A Selection of Our Teachers

Stephanie M

BA (Hons) University of Sunderland (2002), CELTA Teesside University (2016). PGCE Teesside University (2018). MA TESOL, University of Sunderland (2020).

Member since 2020 Ms Stephanie M

Qualified and experienced ESOL, EFL, ESL, Functional English and literacy teacher. Currently teaching at Darlington College. Offers English as a second or foreign language tuition for adults (pre-entry to Level 2) and preparation for Functional English exams (E1 to L2). Specialises in teaching and supporting adults with low-level literacy skills who wish to improve their reading and writing.

Subjects: English, EFL or ESL

Sally W

PGCE Primary Education with QTS, Newcastle University (2020). BA (Hons) Surface Design, University of The Arts London (2014).

Member since 2020 Mrs Sally W

I am an enthusiastic and dynamic qualified primary teacher with experience working in schools in the UK and overseas. I have eight years of experience working with children from the ages of 0-17years. I hold a TEFL qualification and am trained in Philosophy for Children (P4C) and autism. Having originally trained in design, I always try to apply creativity to my lessons and believe that education should always be enjoyable.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, French, EFL or ESL, School Entrance Exams, English Language, English Literature, Homeschool, SATs, 11+

Stephen H

MA Development Studies, University of Leeds (2001). PGCE English, University of Cambridge (1994). BA(Hons) Humanities, Nottingham Trent University (1993). BA (Hons) English, King's College London (1990).

Member since 2016 Mr Stephen H

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, previously Head of Department and Housemaster, with experience teaching within selective and Independent Schools. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and A level, across all major Exam Boards. TEFL qualified.

Subjects: English, EFL or ESL, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, English Language, English Literature

James B

PGCE with QTS, University College, London, Institute of Education (2015). BA (Hons) Philosophy and Politics, University of Manchester (2012).

Member since 2020 Mr James B

Qualified and experienced Primary and Prep Teacher. My specialism is within English, and I have spent considerable time developing curricular materials for schools, as well as training and guiding staff within this area. I am a dedicated educator who has experience of teaching in Outstanding schools in London and Shanghai. Provide preparation for SATs, 11+ and Common Entrance Exams. Teach First development programme

Subjects: Primary, English, Common Entrance, University Entrance, School Entrance Exams, SATs, Study Skills, Politics, 11+, Philosophy, Careers Guidance, 13+

Kathryn Anne W

PGCE Secondary English. BA (Hons )English, Loughborough University (1982).

Member since 2020 Mrs Kathryn Anne W

Qualified English specialist with thirty years teaching experience, including several years as an online tutor. An experienced GCSE examiner for Language and Lit with several exam boards and a Language intervention specialist in Primary and Secondary schools. I offer support for GCSE and Igcse Language and Lit, KS3, KS2 AND 11+.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams, 11+, Common Entrance, English Language

Joanne E

PGCE English Education with QTS, University of Sunderland (2015). MA (with Distinction) Northumbria University (2014). BA (Hons) English Literature (First Class), Northumbria University (2012).

Member since 2018 Mrs Joanne E

I am a qualified English Language and Literature Teacher, with experience of teaching Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5, and adults. I also work as a GCSE and IGCSE examiner for English Language and Literature. My focus is on building up and developing students' confidence in the subject and helping them to become successful communicators.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, EFL or ESL, School Entrance Exams, 13+, Study Skills, English Language, English Literature, Homeschool

Patricia A

BA (Hons) Professional Education, Leeds Metropolitan University (2001). Certificate in Education, Huddersfield University (1998). Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Huddersfield University (1996). Foundation Degree in Theology and Ministry, York St John University (2010).

Member since 2016 Mrs Patricia A

Qualified and experienced Teacher, currently offering home tuition. Teaches the core subjects, English and Maths across the Primary Age range, Key Stages 1 and 2 and also at secondary levels Key Stage 3 and GCSE. Can support preparations for SATs, GCSEs, 11+ and School Entrance Exams. SEN experience.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, Maths, English, SATs, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams, 11+, English Language

Kelly B

PGCE Secondary Science, University of Central Lancashire (2015). BSc (Hons) 1st Class in Biomedical Science, specialising in Microbiology, Leeds Metropolitan University (2014).

Member since 2019 Miss Kelly B

Qualified and experienced college lecturer currently employed within the science industry in the Kendal area. Teaches Biology, English Language and Literature through to GCSE and IGCSE; across all major Exam Boards. Extensive knowledge of L3 BTEC in Science subjects. Supports university applications and provides industry guidance.

Subjects: English, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Study Skills, University Entrance, English Language, English Literature

Fiona Q

PGCE Secondary English, Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln, University of Hull (2002).

Member since 2016 Mrs Fiona Q

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, currently teaching in Haskel School, Gateshead. Teaches English from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE and A Level, across all the major exam boards. Also teaches Science to Key Stage 3. Extensive SEN experience.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, Science, EFL or ESL, 13+, School Entrance Exams, English Language, English Literature

Rachael L

BA (Hons) English Literature and Language, Newcastle University. PGDE Leadership in Education.

Member since 2020 Ms Rachael L

Qualified and experienced English teacher, with some experience teaching history, and previous experience as a private piano and music teacher. I have a love for literature, and enjoy teaching poetry, helping students with studying novels, and also helping develop creative writing in young people. I have worked with AQA exam board, in both the Literature and Language GCSE papers. In addition I have homeschooled my own children, using Edexcel iGCSE subject, and am familiar with the homeschooling exam process and options. I have taught in catholic schools, worked in a challenging SEND school, and also in mainstream academies.I have also taught history at KS3, and love how English and History so often link with each other.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, History, English Language, English Literature

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