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£20/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Deborah
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • School English
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • 13 Plus
Levels
  • All Levels

A-level/ GCSE /11 Plus English Tutor Maidenhead/online

Methodology

I am an expert English teacher with over 25 years experience in a prestigious independent school and 17 years examining A level English for three exam boards.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach English Language and Literature at GCSE and A Level: Aqa 8700 English Language and 8702 English Literature, Wjec, Ocr, Edexcel and Cambridge (CiE) . Most of my teaching is online - this is a very effective and focussed way of imparting the information. Together we work on shared documents and utilise a virtual classroom. This way I have taught students located in places as varied as Southall, Wales, High Wycombe and Toronto, Canada.

This summer only I have some spaces for 11Plus English and entrance exam tuition - my expertise and enthusiasm really pushes children on to the next level in this period. Currently, I am having enormous fun tutoring, in separate tuition slots, a family of girls from 8-10 years to give them a solid basis in English language and literature. I go in four times a week. This is bliss and reminds me of my own family summers with my own four children.
Contact me for testimonials and a chat.


My students this year included those who were studying A level English for OCR and Edexcel; our lessons transformed their chances and thus choice of university.
I use google classrooom which enables my students to gain access to two years worth of lesson plans and resources. My YouTube channel (especially for revision ) is also a valuable resource for my pupils.
Teaching young people with Aspergers is also a speciality of mine. Please get in contact if you would like more details or references. See my profile on LinkedIn.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have the appropriate qualifications and experience to improve your child's chances significantly.
I have BA Hons English Literature and Russian. Birmingham University. Pgce Secondary English 1998.

I also examined English for a national exam board at both GCSE and A Level.
I have been in charge of an A level paper and I am currently involved with A Level exam coursework moderation.
I will bring references and certificates to our first set up lesson.

- How much do you charge?

Home schooling : I am really happy to home school if this is required - one to one tuition in this situation reaps enormous benefits and can be fun! Please contact me for a chat. Last year, I homeschooled an A level Edexcel English Literature student and GCSE English Language and Literature for a pupil with Aspergers.

Summer 2018 special prices -


Travel charged.

Skype - same as above - paid 24 hours in advance.

- Where do you teach?

I tutor in my own home or more frequently now via Skype.
I will travel to you but I will charge extra for this.
I can cover Maidenhead, Bray, Slough, Reading, Stoke Poges , Caversham, Cox Green, Taplow, Burnham. High Wycombe.
For flexibility and convenience, some students have a few lessons face-to-face then continue on Skype, once we know each other.

- When are you available?

Available all week - both evening and week days. And throughout the holidays.
I am available for home schooling. Contact me for references and more details if you wish to explore this option.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach all levels - and ages.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

11Plus English
Entrance exams for public/independent schools
A level Literature and Language exams
Gcse English Language and Literature - all boards

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I teach via Skype. Young people are comfortable with this method of learning and it does make the sessions more flexible.
If you decide to use this method, I would require paying 24 hours in advance.
I use google classroom where we can both work on shared documents and store all the work in a stream to return to as revision. We also use YouTube to study topics such as poetry, creative writing and English Language and Literature papers 1 and 2. I make my own videos and use a variety of online resources to keep lessons fun and interesting!

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I love English teaching and young people.

I believe in making tutoring fun and a rewarding experience. We focus on reading and extrapolate the other skills from there.Without a reading habit, it is very difficult to develop the attendant skills of writing/comprehension and speaking articulately.I will , if at all possible, let the pupils guide me in his or her interests and/or we will supplement what they are doing at school.

- Classes

I teach English Language and Literature at GCSE (AQA/Edexcel/OCR) and up to A level (Cambridge/AQA). I also examine English for a national exam board at both GCSE and A Level.

I have been in charge of an A level paper and I am currently involved with A Level exam coursework moderation.

English is the key to success in all subjects at all levels and it is vital to develop these comprehension and language skills at as early an age as possible. So I tutor from primary upwards to inculcate the necessary habits and approach in children. This early work on the foundations can guarantee success at GCSE and A Level

- Ages and Levels Covered

I am happy to consider classes and one to one for adults (university level English) and children. I also offer Skype lessons. I do mainly focus on GCSE and A level though. I tutor in my own home or more frequently now via Skype. Young people are comfortable with this method of learning and it does make the sessions more flexible.

Teaching young people with Aspergers is also a speciality of mine. Please get in contact if you would like more details or references.

I look forward to hearing from you.

- Opening Times

Open all week - both evening and week days.

- Tuition Fees

£45 per hour GCSE
£55 per hour A level

Skype - £35 per hour - paid 24 hours in advance.

- Centre Director(s)

Deborah Snow - I can offer a top quality service with a guaranteed outcome. I will bring references and certificates to our first set up lesson.

- Special Offers

Early bird deal - You can book me now for September for peace of mind: Book 10 lessons for £450, pay in advance and receive a substantial discount and a guaranteed slot. Email me for a chat and arrange a meeting.

- Additional Information

Her are some of the lessons I have recorded with my students at GCSE - to give you a feel for what I offer
Creative writing lesson - GCSE
(concealed information)
Creative writing GCSE
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This is Macbeth for Edexcel
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Edexcel IGCSE
(concealed information)

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have an English Literature degree from a prestigious British university, a Post graduate Certificate in Secondary Education as well as over 17 years English national examining experience for several boards. I have enormous amounts of experience teaching English; I taught at the independent Claires Court Schools for 22 years. In my teaching career, I have increased results at A level from D to A and at GCSE, I have a track record of getting very under-performing students through. Many of my GCSE students go on to achieve A or B from significantly lower predictions. I have solid experience with SEN especially Dyslexia and Aspergers. In addition, I was A level Principal on one paper and Assistant Principal for the EPQ.
I have a YouTube Channel where I upload revision videos for my students.
I also have significant experience getting students through the 11 Plus via focussed summer holiday tuition.
Many years ago I was a journalist and author so I also bring real world expertise to my lessons.

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

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

I taught English at Claire's Court School for 22 years; I specialised in GCSE and A level English Language and Literature. Before that I taught at Hillcrest School, Nairobi, Kenya. , I was also a journalist and author and became a teacher after I had children.

After my hard but rewarding years in the classroom, I now use my expertise to teach English language and literature at all levels but I particularly specialise in A level and GCSE English tuition online and face to face.

My subject knowledge is impeccable - I went to Birmingham University where I was awarded a degree in English Literature and Russian and I have a PGCE in Secondary English (1997),

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Her are some of the lessons I have recorded with my students at GCSE - to give you a feel for what I offer
Creative writing lesson - GCSE
(concealed information)
Creative writing GCSE
(concealed information)
This is Macbeth for Edexcel
(concealed information)
Edexcel IGCSE
(concealed information)

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Lessons offered by Deborah
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • School English
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • 13 Plus
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h

Deborah's CV

• BA Hons English Literature and Russian PGCE Secondary English (1998)
• PGCE
• DBS certificated

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