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Nicola Barrett

BA, PGCE

Subject: English & English as a 2nd Language

I am a qualified English Language and English Literature teacher, achieving my BA Degree from Exeter University and my PGCE from Manchester University. I have extensive experience of teaching, assessing, monitoring and tutoring learners in schools and colleges in the UK and Spain.

For the last 12 years, I have been teaching English to GCSE students and students of other languages at Bridgwater and Taunton College. I have prepared students for a range of national and international qualifications, including GCSE English, IGCSE English and KS3 English. I have also been an examiner and assessor for various exam boards and qualifications. This experience has equipped me with the skills to help my students develop important exam techniques and to give advice on how to answer questions, as well as the knowledge of what they need to do to improve their grade. I love meeting students from around the world, learning about their culture and language.

After 20 years of teaching, I am still passionate about helping others improve their English language skills. My motivation is a desire to help students be successful and achieve their potential. I strive to provide high-quality education to all my students by creating resources and activities that stimulate and engage learners. I have been a student of distance learning with the Open University, as well as working with distance learning students at Somerset College, so I understand how important it is to provide effective feedback and timely support to students.

I live in Taunton, Somerset, with my husband, daughter, son and dog. Besides teaching, my other passions are renovating our old house and supporting Gloucester Rugby.

I am a friendly, positive and enthusiastic person and will always be happy to help in any way I can. I want to help you be successful, but just as importantly, enjoy the experience and the journey of learning.

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