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Alex D

4.3 (3 reviews)
Bristol

I am personable, enthusiastic and hard working – with a particular passion for teaching and English.
I have taught English, as structured in the UK national curriculum, to children in London, as a freelance private tutor. I have also taught English to children with a range of abilities in France. My students were always inspired and motivated and benefited from the personalised lesson structure.
I graduated in BA English from Exeter University last year.
I have a passion for local creative arts and 20th century American literature.

I have worked as a private tutor in White City, London, teaching KS2 and KS3 English to children in primary and secondary schools. My lessons were engaging, diverse and personalised and assisted my students in achieving their desired grades.
Last year, I taught English to children in the refugee camp in Calais, France. I invented exercises and adapted quickly to the different languages that were spoken.

Key Strengths

• English teacher with personable and enthusiastic attitude
• Well-organised, professional, and reliable
• I’ve taught English in London and France – to diverse nationalities.
• A friendly and positive attitude that encourages children to achieve.

Education

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016 BA (English) at Exeter University: 2:1

Sep 2012 – Jun 2013 Arts Foundation at University of the Arts London: Merit

Sep 2010 – Jun 2012 Woodhouse College, Finchley.
A levels: A* - Extended Project. 3 As - English Literature, Geography, Art.

Sep 2005 – Jun 2010 St Edmund’s College, Hertfordshire.
GCSE: 7 As: English Literature, English Language, Geography, History, Biology, Religious Studies, Art. 4 Bs: Mathematics, French, Chemistry, Physics.

Tuition History

Whilst living in London, before my degree, I offered a private tuition service that emphasised diligence, an active engagement, creativity and discussions. Using textbooks that I provided and homework that I set, we discussed verbal and non-verbal reasoning, grammar, punctuation, story writing, poetry and sentence structure, among other topics. The lessons were immersive and dynamic and they were adapted to the specific needs and goals of each student.
In Calais, I taught the very fundamentals of English (the alphabet, nouns, verbs) to children and adults from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Using my own techniques, textbooks, lesson plans, I engaged and entertained classes of ten. I had to quickly and regularly adapt my lessons to suit the range of abilities in the temporary school. I developed strong bonds with my students and many arrived in England with an essential grasp of the language.

Reviews

4.3 (3 reviews)
Amanda J

Alex has been a great tutor for my son helping him towards his GCSE English. Sam has improved in creative writing and has given him ideas towards his exams.

Amber W

Everything is going okay at present. Really knows the english literature books very well.

Ginta D

He is a very nice and intriguing tutor to be teaching me i am learning alot from him. So if you need a tutor i would pick this one.

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