I am a qualified, highly-experienced teacher of English, Media and Film. I have previously taught English at a number of local secondary schools including Edgbarrow and have also been head of English at Farnborough College of Technology. I presently teach English at a small independent secondary school outside Bracknell. I did an English Language degree at Reading University and my secondary PGCE (QTS) qualification at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent.
I offer private tuition in English and other related disciplines outside of my teaching hours including most weekends. I moderate and examine on both English Language and Literature for a number of large assessment bodies including Pearsons/EDEXCEL and Cambridge.
I am based in North Ascot - was once a Charters School student! - and have offered private tuition for some years, successfully guiding and supporting many dozens of students towards a good mark at GCSE and A Level English, Media and Film. I can also support younger students at Key Stage 3, and have previously or am currently tutoring students from a vast range of local secondary schools including Charters, Willink, EP, Collingwood, Ranelagh, Garth Hill and St Crispins. I am able to offer multiple references from students I have worked with both current and previous.
I am particularly apt at making English more accessible and ensuring that your son or daughter begins to progress to the levels they are capable. Having taught in modern schools, I am entirely sympathetic to parents who feel that large classes, sometimes with as many as 31 or 32 in a group, are holding your child back, or that you perhaps feel that they are not being given the support or encouragement they need. I am experienced at making Shakespeare and poetry-analysis accessible and even fun, as well as exploring ways to ensure that examination and controlled-assessment success takes place!
Typically, most students I work with would be required to undertake at least one additional homework activity on a weekly basis, and I expect regular interaction with the student`s parent or guardian(s) to discuss strategies to ensure continued progress and development. I would always visit for an informal discussion in the first instance, and would request that some of your son or daughter`s work be available for me to review from the outset.
Availability: Generally able to tutor weekday evenings and all day at weekends. Am available during both holiday periods and term times.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
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