Chiswick High Road, London W4 5YA, UK
With undivided attention and carefully designed courses, our students get the help they need to achieve high grades in their GCSE and A-level exams. Either working with small groups or on a one-to-one basis, we provide our students with a unique opportunity to improve their performance in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.
Founded in December 2013 by Dr Stathis Stefanidis, Phi Tuition is a leading tuition provider specialising in teaching Maths, Science and Computer Science at KS3, GCSE and A-Level.
At Phi, we have only one purpose: to inspire our students to achieve the highest level of academic success.
We work with students, families and schools to improve students’ exam performance in science and mathematics. On average, our students receive a grade two levels higher than they had previously been predicted to achieve. Our process focuses on developing the following key attributes:
our students’ knowledge, so they are able to navigate the subject matter and context,our students’ skills, so they learn how to best approach problems and exam questions,our students’ confidence, so they are able to navigate new challenges with ease.
All of our tutors have superb teaching skills, are passionate about their subjects and are focused on delivering exceptional results for our students and their families.
I offer personalised online tutoring to primary aged students, whether they have specific gaps in their learning, learn in a certain way, or are capable of achieving more with the right help.
Online tuition allows me the opportunity to share my highly effective teaching strategies to help children around the world achieve success in their learning. I create engaging learning experiences in my online platform, with a range of activities to bring learning to life, keeping my students inspired.
I have over 8 years of international classroom teaching experience and I am accredited in Scotland and British Columbia, Canada. During my time teaching in The United Arab Emirates I was presented with an Excellence for Education Award. This was in recognition of my outstanding achievement and excellent educational performance in the Emirate Schools Council. My exemplary teaching practices allow for successful tutoring sessions, equipping children with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to excel in their learning.
I am delighted that you have chosen me to work with your child and I cannot wait to equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to be very successful learners!
I currently teach part time at a secondary school in West Norfolk to ensure I keep my mathematcis skills up to date and understand the latest exam requirements and teaching methods. Along side of this I tutor pupils both at their home address and also using online sessions as required.
As well as experience with all UK exam boards for maths I also have experience with the IGCSE Maths exam. Recently I have began to teach statistics at GCSE and now also offer tutoring in Statistics.
Pupils use my tutoring lessons to ensure they fully understand what they have been taught in school, to help improve their exam grades and to assist with home schooling lessons. I tailor my tutoring for each pupil and discuss their needs and requirements with them not only during the first tutoring lesson but on an ongoing basis.
i have expreience tutoring pupils who excel at maths and pupils who struggle with their maths. I also have experience with SEND pupils including Autusim, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and ADHD.
I prefer to travel no more then 20 miles from my home address but am happy to provide online tutoring if that is easier.
Raising the academic attainment of students has been a deep passion and successful achievement - as a founding former headteacher of a school for 4- 16-year-olds (ten years), a teacher, and a tutor. I have recent English teaching experience at a school (and remotely), in addition to marking GCSE English Language and literature papers. Therefore I am at ease in teaching both key stages three and four students. Over a ten-year period, 98% of my tutees have gained entry into the elite Grammar Schools (a few students gaining scholarships each year too). During the last two years, 97% of my English Language tutees have achieved levels 7-9 in GCSE English Language and 96% in GCSE English Literature.
I am well resourced in teaching face to face or online. An initial consultation with parents, the tutee, in addition to a view of the school reports enables me to gather necessary information about each student. Importantly, the tutorials enable me to get first-hand knowledge of each student enabling me to plan my lessons for the individual.
I look forward to working with you to raise the attainment of your child.
Claire and Debbie have set up this business to support those in our community who need support with maths and English. We offer a varied and flexible approach with our support which is designed to match learner's needs during these challenging times. As well as offering 121 support in your home at a time most convenient to yourself, we also offer small group provision from our offices situated at Roker Marina. Additionally, we are very happy to deliver lessons via Zoom so you can learn from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Our expert tutors, who are all fully qualified and highly experienced teachers and examiners for the country's largest examining boards, will deliver bespoke tuition to students across all age and ability ranges from KS2 to KS5. Our lessons are tailored and differentiated to suit individual needs which successfully develops students' confidence and facilitates maximum progress and achievement. Our promise to you is that we will consistently deliver the highest quality tuition to students across all ability ranges. Whatever the future may hold, you can be certain that we will always strive to enable our students to maximize their full potential.
