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Hannah

Hannah
Hannah
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Ely, Cambridgeshire
Feedback Score:
+18
Member Since: 11/11/2015
Last Login: 4 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

MA
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Creative Writing: scri ptwriting
Distinction  (2017)
Masters
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Creative Writing: Scriptwriting
Distinction  (2017)
BA
Anglia Ruskin University
Writing and Film Studies
1st  (2014)
none
Norfolk Adult Education Services
Creative Writing, Journalism and English Literature
Distinction  (2011)

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Rates summary: 62.00 to 78.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Creative Writing£62£62£62£78£78£78
Eleven Plus£62-----
English£62£62£62-£78£78
Entrance Exams£62£62£62---

Information about Hannah

***Now accepting Y4/5/6 students from September***

A couple of tuition slots will soon become available for prospective 11+ students and I am now accepting free trial bookings.

Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as these slots don’t last long.

Improve your child`s grades and get ahead of the rest of the class with first class private tuition.

SUBJECTS AND LEVELS
I offer a free 30-minute trial to see if we are a good match. Specialising in KS2, KS3 and KS4 English with particular focus on 11+, SATs and GCSE exam prep.
Creative writing for all ages; novel-writing mentoring; essay writing skills; and editing/proof-reading of university papers.

The following topics are covered in both KS2 and KS3:
Comprehension; reading; VIPERS; verbal reasoning
Grammar; spelling; vocabulary expansion
Creative writing; sentence and story structure; descri ptive writing and characterisation
Mock tests and questions similar to those found in the exam papers of the specific schools you are applying to.

Free detailed monthly reports will be issued to parents to keep you up-to-date with your child`s progress.

I have been ID verified and am DBS cleared for your peace of mind.


ABOUT ME
I have been teaching English and creative writing since 2011 through private tutoring, university lecturing, and teaching Cambridge college summer schools. I have a master`s degree from the University of East Anglia on their coveted Creative Writing programme and a bachelor`s degree (with honours) in Writing and Film, from which I won prizes for both graduating top of the entire Arts, Laws and Social Sciences faculty and for best Major Writing Project.

I have eight novels published, which have won numerous awards and have topped the best sellers charts on Amazon and I have had 2 films/mini-series produced and distributed on popular streaming sites.
I write widely from novels and films to poetry, short stories and non-fiction. I am so passionate about writing that I am constantly reading about it and keeping on top of new techniques. As a result, I have a wealth of knowledge that is wasted on just me alone and I wish to share it with equally motivated people who want to learn more about English and/or creative writing.

I accept students of all ages and experience.

TEACHING APPROACH
I specialise in KS2 and KS3 English and creative writing with a particular focus on 11+ exam prep.
I was not a great student as a child. Rigid and rote teaching sucked all the appreciation I might have had for learning out of me. That is, until I returned to education in my late 20s and, over the course of two bachelor’s and master’s degrees, discovered just how rewarding it can be. Partly for this reason (and partly because I simply love sharing knowledge!), I began a new career in teaching and for the past 11 years – with over 1,000 hours of teaching logged – I have made a point of injecting colour into a learning world that, for many students, has become drab and monochrome.
I believe that confidence and enjoyment is a big part of success, and confident students make emboldened decisions in their learning, so I will be your child’s biggest supporter. Every child is a unique individual who has their own way of learning so every lesson is tailored to their needs with no comparisons or judgements. Optional confidence-building games and mindfulness exercises are woven into tuition to help prepare them for exams or simply to boost their sense of self-worth.
I have a very creative personality - in my spare time I love painting, model-building, sewing, pyrography to name just a few - and I do my best to infuse my lessons with creative exercises and puzzles that will spark my students’ creativity and engagement. I`m also relaxed and laidback (but don`t let that be confused with complacency on homework!) and provide a safe environment for students to have the confidence to ask questions without fear of rebuke or ridicule.

I also provide novel-writing mentoring; and for older students: essay writing skills and editing of university papers.

EXPERIENCE:
My experience as a tutor ranges from lecturing screenwriting at Anglia Ruskin University, where I am an associate lecturer, to almost ten years of tutoring at an advanced studies summer school at one of Cambridge`s prestigious colleges, and over 600 hours of private 1-to-1 tuition. In addition to these regular teaching commitments, I am often asked to give lectures on the art of creative writing to visiting international students at Cambridge University.

QUALIFICATIONS:
I attended an Access to HE course specialising in creative writing, English literature and journalism, from which I graduated top of my class with a distinction.
I then achieved a BA (with honours) degree in Writing and Film Studies, graduating again top of my class with a first. In addition, I was awarded the McLeod Prize for highest average mark for any student within the entire faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences and the award for Best Major Writing Project, which were the opening chapters of a novel which went on to win numerous literary prizes.
I followed this up with a master`s degree in creative writing on one of the top master`s programmes in the world (at the University of East Anglia), from which I graduated with a distinction.

Availability: Monday to Wednesday 10am to 7pm (UK time). All year round.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: My experience as a tutor ranges from lecturing screenwriting at Anglia Ruskin University, where I am an associate lecturer, to almost ten years of tutoring at an advanced studies summer school at one of Cambridge`s prestigious colleges, and over 600 hours of private 1-to-1 tuition. In addition to these regular teaching commitments, I am often asked to give lectures on the art of creative writing to visiting international students at Cambridge University.

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We have a total of 18 review(s) for Hannah.

