I began teaching whilst studying for a PhD 25 years' ago. I worked as a classroom teacher in university/college/and sixth-form environments for over 15 years, latterly as a manager, before deciding to work freelance after moving onto my narrowboat. In the last 6 years I have been working as a private tutor with clients aged from 15 to 55, at subject levels ranging from GCSE to post-graduate.
I love working with individuals and enabling them to recognise their potential within subjects they have previously struggled with. I have often found that, as my experience includes working as an examiner at GCSE and A-level, I am able to explain concepts and subject areas in a way that learners grasp easily in relation to passing exam assessment objectives. Learners often find that they can jump grade boundaries easily, once these assessment objectives have been understood, and they suddenly 'get' what the exam question is asking for...
For me, the key to assessment success is confidence and I therefore work hard to build up a learner's confidence so that they can express their ideas clearly and efficiently within the assessment context they are being examied within.
I work using a number of online platforms (Zoom; Skype; FaceTime etc.) and charge per hour of support provided. This can be in 1-2-1 sessions online, or via email support (for example, feedback on assignments or other work), or a combination of both. I sometimes work with learners for a few sessions on a single assignment or over a period of years across an entire qualification, and have many 'returning learners' who come back to me (sometimes after years) for further support and advice.
I have a First Class degree in English Literature, a Masters in Film History (with Distinction), and nearly 3 decades of classroom experience as a teacher, manager, examiner, and private tutor.
I can support with English Language, English Literature, Media, Film, Photography, Communication Studies and other related subject areas.
I can provide assessment advice, feedback, exam preparation, explanation of key theories and concepts, editing, and proofreading.
I provide a safe and supportive learning environment in which you, or you child, will flourish.
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My career has involved the management of change within an increasingly technological driven media workplace. I can offer 20+ years experience in this sector with particular knowledge of supported development and management of student learning. Established through my association with photographic and video work on a freelance basis and my time spend teaching at local colleges and universities. Business development has been a particular interest and success, with experience of all types of video production provision. In 2014 I set up NOW East Durham ( www.*** ), a social enterprise community magazine to ensure job seekers in particular from the 18-24 year age range can engage with a creative “real world” experience to increase their job prospects. We offer local perspectives on issues promoting positive values via an online magazine, social media, and a print magazine coupled with an internet radio station. Our primary aim is to involve the 18-24 year old job seeking demographic, enabling their personal development, improving their employment/interpersonal skills and employment prospects. We hoped to achieve this in particular by increasing confidence and self esteem with removing barriers that would be traditionally by in place associated with the media industry. Diligent, organised and efficient in my work, I excel at multi-tasking and possess first class customer service skills. I enjoy prioritising my workload to consistently produce work of high accuracy with excellent attention to detail skills and a logical approach to problem solving. My professionalism and organised approach enable me to remain calm when working under pressure and I am enthusiastic and conscientious, with a natural ability to deal appropriately with people on all levels. I also enjoy a challenge and am quick to learn new tasks and take on board new ideas. I undertake to try and attend all the conferences held to ensure that I am fully aware of all the current and future debates that involve the work of the photographer.
My working experience in the world of professional media production complement this such as magazine production as an editor and also creating community radio stations these have given my a good contact book which I can draw on when needed. with respect to my work at local colleges I delivered A2 print production to 15 students with all gaining grades of B to A's this year. I can ensure an absolute professional delivery of all aspects of media both theory and practical that is grounded in my own success rate in the past. You can expect guidance and support that reflects the current curriculum and embraces potential changes that are about to take place across the education system.
I am a highly skilled Secondary School teacher of English and Head of Media Studies, with 15 years' experience teaching at Key Stage 3, 4, GCSE and A Level in both English Literature, English Language and A Level Media Studies. I've had the joy of seeing my students go on to study both subjects at university, keep in touch and even send me their university essays and degree dissertations as proof of their continued enthusiasm for both English and Media Studies.
Having taught first for five years in Swakeley's School, an excellent comprehensive school in Hillingdon, and then spent the last 10 years teaching at the excellent St Mary's School for Girls in Gerrards Cross, I have gathered a huge amount of experience teaching both large and small groups, and, particularly at A Level, tutoring small groups of between 2-8 students.
I love communicating my passion for reading, for literature, for fluent and accurate written communication and for the power of words and other media to inform, educate and entertain us, and watching young people appreciate that power and want to emulate it themselves.
Recently I have enjoyed teaching and tutoring online via Teams and Zoom, building up a whole host of new skills and finding the joy of enabling young people to learn just as (or even more) effectively from home as they have done in a school environment. The power of one-to-one teaching should not be underestimated - a huge amount can be achieved with this close attention to the needs of an individual.
I am a qualified teacher of English (GCSE and A-level) and Media working at a secondary school for the past two years. I am proud to work at a school which is ranked as the highest performing secondary school for progress in North Lincolnshire, Doncaster and Gainsborough for two years running and 8th nationally!
