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Redhill, Surrey
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Member Since: 04/02/2016
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My Qualifications

The Callan School
Pass  (2014)
City Gateway 14-19 Provision
Pass  (2013)
University of Cambridge
BA Honours  (2009)

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Information about Penge


Exam Boards I cover:

- Edexcel
- Cambridge/ Edexcel IGCSE
- Eduqas

GCSE English Literature texts I cover:

- Lord of the Flies
- Inspector Calls
- Macbeth
- Othello
- Poetry Anthologies
- Christmas Carol
- Jekyll & Hyde
- Frankenstein
- Romeo & Juliet
- Animal Farm
- Sign of Four
- Pride & Prejudice
- Blood Brothers

English Language elements I cover:

- GCSE English Language Paper 1
- GCSE English language Paper 2
- Writing to persuade
- Writing to inform
- imaginative writing
- Essay writing / structuring
- Aristotelian Triad
- Rhetoric

GCSE Poetry I cover:
Love & Relationships
Power & Conflict

A Level Texts I cover:

- Paradise Lost
- Streetcar Named Desire
- Shakespeare`s Plays
- Chaucer
- Jane Eyre
- Arthur Miller

- IB English

I tutor English Literature, English language and English as a second language.

Having graduated from Cambridge with a BA Honours Degree in English, I pursued tutoring. This is because I enjoy interacting with, and imparting knowledge to, young people. I strongly believe that students can release another aspect of their potential when given the opportunity.

My tutoring approach is simple: the student tells me their struggles, we go through the learning styles and determine the best approach.

I hope that, upon reading my profile, you will consider me a suitable tutor for your child.

Availability: I am available weekdays/week-ends.

Willing to travel: 4 miles

Experience: I have been tutoring for 10+ years, mainly English Language and English Literature. I have also taught Work Skills and Customer Service courses.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Penge (62)

We have a total of 62 review(s) for Penge.

Robert (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor…. Very patient and would focus the lesson on whatever my daughter wanted to cover. Her predicted grades were very average. Under the excellent tuition of Penge she achieved a 9 in English literature and a 7 in English language! English is not her strong point, and she was delighted with these grades!

Yanli (Ms)

5/5 Rating

My daughter achieved grade 9 in English Lit after 5 sessions with Penge a few months back! Her last mock grade was 7, and her hope was grade 8. The result is more than we expected, my daughter is absolutely over the moon. Penge`s tutoring was essential to her improvement. I did not sit through lessons, so do not know details of tutoring but the feedback he gave is very detailed. My daughter said Penge`s tutoring is very precise so she understood what to do to achieve marks. We can`t thank Penge enough! High recommended!

M (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Penge helped my son with his GCSE English and gave him good exam tips, which boosted his confidence to do well in the exams. This is reflected in his recently high exam scores. He also provided flexibility for periods when circumstances did not allow my son to attend a lesson. Likewise, we were also very flexible in accommodating his changes, which led to minimal stress overall for everyone. Thank you!

Thayaparan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son, before going to Penge was not really confident with the subject. After taking lessons with Penge, from grade 6 he moved to grade 8 or 9. Penge is just great as he guided my son to get the grade he had hoped for.

Ivy ()

5/5 Rating

When it starts, my aim is to get my son to cross the line in GCSE English and now he is working for a higher grade with the tutoring of Penge. Penge has worked on him systematically and I have seen the improvement week by week. He always planned ahead what my son should do for next lesson and forward. Penge is a great tutor and my son enjoys the tutoring and always looking forward to his lesson every week. His English ability has improve in such magnitude that I could never have hoped for. Highly recommend to those who want to improve English.

Duaij (Mr)

5/5 Rating

5 star

Dinesh / Amunra (Mr)

5/5 Rating

From my son`s experience, he has felt a lot more condifent and expressive with his English. Since he began his lessons with Penge, his English grades have improved. The main thing is that Penge has guided my son to the grade that he is truly capable of. Penge is a great tutor!

