Hi I'm Steph,
I've been teaching A Level English for the last 9 years, and tutoring A Level English (and some GCSE) for the last 4 years. During this time I've taken on larger co-ordinator roles to plan specifications and guide other teachers, so I am secure in my content knowledge for all the English variations and specfications.
I love my subject, to the point where I'm currently studying a Master's degree in English alongside my teaching job, and means you will see my genuine enthusiasm and dedication for the subject.
As a teacher and tutor my aim is to make sure the student feels as secure as possible. It's vital the student feels comfortable with learning and doesn't feel concerned about getting things wrong to get them right. Working on small areas can make a big difference, and I like to reassure students by identifying key areas of focus that will help them with the bigger exam technique.
I take a calm, reassuring and practical approach to tutoring and I'm happy to be guided by the student in terms of content to help them overcome any obstacles and ultimately help them to achieve the best results.
I have a clear knowledge of exam board papers and assessment objectives, I've marked for both Edexcel and AQA and taught on both these specs for Literature and Language.
My teaching history to date:
I offer hourly online sessions (doubles can be arranged as/when suitable).
I currently do all tutoring online, but will return to face to face if desired when it is possible to do so.
Happy to support class work, revisit texts, refine skills or essay writing. I will talk to the student to create a short and long term plan for tutoring and ensure they are clear on their desired outcomes.
Any additional work outside of the tutoring slot (for example extensive marking) may be charged at my discretion and I will charge by the quarter. This may not be often unless desired, and I will inform you if this is the case.