Experienced GCSE English teacher of AQA and Edexcel specifications. Current AQA examiner.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Qualified Teacher Status - secondary English. BA(Hons) English - First Class. MA English - Distinction.
- How much do you charge?
1:1 tuition at my home or within a 10 mile radius is £25-£30 per hour depending on level. A small travel cost will be added for distances beyond 10 miles. Reduced per student rates can be negotiated for tutoring two or more students together.
- Where do you teach?
I offer home tuition within Bolton, Bury and some parts on Blackburn with Darwen, Salford and North Manchester. I can also provide tuition at my home in Sharples, Bolton. Online or telephone tuition can also be arranged.
- When are you available?
Weekday evenings from 7pm, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
My experience is mainly in years 7-11. However, I am familiar with the Key Stage 2 curriculum and would be confident in teaching from Year 5 upwards.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE English Language and Literature
Level 2 Functional Skills English
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can edit, review and comment on written work via email. I can also offer tuition via telephone or Skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
In our first session, I will spend time getting to know you, including how you learn best, and understanding your key strengths and which areas you need to develop. I can help build your confidence and skills, and explain exactly what the examiner will be looking for.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught to GCSE level in four secondary schools, including my current school. I am currently teaching the new AQA language and literature specifications to Years 10 and 11, and am also preparing Year 9 students for their exam courses. I marked over 800 scripts for the new English GCSE in summer 2017, and am therefore extremely knowledgeable about the mark scheme and assessment criteria.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
BA and MA at University of Southampton.
Qualified Teacher Status at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Association of School and College Leaders
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I teach students with a wide range of abilities in years 9 to 11. I also provide 1:1 home tuition to a pupil who is just entering Year 11, and to two adult learners, one studying GCSE English language, and one Level 2 Functional Skills.
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