Sign Up
Tutor Hunt on twitter Tutor Hunt on facebook

Tutor HuntSubjectsEnglish Tutors

Marcus (Tutor in Dalston)

Dalston, London
Feedback Score:
Member Since: 05/03/2019
Last Login: 3 days ago
Response Rate: 85%
Expected Response: < 17 hours
Contact this Tutor


King`s College London
Film Studies
Pending  (2019)
The University of Buckingham
Secondary PGCE with QTS
Pass  (2017)
Oxford University
English Literature and Language
1st Class Degree  (2015)
A Level
Bootham School
English Literature; History; Classi...
5 A*s  (2012)
Bootham School
English Literature; English Languag...
9 A*s / 2 As  (2010)
Verification Status
This user has been ID checked
How references rated Marcus

All rates listed here go directly to the tutor - we don't charge commission for this tutor.
Information about Marcus

[Skype Lessons Offered] I am a 26-year-old Oxford graduate (first-class honours) and fully-qualified English teacher with three years` experience teaching English Literature and English Language at Hurstpierpoint College, an outstanding, mixed-sex independent school in Sussex. I have taught students ranging from Year 5 to Year 13. My classes at GCSE and A-Level consistently attained excellent results and I am familiar with a variety of exam-boards.

Since moving to London to complete an MA at King`s College London (graduating in 2019 with Distinction), I have provided 1-1 English tutoring to over 15 students across London, ranging all the way from Years 1 to 13. I have recieved lovely feedback from all my clients who have found me to be a professional, friendly and knowledgeable tutor, equipped with effective learning resources.

In terms of my tutoring approach, I pride myself on providing a tailored service which responds to the particular strengths and needs of the student. Through questioning, constant feedback on work and adaptive planning, I hope to develop a system of teaching and learning with the student which will best ensure their continued progress.

I generally build my tutoring sessions around practice papers, example answers and mark-schemes, breaking down the tasks so the student can work on the elements they find most difficult. English is a subject which requires a whole host of skills - timing, planning, structuring, careful reading, comprehension, accurate SPAG (spelling, punctuation, grammar), creativity, analysis, proof-reading - and my lessons encourage students to identify their areas for improvement and to implement practical strategies for overcoming areas of weakness.

Above all, I consider myself a warm and enthusiastic teacher. It is my belief that students learn best when they are engaged yet relaxed, when they feel motivated to ask questions and reflect positively on their work. With academic pressures as intense ever, it is my intention to provide sessions which make the student feel in control of their work.

Should you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Availability: I am very flexible and happy to find a mutually convenient time. I am happy to work weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: In the three years preceding my masters, I was a teacher of English Language and English Literature at Hurstpierpoint College. I taught students from Year 5 through to Year 13 and my exam classes at iGCSE and A-Level achieved exceptional results. I have taught English using a range of exam-boards, including Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and AQA. I am therefore familiar with their respective specifications, mark-schemes and course structures. In particular, I have extensive experience teaching and marking English coursework. As Head of Year 9 English at Hurstpierpoint, I have valuable experience designing department-wide learning resources which effectively promote good pupil progress.

I also worked closely with Year 12/13 students to support them in their university applications, running mock interviews, supervising EPQs and scrutinising personal statements. This is something I find very rewarding, and would be delighted to help with.

In my recent work for the education consultancy London Scholars and as a freelance tutor, I have worked with students to develop their Verbal Reasoning and English skills in preparation for 11+, 13+ and Common Entrance examinations. I have also worked with GCSE and A-Level students, with a variety of set texts and exam boards.

Contact this Tutor
More Photos (1)

 This user has a total of 1 images, view them all in their Photo Gallery .

Feedback For Marcus (6)
We have a total of 6 review(s) for Marcus.

Peter (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Marcus was a superb tutor. This is my child`s assessment: "His understanding of the exam boards and the ways examiners mark essays has really helped me to adapt my style of writing and I feel a lot more confident in my written responses. He is always eager to improve my understanding of texts and has helped me become more critical of my own ideas surrounding them. Not only is he a brilliant academically focused teacher, he is an immensely approachable and likeable person".

Radhika (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very good tutor for English, highly recommended!

Milena (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Marcus is very professional in his approach. So far my daughter has had about 3-4 sessions with Marcus and we have already seen a big improvement in her writing skills. He is patient and engaging and always arrives with a prepared lesson plan. We hope to continue with Marcus this fall.

Dionne (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Marcus is very professional, organised and very hardworking and he has the ability to engage my son, exceptionally well throughout the lesson. I have nothing but the highest praises for Marcus’ teaching approach and effectiveness. He is also a very exceptional English Tutor. He is very knowledgable on the material that my son is studying and has gone through it, thoroughly with him so far. My son is very lucky to have Marcus as a tutor, as he’s brilliant all round and I am extremely grateful.

alex (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Marcus tutored our daughter through her English GCSE exams in 2019. Alice wanted help with English Language, particularly creative writing. Marcus`s work with Alice helped her structure her writing and prepare her not only for her creative writing exam but also with an approach to her writing and written questions across different subjects. She gained confidence as well as knowledge from her tutorials.
Marcus is easy going, engaging and fitted straight in with a busy household.
During Alices recent exams Marcus took the time to check up on Alice and offer encouragement.
I`m happy to highly recommend Marcus.

Max (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Marcus has been an excellent tutor for my son who is taking his GCSEs shortly. He is extremely well prepared and organised, with presentations for each session. He gives me immediate feedback and a summary of what has been covered and what needs to be done. A*!

Nearby Locations

DalstonDalston JunctionDalston KingslandHaggerstonDalston English TutorsDalston Junction English TutorsDalston Kingsland English TutorsHaggerston English Tutors
© 2005-2020 Tutor Hunt - All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy | Copyright | Terms of Service
loaded in 0.281 seconds
twitter    facebook