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Sean (Tutor in Surrey)

Sean
Sean
Tutor
Surrey
Feedback Score:
+7
Member Since: 21/11/2011
Last Login: 2 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 1 hour
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Qualifications

MA
Queen Mary, University of London
English Studies: Writing in the Mod...
Distinction  (2010)
BA
Queen Mary, University of London
English
1st  (2009)
A Level
Whitgift School
History
B  (1992)
A Level
Whitgift School
English
A  (1992)
A Level
Whitgift School
Maths
B  (1992)
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GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
English£30.00£30.00£30.00£30.00
Information about Sean

I believe that it is important to engage a student`s interest in the texts being studied. Once a student is engaged, they will be motivated to discover more for themselves which is vital because a tutor is often only seeing a student for an hour each week. My role as a tutor is to facilitate that initial engagement, as well as simultaneously helping the student to improve the quality of their work by discussing texts together and utilising a combination of relevant resources, written exercises and practice papers.

I would tell any parent or guardian the most effective way to improve a student`s English is very simple - get them to read more! This is best achieved by finding something that they enjoy reading - whether that`s a Dickens novel, a broadsheet newspaper or a magazine on a subject they are interested in. This fulfils many functions - it expands a student`s vocabulary, helps them improve their writing, and hopefully engenders a habit (even a passion!) for reading. It is also extremely important for students at any level to improve the way they plan and structure their written work. A high-quality essay will have a clearly delineated structure and use well-chosen quotations and strong contextual information to supplement its main argument.

I currently tutor students who are undertaking the AQA, Edexcel, IGCSE and OCR syllabuses. The majority of students whom I have tutored have been AQA students. I have a comprehensive knowledge of English literature and can provide a student with a strong understanding of the content and context of any text, tailored to meet the syllabus requirements and Assessment Objectives

Availability: I tutor at GCSE, AS, A and university levels, and am available on weekday evenings/weekends.

I am always amenable in accommodating new students to ensure that both parties are satisfied with the arrangement.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I have been tutoring since January 2012.

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Feedback For Sean (7)
We have a total of 7 review(s) for Sean.

Amanda (Mrs)
22/09/2019

5/5 Rating

The role Sean played in supporting our son in his English Literature and English Language GCSE courses was truly transformative. Perhaps because our son`s dyslexic and doesn`t enjoy much reading for pleasure, perhaps because he`s going to a very competitive school and realised he wasn`t keeping up with his classmates, he`d lost all confidence for English. For him it was the hardest subject and he simply didn`t believe he could do well. He claimed to be trying nonetheless but to no avail. In Year 10 I realised his English teacher didn`t really believe he could grade higher than a 5 and back then his assessments were still at 3-4 grade level. If his teacher didn`t believe he could do better, she wouldn`t be able to guide and support him in doing better. We needed a tutor and we were so glad to find Sean. Sean was patient, reliable, flexible and enthusiastic about his subject. From the very first lesson, my son told us that he found the tutoring session helpful. Sean was encouraging and helped my son to re-build his confidence. He worked on making my son more aware of exam technique and helped him develop more clarity in simply understanding what the exam questions were looking for in an answer. Our son was able to enter the exam hall with a much higher level of confidence, thanks to Sean`s tutoring. He passed his GCSE English Language and Literature with a 6 and 7, well above what his teacher had expected when he was in Year 10. We learned that he was only one mark off a 7 in English Language too. I expect that whatever your child`s level of performance, Sean can support them in doing even better.


Saket (Mr)
14/09/2019

5/5 Rating

Sean was a great tutor. He helped my son get 2 9s in English lang and lit form two 5s. Definitely recommend


maryam (Dr)
06/04/2019

5/5 Rating

Sean has been helping my son with his English GCSE. My son comes out of the lessons smiling. Even after the first couple of lessons, you could see his increased confidence translating into higher marks already. I am glad that he is enjoying writing and with Sean`s help can look forward to the results he wants in his GCSE this summer.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Maryam.


William (Mr)
25/09/2018

5/5 Rating

I cannot recommend Sean highly enough – my son has struggled with written English all of his school life and was on course to fail his GCSE in English Language (He got a 2 and 2+ in his mock exams). We engaged Sean’s service at the start of year 11 and he made an immediate impact with our son who began to take more of an interest in this subject and even began to enjoy it. Sean was quickly able to diagnose his weak points and formulate effective strategies to overcome them. He explained exactly what he needed to do to pass the exam and gave him the confidence to believe in his own abilities. He was completely overjoyed when his English Language results came back in late August – it was a grade 5! This allowed him to go to his 1st choice 6th form college and take the subjects he wanted (they all required at least a grade 5 in English). Thanks again Sean – you made a real difference to our boy’s education and future prospects.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much, Bill. All the best for A-Levels and beyond!


marana (Miss)
04/08/2016

5/5 Rating

he did not teach me,but if have any teaching time, i will think about it,


marana (Miss)
04/08/2016

5/5 Rating

he did not teach me,but if have any teaching time, i will think about it,


Denise (Mr)
14/10/2015

5/5 Rating

Sean was very helpful.
He identified my sons needs at an early stage.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Denise


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