A Selection of Our Teachers

Sarah M

PGCE Loughborough University (1988); BA English, Loughborough University (1983).

Member since 2020 Mrs Sarah M

Qualified and experienced English and SEN, Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5 Teacher, both mainstream and special needs, also experienced in reviewing and supporting the implementation of EHC plans with 30 years' teaching experience. Now working as a tutor. Can support home schooling and students with wider issues of anxiety and school phobia. Teaches literacy based subjects focusing on English Language and Literature; also History and essays/projects, from Key Stage 2 to post-16, across all ability ranges including pupils with learning and social and emotional difficulties. Examination subjects taught include English at Entry Level, Functional Skills, GCSE and A Level. Experienced in teaching in schools ranging from KS2, secondary selective and non-selective and a range of special needs schools, particularly working with children with Autism and SEMH.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, English Language, English Literature, School Entrance Exams

Suzanne B

PGCE English, Durham University (1984). BA (Hons) English, University of Leicester (1983)

Member since 2015 Mrs Suzanne B

Qualified and experienced English and SEN teacher, currently a Specialist Teacher and Assessor of Learning Difficulties at The King's School, Canterbury. Teaches English from Key Stage 2 through Prep and Key Stages 3, GCSE, IGCSE up to A Level and IB across all the major exam boards. Offers support for 11+ and School Entrance Exams. Extensive SEN and EAL experience.

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

Jill C

PGCE English, University of Sussex (1991). BA (Hons) Philosophy and Literature, University of Sussex (1984).

Member since 2016 Mrs Jill C

Qualified and highly experienced teacher of English Language and English Literature. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep /KS2 and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and some A level courses across all major exam boards. Advanced Skills Teacher status. Former Head of Department. Author of Oxford University Press Key Stage 3 and GCSE English textbooks, blog and digital resources. Some TEFL experience.

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

Maria V

BA English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece (2014).

Member since 2019 Miss Maria V

Qualified and experienced Greek teacher and Native Speaker, with over 4 years' experience teaching English Language and Literature in Greece, currently teaching students in Rochester studying for their Greek GCSE. I am an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised person who is interested in challenging themselves encouraging children and young people to get involved in activities and enhancing their social and educational development. I am able to change children’s life in a way that they will build their self-esteem and improve their confidence and reach their full potential.

Subjects: English, Greek

Steve D

Qualified Teacher Status. PGCE English.

Member since 2018 Mr Steve D

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, currently Director of English at John Wallis Academy, a highly successful school; English results have improved from 42% 4+ to over 70%, and 7+ from 1% to 18%. Results and outcomes are consistently the best in school at both GCSE and A level. Teaches English Language and Literature from Key Stage 3 through to A Level across all major exam boards. Has worked as a Head of Department in two schools both of which received Outstanding grades from Ofsted. 20 years experience in a range of schools working with students of all secondary ages and abilities, as well as SEN and Gifted students. Also offers English as a Foreign Language.

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

Liz B

NPQSL (2018); PGCE (2004); BA English Literature and Language, University of Liverpool (1999).

Member since 2017 Mrs Liz B

Qualified and experienced teacher of English Language and Literature, with over 15 years' experience in academies and grammar schools. Head of English for 5 years. Specialist Leader of Education for the South Essex Teaching School Alliance. Teaches English Literature and Language from Key Stage 3 to GCSE/IGCSE and A level across all major exam boards. Previously Director at an Advertising agency in London.

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

Tayler K

PGCE Secondary English, University of Exeter (2016). Teach First TA Pilot Programme, London (2015). BA (Hons) English, University of Sussex (2014).

Member since 2018 Ms Tayler K

Qualified and experienced teacher of English, currently working at an Education charity based in London and Exam Marker for AQA in English Language GCSE. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE and IGCSE across all the major Exam Boards. Provides preparation for Scholarship and School Entrance Exams; also support for GCSE resits. SEN experience in particular with dyslexic students. Can support homeschooling. Very flexible in regards to timing and happy to offer weekend sessions

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

Stephen S

PGCE English and History, University of Wales, Bangor (1984). BA (Hons) English Literature; British and Commonwealth (1984).

Member since 2018 Mr Stephen S

A Qualified and experienced English Teacher, currently teaching at Sir Roger Manwood's School. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE and A Level, across all the major Exam Boards. A Level Examiner for Edexcel. Can offer support for 13+ and School Entrance Exams.

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

Neil C

PhD History and Philosophy of Science, University of Kent (2014). MSc Science, Communication and Society, University of Kent (2010). BA (Hons) History, University of Kent (2009).

Member since 2015 Dr Neil C

Experienced English, History, Politics and Philosophy teacher, lecturer and tutor. Teaches English and History from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and A level; Philosophy and Politics at A level; across all major Exam Boards. Provides preparation for Scholarship and School Entrance Examinations.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, History, 13+, English Language, English Literature, Philosophy, Politics, School Entrance Exams

Jess H

PGCE English (Outstanding), Canterbury Christ Church University (2016); BSc Psychology, Royal Holloway University (2015).

Member since 2019 Ms Jess H

Qualified and experienced English Language and Literature Teacher with over 5 years experience, currently Subject Leader at a local Grammar School. Key Stage 3 Exam Coordinator, creating exams, marking schemes and grade boundaries, and leads KS3 exam marking and moderation. Created in-house feedback sheets used to mark students' books on a fortnightly basis. AQA examiner for English Literature GCSE. Teaches English Language and Literature from Key Stage 3 to GCSE, and experienced in teaching A level.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, English Language, English Literature, School Entrance Exams

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