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.
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.
I pride myself in delivering bespoke one-to-one English Literature and English Language tutoring to secondary school pupils studying for GCSE.
My style of teaching has developed over many years to maximise the potential of your child and give added benefits:
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.
Students have seen great results whilst working with me:
2020 results revealed that 91% of students improved by two levels or more during their time with me.
"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."