GCSE & iGCSE English Language in Putney

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Susanne R

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£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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Terry B

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£40 / hour
40 years

I earned my PhD in Classics many years ago, but all the while I have been teaching the subject I have continued to pursue it as a student. I have a great love of the classics. I've previously been the head of the Classics department at Queen's Gate School where I taught all Classical subjects -- Latin, Ancient Greek Ancient History and Classical Civilisation -- at all levels. I also helped students prepare for the Common Entrance examinations in Latin and Ancient Greek. I have tutored students individually over many years, including online in many different subjects including English, History and Philosophy. I walk my dog twice a day and have a keen interest in the sport of horse racing. Whether it's improving your grades or getting the most out of your studies, I'd love to help!

Leon C

£80 / hour
25 years

People tell me I come over as a friendly, intelligent, supportive tutor who helps students fulfil their potential. I have nearly 30 years' experience tutoring and teaching learners of all ages, from kindergarten to adult education; in sixth form colleges and on graduate courses, in state, private and home schooling environments. Unlike many recent graduates who take up tutoring, I don't do it as a stopgap to pay off a student loan. For me, it is a passion. I love what I do - and bring a wealth of experience and creative strategies to the learning environment. My approach is based on an integrated approach to the liberal arts, particularly the Trivium of Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. I firmly believe in a sound foundation of logic, grammar and rhetoric as the basis for a disciplined approach to developing understanding, wisdom and enlightenment. And I encourage learning through the nurturing of natural inquisitiveness, confidence building, developing an eagerness for discovery. I take a holistic approach to dealing with students who appear unmotivated to learn, or have been put off learning by uninspiring teachers. I have several teaching qualifications, but the main core of my teaching is my integrated liberal arts approach. I am a parent as well as an educationalist and understand the frustrations parents sometimes have with an increasingly regimented schooling system, as well as the challenges that teachers face within that system. I aim to provide practical solutions that empower children to cope with learning both within and without the school environment. My approach is rooted in sound educational practice, has grown through a wealth of experience and is nurtured with a good dose of common sense. It is organic and constantly evolving. My key specialist subjects are English which I cover to degree level and Reasoning, based on Classical Logic. I also cover Maths up to GCSE level, and have also tutored students at KS2 and KS3 levels in Essay-based subjects such as History, Geography, and Social Studies and provided revision support for students across subjects for Common Entrance. I have built a reputation for helping students achieve offers from top schools such as Eton, Westminster, Winchester, and others.

Thomas B

£40 / hour
20 years

Hello, My name is Thomas and I am a London based private tutor, drama teacher and actor. I am a teacher at The Guildford School of Acting and Mountview Academy of Performing Arts. I also sit on the admission panel for the post graduate program at The Guildford School of Acting. I have experience tutoring children of varied ages and academic abilities in English, Drama, Media Studies and a range of other subjects up to and including GCSE, as well 11+ topics and exam preparation. I specialise in tutoring drama, LAMDA examinations and coaching for drama school auditions. Utilising my 20+ years of experience working as a professional actor in the UK and Australia, across stage and screen I am able to give detailed insight into performance technique and help build confidence in body and voice. Having completed my undergraduate degree (first class) in Communications at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, I worked in the media industry alongside my acting career for many years, before moving to the UK where I completed a Masters of Art (Acting) with first class honours. I am passionate about developing a students love of learning. My approach to tutoring is one of developing a strong working relationship with the student, built on respect and compassion. Through my enthusiastic and honest approach, I have been able to kindle student's desire to take responsibility for their own learning and increase their overall enjoyment of learning. Thank you for reading my bio, and If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to contact me. I like to provide, practical and empowering learning to students, that enables them to fulfil their talent and achieve tremendous results whatever their goal. Thank you and I look forward to working with you, Kind regards, Thomas

