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GCSE English Tutor in Ashford, Kent - Mary Tanton

Mary Tanton GCSE English Tutor (Tonbridge)

Mary Tanton

  • Central Ashford (TN24) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 20 Mar 2018
  • Sex: Female
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Personal Message
GCSE English and GCSE English Literature tuition in the centre of Ashford, Kent. Stuck with Shakespeare and poetry? This year one of my students achieved a Grade 7 in Literature; 2 months before the exam he was predicted a 3.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
iGCSE First Language English (CIE)
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA (QTS) English Language and Linguistics
What kind of experience do you have?
I'm a qualified English teacher with a degree in English Language and Linguistics. It has been very rewarding to see some of my new students improve their monitoring grades after only a few lessons. A veteran home-educator - with experience teaching English from early reading up to GCSE level - I've been delighted with excellent results.
How much do you charge?
£40 per hour
Where do you teach?
I teach from home in the Centre of Ashford, Kent. I have off-road parking.
When are you available?
Wednesday 4pm
I have a waiting list for September 2018
Which ages and levels do you teach?
14-16 year olds.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
AQA GCSE English Literature
AQA GCSE English Language
CIE iGCSE First Language English
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an enhanced DBS check.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor online using Skype and Zoom.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Tutors' Association.
Where and with whom did you train?
Southlands College, which is now part of Roehampton University.
Tell me about some of your current students.
Currently all my after-school tutees are from Norton Knatchbull Grammar School. During the day, I teach a group of home educated students. We do an hour a week each of English Language and Literature. The texts we are studying are: Pride and Prejudice, An Inspector Calls and Much Ado About Nothing.

Feedback from 2017 exam session: "Such a great Tutor was predicted a grade 3 in English Literature two months before examinations and helped achieve a 7. Highly recommend - really helpful with how to revise and great to talk to."
Do you have a personal message for students?
Need help with poetry? Can't understand your 19th Century text? Shakespeare is BORING?! I have much experience helping students overcome their fears with English. I will highlight areas of weakness and give you targeted homework at the end of each session, as well as tips for revision in the lead-up to exams.