English tuition

D Brocklehurst English Tuition

My aim:

I'm Daniel Brocklehurst, and I am a tutor of English, based in Sydney. I take great pride in teaching and inspiring young students to excel and succeed in their academic studies and my aim is to increase students' chances of success in English at school and beyond. A clear understanding of a student's needs, focused one-on-one direction and enthusiasm are key to this. I believe that it is important to instil confidence and self-belief so that students are motivated to learn.

Skills Focus:

I offer English tuition for students in Sydney and will help to improve skills and attainment in any of the following:


  • grammar and punctuation accuracy

  • writing skills

  • spelling and vocabulary

  • reading comprehension

  • inference and deduction

  • language analysis

  • exam practice (including entrance exams)

  • exam skills, techniques and timing

  • preparation for  coursework.

Course Focus:

I can help students make real progress in the following HSC courses, although I can adapt tuition to suit any similar course:


  • English (Standard)

  • English (Advanced)​

  • English (Extension 1)

  • English (Extension 2)

  • English as a Second Language

  • English Studies

Teaching Experience:

After completing my PGCE English at the University of Oxford, I taught English and Film Studies for three years full-time to students aged eleven to eighteen at Wood Green School, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK. I later privately tutored over fifteen students, from ages ten to twenty-seven in both Witney and Oxford. I then worked in Bhutan at The Royal Academy - a newly established school and a project of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. I now live and tutor in Sydney.

I am also an examiner of UK examination board AQA and annually mark papers for A-Level English Language and Literature.

During my time as a teacher in Oxfordshire, I also completed the MSc Learning and Teaching and while tutoring I completed the MSt English (1700-1830), both at the University of Oxford.

Testimonials - from students and parents in the UK

"Danny's knowledge of the subject and teaching styles is evident. We are confident that with Danny we have given our son the best possible chance of achieving his GCSE in English."


"Danny tutored my son in english in the 2nd year of his GCSEs. Without him my son would not have passed his english exams.

He taught my son in a professional but very patient and kind way and as well as giving him the tools to succeed he also gave him the confidence."


"Daniel's approach to teaching is engaging, succinct, and refreshingly informal. I went from a C to an A* in my A-Level and I doubt I could have done it without him. If you or your kids need English tuition, look no further!"


"Within a few months of tuitions with Mr B/Danny, I improved massively and achieved an A grade in my retake exam (I had gotten an E in this exam the year before). I would highly recommend Mr B/Danny as an English tutor as he made the subject enjoyable and I strongly believe that I wouldn't have achieved my final grade and gotten into the university I wanted without his support."

     Sinem Ulusoy