Qualified, professional Teacher of English with 17 years’ experience. Specialises in English language and literature (key stages 3-5) and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate learners.
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With over 18 years’ experience in secondary schools in England and overseas, I am a highly qualified and experience classroom teacher with a vast knowledge of different examination boards.
I have high expectations and believe in offering a quality service in my tutoring sessions. I am happy to provide additional work outside of designated sessions to ensure maximum learning and progress.
Away from teaching, I enjoy travelling, current affairs, keeping fit and aerial photography.
I am a fully qualified Teacher of English (2005-current) and IB examiner (2019-current).
Since qualifying in 2005, I have worked in secondary schools in England, China, Brunei, Qatar and Central Europe. I have a wealth of experience in supporting students from a variety of backgrounds.
My versatility, sense of humour and excellent subject knowledge ensures I build strong relationships with students and they gain as much as possible from our lessons. In one-to-one tutoring situations, I employ a range of techniques to maintain interest and develop learning; I like to keep lessons fun, interactive and relatable.
I began providing private tutoring in 2007 and have supported students from two-years old through to an English learner in their mid-forties. I recently switched from face-to-face tutoring to online sessions and work with both school-based learners and those studying for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications; I hold a BA (Hons) and an MEd.
I have a thorough understanding of assessments across key stages 3, 4 and 5 (MYP, IGCSE/GCSE, IB and A-level) and have examined at GCSE and IGCSE level, as well as currently being an IB examiner for the IO and Paper 1 assessments.
Whilst I am currently an Assistant Headteacher, I have held the following positions in schools: Director of Professional Development; Head of Faculty; Head of Years 8 & 9; Extended Essay Coordinator; Theory of Knowledge Coordinator.
English language and literature (KS3, GCSE/IGCSE, IB, A-level)
Theory of Knowledge
University essays - undergraduate and postgraduate (proofreading)
Job applications - curriculum vitae and covering letter.
Fantastic class again with a well-prepared tutor!
Well-structured and very efficient class with supportive comments from the teacher.
Even after I had missed our meeting time slot, James was kind enough to meet with me later.
Always great to meet with James and put my mind at ease. He's great!
The teacher is very experienced and knowledgeable. He was so helpful and supportive.
It was really helpful, and clear. I liked the relationship, and that we were a bit personal so that we knew a bit about each other so I am comfortable talking.
Very helpful with my literature IO. Would 100% recommend for any IB literature student.
Masters in Eduction.
QTS status in the UK (English)
Degree in journalism.