GCSE English Tutors and GCSE English Tuition


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Leonor (Miss)
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Subjects: English  |  Portuguese  |  German  |  French  |  Entrance Exams  |  Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
Hello.
My name is Leonor. I am from Spain and 38 years old.

I am a teacher of Spanish and teach standard, Castilian Spanish, the official language of modern Spain. I love my profession and find teaching more a pleasure than a job. I have discovered that teaching is a two way experience where the teacher often learns as much from the students as the students learn from the teacher. For me, teaching languages is a very rewarding experience. I work with a couple of colleagues online, so we can offer more languages tuition, such as English (British English), French, German, Portuguese and Entrance Exams. All of us are native, qualified and experienced.

I am especially passionate about my native language, Spanish. I love not only the expressive beauty of the written Spanish, but the enchanting, musical sound and rhythm of spoken Spanish. The magic of the language of Cervantes is one of the reasons I have dedicated my life to the study of languages, especially Spanish.

Besides a passion for languages and linguistics, I also enjoy traveling and tracing the roots of human history and civilization. I am especially fascinated by ancient history.

Teaching Experience:

1. Bachelor Degree in Teaching English. University of Cadiz, in Spain.

2. Master Degree in Spanish Expertise. University of Leon (Castilla Leon), in Spain.

Several courses about teaching languages methods.

I am a member of ELE Congress (Spanish as a Foreign Language).

Several years of experience as a teacher of modern languages (Spanish, English and Italian) from children to adults, and all cases with really good results (available to show in case of need).

Two years of experience by teaching languages via Internet.

Tutoring Approach:

Based on the Direct Method, I use a technique of teaching a foreign languages without reference to the students native language. This method of total immersion has been proven to be the most effective means of rapidly developing real language skills. It is recognized as one of the best methods for language instruction and currently used around the world. With this method, students quickly develop the ability to think in their new language. This approach is both easy and satisfying. Student progress is quite rapid. Students progress at their own pace in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. With my method, students will begin speaking their new foreign language from the very first lesson (guaranteed), even if they have never spoken a word of their new language before.

Tired with boring memorization? Do you find formal grammars tiresome and less than effective? COME AND TRY MY METHOD, THE DIRECT METHOD!


Subjects
  • Portuguese
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • German
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • Entrance Exams
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
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Tom (Mr)
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Subjects: English  |  Drama  |  Italian  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
I am an elite tutor specialising in English and Drama. I also speak Italian to near fluency. I am an honours graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, with a masters degree in English Literature. I am now a full time theatre director, working freelance. I have worked on shows at the National Theatre, the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. My specialties are Shakespeare, American literature and all literature of the last thirty years.

I am extremely energetic, dedicated and sociable. During my time at university I was the Welfare Officer of the college students' union and the college rugby club captain. The ability to juggle my time and commitments has shown me to be organised and focused, while the roles themselves required me to be approachable, friendly and motivational.

Teaching Experience:

I have now been tutoring consistently part time for over five years. Every one of my students has achieved the highest possible grade in the subjects in which I have tutored them.

Testimonies from previous students:

'We could never have done it without Tom'

'Tom was everything we could have asked for in a tutor. Helpful, reliable and seemed to gel immediately with our son'

'Tom was able to sort out many difficult areas in the syllabus.
Through the course of the lessons I gained the confidence and clarity needed for a very important exam.
I highly recommend Tom as he is a patient and kind teacher that I believe can provide help to any student struggling with drama.'

I worked as a volunteer teacher at an international school in Swaziland for three months, running drama classes and English classes. I also coached the school rugby team. In the drama classes I focused very much on basic dramatic skills through games and exercises, while the English classes were much more specific, focusing on Shakespeare texts and working in particular on Graham Swift's 'Waterland', which was a set text for the IB exam that year. I also work with educational projects in theatres and drama schools around London.

