Hello, I'm Laurence Dalton

My experience in teaching English GCSE

I have been teaching English GCSE for over 17 years. After graduating from Liverpool University and gaining my teaching qualifications, I commenced my career in the classroom.  Having been graded an 'outstanding' teacher by Ofsted, progressing into a Head of English position and then becoming an exam marker for a leading English GCSE exam board, I began private tutoring.

A little about who I am

I am a family-man. I combine spending my time teaching English to secondary school students with enjoying time with my two boys and wife.  My boys are two lively individuals and we love taking them to numerous sports clubs as well as regularly exploring the country whilst holidaying in our caravan.  


As well as teaching English for a career, I am also passionate about hiking and exercising; I spend my spare time completing various long-distance hikes around the United Kingdom, regularly walking in the Snowdonia mountains, Derbyshire, Shropshire Hills and the Lake District.  I also box most weeks, run and enjoy swimming.


I am a very positive person and I look to try and encourage my students to embrace life, enjoying it as an experience to be cherished.  My teaching very much so reflects this attitude as my lessons are successful because of the positive working ethos that I look to build with my students.  

Dalton family photo

I pride myself in delivering bespoke one-to-one English Literature and English Language tutoring to secondary school pupils studying for GCSE.

The results you will see

The benefits for you and your child

My style of teaching has developed over many years to maximise the potential of your child and give added benefits:

  • Regular, detailed feedback on progress.
  • Clear improvement in writing ability, grammar and essay formation.
  • A relaxed teaching environment to suit those who are coping with stress and anxiety whilst trying to achieve their goals in English.
  • A noticeable rise in confidence.

How I work to promote positive learning

I offer a style of learning conducive to students who naturally prefer the rules-based subjects of Maths and Science, for more information about this approach, click here. The lessons are constructed to develop your child's skills and enable them to better understand the English exam requirements, all from the comfort of their own home.

I offer:

  • English Language and English Literature GCSE tutoring.
  • Straightforward, logical and clear lessons to demonstrate how to succeed in English.
  • Strategies used to help students who naturally prefer the rules-based Maths and Science subjects.
  • One-to-one private tutoring taught from the comfort of your own home.
  • Exam boards I teach regularly: AQA, Edexcel (Pearson), OCR & WJEC (Welsh board).

      Results seen by my students

      Students have seen great results whilst working with me:

      • 2017 results revealed 84% of students improved by two grades in just three months.
      • 2018 results saw that 89% of students raised by two levels or more, during their time with me.
      • 2019 results revealed that 93% of students gained by two levels or more during their time with me.
      • 2020 results revealed that 91% of students improved by two levels or more during their time with me.

      Don't take my word for it, please take a look at a selection of testimonials from families I have worked with. I would sincerely like your child to be the next success story or contact me to see how I can help.

      Customer testimonial

      "My son has always struggled with all aspects of written English. Your clear and concise guidance and support did not only boost his confidence, but also gave him the tools to pass his English Language exam."



      Barbara, parent

      Customer testimonial

      "Many thanks for the excellent tuition you have provided as I've no doubt that this has given my son the opportunity to achieve his full potential."



      Christine, parent