I am a highly ambitious, driven individual dedicated to giving my students the best possible support to become confident, independent learners. I have a high success rate, with the majority of students surpassing their minimum target grade.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English (secondary-A Level)
Media/ Film Studies (GCSE- Masters)
BTEC Media support
Extended Project support
PGCE / Education HE support and mentoring
+ Proof-reading and Essay reading support
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Currently reading my PhD at Queen Mary University, London [Thesis: Holocaust Film and the Materiality of Memory]
Currently working on a teacher-research project 'towards a vocational media pedagogy' thanks to winning a fellowship from the 21st Century Learning Alliance
MA in Film Studies from De Montfort University (by research) [Holocaust Film]
Level 5 certificate in Leadership and Management (Educational Focus)
PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education
BA (Hons) in Media Arts from Royal Holloway University
A Levels: English Literature, Media Studies, Film Studies - A,A,A
GCSES: Expressive Arts A*, English Literature A*, IT A*, English Language A, Maths B, Music B, French B, Double Award Science BB, DT C
Also currently studying Elementary 3 German (B1) and Beginner's Polish (A1/A2)
- How much do you charge?
Please see rates above.
I teach from home, in Walton-on-Thames
I am willing to deduct £10 per student for group lessons (maximum in group = 4)
- Where do you teach?
I am able to teach from home (Walton-on-Thames) on Monday, Thursday, Friday evenings.
Students from Walton-on-Thames, Esher, Weybridge, Egham, Staines, Chertsey, Addlestone, Virginia Water, Kingston-upon-Thames and other surrounding areas may be interested. I am approximately 5-10 minute from Hersham station and 15-20 from Walton-on-Thames.
Please note, I take payment for the term upfront and provide a written contract between tutor and parent/ guardian (under 18s) or students (over 18s). If a cancellation needs to be made this must be done 24 hours in advance of the lesson, otherwise the lesson will be charged for. If for any reason, I am unable to run a session, I will add another at the end of the run paid for.
- When are you available?
Evenings only (6.30pm -) until July 2014
From September, schedule will be more flexible. Please contact.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tutoring can be set up by instant messenger and email, I find Gmail or Skype the most competent for this purpose. Documents can be shared quickly via email. I will also set up revision activities on online programmes such as studystack.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Tutoring is support for you, therefore my role is to find the best possible solutions to help you develop not only your subject knowledge, but also your confidence and the analytic skills you need to succeed across all subjects. Together we will build towards your future success.
- What kind of experience do you have?
> Freelance Educational Consultant- developing resources for teachers and running teacher training workshops/ seminars: I have published numerous resources for MediaEdu / FilmEdu, and presented to teachers through the Media Education Association and British Film Institute
> Author of 'MS4 Film Industries' teacher' pack for teachers working to the WJEC A2 Media specification (see the web resources that accompany the pack here: (concealed information) )
> Author of several academic book reviews and articles
> Chair of the international, inter-disciplinary research group 'the Holocaust, Contemporary Genocide, Popular Culture and Digital Technologies" ((concealed information) )
> Writer and co-editor of interdisciplinary blog 'What is Embodiment?' ( (concealed information) )
> Freelance Educator for the Holocaust Educational Trust
> Moderator for EDEXCEL Applied Media A Level and currently accepted as assessor for the new BTEC specification
> Lecturer of Media at Strode's College, Egham 2012-
> Lecturer of Media/Film & Literacy at Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke (Teacher responsible for A2 Film) 2007-2011
> Lecturer of Media at CONEL, London 2006-2007
> My teaching experience has covered teaching teachers, HNC, BTEC level 2 and 3, Extended Projects, Entry Level, Learning Support, AS/A Levels and tutoring GCSE and SATS
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
• PhD Film Studies (studying), MA Film Studies (distinction), BA (Hons) Media Arts 2.1
• PGCE and Level 5 certificate in Leadership (Education)
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