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  • All Levels

EFL, English Language & Literature, Sociology, Study skills, Creative Writing, and Psychology tutor with 20 years teaching experience. I'm an engaging tutor that gets results- Why not get in touch?


I work with you to assess your goals and needs. We then work together to achieve these goals via online lessons using Skype or Zoom. I teach with a lot of student involvement and we break down key ideas to communicate them in a creative, engaging, communicable and memorable way.


I tutor, mentor and coach online and in person. I have a PGCE in lifelong learning, English Language Teaching, CELTA in English & Business Language Teaching. Currently doing Journalism MA, Transformative life coaching diploma and PGCE to Support Study Skills.


Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £27
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £25
Lessons offered by Janine
In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • All Levels

Janine's CV

Relevant Experience

Freelance Content maker, Copywriter and travel writer.
Company Name Janine Evans-Pollard @ Self-employed
Dates: Employed Sep 2017 – Present
Employment: Duration2 yrs 2 mos
Location: London and remote.

I am a wander lusting freelancing writer with a desire to connect with a new audience. I write for a large number of clients, but mainly SMEs. I adapt the tone so it is pitched just right for your company’s requirements. As a pro travel writer I keep myself up to speed with the international deadlines and I meet them.

I offer:
Tone of voice
Mentoring for writers
Content for websites

October 2018-present Online English Language, specialist study skills, assistive tech support tutor-mentor- academic coach
I work part time as a tutor for Assistive solutions, London within a team of freelancers supporting undergraduates, graduates and doctorates. I lead one to one study skills sessions and assistive tech support. This is online and in person with students who have mild to severe Dyslexia, Asperger’s, ADHD, or mental health issues.

2011 – Present Freelance Teacher with Children of secondary and primary school age
Working on a freelance basis for Fleet Tutors, Connecting Tutors, TLC Live, Learn English Online School and Acorn Homestay, Holland Park, Mander Portman Woodward, Tutor Fair, the Virtual School for Looked After Children and First Tutors.

2018 -2019 Creative writing and Academic Skills Lecturer – David Game College London
I work within a team of tutors supporting undergraduates studying on their HND programme. I work on the study skills program leading group sessions study skills support.

Jun – Sep 2018 Academic Skills Lecturer – University of Greenwich London
I worked within a team of 15 tutors preparing undergraduates and postgraduates to study at university in the UK. I worked on the intensive English program leading group sessions and one-to-one study skills support.

Jan-June 2018 Lecturer in the academic skills, Psychology & Sociology – Waltham Forest College
I worked on Waltham Forest College’s access to nursing and Pre access programme through group sessions and one-to-one study skills support.

Key Responsibilities
• Facilitating workshops and sessions to set goals, raise aspiration and increase the self-esteem of clients
• Coaching clients to become the best version of themselves in personal development sessions using the GROW model (Goal, Reality, Options and Will)
• Raising self-awareness using questioning strategies and using effective techniques to create engaging business pitches to acquire new business and inspire the audience
• Providing tuition for challenged or gifted Secondary, FE and HE students based around the world
• Delivering mentorship and tuition to privately or publicly funded students, some with SEN (Special Educational Needs) and LAC (Looked After Children), throughout Greater London, those working towards 7+, 11+, GCSE, A1 and A2
• Offering tuition for entrance exams (7+, 11+), English language & literature, EFL, EAP, Sociology, Art, Psychology up to A Level as well as Business Studies, Humanities Design, Photography to GCSE
• Providing wide-ranging and comprehensive tuition in Primary EFL, EAL, Verbal Reasoning, and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Business English, General English and IELTS
• Demonstrating thorough knowledge of exam Boards, OCR, AQA, and Edexcel for GCEse, AS and A2
• Coordinating the delivery of additional tuition in GCSE English and Spanish and 11+ and 13+ both online and face to face
• Connecting with international students via online connecting software and Blackboard to deliver tuition in the English Language
• Engaging with learners, encouraging growth, and enhancing the confidence of each student
• Working with young people at primary and secondary level requiring support with exam preparation, some of who have mental health or learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Autism
• Working with students of various socio-economic backgrounds from children who are extremely affluent to those from severely economically deprived areas, some with challenging behavior
• Working collaboratively in the development of approaches related to monitoring, self-evaluation and improvement planning
• Building rapport with clients such as schools and other educational establishments to close a sale and sell the freelance tutoring services using great customer service skills
• Following up on leads and establishing strong relationships with clients
• Analysing client requirements and demonstrating adaptability while providing a quality professional service to achieve repeat business

