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Gillian (Dr)
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Subjects: Media / Communication Studies  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  Study Skills  |  Journalism  |  English  |  Film Studies  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I have a PhD and an MLitt from The University of Glasgow, and a BA (Hons) degree from University of Paisley. I am an on-line and off-line personal tutor with much experience in several subject areas including English, English Language, English Li ...
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Personal Description:
I have a PhD and an MLitt from The University of Glasgow, and a BA (Hons) degree from University of Paisley.

I am an on-line and off-line personal tutor with much experience in several subject areas including English, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Film Studies, Theatre Studies, and General Writing Skills. I have taught a range of students off-line from pre-exam age (11+) to Standard Grade, Higher, and university level, and on-line for pre-exam level (12+), GCSE, AS level, A-Level, university level, postgraduate and the adult learners.

Teaching Experience:

A well as being an experienced on-line and off-line personal tutor, I have also had several other academic jobs including:

Lecturer at Forth Valley College

Seminar tutor at The University of Glasgow

Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Glasgow

Top-Up Tutor at The University of Glasgow

Step Up to University Lecturer at University of West of Scotland

REACH Tutor at University of Glasgow

Proof Reader at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Note Taker at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Study Support Tutor at University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Transcriber at University of the West of Scotland

Support Worker at University of the West of Scotland and Scottish Rural University College

Exam Scribe at University of Glasgow and Scottish Rural University College

Exam Invigilator at Scottish Rural University College

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that learning should be fun and in a relaxed atmosphere but at the same time academic and useful. My approach to teaching is to have the tutor and student both feel that they are getting a lot out of the experience and that the time is being well used. I will break down subjects into easily manageable blocks and make sure that my student understands the unit before moving on. I also like to vary my tutorials by having some in the form of lectures, some in the form of question and answers, some where I will give students feedback on homework they have done and suggestions to improve what they have done, etc.

I also find that on-line tuition is the best method and students can ask questions that they may not ask if they were face-to-face with someone, it is a much more relaxed approach but students get a lot out of it (and can save all the notes from lessons for use later on).

Subjects
  • Media / Communication Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£18 p.h.)
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£18 p.h.)

  • Study Skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£18 p.h.)
  • Journalism
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£18 p.h.)

  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£18 p.h.)
  • Film Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£18 p.h.)


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Denis (Mr)
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Subjects: History  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a graduate of History and am currently conducting my own Ph.d into World War 1 Studies. I have a broad knowledge of British, European and World history. I am also familiar with Citizenship and the levels required for reaching the necessary level ...
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Personal Description:
I am a graduate of History and am currently conducting my own Ph.d into World War 1 Studies. I have a broad knowledge of British, European and World history. I am also familiar with Citizenship and the levels required for reaching the necessary level.

My teaching style is based on interactive allowing the student to take the initiative, I am their mentor. I bring enthusiasm and a will to learn. I can help all levels of students reach their desired grade., with the right planning suited to the individual student.

Teaching Experience:

I have thought classes abroad in Europe and Asia and also individually in the UK. I have helped undergraduates as well as primary and secondary. I have also specialised in what the student is actually looking to achieve.

Tutoring Approach:

I concentrate on the main areas of concern and turn it into enthusiastic challenges. I am on call for the student at all times. I believe in interactivity and the student is upmost in my thoughts.

Subjects
  • History
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£15 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£15 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£15 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£15 p.h.)

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Tom (Mr)
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Subjects: Entrance Exams  |  Drama  |  Italian  |  English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am an elite tutor with a Masters Degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. I specialise in English and Drama, and I also speak Italian to near fluency. I studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and I am now a full time theatre di ...
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Personal Description:
I am an elite tutor with a Masters Degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. I specialise in English and Drama, and I also speak Italian to near fluency. I studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and I am now a full time theatre director, working freelance. I have worked on shows in the West End, at the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre among others.

I also have specialist experience of Oxbridge admissions and drama school applications.

My literature specialties are Shakespeare, American literature and all literature of the last thirty years.

Teaching Experience:

I have now been tutoring consistently for over seven 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 am currently affiliated with the National Youth Theatre as well as several drama schools; I work with educational projects in theatres and drama schools around London, working closely and extensively with students and young people.

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 dictated to, but that they have discovered things for 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 perfectly with the proscriptive, curricular methods of traditional schoolteaching.

My approach also enables me 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
  • Entrance Exams
  • A-Level or Highers (£50 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£60 p.h.)
  • Drama
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£45 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£45 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£45 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£55 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£50 p.h.)

