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Mary (Tutor in Ashford)

Ashford, Kent TN23
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Member Since: 17/10/2016
Last Login: 4 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
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University of Roehampton
English Language and Linguistics wi...
2:1  (1997)
University of Roehampton
English Language and Linguistics wi...
2:1  (1997)
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Information about Mary

I`m an English tutor working from home in Ashford, Kent. I also offer on-line tuition. My lessons include:

* Building confidence
* Learning relevant vocabulary
* Improving spelling (if needed)
* Establishing a sound knowledge of the texts and poems studied and learning relevant quotes
* Going through exam papers
* Improving creative writing

Friendly and approachable, I specialise in teaching KS3 English, GCSE English and GCSE English Literature. I teach from home in the centre of Ashford, Kent, where I live with my husband, two youngest children (born 2002 and 2009) and my dog, Sally.

*I am thrilled to have received the following feedback from a student, who told me originally he just wanted to pass with a 4/5: `I wanted to say a very big thank you. your tuition helped me to get results above my expectation. You really helped me with my confidence in the subject. I got a 7 in literature I did a lot better than I wished for.`

I’m a qualified English teacher with a degree in English Language and Linguistics. I have 18 years` experience teaching English both 1:1 and to small groups.

At the moment I am teaching several students who are aiming at the top GCSE grades and am giving guidance on how to achieve that.
I have an enhanced DBS check.

Availability: From mid-May onwards I have the following availability:
Mondays 5pm-6pm
Tuesdays 5pm-6pm
Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm

After School

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: All lessons are tailored to the individual and I encourage my students to take ownership of their learning, progressively developing study skills. It has been very rewarding to see some of my new students improve their monitoring grades after only a few lessons.

Most students need help with building vocabulary, punctuation and grammar. My usual approach is to take one point of punctuation or grammar per week and then keep revising it as we go along. I tend to do this at the beginning of the lesson and then move on to a reading or writing exercise.

Although most students I teach are in school, preparing for exams, I am also happy to teach students who want to study a book or need more general help with their English.

It is my policy to update parents regularly by email of what I`ve been covering in lessons.

Lessons are booked and paid for half-termly by cash or bank transfer and are non-refundable. Email receipts are always sent.

*Please note* I do not offer fortnightly or monthly lessons: all slots for term-time lessons are for weekly tuition.

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Feedback For Mary (4)
We have a total of 4 review(s) for Mary.

Bafana (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Such a great Tutor was predicted a grade 3 in English literature two months before examinations and helped achieve a 7. Highly recommend really helpful with how to revise and great to talk to.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Bafana. It was a pleasure to teach you. Congratulations on your results and very best wishes for your future studies.

Lyn (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

It is early days but I have found Mary to be very helpful and my son is fully engaged with the lessons.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the lovely feedback, Lyn!

Faye (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very happy so far. Mary was very easy to talk to. She is professional and gives me a weekly update on the work she has done with my daughter. Importantly, my daughter likes her and is happy to go each week.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the lovely feedback Faye!

Anette (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mary has been tutoring English Literature to my son who is doing GCSE in the coming May and he is very pleased with the lessons.

She has always some tips to give away and he always come home feeling positive and confident.

Many thanks Mary!

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much Anette. Much appreciated!

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