I believe the key to success in English is confidence. I have experience in quickly identifying learning styles and where the challenges lie. I then focus on developing confidence and ability in these specific areas.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am experienced tutor in English & History from 11+ to A level. I also tutor Verbal Reasoning.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
History BA Hons, University of York
PGCE in Secondary English, University of Buckingham
- How much do you charge?
I charge between £35 - £40 per hour, which includes reasonable travel expenses.
- Where do you teach?
I teach either at home or in students' houses. I am happy to travel up to 20 miles taking in Shaftesbury, Salisbury, Blandford, Gillingham, Warminster and the counties of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset.
- When are you available?
I am available evenings and weekends during term time, and daily during the holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience of teaching all ages from 7 to 18, from SATs and 11+ to A Level.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Scholarship & Common Entrance
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I adopt a relaxed and friendly approach, and I believe in making each lesson vocal, interactive and interesting. My love for English is shared by a passion for History. I thus also have experience in developing an inquiring mind, analytical skills and essay structure.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Head of English at a leading Preparatory School
Over 7 years of tutoring on an a one to one basis from SATs and 11+ to A level in both English & History.
I also experience in preparing for scholarships, interview practice and editing personal statements for University.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I possess an up-to-date DBS Certificate.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
'Rupert was an English tutor to my son William for approximately eighteen months.
He quickly identified the areas, which William found difficult and worked methodically through each one to strengthen his understanding and to build his confidence. The sessions covered a whole range of topics from descriptive writing and spelling through to comprehension, poetry and handwriting.
Rupert worked steadily with William and with his patience, praise and professionalism, he instilled confidence in areas which William had found challenging. As a result William's self esteem grew and his improved knowledge of English enabled him to he pass the entrance exam and secure a place at his first choice senior school.' Vanessa B
'I have known Rupert as Zacky's private tutor for English. Zacky was not confident enough and not doing all that well in school (Magdalen School) and I was told to look for a back up school.
I employed Rupert to give Zacky some English tutoring for his Common Entrance. Zacky developed the confidence and inspiration needed for his exam and he achieved 92 % in his English exam!
All this is due to Rupert's dedication and knowing what to prepare.' Seema D
• History BA Hons, University of York.
• PGCE in Secondary English, Buckingham University.
• DBS Certificate
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