Harpenden Tutors and Harpenden Tuition


UK Tutors allows you to find Harpenden teachers in your local area and across the UK. Our Harpenden home tutors offer popular subjects like English, Maths and Physics as well as other niche subjects such as Portuguese. Our private Harpenden home tutors also cater for Entrance exams, SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels home tuition all around Harpenden.



Our simple search will list private tutors in your local area according to their proximity from you. The subjects we offer include, but are not limited to, English, Maths and Physics from primary level through to GCSE, A-Level as well as undergraduate level tuition. Also before making final arrangements with a tutor you can check they cover your syllabus (such as AQA, EdExcel or OCR exam boards) before releasing their contact details and commencing tuition.

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Catherine (Mrs)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  |  French  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I graduated from Bradford University with a degree in modern languages (French and Spanish) in 1985. ...
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Personal Description:
I graduated from Bradford University with a degree in modern languages (French and Spanish) in 1985.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching French to groups and individuals for 20 years to children, students and adults.

Tutoring Approach:

Prepared to tailor lessons to your needs.

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (22 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (22 p.h.)
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (22 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (22 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (22 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (22 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (22 p.h.)


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Holly (Miss)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  |  Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: Hello! I'm a friendly and qualified 1-to-1 tutor with lots of experience, living in South East London. I've lived and worked in Spain on three separate occasions: I find its culture, history and languages fascinating. I also teach English as a ...
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Personal Description:
Hello! I'm a friendly and qualified 1-to-1 tutor with lots of experience, living in South East London.

I've lived and worked in Spain on three separate occasions: I find its culture, history and languages fascinating.

I also teach English as a foreign language, and you couldn't be in a better city to learn English - London is fantastic! Welcome!

Teaching Experience:

I did a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages at Exeter University in 2007, and a CELTA (TEFL) at St Giles College, Brighton in 2005. Since then I've been teaching on and off in the UK and Spain, and completing my Masters degree in Spanish Translation.

I have taught Young Learners of 5+ years, through teenagers and up to adults - the majority of my experience is with teenagers.

My 1-1 students have all passed their GCSE, AS and A2 level exams with B's, A's and A*'s. Moreover, we have built good relationships together and learnt from each other along the way. References can be supplied if you wish.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a creative person, spontaneous yet thoughtful, and I like to tailor my approach on an individual basis. I try to keep my lessons a fair mix of listening, speaking, reading and writing practice though, all with good momentum and interest levels. You tell me what interests you - from One Direction to global warming! - and we'll incorporate it into activities so that you are more engaged with your learning.

My speciality is grammar; helping you overcome any grammar-related fears in foreign languages, to get you confident about your own ability to comprehend how language works and start manipulating it yourself.

I can travel to you, for a slightly higher hourly fee, or you can come to my house. In any case, I look forward to hearing from and working with you!

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • Spanish
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)


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Paola (Mrs)
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Subjects: French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am Italian by nationality but was brought up in Belgium. I went to school and university in Brussels and spoke Italian at home throughout. I have a Degree from a School for Translators and Interpreters located in Brussels where I have studied En ...
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I am Italian by nationality but was brought up in Belgium. I went to school and university in Brussels and spoke Italian at home throughout. I have a Degree from a School for Translators and Interpreters located in Brussels where I have studied English and Italian as foreign languages. I have lived in the UK since 1987.

Teaching Experience:

I am currently working in a secondary school as a teacher assistant and EAL teacher. I am familiar with the demands of the curriculum, especially at GCSE level. I have tutored several students for French GCSE and helped them achieve their potential. I thoroughly enjoy teaching languages, especially on a 1:1 basis.

Tutoring Approach:

I think I am flexible and patient.

Subjects
  • French
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)

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Tom (Mr)
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Subjects: French  |  Physics  |  Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: A final year MEng Automotive Engineering student at the University of Bath. Friendly and relaxed, looking forward to helping others learn and achieve their goals! ...
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Personal Description:
A final year MEng Automotive Engineering student at the University of Bath. Friendly and relaxed, looking forward to helping others learn and achieve their goals!

