The University of Gloucestershire
Information about Alex
I have taught English for fourteen years, spending the last six at my local secondary school in Stroud. Before that I spent the previous six years at a secondary school in Churchdown, where I was an `Outstanding` teacher in a department that was rated `Outstanding` by Ofsted.
I currently teach 11-16 year olds, specialising in students who struggle with literacy and GCSE grade 4/5 borderline students. I have also taught Gifted and Talented and Particularly Able students and have a proven track record across a range of ages.
I am also an experienced examiner who currently marks for a popular GCSE exam board.
I am a friendly, passionate English teacher and I live with my wife and two young sons in Stroud.
I always make time to read, I enjoy playing football and I`m a member of a Stroud writing group.
Availability: Weekdays after 4, with the possibility of weekends.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: Fourteen years teaching KS3-KS5 in three successful Gloucestershire comprehensive schools.Contact this Tutor
Feedback For Alex (10)
Nancy And Clive (Mrs)
Alex has now completed our student`s preparation and she has done her GCSE exams in English Lit and Language. Alex has been really good at encouraging our Student to prepare her exam technique and her confidence over the last 18 months or so. His knowledge of the syllabus and experience as an examiner make him perfectly positioned to tutor privately. Happy customer.
Very pleased with our son`s progress.
Alex was very personable and relaxed. He helped my daughter with going through English lanaguage papers - looking at the structural questions that she was struggling with - this was a useful exercise and what we had hoped for. I would recommend Alex - I think if we had had time for further support he would have been excellent :)
Only used for a short time but Alex was flexible, friendly and has helped my son improve his grade in English Language.
I am so happy to have found Alex! I have a son in year11 who is dyslexic and struggles in English as a result.Even after just one session I have seen my son grow in confidence and is more positive about the subject. My son felt at ease in Alex`s company and developed an instant rapport with him.
Alex was professional throughout, responding quickly to messages and always remaining in contact.
I and my son have no hesitation in recommending Alex as a tutor.
Alex is a personable young man who encouraged and fired up my son for his English Language GCSE resit. We are hopeful the result will reflect the excellent input that Alex offered in a very short space of time. Alex was punctual and generous with his time and obvious passion for seeing young people achieve. Highly recommend.
Nancy And Clive (Mrs)
Our 2 sessions so far have been very satisfactory. Restarting properly after the Summer break hence the muted rating.
Alex was a great find! He had a good relationship with my son. Informal relaxed and encouraging but also realistic and firm when needed. We didn`t have regular lessons throughout the time period because Alex didn`t feel it was necessary but he went to some trouble to make himself available closer to the exams when my son wanted extra help. Fitting in lessons when he could and commenting swiftly on any work my son sent between lessons. He did everything he could to help. He was very reliable throughout and I would happily recommend him to others.
Alex is patient and calm and is able to bring out the ability in students who are struggling with English GCSE, to enable them to achieve their potential.
I found Alex by chance whilst looking for an English tutor for my 15 year old Son. It must have been my lucky day, straight away they clicked with my non-enthusiastic Son looking forward to his sessions after the first visit. I felt my Son had the ability to achieve great things in English but 4 years at secondary school managed to destroy any confidence when it came to this subject, within a few weeks Alex had him believing he could be an A grade, and that small validation from a tutor who is not patronising but constructively enthusiastic about his work has already seen dividends after just 3 sessions.
Alex has been helping him find tune the little things that add up to a loss of marks/grades and that has boosted my sons confidence and performance in English.
Would not hesitate to recommend Alex.