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ID TR14068 . Joanna Hoyle STATUS: ACTIVE

Tutor Category:Full-Time Tutor Highest Qualifications: Master
Gender: Female School Attended
GDL & LPCNottingham Law School
Age: 39
Years of Experience: 3

Rates Subjects I teach
O level- English
A level- Literature
IB / IGCSE- English Language , English Literature , Extended Essay
Diploma / Degree- Literature
Special Skills- Group Tuition


I have a relaxed demeanour but a very strong work ethic. I put considerable effort into my lesson preparation so that the tutoring sessions are valuable and enjoyable. I hope to build on the student's existing knowledge to achieve their full potential. I am of course guided by the needs of each student but, as a marker for the OCR exam board, I have an understanding of mark schemes and how to get the best results in coursework and examinations. I know how important it is for students to display an understanding of context, an awareness of critical responses and an ability to analyse language. This all sounds rather dry, but I hope that my delivery will be creative and thought-provoking. I use tailor-made exercises, plenary sessions and essay planning to hone these skills. In advance of each session, I prepare my own worksheets, quizzes, revision guides and annotated excerpts from the text to consolidate the learning process.

I strive to provide exceptional value for money and am happy to be contacted by the student out of hours and at no additional cost, with any questions. I am also happy to receive essay plans and essays by email and revert to students will full comments and suggestions for improvement.


Poetry: William Shakespeare; Robert Browning; Peter Skrzynecki; Sylvia Plath; Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage.

Drama: The Duchess of Malfi; Romeo & Juliet; Othello; A Streetcar Named Desire and Journey's End.

Novels: The Age of Innocence; The Awakening; Great Expectations; Jane Eyre; Mansfield Park; Lord of the Flies; Ethan Frome and The Handmaid's Tale.


'Hi Joanna, I just received my A level results yesterday and I got an A for lit! I really want to thank you for helping me achieve that.' Deanne 2015

'Super Amazing: Hello Miss Jo! I just wanted to thank you for all your dedication as a teacher. I have not been working with you for long but I really enjoy your lessons and I LOVE how passionate you are about literature!!' Audrey 2014

'Really appreciate your coaching and giving my daughter increased confidence to tackle poetry...she received her exams today and got an A1 for literature. Thank you.' Lorna 2014

'Last night my daughter said I think I am best at writing because I understand the passage better and faster - I have learnt a lot from the English tuition. I am really pleased with what they have achieved so far. Thank you!!' Mrs. Lee 2015

'Extremely helpful, would highly recommend' Tonita 2012

'Joanna is an extremely good teacher and delightful with it. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone requiring extra tuition from GCSE onwards. She has helped my daughter enormously and given her confidence in English. She has prepared extra work in her own time, is always punctual and has a lovely, friendly disposition. What a find!' Mari 2011


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