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Higher + National 5 English Tutor



Online One-to-One Lessons

10+ years teaching in top private school

Fully-qualified teacher (PGDE)

GTCS registered

Enhanced PVG

MA Degree in English Literature (First Class)

SQA Marker

10+ years tutoring for exams

I use a variety of professional teaching methods to provide excellent educational instruction and feedback. Everything is geared to meet the needs of learners; everything is bespoke to the student. I can use Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Shared Docs and Google Meet, and any other communication technology that suits the student. I have a wealth of resources including past papers and exam strategies and formulae. I offer a bespoke marking service to formatively assess students' strengths and weaknesses. I create a bespoke syllabus. I have particular experience working with pupils with Additional Support Needs such as dyslexia and ASD. I also have a wealth of experience working with highly able students who are aiming for entry into top universities. 

English Tuition


National 5

Advanced Higher

University Level (plus applications)


Literacy - all ages

Potential Areas of Focus

RUAE (Close Reading)

Critical Essays

Scottish Text

Textual Analysis

Essay writing skills

SQA Exams


Both my boys were tutored by Douglas as were needing more confidence and guidance. Douglas was very professional but also brought an element of fun which put both at ease. He helped both understand the expectations of the exam process and procedure and both commented that they felt Douglas had made it all much easier to understand. I would highly recommend
- Dr Gaynor McGroarty 
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