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EQE GCSE Handwriting Dyslexia ESOL Tutor Blackburn

EQE Proofreading / Tutoring GCSE English Tutor (Blackburn)

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  • Greenfield (BB4) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 05 Dec 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Hyndburn, Oldham, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rochdale, South Ribble
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  • Professional Qualification BA 2.1 (Hons) English
  • Professional Qualification PGCE, MA (Masters) Poetry, City / Guilds 7306 FAE Teachers Certificate, Initial Certificates Teaching Literacy (9282) / ESOL (9284)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced DBS Certificate (2016)
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
Hello. My name is Darren Elway and I am a 45 year old English proofreader and tutor with 17 years' teaching experience and 6 years' proofreading experience.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach English from early primary (KS1) right through to and including GCSE. I teach Creative Writing, Adult ESOL and Literacy to most levels (Entry 1 up to and including Level 2). I also work specifically with people who have Dyslexia and SEN (children and adults). I also provide a proofreading service and help with handwriting.
Tell me about your qualifications.
City and Guilds 7306 FAE Teachers Certificate
City and Guilds 9282 / 9284 Teaching ESOL / Literacy
MA in Poetry
BA (Hons) 2.1 in English
What kind of experience do you have?
I have 17 years’ teaching experience in total. 9 years’ experience in private (mainly one to one) tuition as well as 6 years' proofreading experience. I have worked with primary and secondary schoolchildren as well as 16-19 year-old students and adults.
How much do you charge?
I charge £24 an hour for every subject I teach and for any proofreading work I do
Where do you teach?
I teach in the whole of East Lancashire so Rossendale, Accrington / Hyndburn, Blackburn and Darwen, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Clitheroe and Pendle etc. Some of West Lancashire so Chorley and Preston. Most of Greater Manchester so Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham and North Manchester.
When are you available?
I usually tend to work mainly Monday to Friday from around 3.30pm (when schools finish) until late (about 9.30pm) in the evening. I am also available some of the time earlier in the day and at weekends. I can undertake proofreading work any time as this is done from my home.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach both children and adults at the levels described in my subjects.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE English and IGCSE English.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I hold an up to date enhanced DBS certificate (February 2017).
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Creative Writing and proofreading via email. Please note proofreading work can be done from a memory stick (after I had met the client) if they prefer to have their work proofread that way rather than via email.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
N / A
Where and with whom did you train?
I did my PGCE at Bolton Institute, 7306 at Tameside College, 9282 / 84 at Accrington and Rossendale College, MA at Huddersfield University and English degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a wide range of students. These include both children and adults with Dyslexia, years 10-11 GCSE students in addition to children of all ages who need specific help with handwriting and undergraduates who want dissertation theses proofreading.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I help learners to achieve consistently excellent results and receive very good feedback from learners and parents. Although I am rigorous and thorough in my preparation I have a very flexible, informal and relaxed teaching style which children in particularly respond really well to. I provide all my own teaching / learning materials (e.g. handouts) and an individual learning plan for each learner. The proofreading service I offer is extremely sophisticated, thorough and reliable.