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About

Discover your potential

Welcome to Practice Genie where we make learning fun with tailor-made English lessons and small group reading book clubs. 

Our teachers vary in experiences, personalities and qualifications to accommodate different learning styles, interests and skills.

With our carefully selected teachers, we strive to bring you a safe, fun and stimulating learning environment. Our aim is to instil confidence and competence in you and your children, so that after each lesson, you leave with a sense of personal achievement and pride.

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Meet our teachers

Kimberley

"I am a creative, fun and inspiring Primary School teacher with a passion for personalised learning. As a Literature and Language degree holder, I have a great passion for creative strategies and approaches to delivering learning for children. With my up to date knowledge of the New National Curriculum I am able to plan and create exciting and interesting lessons for children in both KS1 and 2. All primary level subjects are covered."

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Roxy

Roxane, better known as Roxy (it rhymes with more adjectives!), grew up in Oxford and London. For as long as she can remember, English has always been her favourite subject, not least thanks to her amazing primary teachers. A firm believer that children develop their love of learning through play, Roxy's unique teaching style, combining interactive activities, colourful digital worksheets, creative writing, reading and games, brings out the best in the children she takes on, from as young as 3 years of age. 

Emma

"Hello, I've been an English teacher for 25 years now.  I teach GCSE English Language and Literature and A level Literature so am used to much older students - however I believe that the greatest gift we can give children is a love of reading and that if you are lucky enough to get hooked on this early then it lays the foundations for later life. 

 

I greatly enjoy working with children in book clubs, the shared experience of enjoying a novel together and making links or contrasts between texts over time helps provide a bigger picture of writing styles and authorial intent.  Quite simply, it is fun. And that is what reading should be."

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Mia

" I have been teaching since 2005. It has been said that teaching is a vocation rather than an occupation and I agree. A good teacher can make such a difference in the life and future of a child.

I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to make learning an exciting and enjoyable experience for every child. I want coming to school to be something that children look forward to because they can’t wait to see what learning adventures they will be going on. I love what I do and I hope that in a small way, I do make a positive difference."

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Chloe

"My name is Chloe, and I am currently working as a Secondary School teacher in Yorkshire. I have been teaching for 4 years, and prior to this I worked running small group interventions in Maths and English in Primary and Secondary Schools.

I can teach a range of subjects, including Maths, English, Science and Geography, to ages 5-adult. I really enjoy teaching as I love working with children- I also run a Brownie Unit where we meet weekly and do lots of games and crafts.

From my experience teaching and tutoring, I also understand how important it is to create a safe space where students can feel comfortable making mistakes and can take control of their own understanding and learning."

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Caroline

"I'm Caroline and I live in London. I’m qualified with a degree in English, CELTA and TKT in teaching Young Learners.

 

I'm originally from Cumbria, England's Lake District. I love travelling, relaxing with friends, going on walks in the countryside and visiting museums. I enjoy teaching English and meeting people from so many different countries!"

Belinda

Belinda joins us with many years experience of teaching children English as an additional language and the English National Curriculum in a prestigious International school in southern Spain. She has a BSc (Hons), earned a distinction for her MEd Bilingualism in Education thesis, and specialises in helping children develop the language needed for academic success.

She brings an engaging, enthusiastic and topic-related approach to her lessons to inspire young learners to have fun learning, to stimulate their curiosity and reach their unique potential. Belinda has a passion for teaching phonics and the benefits it gives in enabling correct English pronunciation and in improving children’s reading and writing skills.

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Katherine

"My name is Katherine. I live and work just outside of Oxford, where I enjoy walking with my dog in the countryside. I have been a primary school teacher for 17 years. I currently teach Year 6 and I am a literacy leader. I have a passion for teaching English and history. I love sharing stories with children and helping them to discover new favourite books.

I believe that reading is the most crucial skill that children can learn. I strive to help children enjoy reading for pleasure and to become lifelong readers. In my classroom I use stories to inspire writing across the curriculum and for drama work. I love working with small groups of children and watching them grow and progress."

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Emma

"My name is Emma and I have a BEd Honours degree in Primary Education. I live with my two children who are 13 and 17, our Golden Retriever and two cats. As a family we love to go out and about, spending quality family time together.

