Stephen Follows

English tutor

Based in
United Kingdom
Also teaches in London, Richmond, Twickenham
Stephen Follows | English tutor

Rates: See below

Make an enquiry Phone: 07815 770554

What Are You Like As A Tutor?

Whatever I'm teaching, confidence is the first thing I teach. If you feel happy doing Maths or English, then you'll learn far more - as well as having a much nicer time.

What Do You Teach?

I teach English from Key Stage 2 to sixth form and beyond, and Maths for Key Stages 2 and 3. I also prepare pupils in these subjects for 11+ entrance exams, as well as offering learning support to pupils of all ages, specialising, in particular, in essay planning and the structure and organisation of text.

What Are Your Qualifications?

I have a B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature from Oxford University (high 2:1), an M.A. in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University (Distinction) and a P.G.C.E. in Secondary English, also from Oxford Brookes University. I was also only the second person from my school to gain an A at A level for both English and Maths.

What Experience Do You Have?

I taught English in independent schools, both selective and non-selective, between 2006 and 2010, teaching across the full secondary age range, running creative writing clubs and sixth form literary societies, and organising visits by authors and actors. Before that, I taught Publishing to undergraduates at Oxford Brookes University, while simultaneously working as a Learning Support Assistant at a comprehensive school in East Oxford.

I have been working as a private tutor since 2010, teaching both English and Maths. I work for three major London agencies and teach an extremely wide range of students, from 10 year-olds preparing for the 11+ to mature students preparing to re-enter higher education. I have also worked with undergraduates on the structure and wording of their dissertations, and coach foreign students in academic English.

Tell Me Something Really Interesting About Yourself...

As well as being a teacher, I have also worked as a bookseller, run a classical record shop, and been a member of the Olivier Awards Panel for Opera. I'm also a bit of a quiz fiend: I've been series champion of both 'Mastermind' and 'University Challenge', and have more than a decade's experience setting questions for flagship Radio 4 quiz programmes, including 'Brain of Britain', 'Counterpoint' and 'Round Britain Quiz'.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered


My rates are as follows:

11+ exam £35.00/hr
A-level English £50.00/hr
Essay Writing £50.00/hr
GCSE English £45.00/hr
IGCSE Exams £45.00/hr
Key Stage 2 English £35.00/hr
Key Stage 2 Maths £35.00/hr
Key Stage 3 English £40.00/hr
Key Stage 3 Maths £40.00/hr
Proofreading £35.00/hr
University English £50.00/hr
University Entrance £50.00/hr

My rate for online (Skype) teaching is 75% of the relevant rate for face-to-face teaching.

Please note that if a booked lesson is cancelled less than 24 hours before the agreed starting time, I will charge the full fee. If a booked lesson is cancelled 24-48 hours before the agreed starting time, I will charge 50% of the agreed fee.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07815 770554

Last login: 9 years 35 weeks ago

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