My teaching experience has been exclusively with sixth form students and that's where I'm most comfortable. My style is professional but informal. I want to build confidence, maximise potential and really help students to fall in love with literature! Although I specialise in 'A' Level Literature and Drama & Theatre Studies, I also offer tuition in GCSE English.
I don't treat Shakespeare like cod liver oil, something that has to be 'taken' or 'done'. I'm extremely enthusiastic about the books, plays and poems I teach. While it's true that we can't enjoy everything we read, (and why would we?), there are always interesting ideas to explore and inspiration we can draw from the texts.
I help students to focus on the aims and objectives demanded by the syllabus, whether it's for the examination or coursework. Good study habits, independent learning and effective organisation are crucial to success and these are the elements of my teaching I concentrate on. I always communicate with my students ahead of the lesson to find out exactly what it is they want to study during the session. This means that my teaching remains centred on their needs at all times.
My style is professional and friendly. I want to help build confidence and help students to develop good study habits. One of the key things I focus on is how to approach essay writing, how to frame an introduction etc.
I've been tutoring privately for about a year and have had great feedback from my students who value my knowledge, experience and friendly teaching style. They also appreciate having sessions where the focus is based specifically on their needs. I encourage my students every step of the way to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for their subject. There is no substitute for hard work but I believe the process should be enjoyable and enlightening.
I have over twenty years experience working as a teacher and subject head in a sixth form college.
Suzy is a fantastic tutor, she helped me gain a wider understanding of each text I was studying for my A Level exams, which helped me recognise different themes and links across each text, as well as having a deeper knowledge of the texts as a whole. Suzy has a very good in-depth knowledge of the topics, texts, and exam techniques. She is encouraging, patient and friendly, I would definitely recommend her!
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