Institute of Education
English and Drama
First Class (2004)
Information about Melanie
An English teacher with 15 years of teaching experience in secondary schools. I have also marked for AQA, WJEC and Edexcel. I have recently worked at a secondary school in Surrey. In the current climate, I have decided to become a full-time online tutor. I currently teach online but can travel to students` homes once lockdown is over.
My specialism for A level is Literature and I teach Language and Literature GCSE. I also have experiences and resources relating to the new specification for a range of exam boards.
I believe that young people need to start preparing for the GCSE specification as soon as possible. It is an extremely difficult course and, when tutoring, I coach students to revisit reading for pleasure, grammar skills and application of study skills across the curriculum.
Availability: Flexible hours available. Lessons are one hour in person and online on Zoom or any other platform you prefer. I am happy to teach individuals and groups of up to 5 pupils. Please do contact me if you have any other needs.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: 15 years in secondary schools including Coombe Girls School, Kings College Guildford, Woking High School and Christ`s College. I have also been a GCSE examiner for AQA, WJEC and Edexcel. I have been tutoring for 4 years alongside teaching jobs.
I have attended Dyslexia courses at Helen Arkell and the British Dyslexia Association. I am currently working towards Dyslexia Specialist qualification.
Feedback For Melanie (8)
Melanie has been a very helpful and enthusiastic tutor. She has really helped me work on my weak areas like time management and be more organised. This has given me confidence and prepared me for my GCSE literature exam.
Grace is finding Mel very helpful, and her confidence and preparedness for her Eng Lit A Level are growing rapidly.
We had the initial meeting with Melanie and my daughter really liked Melanie. Before we agreed the lesson, her response was so promt and helpful. She is very friendly and very encouraging tutor. I am really glad I found Melanie as my daughter`s GCSE English tutor.
My daughter worked with Melanie for 5 months leading up to the new specification English Language GCSE. She enjoyed her sessions, finding Melanie`s advice and enthusiastic encouragement very helpful. The one to one sessions increased my daughter`s confidence, helping her to secure a grade 6 in the GCSE.
Even though my daughter has not had Melanie yet.
She was very quick getting back to us. My daughter is starting with Melanie second week of January to which my daughter is looking forward too
My son has used Mel for only a short time ansd already his English teacher is noticing the results.
Excellent teacher who is reliable and patient. My son has found her lessons very valuable
Lovely teacher with lots of enthusiasm. We have really enjoyed our sessions and Melanie has come well prepared with lots of great advice and suggestions. A real find!