I am a highly qualified and experienced English teacher and tutor, based in the UK. For over a decade, I have provided high quality GCSE English tuition to students in the UK and beyond. Since September 2018 I have tutored full-time.
I graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and I gained a PGCE in secondary English education from the University of Sussex in 2007.
I tutor only 15 students per academic year, preparing them for GCSE and IGCSE exams in English Language and English Literature (all boards).
Students come from all over the world, from many different backgrounds, all united by their aspiration to improve their English.
GCSE English tuition sessions are run online using a range of useful teaching and learning tools including Skype, cloud file sharing, video and flashcard apps and this website.
I focus tuition on the following:
- knowledge and use of Standard English
- technical accuracy in writing
- improvements in handwriting
- deeper inference in reading
- exam technique
- confidence and creativity
GCSE English tuition slots go quickly and are often booked up months in advance. So, contact me now to reserve one of the remaining slots for 2019-2020.
GCSE English Results
Results are always excellent. In 2018:
- 100% of students improved their grade by 2 grades or more.
- 100% of students moved from a low grade to a good/high passing grade in their GCSEs.
- All my students were extremely likely to recommend me to a friend or colleague.
“Higher grades than I ever hoped for.”Julie, 2018.
“For the first time in years I felt confident.”Jo, 2018.
“Absolute legend! I wouldn’t have achieved this without you.”Finley, 2018.
“An inspiring tutor. He is excellent.”Melanie, 2015.
More testimonials are available on my First Tutors profile.
Qualifications and Experience
I graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English Literature (2002). As a result, my subject knowledge is extensive and I am expert writer of contemporary British English.
I also have a PGCE from Sussex University (2007) and I have 12 years+ secondary, GCSE and A Level teaching and examining experience in outstanding schools in the UK (Brighton) and overseas (Prague, Geneva).
I have a clean enhanced DBS disclosure which is available to view when booking.
I take child safety extremely seriously and, of course, my full safeguarding policy will be communicated and discussed as part of the booking process. During this time, any concerns you may have about safeguarding will also be addressed.
More information on safeguarding is available here.
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