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English/ History/ Education Studies Tutor in Sunderland - James Powers

James Powers GCSE English Tutor (Sunderland)

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  • Fulwell (SR6)
  • Last Logged In: 24 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Male
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  • Professional Qualification English
  • Professional Qualification PGCE Lifelong Learning/PGCE Secondary
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS certified
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
As a qualified teacher and lecturer of eight years I have had the privilege of supporting hundreds of learners in achieving their goals. I have a passion for learning, teaching and supporting people in becoming more independent.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
My specialist subject is English literature, language and linguistics which I have delivered at levels ranging from KS3 to Access for seven years. I am also confident delivering tutoring in history, media studies and education.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2009 with a first degree in English Studies. I completed my first PGCE to teach A Level through the University of Teesside in 2012. I returned to the University of Sunderland in 2015 to complete a Masters Degree in English and completed a PGCE for secondary schools the following year.
What kind of experience do you have?
My first experience of teaching is at A Level completing a PGCE, working as student literacy support and also working as an agency lecturer writing and delivering my own short course to second language speakers. Since respecialising for secondary schools I have delivered KS3 to A Level at Boldon School, Harton Technology College, Red House Academy, Farringdon Community Academy and Sandhill View Academy.
How much do you charge?
At present I charge a flat rate of £20.
Where do you teach?
I tutor from my home however visits to students can be arranged.
When are you available?
Generally I am available in the evenings between 5pm and 10pm to book appointments.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach KS3, 4, and 5, and am confident in delivering at undergrad level.

I teach from the age of 11 upwards.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I am fully registered with the disclosure and barring service.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained to teach with placements at New College Durham for my first PGCE for 16+ and Boldon School and Harton Technology College for my second PGCE for secondary schools.