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Allison (Tutor in Surrey)

Allison
Allison
Tutor
Surrey
Feedback Score:
+13
Member Since: 16/09/2014
Last Login: 4 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 6 hours
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Qualifications

QTS
General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status Secondary
QTS  (2010)
MSc
California State University DOmingu...
Marriage Family Therapy
MS- Honours  (2006)
MSc
National University- Los Angeles, C...
Mild/Moderate Special Educaiton
MS- Honours  (2001)
BA
University of Texas - Austin, Texas...
Ballet
Awarded  (1998)
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Rates summary: 35.00 to 40.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner
English£35.00-£40.00-£40.00
Special Needs--£40.00-£40.00
Information about Allison

I am over the moon happy and proud of how hard my GCSE students worked this year. Their 2019 results in both English Language and Literature were outstanding! From predicted grades of 2`s and 3`s to actually achieving 5`s to 9`s. Fantastic!

With the third year of the `new` AQA GCSE English Language and Literature spec- and an increase in the grade boundaries (10 + marks from the first year)- my students did fantastic! They earned higher than their target levels, some by four levels. Some very happy students in both Language and Literature and some fantastic Sixth Form placements !

A bit about me... I am a highly qualified teacher with over 18 years of classroom teaching experience- returning to the classroom this September 2019. I am fun, upbeat, positive and I understand the needs of students today.

My goal is to make students comfortable with learning and trusting their inner abilities to do their best. I am patient and understand that each student has different needs in learning.

I have earned my teaching credentials and QTS status with outstanding results in two countries. I am well versed in teaching English specialising in secondary school GCSE English. I have worked with a plethora of GCSE students the last few years- one being an English as a second language student that moved from another country (in the UK for less than a year before taking exams) with minimal English language and Literature knowledge- worked incredibly hard for the year, and achieved a 5 and 7. Amazing.

In the USA, I was a mild-moderate Special Education teacher for students aged 5-18. As a teacher, I assessed SEN students-along with teaching English and Math to students that were diagnosed with Specific Learning Disabilities, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Aspergers, high functioning Autism, ADD, ADHD, Bi-Polar and students with mental health.

As a teacher, I hope to motivate, in a positive way, students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities. I aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages students to trust their own opinions while fostering confidence in order to realise their full potential. I aim for my students to have a safe learning environment that they enjoy to be in.

Availability: At the moment, I currently have a minimal amount of spaces for GCSE tutoring this Autumn.

I have a full English curriculum ready to deliver- both Language and Literature. I tailor all lessons towards individual needs.

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Willing to travel: 2 miles

Experience: My experience is vast..... Upon my arrival to England, my first teaching position included teaching students on behavioural contracts in the school behaviour unit, Years 7-11. These students were not eligible to attend classes within the mainstream population. In addition to teaching, I was responsible for coordinating special services and overseeing progress on personal goals and school behaviour discipline for students in danger of permanent exclusion.

My credentials of education include Qualified Teaching Status in the UK- English, a Masters of Science degree in Psychotherapy: Marriage Family Therapy, Art Therapy, a Masters of Science degree in Special Education, Health teaching Credential, Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Credential, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance.

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Feedback For Allison (13)
We have a total of 15 review(s) for Allison.

Mandy (Mrs)
26/02/2019

5/5 Rating

Great tutor, my son really happy with Allison and can already see an improvement in his English in only a few weeks.


Ramy (Mr)
22/02/2019

5/5 Rating

I have rated Allison as excellent. because I believe that she deserves this rating. Being knowledgeable does not always mean being able to teach but she has both skills so it is not surprising that we are already seeing improvements to our daughter at school and towards her grades.She is very professional, she plans the sessions meticulously and is very focused on how she wants to approach each lesson. We find that this makes a huge difference. My daughter finds her approachable and has really opened up to her. She even looks forward to the sessions.


Sharon (Miss)
20/02/2019

5/5 Rating

Both me and my daughter are very pleased. Professional and always punctual


Robin (Miss)
30/05/2018

5/5 Rating

Cheerful friendly and works well with student


Farshid (Mr)
29/05/2018

5/5 Rating

Mrs Allison is tutoring our son for nearly a year now and his mark in English GCSE preparation is already improved by 2 grades. Mrs Allison is very professional and organised, she always does her best to accommodate extra lessons or sometime change the lesson date/time. She provides the required teaching materials and has been always on time. I strongly recommend her .


Mithlesh (Mrs)
14/05/2018

2/5 Rating

Allison has been teaching my daughter for past few months . She has been a good teacher but when I requested her to cancel one lesson on a day notice for some personal reasons . She sent a very unprofessional message and decided to terminate the services . That’s very shocking to see from a senior teacher.This kind of unprofessional attitude towards adjusting with other’s requirement is highly disappointing.Tutor Hunt please make sure there is a system in place to handle such issues. In any professional work environment, there is always an understanding among people for adjusting with each other’s urgent needs . We wish Allison best in her life but do not agree with such behaviour ! Disappointed !!


Mithlesh (Mrs)
12/03/2018

5/5 Rating

Allison is a very professional Teacher.She is very knowledgeable and always encourage the child to move to the next level in a positive way.She has always been on time.She is a very approachable person.I would recommend her anytime. Thank you.


Frederique (Ms)
27/02/2018

5/5 Rating

Allison is a very capable, adaptable and patient tutor. My son suffers from anxiety and initially found it hard to work with a new tutor, he in fact refused to sit down to work the first session. Allison approached him creatively and patiently, introducing play into work and they are now studying together very well.


sebia (Mrs)
31/01/2018

5/5 Rating

My son has had just 2lessons with Ms Allison and is enjoying it. She is a very knowledgeable tutor who comes well prepared and knows how to engage her student. Its still too early to see the progress made but I`m confident I made the right decision to hire her.


Tracey (Mrs)
23/01/2018

5/5 Rating

Allison was amazing with my son. Clearly tailored her tutoring to meet his needs. She prepared really well and clearly put in a lot of time in developing really helpful revision materials for the exams


Greg (Mr)
11/10/2017

5/5 Rating

Very helpful teacher. I would highly recommend her as a tutor.


adelina (Mrs)
04/10/2017

5/5 Rating

Allison is a great,lovely,always smiling and friendly person.I definitely recommend her as a tutor!!!


Sarah (Miss)
03/10/2016

5/5 Rating

Really happy with Allison. Would recommend her.


anna (Miss)
06/01/2016

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor! My daughter enjoys the lessons and progress well


Eileen (Ms)
02/04/2015

5/5 Rating

First class tutor - we are so happy with the work Allison is doing and we especially value the honest feedback after each session. Excellent!


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