Tutoring Approach:

When I tutor I like to be very open and conversational with the student. What is especially important is that the student comes away with the belief not that they have been taught, but that they have discovered everything themselves. I ask a lot of questions, guiding the student towards a conclusion rather than imposing it directly. This makes for a very interactive and exciting experience, an experience that contrasts very nicely with the prescriptive, curricular methods of traditional schoolteaching.

I am very ready to adapt to the needs of each individual student, and to have conversations both with them and with their parents. I recognise that each tutee has specific, unique needs, and I am totally prepared to adjust my style to such needs.


Subjects
  • Drama
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (80 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)
  • Italian
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (80 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (80 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)
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Thomas (Mr)
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Subjects: English  |  Maths  |  History  |  Drama  
Availability: Weekends
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
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Personal Description:
I am a friendly and approachable actor with heaps of tutoring experience. I have an English Degree from Oxford University and and an Acting Degree from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. So I specialise in teaching English and Drama students.

Teaching Experience:

I've been a private tutor for a number of years and I also run drama-based workshops.

2011 Pupil's Results:
R**a: A Level History (20th Century Russia & Germany) - A
A**x: AS Level History (Churchill & Napoleon) - A
L***a: A Level English Language - A
I***a: AS Level English Literature (Frost poetry, Great Gatsby) - A
I*****n: English GCSE & English Literature GCSE (Of Mice&Men, War Poetry, Inpsector Calls) - A
J*e: Predicted a D but English GCSE (Short Stories, Journey's End) - B

Tutoring Approach:

My approach is simple. I tailor tutorials to each student's needs in a relaxed and focused environment. Together we will formulate a structured and effective learning plan. Once that is in place we will set about shoring up any areas of knowledge or technique that the student is concerned about.


Subjects
  • Maths
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • History
  • 11+ (secondary) (40 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Drama
  • 11+ (secondary) (40 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (40 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (40 p.h.)
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Vita (Mrs)
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Subjects: English  |  Russian  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
I am a reliable and determined person with a good sense of humour.

Teaching Experience:

I am a qualified teacher of Russian and English (State University in Volgograd - DPhil in Linguistics), Moscow State University (methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language) . I have a great teaching experience. I am teaching at a private school in Ipswich and have a few private students of different ages.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a professional teacher of Russian with many years of teaching and translating/interpreting experience. I will tailor the tutoring specially to the student's needs and preferences. I combine both traditional and communicative approaches and integrate cultural elements into lessons which helps to master the Russian language. I am flexible and can teach either at my own place or at a student's home. CRB checked.


Subjects
  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Russian
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
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Neil (Mr)
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Subjects: English  |  Entrance Exams  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
I am graduate of the University of Liverpool and of the Open University, and in addition hold a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

Although English is my principal focus, I have a wide range of interest, including among other things history, fell-walking, football, tennis and Latin.

Publications:
3 sets of GCSE materials
The Medieval Boy Bishops
Richard III: The King in the Car Park
The "Twins" series of children's novels
The "Kit" series of children's novels

I am happy to tutor in your home.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught English and English Literature for over 25 years in both state and independent schools to a wide range of pupils, from the very high achieving to the less able.

At A level I have taught English Literature, English Language, and English Language/Literature.

I have been Head of English for 18 years in two schools (one of which has been one of most successful comprehensive schools in the country) for a number of years. My departments have always been the most successful or among the most successful departments.

My teaching career has involved teaching and tutoring pupils and students of all ages and abilities from year 3 to degree level.

Over a period of three years three of my pupils - from over 350,000 candidates in each year - were awarded the highest marks in the AQA GCSE English and Literature examinations, .

My department received an award for the highest performing A level girls nationally.

My GCSE results for have been consistently better than predictions by between a half a grade and a grade.

I have had similar success with A level.

My classes' National Curriculum levels are usually a level or more better than predictions.

I have successfully coached primary age pupils for entry to public schools and selective state schools.

Tutoring Approach:

Since every student is an individual with their own range of skills and knowledge, I tailor my teaching to their needs. Accordingly, I select from a range of traditional and more informal methods to suit the individual.

