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Tulay Han Simeonidis - Parent of Year 11 pupil
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Tulay Han Simeonidis - Parent of Year 11 pupil
« My daughter started to get English lesson from Jess Shillingford a few months ago. Jess's way of teaching is unique and specific and in so doing this it has led my daughter to the right path that she needed to be in so that she could have a head start to year 11 and achieve those high grades. In addition, the ambition and passion within jess's teaching has made my daughter enjoy English rather than seeing it as a subject, enlightening her views towards daily life as well as across the curricul »
£70/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Jessica
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Test prep
  • Literacy
Levels
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

What separates an 'expert' from an 'experienced' English Practitioner? Contact me to find out! West London based subject specialist with QTS.

Methodology

Expert in preparing KS3/4 pupils for the new English 9-1 GCSE course. Free consultation to discuss how changes affect you and how to succeed.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach:

KS3 English - reading and writing skills

Common Entrance exam - English 11+ and 13+
-English Literature and Language Courses for new 9-1 GCSE Specialising in exam boards: OCR, EDEXCEL, AQA, and iGCSE.

-Academic writing skills - how to develop a critical style (important to achieve 4 or above in new English 9-1 GCSE.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

English and Comparative Literature BA
Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status - English and Drama

- How much do you charge?

£50 per hour.

- Where do you teach?

Tuition in the comfort of your home. Group sessions can be arranged at home or at my home in W12.
I am available to tutor in W8, W9, W11, W12, W14 - Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Chiswick, Acton, Ealing.

- When are you available?

Monday to Friday 4.30 until 21.30pm
Weekdays from 7am - 21.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am -17:00pm

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Reading Detective group classes start from KS2 - Year 5/6 to prepare for demands of Year 7 curriculum to ensure pupils are able to access the higher level reading material.

KS3- GCSE
A Level

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

GCSE English - Exam boards - OCR, EDEXCEL, AQA, Igcse

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

Able to offer online tuition - email to discuss.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

6 Years of Mainstream education experience in an inner city context and 2 years experience as a private tutor.
Literacy and English as an Additional Language specialist.

Fully aware of the challenges of the new GCSE and how to overcome them:
• Led the research and development of the new KS3 Curriculum
• Used student voice and curriculum audits to evaluate the effectiveness of units of work
• Trialled different approaches to tracking progress and improving pupil led assessment with Personal Learning Charts
• Developed in depth knowledge of the new OCR/EDEXCEL/AQA 9-1 GCSE
• Led a project to improve literacy in Year 7 and 8 (KS3) developing a reading and Intervention programme
OFsted graded as an 'outstanding' practitioner

Most schools are still unprepared and unclear about how to adapt teaching and course content to prepare pupils from KS3 for the new challenging, rigorous exams which means many students are not acquiring the skills or knowledge required to fulfil their potential in the new English 9-1 GCSE. I have spent two years researching and preparing schemes of work to enable pupils to develop critical literacy and the skills they need to succeed.
Developed a bespoke skills based assessment charts designed to track competence in reading and writing in all aspects of the new exam to provide clarity on strengths and areas needed for development.

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

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

Goldsmiths University of London.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Currently teaching a 12 hour block of booster lessons to a Year 11 pupil taking exams.
Long term contract Preparing a Year 10 pupil for GCSEs in 2018.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £70/h
Lessons offered by Jessica
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Test prep
  • Literacy
Levels
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Jessica's CV

• English and Comparative Language BA
• PGCE, QTS
• Up to date DBS

3 reviews on Jessica
  • 5/5

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

3 recommendations

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Tulay Han Simeonidis - Parent of Year 11 pupil

My daughter started to get English lesson from Jess Shillingford a few months ago. Jess's way of teaching is unique and specific and in so doing this it has led my daughter to the right path that she needed to be in so that she could have a head start to year 11 and achieve those high grades. In addition, the ambition and passion within jess's teaching has made my daughter enjoy English rather than seeing it as a subject, enlightening her views towards daily life as well as across the curricul

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Elijah

Miss Shillingford is the best English teacher I have ever had in my lifetime, she taught me so much in such little time, she is helpful and critical, she was able to isolate the sections of English that I was less skilled and turn my weakness into a strength. The exam board that I took was edexcel and I found the 'English Language' papers rather difficult but after 2-3 weeks of Miss Shillingford's teachings the 'English language' were a breeze and I felt no pressure at all.

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Sophie

Just being thankful to you Jess Shillingford for listening to my concerns, regarding the lack of education my son was receiving at that school. Thankful that you were so passionate about teaching, that the short time you spent tutoring my son, you bought out in him what a good teacher should bring out of a child. Thank you for making it possible. Thank you for giving him that extra boost of confidence. We salute you for bringing out the best in our 'son'.

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