I have loved being a class teacher and have been very fortunate to work in an outstanding independent Prep School for the past 24 years. During Lockdown I was able to provide an extensive online programme that enabled children to continue with their education. This involved catering to individual needs and adapting my teaching strategies accordingly. 

As a class teacher, I have extensive experience in educating children from Early Years to Year 2. I also have experience in supporting children with their SAT’s in Years 2 and 6 and also in preparing them for their 11+ exams. My ethos has always been that happy children will learn and thrive and I strive to make quality learning fun whether it be face to face or online. Enthusiasm, empathy and a sense of humour is key to my provision and I ensure all children enjoy their learning. I also have experience in educating children with SEND. As a parent of an SEND child myself, I have great empathy and the awareness that is required to help not only the children but supporting parents as well."

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Jack

"I’m Jack and I’ve been teaching History and Politics for seven years in schools in the UK, Switzerland and Asia. I’m passionate about all periods of History and have always loved the subject.  I studied it throughout school and university and love how you can relate past events to the present day.

I enjoy travelling and history usually plays a part in family trips! I also love to read which is lucky as there are so many wonderful history books to enjoy.

My classes are full of lively debate and discussion as having opinions is a key part of the subject.

History should also be fun!"

Eve

"Hi, I’m Eve! Having recently completed my A-Levels in English Literature, Spanish and Sociology with three A* grades, I am currently focussing on work and further education before I start at university in 2022. 

 

Setting up study groups, one-on-one tutoring, and completing an EPQ on representation in UK English curricula have all allowed me to embrace my love of teaching and learning simultaneously. 

 

Working as a playworker at holiday day camps and nannying have given me the opportunity to plan and lead guided reading and craft activities with individual children as well as groups, and my approach to teaching early-years English is centered around discussion and creativity with a gradual incorporation of higher-level literary concepts. 

 

I firmly believe that imagination is integral to learning, and am passionate about encouraging a lifelong love of reading and writing through engaging storytelling."

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Robbie

“I’m Robbie! I recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class degree in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences. I specialise in the human sciences, such as: sociology, psychology and biology. I am also a comedian and freelance writer, alongside tutoring! 
 

I am passionate about education, particularly its ability to promote critical thinking and positive social outcomes for young people. My goal is to make learning fun, whilst getting kids to engage with complex ideas. My background in psychology also means I am able to help children with additional learning needs.“

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Alex

"I am a dedicated, creative and innovative teacher with over 8 years experience working in primary education. I am currently  a Y3 class teacher at one of leading independent schools in South London.

 

I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to generate excitement and passion for learning in students. A key focus of my career is helping students reach their potential, which I work towards by genuinely valuing the individual when teaching. I encourage pupils to be reflective learners and further their learning by observing, questioning, and investigating, maintaining a high level of engagement. I use a range of fun teaching approaches and have found that this has led to many positive student outcomes, creating motivated learners and marked results. My greatest joy is watching students succeed and unlock their own potential."

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Kay

“My name is Kay and I am a Science teacher at a top UK grammar school.  I teach all Sciences at Key Stage levels 3 and 4 which means that I have a thorough understanding of the National Curriculum and GCSE syllabus.  Further to this, I also teach Biology at Key Stage 5 which is Advance Level. 

 

I obtained my undergraduate and postgraduate Science qualifications from the University College London, after which I embarked on a career in Biotechnology before joining the teaching profession. I am passionate about both my subject and education which makes teaching an absolute joy for me and I hope to encourage and nurture this love for learning and Science in all my students as I prepare them for their future.”

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Melissa

Melissa is a passionate and experienced secondary school Teacher. Her specialist areas are KS3 and KS4 English, but she also has experience of teaching KS2 English and loves teaching a wide range of ages.

 

Melissa's love of reading and writing started from a very young age but was cemented in secondary school, where her English teachers brought books to life through drama, discussion, fun and games, and from then she didn't look back: studying English Literature and Drama at A Level and going on to study English and Media at University.

 

Melissa absolutely loves reading and is part of an adult book club herself, reading a book a month and coming together with friends to discuss it. As well as reading, Melissa loves films, the theatre and exploring new places with her family.

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Anthony

Hello, my name is Anthony and I've been qualified as an English teacher since 2006 and a Senior Examiner for a major exam board. I believe that all students should be able to access good quality texts, and that teachers play an integral role in allowing students to develop the tools necessary to appreciate good literature and to use this as a springboard for their own creativity.

