About Me

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others" - Japanese proverb


  • When I started teaching it was 'just a job.' I thought little of the impact I could have on the lives of others. Now, over thirty two years later, bringing the best out of people and a passion to see them learn  are what motivate me the most.

  • Born and raised in Cardiff, a graduate of Portsmouth University with a Degree in Geography, I completed my PGCE at the University of Chichester before starting my teaching career in the same city. After that I taught in Montego Bay, Jamaica and in a few different schools back in the Chichester area before working and developing my craft in two excellent schools in W. Sussex & Hampshire - one state, one private.

  • In addition, I have a TEFL Certificate, have recently completed the CELTA course in Cardiff and am a member of IATEFL. In July 2020 I completed a short course on teaching English online. Since the summer of 2017 I have been tutoring 1:1 both Primary and ESOL students.

  • This face to face interaction has provoked me to start Sharpway Tutoring, a great platform to grow this most rewarding profession.


Tutoring ethos

Good learning starts with questions

  • People learn in lots of different ways and my tutoring tries to take account of those different learning styles and needs.

  • I endeavour to constantly challenge and empower my students. Developing close but respectful relationships lays the foundation for my students being secure enough to take risks.

  • I use a range of communication strategies which include listening, observing, questioning, explaining, modelling, storytelling and coaching.

  • Assessment for learning methods are embedded into my learning culture. Questioning, discussing and analysing, along with strategic feedback, enable me to help my students move forward successfully.

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Currently online tuition only, due to Covid19.

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