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Putney, London SW15
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Member Since: 02/02/2017
Last Login: 3 months ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

My Qualifications

Institute of Education, University of London
Educational development
First  (2011)
Birkbeck, University of London
Social Sciences
Distinction  (1999)
The Open University
Literature and History
2:1  (1996)
Institute of Education, University of London
Teacher of English and Media
N/A  (1989)
London School of Economics and Political Science (Unive...
Psychology with Economics
2:1  (1986)
Birkbeck, University of London
English Language and Literature
2:1  (1983)

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Rates summary: 50.00 to 62.50 per hour
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Information about Phyllis

I am an experienced English language and English literature teacher and examiner. I teach GCSE, IGCSE and A level and all entrance exams for private schools. I also teach Cambridge IELTS. Additionally I specialise in literacy issues, exam technique and motivating reluctant learners of all ages.I have had many years as an online distance learning teacher and trainer and currently all my tuition is delivered one-to-one via Skype. I have developed online distance learning packages for students and tailor make tuition according to students learning needs. I offer students engagement and support with focused English projects to maintain and enhance their English skills and catch-up work so students will not feel that they have fallen behind during the COVID crisis.This is pertinent for GCSE and A level subjects.

I love teaching and learning and have taught in many different environments and countries across the world. I have worked at all levels from primary through to University level and trained teachers.

I have privately tutored clients of all ages more specifically to help get through examinations such as Cambridge, Common Entrance, 11 plus, GSCE, IGSCE, A level and Cambridge IELTS.
I work with secondary age students to improve strategies for effective learning and revision and I specialize in working to improve success in examinations working on exam technique to address assessment objectives and answering tricky questions.Trained as an examiner I am very experienced in guiding students through the exam process and I am experienced across all available UK exam boards such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, Welsh board and Cambridge.

I work with primary age students with a focus on improving and developing literacy skills, particularly for students about to take 7+ and the 11 + and those with learning difficulties.
I understand the anxieties and barriers that learners can feel and work with students to understand those barriers and help build confidence again to enjoy the process of learning.
I have now returned to London where I have been working with the NSPCC(and DBS checked) and available for tutoring work.

Availability: Weekday - evening - weekends

Willing to travel: 2 miles

Experience: I have worked in London schools for many years as a Head of English and as an Advanced Skills Teacher. I have developed teaching and learning programmes for students as well as training teachers; creating curriculum materials for English language and literature teaching; literacy and English as an Additional Language from primary through to university level.

I am an examiner for GCSE and A level and I have taught for common entrance and eleven plus as a private tutor.

In 2004 I was appointed London Commissioner for literacy under Sir Tim Brighouse and in 2005 I was appointed teacher of the year in London. In 2006 I was runner-up for the Microsoft award for most innovative teacher and use of technology.

Having completed a successful Education Project overseas to train teachers and develop new and exciting teaching and learning methods I am now settled back in London and now using my skills and experience to work with students individually to develop their skills and improve learning strategies in English, English language, reading, writing, literature and exam techniques.

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Feedback For Phyllis (10)

We have a total of 10 review(s) for Phyllis.

Tina (Dr)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had 3 sessions so far with Phyllis and thinks she’s a great help so thanks Phyllis.

Jane (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Phyllis has been an excellent tutor for our daughter, who needed a bit of extra support in her A`level English. Phyllis is very experienced and enthusiastic about her subject, and has helped our daughter to bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level.

Farah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Amazing tutor! Phyllis has been working with my son to prepare for his English GCSE - Great tutor. I highly recommend her teaching.

Yasmin (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Phyllis tutored my brother for only a few months and already he had grasped the concept of the topic well. She had a clear approach to identifying his strengths and weaknesses and explaining the topic in depth and detail. For the first time he thoroughly enjoyed English. Would definitely recommend Phyllis.

Tutors Response :

Thanks so much Yasmin. Do keep in touch and let me know his progress and I hope to see him in Y11 : )

Marina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Phyllis is a highly experienced teacher and absolutely passionate about education. She is very good at communicating with children and my son liked her from their first encounter. We have only had three sessions so far, but his English teacher has noticed an improvement in his output at school so I take this as a sign that we are headed in the right direction. I am therefore pleased to recommend Phyllis to other parents.

shiva (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher, my son enjoyed his lessons with her.

Michelle (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Phyllis is a very professional tutor who well prepared the class and my year 9 daughter likes her very much. She knows how to present the knowledge so student can follow easily. Thanks Phyllis !

Teodora ()

5/5 Rating

Phyllis is absolutely fantastic tutor. Her help has given our son a lot of confidence and knowledge. We highly recommend her.

Mira (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Phyllis is an amaizing teacher. She is teaching my son A leve English literature. Her knowledge on the subject is obvious but more important her commitment and teaching methods to suit the individual are second to none. She has made a major difference to my son`s motivation to learning. Mira

No (Mr)

5/5 Rating

We have hired Ms Phyllis for GCSE English tuition. As an examiner Ms Phyllis is very familiar with the syllabus, is well organised and uses a systematic approach to learning. Ms Phyllis is patient, unhurried and sets the student a task after lessons to enforce their learning. We have no hesitation in recommending Ms Phyllis for GCSE English tuition!

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