I am a professional maths physics and engineering tutor with over 4 years experience (500 hrs +) tutoring online and in person. I am a chartered civil engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers CEng FICE.
I am a part time lecturer in civil engineering at a local regional college in Belfast.
I have extensive experience tutoring children from primary school, age 9, through to 11+ Transfer Test as well as GCSE, AS and A Level. I also tutor adult learners in civil engineering and maths.
My approach to tutoring is to work at the pace of the student and bring the topics back to first principles so the student gains a thorough understanding of the basics. Once that is achieved, he or she can tackle the more complex problems with confidence.
A qualified teacher, I am deputy head of science at a large secondary school. I am experienced in teaching all year groups and abilities the full range of the national curriculum. I have taught the full GCSE course for AQA, and have tutored extensively in AQA, OCR, and Edexcel.
I personalise and adapt lessons to the specific needs of my individual students, this ensures the best possible outcomes in terms of confidence and grade improvement.
I am a qualified Maths Teacher and an online Tutor. I use a variety of techniques and resources in order to teach and inspire minds. I am fully DBS cleared and have taught through the changes in education over the years and am fully knowledgeable in the current 9-1 GCSE specification. I am comfortable teaching all walks of learners and try my 100% best to make sure that learning is relevant, engaging and fun.
I have a plethora of resources so that students hit their target grade or beyond. In my experience, students tend look at questions as a big problem rather than thinking that questions are made up of smaller steps within a problem. Each student will receive an individual plan at the start of lesson one.
I am also a GCSE Expert Examiner for Edexcel, marking both Foundation and Higher Maths. I also teach at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 2.
I am able to teach online and comfortably at your home, however, due to the current situation with COVID, I prefer to teach online. I use a Huoin pen and tablet with an onscreen whiteboard. I will provide full resources; questions, answers, solutions and exam papers relevant to your exam specification. I teach all topics in Maths and keep up to date with any new developments with exam boards.
I have been a Middle Leader, a Lead Practitioner, a Director of Learning, and have led successful STEM classes and am passionate about the subjects surrounding Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. I also run a debate team at my current school; have been a finalist at The University of Leeds three consecutive years with “Solutions for the Planet” programme and have taken students as finalists at The Houses of Parliament with a solution on sustainability.
My teaching career began over two decades ago. I spent six happy years at the ArtsEd Drama School in Chiswick, where, rather serendipitously, I assumed the reins of responsibility from MY drama teacher! I worked for a further 15 years at a highly ambitious and educationally driven institution, Ibstock Place School in Roehampton. I still teach part-time at Ewell Castle School, near Epsom. I am a highly experienced practitioner of Drama. I have directed countless productions, small and large scale. I have Production Managed almost every single one, so good organisation and the requirement to be 'people-friendly' and an effective communicator, are skills I acquired quickly and retain today. Most of all, I am proud to say that former pupils have gone on to study at a host of vocational training institutions: RADA, Guildhall, Brit, London Contemporary and Laines, and are themselves now successfully working professionally as actors, singer, dancers and stage managers. Some have even gone on to play leading roles on Broadway, the West-End, the RSC, Regent's Park and film and TV. I have taught both GCSE and A-Level Drama with a proven track record of outstanding results, year on year. I know what exam boards require and what pitfalls to avoid. I understand different learning styles and appreciate that young people do not necessarily fall into the same learning mould. I am happy to accommodate everyone. I have examined Drama GCSE and Expressive Arts GCSE for AQA. In pastoral roles, as a former Head of Year 11 and Sixth Form Tutor, I am acutely aware of the physical and mental pressures our teenagers can experience as they try to navigate the choppy waters around public examinations season. You will find me empathic, patient and interested in helping learners challenge their perceptions of learning, helping them shift from a 'fixed' mindset to a 'growth' mindset, thus repairing a bruised self-confidence in the process. I have taught LAMDA Examinations in Acting and ESB (English Speaking Board) Public Speaking Examinations, each to Grade 8, Gold Medal Level, once again, with a proven track record of success. Throughout my career, I have always held a managerial role. I have been Subject Leader for Drama, Head of a large Creative Arts Faculty and also on the Senior Leadership team at ArtEd. Latterly at IPS, I was on the Building Committee, advising on constructing a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Complex which included a Proscenium Arch Theatre and fully equipped Studio Theatre. Crucially, my teaching work has been underpinned and informed by my early career working as a professional actor and Stage Manager. I studied a Performing Arts degree at Middlesex University, after which, I spent a decade performing in the West-End and National Touring large-scale musicals. I have worked extensively in the recording studio and on the radio. Until Covid hit last year, I was the Stage Door Keeper of the Noel Coward Theatre, working for Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
For twenty years we have been preparing students for A-level and GCSE examinations and helping them to achieve the best grades possible. We cover all traditional academic subjects but specialize in the core subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. We provide:
– resit courses to improve grades for those who have underachieved at A-level;
– after-school and weekend tuition for those who need additional help with their studies at school;
– full-time A-level courses for students who feel the traditional school environment is no longer for them;
– GCSE courses and tuition;
– support for students applying to Oxford or Cambridge, or for highly competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine. As well as helping them achieve the grades, we can help with interview practice and with aptitude tests such as the UKCAT and the BMAT, and both the TSA Oxford, and TSA Cambridge;
– revision courses during vacations and at weekends.
