University of Bedfordshire
English secondary teaching
University of Hertfordshire
Information about Claire
I have been teaching KS3, GCSE and A level English for 12 years in secondary schools. I have also worked for two of the major exam boards marking A level and GCSE papers.
My passion for English is conveyed to my students. I am well versed in the new GCSE and A level specs and have designed overviews which are used in my last school.
I endeavour to stretch all students by highlighting their strengths and areas for development and creating opportunities for them to make clear, progress. Most of all, I hope all students I teach enjoy the subject whilst they are learning!
Availability: Due to the current situation, I have slots available throughout the week. I have been tutoring online for a few years using Skype / FaceTime / Google Hangouts with Google Classroom. I find this a very effective form of teaching, as it allows us to converse whilst sharing and editing the same resources.
Special discounts will be made when buying a group of 10 or more lessons.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have worked as an English teacher in a secondary school for 10 years with responsibility for KS4. I have small children and now work part time in a successful Hertfordshire secondary school.
I have also examined GCSE and A level literature.
Feedback For Claire (20)
Claire was an excellent English tutor. My son learned so much from her and said she was really approachable and nice and very competent. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend her to others and am planning on asking her to help with tutoring my younger child in the future.
I highly recommend Claire as an English tutor. She tutored my son for his English GCSE and built up his confidence which had been severely knocked. Claire responded quickly to all communications. Lessons took place on time and were well prepared. Homework was given each week and marked and feedback given during sessions. Thank you very much Claire, you were fabulous and just what we needed.
Claire tuitioned our son with GCSE English and now is tutoring our younger son. She is excellent, well prepared and tries to see where the student needs support. Both our sons really like her. Highly recommend Claire
She is lovely and professional teacher. She was able to raise my sons performance from Grade 2 to 7 in six months. I definitely recommend her.
Claire is very patient working with my son and inspires him to work harder. She has markedly improved his confidence and his grades are improving.
After only a few one to one sessions with Claire our daughters understanding of the GCSE requirements and her confidence in her ability to meet these have improved considerably. We are extremely pleased with the progress she is making under Claires supervision.
Claire has been working with my daughter for 16 months, she is a wonderful and supportive tutor. Her confidence in her English work has grown tremendously, with help from Claire.
Already my son has gained confidence and is improving each session. Claire has made it very clear what he needs to do to acieve higher marks for questions on the GCSE papers. He has said he has learned more from her in the last few weeks then his total time at secondary school. No, it isn`t cheap but it is well worth engaging Claire as a tutor. I am sure the money and time invested will give a great end result.
Excellent tutor. Highly recommend. My son is making considerable progress and thoroughly enjoying the sessions.
She is outstanding. I recommend her highly. My son looks forward to her lessons.
Reliable and good rapport with my child. Would recommend
Website a bit clunky especially messages
so far good.
My son is taking English tution for his GCSE with claire for the past few weeks.
I can already see his confidence growing after few lessons . we`re very happy with his progress so far. I would definitely recommend Claire
Claire has been helping our daughter for a month now and we are very happy with her tuition. We wanted a tutor to give our daughter a confidence boost - and Claire`s patient methods seem to working well even at this early stage. Our daughter has already produced some much improved work which she was proud to read back to us after the most recent lesson. Thank you, Claire!
Excellent teacher. Knows exactly my daughter`s needs. Very happy.
Claire is an experienced competent teacher. She has worked effectively with my twins. We are pleased.
I am more than happy to have Clair as a tutor for my daughter. She is very encouraging and passionate. Moreover, she requires more than the existing skills and level of knowledge, which appears to be a very good booster for my daughter`s achievements.
Definitely will recommend.
Claire has been tutoring my daughter who is in Yr 10. Within 2 months my daughter`s knowledge and skills in English has increased significantly. I liked the approach and strategy Claire took initially. She would conduct various tests to judge the student and then teach them to improve gradually. Claire is very functual and a true professional. We are fortunate to have a tutor like Claire. I am confident that my daughter will get the highest possible grade in English GCSE. Thank you Claire for helping her.
I got in touch with Claire for getting my son Denis ready for his English GCSE exam. Denis just moved to the UK in March, 6 months ago, and had some gaps in English. Claire is doing the very best to help Denis to get ready for the exam. Denis already feels much more confident and there is still time for him to catch up with Claire. We are very happy to find Claire on this website and do recommend her as a tutor.