GCSE & iGCSE English Language in Putney

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Francesco A

£30 / hour
1 year

I am currently a Master’s student and teaching assistant at the American University of Beirut, having graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2018 with a BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (First Class Honours). I have experience teaching undergraduates and marking their written work. In the first year of my Master's degree (2018-19) I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the American University of Beirut. In my first semester, my work was primarily involved marking undergraduate essays for a course entitled Arab Political Thought & Ideology. In my second semester, I led two seminars and lectured another two classes for a Senior Seminar in Political and Social Theory. I also have experience tutoring GCSE and A-Level French, having followed two pupils for six months in 2013-14. I grew up in London, speaking both English and Italian and I have published translations of academic (mainly art historical and curatorial) texts from French into English. I also work almost daily with primary sources in written Arabic for my research, so I am available to give language classes in Italian, French and Arabic along with Spanish, a language I have also studied and gained fluency in. I can also help with issues relating to academic writing and presentation, as well as aiding secondary school pupils with exams in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Ancient History/Classical Civilisation and Sociology.

Susanne R

£50 / hour
10 years

Hi, I'm Susanne, a language tutor with over 10 years experience principally teaching German and English, and additionally French, to a broad range of students from professional backgrounds, from large corporate companies down to smaller institutions and private clients. My experience covers teaching individuals as well as groups, ranging from the introduction of base concepts for complete beginners (A1), through to advanced level and conversational training (C2) for the very experienced. I also help with exam preparation, i.e. GCSE, A-Levels and Goethe-Certificate. My first years of teaching focused on pupils and after school tutoring whilst I was studying Product Design in Germany. I took up teaching again in 2013 in London and acquired my TEFL qualification. This allowed me to reach out to private professionals and also to teach in companies, who offer their employees language classes on a regular basis to improve their business relationships with Germany. My approach is very much tailored to each learner’s specific needs. I’m a very dedicated and personable teacher who enjoys the variety of different individuals and finding ways to help them learn best. I am very passionate about teaching and enjoy all aspects that it encompasses. I'm keen on continuing to develop my language knowledge outside of teaching. I have basic knowledge of Italian and have taken up Spanish, which is very useful for me to also help Spanish speaking students learn other languages, as having knowledge of their language allows me to draw parallels between the two, and so accelerate their learning. I very much welcome the variety of students’ backgrounds and can often explain grammar structures in comparing and relating to their own language. I also offer field trips for those who are a bit more advanced in German or English and wish to learn and have fun to express themselves about specific topics, i.e. art, education, politics, or train the distinct use of their linguistic style, i.e. stylistic devices, figures of speech or set locutions. This could be a visit to a museum or to the Royal College of Art, where we look at works and talk about them, put them in context etc. Outside of teaching I love being outdoors, in particular rock climbing and hiking and exploring new places. I also am a very keen baker. Testimonials of my previous clients: Michael Penn / Professor, Stanford University (10.08.2018) "Susanne is an amazingly gifted pedagogue and a great German teacher. Regardless of your level, you’ll learn tons working with her. Susanne’s enthusiasm and love for the language is contagious. She constantly finds innovative approaches to help one improve—whether they be articles tailored to your interests, word games, or museum trips to see German artists. She is extremely patient and is able to find exactly the right level of intervention to help lessen mistakes but still boosting your confidence. Her background and even her previous work in design give her teaching a depth and breadth that is wonderful (and fun) to be a part of. She perfectly balances organized (she always has a clear learning plan) with flexible (she tailors things, both beforehand and-the-fly, depending on what’s happening in the classroom). Because German is essential for my work, I’ve had dozens of German tutors over the years and Susanne is among the very best." Oliver Smeeth / Corporate Cousel (5.06.2018) "I’m so pleased I found Susanne after struggling to make progress with other teachers and classes. Susanne quickly worked out how best to help me tailoring each lesson to address gaps in my knowledge and delivering content in a way that works for me. She has also been incredibly flexible working around my sometimes long and unpredictable working hours, which I’ve really appreciated. Overall Susanne is an incredibly dedicated, personal and professional German teacher all goes above and beyond to help clients make real progress. I really look forward to my classes with her. Thanks Susanne for making learning German fun again!" Ann-Catherine Mathias, mother of 13 year-old pupil (4.07.2017) "Susanne Rueb has been tutoring my son Niklas (aged 13) in German and French for over 9 months on an almost weekly basis. She is a lovely friendly person who has managed to motivate our son to concentrate for 2 hours on a Saturday morning, which I had thought impossible. As an Anglo-German family we took the decision to send our children to the German school in London but have found that, despite speaking German at home, our eldest son needed some additional help to improve particularly his written German. He was also beginning to struggle in French and had lost all motivation or ambition in relation to this subject. As is often the case, he found it hard to work with a parent and so we looked for a tutor would encourage and motivate him. We were incredibly fortunate to find Susanne. Niklas responded incredibly well to her from the start. She manages to structure the lessons in a way that keep Niklas interested and engaged. She prepares material for each lesson and makes sure that she is aware of curriculum and tests planned at school, so that they can practice appropriately. Susanne often goes over homework and previous tests, which Niklas has found particularly helpful. She frequently brings additional teaching materials that help to make lessons more fun. Niklas really likes working with her. Since Susanne started working with him, Niklas’ written German (and his corresponding grades) have improved significantly. In French the gradual deterioration in his grade has stopped and they are improving. Whereas he was heading towards a 4 (German marking - an English D) he is now working towards a 2 (B). I would certainly recommend Susanne as a tutor."

