Woman Writing

Nichola Deane Tutoring

tutoring in English Language, Literature and Creative Writing 8-18 and beyond

I have been offering outstanding teaching and tutoring for over fifteen years, and have coached students to A and A* grades at A Level, helped students gain places at schools such as Rugby and Godolphin and Latymer. Recently, students of mine have gained places at Somerville College, Oxford to study Literature. I have helped many students with ADD, ADHD, Aspergers and Dyslexia. I have a Doctorate in Romantic Period Literature, and have taught undergraduates and post-graduates at St Andrews University, where I was told by the then Head of Department, Professor Robert Crawford, that I was a 'natural' teacher. I have superb subject knowledge, fantastic questioning skills and a deep love of my subject. I bring my expertise as a poet to everything I teach. I tutor children from 11+ and Common Entrance to A-Level. I also teach adults, and offer a poetry mentoring and coaching service.

Here is just one testimonial from a recent student, who has gone from gaining marks in and around the 40-50% range to the 80% range in English during the two years we have been working together:


“Nicki has been helping my son who is in Yr 11. My son struggles with concentration as he has ADD (first spotted by Nicki) but he really enjoys his lessons with her. She is an excellent English teacher anyway but what makes her so brilliant is that she knows how to manage tuition sessions so that he understands things and keeps focused. Lessons are never boring. Nicki has gone above and beyond with research on how she can help us and she is constantly finding new learning techniques which all her students benefit from.  We feel very lucky to have found Nicki." Mrs B. W.