I am a qualified English teacher who has a love for Literature and language. I studied a BA in English Literature and then went on to become a qualified teacher, by completing a PGCE in secondary English.
I am qualified in teaching the AQA exam specification, but I can also teach basic English skills to pupils who need to become more solidified in their reading and writing skills.
I am a firm believer in using strategies that help pupils maintain knowledge in the long term memory, which will greatly help your child when sitting their exams.
Teaching is the a privilege to me and I am always finding new ways to help elicit the same passion that I have for the subject in my students.
I am a good communicator and can easily adapt my teaching style to fit a pupil's needs. This is how I go about my work: understand how the pupil learns best and then adapt my teaching to fit their needs. Every child is capable of excelling in English literature and language, but many do not because they do not enjoy the subject or they feel that they will never be able to improve. English is something that any hard working child can learn to enjoy and excel at if they are willing to put the time and effort in. That is my job: to enthuse a passion and love for reading and writing in a student.
Very good Tutor knows what he is doing and explains all the work very well. Would advise anyone to work with Calvin, especially if you're doing GCSE English Language or Literature. I've worked with 3 English tutors and Calvin has been the best.
Calvin is an amazing teacher. He is an enthusiastic and a proffesional teacher. He doesnt waste time and always well prepared gets down to teaching in a structured way. I highly recommend this proffessional.