Teaching Experience:

I have no teaching experience yet but have three younger siblings and so have been called upon to help with informal tutoring in the past.

Tutoring Approach:

I will start by asking the student (or parents) to identify the areas in which help is required to make sure your requirements and my abilities match. I will then help the student to complete exercises by his or herself and be available if conceptual help is required. In this way, the student will have the necessary support to be able to work his or her way through a subject and build a good understanding of it.

Subjects
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (10 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • Physics
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (10 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)

  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (10 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)

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Edward (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  |  Physics  |  Chemistry  |  Mandarin  |  Entrance Exams  |  Combined Science  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: My name is Ed. I graduated from Durham University with 1st class honours in Maths and Physics. I have achieved straight A result with six A-levels including Maths, Further Maths, German, Physics, Chemistry and Chinese. I am an experienced tutor and h ...
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My name is Ed. I graduated from Durham University with 1st class honours in Maths and Physics. I have achieved straight A result with six A-levels including Maths, Further Maths, German, Physics, Chemistry and Chinese. I am an experienced tutor and have previously tutored students from a variety of schools and institutions. I am patient and my primary focus is to help you achieve your goals and objectives.

I currently work in the finance industry. I also work as a private tutor for a top tutoring company in central London. I am flexible and can travel to you.

I am available on the weekends as well as weekday evenings.

Please contact me for further enquiries. I can provide you references if required.

Teaching Experience:

Private Tutor at Bonas Macfarlane, London, July 2010 - Present
I tutor a variety of subjects at different levels from primary schools to A-levels. I teach Maths, Physics, Chemistry, German and Chinese. I also offer service on giving academic advice as well as interview techniques for entering into top schools and universities in the UK.

Private Tutor at Bright Young Things, London, September 2012 - Present
Bright Young Things is the second largest tutoring agency after Bonas Macfarlane whom I also work for. With Bright Young Things my focus had been Maths at A-level and GCSE.

University Marker, Department of Mathematics, Durham University, October 2009 - May 2010
I mentored second year Maths undergraduates at Durham University. I have learned to work through the arguments and thought processes of others and give constructive feedback.

Sixth Form Tutor, Framwellgate Sixth Form College, Durham, October 2006 - June 2009
I tutored Maths (GCSE, A-Level), Chemistry (GCSE, A-level), German (GCSE, A-Level) and Chinese (GCSE, A-Level) at Durham Framwellgate Sixth Form College for three years. I helped all of my tutees achieve more than what they were initially targeting to achieve. I also learned to prepare teaching materials and adopt various teaching methods.

Teaching Assistant, Student Associate Scheme, Middlesbrough, June to July 2008
Co-operated between the Training and Developing Agency (TDA) and the target schools in the Northeast, I worked alongside experienced teachers to gain classroom teaching experience.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach is simple and effective. The general framework is as follows.

As for Maths and science related subjects, at the outset I will go through general concepts that are fundamental to student's understanding on the subject through the use of simple examples. I will then reinforce the message and encourage students through taking the initiative on specific and more challenging problems. Confidence is key and it is vital that my tutees are motivated and encouraged to constantly self-develop both at an academic and personal level.

As for German and Chinese, I strive to make the lesson as interactive as I can. I am experienced in teaching beginners as well as students that have learnt the language for a number of years.

I understand the different learning needs of different students. I will always be flexible and will do my best to help you succeed.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (70 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)
  • Physics
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (70 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)

  • Chemistry
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (70 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)
  • Mandarin
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (70 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)

  • Entrance Exams
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (70 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)
  • Combined Science
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (70 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (80 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (80 p.h.)


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Jonathan (Mr)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I'm a 32-year old music graduate, currently living on the Isle of Man. I completed CELTA in Budapest, Hungary in 2012 and have been teaching privately since then. With my background in music I am good at incorporating this interest into my lessons ...
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Personal Description:
I'm a 32-year old music graduate, currently living on the Isle of Man. I completed CELTA in Budapest, Hungary in 2012 and have been teaching privately since then. With my background in music I am good at incorporating this interest into my lessons (along with a passion for films, cartoons and humour).

