Claire (Tutor in Cheltenham)
The University of Gloucestershire
The Open University
University of Cambridge
English with Drama
The University of Kent
English and American Literature and...
Information about Claire
I am a qualified English teacher with experience in teaching children with a wide range of abilities at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Over the past three years in my role as a private literacy, language and literature tutor, I have helped a number of students to significantly improve on their predicted grades.
I have a warm, friendly and sensitive approach to tutoring. Lessons are carefully planned to address and support areas of weakness and to develop existing skills.
I offer preparation for public examinations at Key Stages 4 and 5, i.e. GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature (all examination boards) and A Level English Literature.
Availability: I am available in the evenings after 4pm during term-time, at weekends and all day during school holidays.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have eleven years` experience as a qualified English teacher in both state and independent sectors and a further three years` experience as a private literacy, language and literature tutor.
I was promoted to Second in Department within two years of qualifying and, as part of this role, was responsible for the implementation of the National Literacy Strategy at Key Stage 3. Latterly, I gained experience as a teacher of Additional Educational Needs, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autistic spectrum disorders and speech and language impairment, in a mainstream setting.
As a private tutor, I have taught learners with diverse needs and goals. I have successfully supported: students who have missed a significant amount of school time due to personal and medical issues students with learning difficulties, such as Asperger syndrome and dyslexia students who have needed to retake their GCSE English Language in Year 12 to achieve the grade needed for further study or work students with literacy difficulties who have found English lessons at school a struggle and even students without literacy difficulties per se, but who have just needed an additional and/or fresh perspective to demystify the subject and rekindle their enthusiasm. All of these students have achieved their targets and, in some cases, have significantly exceeded them.
Feedback For Claire (6)
Claire has been a fantastic tutor for our daughter and helped her achieve the necessary grade to get in 6th form.
Excellent tutor- very responsive to the needs of the pupil
Claire helped get our son from an E to a grade B English GCSE earlier this year (2016). A lot of it was down to technique and how you approach a question.
I was very pleased with the progress my son made. She was creative and encouraging in getting the best out of him.
Clair helped me improve my writing and speaking skills to pass IELTS test. Just in a few lessons I was able to improve my score above 7 as I needed. She is an excellent teacher.
`The English lessons have helped be regain my enthusiasm for English and have given me the tools to improve. The techniques learnt should also help me with my history and RS. Claire is very friendly and approachable, she is very clear in her style of teaching and easy to understand`