Harpenden Tutors and Harpenden Tuition


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Margaret (Ms)
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Subjects: English  
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: From their home
Info: As a faculty head of English and modern languages I have a broad knowledge of texts, and am well qualified to meet the curricular needs of any pupil. I have marked Standard Grade folio and Higher Critical essay for the SQA for many years, and Higher ...
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As a faculty head of English and modern languages I have a broad knowledge of texts, and am well qualified to meet the curricular needs of any pupil. I have marked Standard Grade folio and Higher Critical essay for the SQA for many years, and Higher Folio for the last 8 years, so am well versed in expected pupil standards.
I would also like to say, at this point, that the reason I prefer pupils to come to my home is because I do not drive and I have lots of materials at home.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching English at all levels, from 1st-6th years, for 24 years.
I have also been tutoring for 12/13 years and in this years (2016) exams I saw all my tutees pass Higher despite some of them only coming to me after having failed their Prelim. All were ecstatic with their result and phoned to inform,and thank,me. This years results have been astounding as of my 8 tutees, 7 got A passes and one got a B. All came for the majority of the year and none were certainties for an A. Indeed 3 were struggling but worked extremely hard and got well deserved A's.

As well as new pupils for Higher last session I also had several returning pupils,or siblings, from last year as my services as a tutor have been retained to now take them through the transition from N5 to Higher. This has been a trend for me as tutees have always been happy with the lessons and my efforts in making them feel comfortable.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a well experienced tutor on a 1 to 1 and group basis. I have tutored at all Secondary levels and will support, and supplement, the teaching materials already provided by the pupils' schools. I will look over, and grade, work done by pupils in school and that set by me. In general, I will identify a pupils weakest areas and we will work hard on improving on that whilst "fine tuning" other areas.
From the Academic year 2014/15 National 5 and N6 Higher students were catered for and I, myself, teach it to my 4th and 5th year students. This will be a very challenging year for S4 as a lot has to be done in a shorter time as year 4, generally have 1 or 2 less teaching periods than year 5/6 yet they have the same work to cover. In addition they have more exams and work experience to cope with. An early start at this would be advised in order to get into folio as soon as possible.

Subjects
  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (£30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)

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Lucy (Miss)
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Subjects: Maths  |  Geography  |  Drama  |  Biology  |  English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am a super-tutor, with a 1st Class Masters from Cambridge University. I am excellent with children and love to help others learn. I went straight from university into drama school, and now work as a tutor and a professional actress. I have 4 ye ...
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Personal Description:
I am a super-tutor, with a 1st Class Masters from Cambridge University. I am excellent with children and love to help others learn.

I went straight from university into drama school, and now work as a tutor and a professional actress. I have 4 years of tutoring experience and have helped children get into some of the best schools in the country, as well as aiding older children in getting the A*s they want at GCSE and A-level.

Teaching Experience:

My degree at Cambridge University was in Education studies with English and Drama. Although it was not a teacher training course, the Education Studies module of the degree involved learning an introduction to the philosophy, psychology, sociology and history of education. I was also, of course, able to benefit from the private seminar and tutorial system that Cambridge offers. As a result, I am fully aware of how beneficial a one-on-one teaching style can help to build confidence, and heighten learning and understanding.

I have now been tutoring ages 7-18 for 4 years, and have had brilliant feedback from my various jobs:

1. Lucy is an excellent enthusiastic tutor who does a great job keeping my son interested and engaged. I would highly recommend her. - Father of Zain (age 8)

2. I would really like to thank you for being such a great tutor. We appreciate the effort you put into preparing for the sessions with Ella and we have every confidence in your dedication and abilities. - Father of Ella (age 16)

3. Julian scored 97% UMS marks in English Language, which is within 2.1% of all the boys taking English this year. For English Literature his UMS score was 97% again, which is within 4% of all the boys this year! This brilliant result, we think, is largely thanks to your help. - Mother of Julian (age 16)

4. Our son absolutely loved Lucy. She worked so hard with him in the lead-up to his exams, and I don`t know what we would have done without her! - Mother of Christopher (age 11)

Tutoring Approach:

I am a confidence-buildling tutor.

My approach is generally fun. I am the tutor who is also the friend. I do not let a child get away with misbehaviour or laziness, but at the same time I am certainly not stern. My approach is without a doubt to help the child learn to love the subject and want improvement for themselves, not because I demand it of them.

