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English Tutor, Online Specialist - John E. Robinson

John E. Robinson GCSE English Tutor (Portsmouth)

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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons), University of Oxford
  • Professional Qualification Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Oxford
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced DBS certificate
  • Professional Membership Member of Tutors' Association, National Association for the Teaching of English
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I am happy to start working with you whatever level you are at now. Many students begin with little sense of what they can achieve once they stop listening to the voices telling them it can't be done and start to believe in themselves.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach English Language and English Literature.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am an Oxford graduate with a postgraduate teaching qualification.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over twenty-five years' teaching experience as a specialist English teacher, and have been tutoring GCSE and A Level for six years. I have worked with students with individual learning needs such as dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome. In addition to my private work, I have tutored 'looked-after' children for a local education authority. I have worked as a GCSE examiner for many years, and have more recently begun to examine at A Level.
How much do you charge?
For online tuition and local face-to-face tuition, my fees are £36 for GCSE and £40 for A Level.
Where do you teach?
I teach online, and in students' homes in Freshwater, Totland, West Wight and Newport (Isle of Wight).
When are you available?
I am normally available "after school" - late afternoon/ early evening. I am sometimes available during school hours, and in school holidays, by prior arrangement.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach young people and adults working towards GCSE or A Level examinations.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, iGCSE and A Level, all examination boards.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate, and subscribe to the annual update service.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
For online tuition, I use Skype, email, and Google Docs for live collaboration. I upload resources to shared cloud storage.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the Tutors' Association and the National Association for the Teaching of English.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained as a teacher at the University of Oxford Department of Education.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I work with students from different parts of the country, who are currently attending both state and public schools.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Believe in yourself!