Trang (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son enjoys lessons with Mr.Penge very much and he has helped my son to improve his English grades a lot. He was expected to have GCSE grade 4 last year but he is now has expected grade of 7. I highly recommend him as English tutor

Christina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

He has been an excellent teacher so far and has not only improved my son`s knowledge in English but has also helped improve his vocabulary and structure when writing essays

Laura (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor.

Karen (Ms)

4/5 Rating

Had one trial lesson. Seems like a good tutor - taught an English Language lesson. Was not aware of the anthologies being used in Edexcel this year, so got impression this tutor may teach other boards more than this one.

Ben (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Penge is an excellent teacher; he helped our son maintain his English GCSE while transitioning between schools. We would highly recommend him.

Omotola (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge was a fantastic tutor who helped me grasp the concept of analysis enabling me to achieve an A in A level English literature. I highly recommend Penge to students feeling overwhelmed with A level English as together we were able to establish a clear linear path on what to do to improve my writing and analysis skills.

Emma (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I can not recommend Penge enough, he is amazing. My daughter had been predicted 6`s in her English (lit and lang) and lacked confidence in the subject. Penge worked hard to develop both her capability but also enthusiasm for the subject. The sessions were always well planned out and challenged my daughter to invest time in completing the homework that he set. Penge was by far my daughters` favourite tutor. More importantly, the results speak for themselves with 7s in both English GCSEs.

Esther (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge is a very good teacher who taught my son prior to his GCSE, he covered the English and English literature within the period. He is calm and also took time to work through different style exam paper prior to the exam. My son made good progress in both subjects and was able to exceed the predicted grade of 5 to a high 6(few marks from a 7), would have probably performed better if had found him sooner, nevertheless still pleased with progress made. Will definitely recommend Penge for anyone looking for a good English/ English literature teacher

anakshan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge is an amazing teacher who taught my son during his GCSE. My son has improved a lot since Penge started teaching him. I would highly recommend him for anyone who needs help in their I English language or literature.

Devina (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge is a great tutor. He helped me a lot with my English GCSE. His way is of teaching is so good that I was very happy of how I was able to improve on my English Language and Literature reesults. I got a 9 in my English language. I am super grateful for all help and do highly recommend him as a tutor.

Andy (Mr)

5/5 Rating

very helpful

hyeyoung (Mrs)

4/5 Rating


Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge has been working with my son since January to support him in preparing for his English GCSEs. Penge has been patient, encouraging and has given my son confidence in his abilities. Thank you Penge.

Hazvinei (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge has been great in helping my son who’s doing his GCSE exam’s. My son is not keen on reading however the teacher gave a positive feedback on his improvement since starting his lessons with Mr Penge.

Anya (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge is an excellent English tutor. My son (Y7) has been enjoying his weekly lessons, in preparation for his 12+ and 13+ exams. He made a very quick progress in how to use different literary devices in his creative writing and how to tackle English comprehension questions with enough detail. He got an A in English this academic term and has grown in confidence towards his upcoming 12+ exam. We`re now hoping for my daughter to start GCSE lessons with Penge. Thank you!

Joby (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Penge has been teaching my son for couple of months, that helped my son a lot improving his literature skills. Penge is an excellent tutor, very professional and I’m more than happy to recommend Penge to anyone needs some support on English literature

Berni (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sorry we didn’t find Penge sooner!

Elaine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr. Penge is a fantastic tutor. He is patient with my son and always plans every lesson to match what’s needed. His lessons are efficient, clear and well organised; preparing my son for his GCSE well. My son is gaining confidence since study with Mr. Penge. Definitely recommended him as a tutor as he is also friendly and has a nice personality.

Surya (Mr)

5/5 Rating

With the help of Mr Penge, the grade went from 4 to 7 within 5weeks (5hours of tuition). I hope it will soon be 8-9. Once Mr Penge gave a question and asked how much time would it take to finish, when told it would be 20 minutes, he said 2 things, 1. In the exam there will be less time for the question and 2. Every minute is important and it is money as the tuition itself is only for 60 minutes. He supports so well whenever there is difficulty especially the writing techniques. I have referred him to my friend.

