The University of Manchester
The University of Birmingham
English Language and Literature
Information about Catherine
I am a mother of three children and know that patience and good humour are essential to helping young people succeed. I thoroughly enjoy working with all of my students and pride myself on being able to help learners realise their potential. I have a proven track record of securing the best possible grades for my students as parents and pupils alike will confirm. I work in a variety of formats: in person, online, for students being home schooled, or young actors working on films who need onset teaching.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: HEAD OF ENGLISH and EXAMINER. I am a personable and highly experienced teacher of English with a track record of securing the highest grades for students. I am currently Head of English And Director of Teaching and Learning at a large independent secondary school in the Stockport area. My areas of expertise include transition to secondary school, entrance exam preparation, KS3 English skills, IGCSE and GCSE Language and Literature, A level Language and A Level Literature, UCAS applications and Oxbridge preparation.
For 20 years I have thoroughly enjoyed working with young people and encouraging those who have no interest in the subject, develop excellent reading and writing skills. Even reluctant readers, with the right encouragement, can go on to excel in external exams. Furthermore, it has been a privilege to stretch and challenge the most able so that they can secure grade 9s, A* and some of the most competitive university places.
I have a flexible approach to teaching- and one to one tuition facilitates different approaches to those within the classroom. I have been an examiner for both GCSE and A level and also write and mark entrance exams. I am a founding fellow of the chartered college of teaching which allows me to continuously develop as a professional.
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Feedback For Catherine (3)
Catherine has been a great support to us over the summer months. Not only has she been an excellent tutor but my daughter really likes her which has made the extra work 100xs easier. No complaints at all!
Patient and encouraging. A great tutor. Good feedback from my daughter so far.
Catherine was a great tutor. With her insight and guidance, she helped our son achieve the very high grades he aspired to.