Darren (Tutor in Sheffield)
Information about Darren
I am an experienced tutor with 30 years teaching experience who specialises in raising English levels and GCSE grades by developing key examination skills. I can work to prepare students for controlled assignments and and am also able to work effectively with adults.
Availability: I am available on weekday evenings.
Willing to travel: 4 miles
Experience: 30 years teaching English Language and Literature. I have been a Senior Examiner for AQA for the last 15 years.Contact this Tutor
Feedback For Darren (5)
Darren has been a great find.He has a detailed grasp of the syllabus and is enthusiastic about his subject.
Very professional teacher. Now I can see the improvement in my son.
Darren was a fantastic tutor for my daughter who was homeschooled for the last year of GCSE`s due to the stress and anxiety she was suffering (she has Asperger`s and was really struggling as exam time approached). Darren built her confidence and skills in English from such a low point to her feeling confident and prepared and she tackled the exam with no stress at all. She got her GCSE this year and a C grade may not seem like an amazing result but to us it means the world and Darren really helped her achieve this. He really knows the AQA mark scheme and his structured approach to tackling the paper made all the difference. Thanks, Darren!
This is an update to feedback I left previously, when my son had first started working with Darren. Approaching his GCSE in English Language, my son, who is mildly dyslexic, felt very despondent and we were not at all sure that he would pass. Well, with Darren`s excellent support, not only did he pass, but he got a B grade. We were absolutely thrilled and cannot thank or praise Darren highly enough. Darren has the skills and experience (see his profile) to confidently tailor his tutoring to the child`s individual needs and to the requirements of examining boards. He charges a fee commensurate with his skills and experience and what you get in return is professional tutoring that is worth every penny. I thoroughly recommend Darren to you.
I am kicking myself that I didn`t get in touch with Darren sooner. My son`s confidence has soared. He is now going into his GCSEs believing that he CAN achieve. He can see how much he is learning in such a short space of time and the wonderful thing is that this is having a knock on effect on other subjects that need similar writing skills. He has approached other revision with a more positive attitude and came back from his first exam with a smile on his face. You really can`t put a price on that! With only 8 weeks to go till exams, Darren has been very accommodating on providing lessons and has been very realistic on what can be achieved in this time, focusing on those skills and areas that would give my son the most support and help him to get the pass that he badly needs. The atmosphere in our house has changed dramatically. Thanks Darren.