Experienced Oxford graduate who believes in tutoring with passion, empathy and kindness.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English Language and Literature (KS3, GCSE, AS Level, A Level and Undergraduate), Literacy and Composition (KS2), Essay Writing (all levels), Exam Technique and University Preparation including Personal Statements and interviews.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford with a BA in English Language and Literature. I have A Levels in English, ClÐ°ssicÐ°l CivilisÐ°tiÐ¾n Ð°nd HistÐ¾ry (Ð°ll A grÐ°de) and 10 GCSEs (Ð°ll Ð°t A* grÐ°de). I have a youth helpline qualification that includes active listening. I am trained to deliver workshops to young people and to mentor younger children. I am a qualified youth mental health first aider.
- How much do you charge?
I charge from £50 per hour which includes travel expenses (zones 1-4) and handouts. I charge additional travel expenses for addresses beyond zone 4 and outside of London. I am willing to discuss discounts for group lessons and households with multiple children.
Online lessons start from £45 per hour.
I am also able to offer reduced fees for any families who qualify for Free School Meals. (Please get in touch if this applies to you).
- Where do you teach?
I provide in-home tuition anywhere in London (zones 1-6) and further afield by request. All of my tuition is supportive, interactive and highly personalised.
- When are you available?
I'm now taking advance bookings for weekday evening slots from September 2018.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students aged 10-18+ year olds from KS3 through GCSE, AS and A Level up to Undergraduate level. I also offer help with University applications including Personal Statements and Interviews (particularly for Russell Group and Oxbridge).
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE English, GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature - OCR, AQA, Edexcel, WJEC.
IGCSE English Language, IGCSE English Literature- CIE, Cambridge, Edexcel
AS Level - English Language and/or English Literature- OCR, AQA, Edexcel
A2 Level-English Language and/or English Literature- OCR, AQA, Edexcel
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use a webcam for online tutoring and also offer email support. My online lessons are very similar to my in-person lessons. I use the same teaching methods and send lesson resources ahead of sessions. I offer online tutoring via Skype, Zoom or Facetime depending on which is most convenient for the student.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you are feeling anxious about revision, want to brush up on your essay skills or just want to improve your English then please get in touch. I'll spend time listening to your concerns and will create personalised lessons to support your progress. Please do get in touch if you have any questions and I will be very happy to help you.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have eight years' full-time experience in the education and tutoring sector. I have tutored over 100 individual students aged 10-22 years old in this country and abroad as well as delivering interactive workshops to 2000 young people across the UK.
My past experience includes 2 and a half years as COO for an organisation that specialised in supporting students applying for Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. In this role, I designed and delivered interview preparation workshops to some of the most prestigious schools in the country.
I have worked with many families for a number of years, supporting students through the school system from KS3 to GCSE and on to A Levels and University. I believe in listening to young people and working with them.
Nurturing the emotional wellbeing, as well as the academic potential, of young people is central to my approach. I have 1000 hours' experience supporting young people in crisis on a national helpline. I have mentoring training through the charity, Chance UK and I am a qualified youth mental health first aider. I also developed ThinkWell, a workshop that combines film and learning to empower young people to talk about mental health and and reach out for help if they need it.
I have anonymised testimonials to protect the confidentiality of my clients but original copies are available on request.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a current Enhanced DBS Check- copy on request.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I have completed a 28 hour training programme with a national youth helpline that included active listening and risk assessment. I have also trained with a pioneering education charity to deliver kinaesthetic, interactive workshops to 11-25 year olds. More recently, I have completed mentor training with a national children's charity.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I tutor students across London, the South-East and abroad (via Skype). I am currently working with students ranging from KS2, through to GCSE, A Level and beyond. All of my students have different needs and I enjoy creatively adapting lessons to match each individual.
My students range from those aiming for A*'s to others who want to improve their reading skills and they come from a range of different educational backgrounds. I have tutored students at state schools, grammar schools, independent schools and the lycÃ©e.
• BA (Oxon) English Language and Literature
• Current Enhanced DBS Check
From a student who received an A in her English A-Level:
Thank you for the advice and support you gave me, without which I wouldn't have been able to achieve the result I did!
From a student who received an A in his English Language and Literature GCSE:
Thank you so much for your guidance and support throughout the past
few months. It has really helped tremendously.
An enormous thank you for the fantastic session delivered today by Hannah.
It was exceptionally well prepared, well delivered, and well received by our students.
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