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Lessons offered by Alice
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Modern Literature
Levels
  • Secondary

Secondary English Tutor with experience exam marking and a passion for literature

Methodology

Hello! My name is Alice and I am a secondary school English teacher. I have four years of experience teaching and have studied English literature and creative writing for my undergraduate degree prior to teaching. I believe enjoyment is the number one ingredient to success when studying English. In order to be perceptive and to engage with writers ideas you need to care about them and get in the head of the writer. Being able to do this also results in learners becoming successful writers. Discussing literature on a one to one basis will lead to best progress and enjoyment for a learner.
I am encouraging, supportive, tough but most importantly supportive and friendly, so that learners can develop ultimate confidence and independence.

Any questions please get in touch.

Background

I have been teaching for four years and completed my PGCE at UEL.
I am Assistant Head of Year as well as a classroom teacher.
I completed my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing receiving a 2:1.
My A levels were in Biology (E), PE (B) and English (B).
I completed 12 GCSEs all A-C.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Lessons offered by Alice
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Modern Literature
Levels
  • Secondary

Alice's CV

I am an enthusiastic teacher who has worked in education for four years.
I was on the GB Modern Pentathlon team from age 14 - 18 so I have grown up managing pressure, responsibility and my time. This has helped me to become an ambitious person who is always willing to face a challenge and develop my skill set.

I write poetry whenever I get the opportunity. Outside of teaching I help organise a very successful new writing group that meets monthly in Homerton. Writing and hearing other’s work is a real passion of mine.

I teach because I believe each individual should be given the tools to make sense of their lives through writing and reading. Working in education has made me fully appreciate the power of knowledge and confidence and I love that I am able to help young people find this.

Key Skills:

• Excellent motivator
• Empathetic and encouraging leader
• Developing independent and confident learners
• Delivering succinct and effective feedback
• Management skills
• Innovative thinker
• Creative writing
• Good level of ICT capability

Current employment: Skinners’ Academy, Manor House
KS3 and 4 English teacher for three years.
Currently in fourth year and now teaching KS5 as well.
2 years of very successful GCSE results (in old and new syllabus).
Acting KS3 Coordinator for 1 year, as NQT+1.
Promoted to Assistant HOY10 after 2 years and currently HOY11.
Leader of creative writing group that has published 2 anthologies.
CPD Session Leader for developing leadership within education.
Co-run new positive system in school to promote leadership.

Education
2016-2017: The Unreasonables
EdSpace, Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street, London
Unreasonable Teachers CPD Course in developing leadership (YearLongCourse)

2013-2014: University of East London
Stratford, London
PGCE : English

2010-2013: London Metropolitan University
Holloway Road, London
BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing, 2:1

2008-2009: Guildford College
3 A-levels including Physical Education (B), Biology (E) and English Literature and Language (B)

2007-2008: Millfield School
Street, Somerset
3 AS-levels including Physical Education, Biology and English Literature and Language

2001-2007: Blundell’s School
Tiverton, Devon
10 GCSE’s including Maths, Science and English, grades A-B
Previous and Part Time Employment History

Summer work: AQA
GCSE exam marking: 1 year in Literature Paper 2 for the old GCSE and 1 year for Language Paper 1 of the new GCSE spec.

Tutoring: Private tutoring at KS3 and 4 Level.
Pre-exam tutoring GCSE level.


Teacher training: Oaks Park High School
Newbury Park, Redbridge, London
Taught KS3 and 4, developed great professional relationships with staff and students.

St Angela’s Ursuline Convent
Forest Gate, London
KS3, 4 and 5 teaching as well as student intervention and one to one support.

During University: Proud Camden – developed communication skills over loud noises
Union Income Benefit – expanded formal communication skills and persuasive/ motivational speaking
The Front Room Cafe – communication skills and rapport building with regular customers. Working here deepened my understanding of being able to provide a supportive environment for staff, as a team motivator.

Pre University: Petersfield RFC – developed customer relation skills and behaviour control
Folly Wine Bar –responsible for training new staff

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