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Lessons offered by Devawn
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • English Literature
  • Literacy
  • Essay Writing
  • Dissertation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

KS3, GCSE, A Level and University English tutor with SEN experience, London

Methodology


I have several years of experiences with students between the ages of 7 and 18 who have faced challenges within the school system or are no longer in formal education for a variety of reasons, including behaviour issues, special educational needs, health problems, anxiety etc. My goal is always to support the student in engaging and progressing within an understanding learning environment with a structure suited to them, and appropriate to their abilities. I am familiar with creating a unique sessison structures and lesson plans for students with ADHD, ADD or other neurodiversities that make traditional classroom settings hostile and challenging to navigate. I also have extensive experience in supporting students with English as a second language, including the anxiety and feelings of insecurity this creates in the British school system. I have been pleased to see students who had previously been expelled or forced to withdraw from school gain admission to university or other higher education, with impressive grades after long-term work with me.

Experience

I am an academic tutor, specialising in SEN, particularly ADHD and ADD, who is passionate about making English language and literature accessible for a students who may find the subject challenging or inaccessible. I have worked as a tutor for the last five years, as well as creating work as a playwright, published author and theatre reviewer. I hold a First Class degree in English Literature and Drama (BA) from Russell Group university Queen Mary, University of London and plan to undertake an MA in Text and Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the upcoming year.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £40
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £38

Details

I charged £5 for 1.5 hours or more travel time.
I invoice at the start of each month and refund cancelled or missed lessons at the start of the next month.
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy meaning if a lesson is cancelled on the day or day before it will still be charged.

Lessons offered by Devawn
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • English Literature
  • Literacy
  • Essay Writing
  • Dissertation
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Devawn's CV



I am an outgoing and approachable person who is able to engage confidently and effectively with people from a range of backgrounds and experiences. I am passionate about inspiring, learning and sharing knowledge. My ongoing work as an SEN tutor not only means I am required to be a clear and confident communicator, but also demands flexibility and creativity in order to adapt to a diverse range of needs. I am particularly confident in challenging interactions that require initiative, self-organisation and patience. As a creative individual with a background in theatre, I utilise this skills within lessons to encourage an engaging, dynamic and positive experience for students. I have also volunteered with mental health organisations and health advocacy programmes, and have a particular interest in mentoring and supporting young people with anxiety, depression or other concerns that may affect their progress in education.
Education

2010 - 2013 Queen Mary, University of London
BA English and Drama: First Class Honours

2003-2010 Rugby High Grammar School for Girls
A levels: A* - English Literature, Drama & Theatre Studies, Art & Design
GCSEs: A* - English Literature, English Language, History,
Drama, Art and Design, Additional Science, Philosophy.

Employment

SELF-EMPLOYED: Academic S.E.N Tutor
July 2013-Present
Main duties: Engaging and maintaining communication with students with challenging behaviours, planning and teaching lessons, facilitating and carrying out practical and academic projects, organising and supervising visits to museums and educational attractions.

ACTION TUTORING: GCSE Tutor
June 2013-Present
Main duties: Working with individuals and small groups aged between 15 and 16 in preparation for English Literature and English Language GCSE. Working with students who present with 'behavioural issues' who require one on one support, encouragement, mentoring and intense engagement to support them in progressing with their development.

GREEN SPRING ACADEMY: Teaching assistant/group facilitator
September 2012-May 2013
Main duties: Planning and teaching activities for groups of 3-10 students aged between 11 and 16, facilitating practical projects and workshops, working one-on-one with challenging students, supervising large groups inside and outside the school environment, working 1:1 with ESOL students.

I am also a playwright who has work performed several times in London theatres, I am a published author and poet, and also have my work as a theatre critic published online.

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