Verity T

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£ 20.00-30.00 p/h

Are you feeling worried about your upcoming exams? Do you need someone to reinvigorate your enthusiasm for learning? I'd be happy to help! Throughout my three years of experience in the education sector, I have helped numerous students to pass their GCSEs and school entrance assessments. I specialise in creating revision materials, helping pupils to prepare for tests, and encouraging students who struggle with performance anxiety. I can help you develop literacy and language skills that will transfer to any setting, while making learning relaxed and fun.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I believe a tutor's role is twofold: they not only help their student to access a subject, but boost their learning confidence. In order to do this, it is important to set clear targets and, over the course of each lesson, achieve them in a meaningful way. I tailor my teaching style to students' individual strengths and interests, making sure that each learning project is personalised to their goals and that they are able to work at their own pace to accomplish them.

What qualifications do you have?

I graduated from Exeter University with a 2.1 in Theology, achieving consecutive Dean's Commendations for my academic work. Alongside my degree, I studied several modules in English literature and creative writing. In 2016, I completed a 240-hour TEFL course, which included the following units: Teaching IELTS, Teaching TOEIC, Teaching Business English, and Teaching Young Learners.

Tell us about your experience...

Raised in rural Devon, I spent my childhood balancing my education with extracurricular pursuits before developing a love of humanities subjects. This led me to Oxford University's pre-university course, UNIQ, and subsequently to Exeter University, where I was awarded consecutive Dean's Commendations for my academic work in Theology and English Literature. Many of my academic tutors were extremely engaging, and so I was inspired to give back the gift of learning. My desire to teach motivated my year-long volunteering experience as an English tutor to asylum seekers and refugees, many of whom were isolated by language and culture. This experience taught me the importance of fostering trust when supporting students who come from diverse backgrounds, and who feel disconnected from their peers. More recently, I worked for a Shanghai-based tutoring company, where I supported students aged between 4 and 16 with their English studies. I have also worked as a teaching assistant at a secondary school, where I gave academic and pastoral support to deaf students who were studying for their GCSEs.

What locations do you tutor in?

Balham, Clapham, Tooting - and online.

What is your personal message to students?

My aim is to make you feel confident, secure, and able to congratulate yourself after every assessment you complete. I'm looking forward to helping you fulfil your potential!

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Balham, Clapham, Tooting
Online tutor: I can tutor via Skype and Google Hangouts
Subjects: 11 Plus ISEB and public school entrance exams
  Primary Education Key Stages 1 and 2
  English GCSE/IGCSE English (AQA, Edexcel, WJEC, OCR)
  English as a foreign language Cambridge English Language Assessment exams: KET, PET, FCE, CAE