Firstly, I will always aim to find the areas the child is having the most difficulty with and break it down to its simplest form to help them understand. Once a child has understood the basic principle of what we are learning, I aim to push them as far as I can with their learning - my memory of the best teacher's I had at school were the teacher's who pushed me even further than I needed to go, and who gave me more knowledge and information than I needed to know. I then found that I entered my exams relaxed and confident, knowing that I had excess knowledge. Rather than learning just to answer set questions in an exam, I felt I truly understood those subjects.



Of course, I would play everything by ear though, and I would not pile extra work or information on a child if they are still struggling. We will work at a pace that is comfortable but useful for them.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£70 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£70 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£80 p.h.)
  • Geography
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£70 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£70 p.h.)

  • Drama
  • Adult/Casual learner (£90 p.h.)
  • Biology
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£70 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£70 p.h.)

  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£70 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£70 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£80 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£90 p.h.)

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Julia (Miss)
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Subjects: French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: Hi, My name is Julia, I am a qualified and experienced French native teacher. I have a passion for languages. I am fluent in arabic, and can speak Spanish and Italian as well. However, I do think one should only teach a language one masters which i ...
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Hi,
My name is Julia, I am a qualified and experienced French native teacher. I have a passion for languages. I am fluent in arabic, and can speak Spanish and Italian as well. However, I do think one should only teach a language one masters which is why I only teach French. I am an enthusiastic, fun and reliable person.
I teach all ages, all levels and prepare students for a wide range of examinations such as GCSE, Baccalauréat, A-level, DELF and DALF. I teach children in a fun way and casual learners according to their needs and levels.

Having studied and worked in marketing and B to B in France before, I enjoy very much teaching Business Fench to professionals willing to have better jobs opportunities or just willing to be able to communicate with French companies, customers or colleagues. My experience also includes medical French for doctors/nurses. I travel to companies for the group classes. Please ask for price.

Teaching Experience:

I am currently teaching at the university of Essex where I have been working for 5 years and in a secondary school. In the secondary school, I am in charge of Year 10. Year 11 and Y12 who are taking their GCSE and As level so I have an excellent experience with exams! I taught in secondary schools, in Harwich High-School and Thomas Gainsborough school in Sudbury.
Previously,I worked in a Primary school in South of France for 1 year with 5 to 11 years old children and I taught French in a private school near Colchester for 1 year where I used to teach children in a fun and creative way using role-plays, songs, art and crafts....

I have experience in teaching French to native/bilingual speakers as well so my method will be adapted to your profile

Tutoring Approach:

I think tutoring is particularly interesting and rewarding. My experience with all levels and nationalities is a real strength. I tailor the lessons to your needs, goal and level. We all have different ways of learning and what works for one can be of no help for someone else so I am always looking for the best way to succeed for each of my students. I like using games and fun activites when appropriate with children but also with adults! Learning a language is a challenge, that of course can be boring, but it can be very fun and rewarding as well. I do think everyone can learn a language!

Subjects
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£20 p.h.)

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Carine (Mrs)
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Subjects: French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Online
Info: I am a French native speaker who currently lives in England. I have been teaching French and English for 16 years both in England and in large international schools. I enjoy reading and travelling. ...
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Personal Description:
I am a French native speaker who currently lives in England.

I have been teaching French and English for 16 years both in England and in large international schools. I enjoy reading and travelling.

Teaching Experience:

I have prepared students for a variety of examinations, including AQA GCSE, AQA FCSE, CIE IGCSE, AS and A Level (Edexcel and AQA). I have also taught French to primary students.

I hold a Licence from the University of Aix-en-Provence (France), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Sheffield (UK) as well as a TESOL diploma from the University of Leicester (UK).

During the course of my career, I have lead the Foreign Modern Language faculty in a British International School.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that to successfully teach a language it is most important to look at each student individually. We all learn in different ways and I always make sure I get to know my students better before deciding on an approach.

However, the most important part is to make students feel comfortable and help them grow in confidence. Learning a language can be a challenge but, with the right approach and support, it can be a most rewarding experience.

Subjects
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£16 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£17 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£20 p.h.)

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Sabine (Ms)
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Subjects: Spanish  |  German  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: My name is Sabine and I can teach you German and Spanish. A German native speaker with a passion for languages and teaching, I hold a Master´s Degree in Translation from the University of Heidelberg and currently teach at the School of Management and ...
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Personal Description:
My name is Sabine and I can teach you German and Spanish. A German native speaker with a passion for languages and teaching, I hold a Master´s Degree in Translation from the University of Heidelberg and currently teach at the School of Management and Languages at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Having lived in many different countries and learned foreign languages myself I know about the joy and challenges of learning a new language - be it for school, work or your own individual goals or just for fun!

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching children, adults and university students for the last 10 years in various subjects - Latin, Italian, Maths, Spanish and German.

