MA (Cantab) in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. PGCE, leading to QTS in Secondary English teaching.
More than 15 years of classroom teaching experience in the UK and overseas. More than 15 years of experience as a tutor. Tutoring online since 2016. Clean enhanced DBS disclosure.
Skilled at helping reluctant writers develop writing confidence. Excellent track record with STEM minded students, working to help them find a way to understand GCSE English in a more systematic manner.
Personalised 1:1 Lessons
High quality, personalised online learning using Skype and Google Classroom. Lessons can include: homework feedback, reading comprehension, essay practice, timed writing practice, poetry analysis. Homework set after every lesson. Prices from £70 GBP per session.
Focus on timed exam-style writing, both in lessons and as homework. Direct instruction and generous encouragement to help students overcome bad writing habits and build on their writing strengths.
Large stock of model written work to help students fully understand, and emulate, what a good text looks and feels like. Exemplars are aspirational, challenging and, crucially, designed to please the examiner.
Written work assessed weekly using exam board mark schemes and assessment objectives. Exam board jargon explained and grade boundaries demystified. Precise advice given on how to improve.
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(now taking bookings for September 2023)
My son is extremely happy with Edward's teaching methods and looks forward to his lessons every week. He is very knowledgable, reassuring and structures the lesson in a focused manner providing advice and constructive feedback. Edward demonstrates genuine care and understanding towards his students which has helped boost my sons confidence and performance. My son went from a 6 to a predicted 8 within 3 months of once a week tutoring. I would 100% recommend him!... Read moreClose
Finding a tutor that my reluctant 15 year old son would be happy to do extra English work for was a tall order. But in Edward he found encouragement and structure that sparked an interest and gave his confidence a massive boost. His writing and analysis are much improved as are his grades. No exam in the end due to COVID-19 but that made all the work put in earlier in the year much more worthwhile. Thanks Edward - you made a huge, lasting difference.... Read moreClose
I am a GCSE student and fell in the dark abyss of the low marks with no ladder to climb. Luckily, with Edward's help and his very structured lesson as he always planned ahead to ensure that I reach my highest potentialI managed to find a way out of the abyss. By the end of our sessions my grades were at an 8/9 standard, originally commencing at the low 4s. I highly recommend Edward as he has helped me to achieve the grade wanted and shot my confidence up!... Read moreClose
Edward has been a great help. His structured way of teaching language has been easy to understand and follow. It has been balanced with the right amount of critique and encouragement. The techniques taught can be used to answer questions in a variety of language based topics for the longer questions as well. Our son has gone from a grade 5 to a grade 8 which I did not think was possible. His confidence has shot up! I would highly recommend Edward.... Read moreClose
My son has just passed both language and literature thanks to Edward’s great tuition. My son was only at level 2 at the start of year 10 and he has not only just passed both exams but has grown in confidence in his own ability in English. Thanks Edward!... Read moreClose
An excellent tutor. In 6 months he helped my son secure two 8 grades in Eng Lang and Eng Lit even though English was my mathsy son’s least favourite subject. Edward helped my son hit the mark scheme and understand what the examiners were looking for. The tuition sessions increased my son’s confidence in his writing to the extent that he decided to take AS Economics as one of his subjects.... Read moreClose