English (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and IB MYP)
History (KS3, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP and Advanced Placement)
An articulate, dedicated and innovative professional with a proven ability to teach, motivate and help all children achieve, Kate is a qualified teacher with over 6 years’ teaching experience in a variety of different contexts. Her thoughtful planning, engaging lessons and timely, constructive feedback ensures that the students she works with make exceptional progress.
Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 with a 2.1 in History, she then trained as a teacher through Teach First achieving a distinction in her PGCE. After two years in the classroom, she returned to academia, and completed a MSc in Outdoor Education, in which she also received a distinction.
As well as extensive experience within the classroom, Kate has worked as tutor for students of all ages. She has previously worked extensively with students at KS3, KS4 and KS5, helping them to hone their skills before their GCSE, A Level and IB exams, in this process, working with several different exam boards.
As a tutor, she is warm and encouraging, believing that in order for students to achieve, they must be confident in their abilities as learners. She adopts a rigorous approach to learning, using success criteria and constructive feedback to ensure that students know precisely what they need to do in order to improve, and equips them with the skills and knowledge to do this. She tailors lessons to students’ individual learning styles, and preferred ways of working, striving to make sessions enjoyable and productive.
Kate is currently working at School 21, which was recently judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. As well as heading up KS4 planning, she also runs ‘Adventure 21’, which offers all students the chance to take part in a range of adventurous activities from canoeing on the Thames, camping in Epping Forest and developing crucial skills such as resilience, independence, leadership and team work.
When not working, Kate enjoys reading, going to the theatre and mountaineering.
Kate qualified to teach English in 2009, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Canterbury Christchurch University College.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Edinburgh||MSc in Outdoor Education||2012|
|University of Edinburgh||MA (Hons) History||2008|
"Kate has taught our daughter IGCSE English Literature and English Language for almost 18 months. Kate is knowledgeable and a competent teacher. She has covered both subjects in detail. We would recommend Kate to anyone considering tutoring for IGCSE English"
Monday, 10th July 2017
Parent of online English student
"Kate is an extremely good teacher. Her lessons are very effective and she is able to cover a lot of ground in a short time while really focusing on what matters. My son enjoyed his lessons with Kate; she boosted his confidence, he could tell himself that he was progressing and he was able to understand what he needed to do to improve his grade. Kate is very efficient and organised and prepares her lessons well. Kate made some excellent slides that my son could refer to later. Thanks to Kate, my son's IGCSE English Language and English Literature results were a grade higher than those predicted prior to the tutoring."
Monday, 5th September 2016
Mother of IGCSE English student in London
"Kate has been fantastic. She helped my son so much and the work they got through together has been invaluable. I would happily recommend her to anyone."
Monday, 15th February 2016
Mother of IB History student
Kate is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Kate, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.