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Sandra

Sandra
Sandra
Tutor
Horsham, Sussex
Feedback Score:
+19
Member Since: 20/02/2020
Last Login: 1 hour ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

MA
University of Liverpool
English Literature
MA  (1992)
PGCE
University of Reading
English
PGCE  (1979)
BA
University of Sussex
English Literature
2:2  (1978)

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Rates summary: 31.25 to 37.50 per hour
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Information about Sandra

I love listening, laughing and literature. I have been teaching for 42 years, most recently as a college Vice-Principal in North London, I am now looking forward to tutoring GCSE and A level students near my home in West Sussex.
An avid theatre goer and voracious reader, I hold an honours degree from Sussex University, together with an MA in Victorian Literature from the University of Liverpool and a PGCE from Reading University.
My teaching is bespoke; I listen to what the student understands and move forward from there, looking initially at the words on the page rather than seeking literary techniques. This approach demystifies the text, giving the student a level of confidence which manifests itself in the exam room and leads to good grades.

Availability: Most weekdays, Saturdays and Sunday mornings.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: Vice-Principal
2008-
Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls
Head of A level English
1995-2008
Dartford West School for Girls
Teacher of English
1994-95
West Kirby Grammar School for Girls
1979-1994
Teacher of English
Former examiner GCSE English Literature 1994-2017 & A level English Literature

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Sandra (19)

We have a total of 21 review(s) for Sandra.

Maria (Dr)
06/03/2022

5/5 Rating

My year 11 daughter and year 8 son, love their English tutor sessions with Sandra. They find her enthusiastic, interesting and very engaging. My 16 year old says she loves her sessions with her, as she always puts her in a good mood and has really helped her with her GCSE mocks. I am so glad I found her! In fact I initially only wanted her for my daughter but she is so good, I decided to snap her up for my son also. Having tried different tutors, it is always a relief (and money well spent) when you are confident that the tutor is delivering and helping your children reach their potential.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much!


Rosa (Mrs)
08/01/2022

5/5 Rating

Friendly, helpful and well prepared. Thank you for all the help you gave our daughter.

Tutors Response :

Thank you.
It was a pleasure to teach your daughter; she is quick to learn and eager to implement advice.


Mukesh (Mr)
03/12/2021

5/5 Rating

Fantastic teacher. Has really helped our son develop his English and he thoroughly enjoys being taught by Sandra. 10/10.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your kind words-I think we learn through laughing (we do work hard, as well!)


Peter (Mr)
23/10/2021

5/5 Rating

Our son is preparing for his GCSEs this school year and we asked Sandra to tutor him for English literature and language. From the first session, Sandra has been excellent, providing useful study materials as well as expert guidance and advice to our son. This is reflected in his very good feedback to us after each session. Probably the best measure of her qualities is the fact that our son is keen to have more sessions with her. Many thanks Sandra!

Tutors Response :

Thank you!
Your son is keen to learn and quick to implement advice. He is a pleasure to teach and I always look forward to our weekly sessions.


Nadarajah (Mr)
13/10/2021

2/5 Rating

alright

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback


Noreen (Mrs)
13/10/2021

5/5 Rating

Sandra is a lovely person. Professional, clear and concise in explaining things. She really listens to my daughter, and then gives good advice.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your kind words.
Your daughter is always so industrious and quick to learn-she does copious amounts of homework and her desire to find out more makes her a pleasure to teach.


Shona (Mrs)
12/07/2021

5/5 Rating

Sandra is a fabulous tutor, she gave my son so much confidence as he always struggled with his English and was desperate to pass his GCSE in order to go to college. Her enthusiasm is infectious. As for the site. it is a very good site for finding good tutors but there are far too many notifications so I tended to get notification blind and not read them all!!

Tutors Response :

Thank you-I hope your son retains his new found confidence for evermore!


Hana (Mrs)
20/06/2021

5/5 Rating

Amazing teacher! I don’t tend to recommend anyone to people unless I am 100% sure. With Sandra I can recommend her with great confidence. She’s a TREASURE! We feel blessed and lucky to have found Sandra after trying so many methods and lessons with others. Sandra is a very understanding teacher, very talented and leaves a great influence. Our daughter is very capable and hard working but needed a lot of advice and guidance as English is not the subject she is best at and it’s not what she’s naturally good at. Sandra managed to acknowledge her learning pattern and the progress we have seen is amazing. Even her grades at school reflected this and her teachers at school saw the improvement.

