University College London (University of London)
Education English with ESOL
Creative Writing: The Novel
University of Brighton
BA Hons English Literature and Media
Information about Tom
In 2018 I completed my PGCE at the Institute of Education, London and have been privately tutoring students for the past five years aged from six years (Key Stage 1 English) up to eighteen years of age (English Language A-Level) to supplement my income whilst in study. Prior to undertaking a PGCE I graduated in 2017 with a Masters Degree with Merit from Brunel University in Creative Writing.
After graduating from the University of Brighton in 2011 with an Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in English and Media I worked for five years in a range of marketing and copywriting related roles, liaising with clients from various agencies in the hospitality and music industries.
Whilst working in the creative industries I wrote music reviews and web articles which were published weekly on online platforms. Whilst I studied for my undergraduate degree I was also involved in the collaborative anthology of writings about the history of the city of Brighton which was published in 2012 and available through Queenspark Books, entitled: Brighton: The Graphic Novel.
English is my passion and I have spent my working life immersing myself in the written word in professional and academic pursuit. I have wanted to share my passion and help others to develop their skills in the English language since I can remember. I feel that due to my academic achievements and experience in teaching literacy and ESOL in a range of contexts and levels I have demonstrated why I am the perfect tutor for you.
Availability: Weekdays 10am - 2pm.
Evenings 4pm - 8pm
Weekends - various
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I have five years of experience in tutoring and whilst I was a trainee teacher I was working in colleges around Hertfordshire (North Hertfordshire College) and London (Camden Working Mens College and Hackney Community College). In these placements I worked with large groups of literacy and ESOL learners from diverse backgrounds at a range of ability levels. I now run my own small business operation where I travel to students` homes around Herts, Beds and Essex alongside providing online tutoring support.
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Feedback For Tom (8)
Good teaching skills
Tom is a very experienced and professional tutor.Very kind and always on time. He proofread my assignments on the degree level and corrected English language errors.I would strongly recommend Tom as a tutor.
A truly professional and dedicated tutor! Tom has been tutoring my children for about 2 months now and I only have praise to share. He is always prompt, comes prepared and knows how to get the best out of my children. He operates at the right level of firmness while still making the sessions fun. What I am most impressed by is the follow through with detailed written session reports, highlighting strengths and areas where further support is required in my childs learning. He tailors homework to the lessons, building in complexity to ensure a solid foundation in understanding. Nothing validates his worth as much as my children asking for longer sessions and looking forward to the next lesson. This is what learning should be about and Tom in my opinion has the winning delivery.
My son really enjoyed his sessions with Tom and he felt comfortable around him. He is confidence has since grown in English.
In the short time Tom has been tutoring my son, his confidence and knowledge has grown. He finds his lessons varied and certainly beneficial and he is easy to get along with. Tom sends a short report via email after each session, which includes things they have covered and how he feels he has got on - I find this very helpful. My hope is when my son takes his GCSE`s next year, he will be in a far better position to sit them with confidence and I feel that with Tom`s continued help, this will be achievable. I would definitely recommend Tom.
Tom is an extremely professional and engaging tutor. Our Year 11 son is not the greatest fan of English Literature, hence tutoring, but I am quietly confident that outcomes are being improved. Our son enjoys tutor time and Tom provides a report after each session to which we can really relate. Highly recommended.
Tom is an excellent tutor, we are extremely pleased
Had several session thus far and could not be more pleased!
Knowledgeable, friendly and well prepared with thorough feedback following every session. My daughter really likes his teaching style.
Best tutor I have found on this site by far!