Experienced Teacher of English Language, English Literature and ESOL.
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I teach English to students at Key Stages 2, 3 & 4. I prepare students for GCSE English Language and English Literature exams across all exam boards, and I support older learners to prepare for IELTS tests. I also teach general improvement classes for English as Second language.
I make every lesson personal to the learning goals of the student. I have a long-term overview on what the student needs to do in order to achieve a particular qualification, and I plan progressive lessons to cover all the topics and skills required. Within this, I will cover areas in which the student is already proficient quite quickly, allowing me to spend longer, and provide more specific practice, in areas where the student is less confident.
I am a fully qualified Teacher of English in the UK, with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature. I have worked in both primary and secondary settings and have several years of experience supporting students with special educational needs. I have a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Autistic Spectrum, as well as specific training in supporting students with dyslexia. I also hold a TEFL qualification which allows me to teach English as a Foreign Language.
I teach across all UK exam boards for GCSE English Language and English Literature, as well as the international iGCSE. I also prepare students for the Cambridge IELTS for General English and Academic purposes.
I have a very friendly and warm personality and am encouraging to all of my students. I believe that everyone has strengths and everyone has weaknesses and everyone is unique. My job is to recognise these strengths and build upon them, so that students realise their own potential. This creates a trusting teacher - student relationship whereby students are more willing to take risks to work on their areas of weakness. I always aim for the student to develop their own independent learning style which they can take with them into exam situations.
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