Brandon Tutors & Brandon Tuition


UK Tutors helps you to discover Brandon tutors in your local area and across the UK. Our Brandon private tutors cover popular subjects such as English, Maths and Chemistry plus other niche subjects like Japanese. Our private Brandon private tutors also cater for Entrance exams, SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels home tuition all around Brandon.



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Hazel (Miss)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  |  Reading & Writing skills  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: My teaching style is relaxed and friendly, making learning fun but rewarding and with a serious commitment for students to succeed. Friendly, approachable, a good sense of humour, empathetic, patient, dedicated and enthusiastic about teaching, I do ...
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Personal Description:
My teaching style is relaxed and friendly, making learning fun but rewarding and with a serious commitment for students to succeed. Friendly, approachable, a good sense of humour, empathetic, patient, dedicated and enthusiastic about teaching, I do my utmost to ensure that my students feel that their learning experience is fulfilling and rewarding.

I do not drive so rely on public transport to get me to and from tutoring jobs, I have put a 15 mile limit on my details but am willing to consider longer distances, however this would incur further travel costs so must be negotiated at the time of booking/hiring my services.

Teaching Experience:

Over 20 years experience teaching 14 years to adults, teaching CV writing (and all areas of Employability), Basic and Soft Skills (including confidence building), Business Enterprise Levels 1, 2 & 3, NVQ Business Administration Levels 1 an 2 and ESOL pre-entry to Level 2. Qualified to Cert Ed, City & Guilds, along with certified in Teaching Literacy and Numeracy to Adults (9380 series), D32/33 Assessors Award and V1 Internal Verifier Award. Currently sourcing a college to study for the Literacy Level 4 Specialism and also to gain ESOL qualifications.

in the last two years I have gained diplomas in Aroma Stress Therapy, Flower Essence Therapy, and in Crystal Healing; an can now either offer any of the therapies themselves, or teach the basics of them.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to teaching is to get to know my students and identify their particular needs, then, working together, devising a programme best suited to them. I am flexible and adaptable according to the student's needs, learning style and learning barriers.

I am more than willing to adapt whatever programme of delivery decided on to best suit the needs of my student, for instance with regard to number of hours per week, number of weeks needed etc.

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)


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Steve (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  |  English  |  Entrance Exams  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I have worked with some 800+ children and have a pass rate of 91%. I recommend that children start tuition from near the beginning of year 5 and have a 50 mins-one hour lesson per week. I am a regular contributor on 11+ website forums giving paren ...
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Personal Description:
I have worked with some 800+ children and have a pass rate of 91%. I recommend that children start tuition from near the beginning of year 5 and have a 50 mins-one hour lesson per week.

I am a regular contributor on 11+ website forums giving parents the benefit of my experience/knowledge.

In 2003 I produced a guide to 11+ success and have sold over 1500 copies to date.

I have been an adviser to publisher Nelson Thornes on the contents of their VR books which include the Bond range.

Teaching Experience:

I have over 21 years experience as a private tutor preparing children for the grammar school entrance exams (11+) and 11 years as a year 5 class teacher.

Tutoring Approach:

I carry out an initial assessment test which provides me with an accurate guide as to whether the child is a suitable candidate.

My aim is to familiarise my pupils with the different types of verbal reasoning questions they will encounter in the exam and teach them methods to tackle them most effectively.

As we approach the exam we concentrate on 'fine-tuning' i.e. concentrating specifically on any areas that need further attention and ensuring that the child is used to working at the required speed. Appropriate practice tests are done on a regular basis.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)

  • Entrance Exams
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)

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Qianni (Jenny) (Ms)
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Subjects: Mandarin  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I work in London as a research manager and teaching Mandarin is my personal interest. I enjoy helping my students achieve their goals and seeing them enjoy learning a new language. As an old Chinese saying goes "teaching and learning are reciprocal a ...
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Personal Description:
I work in London as a research manager and teaching Mandarin is my personal interest. I enjoy helping my students achieve their goals and seeing them enjoy learning a new language. As an old Chinese saying goes "teaching and learning are reciprocal and should develop at the same time", I always teach with great passion. I live in St Albans and would prefer to teach in nearby areas.

