David (English)

For over nine years I have been teaching English, Literacy and Reading from my own home. I have an Honours Degree in English Language BA (Hons).

My aim is to help each student reach their potential through individually tailored lessons designed to
 make learning enjoyable. 
I have a strong
belief that for people of all ages learning can be fun, and if you relish the process, you are much more likely to learn something!

Lessons include the use of several workbooks, learning diagrams, reading books and learning games. For younger students there are rewards ranging from stickers to special prizes for the hardest workers!

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I also believe that a hugely understated part of any teachers role is to give a student confidence, as when belief is established, the student's results tend to rapidly improve as well. 
Therefore my extremely enthusiastic approach to tutoring is vital in building a students confidence and them skyrocketing upwards in levels.

There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing a student achieve what they set out to do, be it a particular grade they need to obtain or a skill they need to develop.

Exam Results

What makes this job truly enjoyable for me is to be able to teach students of every age group at all levels. This variation keeps the job interesting and I pride myself in my students getting exceptional results no matter how old they are or which particular exams they are taking. 


Here are some of my student's recent achievements in major exams:

Year 6 SATS

(Grade on the left is the student's grade before lesson one, grade on the right is the confirmed SATS result)

Year 6 SATS (2017)
1 student from below expectations ----> above expectations

2 students from below expectations ----> expected standard

1 student from expected standard ----> above expectations

1 student from expected standard ----> expected standard

Year 6 SATS (2016)
1 student from below expectations ----> above expectations

2 students from below expectations ----> expected standard

3 students from expected standard ----> above expectations

1 student from expected standard ----> expected standard

GCSE English

(Grade on the left is the student's grade before lesson one, grade on the right is the confirmed GCSE result)

GCSE English (2017)
1 student from a 3 (D) -----> 6 (B+/A-)
1 student from a 4 (C) ----> 7 (A) 
1 student from a 3 (D) ----> 4 (C)
1 student from a 1 (F) ----> 3 (D)

GCSE English (2016)
1 student from a U ----> B
1 student from an E -----> B
 1 student from a D ----> C
1 student from a C -----> A*

GCSE English (2015)
1 student from a U ----> C
2 students from an E -----> B
1 student from an E ----> C
1 student from a D ----> A*
1 student from a D -----> B
2 students from a D ----> C
1 student from a C ----> A*
1 student from a C ----> A
1 student from a C ----> B

GCSE English (2014)
4 Students from a D ----> C
3 Students from a D ----> B
2 Students from a D ----> A
1 student from a C ----> B

Heckmondwike Grammar Entrance Tests

10 students passed
3 students failed
76.9% pass rate

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

8 students passed on their first attempt
1 students passed on their second attempt
0 students failed
100% pass rate

I own an Enhanced DBS (CRB) which is clear.

David's English lessons are £30 per hour.

To contact David please click here.