 

At the same time, developing core skills is crucial to success in life, and I maintain a strong focus on developing literacy and oracy. I have taught students at the very earliest stages of learning English, and have seen how putting together the building blocks of language has allowed them to excel in their programmes of study and go on to study at the very highest levels. 

 

I was an Assistant Principal in a 16-19 Sixth Form until December 2022, taking responsibility for Careers, Support Services and the UCAS process amongst other duties, before leaving to relocate to the north of England (where I'm originally from). I currently tutor a range of students from ages 11-19, mostly in English Language/Literature, but also in preparation for Oxbridge exams and developing key critical thinking skills. I've really appreciated going back to working so closely with students as this is where my passion lies.

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Lucy

Lucy has over ten years of professional experience, and has taught secondary English at independent schools in both the north and south of the UK all the way up to Oxbridge standard.

 

She is passionate about sharing her love of literature with young people of all ages, and is never happier than when curled up with a good novel and a hot chocolate! She hopes she can pass on this lifelong love of books to the next generation of readers.


In her leisure time, she enjoys travel and the outdoors, and enjoys planning and undertaking long walks in the countryside with her spaniel, Bonnie. When not reading someone else’s writing, she is working on writing her own novel about the first year of motherhood.

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Louise

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less".

I am a kind, compassionate and caring teacher. I am patient and professional and will help you achieve your educational goals. I make my lessons interesting and fun so students are engaged and want to learn. I cater my lessons to the individual needs of each student and I am always open to feedback from my students to make sure they have the best learning experience possible. 

I have 10 years experience teaching secondary science and I have 2 years online teaching experience teaching science to students aged 6-18.  I have a BSc(HONS) Biological Sciences with Biomedicine from Lancaster University, a PGCE in Secondary Science Education from Sunderland University, and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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Liz

"My name is Liz and I have enjoyed teaching since 1994.  I studied English and Music at Uni before undergoing teacher training at Reading and qualifying to teach all subjects across the primary range. Over the years I have taught in several different UK schools and have taught children of every age between two and eleven.Since 2020 I have been teaching English and Music online and I have realised just how much I enjoy working one-to-one with pupils, following individual interests and aspirations.  

My online teaching has varied between IELTS exam preparation and supporting very young children and those with special needs. I enjoy finding personalised resources such as online picture books, comedy, rhymes, news articles and songs that inspire and entertain as well as listening to my own teenage children who keep me up to date! As part of my English degree I studied the origins of words and I love looking for patterns in grammar and spelling, as well as connections with other languages."

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Lynn

"I started teaching in 1996 as a Teacher of English before I became a Head of Drama in 2003. I enjoy my work now as much as I did when I first started out. My teaching role also allowed me to offer support as a pastoral counsellor, and this still helps to inform my own pedagogy, supporting learners who may feel anxious, or not feeling they are meeting their potential, for any number of reasons. Confidence and an enjoyment of learning is key. My teaching approach holds this principle at its core. I have a strong record of results that support this, across the ability spectrum.

With my BA (Hons) in Drama (with English Literature as my second subject), my PGCE in English (UWE) and my MA Creative Writing (Dist) TEES I am well placed to guide, encourage and tutor learners and students from across the age range and across my specialist subjects (English Language, Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies)."

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Nicole

"My name is Nicole and I come from Cornwall in Great Britain. I have a First Class Honours Degree in English with Creative Writing and, as this may suggest, my favourite things to do are to read books and to write stories and poetry. I am in the process of writing a novel in my spare time, which is set to be published in early 2023. When I am not reading books, writing stories or teaching, I can be found walking the British coastline as I love hiking, camping and stunning seascape vistas.

 

I spent 1 year teaching in Thailand, where I was responsible for a class of 24 and I taught them English, maths, science, phonics, art, P.E and moral education. That year was absolutely magical for me and it was during this time that I realised I wanted to be a teacher for the rest of my life.

 

After falling in love with teaching, I decided to return to the UK and begin tutoring online so that I could keep doing what I love the most in the world, and I have been doing so since March 2020. Online teaching platforms are wonderfully inclusive and universal and I absolutely love being able to connect with students from all over the world."

