Tavia A

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£ 40.00-60.00 p/h

I am a highly experienced and successful teacher of English at GCSE and A Level. With over twenty years under my belt, including as a head of department, I know what examiners are looking for and can share a wide range of tips and strategies that will have you tackling your exam papers with confidence. Whether you are looking to extend yourself and push an A to an A*, or in need of a boost to push you over the pass line, I can help you find an approach that will work for you. I can work with you 1 to 1, or you may like to share the sessions with a friend. I have a lot of experience in working with students who are anxious, or who aren't thriving in the traditional classroom for various reasons. Let me know how I can help!

How would you describe your teaching style?

I'm all about building your confidence and helping you develop your own ideas - a coaching style.

What qualifications do you have?

I have a degree in English and American Literature, and a Master's in Applied Linguistics.I also have Qualified Teacher Status, and I'm a Chartered London Teacher.

Tell us about your experience...

I've taught in Further and Higher Education for 26 years. The majority of my experience is in GCSE and A level English. I've worked a lot with anxious students, students with specific needs, and students who speak English as an Additional Language.

What locations do you tutor in?

I can tutor most easily in W9, W2 and NW6, but if you want to do some of your tutoring using phone and email then I may be able to take you even if you live outside those areas.

What is your personal message to students?

Sometimes a bit of 1 to 1 help can make a massive difference. If you are feeling anxious about your GCSE English, or overwhelmed by the new linear A level, I can help you work out your own personal strategies for the exam questions. My students often describe me as calming, and say that I helped them believe in themselves. The great thing about tutiring is that we can discuss your peronal needs and tailor the tutoring to you personally.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: Maida Vale, Kilburn, Paddington, North Kensington
Online tutor: No
Subjects: English GCSE
  English A Level