• Primary English and Maths
• 7+/8+ English and Maths school entrance examinations
• 11+ English and Maths: ISEB School Entrance and pre-test examinations.
• GCSE/IGCSE English (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC). (Knowledge and experience of a wide range of texts including John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' and William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' amongst others; popular poetry anthologies).
• A Level English (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC). (Text including Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein', amongst others; popular poetry anthologies).
I have experience teaching A2 History coursework on Napoleon's rule, the Eleven Plus, English at all levels, GCSE History (Modern British history, WW1, WW2, the Cold War, Nazi Germany) focusing on the development of essay writing style, clarity of argument, quality of evaluation and structure. I helped students to gain confidence when writing examination answers and to develop an evaluative writing style.
I have additional experience tutoring the Eleven Plus alongside Keystone's unique training course; also, Spanish, Music, and English and History from GCSE level upwards through delivering supplementary sessions to fellow students at my secondary school.
From my experience as a primary school assistant, helping young students with English comprehension and creative writing, I can confidently engage young students and nurture a love of learning.
Raised in rural Berkshire, I spent my early years balancing my education with extra curricular pursuits before developing a love of English Literature, which, with a little help from my A*AA A-Levels, led me to Durham University.
I witnessed first-hand the power of an engaging tutor during my time spent on film sets as a child and was inspired to give back the gift of learning that my tutors had bestowed upon me.
Keystone's core values are closely aligned to my own, which motivated my three-year position as a volunteer mentor and tutor to young offenders and vulnerable young adults during my time at university. I offered academic (English comprehension and grammar, History) and pastoral support to students often facing additional obstacles such as learning difficulties. This experience taught me the power of empathy and trust when forging relationships with individuals from difficult backgrounds.
For me, the greatest reward tutoring can offer is watching a student grow in knowledge but also self-confidence. I believe effective tutoring is about delivering complex concepts in simple terms with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement. Developing strong relationships with students means that parallels can be drawn between what is being studied, and the students' own life experiences, which makes for a deeper level of understanding and, ultimately, better learning. Surely, teaching skills and initiatives that students can then forever more rely upon, such as word association and memorisation through recalling related experiences, is the best legacy any tutor can leave.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Outside of tutoring, I spend a lot of time learning more about subjects I am fascinated by, such as modern history and terrorism studies. Playing the flute in an orchestra is another passion of mine, along with biking and gardening. Aside from this, I occasionally audio-transcribe for clients such as the police and the Home Office and enjoy the odd online learning course alongside volunteering for a local charity that supports young adults in overcoming occupational and personal obstacles.
Over the next few years, I hope to develop a portfolio of teaching subjects and clients, both in person and online, and hope to experience some of Keystone's international tutoring opportunities.
My daughter has told me that she loved the lesson with Paige. She found it incredibly helpful and enjoyable. So it sounds like everything went as well as it possibly could, which is great news.
"She loved your online lesson very much. She really appreciated your great teaching and she clearly learnt some great new writing techniques." (Mother of 11+ Student)
''Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put into checking my coursework - you were amazing and have been such a great help!'' (Year 13, A Level History student)
''The girls are raving about their lesson this morning. Thank you so much for making it fun.'' (Mother of Eleven Plus students)
''My son Louis was recently lucky enough to have Paige tutor him for his history GCSE exams. Paige is a wonderful and talented teacher and Louis’ progress and achievements in his history exams area testament to the time, care and knowledge that Paige gave him. Over the course of a few months Louis grew in confidence as his understanding of the subjects expanded. His ability to express himself on the exam papers improved and he went into the final exams at school confident and relaxed. I cannot thank Paige enough for the dedication she put into helping Louis, she was always on time and fully prepared for each lesson. I have no hesitation in recommending Paige to parents considering some extra tuition for their children in the run up to exams or as a booster for school work. Thank you Paige, from me and from Louis. We are very grateful for your help guiding Louis through his history GCSEs.'' (Father of Year 11 History student)