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David Beck GCSE English Tutor (Swindon)

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  • Pewsey (SN9) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 19 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: West Berkshire

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  • Professional Qualification English Language and Literature
  • Professional Qualification MA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced
  • Professional Membership Marlborough and Hungerford Tutors
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I am a retired independent secondary school Head of English with 35 years' experience of teaching students from ages nine to nineteen.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
English (Language and Literature)
Tell me about your qualifications.
M.A.(Oxon) English Language and Literature
Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties
What kind of experience do you have?
Thirty-five years teaching in secondary schools in Yorkshire and Wales and several years' tutoring since retirement.
How much do you charge?
£70 per hour, at my house or online. I only teach single students, not groups.
Where do you teach?
I teach in my home I live in Pewsey, six miles south of Marlborough in Wiltshire. Other nearby towns include Devizes, Hungerford, Andover and Salisbury.
When are you available?
Almost any time, including weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach mostly GCSE to A level. Many are GCSE / IGCE or A level students at independent or comprehensive schools.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can use Skype or Evotuition. Skype is better, at the moment because we can share screens and documents which is important to develop writing skills. I would use any system that suits the student. I would normally hope to meet face-to-face before starting, if practical, and occasionally during the sessions. It works better with older students. Younger ones may need an adult beside them. A lot of effective tutoring is best face-to-face, but with the cost of travel that is not always possible. It can work especially well for A level.