I am a professional tutor who graduated from Cambridge with a 1st class BA degree and an MPhil in Education and Literature - I have been tutoring ever since.
I tailor my tutoring to best fit my student's needs and learning style. With extensive experience ranging from primary to undergraduate students, I am confident tutoring for students of different ability and interest levels.
As a published academic writer with experience of private school and Oxbridge admissions processes, I am further confident tutoring to an extremely high level of tuition for a number of top-level schools and universities. Past students have gone on to study at Harrow, Eton, a number of London private schools and of course Oxford and Cambridge, among other universities.
My successes with students are not only due to my own expertise, however, but to my passion for inspiring a love of English in my students as well! During our time together my students not only come to feel more confident in the subject, but also to enjoy it!
Kate's last completed
English Literature job with Sara:
Occasional - My daughter Sara is struggling with essay writing in A level English literature and plans to study English literature at university . You were recommended by her friend Johanna who is studying English at Durham now.
We were planning to start tuition on a Weekly basis in the Summer, but Sara thinks she needs help with her mock exams after Easter as the results will affect her predicted university grades and we would like weekly lessons from now.
Her exam board is AQA Love threough the Ages and she is studying Othello and Jane Eyre.
Regards, Karen Al-Mahdawie
I am an English Literature graduate from Oxford University. I am passionate about educating young people and ensuring they reach their highest potential. To date I have worked as a private tutor, mentor, workshop facilitator and coach. As a private tutor I have taught English at GCSE and A-Level and have prepared Ox-bridge candidates, most of whom have been offered a place at Oxford or Cambridge. I have worked with Eton and Mactrac Digital Education to deliver the Eton X language programme, specialising in leadership and management skills for young students. In this role I have also interviewed and prepared prospective tutors, ensuring that tutors deliver the best in digital education. I continue to find new ways to encourage students to perform as their most confident selves when faced with an academic challenge or when trying to reach a specified goal, such as entry into a desired college or university. I have a body of experience as a workshop facilitator, including using creative writing and drama to help unlock student’s potential. I do this work on a voluntary basis and have used it to help foster confidence and initiative in young people and adults. My focus is goal orientated whilst maintaining a commitment to a highly individualised approach. This is powerful because the student is met on both an educational and personal level, providing an individual , allowing and em...
Ella 's last completed
English Literature job with Chockalingam:
1-2 hrs/week - My daughter is studying Secondary 3 (age 15 years) now in Singapore-Cambridge A- level syllabus with English and Literature as her core subjects. She is very good in lower-secondary English and she had received Singapore Prime Minister Book Award for her outstanding performance in English in her earlier academic levels. Now she needs assistance in Upper Sec English and Literature, so I request your help to achieve her goal. I will send her curriculum maps, please take a look. I am in Singapore timezone (GMT + 8h). Vijay, Father.
Ella 's last review in A Level English Literature from Chockalingam: English tutor missed the lesson, class expired
I have three years’ extensive experience in tutoring, primarily in English and History.
I have tailor-made an A-Level History revision course for a respected online tuition company; taught English classes and workshops in schools and universities abroad; and taught as a household tutor for a family.
I help students find fresh approaches into essay writing and analysis, providing practised structures and key terms, which have received excellent feedback from previous students.
Yasmin's last completed A Level English Literature job with Yuvraj: Over 2 hrs/week - Analytical writing for pride and prejudice.
Yasmin's last review in A Level English Literature from Yuvraj: Travel Writing Great
I'm an enthusiastic teacher with lots of experience working with young people of different ages and abilities. As well as tutoring English, Latin and Classics to students from primary to degree level, I've taught drama to teenagers and English at IB summer schools. I'm familiar with the AQA, OCR, Edexcel and WJEC exam boards. I believe that I've got the creativity, organisation and communication skills that make a good tutor, as well as specialised knowledge and heaps of enthusiasm!
Stephanie's last completed A Level English Literature job with Alison: 1-2 hrs/week - My 18 year old son is retaking his English Lit (OCR, texts Hamlet, Great Gatsby and Rossetti) as he needs better grades for his university offer. He got a B last year, which was disappointing as he was predicted A/A* and he was only 3 marks off an A. He has the scripts from last year. He would like somebody who can go through an essay with him each week that he writes in advance, and help him to improve his technique.
Stephanie's last review in A Level English Literature from Juskaran : Excellent lesson thanks
I always build a completely unique scheme of work for each individual client and I pride myself on a creative and colourful teaching style which employs tasks and assignments to engage my students with complex ideas in a clear and accessible fashion. I always keep my lessons interactive and use visual stimuli such as images and videos to support my tutee's learning process...
I have achieved excellent results with numerous clients receiving the esteemed 8 // 9 Grade in their English exams.
