Macbeth, while others need sustained help reading the text and analysing it for meaning. As students get closer to taking their exams, I guide them through specimen papers, and we work on exam technique.I teach using practical writing exercises, plus reading and analysing literature extracts, encouraging students to try things out and gain valuable experiential knowledge. This builds confidence and helps them to take ownership of their work. It’s a great way of consolidating their learning.The best part of my job is when students start to relax and begin to trust their own knowledge and skills. I have had students gain excellent passes at GCSE, two grades higher than expected.
What is the most important part of what you do? Seeing students make consistent progress each week, reach their goals and feel more confi dent about their learning.It’s about fi nding out what each student needs to help them to succeed and achieve their aims.
Where do you want to take your business in the future? I run creative writing workshops for adults and would like to be doing more of this for children.