Tolulope (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

He has been very helpful. he is a fantastic teacher

Ibraheem (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge has been providing my son with exam tips and techniques for his English 13plus exam. My son has greatly enjoyed working with him. I really appreciated Penge’s clarity and precision in pinpointing the difference between a good answer and an excellent answer. We have valued the way in which his encouragement has given him greater confidence in his own ability to tackle a subject that he has found challenging on occasions. His hard work has enable my son to pass the entry exam of the school we were aiming for. Excellent teaching!

{d} (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I have had Penge as a tutor for around 3 months. He had been very patient and helpful and I did brilliantly in my English exams. Would highly recommend him!

soniya (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge is a brilliant tutor. My son has achieved higher grades in English and I would highly recommend Penge.

Sharon (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge has been incredibly helpful in guiding me towards not only a clear understanding for the subject requirements but also a hidden passion for literary texts. I had been struggling with English Literature immensely and before my sessions I was sitting at a very low 4 for the subject but thanks to the clear exam tips, essay practice and English discussions, I am now aiming for an 8 or 9 at GCSE. Thank you Mr Penge for helping me do my very best and work to my full potential, your teaching has been amazing!

Wendy (Ms)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had Penge helping her for a couple of months now with her Gcse exam preparation for English Language and English Literature. She has found him extremely helpful, very clear in his explanations and has given her a huge boost as she has learnt how to tackle the questions and really maximise the points she will receive for her answers. In a recent class question, her school teacher was amazed with her work as she took a practice question and absolutely shone. This is thanks to Penge. I would highly recommend him, he has been excellent.

Samreen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor

Jacques (Mr)

5/5 Rating

As a student, I am extremely pleased with the lessons with Penge. He has helped me to make my essays comprehensible and easy to understand. He also gave me great advice when I wrote transactional writings or analyzing/evaluating extracts. My grades before meeting Penge were relatively low and his support increased my grades towards my class’s average. Penge’s instructions made a large difference, his advices were simple and clear to use. Thanks to Penge, he left me a great souvenir of English even though I won’t take it as a subject for my A-levels. The conversation with Penge is very easy and I would esteem that Penge is the best English teacher I ever had. I would highly recommend Penge as a tutor.

Enshirah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge is excellent tutor and teaches the kids what they need to know, he adapts his teaching method to suit the child`s requirements. I gave average stars for the site as it doesn`t allow you to cancel lesson if less than 24hours even if the time is still within the days` working hours ie before 5.30pm.

Flo (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge is a very dedicated tutor. He not only brilliant in his subject, but also engages the student and explains the topic clearly. He gives the student practise exercises and gives a clear feedback after marking. He is very elaborate with his examples and clarifies what has been learnt to ensure that the student understands what is being thought. In my son`s word " mum, Mr Penge is the best, he does not waffle, but gets straight to the point ". Mr Penge taught my son English Language/Literature, and his time management is excellent. Flo (London)

Sumrana (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Penge really connected with my son and made him feel relaxed & at ease. He was amazing at helping to support my son with his English. Being a Cambridge graduate it`s no surprise that he was excellent. On top of all this he was always polite, flexible and accommodating. We have no reservation in recommending Penge - Thank you Penge :-) !

Wethmin (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I have only had two sessions with Mr Penge, and I must say I am honestly intrigued by how knowledgable and professional he is. I have already looked at different perspectives of writing due to Mr Penge`s help. On top of that, Mr Penge accesses and grades my papers. Honestly he is undoubtedly one of the the best , if not the best, English Teacher I have ever had. Would Recommend 100%!!

Michael (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I`ve really improved my English analysing skills! 100% great teacher!!!

Ansir (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I’ve had few lessons with Mr Penge and I found his method of teaching very helpful and resourceful. I will continue taking lessons with Mr penge till my A level exams. (Ishaq)

Elena (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge is a great tutor, very dedicated and well prepared with different types of material . My daughter loves his lessons

Sue (Miss)

4/5 Rating

The only reason why I haven`t awarded 5 stars for Penge is that it is still relatively early days so we are yet to see the impact on her grades. However, so far I have been very impressed. My daughter trawled through the website herself and hand picked Penge according to what she felt she needed. The 3 of us met online for session 1 and since then I have left them to it. A sensible amount of homework is set each week so as not to distract from school requirements. Penge is very approachable and will respond to any communication promptly.

