Colette-Qualified, experienced, effective English teacher
  • Teach Online
    Teach Online
  • DBS Checked
    DBS Checked
  • Qualified Teacher
    Qualified Teacher
  • Bachelors Degree
    Bachelors Degree
  • 20 Years Experience
    20 Years Experience
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Qualified, experienced, effective English teacher

£45 per hour

There are few teachers who can say they have taught from age 4 - 84, with huge success across a range of subjects, but I fit that bill.I started my career as a primary school teacher, first in South Africa (Year 1) and later, after spending a year teaching English to foreign learners in Japan, as a supply teacher in the UK. However, in the UK I soon moved on to work in sixth form, initially teaching on a childcare diploma, but I was soon asked to teach GCSE and Functional Skills English to 16- 19 year olds. I love working with small children and helping with reading and speaking skills, and with older learners, GCSE is the area I really shine the most at, and I have helped many a student who previously failed GCSE English at school, to pass the subject at college. At college level I have also helped many students to write their university statements and enter prestigious universities. I love working 1:1 with learners of all ages and the enormous sense of achievement when they exceed their own expectations and achieve to their potential.

Tutoring / Teaching Experience

I taught GCSE English at a London Sixth Form for 5 years, many of my students did not speak English at home, but I have an excellent track record helping these students pass the GCSE on the most recent specification. My strength with young children is teaching phonics and reading. I have helped private second language learners to adapt to the English schooling system and have helped improve their English. I have worked with many immigrants to improve their English with students from as far afield as from China, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the middle east.

Tutoring experience:20 years

  • I am flexible

Reviews and References
5.0 (1 Reviews)
Simon (Reference)
Suitability for tutoring
Colette is an excellent teacher and tutor with a wealth of experience in education. She worked at Newham Sixth Form College for many years and was an asset to both the English GCSE and tutorial teams and enjoyed an excellent rapport with all staff and students. I would not hesitate to re-employ her.

Primary, Key Stage 3, GCSE

Primary, Key Stage 3, Adult

A-level, Adult

Qualified Teacher

Higher Diploma in Education (Junior Primary), this is a South African Qualification equivalent to a PGCE (18 years expericence)

Bachelors Degree in Further Diploma in Education (Ist)

University of Pretoria (1999)

I travel up to 10 Miles
I teach online