"If you are lucky enough to get Pridie as a tutor you will know that you could not find a more engaging, enthusiastic, brilliant teacher. She is so passionate about English Language and totally transformed my son`s interest in the subject. Her passion for the subject is infectious - she is fantastic!"
Who would be my tutor?
Pridie Tiernan is a fully qualified English teacher experienced in delivering outstanding teaching to children aged 11-18 years. She teaches and supports young people from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from pupils who are home-educated to those receiving specific learning support, studying English as an additional language and working towards their GCSE and A-Level Language and Literature exams.
Her fast paced, friendly and fun sessions reinvigorate the curriculum in a way that revives interest and enthuses students; rebuilding their confidence and sharpening the skills they need to dramatically improve their grades!
To find out more about Pridie's background and experience, click here.
How does tuition work?
Single tutorial sessions can be arranged, or you can book a regular slot over a longer period. Sessions are usually one hour long, although longer slots can also be booked. Pridie travels to your home and brings all the resources required. She will request the email address of your child's teacher and will contact them before the first session to check the exam board specification/curriculum schedule to ensure that the work completed in every session compliments the work being completed in school. A laptop is brought to every session so exam board specifications, past papers, mark-schemes and exemplars can be viewed at the touch of a button, along with revision websites and contextual detail relevant to the task in hand. She will also bring the appropriate textbooks and an assortment of planned activities to further support the work the student chooses to focus on in the session.
Is online tuition available?
Absolutely! All that's needed is a smart phone and a laptop. After an initial (free) introductory video call to meet with the student and discuss interests, learning style, strengths/anxieties about the subject, all tuition can take place using Google Documents and a variety of online video platforms e.g. Google Duo / Whatsapp video calls. The beauty of using Google docs is that we can work collaboratively together on pieces during the session - all my students love this and find that it's particularly helpful when understanding exactly how to complete and amend work in order to gain really strong grades!
What are the sessions like?
It is a good idea to have a look at the testimonials on the website and hear about what the sessions are like from students and parents themselves. The style of each tutorial varies according to the content to be covered. Pridie is experienced in matching student interest with the current topic and she engages each individual pupil through lively alternative approaches and weirder, wackier ways of understanding texts and learning key skills.
What do I do now?
Get in touch via the website's contact page, letting us know a little bit about the type of English tuition you are seeking. We are Bristol based so it is also helpful if you can give an indication of the area you currently live in and the time slots you would be looking for during the week. Following this, Pridie will call you to discuss your child's specific requirements in more detail so that future tutorial sessions can be carefully tailored to best suit your child's individual needs and - most importantly - their interests!
Duration of tuition?
When you first contact Pridie, it is helpful if you are able to state your desired course duration e.g. you are looking for a long-term arrangement, you need a tutor to help intensively before a trip abroad or you are looking for support ahead of forthcoming exams.
How much does it cost and how do we pay?
Sessions cost £35 per hour. Tutees usually pay per session and payment can be made either in cash or via bank transfer. We can discuss this in more detail ahead of your first session.
.Are you DBS checked and insured?
Yes. Pridie's work with schools requires that her DBS certificate is fully up to date and she carries both professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
For more information about Pridie's background and qualifications, click here.
For parent, student and colleague testimonials, click here.