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I am passionate about the English and Spanish languages and the benefits of studying literature. I am a PhD qualified, published author and I thrive on encouraging others to enjoy their learning. My other interests include cooking, my allotment and travel. I live in a rural English town which is home to an international poetry festival. I've lived in London and Spain. My favourite authors are Margaret Atwood and Edward Thomas. I have a slightly overweight pet cat called Thomas.
I have been teaching in classrooms and one-to-one settings since 2010. I particularly enjoy the chance to work creatively with individually with students to help them reach their full potential. Most recently, I have been working with university English literature students with their studies in environmental literature, 19th and early 20th century literature and poetry and with their dissertation projects. I have previously helped A-level, GCSE, IGCSE and university students and adult learners to flourish in their academic studies.
I have taught English literature from GCSE to masters degree level, and creative writing from GCSE to degree level. I have worked with GCSE, IGCSE and A-level English language students, including those for whom English is a second language.
Anna has been tutoring my son for A level English this year. She has excellent subject knowledge, is well-organised and provides fantastic resources on the various topics. My son finds the lessons interesting and enjoyable. I am happy to recommend Anna to other parents. Anna has been teaching my daughter in A level English for several weeks. Anna is a very caring, calm and supporting teacher who works with you nurture and improve abilities. Her knowledge of the subject is excellent and she brings lots of information from different sources to expand breadth. Anna is very proactive in arranging extra work between sessions. We would highly recommend Anna as a superb tutor.
PhD English Literature - University of Worcester 2015
Masters Degree English literature - University of Essex 2010
Cert TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) - Trinity College, London, 1999
BA Hons Philosophy - King's College London 1999
A-levels: English, Maths, Spanish, General Studies (AABC)