Samantha C

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£ 25.00-50.00 p/h

If you would like a caring and experienced tutor who is passionate about her subject, then you're in the right place! I am a qualified English secondary school teacher with 14 years teaching experience primarily in the independent sector and two years experience teaching at university. Having recently taken some time out from work to raise my daughter, I now have some tutoring availability. I am currently tutoring online and have recent experience managing whole class teaching and 1 to 1 teaching online via Teams though I am able to use a variety of platforms I am not only passionate about my subject, but also keen to bring out the best in all students I teach. I firmly believe in building confidence and tailoring sessions to suit the individual. I am a current examiner and moderator for A Level English Literature and have also examined for GCSE in the past. With this experience, I am also keen to focus on examination skills and techniques wherever appropriate.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Engaging and tailored to the individual! All students have different learning needs and I work hard to establish the best way for each of my tutees to learn from the outset. In aiming for my lessons to be engaging and fun, I aim to harness my tutees' natural enthusiasm and to help them find the best way for them to achieve in a fun and supportive environment. I also firmly believe in the importance of building their confidence as without this, students will not reach their full potential. With older students, my sessions work towards becoming collaborative and aim to not only teach students the material and subject-based skills needed to succeed, but also the important skills of communication and team-work needed in order to thrive in any subject or work-place.

What qualifications do you have?

I am currently working towards my PhD in the English department at King's College London. BA(Hons) 2.1 English Language and Literature (King's College London) PGCE Secondary English MPhil English Literature and Film (University of Queensland) Graydin Coaching qualification

Tell us about your experience...

14 years teaching primarily in the independent sector with two years teaching at university. 10 years examining experience at three different exam boards, both GCSE and A Level. Most recently a team leader for one of the A Level literature papers and a moderator for A Level coursework. I have experience marking 10+, 11+ and 13+ entrance papers and interviewing potential students in addition to preparing students for making their UCAS applications (including writing their personal statement)

What locations do you tutor in?

Online

What is your personal message to students?

I believe that all students can be motivated to learn and succeed and I see this as a journey on which I am pleased to assist and support you. I have strong academic qualifications, but I am approachable and keen to put any material into understandable and relatable contexts. In focusing not only on the subject material, but the skills you will need, I aim to teach you to succeed without me in the future!

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: No
Online tutor: I can tutor via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype
Subjects: 11 Plus Primary
  English KS3; GCSE; A Level; Undergraduate