David G - tutor  

David G
Tutor in Northwood, Middlesex

£20.00 per hour

5.0
(1 reviews)
(1 reviews)
Degree

About David

Published writer of sci-fi, horror & fantasy offers tuition

I have a BA (hons) humanities degree in English Language and Creative Writing.

I am a published writer of science fiction, horror and fantasy short stories and am a trained proofreader/editor - I worked in-house at Trinity Mirror for 11 years until I was made redundant, so I also offer a proofreading/editing/ghostwriting service at £10 an hour.

I have been tutoring for a year now and have taught Creative Writing and English Language - particularly comprehension - at KS3 and GCSE level. My approach is to present the student with a picture of fantasy art, or a title, and ask them to write a story, based on their interpretation of it. I then point out errors in their spelling, punctuation, etc. without the student (hopefully) being aware so, effectively, I am using Creative Writing as a ''Trojan horse''. This, I feel, is more visually entertaining than a page of boring typing - and it appeals to their sense of creativity.

I fervently believe it is important to make a student aware that you are genuinly interested in them and motivated in changing their lives; friendliness, patience, passion and a sense of humour are important aspects of teacher's make-up, in my experience.

As a result, my students have attained excellent grades - especially in Creative Writing, an important component in the comprehension curriculum.
Hourly rate: £20.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

5.0
(1 reviews)
(1 reviews)

Reference David Greenway

Written by Cherise C
Mr Greenway has been my son's tutor since November. He has a very good rapport with my son and has helped him with his English Language skills. I have found Mr Greenway to be punctual, supportive and always gives very detailed and encouraging feedback to my son's lesson.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
My son has his GCSE English Language exam this summer and I expect that Mr Greenway's sessions will contribute to his success.

Education and Qualifications

University

Open University
BA (hons) English Language and Creative Writing
Third class

School

English language
A Levels
  • English Language
    B
GCSEs
  • English
    B
  • Biology
    B
  • Art
    C

Other Qualifications

Basic proofreading and editing

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