Tutoring Approach:

Classes are always tailored to the student in terms of content, level as well as teaching approach. I teach individuals as well as groups and make sure that you have fun and learn much more than just the language!

£25/hour or £32/1.5 hrs - discount for 2 or more students of similar level.

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)
  • German
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)


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Victoria (Miss)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I am a 23 year old female tutor currently teaching at a local school in Derbyshire, specially trained in Secondary Mathematics. I am confident and outgoing, and have offered private tuition successfully over two years with all tutees achieving their ...
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I am a 23 year old female tutor currently teaching at a local school in Derbyshire, specially trained in Secondary Mathematics. I am confident and outgoing, and have offered private tuition successfully over two years with all tutees achieving their desired outcomes in KS3 or at GCSE level.

Teaching Experience:

I have three years of working with primary children in both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire schools, as well as teaching in two secondary schools in North Yorkshire in 2015. I have been teaching Mathematics in a Derbyshire secondary school since June 2015 across all three key stages. Happy to tutor children ranging from KS2 to KS5 including college students studying A-Level Core Maths or Functional Skills.

Fully CRB checked.
Strong mathematics background.
Happy to travel up to 5 miles approximately - prefer not to tutor online.

Tutoring Approach:

● Encourage challenges and enjoy teaching maths through interactive sessions with a variety of resources.

● Explain topics to ensure pupils fully understand the concepts before tackling book work questions, and even create my own worksheets and examples to bridge any gaps.

● Understand the curriculum of both primary and secondary mathematics very well and take a calm, relaxed approach to teaching.

● 100% committed to making learning as easy as possible and adapt teaching to any style to meet all personal requirements.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)

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Monserrat (Miss)
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Subjects: Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Online
Info: I am a Spanish native speaker and I am currently studying an MA in English Language Teaching ...
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Personal Description:
I am a Spanish native speaker and I am currently studying an MA in English Language Teaching

Teaching Experience:

I have 5 years of experience teaching Languages to students of different ages.

Tutoring Approach:

One to One classes, could be online as well as in person

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£20 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£20 p.h.)

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Jack (Mr)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  |  Mandarin  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a British teacher who has studied Mandarin Chinese for 8 years. I studied Mandarin at the University of Westminster and continued to increase my fluency in the language whilst living in China and working as a teacher. I've been a language teache ...
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Personal Description:
I am a British teacher who has studied Mandarin Chinese for 8 years. I studied Mandarin at the University of Westminster and continued to increase my fluency in the language whilst living in China and working as a teacher. I've been a language teacher for more than 5 years in the UK, China and Italy, teaching English and Mandarin to students of all ages and levels. I am currently enrolled on a MA course in translation.

Teaching Experience:

I have been a language teacher for more than 5 years, teaching Mandarin and English as a foreign language in the UK, China and Italy. I have been employed by a number of language schools in China and Italy, including "Gaoxin No.2 Primary School" in Xi'an, China, and "ispeakenglish" a private language school in Sardinia, Italy.

Tutoring Approach:

Before lessons begin, I like to communicate with students about their learning goals to discuss what they want to achieve from the lessons. The curriculum must be discussed to see what exactly students want to learn, for example if they want to study reading and writing as well as speaking and listening.

Lessons will be bilingual, with a focus on communicative skills to practice and strengthen students' knowledge of new grammar and vocabulary.

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • 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.)
  • Mandarin
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)


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Martin (Mr)
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Subjects: Biology  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am an experienced tutor and current A level and GCSE teacher with over 22 years experience. I have had a lot of success with my private tutoring, having helped many students achieve the grades they need to gain entry to the university courses of ...
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Personal Description:
I am an experienced tutor and current A level and GCSE teacher with over 22 years experience.
I have had a lot of success with my private tutoring, having helped many students achieve the grades they need to gain entry to the university courses of their choice - including medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry.
I have helped students in all the main exam boards including AQA, OCR and Edexcel

I have excellent communication skills and a very approachable manner which quickly puts students at ease.

I am married and have four children, three of which have passed through A levels so I know what it is like as a parent and teacher.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught in a secondary and sixth form for 24 yrs and am currently a GCSE and A level Biology and Psychology teacher as well as a sixth form tutor.

I have been tutoring Biology and Psychology for over 20 yrs with great success with students from both the state and private sector. I have helped students from Collyer's; The Weald School; Steyning Grammer; Seaford College; Worth School; Farlington and Reigate Grammer to name a few.

My subject knowledge is very good being educated to BSc (Hons) in Biology and MSc in Psychology

I am very flexible and will either tutuor in my own home or am happy to travel to you.

