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Helen (Tutor in Hove)

Hove, Sussex
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Member Since: 21/05/2014
Last Login: 40 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

Course did not include grade distinction  (1993)
St Mary's University College, T...
Pass  (1977)
Swansea University
English Literature
3rd  (1976)

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Information about Helen

Skype lessons now given by this highly experienced teacher/examiner. A real bonus for your son or daughter during these difficult times.

I am a very experienced and skilled teacher who thoroughly enjoys seeing students and pupils develop their confidence and skills. I am able to develop strong, productive relationships with my tutees and delight in their success. I am supportive and approachable, and tailor my teaching carefully to the individual student`s needs. I offer tuition at a variety of levels and have worked extensively with a wide range of individuals of various ages and needs. . Pupils in my care have consistently reached their potential and in many cases surpassed expectations...

I have been tutoring full-time for four years now and guided many through the new GCSE and A level courses. I enjoy preparing top quality lessons for individuals geared to precise learning aims. As an examiner, I can work closely with pupils on techniques to significantly improve their results. Pupils and parents very often report that improved literacy skills have been noticed across other subjects too. This provides huge job satisfaction.

Availability: Lessons __ Monday to Friday from 9a.m to 8.30pm . Will tutor at weekends on request.

Students regularly text and send drafts, essays, plans etc to me to comment on and to provide constructive feedback.

Supplementary material such as articles, extension materials and exam practice materials are sent by me to students and their parent or carer. This is all part of my service.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I am a highly successful teacher of English Language and Literature with over thirty years` experience as Head of English Faculty and Senior teacher.

I am a long-term External Examiner for AQA and OCR at A Level and GCSE and offer experience of teaching a very wide range of skills and literature texts as set by different examination boards.

I have a good Honours Degree in English from a Russell Group university and an M.A from the Cambridge Institute of Education (University of Cambridge) and the University of East Anglia.

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We have a total of 16 review(s) for Helen.

Alun (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen is an excellent tutor in every regard.

Natalia (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Helen has boosted my confidence and together we are slowly working towards higher grades. Helen is a lovely woman and an excellent tutor! Thank you.

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Thank you. Much appreciated.

Brian (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen helped my son with his English and English Literature GCSEs this summer. She gave him confidence, strategies and many tips gathered from her years marking papers. More than that he found her enthusiasm for the subject infectious, I’m not sure he’s going to be reading much Jane Austen in the next few years...but his attitude to the subject certainly changed. He got 8’s in both exams which was a surprise to him and me and Helen’s support definitely helped. Highly recommended.

Lindsey (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Helen has been a wonderful English tutor for my son and has supplied him with helpful information on his exams and work. She has also helped him tremendously in improving his English level via detailed feedback and past papers with lots of valuable advice on areas such as exam technique, writing formats, and grammar to ensure that he achieved his best. Helen`s guidance and feedback has worked miracles, helping our son achieve level 9 GCSE in both English language and literature

Alice (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I was an A-level student of Helen’s. She was knowledgeable and empathetic who not only increased my skill set in English literature but also made me enjoy English. I surpassed my target grade. Every lesson I enjoyed. Helens tutorage was instrumental in my success. I am studying at the University of Bristol, thanks to Helen. Cannot recommend enough!

Martin (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen continues to inspire my twin boys. Filling in the gaps where the school has had to skip over. Highly recommended!

Jessica (Miss)

5/5 Rating

lovely person who has helped me a lot :)

Anna (Miss)

5/5 Rating

What a gem of a lady. She has reignited my son`s interest in English literature in time for his Y11 studies, when he has been really disheartened and fed up and he is about to go back to school after the Summer break with enthusiasm and confidence that he can achieve a good grade in his exams and enjoy his learning too. I could not have asked for more. Thank you!

Lynne (Miss)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has been supported by Helen for the last academic year - her first year at sixth form college. Helen worked with my daughter to improve her grammar and essay writing skills. Feedback from the college was that my daughter`s grammar and essay writing had improved significantly throughout the year and she completed her first year with no resits. Helen has given my daughter the confidence and the tools she needs to complete her final year. Helen`s enthusiasm for her subjects and her experience in teaching and exam marking make her a perfect tutor. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen.

Pamela (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Helen is an extremely experienced and well read teacher. Every lesson is filled with laughter and new knowledge gained. I had found it difficult to find a well qualified English Literature tutor until I found Helen. She is very helpful and very encouraging. Her enthusiasm for literature is definitely one of the main reasons her lessons are engaging and captivating. I highly recommend her to any student out there who needs help with English and/or English Literature.

Jeremy (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son has been having lessons with Helen for 5 months and has now progressed from a grade C/D to an A. Considering English was one of his worst subjects this is a phenomenal success. He looks forward to his lessons and has gained a real insight into the subject. Cannot praise Helen highly enough!

Darcie (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen has been tutoring my 15 year old (dyslexic ) son for 8 months , working towards the iGCSE exam. Her approach and expertise are fantastic. She is so experienced and the lessons are fun yet focussed. My son really enjoys learning with Helen.

william (Mr)

5/5 Rating

We think she is very good and she has gone out of her way to help our daughter.

Sasha ()

5/5 Rating

Helen is an outstanding tutor and I recommend her highly. My daughter gained an A for her AS exam under her guidance and just as importantly always looks forward to the sessions and enjoys them. Helen has been a great find!

Karen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son really enjoyed going to Helen`s house, and for the first time, enjoyed learning English! He had very little confidence with literature and language, but his time with Helen meant that he went into each exam sure that he would do well. Tom improved his English, obviously, but it is also the confidence she gave him that my husband and I are so grateful for. His GSCE results speak for themselves - an A for English literature, after always struggling to get a C, and with a little guidance and some great tips on exam techniques, he moved from a C grade to a B in English language. We cannot recommend Helen more highly. Karen B

Jeremy (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Helen puts pupils at ease immediately. She makes learning more enjoyable and fun due to her enthusiasm for the subject which is infectious! A true professional.

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