I've been teaching with Spires for over a year, and I've had several long- and short-term clients over this period. All my students have made highly encouraging progress and have given me very positive feedback.
Off Spires, I have a wide range of teaching experience, both paid and volunteering, in a variety of languages and to both adults and children. I am a CELTA-certified teacher of English to students of other languages, and have outstanding academic credentials (A* at A-level in English Literature and Distinction in both French and Italian in my Preliminary Examinations at Oxford).
I teach English, French and Italian literature and language, to both native English speakers and foreign learners. I encourage my students to be scrupulously accurate when it comes to the finer points of language and creative and imaginative when it comes to studying literature. I am happy to conduct lessons in English, French or Italian.
I have a detailed knowledge of the UCAS system, and of Oxford and Cambridge application procedures in particular. I'm happy to offer help with personal statements, interview practice and preparation for the MLAT or Cambridge MML admissions test and advice about written work to be submitted.
Jessica 's last completed Secondary English job with Fei: Over 2 hrs/week - Hi Jessica, I am looking for a tutor for the daughter of a friend of mine whose English is her second language. She is planning to come to the UK at Year 9 and she wants to improve her English so that she can meet the requirement of her dream school. She would like to have regular tutoring during the summer holiday but flexible with hours and time. Please let me know if you can help.
Jessica 's last review in Secondary English from Andrei: very good lesson it helped me out a lot
I have been tutoring in French and German since I was in sixth form and spent six months in Vienna as a teaching assistant in 2014/15. I have taught a range of students between the ages of 11 and 18, both individually and in groups of up to 30. Therefore, I am well versed in planning and adapting lessons to focus on a student's strengths, weaknesses, requirements and interests.
Working as a translator in Paris has given me a breadth of French vocabulary that spans beyond the classroom and literature course. My students will thus get the chance to stand out from the crowd and impress with their diverse knowledge of colloquial and technical idiom.
Both of the languages I studied were learnt from scratch at secondary school, and the methods I devised and skills I trained throughout my schooling and time at Oxford are relevant and applicable to anyone wishing to improve their fluency and command of French and German. I am currently teaching myself Spanish, Danish and Swedish using the same techniques to build up my proficiency quickly as well as sustainably.
Daniel's last completed Secondary English job with Louise: Occasional - Aiming for grade 7/8 at GCSE
Daniel's last review in Secondary English from Jo Groves: writing/reading I was totally unsure on how to even start a diary entry and i left feeling much more confident and satisfied!
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 job with Shenal:
1-2 hrs/week - I am trying to get some support for my son who is 11 and improve his English for 13+ exams which are still some time away.
I wanted to try this new online method, but not sure whether it's suitable for our needs.
I want someone that can relate well to him and has a good approach and is motivational.
Specific Learning Difficulties Diploma
Acute Anxiety training
Autism and Wellbeing Mentor
Warm, patient and sensitive tuition style
Tuition in the application of essay techniques and the research of answers for many humanities, arts, social sciences subjects, including Education and also English.
Expert research, referencing, citation and planning guidance
Works at many universities in the SW of Uk
Siobhain's last completed Secondary English job with Shanti : 1-2_HOURS - Looking for a female tutor
I am friendly, and always try to make my lessons as relevant as possible for my learners.
I have tutored a range of learners: from KS3, GCSE, A level and Undergraduate achieving successful results. I am used to working with different schemes of work and exam boards such as AQA, Edexcel, OCR etc. I teach from a skills based approach, my aim is to equip my learners with the knowledge and understanding they need to achieve their goal.
Jennifer's last completed Secondary English job with Katya: 1-2 hrs/week - Year 9 Student who is struggling with homework assignments and needs some guidance and assistance with her English Language and Literature.
Jennifer's last review in Secondary English from Katya: Katya has a current assignment on creative writing as a letter from Macbeth. Would that be a good place to start? Thank you! Katya really enjoyed the session. For the first time in a long time she got on with her English homework without fuss. Such a change in her attitude towards the subject after one session.
I have been tutoring for over 20 years and was Head of Department and teacher of English in a leading online school for ten years. I have taught all aspects of English Language and Literature from providing assistance at undergraduate level, through A Levels and GCSEs, down to KS1. What I love about tutoring one-to-one is the building up of a personal relationship with a student and seeing them gain confidence and develop. Every student is different and learns in a different way, and I have a firm belief that, given the right teacher, everyone can do really well in English. I have also taught History to GCSE and KS3 and run Drama groups, and have participated in additional tutoring for LAMDA.
I have 2 TEFL certificates and have tutored for IELTS/TOEFL/C2 as well as having taught practical conversational English to mixed age/ability groups.
Jude's last completed
English job with Carole:
Intensive - Our son is sitting for 12+ mid-June and we would like some intensive tuition during half term on creative writing. The idea will be for my son to write a piece of creative writing , an essay, persuasive writing etc... and for you to correct it.
We would like around 4 sessions on week starting 27th May and 4 Sessions on week starting 3rd June.
Please let us know if you can help as soon as possible.
Jude's last review in Secondary English from Carole: creative and descriptive - showing not telling incredible it was amazing !!!
I have been teaching English online for over 12 years, as first started in January 2007 and also first offline in 1996, so have taught very many students in that time - I am well used to online teaching requirements.
I have helped many students online to achieve their goals, for the IELTS exam, business English and general English - I was born in the UK and have a standard UK accent and in addition, I am a grammar specialist.
Philip's last completed Secondary English job with 주연: 1-2 hrs/week - Hell English grammar and writing
"The learning exercises were always set around my interest areas, making tuition both fun and effective. Following my sessions with Andrew, I have developed a more concise way of communicating. My writing now has more flow, which helps me say what I need to say." - Neil , Newtownabbey
I'm passionate about nurturing the potential of each student with whom I have the privilege of working. With over 10 years' experience as a Learning Coach with countless individuals and groups, Diploma in Life Coaching as well as a successful university graduate (1st class hons in Philosophy) and additional Masters research degree in Developmental Psychology, I previously taught at Secondary school and most recently trained nursing professionals to pass their IELTS exams.
I am also a regular public speaker and workshop leader in the private health sector, delivering courses in areas from stress-management and communication skills, to self-care and personal development.
ANDREW's last completed Secondary English job with Alexander: Occasional - I am struggling to start a piece of English homework especially with descriptive writing I am wanting some tips to help me find a easier ways to start a peice.
ANDREW's last review in Secondary English from Alexander: tips to start a descriptive writing gave me lots of new ideas and a new way to approach setting up a plan
I'm a postgraduate at The University of Oxford, and already hold a Congratulatory First in German (BA) with the best results of the 200 students in the Languages department, as well as the highest grades in Arts subjects at my college.
I also have over four years of tutoring experience, from primary through to GCSE, A Level, and undergraduate. It's a consistent delight to celebrate tutees' successes - be it getting to grips with a thorny bit of grammar, having a 'eureka!' moment with a tricky piece of literature, or passing exams with flying colours.
There can be no one-size-fits-all formula when it comes to a tutoring session. Every tutee has different likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and will progress at an individual pace. I can help with anything from oral presentations and spoken fluency, to essays, literature, and grammar (having personally tried all the tips and tricks!).
Daniella's last completed Secondary English job with Bilan: -
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 job with Sanjay:
1-2 hrs/week - Hi Kate,
I’m looking for online English tuitions for my daughters who are 11 and 13.
They are doing good already but need your expertise to gain strength in mainly speaking, expressing, essay, grammar, etc.
Please let me know how best can I contact you to discuss more.