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Sharn

“Hello. My name’s Sharn. I’ve been teaching English as a Foreign Language for 25 years. I’ve lived and worked in the Czech Republic, Italy, Indonesia and England. I hold CELTA and DELTA qualifications in teaching English as a Foreign Language, and a BSc and MA in Applied Linguistics. 
 

I work with children, teenagers and adults online and face-to-face. My classes are tailor-made to each student’s needs and interests. I’m currently teaching courses in Cambridge exam preparation, Academic English, English for Medical Researchers, Children’s Literature and General English. I also run teaching & language refresher courses for non-native English teachers working in Primary and Secondary education. 
 

I currently live in Oxford, England, with my teenage daughter and two cats. In my spare time I write, draw and read. I believe every good teacher never stops learning and, at present, I am taking courses in Law and French.”

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Elizabeth

"I qualified as a teacher in 2011 and have taught in primary schools for the past 12 years. I have a vast knowledge of the Primary Curriculum and have taught from Nursery up to year 6. I provide all primary subjects tuition to children aged 3 and over. This includes handwriting, phonics and supporting children through the KS1 phonics check, KS1/KS2 SATS and preparation for the 11+ exam.

I became very familiar with online teaching during the pandemic and have found it a very successful platform which supports children's engagement and progress. I feel that tutoring can be a really positive tool to encourage a pupil to unlock their potential. I aim to make my sessions personalised to your child's needs and to also create an environment where the pupil feels comfortable enough to challenge themselves and realise their potential. As much as possible I like to include games and creative ideas to engage her pupils and get the most out of the experience. Above all of this, the most important thing for me when I run sessions is for my students to gain confidence, believe in themselves and their abilities and to take risks and get out of their comfort zones. I love being outdoors, sewing, animals and roller skating."




 

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Ella

“Hello my name is Ella. I am English, I live by the sea in the UK. I have been an English Tutor for over two years and have taught students with very varied levels of ability. I have always loved to see my wonderful students progress and grow in confidence with English, wherever they began from!
 

I did an English with Creative Writing Degree at Falmouth University. For my degree I mostly read a lot and wrote a lot, these are two of my favourite things! For part of my degree I studied children’s books, which can be so fun and a great way for children to learn about the world.
 

I have also completed a course on phonics and grammar, which helped me better understand how to teach all of the many magical mysteries of the English language. I wrote my first novel by the time I was eighteen and still love to write in my spare time today. I have two children, as a family we have a passion for books and love to read together.
 

I have always found tutoring very rewarding and inspirational. I look forward to meeting you!”

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Devina

"My name is Devina and I am a maths teacher at one of the top independent schools in London.

After completing a masters in Medical Engineering (University of London) and a PhD (University of Manchester), teaching seemed the next logical step...!

​Since training with “Researchers in Schools” graduate programme, I have  have worked across key stages 3 – 5. My strengths lie in my ability to seamlessly transition between teaching styles to maximise student progress."

 

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Andie

"Hello, all! 

My name is Andie and I have always loved reading! Yes, I will read just about anything but do love classics in particular. I have also been teaching English in top independent UK schools for over 20 years, which has meant that I have been lucky enough to bring together my two great passions: reading and talking about books with my students. Reading a book is like taking a journey into your own universe and everyone will see something unique and valuable along her or his special journey. So do come along - can’t wait to meet you!"

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Harry

"After graduating with 1st Class honours from Bristol University, I pursued my passion for English by training as a secondary school English teacher.  Renaissance drama, modernism, and detective fiction are among my specialties.
 

I am an active Lower 6th Tutor and an Oxbridge Coordinator at a leading private secondary school in London, as well as the MAT and Academic Enrichment Coordinator.
 

Sharing my passion for books and language with the rest of the world. I'm on a quest to stimulate minds through English teaching, from Renaissance play to modernism."

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Natasha

"Hi! I'm Natasha and I'm studying a journalism masters in London. I have a First Class MA in History and French from the University of Edinburgh, with Distinction in Spoken French. I specialise in tutoring French, English, German and History.

I enjoy adapting my sessions to the individual pupil and have worked with students who benefit from a range of different approaches to the same topics.
 My love for languages has taken me to lots of exciting places, and in the past I've enjoyed sharing my enthusiasm for language learning with pupils in a way that motivates them to tackle those difficult early stages of foreign languages.  I equally apply the analytical and logical skills learned during my academic experience to my sessions. 