July – Sep 2017 Academic Skills Lecturer – UAL, University of the Arts London
Worked within a team of 30 tutors and taught and prepared 650 students looking to study at university in the UK on the intensive English program.
Key Responsibilities
• Tutored, coached and taught a group of students in English for both academic and specific purposes
• Delivered presentations and taught skills in academic writing, reading, speaking and listening with a focus on visual cultural studies, marketing, advertising methods, globalisation, critical thinking and creative problem solving
• Collaborated with colleagues and taught two groups in tandem with a fellow teacher which included marking, grading work, planning and delivering lessons, tutorials, and at the university overseeing and curating of the student’s end of course exhibition, assessment and class trips

2014 – 2016 Family Learning Tutor – The City Lit London
Worked on the outreach program for Primary schools and children centers and provided tuition to parents with limited language and numeracy skills.
Key Responsibilities
• Taught a wide range of course inclusive of Family Literacy, Language and Numeracy, Wider Family Learning including Healthy eating and cooking lessons, and Childcare Courses
• Coordinated and executed ‘Choices Open Day’ information events and celebrated student Learning

2003 – 2014 ESOL Teacher – Various Institutions, London
Provided ESOL tuition from Level 2 Foundation to GCSE English, on behalf of Hackney Community College, Morley College of Adult Education, Morley College of Adult Education, Working Men’s College, Workers Educational Association, the City of Westminster Further Education College and the West London Mental Health Trust (NHS).
Key Responsibilities
• Taught English for Speakers of Other Languages to young residents and adults from a wide range of backgrounds ranging from 16-60 years old, inclusive of immigrants and asylum seekers
• Fulfilled additional roles in Community Education ESOL as Functional Skills IELTS Language Teacher and Family Learning Tutor in community centres in Lambeth and nearby boroughs
• Provided IT mentorship to other teachers to encourage good practice within ESOL and foundation studies, addressing the creative use of current ICT

2008 – 2011 EAP lecturer and study skills tutor – University of Nottingham, Nottingham & Ningbo China
Taught literacy, oral and written communication skills to undergraduate foundation students with the objective to address study skills in the context of EAP and ESP for Social Sciences undergraduates.
Additional Employment Information
• Part Time In-Sessional Lecturer and Class Tutor - Birkbeck University, London (2013 – 2014)
• Part-Time Lecturer/Class Tutor – English Language Centre, University of Sunderland College (2012 – 2013)
• Teacher (Intensive Exam Preparation Courses for General and Academic IELTS) – IELTS Centre, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College (2011 – 2013)
• Teacher (Intensive Exam Preparation Courses for General and Academic IELTS) - IELTS Centre, English Language Centre University of Westminster, London (2011 – 2012)
• International English Language Testing System Examiner – Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulate General, Shanghai, China (2009 – 2011)
• Learning Support and Academic Skills Advisor/Tutor - University College of Applied Sciences Ibri & Centre for British Teachers (CfBT), Muscat, Oman (2006 – 2007)

Education & Qualifications
Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma
Level 5 Award

London Screenwriting
Transformational Life coaching
Animas centre for life coaching
Learning Support for Adults with Dyslexia
Dyslexia Action Training
(Present until 2019)
Birkbeck, University of London (Present until 2019)
Certificate Film Making
City Lit film school
BTEC Graphic Design extended Diploma (Level 3)
WAES London Pass with Merit)
Graphic Design (Level 3)
WAES London Pass with Merit)
FdA Art and Design – (Pass with Merit)
UAL London
Certificate Personal Life Coaching, An Introduction
The Coaching Academy
GradDip Psychology
The Open University
Certificate TESOL (Grade B)
Trinity College London
LCCI Teaching English for Business
Languages Training and Development, Witney, Oxon
NVQ Level 3: Training and Development for Supervisory/Management Posts
Languages Training and Development, Witney, Oxon
Modern Apprenticeship Customer Services
Languages Training and Development, Witney, Oxon
PGDip Post-Compulsory Education in life long learning with TESOL
Greenwich University, London
BA (Hons) Joint: Sociology and Women's Studies (2:2)
Anglia Polytechnic University Cambridge
Professional Development
➢ Filmmaking (2017)
➢ Digital Video and Photography Editing (2015)
➢ Playwriting (2015)
➢ Understanding & Inhabiting Text (2015)
➢ Springboard Masterclasses (2015) ➢ How to Run an Open Mic (2014)
➢ Performance Skills for Poets (2014
➢ Imprology (2014)
➢ Performance Poetry Short Course (2013)
➢ Directing For Screen (2012)
➢ Professional member of Dyslexia Guild
Additional Information
IT Skills:
Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher; Smart Boards, Plagiarism Software, VLEs Blackboard, Moodle and Webct, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Inspiration, Internet, Adobe Reader And Writer, Online Library Research Skills, Final Cut, Adobe: audition, illustrator, Indesign & PremierPro
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Advanced), French & Chinese (elementary)
Interests: Performing and Visual Arts Activities; Writing Comedy, Plays and Film
Other: DBS Certificate (March 2018)

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