Retired from school as Deputy Head and Head of English. Taught in England for over 25 years. Private tutoring in English for the last 4 years.
First taught English in Heraklion Crete 1978.
Experienced with British Council European Projects: working with colleagues from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Rumania Poland and Turkey.
I mainly teach GCSE English to students either in their home or at mine.
I also deliver FaceTime lessons in which I use both speaking and listening activities as well as reading comprehension.
I prepare primary students for both 11+ examinations and SATs.
Some students have learning difficulties e.g. autism and/or problems with their self esteem. Having been the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), I am often asked to work with students having these challenges.
Adults for whom English is not their first language, often ask for my help with their written assignments e.g. Nursing, Occupational Therapy.
I have also taught Spanish, Italian and Chinese students who come to Oundle for residential English lessons.
My wife and I also host foreign students during the academic year.
I have tutored under Tutor2Suit for about 4 years but prior to that, taught for over 25 years in schools.
I have therefore taught hundreds of students over the years including their children and in some cases, grandchildren.
Two of my ex pupils gained First Class Honours in English.
Another became the first state school student to read medicine at Oxford. She gained A* in English A level.
A number of students, still known to me, gained A* and higher in English A level.
Last year's students gained either A or B in their English GCSE examinations.
Current students are on course for good grades under the new 2017 changes.
Younger students have passed their 11+ examination for entry into Oundle School.
Many of my past students used their English and Drama lessons to venture into the theatre.
Students I taught abroad have made too numerous choices to mention but the one of whom I am particularly proud is Georgos (my very first student in Crete) who went on to be a bi-lingual doctor.
If the distance is deemed further than half an hour, then an additional charge may be made for fuel costs.
Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Master of Arts in Professional Studies
Deputy Head Teacher
Special Educational Needs
Head of English
Early Years Specialist
British Council European Project Coordinator
Part time teacher with Antler Languages (Oundle)
Stephen is a very professional, he has a very good knowledge of the subject and he is always committed to his tutee's progress and success.
Stephen has been teaching my daughter English, Maths and Science since 2013 and I have been impressed with the impact he has had on my daughter's progress in her school work.Stephen's energy and commitment has really helped to boost my daughter's self-confidence and development in her approach to her work.
I find Stephen trustworthy because I feel he is able to provide feedback that reflects my daughter's true progress and comes up with useful recommendations which we have actioned and has worked for us.On this basis, I will recommend Stephen as a reliable and trustworthy tutor.
The energy and passion for his job are always present and he transmits them to the chilisten he teaches to . Stephen is always very upbeat and makes learning fun. He is also very knowledgeable and very flexible with his appointments. Great value for money and a guarante for succes
Stephen is a very reliable and supportive teacher who goes an extra mile for his students. Stephen has outstanding ways of teaching and is able to adapt to the individual needs of his students to make sure they will achieve their goals. Stephen is very professional who keeps his teaching up to a demanding and constantly changing standard
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