Daniel S - tutor

Daniel S
Tutor in Golders Green, North West London

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£65.00 / hour

Highly Qualified, Friendly And Experienced English Tutor

English specialist with an emphasis on building confidence for school or work, helping students get the best from exams and interviews, and developing winning essay, writing and communication skills.

I am available anytime between sessions for email and telephone queries.

The timetable shown is a guide only – please message me to find the right time to suit you.


I have been a tutor for more than five years teaching English language and literature at all levels for all school grades up to university and beyond as well as for adults and visitors from overseas. This includes business writing and creative writing. I am passionate about sharing knowledge and showing my students ways to learn deeply and effectively.

I have worked professionally in publishing and finance too, and as a journalist. I am the author of two books, a novel and a travel guide, and many short stories and articles.

I also teach interview and presentation skills, invaluable for school entrance and getting ahead in business, and generally great for building confidence.


I am friendly and humanistic in my approach, that is, I engage as directly with my students as possible to foster a warm and open environment that allows deep learning.

With effective and lasting ways to improve results, I help my students gain the skills they need to flourish and to achieve the highest marks. At the same time, they will often become more confident and enthusiastic about what they are studying, an attitude that can spread to other subjects too.

If creative writing is your aim, we can focus on that. I have twenty years’ experience of professional and creative writing and of the difficulties (and solutions thereof!) of getting what’s in our head (and heart) onto the page.

If passing your exams to the best of your ability is the plan, then ditto, we can focus on that.

And if you just need to get ahead in class or in the office, or to face down any demons you may have, then we can do that. English is nothing to be afraid of, and it has a great deal to celebrate.


I specialise in helping my students prioritise what to focus on and to see improvement quickly. I often receive feedback saying how I helped students to feel positive about learning, which is a lovely compliment.

As a writer, I have two books published and a regular series of newspaper columns. For a number of years, I was the director of a publishing company based in London. All in all, this means I have a lot of practical experience on both sides of producing and appreciating texts. This understanding is core to my teaching and lets me help you to engage with English in a more rounded and useful way.

We will take time at the beginning to carefully evaluate your needs and to decide exactly on the best course for you to take.


I am a trained interviewer and have conducted more than 200 interviews in a corporate setting as well as reviewed thousands of CVs. As a tutor, I help young students and adults alike to pinpoint what to focus on in their interviews and to practice and feel confident for the big day. I also know a great deal about how to craft ace personal statements and introduction and query letters.

I specialise too in teaching public speaking and presentation, helping you to get up in front of other people to deliver with self-assurance and poise, and even to enjoy it!


Lessons over Skype are a highly effective way to keep on top of study. I offer half hour and one hour Skype classes, as well as video feedback for your work, essays, writing, etc. You can see a feedback video example here: https://youtu.be/S6ulRUJhW0c

I look forward to hearing from you and to helping you get the most from your lessons.

Please get in touch with any questions you may have or to discuss your requirements. I am available seven days a week and am based in Central and North West London.

Thank you.
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Reviews and References

There are 18 reviews or references for Daniel.

Written by Dan W

excellent tuition

daniel was reliable, built up amy's confidence, got her interested in the books and we were really pleased with how the exams went.
English Literature (GCSE)
amy got an A - had been predicted a B
Written by Susie C

Daniel S review

Daniel has been extremely encouraging and positive in his tutoring with my 13 year old son and I believe his school work has improved as a result . Daniel is keen to discuss the areas we feel he should be focussing on, but he also is keen to find subjects which will keep my son engaged. I was impressed when he went through my son's book shelves with him so he could get a sense of what makes him tick. I would definitely recommend Daniel.
English Language (GCSE)
ongoing course work
Written by Nick L

excellent and friendly

I really like Dan - honest, clever, kind. I've known him about five years now as he taught my daughter Rebecca twice - once for her GCSEs and then again during her time at uni. It didn't seem to matter what she was studying, he helped her get to grips with it and feel a lot more confident! Invaluable. I can recommend him very highly.
English Language (GCSE)
better marks, more confidence (IMHO)
Written by Sonya S

Dan the Man!!

Dan, Just want to thank you SO much for tutoring my grandson. He so enjoyed his time with you. He said you made everything interesting. And fun! And his results were brilliant. We are so proud of him and so grateful to you. With best wishes, Sonya Summers
Passed with flying colours! Brilliant!!
Written by Tamara -

Mr Sage to the rescue

Daniel was our hero as he tutored my daughter Lastmin.com
Every effort was made to accommodate our timetable and every action only but lead to a growing in confidence!

Daniel allows a comfortable and homely setting which steers concentration only but 1 direction, the class at hand.

