Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Esher 
Esher 
  • Super tutor
  • (7 reviews)
N
Nicolene, mother of piano student
« My son has been learning piano with Claire since September 2016. His... More »
N
Nicolene, mother of piano student
« My son has been learning piano with Claire since September 2016. His progress with Claire has been wonderful to watch. He loves his lessons and looks forward to each week, practising daily without a reminder in order to reach his full potential. He respects her extensive musical knowledge and enjoys her calm and happy disposition when teaching. Her approach clearly gets results culminating in a distinction for his Grade 1 exam in June 2017. »
£40/h
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Claire
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Creative writing
  • Cambridge Pre U
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Claire - Teddington - School English

Methodology

If you are looking for a teacher to support, encourage, motivate and inspire, please get in touch. I am passionate about opening up new worlds of knowledge for my students, and in so doing, instilling a love of learning and greater self-confidence.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach English Literature, primarily at A-level and Undergraduate level. I also teach GCSE English. As a qualified classical musician, I offer instrumental lessons in piano, flute, singing and music theory.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I am an English honours graduate (UCL) with qualified teacher status (PGCE/ QTS). I hold the Diploma in Music Performance (DIpABRSM) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. I have Grade 8 (Distinction) in piano, flute & singing.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £40 per hour

- Where do you teach?

I teach at my house in Teddington (Richmond upon Thames).

- When are you available?

I am available to teach at various times during the week & on Saturday and Sunday. I offer daytime sessions, as well as after-school and evening slots. I am also available during school holidays, particularly July & August, when students can make major strides forward in their learning and enter the next academic year with more confidence and skill.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach GCSE and A-level students; undergraduates & those preparing for university study. Music-wise, I teach all ages, from young children to adults.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

GCSE English Literature
A-level English Literature (AS & A2)
Cambridge Pre-U
ABRSM & Trinity music examinations

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I tutor pupils via Skype, phone and email. I also offer essay marking & feedback for those preparing for examinations. The same rates apply per hour.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

The best route to inspiration and success is to find a teacher whose passion for their subject ignites your own; the right teacher can unlock skills that allow you to excel and fulfil your potential in any area of life. I would encourage you to invest in your learning and follow your dreams!

Super tutor

Claire is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

I taught in independent schools for 9 years, as a teacher of both English and Music. I have had private students for 13 years, including those who are preparing for university entrance and who are currently undergraduates. I am an examiner for A-level English Literature.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I hold a recent DBS certificate.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I studied Music at the Royal College of Music in London. I read English at UCL (University College London), graduating in 2002; I completed my PGCE at Roehampton University in 2005, and achieved Qualified Teacher Status in 2006.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Lessons offered by Claire
Individual
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Creative writing
  • Cambridge Pre U
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Claire's CV

• BA English (UCL)
• PGCE, QTS, DipABRSM
• DBS up-to-date

7 reviews on Claire
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

7 recommendations

N
Nicolene, mother of piano student

My son has been learning piano with Claire since September 2016.
His progress with Claire has been wonderful to watch. He loves his lessons and looks forward to each week, practising daily without a reminder in order to reach his full potential. He respects her extensive musical knowledge and enjoys her calm and happy disposition when teaching. Her approach clearly gets results culminating in a distinction for his Grade 1 exam in June 2017.

V
Vince

Claire has been an excellent person to have as a piano teacher over the past year. I have only taken up the instrument very recently, and was looking for a teacher who would be patient, encouraging and happy to deviate from a set beginner's course, should the inspiration arise. Luckily, Claire is all of these things. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering lessons.

J
Jon

Claire has worked wonders with our two boys over the last 18 months or so (now 14 & 16). I don't know how she does it but they both look forward to her lessons and from being fairly poor readers, they have both improved their reading skills dramatically. There was time we were worried about how they would fare at GCSE English but not now! Thank you, Claire.

S
Shalini, mother of two piano students

Claire has been teaching my two daughters the piano for a few years. She is a wonderful teacher. She is firm but kind, and very professional. She understands my girls' different characters and has helped them progress at a pace that suits them. She gives great feedback too which is very helpful.

