I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Southampton and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary English Teaching from the University of the West of England. I am a fully qualified English teacher with five years of experience teaching in secondary schools across London. I currently hold a position in middle leadership, and am responsible for ensuring the quality of English teaching and for leading whole school training sessions to develop other teachers. As a Lead Practitioner for English, it is my responsibility to stay up to date with teaching and learning pedagogy. I have received state of the art training on how to improve students' literacy and vocabulary skills. I have helped students prepare for a range of examinations across English Language and Literature and I am a GCSE exam board marker and have received high commendations for the quality of my student's A-level coursework year after year.
I believe every child has the potential to be successful in life and make a positive contribution to the society they live in. This can only be achieved if they are empowered to be confident, independent and lifelong learners. As a tutor, I like to create a bespoke programme based around the individual needs of her learners. To begin with I will identify the gaps within their knowledge and their areas for improvement and then focus my activities and teaching in order to best suit their requirements. I like to use a range of engaging and interactive activities interspersed with quality testing so that students are able to see their rapid progress.
I am an avid reader and theatre goer. I enjoy travel, music and socialising with friends.