EDUCATION SPECIALIST

 

TUTOR

I am a highly experienced tutor, who first began one-to-one remote sessions 5 years ago - prior to their increase in popularity as a result of the pandemic. 

Creating interactive, personalised learning sessions, I focus on student progress and confidence. Subjects include: 


  • GCSE and iGCSE English Language/English Literature

  • Key Stage 3 English (11-14 years old)

  • Key Stage 5 English Language (16- 18 year olds)

  • ESOL

  • Entrance Examinations (14-16 year olds).

1 hour online session: £40

1.5 hour online session: £55

ASSESSMENT AND TEAM LEADER

Maintaining subject knowledge is vital, so I mark for multiple examination boards for GCSE, iGCSE and International AS Level.

As a Team Leader, I manage a group of examiners and help standardise the English Language GCSE and the AS International Cambridge AS General English Examination.

In summer 2021, I became an Approved Assessor for a private tuition company, providing official examination grades for those affected by the cancellation of the GCSEs due to the pandemic. This work continues today, as I assess the speaking and listening module for private entrants of the English Language GCSE.

TEACHER

Qualified in 2009, I have taught English, Drama and Media in UK and international secondary schools.


I also held several leadership roles (Head of English Language A Level and Deputy Head of GCSE English) within the English department of a state school rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED

DEPUTY EDUCATION LEAD

Currently, I freelance for The Commonwealth Education Trust,  an ed-tech NGO that provides online professional development through their digital platform, Teach2030, to teachers in under-resourced environments.


I design, develop and deliver via their LMS and/or social media:

  • online educational courses 

  • live, interactive pedagogy based workshops and post-event materials

  • newsletters

  • blogs


I am currently redesigning and relaunching their Teach2030 Ambassador programme; users are applying from lower-income countries across the world.


For a partner, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation), I co-wrote a guide on digital teacher professional development. This has been rolled out across the entire education system of Liberia.

In 2017, I also trained the national education division of Heredia, Costa Rica. 

Alex has gone above and beyond any tutor I’ve experienced. Her knowledge, professionalism, care, compassion and passion for her teaching. Alex is really encouraging and brings out the best possible for her pupil, which is what Alex did with my son Joe. We could see his confidence building as he began to truly grasp the knowledge and way forward in achieving his goal and result!
Joe worked really hard and was encouraged by Alex; he really enjoyed, connected and trusted Alex to help and support him. With her guidance, Joe excelled with his English Language and Literature.

Julie, mother of Joe, who employed Alex for two years.

I am pleased to inform you that Tahseen has received an offer from Oxford for Economics and Management. I am very pleased and grateful to the tutors who have supported him from 16 plus entrance exam, A-level journey and Oxford Application process. Special thanks and gratitude to Alex for her support on this journey.

Hannan, father of Tahseen who received an offer from Oxford

 Alex has been an absolutely excellent tutor to my daughter for GCSEs English Language and English Literature. She gave my daughter structure in her revision and her preparation, great advice and constructive feedback. Just as importantly, Alex gave her loads of confidence and belief in herself and was a calming presence when things got a bit stressful. Alex also took the time to give me weekly feedback on her progress and let me know what they had been working on and what tasks she had set her for the next week. My daughter’s results in all her recent assessments are 2 grades above where she was before she started working with Alex. I recommend her wholeheartedly!

Joanne, mother of Sasha, who achieved Level 8 in English Language and English Literature after working with Alex for less than a year. 

My already bright son has had his English grades elevated since Alex has been tutoring him.


I really like her honest, matter of fact style of teaching, and she was able to give my son tools to apply to many areas of an exam; these he was able to implement effectively the next day. 


His words: 'Mum, I'm so much more confident in English now'.


Also, Alex is a lovely lady, not pushy and very flexible.

Sara, mother of Charlie, a Year 11 student.

 

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