The following are some of the areas where different students often require help, although the list is by no means exhaustive:

At Key Stages 2 and 3:

spelling, punctuation, grammar
comprehension, including answering written questions
creativity, including writing descriptions, narratives and poetry
writing skills, including sustaining a coherent, interesting style.

At GCSE:

responding to more complex comprehension questions
writing detailed essays developing use of evidence and discussion
understanding and responding to set texts, including essay responses
techniques for oral work.

At A Level:

Understanding and responding to texts
Analysing spoken and written English
Writing polished, detailed, fluent essays

Working in Groups:

Although I usually work with individuals, it can be more cost-effective if you are able to put together two or more students to work side-by-side.


Subjects
  • Entrance Exams
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
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Sylvia (Ms)
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Subjects: English  |  Study Skills  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  Journalism  |  English (Foreign Language)  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
I work with my students to increase their confidence and help them improve their communication skills, in speaking and writing.

I have an English Degree from Bristol University, and I speak fluent French. I have a Trinity TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification.

I have worked as a writer, journalist and editor in this country and abroad, for magazines, newspapers and the BBC World Service.
I have worked for the UN and the EU, as well as many private clients and international aid agencies.

I came to tutoring in Africa, where it was clear that my services and experience could be very useful to students at all levels: I have taught one to one and in small groups, privately and most recently for a comprehensive school in Surrey.

I have also edited an MA thesis in History of Art for the Courtauld and some theses for Sotheby's History of Art students (we normally do very well!).

I have an Assessor's and Verifier's Award for CITY and Guilds NVQ courses. I am also teaching English and other subjects in Prisons in London, Kent and Sussex.

I am a mother of two boys, both now at university. My husband works in conservation which is why the family has travelled extensively. We are now back in England for the foreseeable future.

Teaching Experience:

Private students (A level and GCSE) and also teach GCSE English on a 1:1 basis to the lower sets of students at Jubilee International High School in Surrey. They have all raised their grades significantly and are much more confident with their work.
EFL at Guildford College to young Spanish students - Summer 2013.
I speak fluent French; I was a governor at Cranbrook School in Kent, and stood in for a term for the French assistante when she had to go home early. My A level students did well, and two continued their classes with me privately.
Tutor at Make the Grade tuition in Tunbridge Wells and also at summer English revision courses at Tonbridge School.
I devised and delivered a course for women journalists in Sierra Leone and taught creative writing and English at Foura Bay University.
Creative writing privately to groups, and at the University of Kent. I have helped students with presentation and interview skills, their CVs and Drama and Performing Arts GCSE.
Assessed NVQ Level 2 students in Customer Service with a 100% pass record.

Tutoring Approach:

I understand communication at all levels - verbal, written and on the web - and I am passionate about making people understand each other. I care very much about the basics - grammar, punctuation, spelling, and I have devised effective study skills tools which make a real difference.

My sessions are fun and inspiring. I am patient, and approachable, and work hard with my pupils to help them reach their full potential. I cannot do magic, but even the least able have contacted me after their exams to tell me they felt more confident about them. Some even told me they enjoyed them!


Subjects
  • Study Skills
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • Journalism
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • English
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
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Ekaterina (Mrs)
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Subjects: English  |  Maths  |  English (Foreign Language)  |  Russian  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
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Personal Description:
I am a qualified, UK trained teacher and an experienced tutor with proven track record in results and ability to successfully personalise my students' learning, based on their individual circumstances and preferences, whether it is learning Russian or Dutch for business, leisure and travelling or helping children develop their English and Maths skills further.

I can provide all levels of support: private language lessons for adults, document translations to or from Russian and Dutch, language tutoring of bilingual children/teens and fast-track language introduction/begginers courses. In addition, I have a particularly wide knowledge of providing general Russian/Dutch teaching for adults travelling to Russia, including countries of former USSR, where Russian is still one of the official languages, Belgium or the Netherlands, for work or family reasons.

