I'm a fully qualified English teacher with over a decade's experience. I love working with the students I teach. I am flexible, friendly and professional and never use a 'one-size-fits-all' model. If my students are happy, I am happy!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach English Language and Literature.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
After gaining a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree from The University of Leeds in English and Social Policy, I went on to study for my PGCE in Secondary English at Durham University.
I gained this in 2005 along with full Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the Department for Education (DfE).
- How much do you charge?
I charge from £35.00 - £40.00 per hour.
Depending on the tutee's location, there may be additional travel charges, however this is on an agreed basis with parents and can be discussed at the time of booking.
I offer discounted rates on block-bookings of ten sessions or more, along with discounted rates for students who wish to take part in group lessons. Again, these options are discussed at the time of booking.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in students' homes and online nationally and internationally.
I tutor English in the Tees Valley and am happy to travel in and around County Durham and North Yorkshire and York areas. Ultimately, I like to tutor wherever a student feels most comfortable!
- When are you available?
I am available from 9AM until 9PM weekdays (UK time) and also have weekend availability.
Tuition continues throughout all school holidays with booster classes, pre-exam support classes and other special session available during these times.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students aged between 11-18 Years old in all areas of English Language and Literature.
I also teach adults with the aim of supporting key literacy skills along with providing proof-reading services and CV writing services.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
All areas of the KS3 curriculum.
GCSE and IGCSE
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can provide online tuition via Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. All online tuition includes the first half hour of the first session free to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the initial online set-up stages.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you need help, just ask!
I believe in maximising students' life-chances; supporting you in gaining your very best grades in English is a key place to start!
Many of my students find that the confidence they gain from my tuition not only supports them in their English studies, but also transcends into many other areas of their school-life and studies.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am an Ofsted rated Outstanding teacher of English, and am experienced working with students aged 11-18 for over 12 years, teaching both English Language and Literature. For a substantial amount of time I also acted as Lead of English A Level.
I am an AQA GCSE Examiner and attend regular training seminars from professional bodies including the UK Tutors' Association of which I am a member.
I am fully insured to work privately in homes with students, and have over a decade's worth of experience in ensuring students are supported in their studies outside of school as well as in. I am fully DBS checked and certified.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I take pride in ensuring that I provide the safest and most reputable experience possible for all students under my tutor-ship. I have a full DBS Certificate and insurance.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
UK Tutors' Association
• BA (Hons) English and Social Policy 2:1
• PGCE; QTS
• DBS Certificate Holder
• UK Tutors' Association
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