In the 6 years since I began tutoring my work has mostly centred on helping A-Level English students with both coursework and exam prep. I have worked with some of London's leading agencies including Bonas Macfarlane and Craig De Silva and have undertaken in depth work-experience at Grafton Primary School, London. I have also tutored students at some of the UK's leading independent schools including Harrow and Westminster.
Nick's last completed A Level English Literature job with Osian: 1-2 hrs/week - Need help revising for Shakespeare's Hamlet for mock exams - themes, essays etc. Achieved Grade B in AS, hoping to move from to A
Nick's last review in A Level English Literature from Osian: Coursework plan Brilliant!
I have experience working with students of a wide range of ages and abilities, helping them to prepare for GCSE and A Level in English Language and Literature. I have previous experience teaching the syllabuses for AQA, Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas, covering a range of the set-texts for Literature. I also have experience tutoring for Oxbridge admissions for English, including assisting with personal statements, ELAT and interview practice. I am flexible with my time, hard-working, used to balancing a range of work-loads, and committed to delivering a high quality tutoring service to all students, adapting to suit each individual's needs.
Tabitha's last completed A Level English Literature job with Alison: 1-2 hrs/week - My 18 year old son is retaking his English Lit (OCR, texts Hamlet, Great Gatsby and Rossetti) as he needs better grades for his university offer. He got a B last year, which was disappointing as he was predicted A/A* and he was only 3 marks off an A. He has the scripts from last year. He would like somebody who can go through an essay with him each week that he writes in advance, and help him to improve his technique.
Tabitha's last review in A Level English Literature from Lorna: ELAT Tabitha was an absolute star, she gave my daughter encouragement and confidence. She went into her exam feeling fully prepared and armed with a strategy. Thankyou so much Tabitha.
I have taught everything from music theory to English as far afield as New York and Madagascar, in classrooms, 1-to-1 and online. I have a Congratulatory First in Modern Languages from Oxford and have been tutoring a range of subjects for the last 9 years. I also have experience of living, working and studying in both France and Germany. Although my style of teaching is friendly and laid-back, I take immense pleasure from academic achievement and from inspiring others to achieve their academic goals.
Sasha's last completed
English Literature job with Vanessa:
1-2 hrs/week - Hi,
I am looking for a tutor to help my son with his essay writing. He would like to study in Cambridge.
I love my subjects, and enjoy finding different, engaging ways through which to help my students grapple with them. This is why I started working for Spires and other tutoring companies just over 3 years ago now, helping school pupils and adults alike with everything from A Level English to Greek language learning. I currently work as a research assistant in Oxford University's Phonetics Laboratory, but before this I worked for seven months in a girls' boarding school in Oxford providing Sixth Form students with academic and pastoral support, coaching many through their Oxbridge applications. I have also volunteered over the years in primary and secondary schools, helping students who are on the autism spectrum with their work and communication skills. This has given me experience with pupils of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Clio's last completed A Level English Literature job with Megan : Intensive - I am doing Edexcel ALevel English Literature (9ET0), I have my exams in under a month and am looking for someone who is able to mark quite a number of essays and give me feedback.
Worked regularly as a tutor alongside my work as an outstanding English teacher, particularly experienced in helping students achieve high grades in IAs and Extended Essays.
Callum's last completed A Level English Literature job with camilla: Occasional - I'm looking for a tutor help with my English A Level coursework - which I have already written a first draft of but need sone help improving - this weekend (22-23 feb) and potentially next week too.
I have 10 years of experience working as a Private Tutor in Cheltenham Spa, London, Moscow and internationally. My experience has ranged from working as a Governess and Residential Tutor for UHNW and VVIP families, to working as an outreach tutor for children with SEN and behavioural difficulties, to working overseas with children who have been victims of trauma and conflict.
For the last 5 years, I have continuously been teaching online, and have taught students as young as 5 years of age, right up to experienced business professionals and retired language learners. This experience has taught me vital strategies in engaging students online, built upon an understanding of age, learning style, objectives, technical abilities, personalities and attention span! In every case, I have built a strong positive rapport with clients and have frequently continued to stay in touch with clients or families even after they have passed their exams or succeeded in their objectives.
Lucille's last completed A Level English Literature job with Lavin : Occasional - Aiming to achieve an A* in Literature in my final exams come summer of 2020. I am looking to refine and perfect exam technique and to improve my critical analysis of texts to gain those top band marks. Books I am studying (under OCR) include; Hamlet, Chaucer's Merchants Prologue, A Dolls House, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, A Street Car Named Desire and The Bluest Eye.
Lucille's last review in A Level English Literature from Lavin : Had a great discussion surrounding the deep comparative analysis of two complex poems.