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Bill
Incredibly experienced English tutor.
£60/per hour
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30 years experience
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At present in my early 50s. I began teaching, in a London tutorial college, straight after coming down from Oxford. A few years after that, I interrupted my teaching career to return to university to pursue doctoral research, but I continued to see a small number of private students throughout my time as a post-graduate student. Accordingly, I have somewhere in the region of thirty years’ experience of helping students to realise their potential and, quite often, to exceed their expectations of themselves. My original specialisms were English Language and Literature, and these remain subjects I enjoy teaching immensely, but I have equal experience by now in History of Art, Philosophy, Film Studies, and Religious Studies, each of which I have taught to A level students and undergraduates. I also specialise in Pre-U English. The following is a quotation from the reference supplied by the school from which I resigned last year, after twenty years as Head of English and de facto Head of Humanities, in order to focus on private tuition: ‘Bill’s main virtues as a teacher […] are his infectious enthusiasm for his subjects, his immense knowledge and erudition, his intimate familiarity with past papers and assessment criteria, his commitment to his pupils, his willingness to make supererogatory efforts on their behalf, his provision of extensive and meticulous course notes, and his generosity with his time.’
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Marcus
Enthusiastic and Fully-Qualified Tutor
£50/per hour
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6 years experience
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I am a 26-year-old Oxford graduate (first-class honours) and fully-qualified English teacher with over five years teaching and tutoring experience. In terms of my own qualifications, I have 11 GCSEs (9 A* / 2 A grades), 5 A-Levels (5 A* grades), a Bachelor Degree (1st Class) and a Master's Degree (Distinction). I also have three years` experience teaching English Literature and English Language at Hurstpierpoint College, an outstanding, mixed-sex independent school in Sussex. Here, I taught students ranging from Year 7 to Year 13. My classes at GCSE and A-Level consistently attained excellent results and I am familiar with a variety of exam-boards, including Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and AQA. I have a strong understanding of exam specifications, mark-schemes and course structures, and I have extensive experience teaching and marking English coursework. As Head of Year 9 English at Hurstpierpoint, I have valuable experience designing department-wide learning resources which effectively promote good pupil progress. When I moved to London to complete an MA at King`s College London (graduating in 2019 with Distinction), I worked with the tutoring agency London Scholars, providing 1-1 English tutoring to over 15 students across London. In this time, I worked with pupils in Year 1 through to Year 13. As well as assisting with GCSE and A-Level exams, I worked closely with Year 12/13 students to support them in their university applications, running mock interviews, supervising EPQs and scrutinising personal statements. I also worked with students to develop their Verbal Reasoning and English skills in preparation for 11+, 13+ and Common Entrance examinations. I received positive feedback from all my clients who have found me to be a professional, friendly and knowledgeable tutor, equipped with effective learning resources. Last year I took a maternity cover post as an English Teacher at St George`s international school, Montreux, Switzerland. During this time I had sole responsibility for Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 English classes. This experience greatly developed my knowledge of international exam boards and also allowed me to work closely with EAL (English as an Additional Language) students. SOME FEEDBACK ON TUTORING SESSIONS: "Marcus was a superb tutor. This is my child`s assessment: "His understanding of the exam boards and the ways examiners mark essays has really helped me to adapt my style of writing and I feel a lot more confident in my written responses. He is always eager to improve my understanding of texts and has helped me become more critical of my own ideas surrounding them. Not only is he a brilliant academically focused teacher, he is an immensely approachable and likeable person" - Peter "Very good tutor for English, highly recommended!" - Radhika "Marcus is very professional in his approach. So far my daughter has had about 3-4 sessions with Marcus and we have already seen a big improvement in her writing skills. He is patient and engaging and always arrives with a prepared lesson plan. We hope to continue with Marcus this fall." - Milena "Marcus is very professional, organised and very hardworking and he has the ability to engage my son, exceptionally well throughout the lesson. I have nothing but the highest praises for Marcus’ teaching approach and effectiveness. He is also a very exceptional English Tutor. He is very knowledgable on the material that my son is studying and has gone through it, thoroughly with him so far. My son is very lucky to have Marcus as a tutor, as he’s brilliant all round and I am extremely grateful." - Dionne "Marcus tutored our daughter through her English GCSE exams in 2019. Alice wanted help with English Language, particularly creative writing. Marcus`s work with Alice helped her structure her writing and prepare her not only for her creative writing exam but also with an approach to her writing and written questions across different subjects. She gained confidence as well as knowledge from her tutorials. Marcus is easy