About Me

Sarina Mann BA MSc

I enjoy tutoring English because it’s an essential skill for everyone. A skill, that not only enables students to do well in their GCSE exams, but a life-skill that empowers them to communicate, understand and engage with the world effectively. With a passion for tutoring English and a clear, logical teaching style, my students see results.

Quality Tuition

Educated up to Masters Degree and trained as a tutor at university, I ensure my lessons are of a high standard. I view myself as a life-long learner, always striving to improve my qualities as a tutor.

I communicate well with parents to deal with any issues that may arise during tuition. I also familiarise myself with my tutee’s school website to keep up to date with news from the English Department. I know the syllabus and exams well for all main education boards (AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas and OCR).

My Tutoring Approach

01

Listen

I listen to students learning needs and develop a tailor-made plan.

02

Teach With Clarity

Making things clear and simple! Learn then practice.

03

Test Knowledge

My tutoring style involves questions and interaction that students enjoy.

04

Encourage And Support

Extra support and encouragement goes a long way.

05

Build Confidence

A big part of learning and succeeding in exams.

Tutor Training

During my postgraduate degree in, International Development, I trained and worked as a tutor at the University of Southampton. After experiencing an illness I decided against a career in International Development. Instead, I focused exclusively on my work as a tutor, specifically in ESL, KS3 and GCSE English Language.

As part of my tutor training, I learned how tutoring was different from teaching. A good tutor is necessarily a good listener and communicator. Someone with a keen ability to listen carefully and assess where the learner is on their journey. Someone who is approachable, and brings out the best in the tutee. Lastly, someone who offers clear explanations of topics, helpful feedback and encouragement.

Testimonials

Sarina is absolutely brilliant and we can see our son making definite progress in English. Sarina is thorough, professional, kind and an excellent explainer. Our son has found more interesting ways to learn and retain the information and he looks forward to her lessons and enjoys them.
Karen and Simon
(parents)
Our daughter was recently diagnosed with ASD and has mild learning difficulties, so we knew we had to find someone special, which is what we did. Sarina was quickly able too assess her needs and put into place a successful plan including homework. In the past year we have seen our daughter's ability and confidence grow immensely. Sarina is now working with our younger daughter who enjoys her sessions and has already noticeably improved her English skills.
Claire
(parent)
Sarina is amazing. She’s helped me out so much when it’s come to understanding how I need to structure my answers to exam questions. She is very patient and kind.
Zach
(student)
Sarina's efforts with Josh over the last few months were much appreciated, Joshua’s confidence has increased a huge amount and this was reflected in his results.
Mike and Joy
(parents)
Your lessons were well-structured and easy to understand. You simply explained the question types which were task-oriented and useful. On the other hand, your lesson was encouraging and that definitely boosted my confidence. Having taken your lesson, I was able to improve my weaknesses. Without your help this would not have been possible I believe. Thank you so much!
Lui
(student)
Sarina is a wonderful, kind and patient tutor, who has really helped me develop the skills I needed to pass my GCSE English exam. Sarina was able to organise the work in such a way that I understood it and actually began to enjoy it.
Sarah
(student)
Sarina, thank you for your support! I would have failed English if you hadn't helped me.
Josh
(student)
Sarina is an exceptional teacher! She is very prepared, she is a kind, patient and punctual person. Her lessons are well organized and I noticed my progress already from the first lesson. With Sarina I started to really appreciate the English language!
Gaja
(student)
Your lessons were well-structured and easy to understand. You simply explained the question types which were task-oriented and useful. On the other hand, your lesson was encouraging and that definitely boosted my confidence. Having taken your lesson, I was able to improve my weaknesses. Without your help this would not have been possible I believe. Thank you so much!
HY Lui
Sarina is an exceptional teacher! She is very prepared, she is a kind, patient and punctual person. Her lessons are well organized and I noticed my progress already from the first lesson. With Sarina I started to really appreciate the English language!
Gaja Busca

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