Jay (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor. Very happy with his lessons.

Sonia (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Penge provided great help and encouragement for my daughter`s personal statement with specific recommendations and insightful advice.

Rumel (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor! Would highly recommend.

Adeline (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge though my son English. He is punctual and reliable. He is very passionate about teaching and also the language that he teaches. He takes his time to explain, correct the homework and also send more questions and link through email. My son felt more confident and passed his English exams also he is now teaching my younger son. I will highly recommend him.

Mary (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher . He listens and always understands what my daughter needs help and improvement in due to his great teaching skills Definitely recommend.

Sabrin (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter had Tuition with him since a few month and my daughter feel more confident in her comprehension, mr penge is very understanding and easy to approach , which help my daughter to progressing in her English a lots ,

Marcio (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I highly recommend him. Penge is an excellent teacher. He has helped me a lot on my journey through the English language. I am really happy with his lessons. I have been enjoying every lesson. If someone is looking for a great teacher, Penge certainly is one of them.

Michelle (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge, has been helping my daughter with her A level English Literature. He is punctual, and very informative with the texts that she is currently studying. He`s lessons are well structured, ending with me also being informed on how the session went. He has also provided her with revision questions to be completed for her next session. We are both pleased with Mr Penge excellent teacher.

Nel (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Mr Juma is a very professional English tutor. He helped our son prepare for the 11+ independent school exams. We are very pleased with the results, he is offered places to all 3 of our chosen schools with academic scholarships! We have already booked Mr Juma to prepare our daughter for her 11+ exams later this year.
Would recommend without hesitation.

fareeha (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge Juma has been a great asset for my son in his critical GCSE year. In a short period of time, he helped my son go from a 4(D) to a 7(A). I cannot put into words how great Mr Juma is. I recommend him very highly!

tobidee (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Fantastic tutor!

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Penge is a kind, intuitive, patient, supportive, and highly professional tutor. I have met many, many tutors over a five year period seeking help to support my teenage son and Penge stands out as one of the best ones I have ever employed. His lessons are well planned, enjoyable, interesting, and relaxed; they have struck up an instantaneous rapport together and my son has made fast progress after only a few sessions.

Nicola (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Penge has been tutoring our son for 3 months and as we hoped, we have seen great improvements in our son`s ability and confidence. It`s part of a long process, but we`re confident that Penge will be a big part of it. Highly recommended

Philip (Mr)

5/5 Rating

An excellent tutor.

Very knowledgeable and professional. Extremely good at finding the best approach to progress.

/violet/ibolya (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Penge is a helpful tutor. He is flexible with time if I have to take lesson a bit earlier . I work full time not easy to find someone to teach at weekend. I am happy to take lesson on Saturday. I wish to take lesson on Sunday too. I can recommend him.He always correct all my homework so I can practise as much as I can,this is help me a lot because I see what I have to work on in my freetime and with him.

Tejan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very Good Tutor! Extremely pleased!

Jackie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge is an extraordinary Tutor, and I really enjoy his classes with me. He teaches me French and English Literature.

adi (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Penge just started tutoring my son English.He provides after tuition feedback of my son`s progress.

Lucia (Ms)

4/5 Rating

Penge has been very helpful with my daughter`s English tuition. She required a tutor at short notice and he kindly agreed to work with her. He has shown her how to plan and answer questions and spends time explaining and she is finding his teaching very helpful.

Waqar (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Mr Penge is a very helpful, and co-operative tutor. Whatever your needs are, he will ensure to help you excel in your GCSE/A-Levels examinations.
It was well spent money on the session - and had helped me get a clear picture on how to improve minor grammatical errors in the exam, as well as understanding what the questions imply.

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