I am a highly experienced, successful full time specialist English teacher of 28 years.
I am personable, caring and dedicated in my approach to tutoring.
I love tutoring English and seeing students develop and will always aim to push you to make the most progress possible.
*WELL DONE TO ALL MY STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED THEIR RESULTS LAST WEEK. THEY WERE SPECTACULAR! GREAT TO SEE LOTS OF LEVEL 8 AND 9 OUTCOMES.*
Availability: Very flexible having retired from teaching
I WILL BE VERY BOOKED UP COME THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR (SEPTEMBER) SO YOU MIGHT LIKE TO MAKE AN ADVANCED BOOKING IF YOU WANT YOUR SON/DAUGHTER TO BEGIN TO PREPARE EARLY.
I can offer intensive English study weeks if you are looking to catch up.
Small group tutoring available if you want to discuss details.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have 28 years experience as a full time teacher of English, from Key stage 3 to 5. I have a particular specialism in A level tuition of English literature/Language as well as GCSE. I also tutor for the entrance exam at 11+ for KES,KEHS,EHS and Solihull School. I also tutor for the Oxbridge entry exam and Creative Writing to A level. I have experience of tutoring home schooled students and can offer expertise in this area.
I am currently an examiner for GCSE and A level English.
I am also employed by the national charity TalentED to work with gifted and talented children.
I can also undertake proof reading(dissertations, UCAS, assignments etc).
I hold a BA(hons) degree in English, a Master`s degree in modern literature and a PGCE teaching qualification. I also have an up to date CRB check as well as safeguarding training.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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Nigel is an excellent tutor. He has highlighted student weaknesses and arrives promptly, fully prepared to deliver an excellent lesson, full of fun, structure and practical advice. We feel very lucky to have found such an enthusiastic and capable teacher.
Nigel has been very approachable and flexible.
Very good tutor. Professional and friendly. Kids love to have lesson with him.
Nigel is a great tutor, my son is learning a lot during the sessions, very happy.
Nigel is a fantastic tutor. When he started tutoring my son who is in Year 9, my son was not confident in reading or writing using ambitious vocabulary, however after 4 weeks of tutoring I can see the improvement in my sons reading and writing.
Nigel is very patient when tutoring and he actually teaches his student unlike some tutors who expect the kids to cram pre written essays rather than teach how to write essays that impress.
I will recommend Nigel to anyone looking for a GCSE or A level tutor and I am very blessed to have him as my sons tutor.
Nigel has been tutoring my son (15 yr) for the last month on English Language. Nigel is very professional, knowledgeable and has been able to immediately engage my son who is finding his depth of subject understanding just what he needed. Highly recommended.
Nigel has helped me feel much more confident before my English Language GCSE.
Mr.Nigel is a very professional teacher and my kids are really happy with him.
I would definitely recommend him to others for English tutions.
Wonderful teacher with tons of knowledge. Very patient and plans tuitions nicely. Very cheerful & friendly. Much appreciate all the help & guidance over last few months. Can recommend without hesitation.
Nigel has been tutoring my son for a month now, and so far I have seen my son enjoy the lessons and developing an interest in the language. I would highly recommend Nigel if you are looking for a patient, punctual and reliable tutor.
A few months ago and for the first time I found myself searching for a private teacher for English for my daughter. Although various people had made certain recommendations; I like to do my own research. Frankly I was amazed at the number of people offering tuition; from people who had recently passed an exam or exams to those who offered decades of experience. In my opinion having studied a subject doesnt necessarily mean that you can teach that subject. Indeed even being qualified to teach with years of experience doesnt make you a great teacher and over the years like any other trade/profession I have seen good, bad and mediocre.
Nigel is a refreshing change and most definitely a great teacher. He has a very personable nature which lends itself to putting both parent and student at ease. He will gain a thorough understanding of the student in terms of knowledge, understanding, strengths/weaknesses and aspirations; and then tailor the delivery of his teaching to meet those needs whilst maintaining a very precise focus of what is required to meet the specification of the examination board and the examiner.
Nigels inimitable style and mellifluous voice relaxes the student and they are then better able to focus on understanding and learning rather than panicking, which in turn build confidence. Combining this with Nigels subject expertise can in my opinion only ever result in solid progress and improvement.
