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Hounslow, London TW3
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My Qualifications

University of Surrey
MA in Education - cultural diversity
Pass  (1987)
University of Bristol
Pass  (1982)
The University of York
BA Honours English Literature
2:1  (1981)

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Information about Catherine

I am a highly qualified and extensively experienced Secondary English Teacher and Head of English (DBS checked) with 37 years of teaching experience in both London Comprehensives (20 years) and International Schools (13 years) specialising in preparing students for English GCSE and A Level / IB exams in both Language and Literature. In addition, I now have 4 years’ experience of one to one personalised individual private tuition. I offer a bespoke service with carefully designed and resourced personalised lessons tailored specifically to your son/daughter’s individual needs. I can assess the ability, needs and potential of your son/daughter very quickly so that all teaching is as productive and effective as possible. My approach is structured and rigorous setting high standards and using a variety of strategies designed to maximise progress and develop full potential leading to outstanding exam success. I am used to working with students across a wide range of abilities and from diverse cultures with English as either a first or second language.I am particularly skilled in boosting confidence, improving exam technique’ and dealing with anxiety/stress issues. Learning and making progress is a positive and enjoyable experience under my guidance leading to excellent exam results. My students have always found me extremely patient, committed and caring, and have always enjoyed my teaching as well as achieving impressive exam results.

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only - not weekends

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: 37 years of English teaching in both London Comprehensives (20 years) and International Schools (13 years) - as well as 4 years of individual private tuition. I have taught both GCSE and A Level in both Language and Literature as well as IB courses and IGCSE.I have taught locally at Cranford Community School (7 years) and Hatch End High School in Harrow (10 years) holding the position of Head of English in both these schools, and my most recent position before taking up private tuition was Head of English at the International School of Monaco (2011 - 2015). I am currently specialising in providing high quality tuition for the new AQA English GCSE courses in both Language and Literature as well as delivering tuition for other Exam boards - notably Cambridge CIE, Edexcel, OCR, and Welsh Board WJEC. All private tuition students have achieved excellent exam results to date.

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We have a total of 12 review(s) for Catherine.

Eva (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine has been an excellent tutor and has helped my daughter a lot through understanding the content and providing depth and analysis to English literature and language during the GCSEs. My daughter although highly numerical struggled through English GCSES. Catherine build a very good raport with her, guided her, gained self confidence and reduced stress levels. Her predicted Mark is a 7. I am very happy we found Catherine via tutors hunt and I highly recommend her.

Tutors Response :

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Elina who is such a highly motivated and responsive student - I really hope all her hard work will pay off and she will be credited with the excellent results she so thoroughly deserves. Regards Catherine

Saido (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine is currently tutoring my son who is in yr 9 and have been since the start of this academic year. Catherine is an excellent teacher with expert knowledge in this field. Her attention to detail is second to none and of very, very high quality. Lessons are tailored in line with my son’s school work and the upcoming GCSE’s. My son really enjoys Catherine’s way of teaching and is making excellent progress at school thanks to her methods. I have already recommended Catherine to members of my own family who also receive her services and I fully commend her without reservation to other parents looking for a highly knowledgeable English tutor.

Tutors Response :

It is a pleasure to be teaching Suleiman at present as he is soaking up everything with his motivated approach - and as a consequence making excellent progress.

Judy (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

thank you for teaching my son. You have no idea how important a role you played in guiding, assisting and helping him. His GCSE results were higher than 5 expected grade. In less than 6 months he has achieved 8 in literature and 6 in language. My son spent a lot of time out of lessons due to misbehaving at school. These results are truly amazing - thank you so much.

Tutors Response :

I am so pleased he received these excellent GCSE results for both English Language and Literature. Jaskaran worked very hard in tuition sessions and was always very motivated and respectful, so I am delighted that he reached his potential. I would like to take this opportunity to wish him every success in the future.

Priya (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Catherine is an excellent tutor, very punctual and organised, efficient and thorough! she understood our concerns and focused her teaching on working on our son`s weaknesses, which helped him improve tremendously and gain confidence in English. We are so lucky to have found you as his tutor! My son has now completed his GSCEs and is very happy with the way he has performed all his English exams!
Thank you very much for all your hard work and encouragement, we truly appreciate it!

Tutors Response :

Much appreciated Priya and I really hope that Aryan’s hard work in the last few months will be reflected in his exam results - be sure to let me know how he does - kind regards Catherine

Veenu (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Very punctual and professional.

Caroline (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine was a fantastic English tutor for my son. She tutored him during the last year of his GCSEs she helped with both his Literature and Language. He grew in confidence throughout the year and went from a 3 to a 7 in Literature and a 6 in language (an A and a B) He was delighted with his results because English was really not his thing. Thank you Catherine, I know that he wouldn`t have got that without your input.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Caroline - I am so pleased that Joshua did so well as he worked very hard and responded to every suggestion made. I wish him every success with his A Levels.

Munazza (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Hi Catherine
Just wanted to say a huge thank-you to you for helping my son achieve a tremendous result in the new style GSCE English Lit and English Language papers. In the space of just one academic year, he`s gone from being on the borders to achieving a top GCSE grade which we could not have imagined, but we were so lucky to have found you as his tutor! My son will now have the opportunity to study economics as A level and the fabulous grades at GCSE will make this possible, so once again, thank you very much indeed for your hard work, encouragement and enthusiasm for your subject, which has played no small part in my son smashing his target grades in English !
with best wishes from us all.

Tutors Response :

Thank you - I am just so pleased he did so well and all the very best in his future studies - he was a very well motivated student.

Phong (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Catherine have been teaching our daughter for the last few months toward this year exam. Catherine is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. She is great with her teaching and we are very please with the helps that she had given for our daughter achieving level 7 grade.

Tutors Response :

I am so pleased with Melissa`s results - very well deserved and all the best with her future studies.

Niranjan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Catherine is currently helping my son in his GCSE English. My son has had few English tutors over the years and according to him Catherine’s knowledge is unparalleled to any others he’s been with. She knows the syllabus extremely well and takes a structured approach to help the students. She is patient, caring and very professional. We are hoping a good GCSE grade for my son.

Tutors Response :

I am so pleased that he did achieve those excellent results - he really did work very hard in the tuition sessions. All the very best with his future studies.

Asha (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We have only had Catherine for 2 lessons of AQA GCSE English Lit & Lang so far and we can say without hesitation that we are absolutely delighted that we found her. My son is very impressed with the lessons and is already feeling quite confident that Catherine can help him achieve the Grade 7-9 that he hopes this summer. Very professional, very friendly, very knowledgeable.

Tutors Response :

Very pleased that Akshay achieved those final GCSE grades - he worked very hard in the sessions and completed some very thorough revision.


5/5 Rating

Catherine focussed on my son`s weak areas in his GCSE English. She was quietly efficient, my son`s confidence grew and he made huge progress in his exams. Highly recommended.

Tutors Response :

So pleased Alex has made the grade to move up to top set English in Yr 11 - I look forward to helping him further in his final GCSE year.

Melissa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Catherine has tutored both my children English language and English Lit for the past 2 years. Catherine has a real energy and enthusiasm which she would sprinkle every week, both our children really enjoyed Catherine’s sessions she managed to get 2 teenagers completely engaged and absorbed into English Literature, she will be missed from our house every Sunday. She is a must for anyone wanted English tuition.

Tutors Response :

It has been an absolute pleasure working with both Asha and Jai for the past 2 years and you have always made me feel most welcome. I shall certainly miss our Sunday sessions and wish them both all the very best with their future studies.

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