Does your child struggle with English?  Are you concerned about their English reports and grades? I can help your son or daughter to feel more engaged with the subject. I can help them to find their creative voices so they feel more able to experiment  with their creative writing. I can help them to understand poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction. One-to-one guidance outside class helps children to develop greater confidence in their abilities. 


Is your child feeling stressed about their English courses? Are you worried about their grades in English? Using successful strategies, I can help your child to improve their essay writing, literary analysis, descriptive writing, narrative writing, non-fiction writing and analysis. With guided support, I can help your child to feel more confident about their English studies. Self-belief is the key to success. 

Tutoring SERVICE


What subjects do you tutor? 

Lessons are provided for the full secondary age range.

  • Years 7-9 English

  • GCSE English Literature, GCSE English Language

  • IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE English Language, IGCSE English as a First Language, IGCSE History

  • A Level English Literature

  • IB English A: Language and Literature, IB English A: Literature

  • IB English B

What sort of tutoring is best for my child?  

Lessons are available in two formats, each designed to suit the individual needs of your child. 


  • 1-1 lessons: this option is preferable for students who need help building their confidence in English Literature or English Language. 

  • 2-1 lessons: this option provides opportunities for pair discussions and debates, and enables the cost of tutoring to be shared with another family.  

ARE LESSONS Online or face-to-facE?

Lessons are available either online or face-to-face. 

  • Online lessons: these are arranged via Zoom with an individually-generated url. To add two further levels of security, I ensure that all meetings are password-protected and have a waiting room enabled so that it is impossible to access the meeting without my consent. These measures provide three levels of security and ensure that your child is safe. 

  • Face-to-face lessons: these are held at the tutor's home. Due to Covid-19, special attention is paid to social distancing and sanitiser is provided. 

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A Level

Is your son or daughter feeling  anxious about getting into their university of choice?  Do they need extra support in their A-Level or IB English courses? With syllabus-specific training and experience teaching both programmes, I can teach your child the key skills needed to access high grades in English Literature and English Language.  I can improve their revision techniques and the ways they approach exam questions.  I can help your child to feel better prepared and more confident in reaching their true potential.

Reviews from former students

Ms. Woody skillfully filled the role of my teacher of Cambridge international AS Level English Language and Literature at Ulink College of Suzhou Industrial Park. This course was quite challenging for non-native speakers like me who came across English Literature for the first time, but Ms. Woody made it go smoothly by using well-prepared course materials with detailed annotations, patient explanation of mistakes appearing in my essays, and comprehensive review sessions before exams. Ms. Woody carefully went through all of my practice essays and talked to me about them, which enhanced my English writing skills to a large extent. Thanks to her help, I achieved the highest standard mark in China for this course in 2018, and got the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award. 




Ms. Woody River is a skilful and intuitive teacher who aided me in obtaining my GCSE English. Due to experiencing learning difficulties throughout school, I sought extra tuition. Woody fulfilled this role spectacularly. She was able to explain areas I was having difficulties with, she helped to review my essays and coursework, and she patiently explained my mistakes. She also taught me how to comprehend difficult texts and how to manage and structure my time effectively when it came to exams. Thanks to her talents and understanding, I was able to pass my GCSE English and go on to study at college and university. 


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