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Helena J

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Subjects I teach

English Literature
English Language
11+
SATs

My Experience

I have over three years experience tutoring children of all ages English Literature and Language. I specialise in exam preparation and coaching and do my absolute best to achieve my student’s goals. Most of my experience is with children studying for their SATs, 11+ exams and with GCSE students, although I’ve also taught several students for A-Level exams.

My Qualifications

I achieved a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen Mary University of London in 2015, I studied a joint honours degree of English Literature and Film Studies. I also achieved high grades at A-Level and GCSE from Lady Margaret School in southwest London.

My Approach to Private Tuition

My biggest goal when it comes to my students is making them feel comfortable and at ease. I want them to trust that I have their best interests at heart and for us to foster a productive and mutually beneficial working relationship. I also try extremely hard to encourage my students and one of my biggest aims is to boost their confidence in their abilities; I believe that confidence can go a long way in helping a student achieve their goals.

I have no one approach as every student is unique and learns differently. This is why I really take the time to get to know my students to identify how they learn best and what methods will work for them. I personally tailor all of my lessons to the student and like to discuss a plan for the next lesson with the student so they feel informed in what my plans are and so we can work together to achieve their goals; the last thing I want to do is to become a dictator.

My focus is not orientated on grades but instead in getting the best result for my students, whatever that may be. For some students this to move up a grade level on a big exam; for others, it is to feel more assured and confident in their literacy skills or to have someone work through a piece of literature with them that they are having trouble understanding.

I like to take from my own experience of being a student and think of creative ways that could have helped me grasp things I struggled with at school. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and my top aim is not to berate and dictate but to encourage, mentor and motivate.

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Fun fact

I tried standup comedy for a while and in my spare time I like to make slow-motion videos of my cat running after treats.

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