I have a great deal of experience as a tutor. I have been working at one of the UK's leading Grammar Schools for the past four years. I tutor maths GCSE and A level online. I have also conducted numerous online webinars/ webclasses and drop-in sessions for students across the country for A Level maths. I love to make maths engaging. My instagram and YouTube accounts (Mark-a-minute maths) has had a wide following from students and I consistently post short 1 minute videos for students to get snappy, bitesize reviews of topics and model answers to exam questions.
Selecting the right tutor is an important choice to make for any parent or carer- does the tutor teach the subject? Are they an examiner in that subject? How experienced are they? These are the questions I ask when I look for support for my own children.
Please have a quick read of my background and feel free to contact if you think that I can provide you with support. I can send many positive references from those students that I have taught online and who have benefitted from my experience as a senior examiner of over 20 years should you require. I have included a typical response from a delighted family at the bottom of this section. Other references from equally satisfied families can be seen from my website www.onlineeconomicstuition.org.uk
I have worked for other tutor organisations and have only recently joined Tutor Extra - hence the lack of reviews yet. Already I have published an article with them on the benefits of online tuition - why not take a quick read and become my first customer? I will provide some free resources for the first 5 students!
I have taught Economics and Business Studies at both GCSE and A-Level for 23 years within the state sector, holding a range of positions: Head of Department, Head of Sixth Form, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher.For 22 of those years I have examined in both subjects for UK & International examination boards at a senior level. This includes the International Economics papers for students who study the subject around the world and the Singapore A-Level papers - set solely for students of that country. I have delivered training to teachers on behalf of examination boards and asked to support schools develop their teaching of the subject.Before training to teach, I worked within the UK Government Economic Service and a City of London Investment firm. I have Qualified Teacher Status and hold an up to date fully enhanced DBS certificate
I am an experienced professional and have faith in the quality of my work and how it is delivered, so you also have the added reassurance of my ‘No Risk Satisfaction Guarantee’, whereby if a student is not satisfied with the first tutorial then I will not charge you for it!
As already said, I have many examples of references from satisfied customers that I can forward you. Here is an example of just one:
“Sean helped my daughters through their AS level Economics and has been a brilliant tutor. He is very good at explaining difficult concepts and is highly knowledgeable of all areas of economics. By making extensive use of exam questions as a teaching tool he rapidly assesses understanding of a given topic, and addresses any areas of difficulty. Tutorials are therefore individually tailored. He has a relaxed and easy-going style and so easily builds rapport, while at the same time challenging the student to reach their potential. His experience as an examiner brings another aspect to the session which you won’t find with many other tutors so he can explain to you exactly how you should answer each type of question and what you should include. Being in Dubai was never an issue, as he has also created a great platform for the tuition to take place where my daughters can both write and Sean can import questions which you can still look back over in between sessions. Both girls will be continuing with Sean for their A Level Economics. Sean is an excellent tutor and I would highly recommend him."
Born and bred in Paris, France, I came to the UK 25+ years ago to work as an animator and graphic designer. I am hence fluent in English and, beside art, I have always been interested in foreign languages: English, Spanish, German... In fact, languages were among my choices of career when I was at school. I started my career in animation with an internship in a studio in Barcelona, where I could also polish my skills in Spanish. Being particularly enamoured with English, I did all I could to learn it from an early age: reading books, listening to songs, watching films in English... Coming to the UK to live and work was a dream come true.
