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Serena

Serena
Serena
Tutor
Sutton, Surrey
Feedback Score:
+6
Member Since: 23/07/2020
Last Login: 9 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 24 minutes

My Qualifications

QTS
Institute of Education, University of London
PGDE English
Pass  (2018)
BA
King`s College London (University of London)
English Language and Literature
Hons  (2017)

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PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Career Development-----£75.60
Communication Skills-----£75.60
Creative Writing£75.60£75.60£75.60£75.60£75.60£75.60
Eleven Plus£75.60-----
English£75.60£75.60£75.60£75.60£75.60-
Entrance Exams£75.60£75.60----
Extended Project Qualification-£75.60£75.60£75.60--
Personal Statements---£75.60--
Sat£75.60-----
Seven Plus£75.60-----

Information about Serena

Recent Successes:
- 11+ tutees received offers for Trinity, Whitgift and Royal Russell
- 100% pass rate for previous Year 11 class (average grade went from 2.6 in September 2020 to 7.3 in August 2021)
- 6 students received a Level 9 in Literature and 7 students received a Level 9 in Language (after receiving Levels 2-3 in September 2020 when I first started teaching them)
- A-Level tutees increased by at least one grade (one student went from B to A, one student C to A, and one went from E to A*!)

As a current Middle Manager in an Outstanding inner London state school, I focus on planning high quality lessons and resources for the whole department. My job focuses on KS3, however I also assist the Head of Department with KS4 planning. It is important to me that my lessons are engaging, and my teaching practice is supportive, research-informed and of course flexible, to meet the needs of every learner.

Therefore, every pupil I tutor makes progress and gets results!

As a pupil you can expect:
- fun in-session and post-session tasks
- lots of tips and tricks to help you progress
- a supportive but challenging atmosphere

As a parent you can expect:
- weekly feedback
- sessions completely personalised for your child with their targets in mind
- regular homework (tasks can vary from vocabulary quizzes and independent work to research and presentation tasks — depending on the needs of the pupil).
- high-quality sessions based on research-informed pedagogy and vast subject knowledge
- fully qualified, experienced teacher, DBS checked, trained in safeguarding (so you know your child is well looked after)

I am also a published poet with experience in writing and editing novels, poetry and plays. I am particularly adept at grammar and spelling, but can offer support beyond written expression too, like plot development, character development, structure, narrative voice, world building, and creating suspense.

Availability: Edit:
*NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FROM MID-JUNE FOR MONDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS AND TWO SUNDAY AFTERNOON SLOTS*

I only tutor on the weekends or Monday and Thursday evenings. Let me know if you have a specific time slot in mind.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: 2017-2019 TeachFirst Leadership Development Programme. Also completed a PGDE with the Institute of Education in the same years.

2019-current KS3 English Co-Ordinator, Middle Leader and PGCE mentor (I train new teachers).

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Serena (6)

We have a total of 6 review(s) for Serena.

Keana (Miss)
25/04/2022

5/5 Rating

Serena provided thought-out session plans and exercises tailored for my son and his development. He enjoyed his sessions with her which made writing approachable and less daunting. And because of this, he was able to learn writing strategies that empowered him to write with more ease, as opposed to feeling stuck. She asks insightful questions, encouraging the student to self-evaluate their own strengths and struggle points so that she can better support them.


Natalie (Mrs)
15/02/2022

5/5 Rating

Serena is a brilliant and very skilled tutor. She helped my son prepare for his 11+ English exam. The lessons really made a difference for his creative writing skills as well as comprehension and vocabulary. We got offers from our preferred schools. I`m really grateful to Serena for her help she was instrumental in my son`s success.

Tutors Response :

Dear Natalie, I am over the moon to hear Andre did well in his 11+ tests! He worked very hard and has a bright future ahead of him. I wish both of you all the best!


Michelle (Mrs)
17/07/2021

5/5 Rating

Serena is a fantastic tutor, the lessons are engaging and interesting. My daughter is thoroughly enjoying the sessions and is conscious about doing her homework now. Huge improvement in such a short space of time. Would highly recommend, delighted with the progress. Thank you Serena.


Shradha (Mrs)
23/06/2021

5/5 Rating

Serena is fantastic, she has managed to really understand the development my son needs in terms of creative writing and has planned her sessions in a way that enables my son to sustain what he learns and apply his learning in a consistent way.


Randall (Mr)
22/05/2021

5/5 Rating

My son has a lot more confidence in the way he approaches his English tests and exams thanks to Serena.


Sumita (Mrs)
20/05/2021

5/5 Rating

Serena is an excellent teacher. My daughter(9yrs) has really enjoyed learning with Serena. Her lessons are well structured and organised. She gives regular feedback and revisits the concepts taught in previous sessions to ensure it is well understood and not forgotten. I can see a marked improvement in my daughters writing skills since she started with Serena.

Tutors Response :

Maheeka is a very hardworking pupil who gives all activities 100%. She has made tonnes of progress already and it’s clear she’s enjoying all the work she’s doing to practice. She is very warm, polite and curious — excellent traits going forward!


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