Help with English Language and English Literature

Parents often worry about their children's English.

Reading, writing, *spelling, grammar and possibly speech can all cause headaches and sleepless nights.

To add to the range of challenges, Key Stage assessments test comprehension and A Levels often include English Literature.

As a globally-published author of fiction and literacy materials for children and teens I'm sometimes asked to give private lessons.

Key Stage 1

Youngsters like being taught by an author and often respond creatively! My picture book *Fisherman Fred is the sort of thing that gets young children reading - and drawing and writing! After much experiment, Fred has found the best words for his sign - a lesson in careful use of language!

Key Stage 2

To keep pupils inspired though the junior years, there's my gruesome novella The Gibleteers, which I've often read as guest author in schools.
I've also read it in quite a number of private homes in Sheringham, Cromer, Norwich and Broadland. However, most of my pupils come to my home in Trunch near North Walsham, where I welcome all ages and stages for personal help with literature and literacy. 

Here's part of The Gibleteeers' cover design. 

Key Stages 3 and 4

I've also produced a range of lively materials for older pupils, much of it (as the picture shows) with boy appeal. 


Boys and girls alike enjoy my oral and activity-based approach, tailored to their individual needs. This is true when I'm coaching high-flyers and also when I'm helping youngsters who've dropped behind. Remedial work really can put youngsters back on course! 

My home page lists my publications & qualifications.

Please feel free to get in touch

Tony D Triggs 

Tony D Triggs, author and expert English teacher.
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Here's a tip to help youngsters with spelling:


Don't present them with 'bogey' pairs like 'there' and 'their.'
That's ok for testing, not teaching.
Instead, look at pairs like 'here' and 'there' or families of words like ear, hear and heard.
The pictures in fisherman Fred are byToni Goffe www.tonigoffe.com