English Tuition FAQs

One to one tuition is very powerful. I will get to know your teen as an individual and  teach the sessions in a way that suits their strengths and learning preferences so that they can make quick progress. Every teen is different. What works for one may not work for another and I’m very mindful of this. 

Teens who actively engage in the tuition sessions significantly improve their grades. Click here to see some of their testimonials. 

Tuition is a team effort though and it is important that your teen CHOOSES to work with me. 

If your teen is less than enthusiastic about the idea of extra English outside of school though  (eye rolling and sighing are usually good indicators!), it might not be the best option for them. 

I will always be honest with you about this (I promise) because I genuinely don’t think it benefits anyone (least of all your teen) if they feel they don’t have a choice. Promoting positive mindset and good mental health will always be my top priority. 

But if your teen is ready and keen to improve their English, I will provide the right teaching, tools and environment for them to make rapid progress. 

I have been told that I am “nice” on more the one occasion but for a more objective view, you might like to check out what others say about me here.

I usually also recommend a trial period to see whether we are a good match for one another. 

I will book your teen a regular weekly slot. Please see terms and conditions.


KS3/GCSE              £40 for 60 minutes

A-LEVEL                 £40 for 60 minutes

I can also tutor small groups. Please contact me for prices.

I have been a qualified English Teacher at secondary level since 2004, so I really do get what it’s like for teenagers in schools – the enormous pressures that they are under both academically and socially.

I am a GCSE Exam Marker (and Team Leader) for Pearson, so you can rest assured that I am up to date with all the current changes. 

I also enjoy following all the latest news in education and have recently had a feature article published in the Times Educational Supplement about time limits in exams called “Why the need for speed?” Click here to read this.