We were an exceptional case for a resist as KHS let my daughter down by not entering her for her exam and 6 months later had to come back to resit due to their Blunder.
We found Daniel only but 10 weeks before the exam and ever so pleased we did. It was difficult on both sides but both parties worked very well together in achieving their common goal to pass English with a C being the top grade accessible.
MY DAUGHTER ACHEIVED A grade C IN IGCSE ENGLISH thanks to this amazing worldly man.
Pass .C
Written by Sheila B

Changed how my son thought about literacy
English (11+)
Much better results at school
Written by Neha M

Friendly and knowledgeable

I enjoyed the lesson and look forward to more. He knows a lot and communicates very well :-)
Creative Writing
Written by Teresa S


I am extremely happy with the lessons I have had with Daniel . He has really given me good support and made me feel like I am progressing.
I was able to produce a strong critical essay in my work all because of Daniels help. One think that I love about Daniel is that he goes the extra mile to help his student despite the time. I am reall
Written by Nur M

Amazing teacher!

Daniel is one of my best teacher in my life. He is very amazing in terms of personality and also in English Language. I love to have him as my tutor for my studies because he is a supportive person and lovely. I adore the way he encourages me to do well in studies. His ideas was very tremendous. I learnt a lot from him especially in order to improve my confidence in speaking, writing and express my ideas in a simple way. I love him for his personality and the qualities that have in him as a teacher gives me a trust to recommend him to anyone.
English Language
I became a very positive person in studies. I enjoy writing and also I got a lot of improvement for my courseworks.
Written by Neha M

Wise and knowledgeable teacher

Daniel has gone out of his way with many things to help with improving our English, such as knowing how to find all the best resources. He is very direct and kind and I am enjoying the lessons. I would highly recommend him. Thank you
Creative Writing
Writing better English, more confidence
Written by Belyse M

The best

I just would like to say that you are the best. You did a great job with me and I am so happy and grateful. I feel more confident and I have passed my exam. many thanks.
English Language (GCSE)
Written by Belinder K

My Summer Angel!

JIa has just finished year 8, and all Texas results were adequate, but a real noticeable weakness from all subjects- she wasn't able to articulate her point well enough.
Daniel is a fantastic teacher, we have read a book a week and he has discussed current affairs and different types of writing.
I only wanted him over the summer, and that was absolutely fine, and the best thing for me is Jia is going into year 9 motivated, developed and suddenly loves english.
English Language (GCSE)
summer mission accomplished
Written by Jasmine C

Interview Practice
Written by Natalia L


Daniel was my tutor of Business English. He helped me a lot with preparation for an interview, working under my documents and improved my business writing skills. I am extremely happy with his help and grateful to him for all of his support!
He is a very polite, well-organised and precise,that is very important, person. He clearly understood my needs, my weaknesses and my aims, which we achieved in a short time. I really recommend him as a tutor and a professional if you would like to see truly results and do not waste your money and time!
I became much more confident and found a job.
Written by Jasmine C

Highly recommended tutor

Daniel really helped me to gain confidence for my interviews. He is very knowledgeable about what is expected in the interview process so I improved very quickly. He is a great tutor as he is very encouraging and supportive. I definitely recommend Daniel to anyone who is wanting to brush up on interview techniques and show their very best.
Interview Practice
I was successful and got the airline job I applied for.
Written by Philip H

11+ English

Daniel has been an amazing tutor, helping our daughter to get through the North London independent school race. He knew exactly how to steadily build on her storytelling, adding complexity and eloquence step by step. Daniel has a very engaging and encouraging style of teaching which made our daughter look forward to every lesson. Most importantly, this built her confidence which was key for doing very well in her interviews.
11 Plus
Received unconditional offers from three of the four top schools applied to.
Written by Shadden A

Super helpful! Great person.

Daniel proof-read an essay for me and it was great!
He responded very quickly to all of my messages and kept me up to date with his progress on my work. This made the process totally stress free - with my current work load it was nice to not have to worry about if and when a tutor may get back to me!
The essay came back fully annotated, addressing the negatives and positives of the work.
His organisation and communication is also great, very helpful I would definitely recommend!
English (Degree)
I now feel a lot more confident in my writing and will hopefully see a nice result!
Written by Miki C

Review for Daniel

Daniel tutored my daughter Eden for her English GCSE in 2016. She benefited from his lessons immediately and enjoyed them too! His feedback to me was uplifting yet honest and I had full confidence in him. Eden did really well in the exam and I can without a doubt state that this was down to Daniel's tutoring. He restored her confidence and passion in the subject and that was priceless.
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Education and Qualifications

Daniel's education and qualifications are listed below.


University of Sussex
University of Sussex
BA (Hons)


Prizes and Scholarships

Masters Bursary from the British Council


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