BA Hons (2.1) Oxford University English Literature and Language
PGCE English Manchester University
I have a full, enhanced DBS available to show on request
Information about Allana
An Oxford educated English graduate and teacher, my academic subject knowledge is something I am able to pass on to my students.
I have extensive teaching experience at a school rated Outstanding by Ofsted and which falls into the top five percent of schools nationally. I have also written educational resources for schools.
I am patient, knowledgeable and organised. I have great knowledge of the main GCSE exam boards and syllabus and will work with students to tailor a tutoring programme that will meet their needs. I have particular expertise on the AQA and OCR syllabus (I am also an OCR examiner with 7 years examining experience).
I am highly experienced at getting the sought after A and A grades and also at working with students on a grade C/D borderline. I have attended training courses on how to raise grade D to C and have implemented these strategies in my teaching.
I have also prepared students for entrance examinations at local grammar and independent schools, including Bury Grammar School, Bolton School and Bridgewater School.I have an excellent rate of success with entrance examinations.
I am experienced at encouraging and supporting pupils to reach their full potential.
I am also able to offer tuition at A Level, particularly English Literature. Additionally, I am able to offer primary tuition and have some experience of teaching phonics to the early years age group in a fun and interactive way.
I am delighted with last year`s crop of results from my Year 11 tutees.
I have one student who achieved a fantastic result of two A Stars in English Literature and English Language and is continuing to A Levels. Three students achieved grade A or A Star in their English Literature modules. One student achieved a top grade B in her English Language module and is on track for a grade A in her final exams. One student was working at grade E/D prior to tuition and has just achieved a very high grade C in her English Literature module (having been tutored for just a few weeks prior to the exam!).
Absolutely superb results from my wonderful students. I am happy to provide references from former students on request.
Availability: I can also offer tuition online: evenings and weekends to suit the needs of my students, as I appreciate exam times can be very pressured and demanding of students time-wise. This can be done via video tutorials, Skype and/or email. Online tuition varies on price demanding on your requirements, but is usually a cheaper option. I have seen students make excellent progress via my online programme.Please contact me for details.
I offer a full telephone consultation and will plan a programme of support to suit the individual.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: I am an experienced English teacher of almost ten years at a high performing school (Ofsted Outstanding)who is also an experienced exam marker for both OCR and AQA, so I know how marks are awarded and how students can gain the most marks at GCSE.
I have recently developed a 90 page study pack on `Of Mice and Men` that has been published by Zigzag Education to be used in schools. I have another pack under development at the moment.I have great in depth expertise and a range of resources to use with my students.
My degree is in English Literature and Language (2.1 Oxford) and my subject knowledge enhances my teaching. I also have a PGCE in English from Manchester University and regularly attend training courses to increase my knowledge and expertise.
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Karen B (Ms)
I feel I have already seen an improvement after two lessons.