I worked as an animator in the videogame industry first, then for TV and film. I am also an author and illustrator, with a comic book (involving cartoon animals and motorbikes, among other things...) and a bilingual (French-English) children's book published so far. I also got into designing graphics for t-shirts and the gift industry.
Working on my bilingual children's book, which I wrote, translated from French to English and illustrated, not only made me realise the same story will never be articulated in the same way from one language to another but, led me to think about teaching my own language to others.
So here I am: while I don't hide the enthusiasm and sheer joy I feel in the process of transmitting my knowledge to my tutees, I am also a friendly, patient tutor with a calm and gentle demeanour, always making sure that the words, phrases, and grammar are understood correctly.
I teach children, teenagers, adults, seniors... and will adapt my teaching style to each person's ability, goals and interests. I can teach in person and online on Skype, Zoom, Messenger or anything else that I may not be aware of but that you use yourself.
So feel free to get in touch if you need lessons, I will be delighted to hear from you and, looking forward to working with you in expanding your knowledge of a beautiful language.
Maths and physics lessons in London, UK.
I have taught maths for over 25 years mostly as Head of Department
I am a fully qualified (DBS checked) English teacher (I semi retired in September 2019).
I've taught English at secondary level for over 35 years. I am fully up to date with exam assessment critieria and, having worked as an AQA exam marker, I know exactly what the exam board looks for.
Over the past few years I've also worked as a private tutor with students from Years 5 to 9, successfully helping them to consolidate any aspects of English needed (including Verbal Reasoning for the 11+ exam). I have also had success as a tutor with a number of students at GCSE (AQA exam board English Language and English Literature) and A Level (AQA English Literature).
I tailor tuition to the individual student's needs and by working with them one to one I am able to help them realise their potential.
Covering Parkstone to Dorchester. Testimonials available on request. Feel free to contact me to ask any questions or for more information (here or email: email@example.com).
Whereas I normally charge £20 to £30 per hour (depending on level and travel costs) currently I'm offering all levels at £20 per hour online one to one tuition.
I began studying Economics at a comprehensive school in the midlands in 1983. Nearly 40 years on and I still have a love for the subject and have been teaching it for almost all of my working life. For the last 18 years I have been teaching Economics at GCSE and A level at a top Essex grammar school.
I have a total of 4 years of tutoring experience, with both tutoring agencies and in private tuition. I have taught GCSE and A level students across a variety of exam boards, namely Edexcel, AQA, OCR and JWEC. My students have gone to excel in their chosen subjects with significantly improved results.
As a tutor I use a webcam via Skype or Zoom to communicate with my students and a virtual whiteboard to write and explain as I go along. As part of my teaching many of my students have given me positive feedback of how homework and lectures aid and reinforce their learning outside tuition classes.
I usually correct the homework and highlight the corrections before starting a new subject material to ensure my students feel confident that they have mastered a topic before moving ahead. I also make PowerPoint lecture slides and handouts for my students which I am always more than happy to email.After covering the syllabus content, I usually leave ample time to discuss past exam paper questions and how to answer them.
The core principle of my lessons is to first and foremost lay a foundation for the subject material for my students and then to build up the complexity. I highly encourage understanding scientific principles rather than rote memorisation to my students.
I believe learning should be tailored to every students’ individual needs and requirements and they should enjoy the learning material.
Postgraduate student, currently tutoring online and in 1:1 sessions, with plenty of experience working with young students. As well as helping to prepare students for GSCE or A level examinations, I am able to provide support and guidance with general essay or academic writing, as well as lessons in Maths and English (including comprehension and SPAG) for primary school children. I am a friendly and confident individual, with up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the subject.
I am an experienced teacher of history with over ten years of experience teaching in a range of secondary schools across the UK including grammar, independent and state schools. I am experienced in teaching pupils from Year 7 to year 13, and have prepared hundreds of students for examinations and coursework at GCSE level, A level and International Baccalaureate. I have a strong track record of securing excellent outcomes for my pupils, many of which have gone on to study history and related subjects at a range of elite universities including Oxbridge and Ivy League colleges. I have worked with most UK examination boards and complete regular training, including a teaching leadership course with the Ambition Insitute, to ensure my knowledge of both pedagogy and current examination criteria is up to date.
My experience has given me knowledge of a wide range of pupils' learning requirements and I am able to adapt my teaching to suit the particular requirements of each pupil, whether it be essay technique, tuition on a particular period of history, Oxbridge admissions coaching or effective techniques to revise effectively for examinations. I can tutor face to face or online, depending on your requirements.