  • Italian
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£40 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£40 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£45 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£55 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£50 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£40 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£40 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£45 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£55 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£50 p.h.)


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Chris (Mr)
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Subjects: Website design  |  Physics  |  Maths  |  English  |  Computer Studies / I.T.  |  Combined Science  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am an honours graduate of computer science and electronics. I spent 17 years in corporate management before becoming self employed as, among other things, a freelance lecturer. I am a professional life coach and tutor for enjoyment. Please note, ...
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Personal Description:
I am an honours graduate of computer science and electronics. I spent 17 years in corporate management before becoming self employed as, among other things, a freelance lecturer. I am a professional life coach and tutor for enjoyment.

Please note, I will generally add a call out fee to the tuition fee shown, which goes some way to covering petrol and time in getting to you and home again. This is usually £6 or less - I can confirm the final figure with you when I know approximately where you are.

Teaching Experience:

I taught freelance for Bedford College for 4 years, and have been tutoring for 9 years. I have qualifications in adult teaching, and my coaching qualification also helps a lot.

Tutoring Approach:

Effective tutoring is a wonderful opportunity because I can tailor what I do very specifically for the student I'm working with, and that's as much about their personality and stress levels as it is about the material we're working with. I believe in teaching understanding rather than isolated rules, it builds confidence and security and does not rely on memory. My sessions are as relaxed and fun-filled as I can possibly make them without sacrificing the learning task before us.

Subjects
  • Website design
  • 11+ (secondary) (£27 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£27 p.h.)
  • Physics
  • 11+ (secondary) (£27 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£27 p.h.)

  • Maths
  • 11+ (secondary) (£27 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£27 p.h.)
  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (£24 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£27 p.h.)

  • Computer Studies / I.T.
  • 11+ (secondary) (£27 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£27 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£27 p.h.)
  • Combined Science
  • 11+ (secondary) (£27 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£27 p.h.)


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James (Mr)
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Subjects: Philosophy / Critical Thinking  |  Study Skills  |  Sociology  |  Religious Studies  |  Citizenship  |  English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am a very experienced teacher, head of faculty, head of sixth form, examiner and writer. I have recently worked for one of the major examination boards on the new specifications for both G.C.S. E and A2 Level. During my career as a teacher I hav ...
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Personal Description:
I am a very experienced teacher, head of faculty, head of sixth form, examiner and writer. I have recently worked for one of the major examination boards on the new specifications for both G.C.S. E and A2 Level.

During my career as a teacher I have taught philosophy and religious studies to Advanced level and English, history, religious studies, geography and citizenship to G.C.S.E. I also specialise in developing study skills and examination techniques in a range of subjects. I have prepared VI form students for university and UCAS application, including Oxbridge, and acted as a mentor to new entrants to the teaching profession.

I am a freelance writer specialising in education, social, religious and moral issues and I also create e-learning resources for an international educational e-learning-platform provider.

Teaching Experience:

My teaching experience at both G.C.S.E. and Advanced level has been extensive. I am an examiner for two major exam boards and have diverse experience of creating original teaching resources tailored to the needs of pupils.

I have spent most of my career teaching across the ability and age range in 11-18 comprehensive schools although I have also taught in the independent sector.

I am also a part-time on-line tutor for one of the Oxford colleges.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that the key to success for most pupils is to develop their skills and self-confidence to enhance their ability to successfully complete their examination by developing study skills and examination techniques.

My first session with a tutee and their parents is to establish their needs and goals. Together we draw up a plan of the work which we will pursue. This plan will be reviewed regularly and a progress report compiled.

Each of the subsequent sessions comprises of:
review of any homework set
review of any problems which have occurred that week
lesson on a topic previously decided upon
My primary aim is to help my tutees overcome any difficulties which they are having with their work and to help them to achieve their goals both in the short-term and the long term. Secondly, I aim to give my tutees confidence in their own abilities and to help them develop their skills necessary to succeed in their examinations.
Relevant homework is set as a means of reinforcing the development of skills since assessment and feedback procedures largely rely on this.

