Exceptional, friendly, fully qualified, enthusiastic teacher of English Language and Literature with a genuine passion to see my students achieve their maximum potential.
Experienced in Online tutoring and in a Classroom environment. I am Engaging, interactive and dynamic in my approach and always try to make my lessons interesting and intuitive
I tutor a range of students from 9 - 18 years old. In KS2 KS3, KS4, GCSE resits including students with learning difficulties, regularly achieving excellent results.
I have been an AQA examiner since 2016 and have a wide and comprehensive range of learning tools to draw from. Including my own and reputable Schemes of work.
|Recent Students: 2|
|Total Hours: 53|
|All-time Students: 7|
|Total Classes: 44|
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I have an extremely positive outlook on life following the full recovery of a very serious illness and always see the "Glass Half Full" I have a natural ability to enthuse those around me and my bubbly, personable character often relaxes tense situations and makes people feel at ease.
I have an autistic son who I have nurtured to become a successful, integrated adult with a full time job, his own home and who is now a person who can cope with all the ups and downs that life has to offer.
Teaching is my true passion and I can think of nothing more fulfilling than seeing a student flourish as a result of my intervention.
"Students aren't just Students, they are real people with Characters, Personalities and feelings" Its finding the right Key that matches each individual that unlocks their potential" !
I am a Teacher of English Language and Literature teaching pupils from years 5 to 11, key stage 2, 3 and key stage 4, Via online 1.1 and in Class, committed to helping all pupils to achieve their full potential.
I teach students according to their varying educational needs, including pupils with varying disabilities from Visually/Aurally impaired, Autism to moderate learning difficulties, using a variety of delivery methods to stimulate learning including differentiation where needed.
I mix my lessons with interactive and independent learning that is then incorporated with individual/group work.
I encourage pupils to develop individual reading and writing skills, focusing on technical accuracy such as spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as content.
At key stage 4 both GCSE English Language and Literature are assessed by a final examination, I ensure that pupils are taught the key techniques to answer exam style questions accurately and with the correct amount of detail.
I regularly undertake GCSE style essays and mock exam questions to prepare for final examinations. I give full and detailed feedback to the pupils to encourage them to improve and I also explain how this can be achieved.
I have been teaching since 2011 and have experience in teaching from age 9 - 18 in Literacy, English Language and Literature.
I am an AQA examiner. However, I also have experience working with other exam boards.
Experienced in teaching English Language and Literature and I am ready to go with a full and extensive bank of adaptable resources that I have created.
I have a specialism in mild learning difficulties as well as Dyslexia and Autism/Asperger’s
I have taught various levels of students, from those that may want to achieve an 8/9 to students that need a 4/5 to gain a college place.
I am experienced in teaching study skills that not only help with English but can be beneficial in all subjects.
What can I say about Carla? I could write poetry and an essay of the wonders of Carla. She has tutored both my sons and she has been nothing less then spectacular.
Look no further!
Carla is a fantastic teacher. She really understands how my son thinks and what he needs to do to perform well. he has improved so much. She is very kind, engaging and a wonderful person all round. Thank you for all your help!
Great rapport. Lovely lady… will be missed
I will be forever grateful for the time and support Carla gave my daughter, who went from below average and had a dislike for English in early secondary school to becoming so passionate about the subject. Carla’s encouragement was over and above and made by daughter believe in herself and now she is predicted straight A* in all her Alevels. As I said, forever grateful
Aaqib - Former Student - studying Medicine
Mrs Clay is an exceptional and inspiring teacher who really helped to develop my language and analytical skills in English. She is highly supportive and attentive to the individual needs of students, allowing them to reach their full potential. I am incredibly grateful to Mrs Clay for her dedication to teaching, as it has given me more self-confidence and has ultimately allowed me to succeed in achieving my dreams.
Grace Simmons - Former Student
Throughout the course of my English GCSE, Mrs Clay helped me to reach my goal of a grade 7 in both
English literature and language by providing in-depth notes, and analysis, in addition to quality teaching.
Furthermore, over the years of being in her lessons, Mrs Clay helped me with my lack of confidence both in and out of the classroom, by giving me the extra support I needed to finally start believing in my abilities as a student.
BA (Hons) English, The University of Hull, Second Class (Division One) 2.1
PGCE – Huddersfield University
QTLS – Society for Education and Training Foundation
Examiner for AQA
Safeguarding Children Certificate Level 2
Fully qualified to teach on the Government National Tutoring programme. (NTP)