I am currently using Facetime and Zoom to teach my tutees but I would usually teach at my house. I was an ice skating professional and teacher and then did a degree and a teaching certificate. I have been in my current day-time job teaching in a sixth form college since 1989. I tutor English Language, English Literature, Drama, Languages, Dance, Performing Arts and Maths. I attended Tiffin Girls' Grammar when I was young. I prepare tutees for 11+ and entrance exams. I am a senior examiner, a moderator and a Lead Verifier. I have co-authored 5 text books.
The Key to Success
Everyone deserves the very best chance in life and providing your child with additional opportunities to learn, reinforce and extend understanding is key to developing confidence and the motivation to succeed.
I am an independent private tutor in the South Manchester area, teaching Primary age children. I pride myself on being able to assess quickly, determine next steps and deliver my lessons in a creative manner adapted carefully to the needs of each of the children I teach. I have been doing all my teaching online since March 2020 and have enjoyed finding different ways to engage and support my pupils.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss my availability and what I can do to help your child.
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Rebecca K. Testimonial August 2020
I first met Rebecca K. nearly 20 years ago when as Headteacher of an exceptional private independent school I needed to employ a Head of English.
Rebecca stood out against other well qualified applicants.
Not only did she have excellent subject knowledge but showed real passion for enhancing children’s love for learning and excitement.
Over the years she demonstrated this repeatedly and not only in English, her ability and passion for other subjects was amazing and she could readily be asked to teach Maths, IT, Geography to name but a few.
As my career extended to becoming an Executive Headteacher over several schools I could call on Rebecca to advise and recommend about various up to date teaching and learning materials and techniques.
Apart from her professional knowledge she is warm caring person who really cares about the children she teaches of all abilities. She is patient, understanding and quickly appreciates the way a child learns and adapts her teaching to that individual. She has a good sense of humour which she readily uses to get the best out of her pupils without putting too much pressure on them to succeed.
If you require additional support for your child, I would thoroughly recommend you talk to Rebecca, I’m sure you will not be disappointed.
P. S. Millard
Cert Ed, BA, MSc, NPQH, School Inspector
At First Class Learning we provide tailored support based on individual student needs which is delivered on a one-to-one basis within one of our virtual learning centres.
Our programmes, with links to the National Curriculum, often result in improvements across the board and not just in the subject studied. Help is always available for external exams and assessments such as SATs and GCSEs. We will tailor your child's programme around their individual needs and linked to the exam specification they are studying. Students can also bring homework in to the centre from school related to the subject(s) they are studying with us.
Students are welcomed at the centre at any time between the 2 hours stated and the time spent in the centre is flexible. A member of staff will be allocated to sit down with your child on a one-to-one basis to go through the topic scheduled each session and will also encourage your child to do some work independently after they have completed some tasks together.
New learning is introduced alongside what is already familiar, so that students feel safe and can see the progress they have made. Progress is in small achievable steps so that children constantly experience success. Through studying with FCL students develop self-learning skills. This is where they have the right skills set and confidence in themselves to approach something new and attempt it without assistance. Just as importantly, they see an error as a learning opportunity and not a sign of failure.
The service that we offer is very similar to that of home tutoring except, of course, students come to us as opposed to being within their home and because of this we are able to keep the fees lower.
The monthly tuition fee includes attendance at the centre every week and a programme of daily homework (if you would like it) for your child to practise skills between sessions. The homework we provide is a continuation of the work your child completes with us within the Centre. That said, we have many students who don't take homework. It is flexible and we can discuss what's best based on your child's circumstances.
The structured programme we provide produces learning patterns in the brain which ensures skills and facts become lodged in the long-term memory. Your child will develop increased speed, accuracy, concentration and particularly confidence.
If our service sounds of interest to you, please get in touch and schedule a free, no obligation assessment.
Successful Online Tuition in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. A Level SPECIALIST.
I have 27 FIVE STAR REVIEWS on TutorHunt
Online success with students for 9 months throughout 2020
I have been chosen for A Level Maths Examining for 2021
Currently using Microsoft Whiteboard successfully as an interface with my students. I prepare the lesson in advance with all the necessary learning materials spread over many whiteboards. Lessons are tailor-made to the requirements of the current specification of the Examination Board
Enthusiastic teacher of Mathematics and Physics to Advanced Level. Retired from classroom teaching but still like to tutor in my subjects.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping students to fulfil their true potential.
