A highly experienced qualified GCSE/ iGCSE tutor.
Passionate about drama and creative writing
Deputy of Head GCSE English, and Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Tutor Specialisms and Experience
- Post 16
- KS1/KS2 Teacher
- KS3/KS4 Teacher
- Academic challenges – secondary general
- Spelling and reading
- Gifted and talented
- ADD/ ADHD
- Global Developmental Delay
Experience, training and skills
I am an experienced teacher of English, Deputy of Head GCSE English, and Gifted and Talented Coordinator, a post I have been very successful in for the past four years (during a period of some considerable change within the english curriculum). Between that time and this, I have been instrumental in turning things around, working with the head of English to raise iGCSE results significantly.
The English national curriculum has been through many changes over the last few years and those which have come into force more recently, present many challenges to students and teachers alike. The development of fundamental literacy skills and ability to independently respond to challenging texts and tasks (I’ve always believed) should be at the forefront of our curriculum planning. I am a firm believe that every child is a scholar with the right support and academic guidance.
Qualifications and training:
University City London; English PGCE 2014
University of Greenwich; English 2:1
My Teaching Philosophy
In my planning, I have emphasised the need to develop a range of skills, with an enhanced focus on creative thinking that help students to respond to challenging and unfamiliar texts and tasks. While ensuring that students are exposed to a range of important classic and modern texts; I have also sought to include more meaningful opportunities for students to refer to their own personal and cultural backgrounds. Having worked at diverse inner city schools, I know the importance of providing resources and schemes of work that reflect the cultural diversity of the students.
Choose me if…
– you are looking for a highly experienced GCSE/iGCSE English tutor;
– you are looking for your child to excel in their learning;
– you are looking for a tutor who can boost your child’s confidence, especially with regards to creative writing.
Something sensational about me
I have written a multitude of screenplays.