Nigel is a very friendly and experienced tutor in English. He doesn`t just teach syllabus material, but also tries to grow interest in the subject through discussions, other readings etc. My son likes him quite a lot and we are really happy with his teaching.
Nigel is tutoring both of my daughters (yr 9 & 10). He is always punctual and a pleasant tutor with vasts amount of experience. The girls both enjoy their tuition time with Nigel, and feel that he will help them progress to get better gcse grades than predicted.
Nigel has been tutoring my two daughters with the English Language/Literacy for several weeks now. They have instantly taking to his approach and have responded positively to the tuition and homework he has set. Im genuinely pleased with how the girls have responded and can already see positive improvements in how they are approaching their school work.
My 14 y.o son enjoys learning from Nigel a lot and I find it amazing as my sons typically finds learning process very boring. The outcome is excellent, i.e. my son improved his mark by 3 points. I think the result speaks for itself. Nigel is very knowledgeable English teacher who made his pupil enthusiastic about the subject and helped to improve.
He is wonderful tutor. He has been with us only a few weeks but the improvement is so big. I really recommend every parent to have him. Great job
Nigel is a very professional tutor. My nephew is making progress and enjoying his English tutoring. Nigel is very flexible and always willing to accommodate your needs.
He is a really qualified and supportive teacher. He teaches english wonderfully, his love for the subject has truly made my son excel within the subject. The progress made has been outstanding, i would recommend him for any one struggling in english.
I am very satisfied with Nigel`s teaching for my son`s GCSE English.
He is very professional and has a lot of experience with how to help students understand the English syllabus. Also he is always on time and has never missed his lessons, always keen to teach.
I referred him two of my friends who also very much pleased on his teaching.
My daughter has been having English Literature lessons with Nigel and is happy with his teaching. He is well versed in the poems which she is studying and she is finding his lessons beneficial. Nigel is always punctual and very welling to help. Thank you.
Nigel is a brilliant tutor, very organised and always come well prepared. My son really enjoys learning with him.
Nigel has been tutoring my son and has been really helpful in doing so.
He is very understanding and explains things in a way that helps my son to understand things better.
He has always been good at communicating with me to make arrangements. My son and I have has a positive experience with Nigel.
Nigel has been tutoring our son since November and we have already noticed an improvement in his school work across his subjects. He is punctual, professional and friendly.
He is supporting him with improving his grades in english. Our son feels more confident in is writing since tutoring sessions with nigel. We are very pleased to have Nigel working with our son and would definitely recommend him.
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Nigel is an excellent English tutor. He is very experienced in teaching, ,knowledgeable and passionate about the subject . He also has a very personable warm and charismatic style of teaching . What a find !
Nigel is a good English Tutor. He is knowledgeable of the subject and is always punctual and well prepared for the lesson. My daughter has improved so much since she has had him and enjoys his lessons a lot.I highly recommend having him tutor your child
Nigel has started tutoring my son in English for the past month. He is knowledgeable, reliable and my son does enjoy his lessons . Thanks Nigel - keep it up !
Nigel has been teaching my son who is in year 10 and we have found him to be brilliant. A fantastic tutor who has motivated my son to excel.
Nigel is helping my son with GCSE English. He is very punctual, organised and thorough with his work. He has set homework tasks and provided good feedback. My son is enjoying the tuition sessions.
Nigel is a very professional tutor. My son has always struggled with English, and after 2 private tutorials his understanding and confidence has already improved;- just in time for his GCSE`s, thankyou Nigel.
Nigel is Punctual and consistently on time. He is kind, friendly and encouraging. My son is enjoying his tutorials with him.
Nigel is an experienced tutor, he was able within a few lessons to analyse and develop a plan of study for my daughter. My daughter has ranked the teaching methods some of the best in the subject that she has received. I would definitely recommend Nigel again.
Nigel is great with young people & knows his subject really well
I had four lessons with Nigel so far.
My experience has been extremely good in every respect.
Nigel is supporting my daughter with her GCSE in English. He has been a reliable, approachable and understanding teacher. He knows his subject well, sets homework tasks and provides helpful feedback.
Very responsive, organized and great with kids!