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Personalised English Language and Literature Tuition

Are you looking for an experienced tutor to provide tuition tailored to your needs? I am a friendly private tutor offering personalised tuition to students in the Wimborne/Poole area.

I am a former university lecturer and home educator.   I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have a first class degree and a Ph.D. 

I have over twenty years of experience teaching across the entire age range, from three-year-olds to adults and from foundation stage to degree level.  I have successfully tutored students to GCSE-level in many subjects and my students have typically improved by at least one grade. I am very familiar with home education and welcome all those who maybe on a slightly alternative learning path, as well as those in school.  I have experience working with students who may struggle to concentrate or lack confidence and have had basic training in autism awareness and counselling. 


Calm and patient tuition for young people and adult learners.

Every student has potential, but sometimes lack of confidence can hinder unlocking that potential. But, with a little help, and a lot of encouragement, even the most struggling student can thrive.  I aim to provide a calm and supportive approach to learning, tailoring my approach to suit the individual student's needs.  I do not try to replicate school but offer a more personalised, one-to-one approach to learning.  I am happy to help to try and fix problem areas, or help with general understanding, as well as support those who are working towards examinations.  I am friendly, very patient,  calm and encouraging.



Personalised Guidance and Support

With so many demands on students, and ever-increasing class sizes, it’s easy to get lost or feel left behind without a little one-on-one guidance and support.  I offer private tuition for students in the Wimborne/Poole area.


Customised Lessons to Fit

I offer one-to-one hour long tuition sessions in English Language and English Literature, up to GCSE level. Tuition is available during the day and after school, by arrangement.  Tuition is charged at £30 per hour.  All tuition is currently online, due to the ongoing virus situation. 


 Get in touch today and see how I can help.


Karen is a wonderful Tutor. She is calm, kind and very encouraging which is exactly what my son needed as his confidence in English was a little shaky. He has had 3 sessions so far and already his grades are starting rise in class tests and homework. I couldn't recommend Karen highly enough.

Father of GCSE English Language and Literature Student, Ferndown


Karen is a wonderfully patient and calming tutor. She has helped my daughter grow in confidence. She plans her sessions to meet her specific needs and goes that extra mile to help

Mum of long-term tutee, maths GCSE



What a lovely person and an excellent teacher could not have asked for better

Mum to GCSE English Language and Literature student


Was able to bring out my nervous son who hated and was scared of English.

Is now more confident and can handle what school throws at him...

Mum of Year 9 student, summer English tuition


Karen is a wonderfully natural and genuine person. She is very down to earth and made my 8 year old son immediately feel at ease. She managed to connect with him easily despite him being nervous about formal tutoring and he absolutely loved the maths and science lessons he does with her. She is an intuitive and sensitive teacher - she has an inate sense of the level of learning my son can take on - and I can see him improving and his understanding of the subjects every week and his confidence growing. We feel very lucky to have found Karen and I cannot reccomend her highly enough

Mum, to home-educated boy, Wimborne

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