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Claire Lilla - English Literature A-level & Undergraduate tutor

Claire Lilla A-level English Tutor (Twickenham)

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  • Teddington (TW11) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 23 Dec 2017
  • Sex: Female
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  • Professional Qualification BA English (UCL)
  • Professional Qualification PGCE, QTS, DipABRSM
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Personal Message
If you are looking for a teacher to support, encourage, motivate and inspire, please get in touch. I am passionate about opening up new worlds of knowledge for my students, and in so doing, instilling a love of learning and greater self-confidence.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach English Literature, primarily at A-level and Undergraduate level. I also teach GCSE English. As a qualified classical musician, I offer instrumental lessons in piano, flute, singing and music theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am an English honours graduate (UCL) with qualified teacher status (PGCE/ QTS). I hold the Diploma in Music Performance (DIpABRSM) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. I have Grade 8 (Distinction) in piano, flute & singing.
What kind of experience do you have?
I taught in independent schools for 9 years, as a teacher of both English and Music. I have had private students for 13 years, including those who are preparing for university entrance and who are currently undergraduates. I am an examiner for A-level English Literature.
How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour
Where do you teach?
I teach at my house in Teddington (Richmond upon Thames).
When are you available?
I am available to teach at various times during the week & on Saturday and Sunday. I offer daytime sessions, as well as after-school and evening slots. I am also available during school holidays, particularly July & August, when students can make major strides forward in their learning and enter the next academic year with more confidence and skill.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach GCSE and A-level students; undergraduates & those preparing for university study. Music-wise, I teach all ages, from young children to adults.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE English Literature
A-level English Literature (AS & A2)
Cambridge Pre-U
ABRSM & Trinity music examinations
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I hold a recent DBS certificate.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I tutor pupils via Skype, phone and email. I also offer essay marking & feedback for those preparing for examinations. The same rates apply per hour.
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied Music at the Royal College of Music in London. I read English at UCL (University College London), graduating in 2002; I completed my PGCE at Roehampton University in 2005, and achieved Qualified Teacher Status in 2006.
Do you have a personal message for students?
The best route to inspiration and success is to find a teacher whose passion for their subject ignites your own; the right teacher can unlock skills that allow you to excel and fulfil your potential in any area of life. I would encourage you to invest in your learning and follow your dreams!