Subjects
  • Philosophy / Critical Thinking
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)
  • Study Skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)

  • Sociology
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)
  • Religious Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)

  • Citizenship
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)


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Steve (Dr)
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Subjects: Media / Communication Studies  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I have recently semi-retired back to Oxford after two careers: the first in journalism and the second as a teacher and minor academic, having spent the past four years lecturing in English literature at university level. I am, however, a traditional ...
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Personal Description:
I have recently semi-retired back to Oxford after two careers: the first in journalism and the second as a teacher and minor academic, having spent the past four years lecturing in English literature at university level. I am, however, a traditionally trained teacher, having qualified at the University of Oxford 20 years ago with the full secondary PGCE in English, with history as my second subject. I can teach all aspects of English and all periods of literature from GCSE level upwards, but undergraduate students may want to know that my academic specialism is in 19th century literature, and my doctoral research was on Dickens. Alongside my tutoring work, I continue to do examining, coursework moderation and consultancy work for the leading exam board in the subject.

Teaching Experience:

I have 20 years' experience, mainly teaching all three varieties of A level English to the specifications of three different awarding bodies, at various colleges of further education. I also have considerable experience of GCSE English (mainly post-16 retakes, also in the FE context) and have taught within a local authority adult education service, as well as at university. I also have several years' prior experience of seeing one-to-one students privately. I have been an examiner for A level English literature since 2000, a coursework moderator for the same since 2009, and am currently a senior examiner for A level English language and literature.

Tutoring Approach:

As a tutor I think I am friendly and approachable, adopting an informal style of session, though I do insist on academic rigour where it is called for, and I have the expertise to back it up. I believe in a collaborative approach, with the full and ongoing involvement of parents, particularly of younger students, and would also expect to liaise by e-mail with the student's English teacher at school. I see the tutor's role as supporting mainstream education, not as something separate from it. I am aways well prepared, and wil go the extra mile by researching material which students have to cover, as well as reading and where appropriate marking students' work, in my own time.

Subjects
  • Media / Communication Studies
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • 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
  • 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.)

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Alice (Mrs)
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Subjects: Art  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am a certified art teacher and artist from Cambridge with a degree in Illustration and a PGCE in Art and Design with experience teaching in secondary education. Passionate about drawing and painting and all media, I can help those needing extra he ...
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Personal Description:
I am a certified art teacher and artist from Cambridge with a degree in Illustration and a PGCE in Art and Design with experience teaching in secondary education. Passionate about drawing and painting and all media, I can help those needing extra help with coursework and exam preparation and sketchbook preparation for both GCSE and A level Art. I can help adults learn new skills in watercolour, acrilic, charcoal, collage in a range of subject matters

Teaching Experience:

I have many years of experience in teaching adult art classes, childrens after school art classes, secondary GCSE, A level and Art Foundation in Cambridge, in all media.

Tutoring Approach:

One to one extra support in helping improve drawing skills, sketchbook presentation, and artist analysis.

Subjects
  • Art
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£30 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£30 p.h.)
  • 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.)

Amanda (Ms)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  |  English  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: Born in Edinburgh, I was raised in India and then Africa, before returning to the UK. Having lived in London and South East England since then, our family moved to the Scottish Highlands in 2012, primarily to raise our children in a less chaotic and ...
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Personal Description:
Born in Edinburgh, I was raised in India and then Africa, before returning to the UK. Having lived in London and South East England since then, our family moved to the Scottish Highlands in 2012, primarily to raise our children in a less chaotic and more natural environment. We've had no regrets at all...and our various dogs and cats are similarly happy with the move!

I have always been passionate about English, from the weekly spelling tests and grammar exercises of primary school to the privilege of being taught at A Level by Tolkien's grandson. His vibrant, interactive approach shaped my ongoing learning and fired my imagination. After leaving Edinburgh University with a Masters in English Language and Literature, I went on to take a TEFL qualification and used this when travelling abroad in Turkey and throughout the Caribbean. I am delighted that I continue to work in the area of EAL with overseas students in British schools, and that technology has allowed me to work with individuals in their home countries, via Skype.

My love of English directed my career, working first at the Royal Shakespeare Company before becoming an independent theatre producer in London, and a theatre advertising executive on accounts such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' and Cameron Mackintosh's 'Les Miserables'.

In 2008, my partner and I began the home education of our two children at primary stage. It was both challenging and inspirational and the experiences and knowledge I gained during those years - not purely academic, but also the different ways and methods of learning, the different developmental stages of children, the different learning styles of children - continue to inform my present day tutoring.

