As an experienced English tutor I draw on my experience to tailor my approach for every individual pupil. To realise their goals, I will identify what the student and/or parent is aiming to achieve, which areas of their performance need work, and what their individual motivations and learning styles are. Above all, I recognise that student-tutor rapport is vital for a successful outcome. I will push students to achieve their highest potential, but am always friendly, patient and encouraging. A good lesson should be both fun and challenging.
I have a very strong academic background in English, having achieved A's at GCSE and A-level (in Language and Literature), a 1st Class Hons at Degree, an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, and most recently a PhD in twentieth century Modernist writing. I understand the skills, knowledge and techniques required at every stage of English education. Additionally I have an excellent working knowledge of KS3, 4 and 5 and all the major exam boards. For the past 5 years I have been tutoring one-to-one (mostly at KS3 and KS4 levels), as well as teaching on a BA English degree programme at Birkbeck, University of London during 2013/14 and 2015/6. At all levels I have taken great satisfaction in seeing my pupils' desire to learn increase, and their skills and confidence develop.
Nick is achieving, in just a few lessons, what teachers have failed to do - give my son a genuine enthusiasm and understanding for English Language.
My son finds Nick approachable, patient; rephrasing his questions when not quite understood and makes lessons enjoyable. In my son's words "I look forward to his lessons."
His learning objectives are targeted directly on the learner. All-in-all I cannot praise Nick's tutoring enough!
Nick is a fantastic English teacher and we are so glad to have found such a dedicated teacher ! Thank you.
Nick is a fantastic tutor who helps you find your weaknesses and how to prepare for an exam.
I would highly recommend him