A Selection of Our Teachers

Louisa M

PGCE English, University of York (2000). BA (Hons) English Literature, University of York (1997).

Member since 2015 Miss Louisa M

Qualified and experienced teacher of English Language and English Literature, 15 years a classroom teacher, now a full time tutor. Teaches English from Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and A level, across all the major Exam Boards. Provides preparations for Scholarship and School Entrance Exams; also support for GCSE and IGCSE resits; also literacy and functional skills tuition for adult learners. Examiner for Cambridge IGCSE. Can support home schooling. SEN experience especially with students who have anxiety or low self-esteem.

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

Tracey S

Member since 2020 Miss Tracey S

I have over 25 years experience as a qualified teacher, working mostly at primary level, although in the last few years I have been working as a supply teacher and have worked in secondary schools also. I have also worked as an exam invigilator for GCSE exams. I have experience of teaching year 6 and being involved in assisting children to work towards SATS, both at KS1 and KS2. Additionally, I have knowledge of various phonics programmes, including letters and sounds and Read, Write Inc. and have incorporated both when teaching homeschooled children. I have helped young people who are working towards their GCSE's, in Maths, English and the Sciences and have added qualifications in Functional Skills, which allows me to teach adults Maths and English also. I have supported preparations for entrance exams at 11+ and 13+.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Study Skills, Homeschool, 11+

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

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

Marcus D

PGCE Secondary English, Leeds Trinity University. MA (Hons) English and Spanish, St Andrews University (1989).

Member since 2018 Mr Marcus D

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, with extensive Head of Department experience in both the State and Independent sectors, currently a full time tutor. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and A Level across all Exam Boards. Provides support for Scholarship and School Entrance Exams; also preparation for GCSE resits and literacy tuition for adult learners. Also teaches Spanish, History, Geography and RE to Key Stage 3. Can support Homeschooling.

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

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, English Literature, Homeschool, SATs, 11+, School Entrance Exams, English Language

Jonathan K

PGCE English, University of Newcastle (2011). BA (Hons) English, University of Teesside (2008).

Member since 2016 Mr Jonathan K

Qualified and experienced teacher of English Language and Literature, currently working as Head of Department in a North East college. Teaches GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, IGCSE and A level, across all major exam boards, also currently working as an examiner, as well as holding the role of Lead English Expert for AQA (offering training to practitioners in schools and colleges across the country on their behalf). Also holds a DfE recognised leadership qualification and has had work published on a range of educational websites.

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

Michelle G

Qualifed Teacher Status, Thames Primary Consortium (2004). BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, Teesside University (2001).

Member since 2020 Ms Michelle G

I am an enthusiastic primary school teacher, effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students. I would describe myself as highly motivated with over 10 years of experience in primary school settings working with children of various intellectual, behavioural and physical challenges. I have flair and skill in individualising instruction based on students' needs and interests. I am recognised as a detailed teacher, well-known for ensuring a safe and positive environment for learners, both reliable and dedicated with excellent interpersonal skills.

Subjects: Primary, SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, SATs

Elizabeth Y

MPh Warwick (2015). PGCE Secondary Maths, Birmingham (2008). MSc Mathematics, University of Bristol (2006).

Member since 2015 Mrs Elizabeth Y

Qualified and experienced Maths and Science teacher, currently teaching at a local school. Teaches Maths from Key Stage 2 and 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE, IB and A level; teaches Sciences through to GCSE and IGCSE. Also teaches French and English from Prep to Key Stage 3. Edexcel, AQA and Cambridge Exam Boards. Has also taught the IB, with experience in international and private schools. Offers preparation for 11+, 13+ and School Entrance Examinations.

Subjects: SEN and Learning Support, English, Maths, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, EFL or ESL, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams, Common Entrance, Further Maths, English Language, 11+

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