I was a tutor at Wiltshire College for 14 years, then taught Mathematics and Science in the field of Military Science at MOD for another 14 years to 2012. This has given me a superb appreciation of the practical applications of my subjects in many situations. I have experience of being an Examiner and Moderator in both A Level Physics and Mathematics.
My DBS Certificate has been renewed from 6th Sept 2020
Currently undertaking Masters level research into trauma related dyslexia
Certified Trauma and Mental in Schools Practitioner
Postgraduate Diploma in Assessing for Specific Learning Differences
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Dyslexia Teaching
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Development
Degree in Psychology and Sociology
Certificate in Understanding the Autistic Spectrum
Level 3 Award in Education
My background and journey
Before working for myself I ran a youth work charity in Cumbria for 10 years, and also worked to empower young people to become active with volunteering in their local community. I taught Psychology at GCSE, A-level, Degree and Post Graduate levels. I have also worked within the homeless sector and within the adult education system coordinating learning support in the same role a SENDCO would have in a school.
My areas of expertise are in dyslexia, trauma and mental health, confidence building, motivation and one to one work. My ability to think outside the box when engaging people means that I capture peoples imagination and show them how they can motivate themselves to be successful. My experience in the Army has also honed my self determination and efficiency.
I am dyslexic, although I wasn’t assessed until I was an adult, I always suspected that I viewed the world in a slightly different way to others. I suspect I have elements of other SpLD's too which means that I have to put more effort into everyday life than most people. This means that I can truly empathise with the people I work with.
My adventure with dyslexia has taught me to understand that what I have to offer is unique and valuable because of my dyslexia, not despite my dyslexia! This is what I want to teach to our everyone in our community who is also neurodiverse.
I am also a mum to a very lively and humorous 10 yr boy. As a parent I understand the issues that parents have in trying to get their child's needs met, this coupled with my experience teaching and coordinating learning support which underpins my training as a dyslexia specialist and trauma and mental health practitioner means that I understand how parents and schools can work together to get the best for every child.
The package I offer
Each child has different needs and this is why I deliver bespoke packages to each person. I also include Dyslexia Gold in my packages and support inbetween lessons via an educational app called edmodo which parents can also have a loggin for so they can monitor all contact between me and a student.
If you have any quesstions, please contact me.
Language Curriculum Co-ordinator at the Prague British School
Responsible for ESL & MFL departments
German to iGCSE; IB English B,
IB Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay
IB Examiner for TOK essay;
Salem International College, Germany Teacher and House Tutor
Pre-IB English B; German; English to Abitur level
IB Theory of Knowledge;
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Lector in English
Academic paper supervision
Having recently completed my PGCE in Primary Education and gaining my QTS; my knowledge of the curriculum, teaching strategies, and methods and my experience puts me in great stead to be an excellent, motivating, thorough and positive tutor for children at the primary level.Further, I have an excellent understanding of the 7+ exams and can focus my teaching towards any areas of learning towards this.I have many strategies for making learning accessible for children, being dyslexic myself, I understand the different difficulties and struggles children can have in school and ways to overcome barriers to learning.I have a passion for education and enjoy making learning fun and engaging. My specialism is computing and I, therefore, love to use computing as a cross-curricular tool in learning.Additionally, Astronomy is a strong passion of mine and something I am keen to spark and promote in children where it can lead to many interesting thoughts and questions and relates to so many schemes of learning.I believe in learning from one's environment and exploring the world around us and therefore ensure that when I teach the curriculum, I make the learning experience as enjoyable, relevant, and accessible as possible.
