I am a relaxed, ambitious and very well informed teacher who has featured as an "inspiring teacher" in an article of the TES magazine (10 March 2017).
I recently took early retirement from a long career teaching English Literature and Language to a wide range of pupils at a well known independent school. I have always enjoyed passing on my love of the subject to students and I am enjoying continuing to do so. I particularly enjoy teaching A Level Literature and I have extensive experience of teaching a variety of exam boards. While working, I studied for, and achieved, an MA in Literature with the Open University, specialising in modernist novels for my dissertation.
I also enjoy teaching GCSE Language and Literature as I have always had great success teaching Years 10 and 11, forming a productive rapport with pupils of all abilities. I can also help pupils to prepare for entrance examinations, having been in charge of scholarship exams and CE at my last school. This role involved setting many exams, both internal and external.
I enjoy all sports, especially golf, tennis and football and I also love travelling.
Availability: I am pretty much available at any time, depending on the convenience and preference of the students.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have taught English for 30 years. I was the Oxbridge mentor at school and have taught many different exam boards for A Level Literature and GCSE Language and Literature. I was in charge of Year 9, coordinating the curriculum and managing a sizeable team of teachers. I set all the entrance exams and was responsible for the CE marking process.
As a Sixth Form tutor for many years, I have written hundreds of UCAS references and being a key part of the university application process was very rewarding.
My school is well known for its sporting successes and, during my time there, I enjoyed coaching many football teams as well as tennis and badminton.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes