GCSE & iGCSE English Language in Hornsey and Wood Green

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Zahra B

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£20 / hour
2 years

I am an extremely curious and mature woman. Originally Pakistani, born in London and having lived in Dubai while being able to speak four languages makes me unique and cultured! I have a lot of experience working with all ages and i love meeting new people. I am very friendly, likeable and i can adapt in situations from a leader to a team player very easily. I believe teaching is integral in our world today to ensure that future generations are equipped to deal with anything that may come their way and also make societies kinder, safer, and more understanding and accepting of one another. I have always been very mature for my age, a strategic mind with a literary heart! I have taught many students in Dubai for their 11+ exams into secondary school. I founded a Spanish club in my school I have mentored and taught numerous people Spanish at UCL I am currently teaching a Spanish lady English while she corrects my spoken Spanish to keep my skills fresh before university starts again

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Maria A

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< 12HR
£50 / hour
10 years

I am a highly experienced and friendly 11+, GCSE and A-Level tutor. I have been preparing students for exams for nearly a decade and have learnt what how to help each individual succeed. I have also taken a lot of exams myself during my career in NHS Child and Adolescent psychotherapy and research so I know from my own experience what it takes to excel. My experience of working as an NHS Child and Adolescent psychotherapist means that I am highly experienced in working with teenagers who are finding it hard to focus or are feeling lost or demotivated in relation to their work. I have tutored throughout my career, working with primary school students, and preparing students for 11+ and 13+ entry, GCSEs, A-Levels and university exams. I have an excellent track record of supporting students to raise their grades for public exams. I really enjoy working with children from Key stage 1 all the way up to degree level. I have a great deal of experience working with children who have Special Educational needs, ADHD and ASC. I have also worked as a school based English, Psychology, History and Politics GCSE and A-Level tutor. I have led full courses in English GCSE, R.E. GCSE and Psychology A-Level. I have much experience of supporting students to write UCAS statements. I have been trained by University admissions teams to know how students can get Russell Group university offers. I am an experienced proofreader and have worked with many people to help them improve their written English for undergraduate and postgraduate level submissions. I have an excellent track record of supporting students to improve their performance at 11+ and to raise their grades, often by multiple grade boundaries. My experience has taught me that three factors are crucial to helping students excel: Firstly, the student must have complete clarity about what course content they need to learn and what exam technique they need to use to get them the maximum marks. Secondly, students must feel interested in, and connected to, the course content they are learning. My own enjoyment of my studies allowed me to get a First in my degree and to attain 297/300 in my Psychology A-Level and 295/300 in my Politics A-Level, and so I always work to foster a real connection between students and what they are learning. Lastly, my experience of working as a Child and Adolescent psychotherapist also informs my approach to tutoring. I believe that child development and emotional factors like anxiety can really affect how well a student is doing. I have seen many times that if these difficulties can be understood, the barriers to a student`s success can be removed.

Aurelija I

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£40 / hour
3 years

I am currently studying Biochemistry at University of Oxford having finished schooling at North London Collegiate School where I gained 45/45 in the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. I have had previous experience tutoring IB biology, chemistry, English, maths and economics as well as GCSE French, English, maths, biology and chemistry. I believe in altering my teaching style according to the student and have had experience in tutoring a variety of different academic abilities and ages. I am extremely organised and am happy to go above and beyond in regards to preparation and gathering resources to help the student. My experience in tutoring for IB and GCSE means that I am good at ensuring that all parts of the syllabus are covered and that the student is well informed of what’s expected in the exam. One of my IB students was recently admitted to Tufts University in Massachusetts while other students that I am currently tutoring for SAT are currently applying for numerous highly ranked American Universities.

Caitlin N

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£40 / hour
5 years

I'm currently in my fourth year reading Medicine at University College London (UCL). Having achieved a 1st class honours award in Medical Sciences with Immunology, Infection and Cell Pathology last year along with a certificate of distinction for my examination results, I aim to pass on my excitement and passion to anyone I teach. I specialise in Maths, Chemistry and Biology; GCSE, A-Level and Pre-U. As an academic prefect and debating president at Marlborough College, I tutored primary school students debating skills and encouraged them to start developing the skill of critical thinking. On a less formal setting I tutored younger students in my boarding house in subjects such as Maths, Geography and the Sciences. At UCL I have been a mentor for first year students, helping them not only in challenging parts of the Medicine course, but also looking after them in a pastoral setting. On top of this I am also a member of the Medical Society committee in charge of organising a mock clinical exam (mOCAPE). This entailed organising mock clinical stations for over 150 students, as well as examining some of these students and then giving them feedback and tutoring on how they can improve. My 12 A*s at GCSE point to my ability to teach most subjects, especially those where exam technique is key in achieving first class results. As a medic I naturally have a particular passion for Biology and the Sciences, along with Mathematics (I am currently undergoing a Mathematics course within my degree). Complementing this, I have excelled in medical entrance exams (BMAT and UKCAT) and medical interviews, plus I can offer tailored UCAS advice for any subject.

James S

Super Tutor
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< 6HR
£90 / hour
10 years

I'm a multilinguist with considerable experience in teaching languages to a diverse range of students. I'm passionate about my subject and committed to understanding and engaging with each new student's learning needs. I tailor my teaching programmes to ensure each student is able to develop and move confidently towards their goal, whether it be academic or personal. I choose to work with students who are committed to working towards their goal - they don't have to love the subject to begin with, they just have to want to improve, the love comes later, often when they discover how simple it can be and they start to see improvements in their ability and understanding! I have a 100% success rate in terms of my students improving their grades. Among my previous students are Yas, a Spanish GCSE student who went from a predicted D grade to receiving an A* overall in 14 months, Ollie, an English GCSE student who with 4 months regular coaching went from a predicted D to a B and Kendall, a French IB student who went from grade 3/4 to achieving a final grade 6/7 in 20 months - she called me up in Guatemala on results day so I knew it must be good news! I also run French, Spanish and EFL group classes for both adults and beginners. Often when not following a curriculum in a school or learning centre, group classes can be a great way to develop and hone your language learning and skills. An article I wrote for The Telegraph on GCSE Modern Foreign Language revision: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationadvice/10779059/GCSE-MFL-revision-verbs-voice-and-vocabulary.html Reviews: "James tutored both my daughters for GCSE Spanish and they both received A*. This was particularly impressive with my eldest daughter who was on a Grade D at the end of Year 10. James accelerated Yasmin's learning rapidly over 6 months in Year 11, and changed her attitude towards Spanish from a boring difficult subject to her favourite! Aside from his indepth understanding of the curriculum and effective teaching techniques, James is a lovely person with a great sense of humour, and the girls really enjoyed his company. We'd highly recommend James to anyone wanting to improve their grades and language skills." Zaya F "James tutored me In French for just over a year for the international baccalaureate. Marked out of 7, I originally achieved 3-4s in all my examinations. James helped with reading, writing and oral presentations. He helped me to increase my confidence in speaking and also taught me invaluable techniques for verb conjugations. In the end I was able to achieve a 6/7 in my final IB results. Thank you James !" Kendall U "James tutored both our children in French - first our 11 year old a couple of years ago, then recently our 10 year old daughter. As parents, we found him excellent - punctual and polite, enthusiastic, organised with a clear plan of what needed to be done. He looked through our son's school workbooks and noted that the French teacher had been marking incorrect homework as correct! He then decided to go back to basics and correct all the mistakes he had been taught - quickly, our son understood the language patterns and was forging ahead of his year. He ended up with a Scholarship A grade in his Senior School exams. James is great with children - friendly but clearly in control and they definitely were motivated to revise and learn what he asked them to for the next lesson. The children both liked him very much and gained a lot of respect for him. Their French reading, writing, speaking, accents, understanding and confidence improved dramatically with his tutoring and we would highly recommend James to other families" Jeremy N "James is an outstanding teacher - he taught my son to find his own motivation & the confidence he needed to excel in Spanish. He brings the language to life and creates a self sufficiency in study habits that was wonderful to observe - the GCSE process was made palatable and non daunting ! I would wholly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor that cares about the child in the most holistic sense and leaves them with the skills to tackle languages independently post their time with him - he was an absolute star !" Shaheen S "James is an amazing teacher. He got my daughter to a B in French GCSE from a predicted D, and my son to a B in Spanish GCSE from a predicted E. This helped my daughter to get to UCL and put the Russell Group within my son's reach. His teaching style is unique. Within minutes of arrival, he had won the respect of both my teenagers. He made himself available at weekends and in the evenings both in person and over Skype. I am so grateful for his help. I highly recommend him." Tessa F