I have completed a BA (Hons) degree in education (graduated with First Class Honours), a Postgraduate teacher training course (PGCE) and, most recently, a Masters degree in Education (MEd), specialising in teaching of gifted and talented pupils. I actively teach in British schools, thus this experience enables me to understand and apply current, most up-to date, teaching techniques and assists me in making the learning experience of my students engaging, productive and stimulating.

I am extremely flexible and reliable and I appreciate the importance of meeting the requirements of each one of my students in a shortest time possible. Therefore, I usually meet my prospective students for a free and totally informal chat, prior to agreeing to a programme of study. This allows me to assess your individual needs and design the best language training tuition program.

My rates are slightly higher than those of other tutors in the area, however with coming to me you get a fully qualified and experienced UK trained teacher, with outstanding subject knowledge and a passion for teaching. I will make sure you get the most out of your language progress as quickly as possible and guarantee that investing into my expertise will pay off!

Teaching Experience:

6 years as a private tutor
5 years as a teacher on International and National level in a range of primary schools, special educational establishments, private sector and Beijing University (taught English as foreign language)

Tutoring Approach:

Creating unique and personalised programme for each of my students to meet their individual requirements.


Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (35 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (35 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (35 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • Russian
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (35 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
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Rachel (Miss)
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Subjects: English  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  English (Foreign Language)  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
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Personal Description:
I am currently teaching EAP at Kings Colleges in Beckenham. I am a 40 year old professional female and enjoy music, museums, alternative therapies and the theatre. I have been working in education for eleven years and have a wealth of English teaching experience.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching English for eleven years and have lived in Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy and Germany during this time. I am now based in London. I have taught General English, Business English, ESOL, IELTS preparation, CAE, FCE, EAP, conversation classes and some ESP courses, including English for Lawyers and English for Fashion.

Tutoring Approach:

I use a communicative approach. I will conduct a needs analysis during our first meeting in order to find out what your needs are. I will then base our lessons around your personal needs. My lessons are goal oriented, so you will know what your aims are for each lesson right at the beginning of each lesson we have together.


Subjects
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • English
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
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Danai (Miss)
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Subjects: English  |  History  |  Biology  |  Drama  |  Geography  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
I am currently a master's student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, studying a Master of Science in History of International Relations. I completed my undergraduate degree in History at University College London receiving a high 2:1.
I went to school in Athens, at the St. Catherine's British Embassy School, receiving 44 out of 45 marks in my International Baccalaureate exams with 7/7 in all the subjects I now tutor.
I have always enjoyed working with young people, volunteering with children through various organisations such as Habitat for Humanity and Camden Libraries since the age of 16. I began tutoring and mentoring while at school and have continued to tutor or mentor in some form every year, working with young people from the ages of 3 to 19. I find the process of helping young people excel academically, very rewarding and genuinely enjoy working with young people.
I am a very friendly, sociable and approachable person with a creative flair, developed through a love for writing and performing. I put my students' academic needs first and strive to help them as best I can to achieve their desired marks.

Teaching Experience:

Summer Private Tutor- 3 tutees
Taught IB-Level and A-Level History, English, Biology, Geography, Theatre Arts - knowledge of different examination boards, including Edexcel, OCR and AQA.
Covered problem areas, explained and gave tips for homework, implemented homework and revision techniques, helped with essay structuring and research.
Went over past paper questions, the best ways to answer the questions and useful techniques and tips to follow. Set timed tasks and past papers to be completed in the class, which were marked for the next lesson.
Gave Extended Essay support: proof reading and improvement advice. Drew on my own my own extensive research skills.
Ensured tasks were varied for each lesson in order to engage the students and keep lessons interesting, upbeat and refreshing. Created a friendly, stress-free environment, focusing on trust and having some fun while learning.
Maintained open communication with the parents so that they were kept up to date with their children's progress.
All tutees boosted their marks in the subject areas taught. One student improved her mark in IB Higher Level History and English A1 from a predicted level 5 to a level 7. Another of the tutees boosted his mark in IB Standard Level Biology from a predicted level 4 to a level 6 and in Standard Level Geography from a predicted level 5 to 6. My other tutee received all A*s in his History, English and Biology A-levels.
Received great feedback from my coordinator about parents being pleased with their children's renewed interest in the subjects they were being tutored.

