Yasmin Ali - English Language & Literature

Fully qualified English Language & Literature teacher with QTS


The University of Manchester: MA Educational Leadership

The University of Reading: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Broadcast Journalism – Birmingham: Post Graduate Diploma

The University of Lancaster: BSc (Hons) in Psychology

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I am a qualified English Language & Literature Teacher with QTS. I have over 25 years of teaching and tutoring experience – including 10 years of Educational Leadership Experience as a former founding school principal.

I have taught in both good and outstanding schools in the State and Independent sector. With extensive experience in marking examination papers, I have knowledge of the Learning Objectives of each English Language and English Literature question in the GCSE AQA and Edexcel syllabi. In addition, I have extensive successful experience in teaching Key stage 3, and Key stage 2 students.

I have successful experience in tutoring students for the highly sought after elite independent school and Grammar Schools (both in the West Midlands and London and Southeast London), with a regular number of students achieving scholarships at 7+, 11+ and 13+. Oh yes, a former Young Poet Laurette of Birmingham too!

Having a Postgraduate qualification and experience as a Broadcast Journalist (BBC Oxford and ITV News Desk, London), a Master’s in Educational Leadership (distinction) from The University of Manchester together with current knowledge as an educational practitioner in English, enables me to develop tutees knowledge and critical argument that demonstrates a deep and nuanced understanding of a text, so they excel in their academic attainment.

I am passionate about students’ progress, continuously motivating my students in order to encourage fantastic results. Over a 10-year period 96% of my students have gained entry in the most elite Grammar and Independent schools. On average, over a 5-year period, 90% of my students achieve levels 7 to 9 at GCSE. I have been a finalist in the regional Jewel Lloyds TSB awards for my contribution to educational improvement whilst I was a Founding School Principal. I look forward to working with maximising the academic potential of your child and achieving results, by building confidence with knowledge.

The platforms I use to teach online are Zoom and Microsoft teams. I can also offer face – face tutoring to students in and around Birmingham area. The ability to experience each student’s progress at every stage is incredibly rewarding and a wonderful part of my role as a tutor. I look forward to teaching your son/daughter!


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