Teaching Experience:

Beyond the teaching practice I did as part of my CELTA course, I have been teaching private students, 1:1, since my return to the island in October 2012.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a very relaxed approach to learning: my main aim is for the student to enjoy the lesson as this will help them to learn, to remember and to remain motivated.

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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Lauren (Miss)
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Subjects: Biology  |  Entrance Exams  |  Maths  |  Medicine  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: Hi, my name is Lauren and I am 23 years old. I am currently undertaking my clinical training as a third year medical student via the Graduate Entry Programme at Imperial College London. Prior to this I read Natural Sciences at University of Cambridge ...
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Personal Description:
Hi, my name is Lauren and I am 23 years old. I am currently undertaking my clinical training as a third year medical student via the Graduate Entry Programme at Imperial College London. Prior to this I read Natural Sciences at University of Cambridge with an interest in a range of biological topics including biology of cells, physiology, pathology and history & ethics of medicine.

I have always been a hardworking and conscientious student but more importantly I have made an effort to adapt and improve my approach to learning to meet the increasing demands that school and university brings. I would love to use my experiences to help other students work towards and achieve their goals, and pass on the studying skills I have found so helpful.

During my time at Cambridge I found the small-group-based supervisions to be the best way to test my own understanding of a topic and a great opportunity to seek answers to questions that had not been raised during class. This is why I believe tutoring is one of the most effective ways for a student to enhance their own education. Furthermore having been a supervisee myself I understand the qualities that are sought in a tutor. The supervisors I most admired were those that were approachable, patient and knowledgeable; qualities I strive to embody in my own tutoring.

Teaching Experience:

I have many years of experience providing guidance, support and advice to students over a wide age range both in academic and extra-curricular settings.

During sixth form I was a senior student for the mathematics department tutoring students in year 7-9 at lunchtimes, in particular guiding them through assignments they had been unable to complete in class and taking the time to revisit topics they had found more challenging. I was also elected to be a prefect responsible for overseeing the welfare of a year 9 form throughout the academic year.

Whilst at Cambridge I took part in an e-monitoring scheme where I provided advice and guidance to a sixth form student applying to university from an access-targeted school. I also became a 'college parent' to three students in the year below whom I provided support to in their studies and general advice about university life.

More recently at Imperial I have volunteered with the 'Teddy Bear Hospital Scheme' helping to run interactive and fun workshops at local primary schools to educate children about the importance of health and challenge their fear of doctors. I also continue to help my five younger siblings with their homework and exam preparation, feeling a great sense of pride as I have watched each of them progress from primary to secondary school.

I am very excited to tutor students in the areas of mathematics and science, as well as help with university applications and entrance exams (UKCAT average = 790).

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that the best approach to tutoring is to work in partnership with the tutee in an environment that we both feel comfortable, ensuring an interactive and engaging session.

The teaching methods used will be adapted to every tutee, catering to the individual differences in learning approaches and pace. These could range from working through practice questions to test a tutee's knowledge, using diagrams to explain difficult concepts, to having an open and two-way discussion about a topic of interest. I would explore these specifics prior to and during the first session so that I could appreciate the needs of the tutee. In later sessions we can review the approach used and make changes if both the tutee and I feel this would be beneficial.

Whether a tutee is looking to understand the basics of topic they are struggling with or wanting to push themselves to excel in areas they are interested in I believe everyone can reach their potential and that is what I set out to do through my tutoring.

Subjects
  • Biology
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (40 p.h.)
  • Entrance Exams
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (40 p.h.)

  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • Medicine
  • A-Level or Highers (35 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (40 p.h.)


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Chibuzor (Mr)
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Subjects: Reading & Writing skills  |  Study Skills  |  English (Foreign Language)  |  Biology  |  Chemistry  |  Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am patient and reliable. My ability to pay maximum attention to the academic needs of students has endeared me closer to my clients (students). I feel happy when there exists a smile of satisfaction on the faces of those under my tutelage. I am pun ...
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Personal Description:
I am patient and reliable. My ability to pay maximum attention to the academic needs of students has endeared me closer to my clients (students). I feel happy when there exists a smile of satisfaction on the faces of those under my tutelage. I am punctual to my appointments.

