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Yina
« Michelle is a wonderful teacher. I think she is the right tutor who... More »
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Yina
« Michelle is a wonderful teacher. I think she is the right tutor who can help me to soften my accents, I look forward to achieve my goal under her guidance. »
£45/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Michelle
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Essay Writing
  • Modern Literature
  • Writing
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

10 years of experience. Excellent results. Top tier tutor with English (BA Hons) and Acting (BA Hons). Highly recommended, fun, passionate and dedicated. Valid DBS. (Multiple external references)

Methodology

I am so passionate about tutoring. With 10 years experience, my teaching methods change depending on what each student might need. I cover different topics in lots of different ways to ensure each student fully understands what we are doing and is able to do it autonomously.

GCSE English Lit and Lang is my speciality. Different exam boards require different approaches so I work with lots of past papers and aim to identify weaker skills in relation to what is necessary for each different paper.

Areas covered:
-Skills for identifying language techniques
-Close analysis practise for fiction and non-fiction texts
-Structure analysis skills
-Writing technique - fiction and non-fiction
-Literature set texts study (Shakespeare, 19th literature, modern texts and poetry), including coverage of general understanding, study of major themes, characters and close analysis practice.
-Essay technique
-Grammar skills
-Text summary and synthesis skills
-Practice papers
-Confidence building

For 11+ students, most often there is an element of low confidence alongside one or two areas that need more focus than the rest. It is often a case of identifying which areas these are and addressing them, and then the rest usually falls into place.

Areas covered:
-Comprehension, grammar, reading and writing practice
-Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning practice papers
-Spelling, pronunciation and vocabulary work
-Variety of games and exercises to learn and practice skills
-Comprehension, grammar, reading and writing practice
-Practice papers
-Confidence building exercises and games
-Regular meetings with parents to discuss progress, targets and any concerns
-Strengths and weaknesses identified alongside areas needing further reinforcement

Experience

With 10 years of experience, having taught up to 10 students a week, I pride myself on being a great private tutor due to my dedication, enthusiasm and experience. I am animated, upbeat and sensitive to each student’s needs and my acting background helps me approach things in new, creative ways when necessary. I am able to combine different skills depending on what each student needs from me and always aim to facilitate their education by teaching them to use the tools they need. I always encourage a certain level of autonomy and whenever possible allow my students to choose the topics and skills they wish to work on. I have worked with students to help them achieve higher grades at GCSE, gain entrance to their desired schools and colleges, I have supported students’ studies through times with they are faced with personal challenges, PhD students looking for help with grammar and essay structure, provided acting coaching for students preparing for drama school auditions and I continue to find out new reasons people need and want tuition. I have excellent references and am yet to find someone I haven’t been able to help.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £45/h
Lessons offered by Michelle
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Essay Writing
  • Modern Literature
  • Writing
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

4 reviews on Michelle
  • 5/5

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4 recommendations

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Yina

Michelle is a wonderful teacher. I think she is the right tutor who can help me to soften my accents, I look forward to achieve my goal under her guidance.

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Monika

Michelle is a wonderful tutor, she has a very nice personality and easily hits it off with kids. She tutored my daughter for her English GCSEs which resulted in an A grade at the actual exam with an initial D predicted. I would certainly recommend Michelle as an English and English literature tutor, especially to those kids who need to be brought up 2 or 3 grades.

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Elizabeth

Michelle has been a close friend for 13 years, and I know her to be a very reliable, trustworthy and responsible person. She has been teaching for several years now and takes a lot of care over tailoring her service to each student. She is a highly creative and communicative person having worked in theatre for her adult life, and cultivates a strong passion for arts and culture. I would recommend her as a tutor to anyone wanting to be tutored with rigour, and gently pushed outside of their comfort zone through creative activities.

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Amelia

I would 100% recommend Michelle as a tutor, having lived with her and hearing about how she talks about tutoring - and the passion she has for supporting the young people she works with - I would definitely send anyone needing this kind of support to her. She is professional and kind, and manages to make learning fun!

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