Charlie T

Super Tutor
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< 6HR
£40 / hour
6 years

I am a highly experienced tutor with 6 years and over 1800 hours of experience. I have tutored and served as a consultant for London's top agencies and have seen my 11 plus students gain admission into schools such as Eton, Latymer, Highgate, Haberdashers, City, UCS, and St. Paul's to name a few. I have also worked with dozens of A-Level, IB, GCSE and IELTS students in a number of subjects; specialising in English Literature & language, and essay writing skills. Roughly a third of my teaching hours have been via online tutoring, I have also worked with a number of dyslexic students and can teach English as a foreign language. I am currently available exclusively online, offering remote based tuition packages that have seen students benefit tremendously. I am currently accepting applicants for the upcoming GCSE & A-Level/IB season. I am also accepting 11+ students for the 2019 cycle, as well as students who require general support. I am currently offering '1 week of intensive teaching' available to clients for a fixed rate in various cities across Europe. These week-long workshops can be great to help a student receive additional support and provide an immense boost covering areas of difficulty, exam preparation or general improvement. Each applicant request will be assessed and considered carefully but not guaranteed. Please note that these workshops must take place at the client's place of residence or an alternative location provided by the client. Please message me for more details. These week-long courses must be booked in advance due to popular demand, especially for 'exam-period' requests. Total Teaching Hours 1853 (as at 24/01/2019) I currently offer: 7+/8+/11+/13+ Tuition Areas covered: English, maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, exam technique, interview skills. Schools covered: Grammar & Independent. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-2 hours, depending on student and schools targeted. Mock assessments offered: Yes. A-Level/IB Tuition Areas covered: English Literature, English Language, philosophy, essay writing skills, creative writing and UCAS applications. Boards covered: AQA, Edexcel, CCEA, OCR. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-4 hours, depending on student level and desired grade. Mock assessments offered: Yes. GCSE/IGCSE Tuition Areas covered: English Literature, English Language, philosophy, psychology, history, essay writing skills and creative writing. Boards covered: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE, CCEA Recommended tuition hours per week - 1-2 hours, depending on student level and desired grade. Mock assessments offered: Yes. Creative Development Tuition Areas covered: creative writing (story writing, poetry, scriptwriting, lyrics), creative thinking, creative consulting. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-2 hours. Mock assessments offered: No. . IELTS & Teaching English as a foreign language Areas covered: English tuition for Intermediate students and above. Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-4 hours, depending on student level and desired grade. Mock assessments offered: No. General tuition Areas covered: English (KS2 & above), maths (ks2 & 11+), humanities (GCSE & A-Level), writing skills (all ages), critical thinking (all ages) Recommended tuition hours per week: 1-2 Mock assessments offered: Yes, depending on subject and level. . My Tutoring Style I am a highly creative individual with a thirst for developing innovative teaching styles. Every student is unique and requires extensive attention for their academic journey to flourish. I have a very clear and logical tutoring style, yet simultaneously very creative. I am very analytical in my approach and will always devise appropriate methods based on the individual I am working with. Experience develops strong intuitive abilities in a teacher, along with proven methods that allow students to reach their potential. I have seen students realise their strengths and improve upon weaker areas, all the while developing unimaginable confidence. I set regular homework and provide monthly feedback reports for parents. I am available for consulting parents and students on matters concerning schools, exams and general development outside of class. But perhaps the important trait of all is my ability to listen and continuously learn. I like to speak to students as individuals and human beings regardless of age, offering a certain degree of sophistication that aims to benefit them as people just as well as scholars.

