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Team up with other families to create a small tuition group at your home or online. Children should be of similar ages, abilities and ambitions. The tuition fee will automatically be divided equally among your group. Learn more

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Sarah B

Mrs Sarah B

English

Godalming


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, English, Maths, School Entrance Exams, Homeschool, 11+, SATs
Qualifications:
Qualified Teacher Status. BA (Hons) English with Qualified Teacher Status, University of Greenwich (2003).
Catherine S

Mrs Catherine S

English

Godalming


Subjects taught:
SEN, English, 11+, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
Dip SPLD (2007). BA English and Media, Southampton (1983).
Victoria A

Miss Victoria A

English

Godalming


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, English, EFL or ESL, School Entrance Exams, SATs, 11+
Qualifications:
TEFL UK, Level 5 Diploma including Business English (2023). BA (Hons) Primary Education, Brighton University (2012). NAMCW Nursery Management, West Kent College (1998). BTEC National Diploma in Childcare, West Kent College (1996).
Zael L

Ms Zael L

English

Godalming


Subjects taught:
SEN, English, EFL or ESL, 11+, English Language, English Literature, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE English, Canterbury Christ Church with Teach First (2016). BA (Hons) Social Anthropology, First Class, London School of Economics (2015).
Fiona E

Mrs Fiona E

English

Godalming


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, Maths, English, School Entrance Exams, 11+, Homeschool, English Literature, English Language, 13+
Qualifications:
Improving Practice through Research: Innovation in Education, PostGraduate Diploma, Warwick University (2009). Graduate Teacher Programme, Bradford College, University of Leeds (2006). BA (Hons) Theatre Film and Television, York St. John�s College.

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Why is English so important?

English underpins pupils' achievements across the curriculum, building the confidence and accuracy in communication that is vital in school and in life.

Primary English Tuition

The principle focus for teaching English in Primary School is to encourage high standards of language and literacy amongst all children. Equipping students with a variety of literature: fiction and non-fiction, and a solid grasp of the spoken and written language all comes together to increase their love of learning, especially in the English subject.

English is known as a core subject; therefore, it is compulsory for students to be taught English up until at least their GCSE or IGCE Examinations. In the Primary years, throughout Key Stages 1 and 2, children are taught to read and write through the use of phonics. Year 1 children all complete a Phonics Screening Test during the summer term to determine whether they need extra support with their reading. The Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS also entail a large quantity of English questions, particularly with reading. In addition, spelling, punctuation and grammar (also known as SPaG).

Year 7 to Year 9 English Tuition (Key Stage 3)

The principle focus for teaching English at Key Stage 3 is to embed the core skills into students before they reach Key Stage 4.

Reading fluently, writing coherently and developing a wide vocabulary are a few of those skills. Students are encouraged to read as often as possible, not just for information but also for pleasure. A range of literature is encouraged from Shakespeare to modern day texts, however, choosing literature which they enjoy in their own time, can spark a love for reading and in turn, enhance their own grammar.

Spoken language will also emerge; through reading out loud in a classroom environment to undertaking formal presentations to their peers.

GCSE and IGCSE English Literature and Language Tuition

The principle focus for teaching English at Key Stage 4 is to build upon those skills they have been practicing throughout Key Stage 3; reading, writing, grammar and spoken English.

Reading should be more challenging, with poetry becoming a main source of literature. Students will analyse various sources of literature and be able to create their own opinions and debates. Students will practise their own formal writing, in addition to their creative writing using the imagination, wide vocabulary and literary terminology.

Spoken Language is also assessed at GCSE level, students should be able to speak effectively and confidently using Standard English.

A-Level English Language and Literature Tuition

The aim of the A-Level English Language course is to develop students' interest in and enjoyment of English, through learning about its structures, functions, development and variations, and their ability to apply linguistic frameworks to a wide variety of texts, to investigate and research language use, and to express themselves with increasing confidence, accuracy and sophistication.

The aim of the A-Level English Literature course is to develop students' interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently and thus to gain a wider sense of the scope of literary study.

The cost of a English tutor in Godalming can vary depending on several factors, such as qualifications, experience, and whether Face-to-Face or Online. Private English tutors in Godalming may cost anywhere from £15 to £60 per hour. A qualified teacher in Godalming from Teachers To Your Home, will range from £17.50 per hour for online group tuition, to £50 for Face-to-Face A Level English Tuition in Godalming.

Face-to-face tuition in Godalming allows for direct interaction and personalized attention from the English tutor. It provides a more structured learning environment and can help students stay more motivated and focused. On the other hand, online tuition offers more flexibility in terms of scheduling and location. Students can access English tutoring from anywhere and online sessions can be recorded for future reference. Online tuition also tends to be more affordable and can offer a wider range of English tutors and subjects. Ultimately, the best choice depends on the individual student's needs and preferences. Younger or SEN students may benefit more from face-to-face tuition, while older students may prefer the convenience and flexibility of online tuition.

Group English tutoring provides a supportive environment where students can work together, learn from one another and engage in collaborative problem-solving. It provides students with a variety of perspectives and ideas, which can lead to a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Being in a group allows students to work together, communicate effectively, and develop teamwork skills. Group English tutoring is often less expensive than one-on-one English tutoring, making it more accessible for students who need extra help.

Not every child in Godalming needs a English tutor, but there are many scenarios where tuition will be beneficial. The obvious is if a child is not attending school for whatever reason. If they are at school, a English tutor may be needed to stop a student from falling behind, which can lead to disillusionment and behavioural issues; or to get back on track after a poor end-of-year exam result. If a specific learning difficulty or Special Educational Need (SEN) is identified, then English Tuition in Godalming can provide a vital reinforcement. For high stakes exams, such as 11+, Common Entrance (often 13+) for schools in Godalming, GCSE and A-Level or IB, tuition can provide that final boost to get over the line, the stretch to reach the top grades required for the next stage of education, or assistance with specific exam techniques that may not be taught at school.

How are Godalming schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Godalming (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Godalming primary school performance:

The Godalming area has 23 primary schools (one of the top being Busbridge CofE Aided Junior School with 30% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Leaders provide an impressive range of extra-curricular activities and encourage pupils to participate. Pupils enjoy activities such as growing and selling vegetables, playing the ukulele, learning street dance, performing magic tricks and taking part in a wide range of sporting activities. One parent noted that their child ‘has tried a range of sports he would never have attempted because he wants to represent the school, rather than win’.”

The Godalming local authority has an average of 70% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 14% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Godalming secondary school performance:

The Godalming area has 11 secondary schools (one of the top being Rodborough with 51% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The school community is a harmonious environment where pupils feel safe and are happy. The school promotes a core vision that encourages pupils to excel, develop new skills and have positive attitudes. The commitment of staff to raising pupils’ self-awareness and enhancing their personal development and welfare was clear to see throughout my visit.”

The Godalming local authority has an average of 52% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 95% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Godalming Ofsted ratings:

57% of Godalming schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 5 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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