns Ambulance) May 2010
Health and Safety in the Care Sector Redruth 2008
Institute of Horticulture Mentoring (Pilot Mentoring Scheme for Industry)
Certificate presented 8.10.2011 IoH AGM Chelsea Physic Garden
Guild of Agricultural Journalists Runner Up John Deere National Award for Agricultural Journalism. Certificate and prize presented 13.10.11 Royal Hall of Stationers
‘Nature Workshops’ Outdoor Education. (concealed information)
I am thinking of doing a Masters and would love if you could proof read for me again! Hope you would take me on! You have been so awesome and patient thank you!!!
I am a British undergraduate student at Cardiff university studying religion and Archaeology in my 3rd year. Writing essays can be stressful and tiring especially when you have a few deadlines lined up, however Barbara has been Amazing! I
I say this with such happiness she has helped me sooooo much in my 3rd year and I truly have seen a difference in my essay writing skills. She is also very organised and patient, there have been times were I have sent my work a day before the deadline!
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