Hello I`m Paul, I I have a First Class degree in English Literature, and A*s in both English Literature & Language, and have tutored GCSE and A Level students for a number of years. I enjoy working with my students and seeing them realise and achieve their academic potential, while also taking a new interest in the subject. My experience has shown every student is capable of achieving at least one grade higher than they are predicted, sometimes two or three.
Outside of tutoring, I run an academic publishing company that specialises in guide books for GCSE and A Level English Literature students, so I spend a lot of time understanding the (ever changing) syllabus! As I oversee all areas of production of the books, including co-editing all new titles, my job also requires me to know the core texts of different reading lists in detail, which certainly helps when working 1:1 with students.
I have a very patient tutoring style and appreciate that everybody learns at a different pace and with an individual approach. I am also able to help students with general essay writing and exam preparation, particularly helping them to research, plan, structure and edit their written work.
While my focus is on improving students` academic abilities, I am also very aware of the challenges and pressures involved with homework and exams. I can also help with timetabling, time management and mentoring to help keep students on track and in control of their target grades.
I also offer Online (email/skype) & telephone tutoring and mentoring.
Availability: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings - weekends are sometimes possible, if necessary.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I have tutored students for the past 10 years, mostly for GCSE & A Level English Literature and Language, but also for other subjects and adult learners.
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Excellent tutor, Omar has found the lessons very useful and we have seen as a sharp improvement in his grade in English.
an excellent tutor that is very organised and a quick response to any enquire. Paul has a good understanding of individual needs for student of any age. he helped me rebuild my CV and Cover Letter from scratch with real professionalism.
Paul ended up being too busy to tutor me, so I had to find someone else.
Paul is a splendid teacher, diligent and structured. Spotted what was need on the first meeting and very quickly engaged my son into applying the techniques needed to achieve a higher grade at GCSE.
Paul is 100% reliable and has been very helpful to my daughter currently studying for her GCSE in English.
Excellent tutor, he`s helped my son improve his English language skills which made him get a higher grade
Really helped with providing clear guidelines on how to structure the answers. Tutored in both English language and literature and would definitely recommend.
He came in just a month before the GCSEs and helped my son get an A* in both English Language and English Literature. He was sweet, punctual, friendly and great with my son. Thanks Paul!
I cannot praise enough Paul`s contribution.
When he is on hand to help he is committed to see you through (I have the high marks to show for it).
I`d recommend anyone considering a writing tutor and/proof reader to make Paul their first port of call before considering anyone else.
I have the marks to show for it, if anyone doubts.
Very, very pleased with Paul. His profile is exactly what it says it is, which is truly refreshing. He is extremely professional, friendly, approachable and a very capable tutor. He tutors our son at GCSE level in English Literature and my son thoroughly enjoys each session. I would highly recommend him.
We are over the moon with Paul - he arrived to meet our son and immediately started the conversation with him and not us - which really helped our son to relax and chat through the areas he wants to address. We are very confident in Paul`s ability to help and look forward to him working closely with our son. He is also very polite, well presented and our son is really looking forward to getting started!