Serena C

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£ 40.00-55.00 p/h

I am a qualified and experienced English teacher from South London. I only tutor online so that I can share my expertise with anyone in the country who needs it. Every session is planned thoroughly and specifically around each pupil and their needs. The sessions are also engaging (because no one wants to do extra work that’s boring!), again centred around aspects the pupil likes, if appropriate. I tutor all ages and levels — whether you’re aiming for the top grades for university or just hoping to pass, I can help!

How would you describe your teaching style?

My teaching style is fun, engaging but also practical. I believe in supporting and nurturing the pupil along each step of the way. Gradually, I decide when is the best point to start slowly taking away the support to then ensure that the pupil can achieve independently. I’m also a big believer of modelling — I’ll write a high-level answer first, and then the pupil copies, until it becomes habitual.

What qualifications do you have?

I have 14 top grade GCSEs, 4 top grade A Levels, with an excellent EPQ, which all enabled me to meet my offer at King’s College London, one of the best universities in the world. There, I completed many additional courses alongside my BA degree. I then did my teacher training at UCL Institute of Education, the best institution for teacher training in the world. I am currently doing a leadership qualification there too.

Tell us about your experience...

I have been teaching for four years now, with a year of private tuition. For me, online tutoring has actually been even more helpful, because I use Google Docs to be able to track what the pupil is writing in real-time. That means I can give immediate feedback that will benefit the learner, in a way we couldn’t before with face-to-face tutoring (the feedback would be given after the pupil has finished writing completely).

What locations do you tutor in?

I prefer to tutor online, but I’ll tutor in the Sutton Borough mainly.

What is your personal message to students?

Dedication and hard work is key — but you also need to know when to take a step back and relax, for your own mental health. Work smarter too, find the revision strategies that actually have impact (I can teach you these). Reading and highlighting will not do!

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: DBS
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: No
Online tutor: I tutor via Zoom or Google Meet (whichever you prefer!)
Subjects: English Primary
  English KS3
  English GCSE (including retakes)
  English A-Level
  English University - essay help