About 'Tutoring With Hayley'
Finding the Light in Every Student
Hayley has been teaching since 2000 and tutoring since 2009. Combining her skills as a professional performer with her love of literature and clear, methodical approaches to study, she takes the mystery out of English GCSE
and replaces it with confidence, self-esteem and enjoyment.
Hayley has a warm and humorous approach and an enlightened strategy, starting every course with each student creating individually-tailored affirmations. By unlocking mental blocks in this way, following with solid, clear tutoring, Hayley's track record typically boasts an improvement of 1-3 grades over a consistent 12-month period of regular study. She brings characters in literature to life by bringing the students into the worlds of the texts with modern-day analogies and uses unique strategies for memorising quotes, Language Techniques and a fool-proof plan that makes any essay question a breeze.
Hayley has a way of welcoming students into her online classroom that helps them feel liberated to succeed and never afraid to fail.
Hi I'm Hayley and I'm a GCSE English Language and Literature Tutor.
So I guess you'll want to know about me!
I read English Literature at De Montfort University, graduating in 2004. After 2 years as a Training Centre Co-ordinator for trade professionals, I earned my second degree in Acting at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts!
Whilst studying, I worked as a Dance, Drama and Singing Teacher for numerous private schools and then as a TA for SMART Education. Here I worked across many schools in the UK, specialising in teaching English to students with anxiety and emotional needs. I absolutely loved championing, creating and delivering courses for staff in these areas to accommodate for the growing need for the understanding of SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) in mainstream classrooms.
Alongside a successful Theatre career, including West End credits, I began a 'short-term, part-time' tutoring role with Fleet Education in 2009.
Life changed again when I married and had my gorgeous boy, Charlie, in 2015. By then, I had my feet firmly under the 'Tutoring' table and began what would be a full-time, long-standing career in tutoring English to SEMH and Gifted and Talented students - with a waiting list longer than I could manage!
With a need for more family time, yet still loving tutoring and wanting to help more students than time allowed, I decided to offer group online tutoring, bringing my classroom to the homes of those who need - and want - it.
So, here I am - making a difference to as many young minds and hearts as I can, on my mission to help alleviate some of the stress our kids deal with in approaching their GCSEs, and maybe - just maybe - helping them learn to ENJOY being successful in this subject with a tutor who genuinely cares..
12-week Textual Analysis Course
Go from nervous novice to Shakespeare scholar with this one-of-a-kind delve into the story, characters and context of exam texts.
The course includes awesome affirmations, methods of memorising and quintessential quotes, culminating in a fool-proof method of constructing a strong exam answer in English papers that you can apply to other subjects as well.
Includes access to my monitored, private Facebook group full of tips and tricks and the lessons are recorded in case you miss it.
ONE hour per week over 13 weeks (1 week's break for half term)
(£75 per hour)
6-week Intensive Textual Analysis Course
Exactly the same content as my 12-week course, but in half the time!
Includes access to
- private Facebook group
- recorded sessions
TWO hours per week
over 6 consecutive weeks.
(£75 per hour)
12-week Overview Course
Perfect for the expert who just needs a revision and round up of all the elements required for their exams.
The most able student cannot release their inner English Master with anxiety, fear and doubt holding it back.
Summarising all four English papers (Eng 1& 2 and Lang 1& 2), including
An Inspector Calls
Poetry Including Anthology
ONE hour per week over 13 weeks (1 week break for half term)
(£75 per hour)