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St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Home Town: St Ives
Member Since: 11/09/2018
Last Login: 41 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 12 hours

My Qualifications

John Linnegar
Copyediting and proofreading certificate
Pass  (2012)
International Tefl teacher Training
TEFL Certificate (120 Hours)
Pass  (2009)
University of Zimbabwe
PGCE (Secondary)
pass  (1974)
City of London College
English Literature
2:2  (1973)

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Many students are now looking ahead feeling confused and wondering if they have been set back.

I am a native speaker of English and an experienced English teacher, having taught in independent schools for over 20 years. I have always enjoyed teaching, and love the opportunity to help learners who are struggling with exam-phobia, or who simply feel swamped and do not know how to learn and remember. I have been told I instill confidence.

FEEDBACK: (Comment from parent of learner I taught for approximately two years: "Yes, I do know Rachel from a tutoring environment, and I feel Rachel relates to children exceptionally well, and is more than capable of establishing appropriate working relationships with students.
Rachel has been an exceptional example of how to calm a child for whom reading had become a source of great stress and anxiety and help them to approach reading without fear of failure or reprimand, and to actually enjoy and look forward to the lessons. By creating this safe place Rachel has brought out the best in my child and reading became associated with fun and the satisfaction of success.

Rachel`s experience and wisdom are way ahead of the younger generation and she will be of great help to whomsoever has the privilege of spending time with her."

 Signed: Juliet
email:  [contact detail removed]

Availability: I am available ONLY online to help pupils prepare for the 11 plus, and entrance examinations to state schools, using past papers.
I am currently teaching some entrance examination candidates. and tutoring studying for GCSE English language and literature, as well as KS3.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I have taught a wide range of learners in independent schools, and I have considerable experience in private one-to-one tuition, both online and face-to-face. I have had considerable experience teaching younger learners, including those who wish to improve their Reading and Writing skills: basic phonics, grammar and spelling rules.

I enjoy teaching both English language and English literature. I have marked examinations for a leading examination board, including IGCSE examinations at O level and international A level (literature) and AS level (language and literature).

Recently, I have enjoyed teaching younger learners who need to gain confidence in their Reading and Writing skills: learners from the ages of 8 years old and upwards. I have helped learnersprepapre for the 11 plus, and for entrance examinations to grammar schools and independent schools.

My teaching style is relaxed and I enjoy forming a teacher/learner relationship so that we can work together productively I am good at tailoring the content of our lessons to suit the learner`s needs, at the level that is needed. I have been able to instill confidence in learners whose self-esteem is low for one reason or another.

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