What CAN YOU OFFER?
Good quality English tutoring covering the North East area.
I offer a interactive, fun service for both adults and students both online or from the comfort of your own home!
I also offer a proofreading service for all sorts of writing – including essays for school, dissertations, recipes or short stories! Nothing is too long for my proofreading team!
What qualifications do you have?
I have several qualifications! These include:
- An Honours degree in English Studies from the University of Stirling.
- A Level 3 Supporting Teacing and Learning in Schools qualification.
- A PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification (teaching adults).
- A CELTA qualification (teaching English as a foreign language)
- Level 3 Counselling Skills.
- First Aid at Work certificate
- Autism Awareness Course.
- IT BTEC qualifications.
- 10 GCSES/3 A Levels.
Why should I choose you?
You should choose me because I offer something a bit different! I pride myself on my unique, relaxed tutoring approach – my aim is to inspire through confidence building, not by adding extra pressure to students. I try and make my lessons fun and entertaining, and work hard to build trust between myself and my students.
Many students do not like school for whatever reason – maybe they do not like their teachers, or they’re shy and embarrased about making a mistake in front of their peers. I give my students – of all ages – a space to be themselves, to thrive in an environment without worrying about anyone else. My aim is to encourage my students to try their best and get as much out of the lessons as possible, while having fun too!
What experience do you have?
Lots! I have worked in education for many years, most of my adult life! My first job after university was working with vulnerable teenagers in the heart of Glasgow. After moving to the North East, I worked as a classroom assistant for many years, often working in special schools.
I have been a tutor for a number of years, working mainly through agencies. I started off working mainly during exam seasons, helping out students sitting their GCSE and A Level exams. I then decided to branch out and do it full-time, and I’ve been working with all ages, from 3-65, helping with anything from teaching children to write to proofreading dissertations and everything in between!
I have also volunteered at Useful Vision, a visual impairment charity, and I have an Autism Awareness qualification as well! I have worked with many different learning difficulties, including dyslexia. I was diagnosed with dyspraxia myself at university, so I can empathise with any students who do struggle with any additional needs.
But surely the relaxed approach doesn't always work?
You’re right – it doesn’t. Sometimes it’s necessary to push hard to achieve – but I find the best way to do this is to encourage my students to work hard. All I ever really ask from them is that they try. Children often struggle when faced with the pressures of tests and exams, and so I try to support them in a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable way.
How much do you charge?
I charge £24 an hour for an in person appointment and £20 for an online appointment.
That may sound expensive to some, but please bear in mind that also covers preparation and travel costs.
I charge 2p per word for my proofreading services.