I worked extensively as a full-time teacher, in both the mainstream sectors and Independent Schools sector, covering both KS1 and KS2 throughout Surrey, London, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. She was also a PPA teacher and have taught a one to one intervention programmes in Surrey.
As a tutor, I believe in working on a personalised course of study working through use of past exam papers and interview questions, teaching students to answer the questions well and grow in confidence. As such, I have successfully coached children through 7+, 11+ and 13+ examinations including up to scholarship level. Her past students have gained entry to the Royal Grammar School Guildford, Eton College, St James School Ashford, Halliford School, Shepperton, St Catherine’s School, Bramley and St George’s College, Weybridge.
I am now a specialist one to one and online tutor working with students in preparation for Independent School Entrance examinations at 7+, 11+,13+ along with the 11+ Examinations for Grammar Schools. For the 7+ I have prepared students for both the Mathematics and English examinations. At 11 + I have prepared children for the Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests. At 13 + Common Entrance I help students to prepare for the English Writing and Reading Comprehension Examinations. I have also supported children across the Primary Curriculum, developing their understanding and skill set in order to boost their confidence and prepare them for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS in Mathematics and English at the end of Primary School.
I am a qualified TEFL teacher who has prepared students face to face for the Cambridge Advanced English Examinations.
I am an empathetic and enthusiastic tutor who always strives to help my tutees become the best that they can be!
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.
I've loved Classics since I was 10, when I wanted to become an actor or the world's greatest Classicist. I can't claim to be the world's greatest, but it was a dream to go to Oxford University and study for a Master's degree.
During my studies, I tutored undergraduate students in Latin, whilst also tutoring GCSE students in London. I have also worked with 4-18 year-olds in Hong Kong teaching history, English and Latin. Since joining Spires, I have tutored students in Philosophy, Religious Education, Latin, and Academic Writing, achieving five star ratings across the board. I also have plenty of experience tutoring online with other organisations, and have an excellent record of bumping up grades at GCSE, A Level and Degree level studies.
I am incredibly patient, clear, friendly and enthusiastic. I have a wealth of knowledge about the Ancient World, a thousand interesting stories, and most importantly, I love to teach.
Need to pass the IELTS exam? This is my specialist exam subject with 10+ years of experience helping students prepare for and pass this international English exam.
Want to improve you pronunciation and British accent? I am a British native teacher so I can help you speak more clearly, sound more natural and be understood by native English speakers.
General Arts and English teaching/ lecturing spanning 20 years online, private and mainstream.
Expert TEFL online English Language teacher (6 years) using platforms, skype, zoom and bit paper.
Mentor and teacher of BADE scheme at Royal Academy in London (2006).
English language teaching since 2012 to current for KS1 to GCSE. Currently tutoring a year 1 (phonics difficulty) Year 7 (dyslexia), KS1 to KS3 students, a GCSE drama student (please see testimonial) and an IELTS student (please see testimonial)
Employed by Equal Education
& ACTS theater school in Calne teaching 6 to 12 year olds classroom setting.
Experience teaching low level English ability KS1 to KS3 (Rowdeford Special needs school, Wiltshire)
Employed by ITutor , EF Academy,Spires, Acts Theater school.
Employed by Equal Education ( London) to assist ´looked after children´with their English study KS 1 to KS3 .
Employed by Teaching Personnel to teach in schools cover supply, Dance and Arts including Rowdeford, Wilts
Employed by ACTS theater school Calne to teach drama and dance (3 hours) Saturday mornings children aged 6-12
Finally, I offer all my students/guardians/parents a free diagnostic chat of around 20 mins to ensure that what I offer matches the needs of those learners.
I have worked as a professional tutor and educational consultant for six years. I have taught dozens of students for thousands of hours in total. I have also worked as a teacher in an independent school in North London.
I have had many successful students; a few examples include:
>Two admitted to study HSPS at Cambridge.
>One admitted to all three of Westminster, Winchester, and St.Paul's for 13+.
>One who gained 84/84 marks in his A-Level Politics Paper 2, which is now being used as an exemplar.
>One who gained an A in A-Level History after being predicted a C.
I believe that the most important virtue in a tutor is the ability to empathise with a student's cognitive position. When teaching I aim to guide a student through the mental steps needed to accomplish the goal of the lesson.
I typically spend much of a lesson in dialogue with the student. I break this up with exercises to embed and reinforce key points, but I always end the lesson with a call to reflection on what the student has learned. I emphasise that knowledge is open-ended and interconnected.
I am a trained language coach and have studied how to keep students calm in my classes. Being happy allows them to learn faster. Because I am patient and kind, I can give constructive feedback without any judgement, and my students receive the feedback they need without feeling criticised. They respond by engaging in the lessons more, looking forward to them and performing at a higher level. I am efficient. I do not limit myself to standard coursework and books where a student will repeat things they already know and feel dissatisfied. Because I have studied languages myself, I have first-hand experience of this, and I avoid it for my students. I tailor my classes to each student and their particular needs.
I am ambitious for my students and my lessons are intensive, refreshing and tailored very specifically to your needs.
I do exam preparation for IELTS and TOEFL.
If you are looking for help with English language and literature or French GCSE/IGCSE/IB/A level and Higher Level IB I have the experience and skills you need and an enhanced DBS.
My subjects are:
English as a Foreign Language
French Ab Initio to A level and Higher Level Diploma
English language and literature to A level or IB Higher level
I teach in both the private and the state sector in the UK and to international students of all ages and levels and enjoy the experience of seeing very young children, teenagers and adults making tangible progress in their French and English.
My degree is a BA Hons in French Language and Literature from London University and I have Qualified Teacher Status and TESOL qualifications.
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.
I have taught IELTS for 10 years and OET (doctors and nurses) for 3 years, as well as CAE and Business English. I work mainly online with groups and one- to- one. I have been a teacher for 12 years and have taught all levels at FE colleges and private colleges. I coach and mentor students through their exams covering all aspects, techniques, examiners' criteria, and I also do proofreading and essay writing.