My Qualifications


BA (Hons) in English & American Lit
​MA in English Lit

I also have an enhanced DBS certificate which I can produce at the first lesson for your total peace of mind.

About Me

I have always loved working with words, both reading and writing, and I love communicating that enjoyment to other people. As a mum, I have seen the stress of being a teenager in today’s world, and also remember what it is like to struggle with subjects in the classroom environment as I found Maths impossible when I was at school! With this in mind, I never run out of different ways of explaining to those students who find English difficult. And nothing delights me more than to see in my students that breakthrough of understanding that I found so hard to reach with maths and sciences. Even better is when students who have always hated English tell me they finally enjoy it.

Patience and a calm approach is vital for effective tuition, but so is a sense of humour. I aim to make my lessons enjoyable as well as productive, and to take time to get to know each student as a person and not just as a problem to be solved. With so much expected of our young people, laughter is often the best therapy, and not all learning has to be serious.

I see One-to-one English tutoring as teamwork. Students need to be willing participants, and while an English tutor can offer a helping hand it is not about waving a magic wand or spoonfeeding stock answers.
Success is also not just measured by top grades. I will never forget one student who struggled with the English language when he came to me, and yet through sheer determination achieved a GCSE pass after only 2 years in the UK. At the other end of the spectrum, one of my recent students lost only 4 marks in the Literature exam, flying through with Level 9 in both English Language and Literature.

As you can see from the testimonials, many different students have enjoyed and benefited from my teaching, and achieved grades above their expectations both at GCSE and A Level.

If you think I can help your son or daughter to achieve their potential, whatever that potential may be, please contact me.