University of Roehampton
Graduate Teacher Programme
University of Southampton
English & Spanish
Information about Helen
I have recently moved to Portsmouth and am happy to welcome students into my home as well as to travel to you. I am a parent of 22 year-old twins and prior to teaching enjoyed a career as a BBC journalist and a leader in the voluntary sector.
Availability: I am available evenings and weekends and all day Mondays and Fridays and during the school holidays.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: I have been teaching in a range of capacities for a number of years. I am a qualified Primary School teacher experienced in tutoring maths, English and reading and preparation for SATs exams. I have an excellent track record in preparing children for entrance exams. I have a degree in English and Spanish and have recent experience of preparing students for GCSE and A level oral and written exams. I am also a qualified teacher of English as a Foreign (second) Language, able to teach children and adults.
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Feedback For Helen (10)
We did not have many sessions with Helen because my child`s requirements changed but she was a kind, gentle tutor; what we needed at the time for a slightly under-confident child.
Helen, has made my very nervous daughter feel at ease during her lessons. Would highly recommend
Helen has just started tutoring my son. He is very impressed with her tutoring style. Recommended
Helen has been tutoring our year 9 son since mid April 2023 in English. He has said how much she has helped him understand certain topics. This has been noticed and commented on by the school who have said they have seen a huge improvement in his work and grades. We are so pleased and thank Helen for her help. She has been flexible and approachable and taken time to speak to us and our son to ensure he is getting the help he needed.
Helen has been really great with our son, her lessons with him have helped him start to catch up and have a better understanding of his English studies. He has really been enjoying them too which has sometimes been the biggest battle. Helen makes them enjoyable and has kept things at a level & speed that has encouraged him to want to do more & more.
Helen provided a very well structured one-off remote session with our 9yo.
Helen was very professional and always arrived when she said she would. My daughter was really struggling with her English literature and she needed to get above a 4. She actually got a 5 in. Literature and a 7 in her Language. Meaning she could go onto do her chosen subjects at college. Highly recommend her to help your child get the grade they need .
Helen is a very helpful and patient tutor.
Helen is a good tutor on Maths, she is very kind, taught my son 8 months and helped him prepared his Sats exam, made him more confident on Maths. Definitely introduced Helen to others.
An excellent tutor who has helped us get ready for our holiday!