11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
13 Plus (English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning)
English (KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)
Jessica has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Jess has successfully tutored students for South Hampstead (chance vacancy), Channing, Francis Holland (11 +) and is currently tutoring 2 students for Latymer (11 +). She makes careful use of past papers, teaching students how to balance their time in relation to short and longer questions and the ingredients of successful creative writing, as well as how to infer meaning when answering comprehension questions. Exam practice under timed conditions at frequent intervals is crucial too. Careful assessment of individual needs, strengths and weaknesses allows all teaching to be focussed and meaningful.
Jess has over 20 years' teaching experience in top state and independent schools, most recently at Notting Hill and Ealing High School where she has taught English for the past 4 years and led the SEN Department for one year. She has also had extensive experience of marking the 11 + Consortium English paper and of interviewing 11 + candidates. She has taught English to girls and boys of all abilities from Years 7-13 in schools.
Jess has taught English Literature and Language GCSE, as well as A Level English Literature, for many years, always with outstanding results, and has an enviable bank of resources and teaching approaches. Over the past year Jess has tutored several Year 11 students for both Literature and Language, covering a wide variety of set texts and examination boards, including IGCSE.
Primary school tutoring experience has included school entrance (Channing School, Highgate School, Haberdashers School, Latymer Grammar School, St. Paul's Girls' School) as well as general primary tuition in Maths and English.
In terms of her tutoring style, Jess tailors all lessons to the individual's needs and interests, always attempting to build in clear learning goals so that the student can feel that progress is being made. In this way, her students are able to grow in confidence and to enjoy the lessons. Jess uses praise and clear targets to engage her students and is always on hand to liaise with parents about homework, reading material or any areas of weakness which need to be addressed. A baseline assessment will be given at the start of tuition to gauge each student's strengths and weaknesses and to plan a programme of lessons.
As an alumna of St. Paul's Girls' School, Jess has experience of learning in a highly academic environment and what such schools are looking for in potential students. She went on to study English Language and Literature at Manchester University, before going onto teacher training at King's College. She also has a Masters Degree from the Tavistock Centre (University of East London) and a further post-graduate diploma from the Institute of Education in the teaching and assessing of SpLD (Dyslexia).
Jess enjoys cooking, reading, travelling, spending time with her husband, two young daughters and two guinea pigs, playing the piano and singing.
Jessica qualified to teach English in 1996, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary English from King's College London.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Institute of Education||Post Graduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education||2013|
|University of East London||MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies||2005|
|Manchester University||BA (Hons) English Language and Literature||1994|
Jess has trained to mark IB English papers.
"Thank you so much for all the time and care you put in to Rupert - he got a 7 for Literature. He's debating as we speak taking Literature as an A Level. Amazing from where you started from. We can't thank you enough."
Monday, 20th January 2020
Mother of GCSE English student
"Great news! Georgia just found out she got a B in her English. She would not have done it without you and wanted me to thank you for all your help."
Monday, 20th January 2020
Mother of IGCSE English student
Jessica is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Jessica, 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.