University of Surrey
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other La...
University of Southampton
BA (hons) English
First Class (2003)
Information about Luci
Flexible, fun and interactive online tuition.
Highly experienced former English teacher (PGCE) and private tutor offering individual support with assessments and exam preparation for English Language and English Literature. Friendly and relaxed lessons which build confidence. Main examination boards covered.
Using past papers or homework/lesson tasks we work together to develop:
- academic or creative writing styles
- explanations and analysis for GCSE and A` Level
- examination techniques
Lessons are individually tailored to you using past papers, assessment criteria, discussion, practice and even a little humour.
I would, without hesitation, recommend Luci, and indeed have already done so to friends. This is because of her approach, her flexibility and understanding, and the impact she`s had.
Luci is very kind, friendly and encouraging, which has been very important for my daughter in this really tricky year; her confidence in English has grown hugely as a result. Luci is also very focused and completely up-to-speed with the curriculum and GCSE exams. She understands how to teach the sub-topics in a way that both engages her pupils but also equips them with the skills to think through and answer questions. My daughter`s English teacher has commented on her really improved exam technique, which has come from her time with Luci.
Lastly, Luci has been flexible at times when we have requested more sessions, on the odd occasion where we`ve needed to change the scheduled times, or indeed in response to my daughter`s last-minute requests to cover specific sub-topics, which has been a big help. (KM, 2021)
`... my daughter, for particular reasons, hadnt achieved the GCSE mock grades that we were anticipating. We knew she had the capability to achieve much higher. In less than a term working with Luci, her level in English Language jumped at least 2 grades and Im assured that she would have achieved so much more if the current national health crisis had not curtailed her sessions prematurely.` (Mrs Clarke, Ipswich April, 2020)
Availability: Please contact me to check availability or for an informal chat about what support is needed. :)
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: As a former Head of English and private tutor, I have worked with Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 students from private and state schools to achieve and exceed predicted grades in GCSE, IGCSE and A` Level English Language and Literature.
I supported with students with dyslexia and Aspergers to reach the highest grades.
Assistance and support available for the preparation for UCAS personal statements and university interviews, including Oxbridge applications.
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Feedback For Luci (19)
Luci has tutored our son in Year 11 for English language and literature in preparation for his GCSEs this Summer. Luci has been great and set up a good positive rapport with Jack which helped him to keep going! Luci helped Jack gain confidence and really fill in some gaps in his understanding. Shes made a significant difference for Jack and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend her.
Thank you, Luci
Ms Luci is an excellent teacher and very prompt in replying to our mails. She has excellent communication skills. My son loves her teaching and we have confidence in her ability to meet the educational goals of our son
The best English teacher Ive ever met so far. Luci is such a responsible and professional teacher. She really helps me in my IGCSE language and literature. She is not the teacher who will tell you the correct answer directly, instead, she taught you the way to approach it. Thanks for your effort over the past 2 years!!!
Ms. Luci is a great teacher, well experienced, polite and professional. She found a key to children very easy, even if it`s so hard to catch children attention online.
Luci has been a fantastic tutor for my son: he has really enjoyed his sessions with her and has found the feedback he`s received on his work invaluable as he prepares for his GCSE replacement assessments. I just wish we had found Luci earlier.
Luci is an excellent tutor. I can highly recommend her. My daughter`s grades in English have already improved after only a few lessons.
Luci gave English language and literature class to my son and he got 2 grades up in his GCSE`s.Top class teacher highly recommended Thanks alot Luci.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for the feedback - it is always greatly appreciated. I was so pleased for Saadi as he has such potential and the result will be a great boost.
Please pass on my congratulations and wish him all the best for the future from me.
Luci has been tutoring my daughter for a few sessions now and my daughter finds her so accessible, friendly, professional and supportive. We, like so many Year 13s at the moment, are keen to gain the grades for her top choice of Uni; I am very hopeful that this is more of a reality than originally expected. Highly recommend Luci!
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback - it is much appreciated.
Niamh has been a delight to work with as she has independent ideas and can see the broader picture. Also, she works hard at applying feedback to her work. I don`t think she fully realises how strong she really is. :)
Luci has been a great English teacher and our son has grown in confidence.
Luci is proving to be an excellent Tutor for my daughter who is studying towards English GCSE, she has engaged with us from the beginning to find out where help and improvement is needed & is always well prepared, my daughter is slowly gaining confidence
Luci is a wonderful tutor. She is passionate and her passion is infectious. My son is having to re-sit his GCSE English Language and he has improved vastly in such a short period of time already. My son struggles to be creative and spontaneous when writing which has had a negative impact on his self confidence. Since working with Luci his self-confidence has come on leaps and bounds and were hoping for a grade 7-8 as a result. We highly recommend Luci as an English tutor.
Luci`s help with my A-level English and personal statement has been invaluable. She is such a friendly tutor and every lesson is well structured and instructive.
Great tutor very helpful
really great teacher!
Luci is an excellent tutor. My daughter was looking for extra support with the explanation/analysis for GCSE and examination techniques. After just the first couple of lessons it was clear that this was just the type of support she needed. Luci`s lessons are well structured and tailored to my daughter`s needs and above all, enjoyable. I am confident that with her input, my daughter has a good chance of achieving a top grade which she is aiming for in her favorite subject.
Luci is very friendly and really improved pupils confidence when answering exam questions and covering content. Every lesson Luci was very well prepared and organised with lots of work and sheets to help student. We would definitely recommend.
A very good English tutor, builds confidence and helps the pupil to see there is light at the end of the tunnel. Would not hesitate to recommend
Robert & Heather (Mr)
Unfortunately the pupil refused the lessons but Luci has been most understanding regarding educational and emotional needs.