Teaching Experience:

Over 7 years of part time teaching experience, from teaching primary and secondary school students to adult learning groups. Experience of working with young children of different cultural backgrounds and designing lessons to suit individual needs.

Mandarin teacher at Cranfield University community center (15 students) 2009
Individual tutoring 2008-2015

Tutoring Approach:

It's important to keep students interested but I have to say I am a strict tutor as I believe language learning requires a certain level of commitment. Chinese is not an easy language to pick up and I'd like to see my students try their best once they decide to begin this process. Of course I will try my best to help!

Subjects
  • Mandarin
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)

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Silvina (Mrs)
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Subjects: Italian  |  French  |  Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a Spanish native experienced tutor - I have prepared students from many schools and they have successfully achieved top marks ! I enjoy teaching and I am patient, flexible and I try to make the lessons interesting so the students not only learn ...
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I am a Spanish native experienced tutor - I have prepared students from many schools and they have successfully achieved top marks ! I enjoy teaching and I am patient, flexible and I try to make the lessons interesting so the students not only learn but also enjoy their time learning a foreign language. I am fluent in Italian and Portuguese and have A-level in French and GCSE level in German. My degree from university was a BSC in Economics so I also love maths !
I can provide references from many students in West Sussex , Forest Row, Oxted, Lingfield, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Horsham. Please ask as I am happy to provide names and number of current or past students.

Teaching Experience:

Over 20 years teaching Spanish - mostly giving support for Gcse and A level exams - but have also prepared students from different universities and have helped English native teachers to prepare themselves to teach Spanish at different secondary schools !
I can offer support all year on a regular basis and can also help with intensive or crash courses near the time of exams. I have some availability during the week and also offer weekend lessons. I live in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
I have taught groups as well and have worked in the past for agencies that have clients that needed Spanish for business (Like British Airways before merging with Iberia).

Tutoring Approach:

I am flexible and patient. I like to see progress and be effective and also give my hundred percent to make it enjoyable - My previous students can give references and will be pleased to tell others of their top marks !
I have plenty of experience tutoring mainly Spanish, but also English as a foreign language.

Subjects
  • Italian
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • French
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)

  • Spanish
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)

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Frances (Dr)
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Subjects: Physics  |  Chemistry  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I have a Ph.D. and 1st class Honours degree in chemistry and physics and have worked in research laboratories in Universities and industry for over 7 years. During this time I also lectured and tutored chemistry and physics. I also developed strong l ...
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Personal Description:
I have a Ph.D. and 1st class Honours degree in chemistry and physics and have worked in research laboratories in Universities and industry for over 7 years. During this time I also lectured and tutored chemistry and physics. I also developed strong links with a local school to supervise Advanced Higher Chemistry projects and have strong experience in this area. I am particularly specialised in Advanced Higher / 1st Year University and have spent a lot of time tutoring pupils of this age and level. I have a unique range of study materials for all levels that I teach, which have been developed to allow pupils to focus on practising questions in areas of their own particular weakness.

Teaching Experience:

I have tutored undergraduate students and school students in chemistry and physics for more than 10 years. I am very familiar with the syllabus for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher chemistry and physics and 1st and 2nd year undergraduate and college chemistry courses.

Tutoring Approach:

I am very friendly and approachable and aim to make my students feel at ease and enjoy the lessons. I have an excellent range of practice materials for all courses I tutor. These can be worked on during the lesson or left with the student for additional practice and marked by me after their attempt. I frequently tutor the same students for consecutive years as they progress through the secondary school system and am often recommended to their classmates by word of mouth. I tutor a range of abilities from students struggling to sit the National 5 exam to students trying to attain an A at Advanced Higher.

