I have many years' teaching experience, much of it in the Bath area, but plenty of English as a Second Language teaching in the U.K. and around the world, too. I've also been an examiner in English. Although I no longer teach in the mainstream sector, I am very much in touch with up to date developments and I do go into schools periodically to take a sixth form assembly or, for example, do mock university English interviews for Oxbridge students. It might interest you to know that I also take part in KS2 assemblies every week in a local primary school!
This company was founded as, when I went on my first maternity leave from full-time teaching, I found that parents and students were keen to keep in touch and, sometimes, get extra help. So the business developed from word of mouth and the students kept coming.
Some of my students have been coming to me for three or four years, where I support them alongside two exam levels; some just come for two booster sessions on two Sunday afternoons! It's tailored to your needs.
Most of my students are in full-time education so the work we do together complements that done in the classroom. Sometimes, though, students are home schooled or may be between school and university (by way of Gap Year!) but needing to get a few extra UCAS points. That's where I come in.
AND THOSE FAQS...
Where? I teach largely at my home in Bradford on Avon, but can come to you in the Bath area, West Wiltshire -- or further afield if you would like to book a longer session. At present, workshops are held in Bath, BANES more generally, West and North Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.
How much? I charge a standard fee of £25 per hour, regardless of level. For very short term students, the fee is £30 per hour, as it is for lessons at the weekend. If I travel to you, I do add on a spot of travel cost at 40p per mile. For workshops, there is a varied price structure: contact me for further details.
When? During the day throughout Monday and Wednesday, after school on Mondays, throughout Wednesday and Thursday evening and on Sunday late afternoons/evenings from 4.30 onwards. I also work at other times by special arrangement. I also run workshops for small groups of GCSE or A level students during the school holidays.
What about payment and cancellation policy?
Students pay for the term in advance and by basc only. To end tuition altogether, I do ask for two weeks' written notice of complete cessation.
*Fewer than two weeks' notice (verbal or written) of a missed lesson: full fee for the lesson.
*Holiday which does not coincide with the tutor's (that is to say, a holiday you take in term time): 50% of lesson fee.
N.B. Cancellation includes illness of the student. We usually manage to catch up with the missed lesson, though! (Although I'm less inclined to if it's simply forgotten!) BUT I cannot guarantee so to do. If you're a bit peaky and off school, you can still come to tuition if you feel up to it -- but not if you're horribly contagious, out of respect for other students: they may have an exam the next day!
How do I know when tuition starts and ends?
You'll know because I keep to local term times. If you are home schooled or an adult learner, I'll remind you when these are. Also, I'll let you well in advance if I have to be away and we'll try to re-schedule.
If you have any other questions, just contact me.