Alice J

Super Tutor
Responds in
< 12HR
£50 / hour
6 years

After reading Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge, I decided to stay at the university for another year to gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have worked as a teacher ever since, currently in an outstanding, North London, girls school. Six years later I remain passionate about Education, Arts and Humanities. I am very patient and enjoy motivating and inspiring young people. At my school I run an Oxbridge Application Club. I guide students with academic preparation, personal statements and interview techniques. Since setting up the club I am delighted to say that I have successfully placed several students at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. My specialist areas to teach and tutor are Philosophy, Religious Studies, Geography, Classical Civilisation and French. For the past few years I have been an examiner for AQA; I am confident in tutoring exam technique and revision skills. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.” (Aristotle) Through hard work and perseverance, I have seen countless students succeed at their goals.

Chris G

Super Tutor
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< 12HR
£40 / hour
12 years

My Teaching Experience Includes: Secondary Level Education: - I worked for 6 years as a secondary school teacher, delivering History, Drama and English lessons, including GCSE and ‘A’ level, from year 7- year 13. -I devised and delivered a formal curriculum to teach Year 9 Drama (in line with Key Stage Guidelines). -Extensive experience in coursework, marking, moderation and exam preparation. -On 2 separate occasions, following Ofsted observations, I was given an 'Outstanding' classification (the highest classification). -Quantitative end of term reports always placed my classes amongst the highest in terms of achievement and student retention. -I also assumed responsibility for cross-curricular teaching, for instance, devising lessons about The Industrial Revolution which spanned History, English, Art and Psychology. ‘A’ level Education: -I taught for 6 years at 2 different Further Education Colleges. I taught History, English Literature, Drama and Film Studies ‘A’ level. - Covering a range of exam boards, topics and areas in History and English. -Students were offered extra-curricular tutorials to help them achieve their desired results according to their own set of educational needs. -I emboldened students for university entrance with interview techniques, UCAS procedures and university level preparation. -The coursework I devised with students for their final A2 Drama and Theatre Studies was picked up as an exemplar of excellent practice, and is still used to this day by Edexcel examination board as a standard to which other schools should aim. Primary: -Following my successes at Secondary Education the Local Education Authority sought my services to teach in ‘special-measures’ primary schools across the West Midlands region. -I devised a range of workshops, and delivered these to selected primary schools. These workshops raised literacy levels, written and oral communication. They were delivered to year 4, year 5 and year 6 students. -My work with Redditch Borough Council as Literacy and Outreach Officer earned me an 'Outstanding personal Achievement Award'. - I have worked as a Supply Teacher in numerous London Primary Schools, teaching all subjects, cross-curricular. Adult Education: -I’ve worked with young people trying to get back into education following exclusion, this involved working with charities like CentrePoint. -I often work with adult learners re-taking their GCSE English. -Postgraduate students have sought my help in the past, particularly International Students looking to improve the precision of their essays. Complex Educational Needs: -I am trained in Advanced Behaviour Management. -I have experience working with SEN and PMLD students. University Level: -Delivering Theatre and Drama lectures, seminars and workshops to students at university level, including The University of Birmingham, University of Worcester, University of Bristol, and University of Warwick. Other Achievements: - Community arts and education provision. Following successful Arts Council grants I set up 2 new community arts and education groups in the West Midlands. The aim here was to build permanent organisations to provide access to education, through the arts, for all, regardless of prior educational achievement. These 2 organisations, both of which are still running to this day, are now self-sustaining businesses, now staffed by people who were once students of the organisation. My Approach to Tutoring: My approach to tutoring involves the mutual balance of 2 equally important intentions: a sensitive awareness of what a student needs, and establishing a conducive rapport. I have a flexible communication style, informed by exposure to hosts of different students, I am adaptable and responsive, a necessity built on the recognition that effective learning can only happen when tutor and student understand each other, and are mutually inspired. At first, my focus with a new student is to provide gentle provocations on different aspects of the subject matter- a process which allows me to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie, also allowing the student to start seeing the subject matter from varying perspectives, and to extend their range of problem-solving and communication strategies. My approach always depends on the specific needs of the student, most commonly students ask for: -Information building and comprehension -Essay writing technique -Filling in historical/ social/ political or cultural context to areas of study (particularly at ‘A’ level) -Response to examination questions -Improving literacy level, reading and comprehension, grammar (particularly at primary level) -Extending and developing powers of expression -Drawing links and developing argument -Understanding what a question is asking -The application of knowledge to argument I pride myself, above all else, on my ability to engage my students. The subjects I teach I find instantly inspiring, and this love of the raw material is compounded by the fact that I genuinely care about the targets my students set for themselves. Each student is a project, and watching them improve over a programme of study is exceptionally gratifying. You will find me a generous tutor, I am not a clock watcher, it doesn’t matter, for instance, if a class runs over. I will work hard for you between lessons, marking, researching, and developing new lessons and academic exercises. I am always well prepared, focused upon specific needs of student, and always an authority on what I’m teaching. My tutoring style is tempered by profound understanding and experience of examination board and national curriculum requirements. Moreover, my many years working as an educator entailed the need to develop a flexible range of teaching strategies correspondent to the varying learning preferences of my students. Some recent feedback: ‘I wish you had been my tutor before, I feel a lot more confident’ (Chitra, GCSE English, Adult Learner) ‘Great attitude and rapport with my son very engaging’ (Sarah, mother of ‘A’ level; Film and Studies student) ‘We are delighted to have Chris helping my daughter and her friend with the written exam In the last few weeks of their Drama and Theatre `A ` level. Inspiring, flexible, fun -knowledgable about the plays, their history and context- he is a fantastic tutor.’ (Felicity, mother of ‘A’ level Drama and Theatre Studies student)