While home educating, and with my love of theatre, I founded an educational theatre group, Active Arts, with Margo Gunn, a teacher and director at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. We worked with a wide age range of home educated and mainstream school children, providing workshops on various Shakespeare plays including 'Midsummer Night's Dream', 'The Tempest' and 'Romeo & Juliet'. Workshops were also designed specifically in support of GCSE/IGCSE work. As passionate advocates of Shakespeare, our approach was active and energetic, lifting Shakespeare off the page and introducing his plays, his language and his theatricality in an engaging and tangible manner. I was thrilled to be able to resurrect this work in the Highlands, initially at a local primary school, conducting 4 workshops for Primary 4-Primary 7, resulting in workshop presentations of 'The Tempest' and 'Macbeth'.

Teaching Experience:

In addition to home educating my two children and running Active Arts, my personal and professional lives led me into private tutoring and I have been a private tutor in English Language and Literature since 2009, working alongside children and young people from age 5 upwards, whether on general literacy issues, EAL or focusing specifically on exam work, from SATS, Nationals and GCSEs, through to A Levels, Highers and beyond. Tutees have been those in mainstream state schools, leading UK private schools and home education, following the English and Scottish curriculums, as well as IGCSEs with providers including Cambridge, OOL and Edexcel.

A number of my tutees have challenges such as Autism, ADHD, Tourette's and dyslexia, and the combination of experience, research and support courses have built my knowledge and understanding in these areas.

While I am registered with tutoring agencies, many of my tutees come via personal recommendation and I was delighted that tutees I had worked with in England chose to continue working with me via Skype after our move to Scotland.

Critically, I am PVG checked, and would be happy to provide evidence of this, together with references and qualification documentation.

Tutoring Approach:

MAKING ENGLISH ACCESSIBLE
My approach is not one of 'dip in and out' for an hour, or 'one size fits all', but of creating a relaxed, enjoyable, constructive atmosphere and building a relationship within which the young person's potential can be maximised, against a tailored, individual approach. While texts and challenges might be shared by various tutees, learning styles, atmospheres for learning, methods for learning, will always be different.
As importantly, my approach places great value on the parents, their involvement and their right and need for clear, ongoing and comprehensive communication. As such, I am often in regular contact with both my tutees and their parents, should they require it, outside of tutorials.

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited."
Plutarch

If you're looking for a desk-based tutor, one who does all the talking and expects your child to just sit and listen, I am not the right person for you.

If you're looking for someone to ignite a love of English, to build confidence, to be energetic, to make learning enjoyable, active, off the page, accessible, then, here I am!

MAKING ENGLISH ACCESSIBLE
For many young people with whom I work, English and everything to do with it - their texts, their homework, punctuation, close reading, writing an essay - is a minefield. Often, what holds them back is a mixture of low confidence, fear of getting it wrong, and simply not having grasped the 'map' of how to 'do it'.

One of my main motivations, is to make English accessible; to take away the fear factor, to provide clear and simple structures, to grasp some key exam techniques, to demystify the exam paper, to clarify what the heck the exam paper is testing them on; to remind tutees that they have, naturally, learned one of the most difficult languages in the world and are fully capable of expressing themselves on paper, under pressure and against time.

However whimsical it may sound, as with many things in life, self-belief and understanding are powerful tools for success.


MAKING ENGLISH ACCESSIBLE
The demand for private tutoring is growing exponentially. As The Telegraph reported in 2012, "more than a quarter of parents use private tutoring to supplement their children's education", spending "£6bn a year in the UK." A double page spread in Femail, February 2015, states research that almost 1 in 4 children are now privately tutored, with pupils at private schools almost twice as likely to have private tutoring than those from state schools. Whatever explanation there is for this rise, cost to parents remains an obvious barrier to its provision.

I am, of course, a 'business', but I also firmly believe that access to tutoring should be made as wide as possible; education is a right and not a privilege. As such, while I have a standard rate for 1-1 tutoring, I am also very happy to discuss your requirements with you and to look at options available, such as small group tutoring where the cost per head can be significantly reduced.

Please do take the opportunity of discussing your requirements with me, rather than potentially losing the opportunity of providing tutorial support for your child.

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£32 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£32 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£32 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£32 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£32 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£32 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£32 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£32 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£32 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£40 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£32 p.h.)


Tamsin (Miss)
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Subjects: English  |  French  |  Spanish  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am a fully qualified Modern Foreign Languages teacher with experience of teaching Key Stage 3, GCSE, AS and A Level at secondary school and tutoring English, French and Spanish privately. I am a hard-working and enthusiastic individual who is p ...
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Personal Description:
I am a fully qualified Modern Foreign Languages teacher with experience of teaching Key Stage 3, GCSE, AS and A Level at secondary school and tutoring English, French and Spanish privately.

