I originally trained and worked as a secondary school english teacher, but I found the pressure in schools led to teachers being overwhelmed with paperwork and the teaching element almost became a lesser priority. Now I prefer to focus on private tuition where my primary aim is teaching and enabling students to achieve. At Perfect Plus Tutoring, we strive to create an academic atmosphere which is enjoyable as well as beneficial. I offer private tuition to students in North Kent, Medway and Maidstone areas.
I have a team of tutors who are all DBS checked and either currently teach or have taught in schools.
I've been a teacher and tutor for over 30 years and feel I'm just about getting the hang of it. In addition to teaching content, I focus particularly on getting my students to think more deeply about how and why they study, helping them learn better how to learn, That really is the fun of teaching. Essentially, I try to provide the kind of education and support I would want for my own children. Not that I actually do provide that for my own children, of course; I’ll be looking for some other sucker to tutor those little monkeys. I work in the North Kent area (principally in and around Gravesend and Medway) and specialise in maths and physics, but also run sessions on essay writing (which concentrate on improving grammar, punctuation and structure). Most of my students are studying A-level or IB, but I also run GCSE and 11+ sessions. Although offering individual tuition from time to time, I mainly run small groups, classes and crammers, which provide a better education at far lower cost.
In addition to offering personal tuition, I also produce free video tutorials for those unable to afford help (or for whom a trip to the bucolic paradise of North Kent is sufficiently unfeasible or unpalatable). The library is currently small but will doubtless grow with my children (who are the reason I currently have so little time to make more – either videos and children). In terms of qualifications, I hung around Cambridge till they gave me a couple of degrees to go away, then repeated the trick at Oxford a few years later. I've therefore acquired a bachelors in physics, masters in history/philosophy and theology, and a doctorate in theology. Which displays either commendably diverse interests or an inability to stick at anything. My wife suggests the latter.
Enthusiastic, friendly and patient ,I am a qualified French, Spanish teacher and Primary School, Eleven-Plus Tutor with 18 years’ experience, fully insured and CRB checked. I have taught children as young as 6 and adults as well. I have a passion for teaching and learning and I believe that self-esteem and motivation are key factors in achievement. I have found one-to-one teaching very rewarding and I make sure that learning takes place in a relaxed but studious atmosphere. . I adapt my lesson to pupils' level, personal needs and learning styles and make learning fun and enjoyable.
High exam success rate for Language GCSE and A Level, and for Eleven-Plus, including in Top Grammar Schools.
As tutors and mentors, we have realised the importance of educating and nurturing the next generation to reach their full potential and become confident adults; developing a positive relationship with parents/guardians is equally an important part of that successful tuition process.
I am an excellent, fun and very experienced Maths Teacher. I have been teaching pupils how to pass the Kent Test with much success over the past 17 years. Get in touch and I will be happy to answer any questions. First lesson free because I am confident you will be happy with me.
Our Promise to Parents
“We have spent the last eight years refining the service we offer our students, and the parents who have faith in our ability to help their children. It might sound boastful, but we are exceptionally good. The way we work is one-to-one, within a small group, with every student working to a customised learning plan (no more than four students per teacher at any time). That’s really important. We build and develop a bond of trust so that the students – far from thinking that they can’t achieve – work with their tutor to, first pass through their perceived barriers and then, fly well beyond them.
Book a FREE consultation and educational assessment with us, and we will tell you exactly what we can do to help your child. We will:
tell you which areas need help in order to improve recommend & design a tailored learning plan give you regular feedback assess progress and amend your child’s workplan as appropriate
If your child is doing just fine, then we’ll happily say so. You don’t have to make any minimum commitment to attend because our success is built on results. That’s always been our approach and it always will be. It’s why over 90% of our students come to us from personal recommendation."
We are a long established tuition centre in both Hadleigh and Benfleet. Previously Kumon we changed to First Class learning in 2013.
We teach from pre-school through to year 5 in maths and English and from year 6 through to year 11 in science.
We prepare students for the 11+ exams both CEM and CSSE and local school exams.
Students do work in class and also at home, which they return each week. Classes are kept small and so invariably we have waiting lists.
Our 11+ class starts from year 4 so as to give the students a good foundation rather than intensive tuition.