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Subjects tutored: English entrance exams (11+, 13+ and 16+); creative writing; Years 6 – 9 English Language and Literature; IGCSE English Language, English Literature and World Literature; A Level English Literature; IB SL/HL English Literature, IB SL/HL English Language and Literature; ELAT preparation, university applications and personal statements.



BA (Hons) English Literature, MA (Distinction) and PGCE Secondary English, all from Newcastle University.

I have over 20 years’ experience teaching English at top UK independent schools (including St Paul’s Girls’ School, Charterhouse and Abingdon) and top international schools in Thailand, Dubai and China (including Dulwich College Shanghai).

I am a former Head of English at a UK independent school and an international school in China, and a former Head of Year 13 with responsibility for Oxbridge applications and university support.

I have set and examined 11+ and 13+ entrance exams for a range of independent schools, as well as marking Common Entrance. I have also examined IGCSE English Language and English Literature, A Level English Literature and IB.

Why I tutor: I tutor because I love my subject and I love helping people! I particularly enjoy helping students build their confidence and voice as a writer, enabling them to make real academic progress. I value the creative and academic challenge of creating bespoke lessons for my students which are tailored to their interests. There is a real sense of a partnership between students, their family, JK Educate and the tutor. It also means a great deal to me to keep up my international connections and to support students in countries such as China and Dubai.


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