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Phillip A
Tutor in Lancaster, Lancashire

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£35.00 / hour

Classroom teacher, 20+ years, Eng (Lang GCSE, Lit to A Lvl)

I'm Phil. I've been teaching GCSE and A Level English (both as A Level and as AS/A2) for 20 years. I graduated with a first class honours degree from Exeter University (in English and Drama) and I love my subjects. I've successfully taught a range of texts and authors, playwrights and poets, from Shakespeare, Tourneur, Milton, through Swift, Austen, Bronte, up to Modernist and Postmodernist stuff, too. (The Postmodern is my favourite but I'm a sucker for Shakespeare.) I've also successfully tutored people individually for Oxbridge applications.

I've taught literature analysis as well as unseen fiction and non-fiction analysis for GCSE language papers, as well as teaching creative writing and transactional writing for examination and coursework.

I am a huge believer in the idea that education and tutoring should be about fulfilling the needs of the student and not about what constitutes a right or wrong idea, about education being about preparation for the next stage of life rather than about grades - though, of course, the grades are the things that get you there. I am also friendly, engaging and enthusiastic.

I'm Skype able and plan to be available for the whole year.

Reviews and References

There are 3 reviews or references for Phillip.

Written by Chris J

One of the very best teachers I have worked with in 30 years in education!

Phil Ackerley is a naturally gifted and outstanding teacher. As his Headteacher for 11 years I saw countless pupils inspired with a love of English Language and Literature, and prepared thoroughly for their public exams, my own three teenagers included.
He is intelligent, patient, thoughtful and thorough, always having the best interests of his students in mind. A stickler for accuracy in all the right ways, he finds original ways to explain new things and help children when they are stuck.
I could not recommend him more highly as a teacher and a man...and nor could my kids!
Subject:
English
Outcome:
My children all achieved A grades or better in the exams he prepared them for.
Written by Sam B

Exceptional Tutor

When you looks back on your education, some teachers stand out as having made a significant impact on your development. About eight years ago, Phil tutored me through my GCSE English exams, and he stands out very clearly as one such teacher.
Phil was an excellent tutor in all of the familiar ways; he ensured that I learned the material, that I knew what was expected in examinations, that I knew how to write appropriately, and so on. In addition, Phil was able to tailor his teaching to my specific way of learning. I have severe dyslexia, which made teaching me a tiresome challenge for most teachers. Looking back, I can see that Phil saw this as an opportunity rather than a problem, and this made Phil the best English teacher - and one of the best teachers - that I ever had.
On top of that, and most importantly, through Phil's tutoring I developed an enthusiasm for literature that I carry with me to this day. It was in those tutorials that I saw just how exciting it can be to get to know a cast of characters - to inhabit their world - and to ask what significance their story holds. I have many fond memories of Phil's teaching, and the two books he gave me in our final tutorial serve as heartwarming reminders of a significant stage in my personal academic development. I would wholeheartedly recommend Phil as a tutor.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
GCSE results at A and A* level, and a newfound love for the subject
Written by Henry S

A fantastic teacher

I was taught English literature by Mr Ackerley for two years at a secondary level in 1999-2000. He was an outstanding teacher, who used innovative methods and a well designed and focused course structure. We covered a number of challenging texts, including Henry IV part one and poetry by Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney. He is also a reflective, erudite, and very genial person, and I can firmly recommend him as a tutor.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
A* for English GCSE, A for English A level.

Education and Qualifications

Phillip's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Exeter
Degree
Combined Honours English and Drama
Grade
First Class

School

Institution
Barrow in Furness Sixth Form College
A Levels
x5
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  • - English Literature
    B
  • - Drama
    B
  • - Chemistry
    B
  • - Maths
    A
  • - General Studies
    A
Institution
Millom Comprehensive School
GCSEs
x9
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  • - Maths
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - Biology
    A
  • - Physics
    A
  • - French
    A
  • - Drama
    B
  • - German
    C

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