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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Just a few of our English teachers in Bideford

Mr James W

An experienced and enthusiastic primary educator with experience all around the world. Most recently employed at Avanti Hall School, Exeter. Teaches across the Primary Curriculum - EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2. Offers preparation for SATs, 11+, Scholarship and School Entrance Exams. Also available for English and History tuition into KS3. SEN experience.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, History, SATs, School Entrance Exams, 11+
Qualifications:
BEd (with distinction), Brock University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2009). BA (Hons) History and Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (2008).

Mr David V

Qualified and experienced Science, Maths and English teacher, currently a full time tutor. Teaches Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE and A Level across all the major Exam Boards. Can support preparations for School Entrance Exams and GCSE re-sits. Also teaches English Language and Literature up to GCSE.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Maths, English, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, School Entrance Exams, English Literature, Further Maths, 13+
Qualifications:
MSc Chemical Engineering, University of Swansea (1990). Post Graduate Diploma, Chemical Engineering, University of London (1981). PGCE Chemistry and Science, King's College, University of London (1977). BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of London (1976).

Mrs Andrea H

I am a fully qualified English, maths, ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and SEN teacher who works for a bespoke college for students with complex and multiple special educational needs, delivering Functional Skills and GCSEs in both English and maths. The majority of these students have an EHCP plan so all my lessons are differentiated and individualised for teaching methods, styles and learning aims to help them learn and progress in all aspects of college life. Before this I was a Work Based Learning Tutor at Cornwall College teaching both Functional Skills and GCSE in both English and maths. I also privately teach English Language, English Literature and maths from Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 through to GCSE and IGCSE across all major exam boards. I have several years experience in providing preparation for SATs, 11+ and School Entrance Exams; support for GCSE, IGCSE resits; also literacy, numeracy and Functional Skills for primary through to adult learners to include. SEN Diploma - Plymouth Uni

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, Maths, English, EFL or ESL, School Entrance Exams, Common Entrance, 11+, English Language, English Literature, 13+
Qualifications:
QTLS, Institute for Learning (2009). PGCE, Plymouth University (2006). Level 5 Diplomas in English, Maths and Special Educational Needs (2007-2009) TESOL Certificate (Trinity) - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (2010) Enhancement Certificate in Understanding Autism (2017) Enhancement Certificate in Understanding Dyslexia (2017) Creative Writing Diploma (2020)

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

Mrs Kate A

Qualified and experienced English teacher, teaching English Language from Primary and Prep through to GCSE and IGCSE ( including homeschooling experience). A Dyslexia and ESL specialist, Pre- pandemic work included F2F individual and small group work in school with years 5/6 on reading and SPaG. Currently working online with primary school children requiring special or extra support and pre-GCSE secondary school pupils needing extra assistance, study skills and exam techniques. Supports GCSE resits, literacy and functional skills for older teens and adult learners at college. Currently also working with foreign students on conversation skills, and until recently engaged extensively in IELTS preparation for medical staff.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, EFL or ESL, English Literature, Study Skills, 11+, School Entrance Exams, 13+, English Language, SATs
Qualifications:
Certificate of Education, MEd. Literacy Specialist, ESOL Specialist, CELTA. Post Graduate Certificate In SpLD (dyslexia). Post Graduate level 7 qualification in Assessing for Access Arrangements (GCSE) Currently completing Level 7 post-graduate qualification in Diagnostic Assessment ((SpLD).

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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