In my spare time I'm often found up a mountain or outdoor swimming, and I try to bring that sense of adventure to the classroom."

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Pete

"My name is Pete, I currently live in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England with my wife and 3 young children. I am a fully-qualified primary school teacher with over eight years’ experience teaching in schools in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. I have experience teaching in both KS1 and KS2 as well as preparation for 11+ exams. In addition to this, I am a CELTA qualified teacher and have experience teaching English as an additional language to all levels and ages as well as experience in exam preparation (IELTS, TOEFL).

I believe in creating an engaging, enriching and motivating learning environment and achieve this through my extensive knowledge of online teaching systems and
technology as well as through the exciting and enriching resources I design to support and develop learning. I have a deep-knowledge of effective and meaningful questioning to support, consolidate and
extend understanding, which lends itself perfectly to teaching online and this forms a key part of my teaching style. I am a keen reader and enjoy incorporating my knowledge of exciting, targeted and age-
appropriate texts and my use of questioning to develop comprehension, whilst teaching and extending vocabulary in a meaningful and contextual format. I am keen to meet and teach you either 1-2-1 or as
part of a group!"

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Isabelle

"I  am a native speaker from Paris with 21 years of experience in teaching French.  After a career in investment banking I have decided to change and work in Education. I am working as a French language specialist in 2 very popular schools in Beckenham .

I am currently tutoring students from Westminster School, Bromley High, St Olave`s Grammar School and LPBS but I have also tutored in the past students from Newstead Wood, LPGS, Hayes, Buller`s Wood and Tonbridge Boarding School, Sevenoaks High School, Whitgift Independent School, Eltham College, and Dulwich College.
Teaching has become my passion and I love seeing the progress of my students. I am very proud to say that the majority achieve a good grade in their exam.I also tutor adults from all age and all level. (from complete beginners to advanced)Conversation only tuitions are available too.  

I am well familiar with all exam boards AQA and Edexcel as well as IGCSE (Edexcel & Cambridge) and The Challenge Exam for Scholarship at Westminster School.I use a wide range of teaching methods and I have access to wide range of languages websites I can provide help and practice with year 13`s Individual Research Project". 

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Ceri-Ann

"I am a fully qualified primary school teacher with nearly 10 years experience. I strive to nurture creativity, independence and excellence in every child. 
 

My enthusiastic, patient and hands on approach enables children I teach to engage in a fun and meaningful way to rich and varied texts presented to them. 
 

My teaching philosophy is based on the development of every child, through building independence, self-confidence, and a thirst for learning.  I believe that children learn through first hand experiences and stimulating environments, which make the learning personal and relevant to each individual. 
 

My passion for reading and literature enables me to enthusiastically engage learners as we explore and grow together."

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Rebecca

"Hello!
 

I am an experienced private tutor and secondary school teacher. My subjects are English, EAL and drama.   I teach from KS3 - KS5 as well as 1:1 online tuition.

 

Having taught students from some of the top private schools as well as state schools, I feel I am in a good position to cater for all needs, levels and abilities.

My lessons are creative, interactive and fun, always putting the learner as the focus.

 

I have excellent feedback and success in raising attainment of students and am enthusiastic, friendly and sensitive with a good sense of humour!

 

In my spare time,I like to keep fit and go running.  I am also an avid reader and read everything from poetry, drama, fiction, and creative nonfiction."
 

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How It Works

Individual Lessons

One-to-one personalised lessons ensure learning is appropriately paced, varied and challenging. Undivided attention and focus creates more trust and instils greater confidence in each child.

 Reading Book Clubs

Weekly group sessions encourage deeper engagement with stories and critical thinking.  Join a social community where children enjoy feeling safe to talk, ask questions, and interact with other children.

What Happy
Students &
Parents Say

"小孩的英文成绩一直不差,在中上程度,可是从90分再往上到95分甚至满分,极具挑战性。

作为家长,希望写作课不止为短期提升能力,也是为了之后中学考试而奠基础,这也是撰文推荐 Elizabeth老师的原因,她的教学方式比较像扎实的文学写作要求,一字一句的琢磨,不同一般市面上的英文写作课,着重在模板练习和背诵套用好词佳句。"

-Ashley

 

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