Emma J

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£ 30.00-50.00 p/h

Hello, I am a qualified English teacher with a keen appetite for the subject. I am passionate about enabling students to reach their highest potential in English and love discussing texts and the ideas within it. I believe that discussing ideas is crucial to our path of understanding. Whilst English as a subject, asks the participant to be inquisitive and curious that leads to critical thinking; a highly important skill in English. I am avid reader and writer and know how to help students draw meaning from the texts they are studying, as well as honing in on the skills to do so.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Engaging, thorough, inventive, philosophical

What qualifications do you have?

GCSEs, A-Levels, BA Hons, PGCE

Tell us about your experience...

I began my teaching career by starting as a Teaching Assistant, after some time I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I applied for my PGCE at a number of institutions but chose UCL for my course, feeling it was the best fit for me and an outstanding course. I went onto train both at UCL and at my placement schools where I subsequently passed my PGCE. I was soon employed at St James' Catholic High School and have been working there since 2016.

What locations do you tutor in?

Islington, Archway, Crouch End, Holloway, Finsbury Park, Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Highgate

What is your personal message to students?

To keep going. There will always be hard moments, frustrating moments, perplexing moments, but the more you persevere the better the outcome. Your character is what see's you through life; with the determination to want to succeed and be the best possible you, your potential is limitless. Perhaps even more important, is to know that mistakes are not failures but opportunities of growth. Mistakes are what make us better and they are some of the best learning opportunities you will ever have. Keep going and embrace your mistakes, because they will one day be the fruits of your labour.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: Islington, Archway, Crouch End, Holloway, Finsbury Park, Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Highgate
Online tutor: No
Subjects: English KS4, KS3