My first experience in teaching was working in conductive education, with children with cerebral palsy. Further, I worked as a teaching assistant at a large school, working with years 1, 2 and 5. In the mornings I worked with whole classes and in the afternoon I ran group or 1-1 sessions with children that needed extra support, such as children with special educational needs. Additionally, I ran an Astronomy club for year 2 and year 5. I planned, taught, and assessed each child in my class and shared my passion and enthusiasm for the subject with them.I have since completed a PGCE in primary education at the Institute of Education at University College London (UCL). During my placement, I worked primarily with a year 5 class, planning, teaching, and assessing up to 80% of the timetable. On this placement, I taught consecutive lessons in year 1 and 2 also, mostly focusing on Phonics and Maths.My specialism is Computing and I ran a Computing project with my year 5 class on this placement, collecting and subsequently presenting my findings to my colleagues at UCL. This project investigated the ways in which Computing can be used to promote cross-curricular learning and was thoroughly enjoyable, successful, and interesting.I was also lucky enough to gain valuable experience on placement at Brooklyn New School in New York, where I taught year 2. My main focus at this school was Literacy and Numeracy, as well as Philosophy for Children (which is now on the National Curriculum) and I have a broad and well-rounded knowledge of a variety of teaching strategies and methods.Additionally, I run a YouTube channel providing lessons in Astronomy for children and adult beginners. I plan and prepare the lessons most relevant and accessible to children, where it can link to the national curriculum.
I would love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for Astronomy with adults, as well as children.
Online tuition available across the UK.
All tutors are experienced teachers, with subject leadership experience, many of whom are examiners for SATs / GCSE / A Level.
All tutors are fully DBS checked, on the DBS Live Update service which is checked at least monthly.
We are a National Tutoring Programme provider as well, having met the robust requirements (including safeguarding) to act on behalf of the NTP and DfE to provide tuition to schools.
Tuition We Offer:
Business Studies, History, Geography and MFL at GCSE and A'level
Literacy and Numeracy
Fellowship from London College of Music
Columnist in International guitar magazines
I have been working in schools since 2004, initially as a Teaching Assistant and then wanting to become a teacher, which I achieved in 2014. I am very passionate about working with parents, children and other adults that help move children forward, through developing their confidence to achieve this.
I believe that my skills and guidance, I can help children to reach their potential. I have worked with various children with different needs. I can help children to succeed and enjoy their learning and making it fun, but effective and tailored to their individual needs.
I am available to help with all primary subjects. I am experienced in Read Write Inc, Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds Phonic schemes.
I can tailor a individual education plan to your child's needs and abilities.
I have 1000s of hours in helping students achieve success in A-Level biology as a tutor and biology teacher for over 18 years. A-levels are high stake exams with future university places and careers dependent on good grades. If your child is struggling with:
•Understanding biological concepts
•Understanding exam questions
•How to write answers that gain full marks
•Applying their understanding and knowledge
Then as an experienced A-Level biology teacher, I can help your child improve in these areas.
I am able to tutor all UK exam boards, have decades worth of past papers and tailored notes specific to each exam board.
I can tutor online where I use zoom and a digital whiteboard to teach students. I provide a video recording of the lesson and digital exam papers and notes that students can access via the student portal. Students find the videos particularly useful for revision and reviewing their understanding at a later date.
If online tutoring is not the option for you, then I can offer in-person tuition in either my home or at your home within the Bridgend County Borough, South Wales.
My Approach To Teaching A-Level Biology
I use lots of different teaching strategies. The strategies used are specific to each students learning needs. One of the most important strategies I use is to explain complicated biological concepts simply and clearly. Here are some more specific strategies that I use.
1. Socratic Questioning
Written or verbal questions cannot be overstated. They are a powerful way to find out if a student understands the concepts. questioning also gives the opportunity to allow the students to think about the concepts, recall facts and make links between concepts. Simple questions that start with: how, why and what are very effective.
Without feedback, students will never make progress. Feedback has the highest impact factor of 8 in helping students learn. I give detailed feedback on students work so they can improve.
3. Exam Technique
Without being taught how to answer a question, most students will not achieve good grades in their exams. This is a skill that I take very seriously in preparing my students for. I teach Comprehension skills, Word analysis, the meaning of assessment objectives and how they relate to the difficulty of the questions, the meaning of different command words so students can understand what a question is asking them to do. I have decades worth of past exam papers and I make these available to all my students. I work through many past questions to make sure students have excellent exam techniques.
4. Making Links
The highest grades will only be achieved if students can apply their understanding to different situations. Through questioning and tailored activities, I prepare students to master this vital skill.
5. Retrieval Practise
We learn by making links to knowledge we already have. Retrieval practice forces students to actively recall information from their memory. When this is done the memory is strengthened and information is forgotten less. This is a very important thing for students to do. I produce tailed activities and puzzles to help students with this strategy.
6. Maths & Prac
Maths make up 10% of the marks in a question paper and 15% of the marks are practical based questions. It is so important that students have good abilities in these areas. I always ensure students can achieve in these areas.
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