Subjects
  • Physics
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Chemistry
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)


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Michael (Mr)
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Subjects: Study Skills  |  English  |  Philosophy / Critical Thinking  |  Religious Studies  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I studied Theology at both Leeds Trinity College and Durham University, where I achieved a First Class Honours degree and later Merit. After doing regular guest teaching and classroom assistance, I took the PTLLS Level 4 at the Advance Training Acad ...
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Personal Description:
I studied Theology at both Leeds Trinity College and Durham University, where I achieved a First Class Honours degree and later Merit. After doing regular guest teaching and classroom assistance, I took the PTLLS Level 4 at the Advance Training Academy and began tutoring in 2014. Since then I have taught people from Cramlington, Durham, Dunston, Gateshead, and Sunderland (to name just a few examples). Each of my students has steadily increased their grades, achieving A*-C.

My aim is to provide first quality tuition in Religious Studies and Philosophy and to help people become more confident in these subjects. I am an individual who is committed to making education a lasting experience rather than a lecture to be endured. My experiences have taught me that each student has the potential to grow and change. To that end I take on students of all dispositions, from the confident and capable to nervous and struggling type.

I am based in the North East of England and offer face-to-face tuition to anyone in this region. However, I offer online tuition to people from other regions (Skype, phone or email).

If you want extra help, email me and we can set up an ice-breaker session. Each lesson from then onwards is specifically tailored to your learning style. We can then focus on a combination of extra content and exam technique. I will continuously ask for feedback to make sure that you are satisfied with the quality of service.

Consider the benefits of having a tutor:
Raise your grades
Increase your self-confidence
Access to continuous support and advice

Why use me personally?
I am patient, creative, and dedicated in helping all students be successful. I have worked with diverse sets of students with wide range of needs. Therefore I am able to work with students of all abilities as I am flexible and adaptable to different settings.
My lessons are very comprehensive. You will typically be given a handout on the relevant topic, discussion and past paper questions and a background on the key critical thinkers. They are each adjusted to your learning style, so we can get quite creative!

I am DBS checked and can provide references upon request.

Teaching Experience:

My experience is threefold:
Classroom assistance: I did classroom work at Gateshead Volunteering and Opportunities Centre and New College Durham (2013). My duties involved: helping struggling students with classroom activities, helping them to express themselves and dealing with classroom behavioural issues. When working with students, I was noted for being approachable, compassionate, kind and patient.
Guest teaching: I gave regular guest lessons in Theology and Religious studies at Leeds Trinity University College, Jesmond Methodist Church, Gosforth High School and the Royal Grammar School (2011-14). My lessons were recognised as well-prepared, thought-provoking, and thorough.
Personal tutoring: since I started tutoring in the North East, I have taught students from Cramlington, Durham, Dunston, Gateshead, Gosforth, and Sunderland. I have also given online tuition to students at various regions of the UK (2013-). See testimonials for clients' views on me.

Tutoring Approach:

I offer two types of tuition:
Face-to-face: tuition is conducted at the student's home. It is always good practice to have an adult around the house. Face-to-face tuition is available to any student within reasonable travelling distance of Newcastle City Centre.
Online: tuition is conducted via phone, Skype and email (depending on the client preference). Online tuition is available to any student in the UK.

Each lesson is tailored to individual needs. The preliminary meeting will focus on your learning needs, and from this we will establish your goals for the tuition and the process for helping you to meet them. We will discuss how we can make the sessions play to your individual learning styles and strengths.

In lessons, we usually focus on two specific areas:
Extra teaching: we will usually have a discussion on a particular topic.
You will be given a detailed hand-out, some discussion questions, and (if necessary) a brief background on the important key thinkers.
Essay-writing: I will provide an essay-writing formula, which we will then
apply to past-paper questions, which will support you to write essays based on past exam papers. As part of the service, I will review the answer and provide detailed feedback to support further learning.

Testimonies from previous tutees:

"Michael has been an incredibly reliable tutor, the lessons were very well planned and clearly thought out. It was very helpful that he was willing to cater to individual learning styles and willing to respond to feedback. I think that he would be most helpful for those doing GCSEs and A Levels. Overall, a positive experience, he put in maximum effort to the tutoring sessions."