Tutors Response :

Thank you!
I’m so glad your daughter’s efforts have been rewarded.
Our lessons were tremendous fun; it’s great to know that they were useful academically, too🌞;;


Sandhya (Mrs)
17/04/2021

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor!!

Tutors Response :

Thank you


Caroline (Mrs)
05/04/2021

5/5 Rating

Very good tutor tailoring lessons to my sons needs.

Tutors Response :

Dear Caroline
Thank you for your kind words and for working with me by always letting me know what your son needs to cover; it
makes it so much easier for me to focus my tuition.
Sandra


Veronica (Mrs)
22/02/2021

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you; it’s lovely being able to discuss texts in such detail with your daughter.


Paul (Mr)
14/02/2021

5/5 Rating

This tutoring is for my 11 year old, to help during lockdown. Sandra has helped with creative writing and grammar

Tutors Response :

Dear Paul
Thank you for your feedback-your 11 year old is a very bright and enthusiastic pupil; he truly has a lot of potential!


Faye (Miss)
22/12/2020

5/5 Rating

Amazing tutor, has helped me improve so much. Definitely recommend!

Tutors Response :

Dear Faye
Thank you! I’m so glad that our approach to poetry proved effective!
Happy 2021
Sandra


Martin (Mr)
17/12/2020

5/5 Rating

We have had regular lessons with Sandra to concentrate on GCSE English Language for my son. Sandra explains things well and lets the student think for themselves rather than just give answers. Sandra often goes over her lesson time, so concentrates on the student rather than clock watching

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your lovely review. I`m glad that your son finds our lessons useful.
Thank you again
Sandra


{d} (Miss)
15/12/2020

4/5 Rating

Sandra is a very lovely and professional tutor, with a clear passion for English, she is very helpful and goes through the content in a very precise and detailed manner.

Tutors Response :

Dear Yasmin
Thank you so much-I hope that you now feel a bit more confident when tackling unseen poetry!


Mackenzie (Mr)
05/12/2020

5/5 Rating

Sandra has helped me find new ways of analysing extract questions for my a level exams, as well as helping me with closed book questions. She is very well versed, and has a good understanding of the syllabus I am studying. She also contacts me frequently with ideas and websites that I can use to improve my knowledge of my Shakespeare text. She is an amazing tutor !! :)

Tutors Response :

Thank you-those wider reading materials can really enhance your textual understanding....with luck, they should also help you make links where necessary.


Sharon (Miss)
21/11/2020

5/5 Rating

Sandra has been brilliant both with arrangements and balancing how to best tutor my 14 year old nephew with what he needs and what we think he needs. I believe her encouraging style has reaped the rewards we hoped for to inspire him to get back on top of his English. We booked one lesson to see how it went, then 4 more. I feel sure that due to her belief in my nephew it has positively impacted his Spanish too. His teacher sent a note to say he had “worked extremely well with much improved effort and participation in class.” Thank you Sandra

Tutors Response :

Dear Sharon
Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoyed teaching your nephew; he has a bright future ahead!


Liam (Mr)
21/10/2020

5/5 Rating

Thanks Sandra, my essay reads really well now!

Tutors Response :

Thank you!
From now on, just try to implement the tips I taught you when editing your future work!


Darren (Mr)
18/09/2020

5/5 Rating

Sandra was fantastic and I greatly appreciated her feedback and content she provided me. I had specific requirements that might have been different to the average student. Sandra made the lesson interesting and her insight was invaluable.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much. I really hope that you have the chance to implement our writing strategies in your own work.


Muhammad (Mr)
08/08/2020

5/5 Rating

Very knowledgeable, has a great personality and easy to gel with.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much-I really never thought that teaching “War of the Worlds” could be such fun!


Umut (Dr)
27/07/2020

5/5 Rating

Sandra is fantastic, extremely competent and committed!

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much.


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