Teaching Experience:

I have acquired a total of 8 years post-university teaching experience mainly in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Statistics and Chemistry and biology. I also have a long standing experience in teaching study skills for maximum success.
I have taught in secondary school and in Universities.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach is simple. First of all, understanding the students' strength and weakness in the subject area of interest is important as this serves as a yard stick in measuring the magnitude of tutoring required.
This will also suggest how best to go about it. Using pictures and stories have been found to yield successful results in most cases.
Assessment of the students in the end also helps to detail how far the student has made progress.

Subjects
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Study Skills
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)

  • English (Foreign Language)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Biology
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)

  • Chemistry
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (40 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)


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Ben (Mr)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am a young, dynamic Cambridge CELTA qualified teacher with a real passion for the English language. My greatest pleasure is to meet students from all over the world! I love the challenge that each new student brings, knowing that each person h ...
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Personal Description:
I am a young, dynamic Cambridge CELTA qualified teacher with a real passion for the English language. My greatest pleasure is to meet students from all over the world!

I love the challenge that each new student brings, knowing that each person has individual learning requirements and needs a unique approach to facilitating their language acquisition.

My hobbies include languages (I studied French at university), travel, literature, and education.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching English for over 4 years. I started by teaching my friends whilst living in France, helping them with their university assignments and preparation for TOEFL exams and presentations. In 2014 I became professionally qualified when I achieved Cambridge CELTA certification.

Since then I have taught Brazilian students from impoverished areas of Rio de Janeiro online, working for the Sequoia Foundation. I currently work for a French company, teaching English online to French-speakers (from France, as well as from many African and Caribbean countries). Working for a Hong Kong based company, I also teach a student from Spain. Further to this I also work for a Japanese company, offering 1-1 Skype lessons.

In summer of 2015 I taught monolingual classes of Italian speakers at Birmingham City University (working for a company called International Quest). My most recent teaching experience also involves an Italian student: I provide 1-1 business English lessons (face-to-face) at Deutsche Bank in Birmingham.

My students have been very varied. The youngest are currently around age 6 and the oldest have been retired casual learners (aged 60+). I have taught levels ranging from entry level (A1 and below) to advanced (C1-C2). My students are from a variety of backgrounds: schoolchildren; high school students; university students ; business professionals; casual learners.

Tutoring Approach:

I love to meet new students from all over the world and enjoy working with all levels. Each student has different needs, so I make sure our lessons reflect this. For example, one student may wish to focus on grammar and reading, whereas another might need to work on speaking and phonology.

I use materials such as the Cambridge Empower series for adolescent and adult learners, as I believe it provides a fantastic springboard for learning. For students wishing to focus on business English, I also make use of the Collins Business English range.

I also have many other resources at my disposal that can be adapted to suit each individual student's needs. For example, many students also find it beneficial to analyse newspaper articles, and I am also happy to work with students on any documents they bring to class.

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • 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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Abhinaba (Mr)
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Subjects: Life Science  |  Physics  |  Maths  |  Combined Science  |  Biology  |  Chemistry  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Online
Info: I am a easy going teacher. I have the capability to create the bond we need to have between a teacher a student.I love to study so i teach which makes me upto date with syllabus as well as some extra experience. ...
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Personal Description:
I am a easy going teacher. I have the capability to create the bond we need to have between a teacher a student.I love to study so i teach which makes me upto date with syllabus as well as some extra experience.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching for 3 years.

Tutoring Approach:

keeping it real
fostering independence
assessment through games
use fast pace drills
use of multi media tools
introducing humour to the tutor session
encouraging student to create

Subjects
  • Life Science
  • GCSE or Standards (13 p.h.)
  • Physics
  • GCSE or Standards (13 p.h.)