Seva S

£40 / hour
18 years

Dynamic and results-oriented ESOL and Literacy teacher, committed to inculcating a passion for learning, creating multicultural awareness through teaching, fundamentally creative with hands-on curriculum that reaches every student’s learning style and ability, empowering students to succeed and realise their individual goals who is a trustworthy, energetic, approachable, multi lingual individual with excellent communication skills looking for a teaching position where she can demonstrate her commitment to delivering first-rate, inspirational teaching. 2015 - present New London College (Acting Academic Manger/ English Language Programmes/Tutor) - (PT) Develop, deliver and assess programme units for a range of programmes. Prepare a programme(s) of study including the development of Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans. Support learners to access appropriate learning programmes using a range of diagnostic tools and assessment methods. Establish precise learning objectives, content and clear learning outcomes for all teaching undertaken. Develop appropriate learning styles and delivery methods which meet the needs of learners. Act as a personal tutor and support students in managing their own learning. Fulfil validating and awarding body requirements, including Internal Verification and the establishment of effective recording and tracking mechanisms. Comply with and support the College’s Performance Management processes undertaking Staff Development as required. Complete and keep a record of 30hrs Continuous Professional Development (pro rata to a minimum of 6 hrs) annually. Attend team meetings both within the Faculty and across the College. Promote and support the development of the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy and ensure compliance in all aspects of the Faculty’s function. Ensure compliance with relevant Health and Safety requirements. Work with managers and employees to support the developing culture of the learning organisation and facilitate cultural change. 2013 - 2014 Skills training UK (ESOL Tutor) - (FT) Motivate and engage ESOL sessions (Entry Level 1 and 2), embed employability skills in the curriculum, prepare learners for and conduct ESOL exams with the Edexcel awarding body, prepare plans taking into consideration various learning styles and individual learner needs and abilities, work towards targeted delivery outcomes, carry out the enrolment of new learners on regular basis, contribute to the on-going creation and development of new and innovative training materials/resources ensuring all delivery meets quality and performance standards, achieving retention rate of 100% and achievement rate of 90% for accredited qualifications, attend curriculum working groups where necessary and contribute to the development of company training programmes as required., administrate and complete paperwork associated with programme within required timescales 2012 - 2013 Bradford Regional College (London Campus) - (IELTS & ESOL Tutor) - (PT) Prepare learners for IELTS exams. Increase learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing levels devoting additional time to language within the classroom, effectively alter lessons to accommodate lower language levels in Entry 3, Level 1, and Level 3. Plan scheme of work and lessons of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities and guide the learning process towards the achievement of curriculum goals and review their progress on monthly basis (ILPs). 2011 - 2012 Ebenezer Community Learning Centre (London) – ESOL Teacher- (FT) Carry out diagnostic assessments and mark them, teach ESOL Entry level 3 and Entry Level 1 classes. Prepare the SOW for those classes, plan the lesson plans, review learners’ progress and prepare them for Formative and Summative exams, attend as an assessor and interlocutor in City and Guilds exams, mark Entry 1, 2, 3, and Level 1 Speaking/Listening, Reading and Writing Exam papers. Carry out learners’ language related administrative paperwork. 2005 - 2011 Metropole College (London), ESOL Teacher (FT) Increase learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing levels devoting additional time on language within the classroom, effectively alter lessons to accommodate lower language levels in Entry 3, Level 1, Literacy Level 3 and IELTS classes. Plan scheme of work and lessons of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities and guide the learning process towards the achievement of curriculum goals and review their progress on monthly basis (ILPs). Assess learners’ Speaking and Listening skills during City & Guilds and Edexcel exams and mark City & Guilds, Edexcel Reading /Writing Exam papers, be an interlocutor during Cambridge Speaking and Listening exams 1993-2004 Tutor (Private households) • Taught/improved children’s English level in a short period that the parent can be convinced by the good result. • Maintained effective communication with parents about pupils’ learning and progress, drawing attention to special skills and talents as well as to problems or difficulties. • Taught English to young children with songs, rhymes, games and picture books to keep them involved, motivated and interested. • Encouraged them to take charge of their own learning and homework independently.

