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Chris (Tutor in Merseyside)

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Member Since: 04/10/2015
Last Login: 6 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

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Liverpool Hope University
The University of Manchester
English language and Literature

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Information about Chris

Hi I`m Chris, a secondary school English teacher based in Liverpool. I have worked in a number of schools and taught both boys and girls of varied abilities.

I offer one-to-one tuition and can help with:
-exam preparation
-essay writing technique

I usually meet face-to-face but can also conduct "live" online lessons via Skype or Zoom. I have also recently started to offer an email only service for GCSE students, who live further than is feasible to travel, whereby I send exam based questions/papers and provide detailed feedback.

At GCSE I specialise in teaching the AQA specification and the following texts: Of Mice and Men, An Inspector Calls, "Relationships" and "Power and Conflict" poetry (from the anthology), Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Christmas Carol.

I have also marked GCSE English Language exams for AQA for 8 years. Recently, I marked the new GCSE English Language (paper 2) exam, so can offer expert advice on this area of the course

At A Level I specialise in teaching AQA English Literature (specification A) and the texts: The Great Gatsby, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Handmaid`s Tale, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, poetry (pre-1900 anthology), Feminine Gospels, Shakespeare (Othello and Much Ado About Nothing).

Please note: I do not teach English Language at A Level.

I aim to build a positive, supportive rapport with each student and adapt to meet his or her needs.

Availability: Weekdays: morning until early evening

Other times are at my discretion (rescheduling due to other commitments or holiday sessions).

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: KS3, GCSE and A Level English Literature.
12 years in education: 1 as a teaching assistant, 1 as a PGCE student and 10 as a teacher (2 as second in department)

8 years as an AQA examiner for GCSE English Language.

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We have a total of 8 review(s) for Chris.

Nicola (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Only had 2 lessons but seems to have an excellent knowledge of the material that needs covering! 👍; as far!

Sonia (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris is a excellent tutor my son has learned a lot of different things he did not know about and I can see a big improvement in his English work.

Liam (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris has been a fantastic tutor. While being tutored by Chris I had learnt on how to improve my language techniques, creating detailed answers, correctly structuring each question on both exam papers and shown clear examples of how each question should look. Chris provides various useful resources to use to achieve help passing the exam. This includes resources provided to research while revising and work being set after each lesson which would be marked before the next lesson. I would highly recommend Chris to any parent looking for a tutor as he is a very engaging and knowledgeable tutor who delivers a very high standard of teaching.

Swar (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris is certainly the best I ever had. He uses clear and interesting examples to teach his material. Also, he possesses the highest level of knowledge on the subject … and he has made the subject interesting.
I would highly recommend him

Joanne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris is professional, positive and always encouraging. His tutoring has given my son so much more confidence & knowledge. He has helped him immensely with exam techniques in preparation for his GCSE English. I highly recommend Chris to any parent.

Abigail (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

He is brilliant and very professional, my son is enjoying his lessons.

Jay (Mrs)

3/5 Rating

Chris was very pleasant, but did not tutor our daughter for long as he was busy with other commitments.

Lorraine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We have found Chris to be an excellent teacher. He created a great rapport with our son. He was very professional and enthusiastic and provided a wealth of resources. He encouraged his strengths in the subject whilst supporting and improving his weaknesses. He marked any work set before the next lesson and provided positive constructive criticism when needed. We wouldn`t hesitate to recommend Chris. LH

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