Information about Steven
Not everyone can reach their potential in a class of perhaps thirty students, especially if peer pressure, noise and poor behaviour work against their best efforts. I began teaching as a vocation, after many successful years as a marketing manager in the pharmaceutical industry. I feel that it is this background that gives my teaching an unusual edge. It has given me an approach to teaching that has changed the outlook and results of many students from primary level through to university, inspiring them with renewed confidence and enthusiasm. The large number of four and five star references on sites like this one are are evidence of this.
As well as teach and tutor, I have also written for several publishers including the BBC (where I was the BBC Bitesize English teacher for some years, appearing on the BBC "Power Hour" revision sessions on radio, Twitter and Facebook).
I have taught English Language and Literature (as well as Media and Film Studies) to KS3, GCSE, A-level and under-graduate level for several years I also tutor primary (KS2) students, helping them with their KS2 and entrance exam preparation. My speciality, apart from a natural love of English Literature. is linguistics and I suppose, through my teaching materials, I have become quite well known even nationally for my work in this area.
I taught for many years at the county`s leading comprehensive school, The Beauchamp College in Oadby, where year-on-year my classes achieved amongst the highest results in the school, and therefore amongst the highest in the county of Leicestershire.
As a naturally shy individual despite a confident-seeming exterior, I am especially keen on building confidence in my students, and I try hard to improve public speaking skills as these are so important not just for interviews and the like, but for a general feeling of well-being and inner-confidence. Schools seem unable to help quiet or shy students and this is an area in which I think I can say I excel.
I am nationally known and respected for my teaching materials and run my own popular English GCSE and A-level revision website. My teaching materials and guides are used throughout the country and even overseas. As the BBC`s Bitesize English teacher, I have been on the Greg James`s Radio 1 show, answering students revision "Tweets" and even chatting on air with him about his schooldays and his all-time favourite book, To Kill a Mockingbird!
Availability: Thanks to the recommendations from many students on this and other tuition sites, I have become very popular - but still usually manage to find a place for new students.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have been teaching English and Media Studies up to A-level standard and beyond for many years, regularly obtaining exam results among the highest in the county.
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Feedback For Steven (7)
My daughter was coming towards the end of year 10 when we first made contact with Steve. From the initial communications through the site right to the last session he put us at ease and I felt confident we had picked the right tutor. Steve made an effort to understand the areas we were concerned about and each week I could see the confidence growing in my daughter and her worries about the approaching GCSEs lessened. She went from a GCSE grade 5/6 at the end of Year 10 to achieving a 9 in English Language and an 8 in English Literature. I would definitely recommend Steve for anyone looking for a tutor. His knowledge and experience together with his ability to get the best out of the students is first class.
Steve has made such a difference helping my child improve with his English writing, very pleased & highly recommended.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much - that gave me a boost in these difficult times!
I would highly recommend Steven . He has provided tuition for our son prior to sitting his GCSE English Language. .He was very approachable and professional and there has been plenty of communication regarding his progress along the way.
Knows what is needed to get a high grade and willing to push you hard to get that grade. Very knowledgeable about literature and backgrounds of authors, as well as being very passionate about the subject.
Tutors Response :
Youre so kind to write so glowingly. Thank you!
Steven is excellent. Although very busy, he found the time to fit my son in on an ad-hoc basis, and advises on work he can do between lessons. Steven replies to emails quickly and helpfully and is willing to go beyond what I would expect from a tutor. He is deeply knowledgeable about English and adapts his approach to fit the needs of the individual child. I thoroughly recommend him.
Tutors Response :
Very pleased, thanks!
Mr Steve Campsall is an excellent tutor, and communication is great.