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Harry
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Harry
« Excellent! Ms Woody is an excellent tutor. She is an expert in IB English. I have learnt a lot about literary essays from her. Her perspective on literature is truly unique! »
£40/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Woody
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay Writing
Levels
  • All Levels

Qualified English teacher with First Class BA (Hons), First Class MA and fifteen years teaching experience, including as Head of Department.

Methodology

Every lesson I teach is specifically designed for the individual students who attend. Working with the students’ needs, I create personalised learning programmes which involve a variety of activities to engage, guide and challenge the students. Together, we set clear, achievable goals so each student is involved in his or her own progress and develops greater self-confidence. Lessons are fun and focused with useful strategies to build learning in stages. Difficult skills, such as essay writing and comprehension, are broken down into understandable steps, so the students feel supported in every aspect of their learning, and clear feedback is provided so the students understand what needs to improve and how they can improve it.

Experience

I am a fully qualified English teacher who has been teaching for ten years and has been a head of department. I have taught GCSE, A Level and IB in the UK and abroad. While teaching at a private school in China, one of my AS English Language and Literature students was given the Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award for achieving the highest grade for that subject in the whole of China, despite having never read a novel in English or written an essay before attending my class. I help students to reach their full potential by raising their confidence, using effective teaching strategies and making my lessons engaging and fun.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £380

Details

1 hour: £40
10 hours: £380

Lessons offered by Woody
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay Writing
Levels
  • All Levels

Woody's CV

BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing: First Class
MA Creative Writing with English Literature: Distinction
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Having worked as a Head of Department, a Teacher, a Tutor and an Examiner, I have the experience, strategies and patience to help students feel more confident in their English studies, whether that is Literature, Language, IELTS, EPQ/IPQ or any form of academic writing. I can help students at KS3, GCSE, A Level and IBDP, and am especially skilled at helping students for whom English is not their first language. Not only do I have the experience and knowledge, but I also have the professional development from syllabus-specific online training and experience of having worked as an examiner.

I also have a background in academic publishing and have copy-edited and proofread over 45 academic books for Taylor and Francis Ltd and have worked as Editor for Wooden Books Ltd, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. This experience has enabled me to help students develop their academic voices and develop the much-needed editing skills which will help to improve the quality of their essays.

I love my subject and I really enjoy helping others to feel more confident and believe in their ability to reach their true potential. Get in touch to have a chat about how I can help you raise your grades in English.

9 reviews on Woody
  • 4.9/5

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Harry

Excellent! Ms Woody is an excellent tutor. She is an expert in IB English. I have learnt a lot about literary essays from her. Her perspective on literature is truly unique!

Woody's response

He was diligent, attentive, focused and a joy to work with. If ever he needs help in the future, I would be happy to work with him and wish him all the very best in his future studies.

8 recommendations

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Christina

I worked with Woody for two years and she is one of the best teachers I have worked with. She is always willing to go over and beyond to help her students. She creates engaging lessons and she works with students to meet their own learning styles.

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Owen

I first met Woody in an international school in China where she taught a variety of courses and also supervised several academic clubs. Woody has great expertise in the subjects she teaches and brings a lot of energy to her classes. Furthermore, she is willing to go the extra mile for individual students outside of class time; for example coursework supervision. She is dedicated and professional at all times, so I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a Superprof.

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Nil

Ms. Woody is really an extraordinary teacher. She manages to balance fun and work into her teaching and always promotes creativity. She read a lot of my writings and would always give excellent feedback. Every week I progressed more and more and it was showing in my writing. So if you need an English tutor, I would highly recommend hiring her!

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Frances

Ms. Woody River is a skilful and intuitive teacher who aided me in obtaining my GCSE English Language. Due to experiencing learning difficulties throughout school, I sought extra tuition. Woody fulfilled this role spectacularly. She was able to break down and explain areas I was having difficulties with, she helped to review my essays and course work, and she patiently explained my mistakes. She also taught me how to comprehend difficult texts and how to manage and structure my time effectively when it came to my exams. Thanks to her talents and understanding, I was able to pass my GCSE English and go on to study at college and university.

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Chengyi

Ms. Woody taught me GCSE history in China for 2years. I really love her style of teaching and is amazed by her outstanding English proficiency regarding grammar, wording, and logistics of the article. She helped to proofread my history article and taught me how to find source of information and give the correct citations. I really love working with her as her student and really appreciate her dedicated effort. I can say that every one of her lesson is well-prepared and well-presented. I really want to be her student again if possible.

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Trygve

Ms River was my English teacher for around a year. Being taught by her was enjoyable and allowed me to develop my english speaking and writing skills greatly. She is keen to teach her students and tries her best to let them understand whatever they may be having troubles with. I think any superprof member that learns from her will not regret their experience and the knowledge they gain.

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Zhilan

Ms.Woody skillfully filled the role of my teacher of Cambridge International AS Level English Language and Literature. This course was quite challenging for non-native speakers like me who come across English Literature for the first time, but Ms.Woody made it go smoothly by well-prepared course materials with detailed annotations, patient explanation of mistakes appearing in my essays, and comprehensive review sessions before exams. Ms.Woody carefully went through all of my practice essays and talked to me about them, which enhanced my English writing skill to a large extent. Thanks to her help, I achieved the highest standard mark in China for this course in 2018, and got the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award with only one year of studying literature.

I would never forget my experience with Ms.Woody, and I strongly believe that she will continue to strive as a powerful and responsible English teacher.

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Li

Woody used to teach me when I was in High school. She is a very considerate person and is willing to help the students. In class, Woody has always been trying to make the class more intriguing and us more engaging. After class, She always sacrifices much of her free time to help us with the contents that we are still confused about. I recommend you guys taking her class as she will boost your understanding of the knowledge to the next step for sure.

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