I am a fully qualified teacher Cer.Ed., PGCE, CELTA with an enhanced CRB and a counselling qualification. I have been working as a private tutor for over 20 years- since my eldest child was born- teaching children and adults a range of subjects from KS2 to A Level.
During each one hour session, your child will be fully committed to a process of learning which is both challenging and engaging.
After an initial assessment, I create an individual scheme of work which supports your child in the weaker areas, helps them to develop confidence and knowledge so that they can subsequently achieve their potential. I help your child develop stratagem and skills that are used both in the classroom and the exam room. Students predicted a fail regularly achieve a B after tuition, and those predicted a mere pass at GCSE often go on to achieve A or even A*. I have high expectations of all my students and they generally live up to them!
I am fully acquainted with all the current syllabi: AQA/IGCSE/etc Trinity/Cambridge EAL/EFL exams and Trinity Guildhall.
I have two daughters: The eldest who is an English graduate from the University of Exeter and is currently working at The House of Lords. My youngest is completing her Masters degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland. In my spare time I raise money for charity,singing with a local choir and am indulging in a creative writing course. I practise what I preach!
Availability: I am available during the daytime before 3pm - including the weekends. However, I am not available between 3pm - 5pm on weekdays. I do prefer to teach from my home but can commute short distances but only by special arrangement.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have worked as a private tutor since 1992 teaching English Lit. Lang. Drama, KS2 English and Maths and 11+. I have taught and been a Head of Dept. in both the state and private sector and have taught at both Junior and senior level.
My 11+ success rate has been almost 100% and I have been happy to support appeals when necessary.
My English Lit. and Lang. students have all excelled and gained entry to top universities, including Oxbridge, St. Andrews, Exeter and Warwick to name but a few. My pass rate at GCSE is 100% with most achieving the higher grades.
My drama students have gone on to study at drama schools, drama at university and many have undertaken professional work in film, TV, theatre and radio.
I am happy to teach children over the age of 7-years and of course adults.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
Reference: References requested
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Corel is an inspirational tutor who has really supported my daughter in her A level studies
My daughter has only been attending Corals sessions for a few weeks but already there has been a vast improvement with her English writing skills and her confidence levels in her English lessons. Coral is a great, enthusiastic tutor and I would recommend her to anyone taking A Level English Literature.
I am really very happy with Coral and delighted I found her through the site and the fact she lives very local to us. My son is a reluctant Yr7 student needing some help with English. Coral crafts the sessions around his interest so that he willingly contributes. Would most certainly recommend
Coral has been an amazing help to my daughter after only a few revision lessons. Her knowledge and expertise has inspired my daughter and given her the confidence to succeed in her GCSEs this summer.
My daughter Fatima had a few lessons for her GSCE English from Coral recently. I found her very professional. It was a good experience overall. I would like to get help from her for my other daughters too if she had some free places available.
This is what Fatima said ``She told me exactly how I needed to improve to get more marks and she knew lots about the set texts I was doing-she gave me practical work to do which she marked and she helped me with specific things I needed ``
We are very pleased with finding Coral, she is a very positive, creative teacher. We would highly recommend Coral as a tutor.
Thank you - Sorry meant to let you know sooner and reserve your services for this years exams he got B in all 3 AS so very pleased and thankful for your help