Hannah.

"You always prepared for each session sending materials prior to the tutoring. You are a very committed teacher, dedicated and caring. You impressed Anna with your knowledge and broadened and deepened her thoughts and ideas as well as her vocabulary. She would not have achieved her grade B if it was not for you. Thank you so much for all your help and support."

Ann

"Michael is a dedicated, supportive and patient tutor, and took the time to create tutoring sessions which were designed with jack's learning style in mind. Michael gave excellent advice and guidance in his subject in preparation for both the AS RE exam, but also essay writing techniques for A2 as he knew this was an area which Jack needed help in developing his skills. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael's services to anyone. Thank you Michael for your help and support!"

Suzanne

"Rachel was home educated and had chosen Religious Studies as a GCSE in February and the exam was in June so she and Michael had their work cut out for them! Michael worked with Rachel helping her to direct her studies and fill in the gaps of her knowledge. He discussed concepts to give her a more well-rounded understanding of the subject and helped her structure her answers for a GCSE exam. He did all this in an engaging manner which resulted in Rachel developing a real interest and enjoyment of the subject and she achieved an A* in her exam! Michael is a very dedicated and supportive tutor and we would highly recommend him!"

Sharon

"Michael gives my son Joe tutoring, which Joe was rather dubious about to begin with, however it is working well. He is studying for A levels and has dyslexia, I wanted a tutor that could vary their teaching method to accommodate a dyslexic learner and he has done that. Michael clarifies at the start of each session what will be covered, ensures that is what my son requires and at the end that he has understood the session."

Julia

Subjects
  • Study Skills
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • English
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)

  • Philosophy / Critical Thinking
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • Religious Studies
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)


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Ally (Mr)
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Subjects: Chemistry  
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: Currently a qualified Chemistry teacher responsible for educating young learners from S1 to S6. Experience teaching in 6 Scottish Schools delivering a range of certificated courses and 1 international school; in addition to observing learning and tea ...
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Personal Description:
Currently a qualified Chemistry teacher responsible for educating young learners from S1 to S6. Experience teaching in 6 Scottish Schools delivering a range of certificated courses and 1 international school; in addition to observing learning and teaching in 2 British Military schools in Germany and state education in Bad Oehnhausen, Germany. Have regularly tutored Chemistry for the past 3 years.

Teaching Experience:

Responsible for providing education from CfE Level 3 to Advanced Higher. Depth of tutoring experience from young learners looking to pass to high achievers wanting to excel. Broad range of teaching experiences and interactions with a variety of different learners.

Tutoring Approach:

As a tutor I always strive to get the best out of each of my tutees. I tutor in a structured manner using a variety of methods. I am always willing to adapt the way I tutor allowing me to get the most out of each child. I ensure that I keep a professional relationship at all times but always make certain that my tutees know that they can approach me with any queries they may have. I believe that I help to build a child's confidence in the subject and assure them that there is no silly question that they can ask. As I am currently preparing my own pupils for their exams I am very up to date with what is expected within the exams. I am able to use this experience to help benefit anyone I tutor as I have a vast range of resources readily available all of which will be offered as aids to anyone I tutor. I always have a huge variety of past paper questions and sample answers to help prepare the tutee for their examinations.

Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)

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Thomas (Mr)
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Subjects: Spanish  |  History  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: Hi, my names Tom and I am a history graduate from the University of York, I have loved history all of my life and I really want to pass that on to other people, which is why I would love to be a tutor, I am really comfortable tutoring history, havi ...
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Personal Description:
Hi, my names Tom and I am a history graduate from the University of York,
I have loved history all of my life and I really want to pass that on to other people, which is why I would love to be a tutor,
I am really comfortable tutoring history, having attained an A* at GCSE, an A at A Level and a 2:1 BA degree at the University of York and I know that I am able enough to do a very good job,
Spanish was another subject that I enjoyed and which I am also really comfortable tutoring, having attained an A* at GCSE and having previously taught Spanish in a school in York,
I have a CRB Check available, which was completed before working at the aforementioned school in York.

