Sally

Friendly and engaging AQA, Edexcel & OCR English & history tutor

· 12 Reviews
£27 per hour
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I'm a friendly and experienced online tutor, teaching GCSE English Language & Literature, GCSE history, KS3 English, and students preparing for their 11+ entrance exams. To date, my GSCE students have improved their grades by at least 2, in some cases 3, grades within a 6-week to 6 month period of tutoring as well as increasing in self-confidence and understanding of subject matter. I have a BA Hons degree in History from Bristol University, A-Level's in English Literature, History & Psychology, a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training as well as a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I hold a full enhanced DBS and have taken several safeguarding courses. Books and learning are my passion, and I read anything I can lay my hands on: literature, history, travel, science, philosophy... During the rest of August and September, I am offering a free 30-minute trial lesson to all students

How do your lessons usually plan out?

My lessons always start with a 5-minute chat about the week, what's been happening, and anything interesting or funny. I have a list of questions and debate topics which I sometimes introduce, as this improves confidence, trust, and communication, and these questions can be quite thought-provoking! Lessons are all individually tailored to the needs of the student, so I will focus on the areas they feel they need the most support. Key skills such as comprehension, analytics, evaluation, and critical reasoning are included in all lessons, and there will often be a broader learning element to include context and perspective. I like to focus on logic and critical reasoning, as these underpin every subject, every element of learning and understanding.

What is your teaching style?

Friendly, relaxed, enthusiastic, and engaging. I like my lessons to be interactive, discursive, and relevant. I don't have a formal teaching background, therefore I can approach subjects with a different perspective, whilst understanding the fundamental concepts that students require, such as the ability to comprehend and infer information, be able to analyse and question, be logical, and above all to be able to communicate. I aim to use interactive approaches and include discussion and reasoning, introducing multi-subject material such as history, philosophy, and psychology into English lessons, or current affairs and sociology into psychology lessons for context and a wider perspective. Helping students to gain self-confidence in their own abilities is always a key aim. So many students start tutoring with low expectations of their own ability, and it is highly rewarding to see this change.

What do students love most about your teaching style?

That I actively listen to them, focus on them and treat them all with respect as individuals, and never talk down or patronise. They know they can ask any question, and we can pause to discuss it, or research it, and that the lesson is about their needs and their progress - and that their progress matters to me.

What exam boards and year groups do you teach?

AQA, Edexcel & OCR My students range from KS2 (11+ entrance exams), KS3, GSCE English Literature, Language & history, and GCSE English Language re-sits.

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Reviews

Samantha Cannons

This lesson was very helpful for me, I can’t wait to work with Sally again.

Angela Sharma

Izabela

Can't recommend Sally enough. My son had series of classes that were focusing on correcting the way he expresses himself and generally better verbalisation for upcoming 11+. Since he struggled with slowing down his thinking process and concentration, Sally's approach was just the perfect fit. I love how thoughtful and tailored the classes were, resulting both with more focus from my son's side and his mock test marks. Thank You so much Sally!

Lee @ Farlingaye

Elena

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Liliya

Sally is an amazing tutor who guided me from a 4 to a 7 in the matter of two months!! My journey with her was so rapid and enjoyable. These lessons were one of the things I looked forward to in the busy weeks leading up to my exams. She's honestly amazing. :')

Jennifer

Helped me feel really confident with English Lit and Language, showing and explaining different points and techniques to use in the exams, in my essays and answers. Very nice and sent lots of helpful materials that helped me for my exams.

Abigail Dolan

Salha Almarri

Teaches

Subject Level
English KS3
English GCSE
English Literature KS3
English Literature GCSE
History GCSE
11+ 11+
Essay Writing Essay Writing
Exam Technique Exam Technique
Revision Skills Revision Skills
English Language GCSE

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