Alex G

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£ 45.00-100.00 p/h

ENGLISH TUTOR, PUBLISHED WRITER AND ACTOR WITH OVER TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE AND OVER 5,000 HOURS ACCUMULATED TEACHING AND MENTORING STUDENTS AND ADULTS ACROSS THE WORLD. I have been teaching English Language for 10 years. I have worked in schools, study centres and been a personal English tutor for high profile international businessmen and politician`s children. I have helped students gain entrance into the following schools: Bradfield Whitgift Hampton Boys Harrow School for Boys Tiffin School for Girls Guildford High for Girls King`s School and College, Wimbledon Caterham Charterhouse

How would you describe your teaching style?

From early on I establish a "teamwork" approach, boundaries are very clear, but there is lots of opportunity for creativity, fun and engagement. Having privately tutored for many years, it has taught me that the best approach needs to be student focused. The student needs to feel that the lesson is completely centred around them and their needs and the way to do this is to make it personal. It is about making the student understand their strengths and knowing the areas they need to improve in order to reach their potential. As an English tutor, it`s important to get the student`s to be passionate about the subject, I often use films as a way to show how film makers create effects with sound, lighting and characters and encourage them to create this, but they have to use words. By applying the same principles to a slightly altered version it delivers the same teaching in a new way for the student. It is about utilising my knowledge, expertise and passion to provide the students with what they need to navigate their way through the subject in a clear, proactive and exciting way. As an actor and performer, one of the key skills I have developed is adaptability and flexibility which has proven to be such an important asset to my tutoring. It is so important to adapt and accommodate the individual student based on their age, background, ability and reason for taking lessons. Being able to adapt professionally and strategically is something I pride myself on. To me, tutoring is not just a job, it is part of my passion for the English language. From tutoring English to international students to native speakers it all stems from a passion to communicate and how this is such an important asset to have. For example, when I am looking at comprehension with students. we are not merely reading an extract from a story but experiencing it together. I find that this passion is often received by the students and helps even the most challenging of students to engage. Furthermore, my ability to use language in creative and purposeful ways allows me to pass on knowledge and experience. Finally, my friendly, enthusiastic and professional nature is why I am often so popular both with the student and parent.

What qualifications do you have?

University Degree in Creative Writing with Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies CELTA

Tell us about your experience...

2009 - present - Private tuition - private tuition 1-1 and online for families (parents and children) covering all elements of English. 2015 - 2017 - Tip of the Iceberg Theatre in Education - workshop facilitaor on PSHE and sex education to schools across the UK. 2012 - 2015 - Churchill College - general ESL, IELTS, common entrance exams, entrance exams, GCSE English. 2010 - 2016 - London International Study Centre - Head of English department, tutoring general ESL, IELTS and GCSE English 2010 - International School of Koh Samui - maternity cover. Secondary School English Yr7-Yr11 following UK schools curriculum. 2009 - 2010 - Richmond Language School - tutoring general ESL and IELTS

What locations do you tutor in?

Surrey, Berkshire, London

What is your personal message to students?

My passion for writing and the English language goes beyond the classroom and I believe that this creativity and enthusiasm flows into my classes and interaction with the students. I feel that in my 10 years teaching I have gained a lot of experience from the different schools and circumstances of teaching I have faced. I feel that I have grown into a confident, creative and considerate teacher, paying particular attention to students needs and aiming to form good relationships with all students. I also feel that my writing outside of the classroom has helped me in gaining confidence in the classroom

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: Surbiton, Kingston Upon Thames, Esher, Cobham, Weybridge, Virginia Water, Wimbledon, New Malden, Oxshott
Online tutor: Skype
Subjects: 11 Plus
  English as a foreign language
  Creative Writing