I am a highly qualified and experienced tutor of English and the Humanities with a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Manchester.
I have experience tutoring all humanities and social science subjects to a high standard up to degree level. I have a lot of experience preparing students for exams and an exemplary record in improving their grades and confidence quickly. This year on average my GCSE students improved by more than 2 grades.
Many of my students are being home educated, or need some extra support aside from exams, and I specialise in being a flexible tutor, who can teach a variety of subjects in engaging ways. I have designed curriculum for home educated students and figured out ways to incorporate education into games, projects and experiments. I love working with parents and children to find what they need from education.
I also particularly focus on special needs tutoring, including home-schooled students, and those with a variety of additional needs. I have many students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, Autism, PDA, brain injuries and other special education needs. Additionally, I have a lot of academic experience in Disability Studies. I have a Dyslexia Training Certificate, a Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties and have passed the core modules from The National Autistic Society. I am currently completing a qualification to become a specialist teacher for Dyslexia.
I have a Masters in Medical Humanities from Kings College London, and a First Class Honours BA(Hons) from The University of Kent in English and American Literature with Creative Writing.
I am a published writer and have been published in a variety of magazines and books, as well as winning many prizes for my poetry. I can teach creative writing, as well as give advice on where and when to submit work.
I also offer proofreading and editing work. I can read essays and provide commentary on how to improve your work for a better mark. I can also edit books, essays and other work.
What really makes me different is that tutoring is my full-time job. I spend each day concentrating on lesson planning and preparation for the individual needs of my students, before teaching in the evenings. This means I always arrive at the lessons well-prepared to start making progress with you and your child.
I have taught a lot of different students with a lot of different needs and I know how to get the best out of the students that I teach. Many parents comment on how much more confidence their children have, which is translated into improved grades.
Availability: I have some availability for daytime and evening tuition, and tutoring over the holidays.
I will sometimes travel further than 10 miles, but charge mileage at 40p/mile thereafter.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I am a vastly experienced tutor and have taught English GCSE, A-Level and degree level specifications, as well as the other humanities subjects such as Geography, Politics, History, Religious Studies, and Sociology. I really enjoy tutoring and am an enthusiastic teacher.
I have a mixture of face to face students and online students and find they both succeed in their subjects. Online tuition is quickly becoming popular and is a good way to get to grips with different parts of the subjects.
I really enjoy teaching students with Special Educational Needs and seeing them grow in confidence over the time I am with them.
I have experience lecturing students at The University of Bolton in the English Literature Department. I participate in the teaching and research at The University of Manchester.
I also have a lot of prior experience with working with children with additional needs as a manager in a National Children`s Charity.
I teach very flexibly, and always adapt my lessons to the individual needs of the student, making sure we focus on the curriculum, while also concentrating on the weaknesses and strengths of the tutee. My first session also involves me taking an assessment of the student`s progress and any weaknesses, and a chat with the student and parents about what would be the best areas to focus on and what the goals of tuition are.
Exam skills are often the most integral things we learn together, and can also improve their attainment in other subjects outside of the Humanities. For a lot of my students, some focus on general exam skills improves their grades across the board.
If they are not preparing for exams, I will focus on other goals, and I like to incorporate wide-ranging learning, which means I can challenge students about their opinion in English (improving their English skills), but also making them think about sociological concepts or political ideas for example. I believe a good education should incorporate learning from everywhere!
I`m friendly and approachable and hope to work together with the tutee and the parents to achieve the desired outcome of the sessions.
I can provide multiple subject tutoring. For many of my students who are homeschooled or have special needs, I provide help with their homework and any school work they have missed in all subjects. I am flexible and tailor each session for the needs of the student on the day.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes