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Arnside, Cumbria
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Member Since: 06/12/2017
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My Qualifications

University of Wolverhampton
PGCE in Further Adult Education
Stratford upon Avon College
Level 5 Training & Development Strategy
Certificate of Unit Credit
Birmingham City University
D34 Internal Verifiers Award
University of Wolverhampton
BA Hons Business

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Information about Karen

I am a supportive, PGCE qualified, student focused tutor with over 25 years’ experience of working with a variety of age groups with GCSE`s, KS3 (year 9 and above), and English as a additional language. Each session is tailored to the individual needs of each student as I feel it is important to treat everyone as individuals. My sessions are structured and relaxed, allowing plenty of opportunity to discuss, laugh and ask questions. My approach is to use techniques to engage with students to show them how they can develop using their strengths, to listen effectively to what students say and provide positive feedback to enable students to develop at their own pace mastering techniques that they adopt, to enhance their written, spoken or comprehension of English language and literature .

Availability: Wednesday: 6.30 - 7.30 PM
Thursday: 5.40 - 6.40 PM & 6.30 - 7.30 PM

I am available both online and in-person, based in Cumbria. I also work during half-term (and are available during the day) and will have some evening slots available during half-term week as some students take a break during the holidays.
I am available after school and in the evenings, as well as during the day to help students who are unable to attend school (following the pandemic, I am seeing more students who are unable to attend school due to confidence and anxiety constraints), or are on study leave, and for adults who wish to study while the home is quiet or during their working day.

I am also available to help on-line using ZOOM for GCSE (year 9 and above), resit support, and for adults who would like help with English, business English, or if English is not your first language.
Please check my current availability and get in touch and we can discuss how I can help with your specific requirements.

I look forward to hearing from you, Karen

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I have for the last 10 years been successfully tutoring students with English to achieve GCSE English Language and Literature qualifications working with a variety of awarding bodies and various specifications including AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas. I have supported students with a variety of learning difficulties and needs: Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia and personal confidence and self-esteem support.

I am also tutoring students with English as a second language (EAL) and have previously tutored students to take the Cambridge First Certificate qualifications.

For a number of years, I lived in France and taught English upon the Baccalaureate, in a French High school. During school holidays I devised individual English immersion programmes and tutored French students in my own home.

Here in the UK I lectured for many years in Management specialising in communication and personal development on undergraduate University programmes and are a Fellow with the Institute of Personnel and Development. I have devised, taught, assessed and tutored upon further education programmes in management, leadership, Personnel and Development, Business Start-up programmes, and dissertation and extended projects.

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Feedback For Karen (13)

We have a total of 13 review(s) for Karen.

Lucy (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Good tutor understands pupils needs and works with them to achieve goals

Tutors Response :

I think this feedback has been attached to the wrong tutor and needs removing as I have not been tutoring any student by this name.

Jackie (Ms)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has now had several tutoring sessions with Karen. Over this short time her confidence in her own ability is developing well as is her subject knowledge. Karen has formed a good relationship with her also taking an interest in her life outside `English`. Karen, is; patient, gives her time to think, gives her postive feedback, always checks she understand things being discussed in an encouraging manner, allows her time to reconsider ideas and gives her helpful sheets that help to scaffold her understanding. Karen herself is very postiive and engaging. My daughter does find this subject tricky and Karen is doing a fantastic job at opening it up for her . Thanks Karen.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Jackie for you lovely feedback, I am so pleased that your daughter is feeling more confident with this subject, which I can see each week as she engages more and more with both me and the lesson content. I feel sure that by the time she comes to take her exams she will find the subject easier to apply to the GCSE papers. Many thanks Karen

Sarbjit (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Karen has been amazing, my daughter absolutely felt comfortable with her immediately. Karen went through the materials in full details and was never put off explaining anything over again. The resources provided by Karen are excellent, she always went out of her way to support my daughter and left plenty of feedback for me as I was not always there to speak to Karen. She was happy for my daughter to do any extra work for Karen to look through or mark, especially practice papers. Karen is always on time and lessons are delivered with lots of knowledge. Anyone looking for an English tutor, Karen would be the person to ask. Thank you Karen for you all help and support. Good luck!

