A Harpenden-based English teacher to your home or online

Our English Tutors in Harpenden 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 Harpenden

Mrs Lily F

Qualified and experienced English Language and Literature Teacher, and Reading Specialist, with over 7 years' experience, mainly in American schools, both state and independent, most recently at a school for students with Dyslexia. Also experienced with Primary students, and in providing private English tuition in the US and the UK, including GCSE Language and Literature. Passionate about English literature, reading and writing, and committed to helping all students, especially those with learning differences, succeed in school and beyond. Teaches English Language and Literature from Primary Key Stage 2, through Key Stage 3 to GCSE and A level, also able to support undergraduates.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, English Language, English Literature, School Entrance Exams, 13+
Qualifications:
UK Qualified Teacher Status, London (2019); Orton Gillingham Certification, (Key Stage 1-4) Garside Institute for Teacher Training, Lincoln, USA (2018); MEd Learning and Teaching, Harvard University, USA (2016); Reading Specialist Certificate, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston USA (2014); BA (equivalent) English Education, Boston University, USA (2012); BA (part) English Literature and Dance, Connecticut College, USA (2009).

Mr Matthew R

I have spent the past decade teaching English at a number of state and independent secondary schools. I have experience at all levels of English teaching, with a long history of success at 11+ and 13+. I have previously been Head of Year 9 and am currently the teacher in charge of the GCSE curriculum in my current post. Over the last five years, my GCSE classes have achieved an average of 90% grades 9-7. I am driven to help students build confidence in my students, empowering them to realise their potential and as part of my current role as Head of Academic Projects at a high-achieving London independent school, I am involved in several research projects aimed at developing an approach to teaching that fosters independent learning. My goal is to inspire my students and tutees to develop a self-motivated love of learning. It’s a joy to watch them grow into self-confident, passionate English students who are driven to achieve.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, 13+, English Literature, English Language, School Entrance Exams, Common Entrance, 11+
Qualifications:
Currently studying for a PhD in English at Newcastle University. MA in English - Focus on 16th and 17th Century literature; UCL, Distinction (2021). Graduate Teacher Programme, Kent and Medway Training, Distinction (2010). BA in English Language and Literature; Oxford University (2009).

Mrs Eloyse V

Qualified and experienced teacher, currently a French and Spanish teacher at an Independent School in Esher. Teaches Maths and English from Primary and prep through to key Stage 3 and GCSE; teaches French, Portuguese and Spanish from beginners to A Level across all the major Exam Boards for children and adults. Also teaches English as a foreign language.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, 13+, School Entrance Exams, English Language, Homeschool
Qualifications:
LLB (Hons) English and French Law, University of Kent (2002).TOEFL (1993). D. E.L.F (diplôme educative de la langue francaise) levels 1 to 3 (1993).

Mrs Mandy S

Qualified English Teacher, with Head of Department experience, recently Head of Sixth Form at St George's College in Weybridge, currently an Educational Mentor and Higher Education Advisor. Teaches English Language and English Literature from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE, IGCSE and up to A level, across all the major Exam Boards. Can support preparations for School Entrance Exams and GCSE re-sits. Extensive UCAS experience.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, English Literature, English Language, 13+, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE Secondary English, Brunel University (1997). BA (Hons) English with History, Brunel University (1996).

Mr Serban A

Qualified and experienced English Teacher, Specialist Dyslexia and Literacy Practitioner, and EFL Teacher, with over 6 years' experience in Primary and Secondary schools. Offers SEN (dyslexia, literacy, ASD, ADHD) tuition and home schooling, as well as tuition for English Language and Literature from Key Stage 2 to GCSE/IGCSE. Can also help learners prepare for their 11+ in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. Enjoys thinking and planning creatively to make lessons effective and fun, and the subject matter more approachable. Tailors lessons to students' needs and interests, so that the content is relevant to their goals and the wider picture of life beyond school. Dyslexia Action Level 5 Diploma, Kingston University, London (2019). Trinity College Cert Tesol, St George International, London (2015).

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, EFL or ESL, English Language, English Literature, Homeschool, 11+, School Entrance Exams, 13+
Qualifications:
MA Writing Plays, Kingston University, London (2010). BA Journalism, University of Bucharest, Bucharest.

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How are Harpenden schools performing?

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

Harpenden primary school performance:

The Harpenden area has 20 primary schools (one of the top being The Lea Primary School and Nursery with 26% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The Lea Primary School and Nursery is a fully inclusive school that promotes the ethos of ‘every child matters’. At the heart of your work sits the school’s vision, ‘learn, enjoy, achieve’, and this permeates the work of leaders, staff and governors. Consequently, children and pupils are very positive about all their learning experiences.”

The Harpenden local authority has an average of 67% 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 13% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Harpenden secondary school performance:

The Harpenden area has 8 secondary schools (one of the top being St George's School with 83% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The headteacher, extremely well supported by senior, subject and house leaders, has successfully ensured that all staff have high expectations of themselves and others. Many students also have high expectations of themselves. This contributes significantly to outstanding teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety and attitudes to learning. As a result, St George’s is a thriving and cohesive learning community.”

The Harpenden local authority has an average of 52% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 96% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Harpenden Ofsted ratings:

76% of Harpenden schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 11 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website