going, engaging and fitted straight in with a busy household. During Alices recent exams Marcus took the time to check up on Alice and offer encouragement. I`m happy to highly recommend Marcus." - Alex "Marcus has been an excellent tutor for my son who is taking his GCSEs shortly. He is extremely well prepared and organised, with presentations for each session. He gives me immediate feedback and a summary of what has been covered and what needs to be done. A*!" - Max TUTORING APPROACH: In terms of my tutoring approach, I pride myself on providing a tailored service which responds to the particular strengths and needs of the student. Through questioning, constant feedback on work and adaptive planning, I hope to develop a system of teaching and learning with the student which will best ensure their continued progress. I generally build my tutoring sessions around practice papers, example answers and mark-schemes, breaking down the tasks so the student can work on the elements they find most difficult. English is a subject which requires a whole host of skills - timing, planning, structuring, careful reading, comprehension, accurate SPAG (spelling, punctuation, grammar), creativity, analysis, proof-reading - and my lessons encourage students to identify their areas for improvement and to implement practical strategies for overcoming areas of weakness. Above all, I consider myself a warm and enthusiastic teacher. It is my belief that students learn best when they are engaged yet relaxed, when they feel motivated to ask questions and reflect positively on their work. With academic pressures as intense ever, it is my intention to provide sessions which make the student feel in control of their work. Should you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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Anastasia
£80/per hour
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200+Lessons completed
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4 years experience
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I am an energetic and creative Masters-educated tutor with a passion for teaching. I started tutoring while I was in high school and focused specifically on CIE A-Levels as well as UCAS and Personal Statement advice. I successfully secured places in some of London's top universities and can help other students do so. I have 4 years experience tutoring and believe that my strength lies in forging personal connections with my tutees which helps me better understand their needs, not so long ago I was their peer meaning I can thoroughly emphasise with their concerns and struggles. To see the best results, I believe that study programmes must be tailored to each student, with realistic and achievable milestones and goals being outlined. So far, the students I tutored attained or surpassed their academic goals, achieving A's in the A-Level exams I tutored them for and securing places at top UK universities.
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Florence
Management with Int. Business & Law
£60/per hour
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500+Lessons completed
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10 years experience
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I have obtained a Second Class Upper Division in Management with International Business Management, completed the GDL at BPP Law School and worked as a Financial Consultant in the City of London. I am currently teaching Business English in companies and governmental institutions. As a determined, goal driven individual with strong ethics, excellent academic qualifications and highly transferable professional experience, I have obtained TEFL certifications to teach Young Learners and Business English and have been awarded a certificate for IELTS examination preparation. I have also been awarded the certificate to develop writing, reading and speaking skills of Dyslexic students. Attended International schools in Rome where I had the possibility to maximise my linguistic skills in Italian and French. I have provided language support to young adults and professionals who were keen to improve their Italian since university. I offer a tailored training programme based on your specific needs, and ensuring that high standards are met by creating assessments and providing immediate feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Mya
Experienced English tutor
£90/per hour
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400+Lessons completed
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8 years experience
Degree educated
I have been tutoring for more than eight years across a range of subjects and ages. I specialise in 11+/13+ common entrance exams; my students have attained places as Haberdasher's Aske's Boys School, Marlborough College, Benenden School and many more similar schools across the UK. I also specialise in English Literature and Language GCSE and A-Level, as well as Drama GCSE and A-Level. I have extensive experience teaching the new GCSE syllabus, with many of my students reaching their full potential and achieving 9s in both English Literature and Language. I have a Masters degree from the University of Kent in Creative Writing, where I spent a semester in Paris. Previous to that, I attained a BA in English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. All my lessons are goal oriented and tailored to the student. My first lesson will be a one-hour assessment session, followed by a feedback report to the student/parent and then a rough outline of the goals that need achieving. I work to understand the student's interests (especially for younger students) so the lessons can be fun, accessible and informative. I also provide monthly feedback sessions to review what goals have been reached, how the student is improving and next steps. I am currently writing my first novel, and I enjoy reading, drinking green tea and teaching.
