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I had just started teaching English at a Comprehensive school in East London when the GCSE exam system replaced the O Level. All my students were panicking about what to do and how it would affect them. I investigated the changes and studied how the students could tailor their answers to what the examiner wanted. I learnt how to make it work for them then, and I have worked on adapting each new change to make it work for my students, ever since.

– Karen Baney

I’ve been many things in schools- a Year Head, An Assistant Head and I am now a Head of English because my real passion is teaching English. 

When in 2017 the government decision was to make the GCSE harder to pass and to change the grading system to 1-9, I set about making it accessible for my students because I was determined they would not fail. And they did not!! No matter what the system is, I have found methods and techniques that can work for everyone. I’ve adapted to every change thrown at the students and helped them to master the GCSE. 

That is why I am known in my schools for being THE English teacher who gets the highest GCSE results for her classes. That is what makes me happy and gives me a sense of pride and satisfaction in my chosen career. 

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A lot of my students can read and write well but they can’t understand what the examiner actually wants them to write, and that makes them feel like failures.  I enjoy teaching the most able students how to get a 9, but I also have this passion to help students who have failed the exam once, or not been predicted to get a high-grade pass, because I love ensuring that they get their best grade, with their self-esteem boosted and their heads held high.

I realized I could do this, not by telling them how to get the very best grades, but by showing them the simple way of how to pass the exam and build from there. I decided to focus on helping my students to tackle all the problems they had with the GCSE exams and found solutions to most of the things they struggled with, using my experience of teaching top sets, bottom sets, retake students and very many with a variety of special needs. 

I have taught English all my life and many people have asked me to tutor them privately, and I have with some, but my full-time teaching job meant that I couldn’t help many people. That’s why I had the idea, in these uncertain times, of turning my knowledge into an online course to help more students to pass the GCSE course.

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One student called Hayley that I worked with 20 years ago in London, didn’t realise that English was her passion, too, but I could see it in her. We had such fun discovering her talents. This is what she said about me when she discovered I was running this course:

‘Her teaching is the reason I took English at A-Level and then on to university. It shaped the course of my life!’ 

Hayley Cartwright

Here is another story about Ian who I taught, more recently, in Dorset. He wasn’t sure about English and rated himself much higher in Maths and Physics. I really like finding a student who doesn’t rate themselves in English or think it is their ‘best’ subject and showing them that they can still succeed and get the highest grades. 

When I asked him to give me a story of how I helped him, he told me I could tell you this: 

‘Karen was my English teacher throughout my GSCEs, where I achieved an A in English literature and an A* in English language. I always enjoyed my GCSE lessons with Karen She has very strong emotional intelligence and foresight which she used to really engage me with my coursework by relating to my personal style of writing, as well as addressing my weaknesses. Karen always sees potential, she was (and is) approachable, well respected and well-liked by all her students. Having online lessons with her to develop English skills is sure to be engaging, rewarding and enjoyable!’  

Ian Dawes

 So, let me ask you some questions now,

Do you…

Lack of confidence in exams? 

Are you uncertain about what the examiner wants? 

Need to improve your exam technique? 

Need to improve your English? 

Don’t know a simile from a metaphor? 

Can’t tell a complex sentence from a simple one? 

I can help you.

Why pay hundreds of pounds for tutors if you can use the Expert English Teacher for a fraction of the price?

Expert English Teacher can help you maximise your potential/GCSE grade. You could be on this journey with me soon

Can you afford not to join at a special discounted price of just 39.95 per month for 10 months – that less than £10 a week when you could easily be spending £50+ per week on a tutor. Most tutors are not as experienced as I am. Just saying! 

Each week I will give you a video lesson with PowerPoint and a workbook which will take about 1 hour to complete. There are extension activities so you could spend more time studying if you wish to. This gives you the flexibility to fit it into your schoolwork and other schedules. You can also contact me by email and request extra tutor sessions(at extra cost) We will have a private Facebook group where we can support each other and share challenges and wins. 

Buy now for £39.95 per month for 10 months (Sept 20-June 21) or save 20% by making a one-off payment of £320.

For more information contact us on karen@expertenglishteacher.co.uk

I can get inside the examiner’s head, but I can also get inside your head and give you the formula of exactly what to put into your exam paper. 

I can show you how to use exam techniques to your advantage 

And boost your confidence to do this! You don’t want to fail and be constantly worrying about retakes. 

If you let me help you, we can nail the pass together. 

Soon you will be moving on to sixth form, college or University with your GCSE English grade held high!

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I can get inside the examiner’s head, but I can also get inside your head and give you the formula of exactly what to put into your exam paper. 

I can show you how to use exam techniques to your advantage and boost your confidence to do this! You don’t want to fail and be constantly worrying about retakes. 

If you let me help you, we can nail the pass together. 

Soon you will be moving on to the sixth form, college or University with your GCSE English grade held high!