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Polly P
Tutor in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

£64.00 per hour

(2 reviews)
(2 reviews)
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About Polly

Experienced home tutor and Cambridge Uni supervisor

I currently teach Cambridge English students as an external supervisor approved by the English Faculty. I got a first in English myself from Cambridge in 1997; since 2008 I've been tutoring school students and since 2013 I've been teaching Cambridge English undergrads from my home. I have now tutored over 60 students and all show marked improvements: school students mostly jump up two grades. I am also a published songwriter, working musician and record label boss. and in 2014 I returned to postgraduate study. I was awarded a distinction in my MA in Contemporary Literature from King's College London and I'm now a PhD scholar at UEA, researching the influence of folksong on Angela Carter. I bring all this experience to my tutoring: I have never taught in schools but tutor with a practical working love for my subject. I am a lucky mum of two and I enjoy running with my dog Charlie and drinking exotic teas! I teach in my garden shed, where we are surrounded by poetry books and guitars. Whatever my students learn with me will not just be to get them through their exams: they'll gain a love of literature to last a lifetime.
Hourly rate: £64.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

(2 reviews)
(2 reviews)

Inspiring teacher

Written by Dickon B
Polly is an absolutely inspiring teacher, full of enthusiasm and warmth, who knows her stuff and understands the exam system. She has helped our son (bright, but lacking in confidence after some difficult times) enormously and has deployed a wide range of ways to engage him after he'd 'lost his mojo'. For example, as a professional musician and successful recording artist she has used music as a route into literature, and this has been a fantastic strategy. Can't recommend highly enough!
English Literature
Excellent - exams ahead but entering with high hopes.

Reference for Polly Paulusma

Written by Catherine K
My three children have been tutored by Polly for approximately 8 years. Polly's approach to tutoring puts the children she teaches at ease and each of my children have really looked forward to their weekly tutor sessions with her. The confidence gained in English after just a short period of time was incredible and the enthusiasm each of my children have subsequently shown towards all aspects of English is fantastic to see.
I highly recommend Polly to anyone who is looking for a English tutor, she really does know how to connect with children of all ages and she bubbles over with enthusiasm for a subject she is clearly very passionate about and highly skilled in.
Excellent - Am back for A'Level tutoring

Education and Qualifications


University of Cambridge
King's College London
University of East Anglia


St Leonards Mayfield School, E. Sussex
A Levels
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Drama
St Leonards Mayfield School, E. Sussex
AS Levels
  • English Language

Prizes and Scholarships

Current CHASE-funded PhD scholar at UEA.



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