Alex M

£40 / hour
15 years

Qualified Teacher and tutor, highly experienced Maths A-level and GCSE teacher. Teaching Experience: During my teaching for the past 15 years from year 7 to year 13, some of the ideas I implement are using mini-whiteboards, good questioning techniques, encouraging discussion and using posters to explain understanding. When the pressure is on, I can tend to resort to the A level teaching style that I received when I was at school. During my lessons, I typically follow a similar pattern: a problem is posed, examples are written on the board, copied down, and a series of similar questions are set for students to complete. I try to incorporate a variety of engaging activities found in the resource I use example The Standards Unit: Improving Learning in Mathematics into your lessons. When using these “active learning” methods in my classroom I ensure that there is a clear purpose and the correct level of challenge. I also try to avoid the overuse of one particular activity which can run the risk of my lessons becoming “death-by-matching-activity”. In the area of using technology, in particular mathematical and statistical graphing tools and spreadsheets, this must permeate the study of AS and A level mathematics”. Basically, lots of the changes using technology is basically rely upon students being able to explain and interpret the results obtained when using technology, with less value being given to the ability to “number crunch”. My experience and role is to ensure students understand the mathematics they are learning, not just following a procedure that will gain marks in the exam without understanding what they are doing or why they are doing it. Furthermore, I try to research into diverse past questions from different exam bodies and compile them to be given to students to test their ability in understanding what is being taught in the classroom. It is my aim that all students receiving lessons from me understand their plight and their aim of study in order to achieve the best for their time in secondary education.

Kate C

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£20 / hour
1 year

As well as achieving a First in my degree, I have been a Teaching Assistant in schools across three countries, during volunteering placements throughout school and university. Having juggled a job, and assignments and performing in extra-curricular theatre throughout university, I am no stranger to multitasking. I do a lot of acting in my spare time, so I would definitely bring a high-energy, imaginative approach to my lessons. Using English Literature as an example, I would tailor this style to specific texts from the GCSE/A Level syllabus and the different readings these can evoke in an essay format. I suffered from undiagnosed dyspraxia for much of school, so I would relish the opportunity to use my creative outlook with young people who need extra help.

Sylvia H

£40 / hour
10 years

Sylvia specialises in tutoring English at all levels including AS level and English as a second language. She provides 11+ and 13+ tuition. She encourages an appreciation and love of the language in keeping with her own ethos and is a keen advocate of reading for pleasure. It is this, plus the technicalities of grammar which gives the pupil a command of the language and which translates into success. She has tutored on a part-time basis since 2007. Having retired, she is keen to increase her hours.

Edward B

£50 / hour
8 years

From 2009-2014 I worked at various well known English Language schools in London. For the past 3 years I have worked as a lecturer and most recently as the Assistant Dean of Glion Institute of Higher Education. I have a wealth of experience in one to one and premium education services. I have taught one to one Business English courses for executives, VPs, and CEOs as well as hopeful university students looking to obtain their required IELTS score. I have experience teaching CAE, FCE, CPE, and IELTS courses on a one to one, as well as classroom basis. Most recently I have lectured in Critical Reading and Writing, English for Academic Purposes, Professional Development and Academic Skills, Personal Development and Planning, and Introduction to Business. As one of my main responsibilities at Glion, I managed and ran the Academic Workshops for the BA, MSc, and MBA students. II was also the personal and group tutor for over 200 BA and MBA students.

Robyn L

£50 / hour
7 years

I began tutoring in my 4th year of my undergraduate university studies. I worked with Year 4 and Year 5 students, tutoring them in French and English. I later began tutoring English (primarily reading skills) to a student in Year 2 and French (reading and writing) to a student in Year 4 until both showed exceptional progress. I've also worked with many students in Years 7-10 as a French and English tutor and tutored fellow classmates in French (language and literature) at the university level during my studies. On the performing arts side of things, I've worked with many children in Drama camps, worked in collaborative creation with other actors, worked as an actor myself, and worked as a director which involved coaching and directing actors. I began filmmaking 5 years ago and have experience as a script supervisor, script consultant, production assistant, production manager, actor, writer, director and producer.