Maria R

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< 12HR
£30 / hour
3 years

Qualifications: I am a qualified teacher. I received my PGCE in Modern Languages from University College London in 2018. I have a MA in Interpreting and Translating (French/German) at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I have taught 1 year in Germany, 1 year in Paris and 1+ year in London. My teaching style is fun and relaxed but focuses very much on what is needed from the student and from the syllabus. Hobbies : Languages are actually one of my hobbies! I try to read in 4 languages whenever I can. I learn phrases in other languages too. Music is another passion of mine: I listen to it every day, I sing and play the piano. I also enjoy dancing and reading, mainly fantasy and fiction novels. I also like going for a run in the park.

Max E

Super Tutor
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£20 / hour
2 years

Having worked at a primary school and at summer schools, I am experienced in engaging with students of a variety of ages. This is my second year as a tutor. As a warm and friendly individual, I foster strong connections with my students, adapting to their particular learning style. Last year, I tutored a GCSE student in History (Exam board: OCR), whose argument formation and writing skills developed strongly with my tutelage. This year, I have tutored GCSE and A Level students to great effect. I read BA History at my alma mater, University College London, from where I graduated in 2018. I am currently pursuing a Masters at the London School of Economics in International History. Having achieved an A* in Spanish (96% at A2) and an A in Biology at A Level, as well as an A* in both at GCSE, I am well-versed in the exam technique and course material of these subjects, making me a good choice for those seeking to make substantial improvements to their grades. For those seeking 11+ tutoring, I am naturally skilled in verbal reasoning (having achieved full marks in the exam), and would provide excellent tutelage in this area. I look forward to help build your child's educational future.