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Annabella
£20/per hour
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250+Lessons completed
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5 years experience
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I attained a B.A. Hons Degree in English Literature and Language (2:1) from the modern Humanities-focused, Newman University in Birmingham (established in 2013). As a result, I excelled in my degree and have learned from the best. This has instilled within me the need and passion to continue my learning in everything English Literature and everything English Language, which I also intend to instil within my students. I have a lot of experience, from working with little primary school toddlers in France, to working closely tutoring a group of University students last year. This year I have mainly been working with A Level students though who I teach varies - I like variety. My aim to guide my students into achieving the high grades is unwavering and my enjoyment of the subject tends to be infectious. Furthermore, I have SEN experience with a Higher Distinction qualification in Advanced Special Educational Needs. I am also currently studying TESOL. I have experience in News Journalism and writing in various forms from poetry to Science Fiction. I am completely up to date with the new specifications, across all the exam boards, have created many resources for them and have inspired confidence in my students due to my in depth knowledge of them. I believe that a positive mind renders positive results so I will always be the student's mentor, coach and personal cheerleader.
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Edouard
Highly Motivating and Inspiring Tutor
£30/per hour
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1500+Lessons completed
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30 years experience
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I was born and educated in England. I have resided in Canterbury, Leeds, Oxford, London, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Oswestry. I gained five 'A Levels' (AAABC) at Notre Dame 6th Form College (Leeds) before attending Oxford University where I obtained Degrees in Philosophy and French. I proceeded to do Postgraduate studies in London where I was semi-resident at the British Library (1993-1998). I have been a widely published author since 1999, being the author of dozens of essays and monographs in Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Poetry and Psychology. I am co-author of the self-help book 'Reading in No Time' and author of the forthcoming publication 'French in No Time' (2020). He is a member of MENSA, the BAJ (British Assoc. of Journalists) and A3M (Academy of the 3rd Millennium). I am currently editor of the 'Nobel Prize Collection' for Living Time Books. I have taught pupils from KS1 to Postgraduate Level in the UK and abroad. I undertake an equal amount of group-teaching (lecturing/seminars/classroom) and individual tutoring (mentoring/coaching/private tutorials). I have taught in Switzerland (Geneva, Basel), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin, Munich), Italy (Milan) Poland (Krakow, Warsaw) and Slovakia (Bratislava). I am a native English speaker and also a fluent speaker of French and German. I am highly experienced in teaching children and adults with special educational needs - including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, Pathological Demand Avoidance), ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other developmental conditions. I am quoted as saying: "Everyone can learn - it doesn't matter how differently we do so!" I specialize in GCSEs, A Levels, Entrance Exams and assistance with Dissertations, Essays, Theses & Coursework. I have explained my approach to teaching in the following way: "With every person that I teach, whether they are before me as an individual or as part of a group, first of all I take time to observe the way in which they learn - their own particular mode of processing information. Then, once I have understood their learning processes - be they visual, verbal, concrete, mathematical, or a combination of these - I customize my own teaching approach to that student's optimum mode of intake. This usually goes a large way toward maximizing their learning experience. What I find is of vital importance in the learning journey - and which is largely responsible for making it successful - is identifying with crystal clarity the exact goals which are to be attained. I make sure that my students do not lose sight of their goal and I make sure that their 'will-to-achieve' stays at a top level throughout the educational process. Without a goal, motivation falters".
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Miss-May
Education should stretch your boundaries
£20/per hour
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700+Lessons completed
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14 years experience
Degree educated
A passionate and driven teacher who believes that education is the foundation for your child’s journey. Working for the last 14 years in education, has given me a wealth of experience and a deeper understanding of young people and the difficulties they face with their education and learning. Every student is unique and learns at a different pace. It is my job, to help your child, reach their potential, I am a firm believer in praise and through positive encouragement, this can be achieved. I am kind and patient, with the ability to differentiate work to meet your abilities and requirements. I have up-to-date knowledge on Preparatory 7+ 8+ & 11+ entrance exam and interviews techniques. Together with KS2-3 and GCSE schemes of work and the grade boundaries / marking criteria. Homework is regularly set, this also includes GCSE exam questions, which I mark/ grade. I have also worked with some challenging and SEND students who just need a little more time and patience, for them to achieve their goals. Education should be enjoyable yet should stretch their boundaries.
