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Diane

£35/hr

English Teacher; SEND trained; EFL trained; patient and encouraging.

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A bit about Diane

I teach reading and writing at Key Stage 3 and prepare students for GCSE English Language and English Literature exams at Key Stage 4. I also help students for whom English is not their native language by helping them with grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening. I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate and am registered with the annual DBS Update checking service. I am a qualified Teacher of English with a degree in English Literature. I first started teaching in a secondary school in 2011 and have been an online tutor since 2018. Before that I worked as a learning support assistant in a junior school, where I helped pupils with special educational needs to access the mainstream curriculum. In addition, I hold a TEFL qualification which allows me to teach learners for whom English is not their native language. I have worked with students of all abilities at KS3 and KS4, and covered Edexcel, AQA, iGCSE and WJEC exam specifications. I have helped international students who are preparing to study in England and adult learners preparing for IELTS exams. All of the activities in my lessons are based upon a student’s individual needs and requirements. For KS3 reading, I provide a range of stretching texts to encourage independent thinking and discussion. This is crucial when it comes to analysing a writer's work and regular practice helps a student to understand what they should be looking out for. For KS3 writing, I focus on the type of questions that are likely to come up in GCSE exams and provide frameworks for different forms of writing. I put a strong emphasis on how a student expresses themselves in a way that makes them feel confident and I stress the importance of spelling, punctuation and grammar. For KS4 GCSE preparation, I use real past paper questions from the exam board that the student is sitting and mark them against the official mark schemes. My students can see for themselves what they are already doing well and what changes they need to make to improve their answers. Very often, I find a small change to their answering style, or a specific focus on planning or revision can make a big difference to the levels they achieve. For international students I provide bespoke lessons according to the reason why the student has enrolled. This may be for professional, academic or personal reasons, from beginner through to advanced levels. I have a warm and welcoming personality and will put you at your ease from the minute you begin studying with me. I encourage every effort you make and provide lots of feedback. I promise to build upon the strengths you already possess to help you achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Teaches

Subject Rate
English
Level
GCSE
£35/hr
English Literature
Level
GCSE
£35/hr
English
Level
KS3
£35/hr
English Literature
Level
KS3
£35/hr
English as a Foreign Language EFL
Level
EFL
£35/hr

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