With over a decade working in education and private tuition, I have extensive experience in preparing students for National exams. Academically, I focus on Maths, English Language and Literature, French and Spanish. I have a wealth of experience in successfully preparing students of all levels for public exams.
At GCSE and IGCSE level I have experience teaching all of the major exam boards including AQA, Pearson Edexcel, WJEC, CIE and OCR. There isn't a great deal of variation between the different boards in terms of content as GCSE level is largely standardised. Nevertheless it does help to be familiar with the variation in the emphasis of a particular syllabus and the format of the exam paper.
I hold a BA and MA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford. My degree studies were in language and literature, with a particular emphasis on reading widely and engaging with the progress of European thought from the Renaissance to present day. I believe this deep background in literature and language has been invaluable in my teaching practice.
Professionally, I work with many of the most reputable tuition agencies in the UK and overseas, specifically the Profs (UK), Modelex (Monaco) and Living Learning English (UK). All three are industry-leading, award-winning agencies with rigorous selection criteria for their academic tutors and the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. In addition to working with these agencies, as an individual tutor I'm a full-member of the National Tutors' Association, the national body upholding standards of professionalism and ethics within the UK Tuition industry.
Over the last two years I have turned my attention to creating resources for students, specifically a comprehensive video course for the English Language GCSE. You can find out more about this on the courses page of this website.
I attend regular training to ensure that my teaching practice is of the highest standard.