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Jools (Tutor in Lingwood)

Lingwood, Norfolk
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Member Since: 08/01/2016
Last Login: 3 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 2 hours
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Bath Spa University
Distinction  (1982)
The University of Warwick
English Literature
2:2  (1980)
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Rates summary: 20.00 to 30.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner
Creative Writing----£25.00
Information about Jools

Passionate about teaching and learning, focused on people and progress.


- Literacy, Numeracy and Languages to Key Stage 2
- English Language to GCSE and `A` level
- English Literature to GCSE and `A` level
- French to GCSE
- Literacy Skills
- Essay Writing
- Creative Writing
- Writing for a target audience
- Drama/Theatre

15+ years of teaching experience in secondary schools: teaching to GCSE and `A` level. 10 years’ experience in communications for business. Languages: French and Italian. Knowledge: Creative Writing, Drama and Theatre.

“Communication is a key aspect to all of these, it`s my strength, and includes the ability to understand someone quickly - where they`re coming from, and where they`d like to be – and get to work.”

Committed to Higher Achievement.

A Home Tutor is different to a School Teacher. The Tutor is there to advise and support you, and no-one else.

“I think of the role as a mixture of supporter, coach, advisor and counsellor. The focus is on building confidence – confidence in the self and skills that are already there, and confidence to build new skills.”

Confidence is Everything.

A Home Tutor:

- is a supporter: finds the best in the student and becomes their biggest fan
- if the student stumbles, the supportive Tutor is there to help them up
- works to understand the student, shows them that they are heard and understood
- is always positive, always showing positive regard for the student
- in being positive about the student, makes them feel positive about themselves
- knows that all Children have Potential
- works to help people realise their potential

“Coaches help kids develop skills, but kids play the game,” (Markham, 2015). A good coach works with the skill set in front of them, models additional skills and empowers the student to work them into their own ‘game.’


- Take the stress out of making sure you’ve got the right tutor by taking
advantage of free first meeting and free first teaching session
- Sessions take place in your home in a public area of the house (eg. dining room
or kitchen)
- A parent is always present – I encourage parents to be either in the room, or
to wander in and out
- I try to create time for feedback and encourage keeping in touch between
sessions, when resources for the student are sometimes emailed to the parent
- I’m the coach, but you’re the managers and I encourage you to help set the
tutoring agenda
- Yes, we can help with homework!
- Fees are: KS2 £20 KS3 £25 ‘A’ level/Adult £30.
- Longer travel time or distance may incur an extra charge, but I will discuss
this at the time of booking
- Payment: cash, bank transfer or PayPal
- Sessions are paid for on the evening that they take place
- Once a ‘slot’ is booked, we try to keep to the same day/time each week
- There is no minimum number of sessions. You can book ‘blocks’ of lessons in
advance – just ask!

Availability: weekdays and weeknights, Saturdays and venue by negotiation

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: 15+ years as a Secondary School teacher, 10 of those also in adult and community education

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Feedback For Jools (22)
We have a total of 22 review(s) for Jools.

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools has been fantastic, with excellent communication. He has taken time to really listen to my daughter and the areas she needs support with, and has come up with a plan accordingly. My daughter is already feeling more confident - thank you Jools!

Suzannah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools is imaginative and enthusiastic and has made my children believe they can pass. A fantastic coach - would highly recommend

Gill (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools has been a really excellent tutor for my son - English Language and Literature GCSE. He has given weekly Skype sessions over the past few months and has always been well prepared, responsive and patient with him. He has given him confidence and really improved his work. We wish we had found him sooner. Thank you Jools!

Elaine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools has been helping my son with his GCSE English for the past few weeks. Jools is very positive and gives my son great encouragement, which has improved his confidence. He explains the subject in a way that my son can understand and I am happy with the progress he is making.

Ema (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Jools and a person who truly cares, he is very kind. He helps the people who contact him. Thank you. Em

Rebecca (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools has been a real find for us. He has really listened to us and taken a good deal of time to understand our son`s requirements and how he may best assist him. Our son has reacted so positively to his first few lessons and his teachers have already seen a significant improvement. He has gone over and above with his lesson planning and has already boosted our son`s confidence through his supportive and sensitive approach. I would highly recommend Jools as a tutor.

William (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor.

Jane (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

What can I say about Jools? I could go on and on! I feel so lucky to have found him to help my son through his English literature A level. He took the time to get to know my son and build a great relationship with him, this meant that the lessons were eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed. I can’t recommend him enough and he now tutors my niece! Thanks so much for all your time and effort Jools.

Tammy (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I had A Level English lessons with Jools. He is very encouraging and understanding and is the best English literature teacher I have ever had.

Jack (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Jools is a calm and considerate English Tutor. We are so glad to have found such a dedicated teacher.
We would highly recommend him.

sarah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Extremely pleased with Jools. He helped my son a great deal with English Language/Literature.He was patient, understanding , caring and gave my son (who has mild to moderate ADHD) the belief that he could pass this GCSE. My son passed and this is all thanks to Jools and not the school. Fantastic tutor.

George (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very good tutor! He knows exactly what he`s talking about, you learn a lot and the sessions are good fun!
I would definitely recommend Jules.

Gill (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

My grandson has only been taught by Jools since just before Christmas and he has been very pleased with him and enjoys his company whilst he is being taught by Jools

Naian (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor. It`s really great to have such a nice tutor like Jools for learning French and I enjoyed the lessons very much.

Elaine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools has been working with my son for about a month. He quickly established a professional and respectful working relationship with us all and I have every confidence that he will help my son achieve the GCSE English grades we feel he is capable of.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jools as a tutor!

Michelle (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools has been tutoring my son since April 2016 helping him with his GCSE English. It is now September 2016 and my son is now going into Year 11. He has given him more confidence and has made English not so boring, as my son puts it. Jools is a very approachable person and certainly knows how to get the best out of a student. He has my full recommendation as a tutor.

Hiroko (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Great interesting teacher.

Sujina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very helpful
Explain things well
Very good Tutor
I would highly recommend.

Dawn (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr Jools has been an amazing tutor for our son. In just a few weeks his English grade has been pushed up from an E to a C. Mr Jools is a very positive tutor and is very much led by the student with input from parents too. I cannot rate this tutor highly enough and would recommend him to anybody looking for a happy and positive teacher for their child.

Amanda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

From the very first lesson with Jools, my daughter felt happy and relaxed which meant she could then learn. Jools has a very calm but firm manner and really listened to what my daughter said to him. as well as picking up on her strengths and weaknesses during the lessons. This meant he had a good understanding of how to support her and build her confidence up in a way that suited her style of learning. It is a lesson that is looked forward to and enjoyed very much. One hour a week consistently with an inspired, supportive tutor makes a huge difference to a child`s confidence at school as well as in their ability to make sense of an exam paper. My daughter is already noticing the benefits of her lessons with Jools within her school English lessons and I hope that she would be able to continue with Jools through to sixth form.

Ulrika (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very helpfull and our son feels he is really improving.

Deborah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jools is an excellent tutor who can`t do enough to help. He tailors sessions to the needs, requests and requirements of our son, who says lessons are interesting and lively. He replies very quickly to requests for help outside of lesson time. Thank you very much.

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