I'm an English and Music teacher with experience teaching classes in secondary school, night school and university and tutoring one-to-one and in small groups.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English KS1, KS2 and KS3; Music KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE English, Piano, Keyboard, Flute, Recorder, Beginner Classical & Folk Guitar, Aural, Music Theory and History, Composition, Library Cataloguing and Classification.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
HDE (PGCE equivalent); BA majoring in English and History; BMus majoring in Music History, Theory, Piano; MA Information Management (Library)
- How much do you charge?
The consultation meeting is free. Many young children have better concentration with 15 minute lessons at £8.00; I also teach 20, 30, 45, 60 and 90 minute lessons. I charge extra if I travel to the student(s). There are discounts for group lessons or if 2 or more people in the same family have single lessons one after the other. There is a pensioner discount too.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my home and at my students' homes in Pinner, Eastcote, Ruislip, South Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens, Harrow, Willesden Green, Northolt and Hatch End. Other towns nearby include Ickenham, Uxbridge, Northwood and Ealing.
- When are you available?
I teach from Monday to Saturday and in school holidays by arrangement.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
From 5 to adult (any age).
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM exams in piano, music theory, and aural.
11+ English KS3 English GCSE English
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Dear prospective student, my lessons will be tailored to your personality and aims. I often make tailored worksheets and mock exam papers or transpose music pieces for my current students at no extra charge. Even while preparing you for exams, I promise to give you varied activities and also some fun.
- What kind of experience do you have?
12 years teaching secondary school (Music and 1st language English); 26 years teaching one-to-one lessons (English 1st and 2nd language and Music); 6 months teaching night school (English 2nd language); 10 years library experience; 3 years teaching MA students library cataloguing and classification. My students have been from diverse cultures, ages and intellectual abilities.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a police check document from the Association of Chief Police Officers dated 8th May 2014. Please ask to see this when we meet.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I am happy to show you my certificates of qualification and discuss this at length when we have a free consultation meeting.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Some of my current students include the following: a 12-year-old studying KS4 level English, a small group of home-schooled children working towards GCSE English, an 8-year-old who has passed Grade 4 Piano ABRSM with merit, a 13-year-old working towards Grade 5 ABRSM music theory exams, a husband and wife refreshing their keyboard skills including creating accompaniments from chords, and a 15-year-old learning Gospel and folk guitar.
Text from a parent whose children are tutored in Music and English: Thank you very much for your excellent teaching yesterday. First thing this morning V------ played piano before breakfast. He was so happy. K------------- was very very happy with her piano lesson. She is also very happy that she now knows how to construct a story. I don't know how the kids will wait until Friday to have lessons with you again. 13 October 2012.
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