I am very happy to report that my GCSE English Language and Literature students received the pass marks that they wanted. Level 7 and 8's for the more challenging new GCSE papers are good results! Well done to all my students!
I am now taking bookings for September. Please contact me asap.
My qualifications are: BA (Hons) 2.1 in History and English Literature.
TESOL and Diploma in TESOL from Canterbury University.
Teaching qualifications and also 25 years experience in teaching English (Lit and Language) in state and private schools.
Head of Media Studies and English teacher GCSE to A levels.
Examiner for OCR - which has given me further insight into what the examiners want from the students.
I specialise in teaching English to foreign students as I have a Diploma in TESOL from Canterbury Christ Church University.
Myself and family are members of the National Trust and I enjoy gardening, cooking and travelling. I do enjoy some exercise such as swimming and playing squash.
We have five cats who are lovely, but can drive me mad as they are constantly bringing in mice and rabbits!
Rye School of English - Director and teacher - teaching EFL and English Language and Literature - GCSE to AS and AS + IB.
Benenden School - one year teaching in the Special Needs Department.
September 2006 to February 2012 -- 6 years - Buckswood College, Broomham Hall, Guestling, East Sussex.
Teaching GCSE to A' level - English, English Literature, Media Studies and Religious Education. I also teach IELTS and English to foreign students during school holidays.
September 2004 " July 2005 " Park College & Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1UF.
Teaching 16+ students the AQA English Language, Specification B, GCSE Foundation course. A level AQA course in English Language and Literature.
I enjoy teaching one to one, as you really get to know the students and their strengths and weaknesses. I try to ensure that my teaching is both fun, friendly and instructive. I also like to make sure that the student is relaxed and not afraid to ask me any questions, no matter, how stupid they feel that they are, because often they are not!
With English subjects I like to encourage students to write interestingly and informatively and to create, and practise, their own individual style of writing. I will encourage the student to read different books and poetry to enhance their own skills. I will support them in using dictionaries, Thesaurus, and other word and information books.
When teaching Media Studies I encourage the students to read various newspapers; listen to the news; watch and access media programmes such as 'Panoroma' and 'Question Time.'
Before I start to teach, I like to ensure that I am fully aware of what course and exam board they will be doing, so that we can plan together a set of manageable topics of work. I will also ensure that I have a number of past examination papers which will mean that the student can practise their examination technique. I like to set homework so that the student can show me how they are progressing, or what I, as the teacher, needs to re-explain. I like the student to bring in any school homework that they are having problems with so that can help them with this.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Anglia University Camb - Bachelor in Arts, History
enjoy gardening and cooking. Visiting historical National Trust and English Heritage sites.