Mary T

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£ 40.00-40.00 p/h

I'm an English tutor working from home in Ashford, Kent. I also offer on-line tuition. My lessons include: * Building confidence * Learning relevant vocabulary * Improving spelling (if needed) * Establishing a sound knowledge of the texts and poems studied and learning relevant quotes * Going through exam papers * Improving creative writing Recent feedback: "Such a great Tutor - was predicted a Grade 3 in English Literature two months before examinations and helped achieve a 7. Highly recommend. Really helpful with how to revise and great to talk to." Friendly and approachable, I have many years' experience teaching English and specialise in teaching KS3 English, GCSE English and GCSE English Literature. All lessons are tailored to the individual and I encourage my students to take ownership of their learning, progressively developing study skills. I'm a qualified English teacher with a degree in English Language and Linguistics. It has been very rewarding to see some of my new students improve their monitoring grades after only a few lessons. A veteran home-educator - with experience teaching English from early reading up to GCSE level - I've been delighted with excellent results.

How would you describe your teaching style?

All lessons are tailored to the individual and I encourage my students to take ownership of their learning, progressively developing study skills. Most students need help with building vocabulary, punctuation and grammar. My usual approach is to take one point of punctuation or grammar per week and then keep revising it as we go along. I tend to do this at the beginning of the lesson and then move on to a reading or writing exercise. Lessons are booked and paid for half-termly by cash or bank transfer and are non-refundable. Email receipts are always sent.

What qualifications do you have?

BA (QTS) English Language and Linguistics (2:1)

Tell us about your experience...

I’m a qualified English teacher with a degree in English Language and Linguistics. I have 19 years' experience teaching English and History both 1:1 and to small groups. Most of my current work is 1:1, supporting what the student is studying in school, but I also teach day-time courses for small groups of home-educated children. I'm an English tutor working from home in Ashford, Kent. I also offer on-line tuition. Friendly and approachable, I have many years’ experience teaching English and specialise in teaching GCSE English and GCSE English Literature.

What locations do you tutor in?

I tutor from home in Ashford, Kent and on-line.

What is your personal message to students?

Do you want to raise your predicted grades in English Language and English Literature? Need help understanding your set texts or poetry cluster? I can help you. We will start by building your confidence and revising what you already know and then go on to teach you what you need to succeed in your exams. If you are home-educated, I can guide you through the course and will set you homework each week to make sure you are ready to sit the exam when the time comes.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: DBS Enhanced
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: No
Online tutor: I tutor via Skype and Zoom
Subjects: English Key Stage 3
  English GCSE
  English Literature GCSE