For many pupils, English is a struggle. Key stage three can emphasise this struggle as pupils begin working on those skills required for GCSE study, and this is the time that many pupils become disaffected and can see no way to catch up.
Sometimes it is just a case of revisiting a few of the basic skills not consolidated during key stage two, and this is something with which I can help.
All my lessons are prepared with each individual pupil’s needs in mind, and even those who hate reading will find something to engage them, increase their confidence and engagement, and ultimately improve their grades at school.
I have a fun yet honest approach to teaching that works with many pupils who had previously given up.
Contact me if you think your child would benefit form a few confidence-boosting lessons.
As a parent paying for private tuition, you will want to know that you are getting value for money.
As well as being a fully-qualified teacher who has been in the profession since 2003, I have a BA and MA from Cambridge University (2001 and 2004 respectively).
I have worked with a range of pupils who have varying degrees of ability, helping many reach their potential. For some, this means exceeding the targets set for them by their schools.
I believe that every young person is unique and that the way they learn reflects this. It is difficult for classroom teachers to meet the needs of all the pupils they teach: large classes and surrounding behaviour problems are often barriers for hard-working pupils, preventing the achievements of which they are truly capable.
One-to-one or small-group tutoring can make a significant difference to pupils' self-confidence and potential to improve their grades. As a tutor, I will ensure that every lesson is tailored to the individual student's needs and that subsequent lessons are planned to ensure consistent progression and understanding. My years as a classroom teacher have honed my organisation skills and the degree to which I can differentiate lessons to suit pupils with a range of abilities; using these skills with fewer pupils will mean that each lesson will be planned with the precision every student deserves.
There are many excellent teaching resources available for every subject at every level: however, these are not always tailored exactly to meet the needs of all pupils. Once I have had the opportunity to meet your child and gauge where they are and what they need to do to progress, I will create the necessary resources to ensure that their lessons meet their needs and your expectations. This means that, unlike pre-prepared resources, mine will have been planned and prepared with your son or daughter in mind, without having to take the needs of other pupils into account.
I am happy to work with small groups of pupils (no more than four) at a slightly lower rate per student. This could be a cost-effective way of obtaining extra help for your son or daughter whilst sharing the cost with like-minded parents.
An hour’s lesson each week, which includes the time I spend preparing, sending tasks to complete independently, assessing completed tasks, and giving parental feedback, either written or face-to-face at the end of each lesson.
£45 for each lesson.
£40 for each lesson when you pay for half a term in advance. (Number of weeks will vary each half term.)
An hour’s lesson each week, which includes the time I spend preparing, sending tasks to complete independently, assessing completed tasks, and giving written parental feedback.
Ticket prices vary, usually from around £6 per session – see Events page for details of planned sessions.