This year has been tough for year 11 students, but it’s also been equally tough for current year 9 and year 10 students. We don’t know what the GCSE landscape is going to look like over the next few years. At this stage, all we know is that year 9 and 10 students have missed key months of their education and are now transitioning to the most important years of their high school journey. This is where I want to help bridge that gap by offering group tuition to year 9 and 10 students to help revise the key skills that will help them succeed at GCSE English.

Group tuition means I am able to extend my usual private tuition to a larger pool of students at a more affordable rate, and hopefully help alleviate some anxieties young people may be facing at the moment. Numbers will be capped so that groups are still fairly small so I can still offer feedback and guidance to all students.

Potential areas of study will be:

  • Approaching a new text
  • Annotating and evidence selection
  • Identifying inferred and explicit information
  • Language and rhetorical devices
  • Language analysis
  • Purpose, audience, form and context
  • Setting, plot and characterisation and its significance
  • Commenting on structure
  • Comparing and contrasting texts.


I am currently hoping to begin this on 12th May and run it through to the end of the summer term. Possible days/times are:

  • Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
  • Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm


Lessons will be online via Zoom (I know, we are all sick of Zoom, but it’s also very convenient!) used alongside a platform called Classkick.

How much?

Cost will be in the region of £8-12 per session depending on lesson duration payable in advance in 6-week blocks.

How to register?

If you are interested, please click “register here” to register your interest and select your preferences to help me finalise details of what the course structure will look like. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.