M
Megan

I have had the pleasure to know Claire for the last 14 months since she started tutoring my son Ollie, for his English IGSCEs this year. Claire's tutoring and mentoring skills are unique and in our opinion, outstanding. She has inspired my son to take an interest in the creative and analytical skills of English study. She has helped research courses and devise strategies to further stimulate Ollie's interest in poetry and find interesting reading material to broaden his thinking.

C
Charlotte

Claire is an absolutely fantastic teacher. She has taught my daughter for four years and I would not hesitate to recommend her. She has taught her both the flute and classical voice, and my daughter has progressed through 7 separate grades, achieving Merits and Distinctions in all her examinations, which is a testament to Claire's tuition skills. Claire is reliable, supportive and provides excellent feedback.

R
Richard

I have been having flute lessons with Claire for 20 months. She has patiently guided me to Grade 4 standard during this time. She is always positive and encouraging, and tactfully points out how to improve my technique, leading to consistent, incremental improvement. The format of lessons is flexible; Claire will always try to accommodate students' requests to study music that inspires them.

Similar tutors

english lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest creative writing lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, cambridge pre u lessons for all!

Thames Ditton
Experienced tutor, 3 A/A* A-levels offering English up to Year 11.
£20
Martha
1st lesson free!

I'm an enthusiastic tutor, who can easily relate to most students as I was one myself less than a year ago! My teaching...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Thames Ditton
A Surrey-based Oxford-educated English language and literature tutor that gets results
£50
Amanda
1st lesson free!

An Oxford University graduate, I tutor English Language and Literature at all levels. Teaching the subject I have always...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Claygate
Oxford Classics undergrad and experienced tutor in English, Latin and Ancient Greek
£25
Megan
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am an experienced and encouraging tutor looking for new opportunities to help pupils with English, Latin and Ancient...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Claygate
Cambridge English Certified Examiner - English Language and Literature tutoring for all ages and abilities
£60
Johnny
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

The purpose of a private tutor is always to address the student’s unique issues and objectives. Therefore, I create...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Surbiton
Very friendly primary teacher offers sessions covering all primary subjects especially English and Maths
£25
Malgorzata
1st lesson free!

I can teach individually as well as in small groups. I always start with assessing students prior knowledge and skills and...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Long Ditton
Higher level university student offering English tutoring in London (£9/per hour)
£9
Sophia
1st lesson free!

My teaching methodology really depends on the student, and how they learn best. Personally, I find that flash cards and...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Esher
Focused English Literature tutoring for GCSE and A-level students. Guaranteed exam success.
£40
Jesse Francis
1st lesson free!

My services are based on exam requirements. I will be looking at the syllabuses in detail and encouraging looking critically...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
East Molesey
Experienced English Literature, Drama and Voice teacher with 20 years experience. London
£20
Emily
1st lesson free!

I listen to my students and adapt my lesson approach based on the individual and their needs. The lessons will always be...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Surbiton
English classes for upto senior year, Kingston Upon Thames, pursuing MBA from Kingston University
£9
Suneet
1st lesson free!

I am comfortable in teaching online as well as offline. I am well adapted to using technology to teach my students in era of...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Surbiton
Qualified & Working Primary School Teacher - Experience in Exam Preparation - Engaging Lessons for Children
£40
Tim
1st lesson free!

- Professional class teacher since 2014 - Prepared children for 11+ exams - 3 Years teaching Violin and Viola - Taught...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Surbiton
Professional primary school tutor who is able to do online tuition for English and Maths over zoom or skype
£20
Rachel
1st lesson free!

I base my classes the school curriculum of the year group, as well as asking the parents/child what they are struggling on...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Surbiton
Friendly English Literature university student offering English Language and Literature tuition up to GCSE level
£20
Amy
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I tutor by helping with homework and assignments, as well as teaching the basics of literature where necessary. I can help...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Dora - London - School English
£38
Dora
1st lesson free!

Hi! I welcome all students of any level and age! I am Qualified Singing & Piano tutor I run a busy studio for both...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Kingston upon Thames
Professionally qualified English tutor for all ages and levels. Kingston upon Thames.
£60
Sarah
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I accept students of all ages and levels, including children. My English lessons are always tailored to the individual,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £40 £40 £40
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable