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Helen (Tutor in Essex)

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Member Since: 20/05/2012
Last Login: 13 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 23 hours

My Qualifications

University of Portsmouth
English Language
2:1  (2013)
A Level
Queen Elizabeth s Grammar School
A  (2010)
A Level
Queen Elizabeth s Grammar School
A  (2010)
A Level
Queen Elizabeth s Grammar School
B  (2010)

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Eleven Plus£30---
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Information about Helen

As a person I am friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about both English and teaching students to help them develop their use of the English language.

I am a qualified, Trinity TESOL teacher with over five years experience of teaching in different areas including extensive experience in private tuition on a one-to-one basis with students who are in the national curriculum as well as non-native speakers. Additionally, I have previously worked as an Education Consultant where I specialised in delivering workshops to help students boost their exam results as well as their confidence in both English Language and English Literature exams.

As a tutor I strongly believe that students are more likely to learn if they enjoy the subject. As a result of this, I am happy to cater to each individual students needs and incorporate different methods and approaches depending on the student’s preferred learning style. Additionally, I highly value the importance of building up a good rapport with students as they are more likely to learn in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Further to this, I also believe it is important to offer support outside of lessons to both parents and students with regards to additional revision resources and assistance with school homework. Additionally, I frequently create monthly, bespoke learning booklets for students which ensures a continuity in learning, a variety of topics which are relevant and engaging as well as revision exercises including exam style questions complimented with an overview of how to achieve marks in the exam.

Introductory lessons are free of charge.

Availability: Weekdays and weekends.

I have recently relocated so please enquire for current and any upcoming availability.

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: National Curriculum

- Over five years’ experience in private one-to-one tuition with successful results with every student including 11+, KS2, KS3 and GCSE.
-Recent 11+ students have obtained scores high enough to apply to (or have been offered) places at the following Henrietta Barnet School, Westcliff High School for Boys, King Edward Grammar School, Chelmsford High School for Girls and New Hall.

- One year experience working in secondary schools across the UK delivering bespoke programmes to enhance students’ abilities in their GCSE exams

- Two year job at an international Kumon centre where I specialised in English working with children from all ages and levels to improve their use of the English Language.

English as a Second Language

- Three years’ experience of one-to-one tuition creating bespoke courses and lessons for individual students focusing on both Conversational and Business English as well as studying for their IELTS exams.

- Eight months teaching placement at language schools working with foreign language students aged 11-18 to aid them in developing and improving their use of the English Language.

- One year training for a Trinity Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) course at university which includes various grammar focused modules.

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We have a total of 21 review(s) for Helen.

Ewa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Helen is a fantastic tutor and I highly recommend her. My daughter really looks forward to every tuition with Helen. She is very friendly and easy going, extremely helpful and knowledgeable, she interacts well with the child and has been really encouraging my daughter to do better. My daughter has made a vast improvement in her writing and comprehension skills and she started enjoying English a lot more. Helen makes the tuitions fun, thanks to her energetic personality and also great professionalism.

Katherine (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor. My daughter really likes Helen and she uses various techniques to engage my daughters interest. Would definitely recommend Helen. Very professional attitude.

Emily (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Helen has help me massively over the time i have been visiting her. She has helped me improve my English skills and was helping me get ready for a college exam that i had upcoming. Helen has been patient with me and helped me to remember exactly what she has taught me which i can also use in every day life. I would recommend Helen to anyone that needs a little help or has an exam to prepare for. I will be keeping in touch as if i ever need help again she would be the first person i contact.

Angie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Helen is proving a good tutor for our daughter who feels very comfortable with her. She is easy going but encouraging and has drawn out more confidence from our daughter.
Despite some early admin issues Helen has proved professional and dealt with the situation efficiently.

Ali (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen has been a great encouragement for our children. She maintains a great degree of professionalism. She also deals with the children with utmost respect which coupled with encouragement has been helping the children.

Paula ()

5/5 Rating

Helen is tutoring my 5 year old. She makes learning fun and considers the child`s interests and personality to fit the study plan. Helen also keeps me informed with what she is doing and why. I would certainly recommend Helen as a tutor.

Akua (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Helen is doing a very good job with my daughter. In the past 4 weeks, I have seen my daughter’s confidence soar. She is lovely and knows how to engage her pupils. She is pleasant but is assertive too. Thanks Helen!

Nicola (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Knowledgeable, attentive tutor who adapts her approach to bring the best out of my son.

Hassam (Mr)

4/5 Rating

She is a good tutor with good knowledge of her subjects. Friendly and very helpful.

Bilyanam (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Hellen is fantastic tutor and my son is making very good progress since he is working with her .I hope we can keep book her even after 11+

Catherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Helen is wonderful. She has really helped my daughter with exam technique, and given her more confidence to tackle the English GCSE exams. Helen is very friendly and easy to talk too. Would highly recommend.

Fleur (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Helen is an absolute God send 🤓;;🤓;;🤓;;👍;;😇;;😎;;.... She is a Fantastic excellent Grade A star tutor and would give a most highly recommendation xxx

Galina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Hellen is a fantastic tutor and I would recommend her to anybody interested in English lessons. She is very friendly, very knowledgeable and provided lessons which were tailored to my needs. I will definitely use her again in the future if I need more lessons. She is very professional and also very pleasant and friendly.

Clare (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Lovely, friendly and polite. Has been extremely helpful so far to our son who is revising for exams. A very good tutor.

Tiam (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen is a great tutor. She started teaching my son a few months ago and we`ve seen great results already after a few sessions. She makes each session fun & enjoyable with her great attitude.
We`re more than happy with the great results we`ve seen & would strongly recommend her.

{d} (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen has been working with my daughter for a few months and we`ve already seen an upturn in results. Helen is friendly, reliable and you know you`re in good hands. Would recommend to anyone.

Karen (Mrs)

1/5 Rating

was friendly enough, but after 3 weeks she let me down and said couldn`t tutor my son anymore due to work commitments, so I paid for her details for 3 times tutoring and thats it! Not happy!

Hasinah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor, totally recommend I feel so much more confident now :)

Estela (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Helen is a brilliant tutor. She makes the sessions really fun and my daughter enjoys her lessons so much she can`t wait until her next one. As a tutor Helen is very approachable and any issues can be discussed with her and she will do her best to help. I would warmly recommend her to anyone looking for a good tutor in English.

James (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Helen is a brilliant Tutor & would definitely recommend her without hesitation.

Suzanne (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Helen became my son Adam`s literacy tutor around this time last year when we realised he had lost his confidence and fallen behind after moving school halfway through year 5. Adam immediately felt comfortable and happy with Helen as she is bubbly and fun and knows how to communicate with children on their level. She went right back to basics and planned each lesson according to Adams progress, with lots of homework related to the lesson. At one point Adam required some.help focusing on the task and Helen devised a clever incentive and reward scheme which worked.brilliantly and got him back on track. In a year his confidence has returned there are no more tears at homework time and.his SAT level has gone up 3 levels. We are delighted and he will start seniors in the A stream. Obviously I would highly recommend Helen if you are looking for a tutor. We can`t thank her enough for all her hard work.

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