I am a kind, patient and approachable tutor, examiner and best-selling exams author. I promise to help you reach your personal goals quickly and enjoyably.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English language, English literature, English as a Second language, creative writing and media studies.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an honours degree in English from Sussex Univeristy, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, and an RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Second language. I am an author of ten best selling books for students which are published by Cambridge University Press (Education). I do continuous professional development to benefit my students.
- How much do you charge?
I charge between £25-30 per hour. I offer a reduced rate for packages of five or ten sessions, usually at 2 hours per session Discounts are possible for pairs or small groups.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in my peaceful and tranquil home environment which is well equipped for learning. I provide light refreshments. I am willing to negotiate travel to students' homes up to a radius of 20 miles. Travel expenses are negotiable and depend on distance travelled. I am situated between Cambridge, Haverhill and Newmarket, and also near to Saffron Walden and Royston. I am close to the villages of Sawston, Babraham, Great Shelford, Linton, Great Chesterford, Duxford, Balsham, Bottisham and the Wilbrahams. There is easy access from the A11, A14 and M11. Private parking is available. My nearest train stations are at Whittlesford, Great Shelford, Royston and Cambridge. I am on the 13 bus route which goes between Cambridge and Haverhill every 30 minutes and stops close to my house.
- When are you available?
I work flexibly to accommodate my clients and am available weekdays and weekends, from early morning to evening, by arrangement.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
From 7 years to adults of any age.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
KS2 and KS3, GCSE, IGCSE, BTEC, A level, AS Level, IELTS, KET, PET, First Certificate, CAE, Cambridge Proficiency, University Entrance, Pre-U etc.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Believe you can do it. If you want it enough, you will get it.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have experience with children up to 16, young people of 16+ and adults. I have worked in colleges of further education teaching and managing learning, taught business executives in companies, trained scientists and other professionals in English for reports and proposals and related skills such as making presentations and public speaking.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up to date enhanced CRB clearance.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the University of Sussex, the University of London and Harrow College, London.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the University and College Teachers' Union; the Institute for Learning and the Authors' and Copywriters' Licensing Society.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students are very different. Milly (17) is doing A level English language, Tom is studying for IELTS so he can do a medical degree, Holly (14) has dyslexia and needs help with basic reading and writing, Martin is a company director who wants to improve his confidence when presenting to clients.
Marian really listens to you and helps you in just the way you want.She made our sessions fun and I learned so many new words and how ro spell better.
I am so much more confident since having Marian as my tutor that instead of letting fear of failing hold me back, I concentrate on getting my work done well. I have improved by two grades.
I used to find it hard to make myself sit down and study even for five minutes sometimes. But with the techniques I have learned from Marian, I can work in the university library for as long as I need to, without impatience or the stress.
I was disappointed with my AS Eng Language and Literature result as I needed a good grade in that subject to make sure I could get into medical school, even though my main subjects are maths and sciences. I worked with Marian and really got on top of the gaps in my knowledge of the set books and also how to express my ideas in essay writing which I always found hard, although I knew what I wanted to say. I went from a D to an A.
Thank you so much Marian. You helped me get my own ideas down on paper for my dissertation and it was so much easier than I thought.
I never thought I was get a good grade at my GCSE English because I have never liked English much. I have always been into maths and sciences like the rest of my family. But with Marian as my personal tutor I started liking English and I learned how to be logical and structured in my writing.
Reading the set texts with Marian gave me a real boost and I saw how to give evidence for my ideas and opinions. I no longer dread English exams.
I used to dread giving a speech or presentations at work but I can now stand up confidently, however many people are in the room.
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