About me

My name is Ruth Hodgson and I am an English teacher based in the Buckinghamshire area. Due to the benefits of online learning however, I have a wonderful client base across the UK.


  • Over 25 years of experience teaching in state, independent and international schools
  • GCSE English Language and Literature
  • Employed by Ofsted rated Outstanding schools
  • Stretching the more able
  • Catch-up intervention and Exam booster sessions
  • Supporting pupils who may have SEN including dyslexia, ADHD and specific processing needs
  • Business English for EFL/ESL students
  • English for beginners
  • Fully DBS compliant (details available upon request)


My approach focuses on the individual needs of my students by practising key skills necessary for them to feel confident and excel in English whether at GCSE or at other levels. Moreover, if I can help my students to enjoy their learning whilst at the same time building confidence and stretching their thought processes, then a student is more likely to be engaged and to excel.

Additionally, I teach through the use of tailor-made tasks including essay skills, analysis of texts, discussion, visual aids, and the all important practice of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard!). I will also go over a student’s work with them in order to praise good practice and reflect on how improvements can be made. Communicating with parents is a key part of the service I offer and references are available upon request.

If you want to learn more about how each online lesson works please click here: