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My Story

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Hello! My name is Nicola. Welcome to my website. I am the owner of Top Marks Education.

Let me tell you something about my background and how I can help you:

About Me

  • I have always had a great love of learning and my particular passions are English and history

  • One of my greatest joys in life is passing on the knowledge and skills I have learnt and seeing my students grow in their confidence and ability.

  • Knowing that I have made a difference to someone's life through my teaching gives me true satisfaction.

My Education

  • 1997: BA Hons in Humanities (English major) Trinity College, Carmarthen (University of Wales)

  • 1998: PGCE in Education and Training (University of Wales College, Newport)

  • 1998: City & Guilds Initial Certificate in Teaching Basic Skills: ESOL

  • 2002: City & Guilds Initial Certificate in Teaching Basic Skills: Literacy

  • The School of TEFL's Basic TESOL course (Awarded: "Excellence")

My Career

  • In the early years of my career I worked in the Further Education sector.

  • Top Marks Education was established in 2000 as a provider of freelance teaching services.

  • Up until 2020 I provided one-to-one teaching to clients in Grantham and the surrounding area.

My subjects included:

11+ preparation

Literacy (Primary Aged & Adult)


English (Including GCSE, AS & A Level English)

English as a Second Language

  • Alongside my face-to-face teaching I have extensive experience in teaching online EFL/ESL students from all over the world.

  • I also provide proofreading and writing services through Precise Prose Writing Services

  • In 2020 I made the decision to provide all learning online. I wholeheartedly believe that learning in an online environment can be just as effective and successful as traditional face-to-face lessons.

My Mission

  • I pride myself on providing expert teaching at a time to suit the learner.

  • For me, every one of my students is a unique individual and I firmly believe in adapting my teaching methods and resources to meet those specific needs.

  • Using the best in digital technology, I can deliver high quality learning in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Whatever you or your child's learning goals are, let Top Marks Education help you or your child on the journey to success!

Trading Address:

9 Grange Paddock




NG32 1DN

United Kingdom

Tel: 0044 (0) 1476568774


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