Tutoring with Team Up (previously the Young Educational Learning Programme - YELP) Nov-Spring 2011 - 5 tutees
Taught GCSE-level History and English Language and Literature.
Provided a straightforward, interesting study technique, particularly for English literature and poem/prose analysis, which seemed to be the most challenging area.
The aim of the programme was to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds, achieving mostly Cs or Ds but also Bs, to reach their full academic potential. I provided plenty of mentoring and focused on fostering a positive attitude towards learning and further education.
Helped students boost their final marks. One student jumped from a B to an A* in English Language and Literature, two from C to an A in History, and one from a D to a C in English.
Received very positive feedback from organisers of the programme, both for the improved results attained, but also for the friendly and fun environment created while teaching.

Tutoring IGCSE - 2008/2009 - 4 tutees
As part of the International Baccalaureate Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) programme, I tutored IGCSE English Language and Literature, History, Drama, Geography and Biology while in my last two years of school.
I mostly covered problem areas, focusing on past paper practice tasks during the hour-long lessons.
The results were positive, with all students achieving Bs and above in the tutored subjects.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that what makes me a good tutor is the understanding that teaching is not just about laying down the facts. It is a process of developing a relationship of trust and engaging the student so that he or she genuinely enjoys learning about the subject. I find that once a student enjoys learning, it is much easier to encourage him or her to absorb the material, performing better in exams. I always try to establish this enthusiasm by varying my techniques, understanding my student's academic needs and keeping the atmosphere friendly yet focused. Every student is capable of boosting his or her marks with the right guidance and with practice. The right guidance involves looking at each student as an individual with specific academic requirements and needs and so I never use a sweeping approach to teaching, rather assessing each student's needs on a case by case basis.


Subjects
  • History
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • Biology
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • Drama
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Geography
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
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Gareth (Mr)
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Subjects: English  |  Politics  |  History  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
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Personal Description:
I am a 22 year old graduate with a first class degree in History from the University of Oxford, and I am looking to tutor GCSE and A-Level students, and offer assistance with exam technique as well as subject content.

During my degree I achieved a first class grade in preliminary and final examinations, and I won the Oriel Society Arts Prize for outstanding achievement in first year. I received Oriel college scholarships in my second and third year based on the previous year's work, and also recently received the Shannon Prize for outstanding achievement across my three year degree.

I received very high marks at History A-Level, and 100% in my English Literature exams.

Having been through the Oxbridge entrance examination and interview process, and coming from state school education, I can advise and provide mock interviews for any student considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge.

Teaching Experience:

I gained classroom experience in April 2013, taking a year 13 English Literature class who were preparing for their A-Level exam on Andrew Marvell. I was invited back in September 2013 to give the same presentation to this year's students.

I took part in the Mold Alun paired reading scheme, spending time each day to improve the reading of younger students.

I have helped history applicants to Oxford and Cambridge with mock interviews and advice in 2011 and 2012.

Tutoring Approach:

My priority is to make the subject content engaging and genuinely interesting - a fact or quotation that means something to a student will be much more easily remembered during the exam.

Tutorial sessions will be structured and all relevant content covered, but they will not take the form of a lecture. I encourage students to talk through their own ideas and let their feelings be known. From recent experiences in sixth form and university, the classes with dialogue between tutor and students were always the most enjoyable and most successful.

English: I like to introduce a new piece of writing in each session to prepare the GCSE student for the unseen part of the exam. For A-Level, I encourage the student to make brief comparative remarks between the set text and another work by the same author, which greatly impresses the examiner.

History: As well as covering the content, I like to give the student exam technique and essay writing practice in order that knowledge and facts can be used to full effect alongside general skills of analysis and understanding, which are required for dealing with primary sources.

