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Sara C

£75/hr

Very experienced tutor and examiner with proven, ongoing success

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A bit about Sara C

Excellent Online Tutor -100% GCSE Pass Rate - 100% A Level Pass Rate - Teacher qualified with PGCE and QTS - BA (Hons) in Literature with Gender & Women’s Studies - MA in Children’s Literature - DBS-checked - National Examiner for 15 years (various boards): Lang/Lit GCSE, 1st/2nd Lang IGCSE, Lit/Lang A Level - Former moderator for A-level coursework - Published author Tutoring Experience - 20 years' experience teaching ages 11-adult - 20 years experience teaching English as a second/other language - 6 years as Head of English - Increased results from 45% to 87% in last FE post - Former Head of AS Media and former-head of KeySkills - My tutees typically improve by 3-5 levels - Comfortable with SEN - Trained over 20 teachers - Taught nationally and internationally - Experienced with personal statements and interview practice - Many years tuition experience via Skype, Zoom, Teams, Sherpa - Vast breadth of resources Secondary English is my specialism. My passion is creative writing but I also like teaching poetry and Shakespeare. I typically focus on essay-writing skills and am good when you need to cram. As an examiner, I am acutely aware of the exam board requirements and interpret them to inform my teaching - and push the success of the learner. My lessons are, of course, excellent! In the first lesson, I typically begin addressing at least one of your chosen areas of focus - such as essay writing. The second lesson will begin with going through the homework and addressing strengths (to develop) - and weaknesses (to reduce and eventually eradicate). It is therefore imperative that homework is completed in order to maintain cohesion between lessons, and improve ability and potential. I started tutoring in the second year of my career, which was back in 2004. I have been tutoring 1 to 1, 1 to 2, and groups since then. Increasingly, my lessons have gone online - which is better in many ways. I love seeing teenagers begin to think for themselves, discussing books with me and asking the right questions when they explore what is beyond the obvious. I like to teach in a focused way but often with humour as I get to know you more. I can be rather concise and find this helps with content and clarity. I like seeing results and not having to deal with behaviour problems. I believe that any learner can achieve if he wants to. Trust is really important and following the guidance from the trusted-teacher is essential. With greater input and effort, there typically comes greater success. Success does not come from stubbornness or refusing to change; for different outcomes, there needs to be different input. Please only accept a qualified tutor and not a student who only thinks he knows what the exam boards want. MA Children's Literature PGCE QTS BA (Hons) My own primary-school teachers inspired me to teach. I have always wanted to teach and I have always taught. I am an experienced martial-artist and qualified judo coach, BJA approved. I endure gym classes at least thrice a week. I walk a lot every day. I play the flute - and can teach that too. I have had most experience with AQA, Pearson/EdExcel and WJEC/Eduqas. OCR is no stranger to me. I have taught children in years 5 and 6 for 17 years, and students aged 11-19 for 18 years. I have also taught adults including a Sri-Lankan man who needed better English for his engineering reports, and a lady who worked on the rivers and had to write structured reports on progress there.

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Teaches

Subject Rate
English
Level
GCSE
£75/hr
English
Level
A-Level
£75/hr
English Literature
Level
GCSE
£75/hr
English Literature
Level
A-Level
£75/hr
English Literature
Level
IB
£75/hr
Exam Technique
Level
Exam Technique
£75/hr
Essay Writing
Level
Essay Writing
£75/hr
English as a Foreign Language EFL
Level
EFL
£75/hr
English
Level
Degree
£75/hr

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