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David
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D
David
« Eileen was an excellent choice to help our daughter who had failed the QTS literacy twice. Her support and encouragement was a real inspiration, giving the confidence to tackle this test by focussing on key techniques applied under stressful conditions. Eileen is very professional, experienced and caring, and in a few sessions enabled her to pass the test confidently. We live in London but it was well worth travelling to Eileen's welcoming home to benefit from her expertise. We would highly recommend her. »
£40/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Eileen
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • School English
  • Test prep
  • Literacy
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • Undergraduate

Friendly, highly experienced English tutor with 39 years secondary school teaching experience. Ex Head of Department. QTS literacy and GCSE specialist. South Godstone,Surrey

Methodology

Highly experienced, enthusiastic teacher of English, specialising in QTS literacy. Rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. I am very friendly and supportive, building vital self-confidence in students and a 'can do' approach. Excellent success rate.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

QTS Literacy skills test
GCSE English
Key Stage 2

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BA(HONS) English
PGCE

- How much do you charge?

£40 per hour/£55 for one and a half hours
Reduced rate for 2 or more students taught together
40p per mile for travel

- Where do you teach?

At home or, in exceptional circumstances, in students' homes.
Covering my area of Surrey: Godstone, Caterham, Oxted, Redhill, Reigate

- When are you available?

Monday to Thursday usually, during the day and early evening.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

QTS Literacy skills test

GCSE English

Key Stage 2

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

QTS Literacy
GCSE English

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I am particularly interested in offering QTS tuition so that those who are keen to join the profession are not held back by the tests and get the chance to discover the joys and satisfaction of teaching and making a difference. My explanations are clear and accessible, providing strategies to achieve success. Work is tailored to the needs of the individual and my success rate is high, both at school and with private tutees. I have been graded 'outstanding ' by Ofsted.
I would be so glad to help you.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

39 years teaching in secondary schools as a teacher of mainly A level Literature and GCSE English and English Literature.
Ex Head of Department.

25 years as a personal tutor.

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

yes

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

NAS/UWT

- Tell me about some of your current students.

My QTS students so far have ranged from 18-year-olds to people in their twenties and thirties who have decided to change career. Skills and confidence varied greatly at the beginning but all have gone on to pass the test, benefiting from the strategies offered and building self-confidence through practice and support.
It has been a real pleasure getting to know them and ensuring they can take up their teaching courses.
GCSE students have included the whole range from those targeting A* to those with particular difficulties with English. The work is tailored to ensure students fulfil their individual potential.
Key Stage 2 students have been a joy to teach, gaining confidence through their progress.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £40/h
Lessons offered by Eileen
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • School English
  • Test prep
  • Literacy
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • Undergraduate

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £40/h

10 reviews on Eileen
  • 5/5

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

10 recommendations

D
David

Eileen was an excellent choice to help our daughter who had failed the QTS literacy twice. Her support and encouragement was a real inspiration, giving the confidence to tackle this test by focussing on key techniques applied under stressful conditions. Eileen is very professional, experienced and caring, and in a few sessions enabled her to pass the test confidently. We live in London but it was well worth travelling to Eileen's welcoming home to benefit from her expertise. We would highly recommend her.

A
Alistair

Eileen was a great choice for me when I decided I needed help with my QTS tests. Trying to study alone, I became frustrated and verged on quitting altogether. Eileen not only gave me guidance in my weaknesses, but also encouragement in my areas of strength, which really built up my confidence which is key. Eileen made me feel very welcome in her home and created a perfect environment for optimal learning. I passed my literacy test first time thanks to her support and guidance. Would highly recommend.

J
Jacki Smith

Thank you Thank you Thank you – I cannot thank Eileen enough for her help with my son. Two failed QTS literacy tests were stressing him beyond belief – he had a desire to be a maths teacher and did not realise his old nemesis of literacy would haunt him. After finding Eileen on Tutor Pages, I knew his literacy problems would be solved. She made quick contact with me, then him and from that moment on, he understood and learnt so much. A genuine thanks and a deserved recommendation from the Smith family.

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