- University and interview preparation for English: Oxbridge and Red Brick Universities
- A-level English Literature: AQA, Edexcel, OCR
- GCSE English literature and language: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE, IGCSE.
- 11+ and 13+ English Examinations
- Key stage 2 and 3 English Curriculum and Literacy
- Experience as an AQA and OCR examiner
After gaining a first class honours in English Literature, I was motivated both by my love of my English studies and my experience of being taught English at school to train as a secondary school teacher. I began the Teach First programme in September 2015 and started teaching in an East London academy, whilst simultaneously completing my PGCE. Over the next three years, I gained teaching experience with a wide-range of abilities and needs across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. After demonstrating my subject knowledge and particular interest in A-level teaching, I was made the Key Stage 5 Coordinator in my second year and was responsible for redesigning and planning the A-level English curriculum in line with the new syllabus, as well as supporting the training of other A-level English teachers. In my second and third years, I was given both GCSE and A-level exam classes, with my students consistently achieving three levels of progress.
I gained my PGCE with a distinction and was recommended for my QTS at ‘Outstanding’ on account of the strong relationships I made with students and parents, my effective planning, excellent subject knowledge and timely interventions for target groups of students. Since 2018, I have continued to tutor independently across different exam boards from Years 5 – Year 13 and have consistently helped students to thrive in the subject and succeed in their exams.