Ernest (Tutor in none)
The Manchester Metropolitan Univers...
English Language and Literature
Information about Ernest
As you will note from the experience box below I have had a very broad experience in education - both in schools and at advisory level in Local authority and at senior examiner level with the AQA examination board.
I am a relaxed person/educator and have worked with children of varying abilities (from SEN to gifted).
I believe one to one tuition does allow a student to progress more quickly (I used tutors for my own children in certain areas as they progressed through their local school. I only wish my parents had found some for me when I was young - the school might not have thrown me out early and I would not have had to acquire all my learning afterwards!).
I have a track record in many areas of the curriculum although English is my main degree (I have also taught ICT and examined in that subject too).
And, although my experience in teaching is broad, having taught in primary, secondary and adult education - and my standards high - see Experience below - I am quite convinced that the true craft of the teacher/educator lies in their ability to communicate on a level that the student will understand and be able to progress with.
I also have a sense of humour that hasn`t developed a great deal from childhood but does mean that I can operate quite naturally on a level that will suit most children and will encourage learning in a friendly environment.
Availability: Monday to Thursday and including evenings.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have worked as an LA Educational Adviser and I have taught for 26 years. For 17 of those I taught English at secondary level. I was also a head of department in a large school in Cheshire before moving on to LA work. I have taught across the age range but specialized in secondary English in School. I have also worked for over 15 years with AQA as an examiner and for several years as a Senior examiner/Team Leader in higher level GCSE English literature. My last assessment by the board adjudged me to be, according to their `Classification for the standard of Marking`, as A - Consistently Excellent.
But all this counts for naught if one is not approachable and friendly when working with students. I believe my greatest skill is the ability to bring students on who desire to achieve better than they have up to now. My LA work and exam board work does mean I have a very good awareness of standards and what a student needs to do in order to move on in English.
I have tutored in English for a few years and know that all children have different personalities. I enjoy working with them and hopefully making a difference to their life chances.
Feedback For Ernest (7)
He has helped my sister gain more confidence and writing and preparing for her GCSE English. He is great at what he does and my sister is grateful.
Ernest is an amazing tutor! I would highly recommend him. My son was tutored in preparation for his GCSE`s, I just wish I had known about Ernest sooner.
I am so grateful that Ernie had a slot available to help my son with his English GCSE exams. Ernie is personable and struck up an immediate rapport that provides an air of assurance and friendliness ; his hour of mentoring doesn`t seem at all laborious. My son is just 3 weeks into his tutoring with Ernie and wow the style and language he`s now using in response to GCSE exam style questions has improved dramatically. Fingers crossed I`m sure he`ll get there for his final GCSE results. Many thanks to Ernie.
My daughters are extremely relaxed in Ernest`s company and eager to learn. He was able to engage with them from his first visit. I`m sure they will only achieve positive results from his tutoring.
Ernest is an inspiring tutor - and very well prepared - my don looked forward to the sessions and achieved an A and a B in GCSE which we were very pleased with - thank you !!
From the first meeting with my grandson Ernest made the subject interesting and important. My grandson feels very much at ease and enthusiastic about his tutorial sessions
Amazing tutor. Really understands kids and gets the most out of them. Highly recommended.