Tutoring Approach:

My main focus has been tutoring and teaching A level Biology and more recently Psychology.and have been very successful in helping students of all abilities to improve their grades to allow them to make their next step in their education.

My strengths are that I have very good communication skills and put students at ease allowing for the greatest progress to be made.

I focus on two main areas. Firstly in breaking down theory areas to make it understandable. I get students to learn key words and use revision spider diagrams to see the overview of difficult topics so they don't get lost in the theory. Then I use these spider diagrams to help them select accurately the correct theory areas to answer exam based questions.

Secondly I focus on exam technique, deconstructing questions to focus on how to structure an answer and then to select the correct theory to use in the answer.

I can offer a selection of services.

A) simple tuition: focusing of understanding specific areas as the student needs

B). Tutoring programme: setting up and organising a tutoring programme for several lessons that will cover, systematically, a larger area of the subject.

C). Revision programme: creating a revision programme with the student and managing the students revision programme in the subject (s). This will take the student up to the exam.

I Include setting and marking exam based H/W's.

I also include revision material and workbooks as well as past paper packs with mark schemes.

I have been very successful with students from those wanting to take up Medicine, Veterinary or Dentistry courses, to those who just want a pass to everyone in between.

Subjects
  • Biology
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£35 p.h.)

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Katie (Miss)
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Subjects: Entrance Exams  |  Media / Communication Studies  |  English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: MA in English Language, PGCE, experienced examiner of GCSE English Language for AQA exam board (5 years). I have been teaching for six years and have been awarded outstanding by Ofsted in school inspections. I can tutor GCSE English Language and/or L ...
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Personal Description:
MA in English Language, PGCE, experienced examiner of GCSE English Language for AQA exam board (5 years). I have been teaching for six years and have been awarded outstanding by Ofsted in school inspections. I can tutor GCSE English Language and/or Literature, English Grammar, and entrance exams. I am passionate about my subject and I also like to use it as a vehicle for students to explore morals, ethics and identity; I am most happy when I feel I am teaching students core skills, as well as broadening their knowledge of our rich history or important current affairs.

Teaching Experience:

I am a graduate of the Teach First programme. Teach First is a charity that tackles educational disadvantage by placing graduates in schools which are in challenging circumstances. As a result of this, I had to learn how to plan and deliver lessons that were fun and engaging, as well as educational. Many of the students in my classes were behind because the school hadn't been able secure permanent staff, so I also had to learn how to accelerate their progress quickly, if they were to have any hope of reaching their true potential. I signed up to examine English Language at GCSE for AQA and this was certainly helpful, as I was able to give my students a big insight into the skills that were required and the mistakes that were often made. I have been an examiner for the last five years, so my knowledge and experience here would certainly benefit someone about to start in year 11. I am passionate about making English as a subject relevant and I am lucky that English provides a lot of opportunities for that; I can teach the core skills using texts from contexts that students will relate too, which really helps to build confidence and maintain engagement. I am currently teaching in a prep school in Sevenoaks because I wanted to see a different side of the education system.

Tutoring Approach:

I will always aim choose engaging texts for my tutees to work with because I want the sessions to be engaging as well has educational, especially if this is an extra session on top of all the lessons in school.

I think it is important to break down core skills like 'analysis' and 'evaluation', so that students actually understand what is required of them. Often, students are asked to 'explain' and analyse and their students have no idea what this actually means or how to do it. I have tried and tested resources, which will support my tutee and help them to do this.

I think it is important to encourage independence in any tutee, but we can't just expect it to happen, just because we have asked. I feel that modelling good outcomes and the writing process, as well as asking students to critique their own work and the work of others is key in helping students to be more independent. This is something I have achieved in a classroom setting and so, I am confident that I can help a tutee to do the same.

Subjects
  • Entrance Exams
  • 11+ (secondary) (£30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • Media / Communication Studies
  • 11+ (secondary) (£30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)

  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (£30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)

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Farooq (Mr)
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Subjects: Accounting  |  Maths  
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: Reliable and qualified Maths Teacher with 20+ years of experience of tutoring individuals and groups. I care deeply about teaching and learning in general and the teaching of mathematics is a particular passion for me. I am a secondary school math ...
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Personal Description:
Reliable and qualified Maths Teacher with 20+ years of experience of tutoring individuals and groups.

I care deeply about teaching and learning in general and the teaching of mathematics is a particular passion for me. I am a secondary school mathematics teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). I have completed a BSc in Accounting, an ACCA qualification and a PGCE course. I am currently studying for my MSc Education degree. I have 20+ years experience as a tutor and 10+ years as a teacher. I have also worked for an acounting firm for 5 years and worked as a company director for 7 years.

