A Bideford-based English teacher to your home or online

Our English Tutors in Bideford are all fully-qualified teachers, who also offer their skills as high-quality home tutors. All are subject-specialists, professional, reliable, and are up-to-date with Examination Boards and the current demands of a changing curriculum. Lessons are taught at your home or online and are scheduled at your convenience; whether weekdays, evenings or weekends.

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Many parents get frustrated by poor quality, unqualified tutors. That’s why all 18,000+ of our UK tutors are qualified schoolteachers – so you know they are trained to teach children, safe, and experienced at teaching the latest curriculum at a high-quality.

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You don’t need to scroll through pages of irrelevant and often unavailable tutors with our service. Just fill in our simple form or have a quick phone call and, within 24 hours, we will send you a shortlist of available, suitable teachers in your area.

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You can be safe in the knowledge that if you are unhappy with your first lesson (this is rare, but we understand that sometimes the fit isn’t quite right), we will not charge you for the lesson, and we will look to find you another high-quality teacher.

Just a few of our English teachers in Bideford

Miss Sarah W

I am a qualified and experienced secondary English teacher and have been working in education for 5 years. I have experience of teaching students in KS2 to KS5 English literature and language and have helped students of all abilities as well as SEN. At the moment, I am a full time private 1:1 and group tutor with 5 star feedback from all the families I work with. I tutor online through Zoom as I feel this is the best platform to deliver effective and fun lessons. My style is to find gaps in students knowledge and fill them in order to help them reach their full potential. But I don't teach to exam (unless it's asked for). Lessons with me are relevant, engaging and bespoke.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
SCITT, Thamesmead School (2018) Outstanding teacher status. PGCE Secondary English, Roehampton University (2018). BA (Hons) English literature and language 2:1 (69%) (2014).

Miss Francesca T

I am a qualified teacher of performing arts within education with eleven years of experience in both state and international secondary schools in the UK and Asia. I am skilled in curriculum design and delivery for GCSE, BTEC, A-Level and IB dance courses, as well as drama and music education at KS3 and 4, including GCSE and BTEC. I also have four years of experience in teaching Maths and English from KS1 - 4 as part of my regular supply teaching work at both primary and secondary levels.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, Maths
Qualifications:
Post Graduate Certificate, Secondary Dance Education, University of Exeter. BA (Hons) Dance Studies, Middlesex University. RAD, ISTD and ABRSM qualifications in dance and music, including music theory.

Miss Julie S

Qualified and experienced Primary Teacher, currently working full time as a tutor. Teaches across the primary age range and Key Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4. Provides preparation for SATS, 11+ and School Entrance Examinations. Also teaches English Language, English Literature to KS4 , Maths to Key Stage 3 and functional skills level. Significant SEN teaching experience.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, 11+, SATs
Qualifications:
Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2005). BA (Hons) English Language and History, Exeter University (2002).

Mr Anthony P

I have a passion for education and learning, and for English and History. I am very self-motivated, well organised, excellent at timekeeping, driven to achieve my goals and ambitions, support students to achieve theirs and engage with my own CPD. I have experience of teaching and supporting a diverse range of students, and experience of teaching in different educational settings. As part of my PGCE, I worked at City College Plymouth teaching Functional Skills and GCSE English to young adults and mature learners. Since then I have taught KS3 and KS4 English as a Supply Teacher, have worked as a Personal Tutor to a GCSE student and have taught EAL students at the Europa Summer School, the Meridian School and at Mercator. Since January 2020 I have been employed by Cornwall College to teach GCSE and Functional Skills English at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. I firmly believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to succede and that all educational environments be a safe place.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, History, EFL or ESL, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training) Plymouth University (2018). MRes History, Plymouth University (2016). BA (Hons) History, Plymouth University (2013).

Mrs Laura S

I'm an experienced and qualified English teacher at a leading prep school with decades of experience in building students' confidence to gain scholarships and pass Common Entrance through proven tried and tested methods and exam materials. I specialise in helping students gain good GCSE results and in coaching for Common Entrance/scholarship exams. I specialise in teaching children who struggle with creative writing (especially under exam conditions) and I have developed my own teaching methods which inspire even the most reluctant child to learn. Most of my students find themselves top of their class in a short time and almost all get top grades or a scholarship to their chosen schools.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, English Language, English Literature, 11+, 13+, Common Entrance, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE, University of Roehampton (2008). MA English Language and Literature, Oxford University (2000). BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, Oxford University (1999).

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How are Bideford schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Bideford (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Bideford primary school performance:

The Bideford area has 15 primary schools (one of the top being Appledore School with 21% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The progress most pupils in school are now making in reading, writing and mathematics is good.”

The Bideford local authority has an average of 64% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 9% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Bideford secondary school performance:

The Bideford area has 2 secondary schools (one of the top being Bideford College with 30% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Year 11 pupils’ attainment and progress in 2018 were well below the national average. The progress of current pupils is significantly better.”

The Bideford local authority has an average of 42% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 95% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Bideford Ofsted ratings:

80% of Bideford schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 1 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website