Teaching Experience:

I taught Spanish voluntarily at Tang Hall Primary School, York as part of the University of York's Project Babylon,
Besides that I am quite inexperienced, but I am confident that I would be a good tutor.

Tutoring Approach:

I would try to make the tutoring as interesting as possible by incorporating a range of activities as well as using the subject's textbooks and relevant materials,
In particular, I believe that flash cards work really well, therefore I would create flashcards with the student, before revising using them.

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (10 p.h.)
  • History
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (10 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (10 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (10 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (10 p.h.)


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Peter David (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am a recently retired Clinical Scientists (registered). I am married with a son and I am a youthful 67 year old with an 8 years old son! We are a non smoking family. My involvement with "mathematics", at various levels, dates back to when I left se ...
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I am a recently retired Clinical Scientists (registered). I am married with a son and I am a youthful 67 year old with an 8 years old son! We are a non smoking family. My involvement with "mathematics", at various levels, dates back to when I left secondary school (Blackpool) in 1964 and worked for the Civil Service for 5 years. I was in an accounts division and passed two additional maths (and eventually English!) O'Levels via evening classes as well as enjoying the 60s and playing bass guitar in local groups. I took a 1 year full time A''Level course (Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and subsequently read for a Mathematics degree (Physics subsid.) at the University of Nottingham (1970-73). During this time, I had 3 vacation studentships with different departments of the Scientific Civil Service. After graduating, I worked for around 15 years as a computer programmer / analyst during which time I passed an HND in Computer Studies (University of the South Bank, London). Although I was 40 years old when I was made redundant from a communications company, I decide to make a significant career change and return to my "roots" and look for scientific work where my mathematical skills would be better used. After 2 years as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer in the lung function laboratory at the Royal Brompton, I had the tools and experience to apply for a research post in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Post Graduate Medical School (RPGMS, Hammersmith Hospital).

I retired in 2014 after 25 years as a researcher / Clinical Scientist at the RPGMS and Royal London. A large part of my research involved mathematical analysis of breathing patterns and flow-volume curves. This involved developing techniques and algorithms for alternative methods of assessing "lung function". I published many papers in international medical journals and all included a significant maths / stats content. During this time, I took evening classes obtaining additional A' Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Statistics and then read for an M Sc in General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Kings College London. In 2005, my portfolio was reviewed by the Health Professions Council and I registered as Clinical Scientist, which is a protected title, The main reason for the additional qualifications was my passion for learning and the thrill of sitting examinations and testing myself. The addition A'Levels and M. Sc. were taken for the challenge and pleasure and were not directly relevant to my career. One important reason for offering private tuition is my love of teaching / learning and I miss my close involvement with the "sciences". I have been accepted as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassador and I have an enhanced DBS check certificate.

Teaching Experience:

Although, I do not have formal teaching qualification and I only started offering private tuition at the beginning of 2015, I am a patient person who has tutored a range of tutees from Common Entrance Exam level to adult learner including CGSE students for both Mathematics and Statistics.

However, my "teaching" roles / experiences go back to the mid 60s helping friends struggling with the Civil Service maths entrance exams and later, post graduation, I taught maths, unpaid, to several children of friends as well as adult friends and colleagues who needed to obtain better qualification. My research positions included (i) formal teaching / lecturing roles at all levels e.g. work experience students, medical / nursing students, visiting medics, junior members of the lab staff as well as registrars and consultants; (ii) presenting the research at local, national and international meetings and (iii) giving guest lectures on B. Sc. and M Sc. courses.

In my research / technical support work, I found particular pleasure explaining to children and parents the purpose and science that underpinned the tests and the analysis and interpretation of the results. This was a unique experience for almost all of them. It gave them and me a lot of pleasure and improved the success problems. In my own time, I helped patients, some who missed a lot of school time due to their problems, with both school work in the sciences and others with projects related to the maths and biology of their respiratory problems. Invariably, they ended up knowing more than their teachers!

