London South Bank University
Department for Education and Skills
University of Wolverhampton
English and Education Studies
Information about Alan
*** I know all the GCSE exam boards, including the iGCSE boards (Oxford AQA, Edexcel) and most of the Literature texts - if I don`t know one, I`m happy to read, research, plan and prepare for it! ***
I usually get back to students within the hour, ignore the "10 hours" stated in my profile.
In addition, I only tutor online - so there are no clashes with other work commitments.
Outstanding Teacher, Subject Leader and Examiner in English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Literacy and English as a Second Language! I know all the exam boards pretty well and I can also offer support and training to teachers and student teachers.
I have been tutoring students of all ages since 2000, when I took on a mature A Level student to help her with her essay writing skills whilst I was still at university. I started teaching in 2002 and taught in a range of Secondary schools, after-school clubs, evening schools, weekend and holiday revision and also in a Primary school provision at the weekends. My calm and patient manner will put you at ease and my engaging and well-planned lessons, with a key focus on instant feedback, will help you make that outstanding progress you are after. I tailor my lessons to you, focusing around your needs and interests, in order to make the process of online tuition a pleasant and rewarding learning experience.
Availability: Note, I do not work Fridays or Sundays. I only teach online, not face-to-face.
Available session times (these are subject to change, on a first-come, first-served basis):
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Eighteen years teaching in a variety of secondary schools across London, Manchester and Bury.
Examiner for AQA GCSE English Language - Paper 2 - 2016
Examiner for AQA GCSE English Literature - 2007 - 2009
Examiner for Edexcel (SAT tests - Reading/Shakespeare) - 2006 - 2007
Tutor in a private tuition school (Wisdom School) - 2006 - 2008
Saturday School GCSE teacher - 2013 - 2014 - Kingsdale School (for the AXIS Educational Trust)
KS2 English teacher - SHINE on Saturday - [contact detail removed] Manor Primary School - 2014 - 2015
Range of private tutees from 2006 - date.
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Feedback For Alan (12)
Alan is a engaging, responsive teacher who has made his English lessons really fun for my son; which makes learning so much more enjoyable and easier!
Alan is a very responsive and helpful tutor , he can work on flexible hours and mold his teaching to fit the childs needs, highly recommended
Alan is a very good tutor. He is teaching my son GCSE English. He enjoys having a lesson with Alan. I would recommend him
Very good teacher
My son really enjoys Alan`s lessons and always looks forward to them, Alan always keeps me informed of what`s going on and what my son is doing and how he is doing.
He`s very helpfuland and explain things clearly.
My son recently started to have online tutoring with Alan for creative writing and comprehension. He has enjoyed the lessons so far and says he finds it easier to remember what he has learnt, as Alan is very good at explaining things. The lessons are well structured and tailored to my sons needs. He finds Alan very approachable, and they interact well during the sessions. He gives lots of encouragement, and I am starting to notice some improvements. I would highly recommend Alan.
Excellent Tutor. Highly recommend, my son has really benefited from Alans tuition for his English and building confidence in his writing and spelling. My son enjoys his English lessons and its lovely to see how proud and happy he is with his progress after his finished his lesson with Alan.
Alan is a great teacher. Ive been taking English classes for months now and he is always punctual and professional. Nice attitude towards his work. Highly recommended.
Alan, Is really nice and a welcoming person, who caters as per the need of the student. I am happy to have found Alan. We is a very good teacher.
Alan has been tutoring me for over a month now. Alan is very enthusiastic and full of energy. From his lessons it is clear that he has a lot of experience teaching. He always comes prepared for the lesson and he is happy to accommodate for individual needs or specific requests, for example he helped to review and proof read some of my personal work. Alan has a great sense of humour and he is a joy to work with. Alan is highly recommended as an excellent tutor.