  • Maths
  • GCSE or Standards (13 p.h.)
  • Combined Science
  • GCSE or Standards (13 p.h.)

  • Biology
  • GCSE or Standards (13 p.h.)
  • Chemistry
  • GCSE or Standards (13 p.h.)


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Emilie (Miss)
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Subjects: Study Skills  |  French  |  Medicine  |  English (Foreign Language)  |  Biology  |  Art  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: Hello! I am a fourth year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I am bilingual in English and French and completed the International Baccalaureate program in Canada, studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English, French, Economics and ...
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Personal Description:
Hello! I am a fourth year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
I am bilingual in English and French and completed the International Baccalaureate program in Canada, studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English, French, Economics and Philosophy.
My specialties for tutoring include Medicine,Biology, French and English second language.
Please send me a message if you have any questions, and I will be happy to answer.

Teaching Experience:

I was a peer teacher at my high school for 5 years, helping students with Biology, Chemistry, Maths, French and organizational/study skills.

Tutoring Approach:

I find it best to begin the sessions with an open discussion on what would like to be achieved with tutoring and tailor each experience to the individual.
I then like to set up individual goals with the student with an achievable time frame, which helps keep the students motivated towards an end goal.
I am able to adapt my tutoring skills to each student based on their personal preferences, whether they enjoy independent supervised work or require more one on one assistance throughout the session.

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

  • Medicine
  • 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.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • 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.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)

  • Biology
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • Art
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (15 p.h.)


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Maria (Ms)
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Subjects: Spanish  |  Italian  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: I am passionate about languages and I love every aspect about the process of language learning and teaching. Growing up I was always surrounded by books. My parents' personal library was incredibly diverse and spanned many genres of fiction and factu ...
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Personal Description:
I am passionate about languages and I love every aspect about the process of language learning and teaching. Growing up I was always surrounded by books. My parents' personal library was incredibly diverse and spanned many genres of fiction and factual works, while also including classics of European and World literature. Exposure to such a wide variety of authors instilled in me a fascination with communication cross-culturally - which played a great role in my decision to enrol in a language degree. Since then, the training and experience that I have gained at different universities, in both the UK and abroad, have helped me develop a range of teaching methods meeting the needs of different learners. I firmly believe that teaching allows you to impart knowledge to others while also enabling you to grow as a person yourself.

Teaching Experience:

I am a native Italian speaker and a qualified teacher of Italian with more than 7 years of experience in teaching on both undergraduate courses at university level and evening classes for adults. I am currently running a number of classes on Italian language and literature at the University of Leicester, besides teaching for the university Adult Programme 'Languages at Leicester'. In 2013 I was awarded the prestigious American teaching scholarship, the Fulbright Assistantship, to teach at Wheaton College Massachusetts (U.S.) during the academic year 2013/2014. I am currently completing a PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Leicester and I hold a Masters in 'Teaching Italian as a Second Language' from Milan's Catholic University. Prior to moving to Leicester, in 2010-2011 I worked at the University of Kent, where I completed my teaching training as requirement of my Masters. I like to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in language teaching and I attend language conferences, either as a speaker or as audience, on a regular basis.

Tutoring Approach:

I always try to combine traditional methods with more innovative approaches, tending to regard the textbook as a tool to be integrated with fresh, lively and more personalised material, using visual stimuli (commercials and videos for example) as a way of enhancing this experience. I believe that these methods play a vital role in instilling practical communicative language skills that students can then reproduce in a creative and spontaneous way. I tend to follow a Communicative Approach, where the stress is on oral communication, while interactive student-centred learning is encouraged. Based on the acknowledgement that all communication has a social purpose, this approach focuses on language as a medium of communication. The aim is to guide students towards the acquisition of a notional/functional syllabus, inclusive of both notions (meanings and concepts to communicate) and the language needed to do so. The learning environment has to be a positive one, and with my tutees I always make sure that they regard me as somebody they can trust. My students have always responded positively to my teaching, which is reflected in the Award in Excellence in Service I received from the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at Wheaton College (U.S.) in 2014.

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • 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.)
  • Italian
  • 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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