I am a hard-working and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about teaching and modern foreign languages. Therefore, in addition to teaching French and Spanish in secondary schools, I have also started a language tuition business so that I can support people with their language learning and development of their linguistic skills.

Teaching Experience:

- During my teacher training, I worked at two secondary schools where I taught French and Spanish to Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and I also spent a few days working in a primary school observing and assisting teachers.

- During my NQT year, I worked at a secondary school in Trowbridge where I taught Spanish to Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and French to Key Stage 3.

- As part of my Spanish degree, I worked as an English Language Assistant in a school in Madrid for an academic year.

- I have worked part time as a tutor from the age of 16 teaching French, Spanish and English.

- I have also recently become an External Examiner for Edexcel (one of the main British exam boards) which has given me more insight into what examiners look for in successful candidates.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher as I believe that it is important to have a fun and positive atmosphere where my students can feel comfortable, gain confidence and also have a bit of fun.

Subjects
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£22 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£24 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£22 p.h.)

  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£22 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£24 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£24 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£22 p.h.)

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Michael (Mr)
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Subjects: Self Defense  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I'm a friendly and relaxed family man. My passion is teaching Self Defence, based on Filipino Martial Arts. You can be sure that you will receive the very best in comprehensive instruction. ...
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Personal Description:
I'm a friendly and relaxed family man.
My passion is teaching Self Defence, based on Filipino Martial Arts.
You can be sure that you will receive the very best in comprehensive instruction.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught masters of other martial arts systems, and travelled to the homeland of Kali (Philippines) to learn from the best.

I have had ex students who have gone on to teach Arnis Kali Eskrima themselves, which I'm happy to see them start there own journey in martial arts.

Tutoring Approach:

I love to teach......I have no other hobbies. .....I'm 100 percent devoted to my students. I do however expect the same in return. It's not easy training....but worth the effort.

Subjects
  • Self Defense
  • Adult/Casual learner (£10 p.h.)

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Marie (Miss)
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Subjects: Spanish  |  French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a curious, adventurous and open-minded young woman ! I left France 7 years ago to travel and learn from other cultures ! I have learnt other languages as Spanish and English, and I'm still learning, so I know how patient I have to be with my stu ...
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Personal Description:
I am a curious, adventurous and open-minded young woman ! I left France 7 years ago to travel and learn from other cultures ! I have learnt other languages as Spanish and English, and I'm still learning, so I know how patient I have to be with my students.

Teaching Experience:

I tought in Spain for 4 years, in the Instituto Cultural Francés and in a private scool (2010-2014), then I worked in the French Alliance of Buenos Aires in 2015 and 2016. I had a lot of personal students too and I have been an e-teacher on the educative platform of the French Institute of Madrid !

Tutoring Approach:

I have a master degree in languages didactic, so I know how to prepare an interesting, dynamic and funny class. I consider the practicing more important than the theorical, and I like to use games, even with adults. But I'm flexible and I can adapt the approach depending on the students' wishes.

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)


Martin (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am a qualified Mathematics teacher currently working as a full time teacher. I am available during weekdays after 4pm and weekends (Flexible). I have worked in various schools as a Maths teacher, hence fully understand the national curriculum of ...
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Personal Description:
I am a qualified Mathematics teacher currently working as a full time teacher. I am available during weekdays
after 4pm and weekends (Flexible). I have worked in various schools as a Maths teacher, hence fully understand the national curriculum of each year group.
I am a patient and motivating teacher. I have helped many young learners to achieve great results in Maths.

Teaching Experience:

As mentioned above, I am a qualified teacher. Apart from my full time job as a teacher, I take private tuition for children from year 5 to GCSE. I have 6 years of private tutoring experience.

I use a variety of approaches whilst tutoring. It varies from pure problem solving, questioning, activities, Bingo Maths, Treasure hunt etc.

Tutoring Approach:

Being a Maths teacher, I strongly believe that one cannot excel in Maths without a strong foundation of basic Maths skills. My main focus area would be to give a clear understanding of the basics of each topic.

In order to identify the weaker areas, I conduct an initial assessment. I plan lessons based on the result of the Initial assessment.
I am a strong believer of extended work. Hence each learner will be given homework.
Practicing exam style questions is very important to achieve better results in exams and moving ahead in class sets. I give importance to homework and exam style questions.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£22.5 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)