My first session is provided free of charge and I use this session to understand the needs of prospective pupils. At the end of the session, I have a frank and honest discussion with the pupil and/or their guardians. I use these conversations to listen to the concerns of the pupils and/or their guardians and present an outline of my assessment of the student's areas of strengths and weaknesses. I also suggest a course of action to help the pupil move forward.

Teaching Experience:

I have been providing tuition in mathematics for over 20 years and have been a secondary school Mathematics Teacher for over 10 years. I have tutored A Level, university, AAT, CAT, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA students in accounting for over 10 years and have 5 years experience teaching professioanl accounting courses in private colleges. I have experience teaching to individual students, to small groups and to classes of up to 35 students. I have helped four year old pupils take their first steps in arithmetic and forty plus year old students finally understand how algebra works. In accounting I have worked with 16 year olds studying accounting for the first time for A Levels or CAT or AAT and 40+ year olds who have working in accounting for a long time and are studying for their professional exams.

I have helped students gain confidence in their own mathematical ability when they have been convinced by the academic system that they are incapable of doing well in the subject. I have also helped higher attaining students to challenge themselves and aspire to become even better. Most recently my Year 7 students were the only gold medallists in the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge in my secondary school. They did considerably better than all the other Year 7 students and even all the Year 8 students in the school who sat the same exam.

Tutoring Approach:

During the last two decades I have worked with many hundreds of students and have read research studies from academics around the world on the subject of attainment in mathematics. My own experience is in keeping with all the studies I have read about this topic. The overwhelming majority of students can do well in mathematics provided they have the confidence, the techniques and willingness to work hard. Even after only six to eight weeks of tuition, all the students I have tutored have improved by at least one grade or one level.

I tell all prospective pupils there is no magic bullet or shortcut. To achieve success in mathematics a few things are key: understanding the concept well; understanding when and how to apply it in different situations; lots of practice in applying it in different scenarios and short, regular revision sessions. So my only pre-conditions before I agree to work with any student are: a positive attitude; a commitment to put in the time and effort required to bring about the improvement in their grades; and at least one ninety minute session every week.

It is important to me that students should enjoy mathematics and look forward to their sessions with me. To ensure this I use a variety of different resources to explain concepts to students and am a firm believer in using physical and computer based study tools and aides to complement the standard oral and written tools used to teach mathematics. I also believe in linking the mathematics that we study to the real world to increase students' engagement with the topic and their understanding of its relevance. I am very patient and empathetic to my student's needs and once they develop in confidence I encourage all my students to challenge themselves regularly. Depending on the amount of time available, I usually help students cement their mastery of the foundations of arithmetic and algebra before moving on to establish fluency in statistics, geometry and problem solving.

Subjects
  • Accounting
  • A-Level or Highers (£35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£35 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£30 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£30 p.h.)


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Emily (Miss)
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Subjects: Law  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: Having recently just graduated from the University of Leeds with a qualifying 2:1 law degree, I am now living back at home in St. Helens, Merseyside. I work weekdays as a graduate paralegal at a law firm, but in my spare time I would love to tutor pe ...
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Personal Description:
Having recently just graduated from the University of Leeds with a qualifying 2:1 law degree, I am now living back at home in St. Helens, Merseyside. I work weekdays as a graduate paralegal at a law firm, but in my spare time I would love to tutor people whose position I was in not very long ago. At college I did Law, English Language, Sociology and Geography. Law was my strongest subject which encouraged me to study it at University. I am extremely easy to get along with and have a real bubbly, down to earth personality.

Teaching Experience:

I have no teaching experience; however, as a recent graduate, what I do have is a big understanding of how difficult and daunting it can be to balance work time and down time. I have a great amount of patience and due to my love for Law, I feel I could teach what I know with great compassion and enthusiasm. I take pleasure in helping others and would go above and beyond to help someone reach their full potential.

Tutoring Approach:

Having studied Law for five years, I understand how much case law, facts and dates need to be retained. I would be able to show students the methods I used to help me remember such information as part of exam preparation. It's also key to problem solve and go through questions methodically and systematically, triggering cases as you go along. Past papers are a good way to do this, thus I could provide some of those and we would work through those together. At A-level I did Criminal Law, Tort Law and Contract law, so would feel most at ease teaching those subjects. I also got a 2:1 in all those modules at University and completed my dissertation in the field of Criminal Law.

Subjects
  • Law
  • A-Level or Highers (£9 p.h.)

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