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I offer English tuition in West Sussex, East Grinstead. 

I am thorough and extremely patient,borne out of 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience. Therefore, I am familiar with the school English curriculum - so there is no need for your child to miss out on important school English lessons.

I am currently a teacher of English at all levels including GCSE 9-1. I am a very experienced tutor with a wide range of English skills and have examined for SATs at Key Stage 3 and for GCSE English.

Most importantly perhaps, I am a professional but caring tutor, a practising teacher and I am CRB checked.

My qualifications are: MA Oxford University (English Literature), MA UCNW ( English Language), PGCE University of Leicester, RSA Prep Cert TEFL.


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I have been learning English as a Foreign Language for the past 3 years. I have found that my English has improved, both in Speaking and Grammar. Mary has also been helpful in making suggestions regarding courses appropriate to my level at my local college. Mary takes an interest in my welfare, and I think of Mary as a friend as well as a tutor.
My daughter, Wen Pei, has started to learn English with Mary, to pick up very good pronunciation, which Mary has. She looks forward to studying with Mary and thinks of her lessons as fun, which was a lovely surprise.

 ESOL Level 2 Student


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GCSE ENGLISH 9-1 and Exam tuition

I specialise In tuition for GCSE English and consistently raise the academic performance of my students,whatever their ability.

I teach  a wide range of writing techniques, comprehension techniques and exam techniques for GCSE, Common Entrance, 11+ and Entrance Exam English.

 If you are at school or in Higher Education, and need help with your Spelling, Punctuation, Reading, Essay Structure, Academic Writing, I can help you. I have tutored students requiring support and is one of my specialist areas.
I have achieved excellent results in supporting students, improving their academic writing and improving their own literacy to a level they had not considered possible. 

I am an extremely experienced tutor in the area of phonics, having brought great improvement for students experiencing reading difficulties or whose spelling may be also affected. I teach phonics to a high level, so that even more advanced combinations of sounds can be understood. I am thorough and extremely patient,borne out of 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience.

I have experience of tutoring students both in the workplace and privately. For instance,recently I was involved in training to  improve the Writing skills of a travel writer whose language skills were preventing her from producing the high quality brochure writing, required by her company. I have also improved  the telephone and sales presentation skills of an employee in the Sales and Marketing Division of a company specialising in Banking.

I specialise in the teaching of pronunciation, as I speak with a high standard of pronunciation, and have experience in a number of areas involving the voice such as work on the telephone. I tutor pronunciation on a one to one basis, to improve this skill in native and non native speakers.


My English Tuition rates are £40 per hour



98 St Leonards Park
East Grinstead
West Sussex

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