I offer: 

    • 11+ advice for top London independent school applications plus English-specific consultations in my 11plus Consultancy guise
    • Oxbridge and university preparation in English
    • 11+, GCSE and IGSCE, A level English literature and language tuition
    • Home-schooling in English literature and language for individuals or groups
    • Enrichment for all abilities aged 9 onwards including mature students

Headline credentials:

    • English Teacher at St Paul’s Girls’ School for 9 years
    • Full time private tutor since 2013
    • Presented with Teacher Trailblazer award by Poetry Society 2009
    • 30 years of teaching experience from leading children up mountains to lecturing undergraduates at Oxford University
    • BA (Oxon), MA (Ebor), Mst, Dphil (Oxon), PGCE (IoE)

English takes us on adventures. My favourite authors are William Shakespeare, Margaret Atwood, and David Almond. With them I can go to a magical island where everyone gets a chance to make up for their mistakes; encounter a nineteenth-century woman in prison for murder; or meet a curious creature with webbed toes and fingers who rescues orphans.   

Everyone can love English; everyone can learn to appreciate the extraordinary ways in which poets manipulate us with a single line break or an unusual image; everyone can learn to explain this single line break and this unusual image. And this is what I do: help my students fall in love with my subject and in doing so I teach my students the skills that are needed to convey these ideas in the form of 11+ comprehensions, literary essays and personal statements. 

To my great delight, many of my students have got into the right schools and top universities; they have become poets, novelists, critics, academics, journalists, English teachers; and, above all, they are now readers.

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