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Stephen (Tutor in Hornchurch)

Hornchurch, Essex
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Member Since: 28/09/2015
Last Login: 4 hours ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 4 hours

My Qualifications

University College London (Universi...
English, French, History
2:1  (1969)

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Rates summary: 25.00 to 35.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner

Information about Stephen

After a long career in journalism, I have worked in the education sector for the last 11 years, firstly as a Cover Supervisor/Learning Support Assistant in a secondary school and then as a Learning Mentor in a primary school before becoming a 1-1 tutor five years ago.

My tutoring subject is English, which I studied to degree level, for KS3 and KS4 - particularly the all-important English Language GCSE.

I had previously taken GCSE classes in school and in a group tuition environment.

I am a good communicator and get on particularly well with young people - I am also a qualified football coach and have trained a number of school and youth teams.

Although I have passed retirement age, I enjoy working still and feel that I can definitely be of benefit to students wishing to top up or revise their learning. In fact, I can truthfully say that out of the many pupils who came to me after failing their English Language mock exams, only one failed to pass with a C - or now 4 - grade when it came to the GCSE proper. One even got an A (now 7)!

I have an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service, clearing me to work with young people.

I have found that the main problem with under-achieving pupils is a matter of confidence, time management and knowing how to handle the questions. I can give them that confidence and the tools to deal with the questions in the time allocated.

Availability: Weekdays

Willing to travel: 4 miles

Experience: See above

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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Feedback For Stephen (10)

We have a total of 10 review(s) for Stephen.

Laraine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen helped my son to do his English resit (which he passed). He had 2 sessions where Stephen was able to discuss the paper in depth and tell him where he needed to work more. Definitely would recommend Stephen as very easy to get on with. Many thanks

Jason (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very good, knowledgeable about subject jason enjoys the sessions

David (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent Tutor, very reliable always punctual gets on very well with student. Very happy.

Howard (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen is a good teacher.

Tracey (Miss)

5/5 Rating

My daughter gets on well with Steve. He is very calm and patient. Great at explaining. Wish we had planned it better and got him around sooner.

Annette ()

5/5 Rating

Really Good Tutor

Fola (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Very good tutor

Fola (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Very good tutor

Sarah (Ms)

4/5 Rating

Steve has been tutoring my son for almost two months, I have noticed my son has become more confident with English and has made improvement. Steve assessed his needs and has tailored his lesson around my son’s weaknesses. He has shown a professional approach and has created a strong, happy and relaxed relationship which is a perfect environment for learning. I would highly recommend.

Graham (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Steve is everything that we hoped for when we searched this site. He is always punctual and displays a very caring manner.
We sincerely believe that Steve can help our daughter to catch up on her English studies and achieve a better than expected result from her GCSE exam this year. We owe him a great big thank you.

Tutors Response :

Many, many thanks for your very kind feedback. Much appreciated.


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