Online English Tutor Alex


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Universities of East Anglia, Kent and Greenwich - English Literature - PhD

Very experienced and fully qualified English teacher and former examiner. Over the last 20 years, I have taught in the classroom, online and as a face-to-face tutor. I have taught from as young as Yr6 to undergraduate and adult level.

Recent Students: 1 Total Hours: 60 Last Online: 26 Mar 2023
All-time Students: 9 Total Classes: 60 Signed Up: 17 Mar 2021

About Me

I am a family man in my fifties who is passionate about English language and literature and the job I do. I went to a normal comprehensive school in Essex and worked my way up to obtain a PhD and, afterwards, qualify as a teacher.

I have many interests, including theatre, art and a wide range of music . I am always interested in learning new skills and acquiring knowledge. In fact, I believe education never really stops.

One of the many things I enjoy about teaching is trying to inspire students, unlocking their creativity and building their confidence in what they already know. I value being a tiny part of their journey to realise their true potential and encourage them to constantly seek out fresh perspectives from which to look at life.

Tutor Experience

For the last 8 years, I have been tutoring students on various online platforms, as well as continuing to work as a classroom teacher and face to face small group coach. I teach English language and literature to students as young as Year 6 (11+ preparation) up to undergraduate level (advising and mentoring for exams and dissertations). I specialise in GCSE & A level language and literature.
From June 2008, I have worked as an Examiner for AQA English Language GCSE. My Examiner Performance consistently rated Grade A (Excellent)
From September 2002 – September 2015, I was an English teacher and personal tutor at a Sixth Form college in Essex. I taught GCSE English language, Functional Skills (Level 1 & 2), & A level English language, and literature and from September 2012 – September 2015, I was Joint Curriculum Manager for GCSE English and Functional Skills. I had joint responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the administration and teaching activity for 16 GCSE classes. In 2014-15, the college achieved pass rates above the national average. In both my GCSE and A level classes, I had a consistently strong record of results.
My doctorate in English Literature means that I have experience of university lecturing and have spent a great deal of time over the years successfully mentoring and advising undergraduates on dissertations and other coursework assignments.

Topic Expertise

Examiner for AQA for since 2008
Teacher of GCSE and A level English Language and/or literature for 20 years +, experience of all exam boards.
Experience coaching students in KS2 MATHS & English (11+)
Teacher of KS3 English for 8 years
PhD in English Literature
Can mentor and advise degree or MA students writing dissertations
Can advise all students on effective study skills

Client Reviews

Great first lesson!

- English Literature


Alex has tutored my son for A level English Language. He is thorough, patient and explains things in an accessible way. He has shown my son how to access the top marks and rapidly improved his predicted grades from B to A/A*. He has been incredibly flexible, responding to last minute requests and even checking over his coursework for him. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Lesley.

Price: $39/hr

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BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1 (University of East Anglia, 1992)
MA Modern European Literature (University of Kent, 1993)
PhD English Literature (University of Kent, 1998)
PGCE (University of Greenwich, 2002)


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