John (Mr)
24/05/2023

5/5 Rating

My daughter Veronika needed help in Y11 running up to her GCSEs. Hannah has complemented the schoolwork wonderfully by adapting her teaching in order to focus upon the areas where Veronika was struggling. The online lessons and homework via google docs worked seamlessly.

Tutors Response :

Thanks for your feedback, John. Veronika was a pleasure to work with and was always hard working. I wish her the best of luck going forward.

Best,
Hannah


Shukhrat (Mr)
14/04/2023

5/5 Rating

Hannah is an excellent tutor - she teaches my 9 year old boy English and Creative Writing. One of the routines we appreciate is monthly feedback, which is helpful to point out things that are going well and not so. She is supportive and honest. I highly recommend Hannah.


Po Yee (Miss)
22/03/2023

5/5 Rating

My daughter started in January 2023 for her English studies and I am so pleased to have found Hannah. My daughter is really enjoying the lessons with her. Hannah built up my daughter`s confidence and really focused on her areas of need. And the fact that my daughter had made huge improvements in her English from the school teacher`s comment. Thank you so much, Hannah. I highly recommended Hannah.

Tutors Response :

Thanks for your review Po Yee. Charly is the most charming student and tries so hard, she is impossible not to like! I`m very pleased to hear she is enjoying her lessons.

Best,
Hannah


Damien (Mr)
22/11/2022

5/5 Rating

After falling behind due to the disruption caused by Covid, we looked at a number of tutors to help our daughter Jazzmyn who is in year 6. After seeing Hannah`s profile we decided she was the one. We have been so happy with our choice of tutor and have noticed a significant improvement in Jazzmyn`s creative writing, understanding of grammar and attention to detail. This has helped Jazzmyn with other subjects as well to the extent where her school teacher has also noticed the improvement, and commented to us the other week that she wish she had a class full of Jazzmyns. However, the best judge is Jazzmyn, who says "Hannah is my favourite teacher". When we pick Jazzmyn up from school she hurries us all along to get home to have her session with Hannah. The periodic updates we receive from Hannah are well considered and insightful and have really helped us understand were Jazzmyn`s strengths and weaknesses are. We would recommend Hannah to any parent in a heartbeat. Thank you Hannah, we couldn`t be happier.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for such a special review. I`m so grateful to have you (and Jazzmyn) as clients, and I`m so proud of her progress and look forward to every Wednesday.


Sana (Mrs)
11/11/2022

5/5 Rating

Excellent Teacher

Tutors Response :

Thank you; I thoroughly enjoyed working with Muhammad.


Ashna (Miss)
07/09/2022

5/5 Rating

Hannah helped me think through a framework of a novel I aspire to write. I also took creative writing classes from her on various genres. I enjoyed both her tutoring and her guidance on my novel structure.


Lilian (Miss)
29/04/2022

5/5 Rating

It’s so great to see you’ve come into teaching with such enthusiasm for your profession! Your expertise in teaching put my mind at ease. I wanted to let you know you are doing a great job. Thank you for your hard work x


Heather (Mrs)
15/04/2022

5/5 Rating

Hannah is very friendly and our son said that she is the best tutor EVER.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the feedback. William is a pleasure to teach and I always look forward to our lessons!


Frederick (Mr)
20/12/2021

5/5 Rating

Miss Hannah gave us a proper feedback on our son`s level which we didn`t get from other teachers. The lessons are very enjoyable for my son.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your review. I believe in giving thorough feedback to parents to ensure they know just what they are investing in and what they are getting out of it. Freddie is a pleasure to teach!


Aravind (Mr)
24/11/2021

5/5 Rating

Highly recommend ! Hannah is an excellent tutor. My son thoroughly enjoyed her lessons and learned a lot.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review. Vivaan has so much potential, it was a pleasure to be involved in his education.


Pamela (Mrs)
07/09/2021

5/5 Rating

Hannah is an excellent tutor! She is patient and attentive and really knows how to motivate her students. My son has learnt a great deal from her creative writing lessons.

Tutors Response :

Ethan was a pleasure to teach, and showed great improvement the further we went along.


Arjun (Mr)
01/06/2021

5/5 Rating

My son found the lessons very helpful. He describes Hannah as professional teacher who provides excellent guidance. Very much recommended for anyone looking for a professional tutor.


Yan (Mrs)
08/12/2020

5/5 Rating

very good!!!

Tutors Response :

Many thanks for your feedback. I`m thoroughly enjoying helping your son and am very excited for his future.


Gina (Ms)
16/10/2020

5/5 Rating

Hannah is an excellent tutor and a pleasure to work with, I couldn`t recommend Hannah more highly.


Sasha (Miss)
28/07/2020

5/5 Rating

Amazing! Hannah is very kind and incredibly versatile tutor!

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to teach Sasha.


Sergey (Mr)
25/12/2019

5/5 Rating

Hannah is a great tutor, the lesson was really good, her ability to engage in writing is really good!


Mark (Mr)
15/05/2019

5/5 Rating

Hannah is a first rate tutor, attentive, thoughtful and always well prepared. She creates customised lessons that suit the individual student`s needs and has reinvigorated my desire to write.


Geo (Mr)
06/12/2018

5/5 Rating

Brilliant teacher....My Two daughters enjoyed her creative writing classes . I recommend Hannah for creative writing lessons.

Tutors Response :

Hi Geo,
Many thanks for your feedback. Isabel and her sister were very good attentive students and a pleasure to teach!


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