Stephen S

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£ 28.00-35.00 p/h

Hello, I am passionate about reading, writing and teaching and learning. I am a naturally calm, friendly and patient person, which helps to create a calm and purposeful atmosphere and make the learner feel comfortable and confident. I like to plan and structure each tutoring session meticulously so no time is wasted and outstanding teacher and learning is achieved. Furthermore, I create interesting, fun and accessible resources which stimulate and challenge all students at every level. My qualifications include a 2:1 degree, with honours, in English Literature, a PGCE in English and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). I have been working in secondary schools teaching years seven to thirteen for more than twelve years (ten years were spent in an outstanding secondary school). I have experience of teaching and marking the new 9-1 GCSEs in English Language and Literature, Media and Mathematics. I have worked with a wide range of ability students and I am considered to be an outstanding teacher. My very first Ofsted lesson was graded 'Outstanding', which I am very proud and therefore always attempt to make all lessons outstanding. To relax, I enjoy reading, football, cricket and spending quality time with my family and our dog, Jess. We enjoy long walks in the countryside and learning about history walking around towns, cities and villages.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Calm, patient and friendly.

What qualifications do you have?

PGCE Secondary English BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1

Tell us about your experience...

I have been a secondary English teacher for over thirteen years in schools around the Derby area. I spent ten years of my career teaching in an outstanding school before becoming an English and Mathematics Intervention Tutor to help boost students to achieve Grade 4s and above, This showed me how it is possible for all students to achieve higher grades when they are in a 1 to 1 highly focused and purposeful learning situation.

What locations do you tutor in?

I tutor in Derby and in areas within a fifteen mile radius. However, there is an additional charge if you are more than ten miles from my business, which is £5

What is your personal message to students?

Hello, if you want to achieve your goals and ambitions, increase life chances and opportunities and achieve higher grades then contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve all of these. I am experienced in teaching and marking the 9-1 syllabus which informs all of my tutoring. I carry the mark scheme around with me so that I can mark your work using the new assessment objectives and grade boundaries so you get an accurate picture of what grade you are currently working at and what you need to improve further. Together, we can achieve more. My motto is: Realising Potential and Raising Opportunities for Everyone!

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Derby, Burton, Long Eaton, Chellaston
Online tutor: No
Subjects: English KS2, SATS, KS3, GCSE, A LEVEL
  Maths KS2, SATS, KS3, GCSE
  Media Studies KS3, GCSE
  English as a foreign language Primary, Secondary, Adults
  Sociology GCSE