Nils - 11 Plus, 13 Plus and English Nils – 1196


11 Plus, 13 Plus and English

Nils' biography:

Nils has 19 years’ experience of secondary school teaching. He has taught English Language and Literature at Key Stage 3 and 4, and English Literature at Key Stage 5. In his most recent teaching post at Fortismere School, Nils was the Second in Department, a position which included responsibility for Key Stage 4 English. He therefore has a vast amount of experience of teaching all aspects of secondary school English and has a track record of helping students to achieve the highest grades at GCSE and A Level. He has many years’ experience as an AQA GCSE examiner and has been consistently commended for his accuracy and efficiency of marking; he has been offered the role of Team Leader for examining.
Fortismere is an Ofsted-rated Outstanding school and one of the top-performing comprehensive schools in London (rated 9th top comprehensive school in the country by The Sunday Times in 2017). Before this he taught at Loreto College, an extremely high-achieving Catholic all-girls secondary school, and The Broxbourne School, a mixed comprehensive secondary school in Hertforshire.
Nils left his teaching post in September 2018 in order to concentrate on tutoring and to give him time to prepare focused sessions for his students. Nils has a friendly and patient approach to tutoring; he is keen to engage students in their studies through his enthusiasm for his subject but also through his knowledge and expertise in what students need to do in order to improve in the areas that they will be assessed on.
Nils studied at Stirling University where he achieved a First Class degree in English Literature. Following this, he studied for his PGCE at Cambridge University.
Nils is a keen swimmer (and has a coaching qualification for triathlon), an avid reader (obviously), and a music and comedy fan.

Nils' qualifications:

Nils qualified to teach English in 1999, and holds a PGCE from University of Cambridge.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of StirlingBA Hons English Literature1998

Recent testimonials:


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Nils is an excellent and experienced English teacher with a wealth of knowledge of various specifications and a genuine love of Literature. He has taught across the age and ability range in the English department for a number of years. He has excellent relationships with students and parents. He is well liked and respected by colleagues. He has led KS4 English successfully and understands how to secure the best results for the students he teaches. Nils enjoys A Level teaching and has taught a number of texts for English A Level Literature. He is a person of absolute integrity and leads by example. He will be an asset to your organisation. I recommend him unreservedly.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

A highly skilled teacher with a brilliant knowledge of exam specifications at GCSE and A level.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Nils is an outstanding teacher with an in-depth knowledge of the new GCSE and ALevel course. He will be an asset to your team.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

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