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Deborah Snow GCSE English Tutor (Slough)

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  • Professional Qualification BA Hons English Literature and Russian PGCE Secondary English (1998)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS certificated

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Personal Message
I am an expert tutor and a mother of four with a track record of success and over 20 years of examining and teaching. I offer face to face tuition and discounted online tuition.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach English Language and Literature at GCSE (AQA/Edexcel/OCR) and up to A level (Cambridge/AQA).

English is the key to success in all subjects at all levels and it is vital to develop these comprehension and language skills at as early an age as possible. So I tutor from primary upwards (if asked) to inculcate the necessary habits and approach in children. This early work on the foundations can guarantee success at GCSE and A Level. My main specialism is in English Language GCSE and A level Literature. I have been a senior A level examiner for over 15 years!
Teaching young people with Aspergers is also a speciality of mine. Please get in contact if you would like more details or references. See my profile on LinkedIn.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I also examine English for a national exam board at both GCSE and A Level.

I have been in charge of an A level paper and I am currently involved with A Level exam coursework moderation.

I will bring references and certificates to our first set up lesson.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have a degree for a prestigious British university, a Post graduate Certificate in Secondary Education a well as over 17 years examining experience. I taught at Claires Court Schools for 22 years. In my teaching career, I have increased results at A level from D to A and at GCSE . I have a track record of getting very under-performing students through. Many of my GCSE students go on to achieve A or B from significantly lower predictions. I have solid experience with SEN especially Dyslexia and Aspergers.
I have a YouTube Channel, ActionmediaUK
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlsde6Bsiph6FKznplLpZbKWCEQZleHyi. - this is the link to the English playlist. You can get a feel for how I teach with with the short piece - 'Ms Snow's help with GCSE descriptive creative writing'
How much do you charge?
£65 per hour GCSE
£75 per hour A level

Skype - £60 per hour - paid 24 hours in advance.

Home schooling : I am happy to home school if this is required - one to one tuition in this situation reaps enormous benefits. Please contact me for a chat. Please note I am almost fully booked and only really have home schooling places available now. However, you can contact me to be put on the waiting list.
Where do you teach?
I tutor in my own home or more frequently now via Skype.
I will travel to you but I will charge extra for this.
When are you available?
Available all week - both evening and week days.
I am available for home schooling. Contact me for references and more details if you wish to explore this option. Young people with Aspergers often thrive in this environment.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to consider classes and one to one for adults (university level English) and children. I also offer Skype lessons. I do mainly focus on GCSE and A level though.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A level Literature and Language exams
Gcse English Language and Literature - all boards
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I teach via Skype. Young people are comfortable with this method of learning and it does make the sessions more flexible.
If you decide to use this method, I would require paying 24 hours in advance.
Where and with whom did you train?
I have taught at Claire's Court School for 22 years. Currently I teach A level and GCSE. I went to Birmingham University and have a PGCE in Secondary English (1997),
Tell me about some of your current students.
Her are some of the lessons I have recorded with my students at GCSE - to give you a feel for what I offer
Creative writing lesson - GCSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWI_nW0zgwg&t=3s
Creative writing GCSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMwHG-8BWas&t=97s
This is Macbeth for Edexcel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKCDvO4whXw&t=46s
Edexcel IGCSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM-UEQM9P0c&t=14s
Do you have a personal message for students?
I love English teaching and young people - I am almost fully booked at present but if you contact me, I may be able to fit you in.

I believe in making tutoring fun and a rewarding experience. We focus on reading and extrapolate the other skills from there.Without a reading habit, it is very difficult to develop the attendant skills of writing/comprehension and speaking articulately.I will , if at all possible, let the pupils guide me in his or her interests and/or we will supplement what they are doing at school.