Working alongside an exceptional English team—who have moulded me into the teacher I am today—I have been actively involved in the planning for many exciting opportunities for children of all backgrounds and contexts to ensure they are stimulated, interested and making maximum progress. My NQT year and ITT placements during my training year have provided me with a variety of challenges, circumstances and experiences in which I have gained invaluable experience and skills, such as teaching A-level English, KS3 and KS4 English and Media, planning and team planning for lessons, split year group teaching and developing a wide range of assessment opportunities. Furthermore, I have gained skills in developing effective and constructive relationships with children in a variety of difficult contexts—personal, social and economic—and have established relationships with the hardest to reach pupils, equipping them with the confidence and belief to succeed (a principle which I hold as imperative to learner success). On the other hand, I have also had experience and success stimulating and challenging exceptionally able students in all secondary key stages right up to A-level. I currently teach a range of ability groups, from NSR (not secondary ready) right up to KS3 top set and A-level (most of whom achieved a Level 8 and above at GCSE). When teaching the highest ability students, some of whom are aspiring Oxbridge candidates, encouraging intellectual curiosity and scholarship is especially paramount and constitutes a crucial aspect of my teaching approach and philosophy—although standards are, of course, kept consistently high for all learners.
Teaching and Tutoring Approach
My teaching philosophy centres on cultivating a safe, challenging and stimulating environment for every young person. Not only this, but I promote an environment where all learners are confident, supportive and tolerant of each other's views. Moreover, building learner confidence and instilling a mentality that it is OK to make mistakes on top of promoting a general love of learning is integral to who I am as a teacher.
A chief aim of mine is always to ignite the intellectual curiosity of all students, as this is a prerequisite for any and all learning. English is a wonderful subject with unparalleled distinct benefits, and all content can be presented to students in a way that appeals and resonates with them. I believe English to be the only subject that can successfully hold a mirror up to the world and enlighten us all on the complexities of the human condition. It is much more than a subject where you just “sit and write loads” until your hand starts to cramp up, and I always try to convey and transmit that enthusiasm and love for the subject to all my learners.
Although my teaching is geared towards equipping students with the knowledge and practical skills to excel in their examinations, through rigorous instruction, assessment, retrieval and consolidation, all in line with the specific requirements of the exam board, I have never been the archetypal 'strict' teacher. I have high expectations for all learners, but I am extremely patient and adaptive to all students, as we are all complex beings who learn through different styles and at varying rates. Beyond this, I like to get to know all of my students and ensure that they feel safe, secure and confident. I believe that building good relationships with all students is imperative to learner success, and it is with this in mind that I strive to take the feelings and concerns of all students into account every step of the way and put the effort into them as people, not just as learners.
I am an enthusaistic educator who can offer highly personalised online tutoring. I am currently in my fourth year of teaching and my specialisms are English and media studies. I enjoy adapting my teaching and tutoring to match the pupil in front of me and to adjust my teaching style to suit the learner and can provide high quality tutoring particularly for those pupils preparing for GCSEs or the move up to A Level. I have experience in exam marking which I believe has helped me become proficient in what skills a pupil needs to hone these are transerfable to whichever phase of learning you are currently at. Contact me if you have any questions and I am happy to set up an initial lesson to see if my style is compatible to your needs.
Formerly an Advanced Skills Teacher for Drama and Performing Arts, I was appointed as a Senior Lead Practitioner for Creativity in www.*** ; My first degree was in English Literature at www.*** ; This was followed by a PGCE in Drama and English from the Institute of Education, and another PGCE in Directing Text with Young People, before moving on to my Masters in Education (Drama) working with the University of Middlesex and Trestle Theatre.
My teaching, leadership and whole school responsibilities have included: English Language and Literature; Drama and Theatre Studies; Media and Film Studies; Cross-Curricular Literacy; Raising Boys’ Achievement; Creative and Cultural www.*** ; I have worked in a variety of contexts throughout London and www.*** ;Most recently, I led a 2-year journey of Creative Teaching and Learning across a two-site secondary school, working towards Artsmark accreditation in April 2021.
During lockdown, I embraced the challenges of remote learning and enjoyed the opportunity to experiment with different modes of delivery and www.*** ; TutorExtra has given me the perfect opportunity to extend the influence of over 30 years of teaching and learning www.*** ; I look forward to working with another new cohort of students as we all forge ahead into the ‘new normal’ of www.*** ; If you are looking for a highly experienced and effective teacher of English Literature, particularly when it comes to Shakespeare, then here I am.
I am currently a teacher at a very successful local high school and have taught there 25 years. I am head of dept for Media Studies and lead teacher on A2 topics in Psychology. I have also taught GCSE English Launguage and Literature.
Hello, I am a university student studying in the heart of London. I was born and raised in London and experienced great success at school and at university due to amazing and unforgettable teachers. This is the foundation of my commitment to helping out my students, whatever their abilities may be. Currently, I am studying a bachelor Honours degree specialising in History. I have been tutoring and teaching for 3 years in various settings – tutoring small and large groups, private individual tutoring, and teaching in rural, suburban, and urban classroom and home www.*** ;
I pride myself on my excellent communication skills and friendly demeanour. I endeavour to tutor seriously although I`m naturally quite a laid-back person, which is quickly recognised by pupils and puts them at ease. I also relate well to pupils because the age gap is not so large. Students often look forward to our lessons, which they say motivates them and helps them to learn. I really value getting to know my students individually and enjoy learning from them through conversation. I provide textbook recommendations and I can be very flexible with lesson days. Past parents and students echo my sentiments, as proven by reviews.
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