Tutoring Approach:

As George Orwell never said "All tutees are not the same but some are more different than others".

I have a variety of approaches, depending on factors such as (i) whether the tutee needs teaching or revision; (ii) the number of lessons the tutee can fit in before the exam; (iii) their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their interests; (iv) whether the tutee is struggling to keep up or a flyer needing to ensure an A* (v) the length of the sessions 45-90 mins and whether it is one or two session a week and (vi) the work they are able to do between sessions.

However, there are aspects that are common to all tutees: before starting the lessons, I am happy to meet for a chat (no charge) to spend as long as necessary clarifying important issue such as (i) which board, level and paper they will be sitting; (ii) the text book they use and which parts of the syllabus have been covered and whether any need revising or explaining and (iii) wherever possible, obtaining suggestions and feedback from their teachers including where marks had been lost in recent exams.

Other aspects of my approach include (i) the tutee attempting appropriate questions / papers from other boards to encourage and foster "thinking outside the box" and, thus, to be prepared for questions that do not fit the usual mode; (ii) e-mailing questions of papers in advance of session to allow adequate time for preparation; (iii) feeding back how sessions have gone and suggestions for changes and being available between session via e-mail; (iv) moving up and down the difficulty ladder depending on the progress; (v) working on exam technique and teaching how to not misinterpret questions, sometimes, badly written; (vi) preparing tutees for difficult topics about to be taught at school, to ensure they get the most out of upcoming lessons; (vii) using examples from everyday life to demonstrate the use and usefulness of maths and statistics outside of the classroom and (viii) building up confidence and aiming to engender a passion and love of the subject and learning, in general.

I make extensive use of marking schemes and examiners reports to discuss how the tutee may have obtained the correct answer but lost marks due to not showing their working or lost time providing irrelevant details and this has been very successful and interesting for the tutees.

Some of my feedback:
(i) As a Year 11 student, Peter has been providing me with extra mathematics tuition during the final months before my GCSE examinations, offering distinct, concise teaching within a relaxed but highly enjoyable and yet professional environment. As a mathematician, Peter has aided me in approaching mathematics from a somewhat more lateral perspective, exploring multiple methods that could be employed to solve a challenging question; a form of thinking that is seldom used within a typical school environment. Peter's abundant, infectious passion for both his tuition and mathematics manifests itself within his unswerving support and guidance during our sessions together, delivering a uniquely engaging teaching environment within which to learn, but most importantly, to enjoy learning mathematics!"

(ii) Parent of a Year 11 school girl: Hello Peter, thank you for your follow up, your emails always have an interesting flair about them. We also enjoyed our meeting and Ebony particularly liked your relaxed approach to the subject, for that reason alone I think she would benefit from being able to ask questions without feeling awkward about what she doesn't understand, most importantly I agree with your 'spades a spade' philosophy in how to interpret the syllabus into the real world.

(iii) Teacher's reply to an e-mail from the mother of a Common Entrance school boy: Thank you for your email. I am pleased Edward has a good tutor and is happy doing extra Maths. The best paper to prepare Edward for our end of year test would be a practice SATs test as they follow a similar format to ours.

(iv) A recent GCSE student, EDEXCEL Higher, via his mother: Peter, I obtained and A in my Stats paper and B in my maths paper and I was told by my teacher that it might be worth remarking, as I was only several marks away from the A Grade)

Consulting the 'breakdown' of my overall Mathematics grade, it appears as though I (thanks to your support) did exceptionally well within the non-calculator paper (the equivalent of a very high A/ very low A* in terms of marks), but it was simply a few questions at the end of the calculator paper (that seemed to baffle everyone, regardless of ability) that partially pushed my overall grade down.

Once again, thank you for all of your support and guidance; I certainly would not have been able to achieve my result within the NON-calculator paper, the paper that I claimed was more intimidating, without our sessions within the Library. You have improved not only my proficiency, but also my confidence in Maths enormously and for that I cannot thank you enough.

