11Plus English Specialist
I'm a qualified English teacher and began tutoring 10 years ago once I decided to reduce my working hours.
Based in Croydon I am particularly experienced & successful helping students pass the Sutton S.E.T & go on to gain seats at schools such as Wilson's which I successfully prepared my own son for.
I tutored my eldest son also who was awarded a scholarship at a local independent school , During this time I went on to offer my services more widely & have since coached students , gaining seats at Wilson's , Sutton , Wallington Grammar Schools , St.Olaves , Graveney , Westminster , Christ's Hospital , Whitgift , Trinity , Caterham school to name a few.
During the pandemic , I tutored online & further afield & have since gained significant success with children passing for Kendrick , Bexley , Tiffin , Colyton & as far afield as Yorkshire
With a specialist in Literacy, I'm able to help children and adults develop core skills & have developed a 2 year Prep for 11 Plus course focussed on all aspects of English including how to write creatively & master Comprehension
My students have benefited enormously from the step by step approach in building English skills & understanding how to apply these in exams.
I run a mix of 1:1 or groups , online or f2f. My Yr 4 group starts at £25 per week.
I teach to GCSE & across all exam boards. AqA , Edexcel ( IGCSE ) , OCR WJEC & CIE .
I particularly enjoy working with students struggling with English & teach adult Literacy , ESOL & IELT'S
My daughter is a qualified maths teacher and currently works in a local secondary school. She has worked alongside me for 4 years on the 11 Plus Course delivering the Maths element. She also tutors to GCSE.
I'm loving tutoring more than ever. Since the pandemic I have tutored more groups & 1:1 lessons online , but I now offer in- person teaching from my home in South Croydon.
Students can book online lessons directly via messaging me here. My website is under reconstruction atm
I'm currently working towards a Dyslexia specialism & hope to expand tuition so that it becomes more accessible to those who need it. My aim is to get more children who are lagging behind in education ,attaining their potential.
Tutor for 10 years to present)
Head of department Girls secondary school
16 -18 ESOL Further Education colleges
Adult Literacy Lecturer
Academic Learning Mentor
Residential Social worker
BA ( Hons ) English Language and Linguistics
Please contact me to discuss.
|Last Updated: 05/12/2023|
- Tutoring from £45.00 per hour
£45p/hr for One to One tution ( Online or face to face )
Group Tuition £25 & £30 phr . Year 4 , Year 5 , Year 10 & 11 groups available.
- UK Driving Licence (added 15/12/2022)
- Exam Certificate: pgce (added 09/09/2019)
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I don’t recommend Sheena. We had very bad experiences with her. She agreed an online lesson and we paid. But she didn’t appear on the day and didn’t answer the call. We sat in front of the scene for half hours and tried calling her several times. We have to give up in the end. But she even didn’t think about apologise and didn’t pay any good attitude… She even didn’t call me back to say apologies.
For the following week, she didn’t let us know she planned to add another student for our 1:1 lesson until I chased for lesson details on the morning of the lesson day. She said we didn’t pay for long term. But we have paid 1:1 for the day already. She said she can refund the difference. But we asked 1:1 from the beginning. Then she said 1:2 is also good and because we didn’t pay for long term. I told her she needs to let parents know in advance!
She was playing tricks and more importantly, she didn’t pay any apologies to us for her missed lesson.
Response by Sheena Chan on 23/05/2023:
How awful that you are trolling me on every social media platform when we've never had a lesson.
I understand you're disappointed but I gave you an immediate refund & offered alternative times. Sometimes things change. With most people things can be worked out. Instead you try to vilify & defame.
I will continue to offer a very successful service as my reviews demonstrate . All my reviews are from parents that have had a course of lessons from me. sometimes up to two years. You are the 1st to review me having had no lessons.
My child took English tuition from Sheena for GCSE and achieved grades 7 & 8 in English language and literature. Sheena’s teaching style helped my child achieve these grades. Her targeted efforts helped my child secure higher grades than the PPEs.
Sheena is truely a wonderful teacher. She has everything one can wish for. She spent time to understand my son and identify his weakness and problems. She then gave my son tailored tuition lessons with a focus on my son's particular needs. She was always very friendly and patient. My son enjoyed her lessons very much. When I asked my son what he likes Sheena's tuition most, he said he really learned a lot and got answers to many questions that had bothered him for a long time. Importantly, my son became much more confident in English writing and he developed a good routine, i.e. to make a plan and think about his main point before he started writing.
We are 100% happy and we feel deeply grateful for her help and kindness.
In my view Sheena being an outstanding English teacher, she connects to kids very well. The best quality in Sheena is that she finds the gap quite easily in kids’ knowledge. My daughter enjoyed the lessons with Sheena so much that even missing part of lesson would put her off. Although I asked Sheena to help my daughter for 11+ but the way Sheena mentors are everlasting. And timely interaction with parents for feedback is another salient point of her tutoring.
Sheena is an outstanding teacher and I have no hesitation in saying that my daughter' s excellent result at Sutton Grammar school examination for admission in 2023 batch, would not have been possible without her help. When she started coaching my daughter, English was her weak area and we had lot of concern how she would do at the exam. However Sheena's excellent pedagody, professional , patient and effective approach , helped my daughter overcome her weakness and her result is a testimony of how good Sheena is, as a teacher.
Response by Sheena Chan on 21/10/2022:
Thank you for such kind words. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with your daughter & family as a whole. Congratulations again & best wishes for this new chapter
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