Politics: I encourage using recent news stories as examples in essays, as these help to make theoretical concepts recognisable and easier to relate to. Showing an up to date knowledge of politics is also impressive to the examiner.


Subjects
  • Politics
  • GCSE or Standards (10 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (15 p.h.)
  • History
  • 11+ (secondary) (9 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (10 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (15 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (15 p.h.)
  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (9 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (10 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (15 p.h.)
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Shenyue (Ms)
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Subjects: English  |  Physics  |  Entrance Exams  |  Maths  |  Chemistry  |  Biology  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
Hi! :) Welcome to my profile, my name is Shenyue and I am a native English speaker. I have recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Biological Natural Sciences. I studied at the prestigious Emmanuel College which is on average the highest academically ranked college (Tompkins table) and was elected to a Senior Exhibition. I grew up in Manchester but now live in Central London.
I've always been good at exams and have managed to achieve the highest marks without overloading myself and I would love to pass on this knowledge. I am interested in helping you to improve your science and maths grades at GCSE and A-level and helping you to understand exactly how to answer and beat exam questions. I am also available to do mock exams including mock interviews for Oxbridge and other university prep (including personal statements) and can teach English up to GCSE, 11+ and other entrance exams and KS3 exams.
I also have a Duke of Edinburgh Gold and Silver award and took part in many activities such as Mock Trial and Young Enterprise.
In my free time I like to cook, read and I love to ski if I get the chance!
Please don't hesitate to drop me a line! I really believe in not overloading your brain with irrelevant materials for efficient learning but if you really have a passion for the subject I am more than happy to explain outside of the curriculum or have discussions with casual learners too!

My grades include:
4 A* at A-level in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, General Studies with most of my exams achieving 100%
6 A in AS-level Biology, Chemistry, Maths, History, Physics, General Studies
and 10 A* at GCSE in Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geography, History, English Language, English Literature, Chinese Mandarin and French.

Teaching Experience:

I have tutored for over two years in multiple subjects including maths and latin. I am also available to tutor English up to GCSE level.
I have also helped to write personal statements and proofread and edit essays.
I explain things well and can work through problems with ease whether in person or on Skype.

Tutoring Approach:

I will help you with areas in which you are struggling and also cover the syllabus in order to help you get the top marks.
I am happy to go through any questions you may have had in school/class that weren't fully explained and also to go through past papers which I think is a really good way to practise and understand how exams are set.
I will help you understand exactly what the question is asking for and improve your exam technique to get every single possible mark.
I think that understanding the topic as opposed to memorising it is better.


Subjects
  • Physics
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • Entrance Exams
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (60 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)
  • Chemistry
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)
  • Biology
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)
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Fay (Miss)
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Subjects: English  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  Entrance Exams  |  Religious Studies  |  Maths  |  History  
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Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
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Personal Description:
Student of SOAS University in London (sister of UCL - the world's leading institute for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East); studying History.

Teaching Experience:

I have officially been tutoring since January but have built up teaching experience by also helping my family members such as my cousins achieve their best in their 11+ English, Verbal, Non verbal and Maths exams. What most inspires me is knowing that by sharing my knowledge and personal experiences by tutoring, others younger than me can take it further and succeed in whatever they choose to do in the future!

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is completely personal to my student's needs. I have been told that I am an extremely patient and enthusiastic individual, which shows when I am teaching. I will ask the student what topic or area they would like me to tutor them in a week prior to our lesson, so that I have a week to gather the necessary resources and draw up a productive lesson plan. I will provide the student with many resources such as revision packs and essays I have written and acquired from my studies at Dartford Grammar School and Palmers Green High Independent school free of charge. In addition, if the lesson runs over the time slot and I have yet to finish teaching what I had planned to teach, I don't mind staying over the allocated time to ensure my student is confident in what they have learnt; and to make sure they are not pressurised by the time limit we have in case they would like to ask me any questions.


Subjects
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • Entrance Exams
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • Religious Studies
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • History
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
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