Private Tutor

study-921885_640My personal tutoring is tailored to a young person’s needs and, working in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere; it should inspire that young person to succeed through comprehension and understanding.

Learning should be fun, interesting and engaging!

Subjects Taught

GCSE English Language and English Literature, ‘A’ level English Literature and Business Studies, Level 2 to level 5 modules within Business Studies and Literacy.  Cost: £30 per hour.

Her calming personality makes you feel completely comfortable, even when you're making mistakes. She is always encouraging and positive. Philippa, without doubt, gave my daughter self-belief and confidence as well as a far greater understanding and knowledge of English literature and language, enabling my daughter to achieve excellent grades in her GCSEs. Tracey Setchell

Listening Is Integral To Understanding

Listening is such an integral part in understanding why someone may not be succeeding to their full potential. Yes, a personal tutor needs the academic knowledge to teach proficiently but I have found it  imperative to gradually build a learner’s confidence by listening to what they have to say (and don’t say) so    they have faith in their own ability. Listening is the magic key.

“When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life.” ― Brenda Ueland (Author)

board-928392_640Helping Mature Students To Flourish


Similarly, mature students flourish in a discrete, relaxed environment. Many mature students feel daunted by returning to education; my job is to instill confidence and knowledge - it is so empowering.

Literacy and grammar can often be a major headache for even the most intelligent of people and stops us in our tracks when we are looking to forge ahead.  I can provide you with clear, uncluttered knowledge so that you too can spell, punctuate, and construct a professional letter or engaging essay.