Sally McLuckie, BA (Hons) English Literature, MA (Merit), PhD, PGCE Secondary
Since qualifying as a teacher in 2006, I have worked in a variety of secondary schools, both as English teacher and co-ordinator at KS3 and KS5. My skills are in teaching AQA English Language and Literature at GCSE and AQA English Literature A Specification at A Level. During this time, I have also been an AQA examiner of both papers and a successful private tutor.
I am currently a PhD student at Buckingham University. My topic is Triple Goddess mythology in Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Duffy's Feminine Gospels. Studying at this level enriches my ability to see strengths and weaknesses in students' work and provides deeper insights into alternative interpretations and meanings of texts. Having access to University lecturers' advice and critical material from academic libraries is an added bonus that students can similarly benefit from.
The vision for English Hub MK is (amongst other services) to provide English Language and Literature students at GCSE and A Level with opportunities to enhance their progress either on a one-to-one basis, or as part of a revision session during half terms.
Vikki Peverell, BA English & History (Joint Honours), PGCE Secondary
Since qualifying as an English teacher in 2011, I have worked in secondary schools in Milton Keynes and East Northamptonshire. I specialise in KS3 and KS4 (GCSE) English teaching.
I am a Senior Examiner for Edexcel GCSE English Language. I have managed and coordinated other examiners to ensure they are marking accurately to meet the high demands of the GCSE course. Previously, I have also examined for the KS2 SATS Reading tests and OCR A Level English Literature and Language. During this time, I have also been a successful private tutor.
I have always aimed for a high standard of teaching and am proud of supporting students to achieve consistently high GCSE results. It is my firm belief that every student has the ability to succeed irrespective of ability. I believe my strength in developing positive relationships with students has enabled me to encourage some of the most reluctant of students into achieving and succeeding.