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William
Rediscover joys of ancient languages
£40/per hour
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1250+Lessons completed
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25 years experience
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I have taught Latin, Ancient Greek, classical studies and English at GCSE, A-level and university level for twenty-five years. I’ve taught beginners up to Common Entrance at prep schools in Surrey and London for fourteen years, and SAT exams for US universities. My students, as well as gaining scholarships to top schools, have gone to Cambridge, Oxford, Bryn Mawr, and top universities. I’m experienced in online tuition (Skype/Facetime/ WhatsApp). I enjoy sharing my love of language, grammar, literature, history, mythology and philosophy. I hope to find quirky ways to give insights into the ancient world and its impact on the present. I particularly love helping students overcome blocks and difficulties to rediscover the joys of language and and the magic of ancient cultures. I have taught English as a Foreign Language in Brazil, Italy and the UK, from beginners to proficiency level, so have a particular awareness of difficulties with second language learning. I teach Creative Writing at University of Portsmouth, and I’ve given workshops in libraries, universities, schools, prisons and theatres. I have also translated ancient and mediaeval texts for academic, legal and medical purposes.
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Margaret
£40/per hour
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850+Lessons completed
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17 years experience
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Experienced. I was an educational consultant and Classical literature teacher in Moscow Russia for the last five years, where I trained TOEFL, IELTS, SSAT for US/UK college entrance requirements as well as 11+, 12+, (ISEB Pre-Test) 13+, 16+ British School Common Entrance and GCSE all subjects and Humanities A-Levels. I have aTEFL (Pre-­‐Jet training programme June 2000), and New York State Teaching Certificates -­‐ LAST (Liberal Arts and Science Test), ATS-­‐W (Assessment of Teaching Skills written), Multi-­‐ Subject CST (Content Specialty Test), ATAS (Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills), English Language Arts CST (Content Specialty Test), CLEP – College Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Human Growth and Development, Educational Psychology , Excelsior – Teaching Literacy, DSST – Foundations of Education, NEW YORK STATE Teaching Certificate – English Language Arts Grades 5 – 9, NEW YORK STATE Teaching Certificate – Grades 1-6. I also work freelance for On-Location education, providing lessons to child actors during filming, or on theatrical tours, or during European press tours (Disney and Netflix).
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Jess
Adaptable to your needs :)
£40/per hour
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300+Lessons completed
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6 years experience
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Hi I'm Jess, an experienced teacher and scholar, currently completing a PhD in Comparative Literature and Philosophy. I have taught English, Spanish and German as foreign languages for 8 years as well as Literature classes at university. I particularly enjoy teaching Spanish for beginners and intermediates; English for all levels, especially exam preparation for IELTS etc.; and Academic Writing in English. I can help students with essay writing and exam preparation for GCSE and A-Level in the Humanities, especially English and Politics. I am an expert in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature and Modern Foreign Languages, and I have previously acted as an undergraduate co-supervisor. I have several years of experience as a language teacher for Brazilians / Portuguese speakers and I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I work to the student's individual curriculum, provide high-quality, up-to-date notes and operate on the basis of continuous assessment; hence I test knowledge as my students work through the course rather than leaving things to the exam period. My students find this to be hugely beneficial! Many of my former students have successful careers as writers, solicitors, barristers and in the exciting fields of legal compliance and marketing. In 2017 & 2018 my A level students, achieved places at prestigious universities including: UCL, Exeter, Bristol, Leeds, Durham, Manchester, Exeter, Nottingham and Warwick to study Law, English and Politics. My graduating law students have finished with 2:1's and 1sts, with one of my students receiving the 'Outstanding Student of The Year Award'. I am easy to get along with and I am told I have a great sense of humour but make no mistake, I expect much of my students! When students apply my teaching to their studies, they do very well; surpassing their own expectations and often the expectations of teachers and parents! Helping you realise your full potential is my sole purpose and I have numerous verifiable testimonials to help in your decision. Please feel free to ask when you contact me.
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Thomas
Professional and experienced tutor
£30/per hour
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100+Lessons completed
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2 years experience
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I am a third year PhD student based in the English and Comparative Literature department at King’s College London. I have been a teacher in this department for the past couple of years giving me extensive experience lecturing and delivering seminar style teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have been marking essays and examinations offering students advice on improving the strength of their argument, critical reading and analysis, and structural features. I have taught English as a foreign language to non-native speakers abroad in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. This has given me valuable skills at increasing the conversational skills, vocabulary range, and correcting grammar, diction, and sentence construction in students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. I have volunteered in primary and secondary schools as a tutor, helping students with special needs and learning difficulties who are struggling with English. I am a naturally patient and open-minded teacher who ensures each lesson is tailor made to suit each student’s personal needs and learning motivations. I have high standards in the hard work and respect I expect from my students. I am motivated by the progress my students make and am willing to adapt and improve my teaching strategies to help students achieve the academic success they deserve.
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