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Annabella M

Super Tutor
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£30 / hour
5 years

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.

Caolan B

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> 24HR
£30 / hour
1 year

I'm a freelance tutor with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Goldsmiths University. I tutor in all things English, from GCSE to degree level, essay writing to exam preparation, Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie. I am an enthusiastic teacher with a real passion for my subject. Whether it's help with homework, revision for a degree level exam or anything else, I aim to work around the specific needs of my students to provide them with the tools needed to succeed on their own. All of my past students have managed to boost their grades considerably during their time with me, some of whom achieving A's / 7-8s, and others achieving the necessary grades to move on to their specific A Level / university courses. I'm available most evenings. Please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Jamie W

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< 6HR
£40 / hour
7 years

Having worked as a teaching assistant at a school in South Wales, with pupils aged 3-18, I gained a wealth of experience in one to one, group and class teaching in a range of topics. I often worked with those pupils who might be struggling with a particular topic and also helped able and talented children excel. I have developed my teaching skills further as the coordinator of a programme aimed at providing Mental Health Workshops in London schools. I have a strong Academic background personally, with A*AA at A Level Chemistry, Biology and Physics and English Literature at AS Level and excellent GCSEs. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to ask, I am happy to tutor through most of London.

Ayoade B

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< 24HR
£50 / hour
5 years

My name is Ayoade, and I am a programme delivery manager with the National Citizen Service. I have a wealth of tutoring experience starting as an IB student at boarding school, spanning throughout my university years at King’s College London and beyond. I began tutoring as an IB student during sixth-form, where I assisted after-school homework sessions with the younger boarders, aged between 11 and 13. It was here I developed an interest in sharing knowledge with others, and maximising results for individuals who may otherwise struggle to convert their study techniques into desired grades. I also found that assisting my fellow students with translating their ideas into well-structured essays helped me develop my own understanding of my subjects, and I was able to achieve 36 points. I went on to study International Politics at King’s College London, and formally tutored IB History, IB English, and Research methods and Essay-writing at university level from my 2nd year. I tutored 6 university students studying subjects ranging from Social Policy to Business Management, all of whom achieved 2:1 or 1st class grades in their essays. I graduated with a 1st Class, and I believe that the responsibility of creating value for other students was a significant source of motivation in staying on top of my studies and inspired by the course content. Last year, I moved to Lagos, Nigeria for a year of National Youth Service, during which I worked as an associate consultant for a marketing and strategy consulting firm. Even though this was a full-time job, I tutored IGCSE English as a first language, for preparation to sit entrance examinations for UK boarding schools and both students passed all entrance exams. I also tutored 4 university students in research methods, again ensuring at least a 2:1 grade in dissertations. I am a smart, driven, and enthusiastic person passionate about creating value for students and clients, and I enjoy the challenge of mastering any material I am faced with in order to deliver that information in the best way possible. Over the years, I have developed the ability to adjust communication styles, listen effectively, and respect individual paces and learning styles to suit subjects. My experience as an associate consultant also sharpened my ability to deliver tangible results at pace, and think creatively to deliver the best solution. I would like to continue to challenge myself to help students of varying ages and backgrounds to realise their potential through dynamic learning techniques and high energy. This in turn, will prepare me for an eventual career in education consulting and policy development for education at a macro-level.

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.

Thomas H

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< 6HR
£50 / hour
6 years

I have been tutoring for nearly six years, during this time i have been able to get experience for a wide range of subjects and ages (from 7 to 19). I enjoy the challenge of being able to work with the child to improve their understanding and enjoyment of the subject. I recently finished a six week stint as a residential tutor in Switzerland working with an iGCSE candidate.

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
Responds in
< 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)

Max E

Super Tutor
Responds in
< 12HR
£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.