I love teaching - either adults or young people, face-to-face or online. I particularly enjoy supporting people individually according to their needs.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach English, Philosophy, Thinking skills including preparation for the LNAT, the BMAT and the Thinking Skills assessment, study skills, English as a foreign language.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BA (hons) in Linguistics and Philosophy, a MA in Linguistics and a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language to adults.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £28 per hour with a free web consultation to discuss your requirements, and a reduction for a series of lessons. I charge 14p per mile to travel and extra for my time, depending on the time of day.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home and in students' homes, if they live in Malvern, Worcestershire, or nearby, such as in Colwall, Herefordshire. I am willing to travel up to 5 miles.
- When are you available?
I am potentially available from Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, except Thursdays after 6pm.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from age 14 to adults, GCSE to A level and pre-university.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for GCSE English language, A level English language, A level Philosophy, the LNAT, the BMAT and the Thinking Skills assessment, and the Cambridge Advanced English exam and the Cambridge Proficiency exam in English as a foreign language.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Skype for online tutoring. It is helpful to have headphones and a webcam.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I always tailor my teaching to your precise requirements - we start with a discussion of what you need, and the classes develop as your needs change.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have over 25 years of experience in teaching: to young people and adults, in schools, colleges and university, in groups, individually and online.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up to date DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I originally trained with the Bell School in Norwich, and have since completed many hours of professional development training with Worcester Sixth Form College.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have just finished teaching a student English Language A level who was unable to complete her college course and needed some extra support. We met for an hour a week and she felt confident and ready for the exam by the time it arrived. I am currently teaching a student in Brazil via Skype who needs English speaking practice and preparation for the Cambridge Advanced English exam.
• BA Linguistics & Philosophy
• MA Linguistics
• DBS certificate
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