(v) Father of a schoolgirl (EDEXCEL Higher): "E" did very well overall and passed all 13 ! In Maths she was one point off a B so of course that's a C. I think we will request a remark for the maths paper. Many thanks again for your help in the past, best wishes.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (27 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)

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Andrew Ka Pok (Mr)
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Subjects: Philosophy / Critical Thinking  |  Mandarin  |  Economics  |  Geography  |  Cantonese  |  Religious Studies  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am currently a PhD Student in the University of Glasgow studying Theology and Religious Studies, having obtained a Master of Art in Philosophy (Merits) from Durham University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Art (2nd Honour Upper Division) from Chinese Un ...
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Personal Description:
I am currently a PhD Student in the University of Glasgow studying Theology and Religious Studies, having obtained a Master of Art in Philosophy (Merits) from Durham University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Art (2nd Honour Upper Division) from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. As a young academic with wide range of knowledge and steadfast teaching experience I understand the needs of students.

Teaching Experience:

5 years of teaching experience including 2 years of being a full time freelance tutor in GCSE/GCE/IB Geography, Economics, Philosophy and Religious Studies and HKDSE Chinese Cantonese and English

Tutoring Approach:

Stress on critical thinking. Instead of providing model answer I would like to train my student to think independently.
Encourage students to be a self-motivated learner through interactive ways of teaching with self-designed notes provided

Subjects
  • Philosophy / Critical Thinking
  • 11+ (secondary) (28 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (32 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (34 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (34 p.h.)
  • Mandarin
  • 11+ (secondary) (28 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (32 p.h.)

  • Economics
  • 11+ (secondary) (28 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (32 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (34 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (34 p.h.)
  • Geography
  • 11+ (secondary) (28 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (32 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (34 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (34 p.h.)

  • Cantonese
  • 11+ (secondary) (28 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (32 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (34 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (34 p.h.)
  • Religious Studies
  • 11+ (secondary) (28 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (32 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (34 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (34 p.h.)


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Thomas (Mr)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I'm 30 years old and born in Sheffield, UK. I've travelled to many countries and I'm very used to meeting and working with people from different countries. ...
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Personal Description:
I'm 30 years old and born in Sheffield, UK. I've travelled to many countries and I'm very used to meeting and working with people from different countries.

Teaching Experience:

I have over two years experience teaching English in South Korea and Thailand, both in schools and private lessons working with children, teenagers and adults.

Tutoring Approach:

My style is to discuss the expectations and goals of my students and then plan the lessons that are suited to want the student needs to improve their English.

I'm a very friendly and down-to-earth teacher and I believe the best way to teach language is to know my students well.

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (15 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (15 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (15 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (15 p.h.)

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Run (Miss)
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Subjects: Business Related  |  Maths  |  Economics  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Nottingham, UK. I got the first class honour for Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Economics. I have an experience as a lecturer for teaching Mathematics ...
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Personal Description:
I am a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Nottingham, UK. I got the first class honour for Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Economics.

I have an experience as a lecturer for teaching Mathematics in secondary schools, Thai language, Finance, Business and Economics at UoN (such as Macroeconomics, Econometrics , Mathematical Economics (L11121), Quantitative Economics (QEI, QEII, QEIII, QEIV ), Introductory Econometrics (N12205), and Quantitative Methods 2A (N12406)) in many universities for 12 years.

Teaching Experience:

I am a lecturer teaching Economics in the university and also work as a private tutor and teaching assistant for Mathematics, Statistics and Economics (LSE, UoN, QMUL, Loughborough, Leeds University)) in Nottingham, UK. Furthermore, I also teach a Master's Degree student in Finance and Business related. My tutees will learn how to answer exam questions properly in order to get the highest marks. From my experience, my students succeed in their study and career path.

Tutoring Approach:

My aim as a tutor is to create in my students a deep understanding and confidence in answering exam questions.

Subjects
  • Business Related
  • 11+ (secondary) (35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • 11+ (secondary) (35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)

  • Economics
  • 11+ (secondary) (35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)

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