University of Winchester
Writing for Children
University of Chichester
University of Winchester
English and Creative Writing
Information about May
Hi, I`m May,
I`m a friendly, enthusiastic and experienced tutor keen to support and stretch my students in order to ensure positive progress in English.
I am an experienced English teacher who has worked in a variety of Hampshire schools teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 English and GCSE Media Studies. Having completed my BA (Hons) in English & Creative Writing in 2012, I began teaching English in an unqualified capacity where I taught KS3 English and running intervention groups. I then began working towards my MA in Writing for Children which I completed in 2014 with a Distinction.
In 2015, I qualified as an English Teacher having completed my PGCE at the University of Chichester. Until March 2018, I worked at one of Hampshire`s top performing state schools teaching English & Media Studies. This encouraged me to hone my teaching skills to achieve the highest possible grades for my students. In both 2016 and 2017, my classes achieved 100% pass rate with a significant amount achieving grades 7-9.
Throughout my time at this school, I was commended for my work on marking and feedback which was then rolled out across the school as a standardised marking template. Similarly, my resources became widely used across the department and shared with other schools.
I left teaching in 2018 due to a significant knee injury. However, I continued to tutor several of my past students with considerable success. Notable successes included one student going from a grade 2 to a grade 5 between two sets of mock exams and one of my most recent tutees achieving a Grade 7 in his GCSE English Language, having come to me on a Grade 3, four months before his exam.
I can offer support and guidance with grammar and spelling; essay writing skills; exam technique; understanding and analysis of texts and revision techniques. I have an MA in Creative Writing so I hold a passion for helping students to carefully craft and develop their own writing, be it analytical or creative.
Since the birth of my son, I have worked as a Learning Support Assistant and English Tutor at a successful Hampshire secondary school. Within my role, I work with both small groups of students and on a one to one basis. My students have range of learning needs such as dyslexia, ASD and ADHD. As such, I am skilled at differentiating tasks as needed and assisting my students in overcoming potential barriers to learning.
I take a flexible and patient approach to tutoring and am able to tailor sessions to suit specific requirements or needs. I feel strongly positive relationships are key to the success of tutoring. Thus, I pride myself on being a positive, kind, approachable tutor; I believe firmly in maximum entitlement when it comes to the English Curriculum. Of course, teaching exams skills is important, however, I believe fostering a sense of pride and achievement in my tutees to be of the upmost importance in order to build the confidence and resilience to succeed.
If you are looking for additional support or challenge in English, I would love to hear from you.
Alton, Odiham & Hook
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: - 6 years qualified teacher of English and Media Studies.
- Experience of AQA English Language and Literature specification (though skills are generally consistent across exam boards).
- Experienced across KS3 and KS4.
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Feedback For May (1)
very friendly and helpful my daughter has learned alot in the session we have received so far