Tutors Response :

Thank you Sarbjit for you feedback, it is most kind of you. I am delighted that both the sessions and feedback following the sessions were helpful to you and your daughter. It has been a true pleasure working with her mature and studious manner, debating answers, understanding of poems, and quotes, and I am hopeful that she will achieve the grades she needs to progress to her next educational level.
Many thanks to you again, Karen

Elanor (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Karen has helped my son in the lead up and during GCSE English (language and literature). She was kind, patient, very conscientious, reliable and knowledgable. She`s been a real asset to us throughout this whole process, and taken away a lot of stress for mum! Thank you Karen.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Elanor for your very kind feedback, I am so pleased that the sessions with your son have been beneficial to him, and I am hoping that he achieves the grades he desires. Kind regards Karen

Vicki (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

She has been a great help to my daughter working towards her GCSE`s. She simplified all the books and poems making things easier to remember. I would thoroughly recommend her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Vicki for your very kind feedback, I am so pleased that your daughter found the sessions helpful and hope that her forthcoming GCSE exams go well for her. Karen

Oliver (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Our son has recently started on line tuition with Karen and we are really pleased. Our son enjoys the lessons and she always gives feedback afterwards.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for providing feedback, it is most kind of you as we have only been working together for a short period of time. I am pleased that you are enjoying the sessions as this is most important to me. Karen

lynsey (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Very impressed with Karen She very quickly got to understand and discuss expectations for English tutoring for our 13 year old daughter who lacks self esteem and is finding it hard to write descri ptive work. Karen has tailored the lessons superbly and provides specific feedback on what’s working, and homework set etc Really pleased to have found Karen

Tutors Response :

Thank you Lynsey for your kind feedback; I am so pleased that the sessions are meeting the support that your daughter requires as this is always my uppermost aim ensuring that after each session she feels a little more confident. Many thanks Karen

Claire (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Karen was very helpful and gave my son lots of tips to improve his grades. He is more confident going into the exam now!

Tutors Response :

Thank you Claire for your feedback, I am so pleased that your son felt more confident when he recently sat his English examinations. I would like to wish him every success with him continued studies. With my very best regards, Karen

Andrea (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Lovely Tutor, exactly what we were looking for which is a testament to her skill as my son has a lot of catching up to do after being educated overseas.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Andrea for your kind feedback, I am pleased that the sessions are meeting your son`s support requirements, I can see his confidence growing each week.

Joshua (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My 16 year old Son started English tutoring for his GCSE`s around five weeks ago, he enjoys the lesson with Karen and is already achieving better marks in English and finding it easier. Karen has given him confidence that he can do it, I would highly recommend Karen`s tutoring.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback on your son`s experience. I am delighted that he has gained in confidence, which I have seen develop over the sessions we have had together, asking questions and making suggestions together with feeling relaxed enough to laugh together, which is always a good thing to do. I hope that the grade he receives in his English language GCSE reflects the hard work he has undertaken. Many thanks once more for your feedback, Karen

Deborah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We were looking for an English Tutor who would be able to increase our daughter`s confidence in her own abilities and exam technique for her GCSE`s this summer. We have only been working with Karen for four weeks but so far she has been absolutely fantastic. Her knowledge of her subject and the exam process is comprehensive and very up to date; she is extremely good at tailoring her teaching to our daughter`s needs and learning style.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Deborah for your very kind feedback, it is very much appreciated.

Clare (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Karen is an excellent tutor and my son is very comfortable with her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Claire for your kind feedback, I am pleased that your son feels comfortable in our tutoring sessions as it is important to me that students feel at ease. Kind regards Karen

Helen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter had lost her confidence in English Karen has been amazing in giving her, her confidence back she is patient and caring and has given us hope for the future. Thank you.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Helen for your kind words. I am delighted that your daughter is feeling more confident and I feel sure that this will only grow further as she progresses through her final school year. Best regards Karen

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