Sara D - tutor
 

Sara D
Tutor in Langley, Berkshire

£30.00 / hour

ENGLISH TUTOR & GCSE EXAMINER

I have recently become a new mum to a wonderful little boy so would like to focus on some one-to-one tuition from home. We have transformed our spare room into a fully functioning 'classroom'!

I have 7 years' experience as a teacher of KS3, KS4 and KS5 English, as well as GCSE Media Studies. Alongside this, I have been an examiner for the old AQA English Language exam. I am currently trained as an examiner for the new AQA Language specification and will be training for Literature in 2018. I have extensively taught both SEN (Special Educational Needs) and EAL (English as an Additional Language) students throughout my career. I have designed countless schemes of work across all Key Stages, attended numerous Shakespearean workshops (including one at The Globe Theatre in London) and am consistently graded as an 'outstanding' teacher.

Specific literature covered with GCSE groups includes An Inspector Calls, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Yellow Wallpaper, A Christmas Carol, various non-fiction Victorian extracts and the AQA Poetry Anthology. I have taught the outgoing AQA Literature specification at A-Level and will be teaching the new Language spec' in September 2017.

I have progressed from a teacher of English to second in department and onto acting Head of English in 2015. I have also successfully gained my NPQML. I am now thoroughly enjoying being a mum to little Oliver!

I approach tutoring with a calm and friendly manner and endeavour to assist pupils with any problems or concerns they may have within the subject of English. I am an extremely friendly and open person which allows pupils to feel relaxed enough to express both the difficulties they are experiencing and personal achievements they would like to work towards. I like to focus on students' positivity and what they can do, how they prefer to learn new material (rather than talk at them), and work together from there. My aim is to create an environment where students can begin to enjoy learning and take to the task at hand with enthusiasm and self-confidence. I am excited by working with, and motivating, all ages and abilities, engaging with English and sharing ideas. I am very keen to help students understand the new 1-9 grades and aid them in achieving that all important grade 5 and beyond. I have extensive experience with AQA materials and I look forward to researching, planning and preparing to teach of my tutees' exam board requirements.

Lessons could include:

- 1-2-1 help with homework that you bring along
- discussions of set literature texts
- literacy (spelling, punctuation and grammar)
- specific exam question/skiĺls
- creative writing
- Victorian extracts
- context
- Shakespearean language
- analytical essay planning and writing
- poetry analysis
- drama
- timed responses for exam preparation

*I AM CURRENTLY TAKING TUTEES FROM JANUARY 2018 ONWARDS. TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE ARE 7pm AND 8pm ON WEEKDAY EVENINGS AND 9am, 10am, 11am AND 12pm ON SATURDAYS. PLEASE CONTACT ME NO LESS THAN 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO ALLOW ME TIME TO RESEARCH AND PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM BOARD'S SPECIFICATION*

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University

Institution
University of Nottingham
Degree
BA English (Hons)
Grade
2:1

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Other Qualifications

PGCE Secondary English

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