Hightown Tutors & Hightown Tuition


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Sarah (Miss)
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Subjects: Maths  |  English (Foreign Language)  |  German  |  French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am an experienced and successful assistant examiner for a major exam board for A Level French and have marked German and French GCSE in the past. I am an experienced, enthusiastic and friendly tutor, with a high success rate with GCSE and A level s ...
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Personal Description:
I am an experienced and successful assistant examiner for a major exam board for A Level French and have marked German and French GCSE in the past. I am an experienced, enthusiastic and friendly tutor, with a high success rate with GCSE and A level students of French and German. I love what I do, particularly helping to build student confidence and helping them achieve their best, in a fun and supportive way.

PGCE - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1998 (Secondary Teaching Qualification)
I am a fully qualified teacher of Languages and English as a foreign language, with 13 years' experience of teaching all levels.

My work as an assistant examiner for a major exam board, has given me an excellent insight into what is required by the exam in order to gain a good pass.
I love languages, teaching, music and travel.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught and supported students at all levels and for different purpose: GCSE, A Level, Holiday French and German, Primary French and German.

I have been an assistant examiner for a major exam board for A level French speaking, listening, reading and writing for the past 8 years, so can help to support students for exams and help them to become very familiar with the techniques and knowledge required to gain a good pass.

I have a 100% success rate with students. Last year, all 3 GCSE students gained A* and A (French and German) and my 3 A Level students gained A (French), and 2 C's (from a grade E/U in German).

I have taught online for Learndirect/myself, am computer literate, and have had success with students learning long distance via Skype.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a fun and enthusiastic approach to teaching and I am able to guarantee success at all levels. I have lots of success with all levels, and have been successful due to a variety of techniques, knowledge of exam papers/common difficulties when learning a language and teaching experience.
I am able to get the best out of students, by identifying their learning needs and styles.

Adult learners: I have a very successful and unique approach, which allows adults to understand how a language is constructed and which allows them to grasp the basics of a language and then 'play' with the language by adding new vocabulary and phrases. You will feel confident wiih the pronunciation of the language from the beginning, which is essential to make progress quickly and effectively.

What my previous students have said:

E - July 2012 - Intermediate Adult: I needed a quick few lessons to help me pass a resit at University, I realised this was a pressure on Sarah to help me pass but I had learnt more with Sarah in a total of 6 hours than I had in a whole year. I would highly recommend Sarah to anybody, Thank you Sarah for your help, you helped me pass with flying colours! E.

R - May 2012 - GCSE last minute help online - My daughter says " Sarah is really friendly and helpful and she gave me lots of techniques I can use to revise". Sarah has been brilliant at giving a late boost just before the exams, which was exactly what we wanted. We found her incredibly helpful and responsive and are sure she has been a major part of boosting my daughter's confidence - her grades as reported by school have gone up two levels in the last two months and Sarah has been a definite part of this

S - July 2011-May 2012 - Adult Casual - After having lessons for a few months now I can say that Sarah is a very effective teacher and has the ability to explain things in a simple and easy to understand way. I feel I have made significant progress in my learning and would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to anybody wishing to learn french.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 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.)

  • German
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (15 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (15 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (15 p.h.)
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (18 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (18 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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Lucy (Miss)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  |  Chemistry  |  French  |  Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a 28 year old Masters student taking a career break from advertising to study full time in an area I am passionate about - International Development, at SOAS in London. I previously graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010, where I st ...
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Personal Description:
I am a 28 year old Masters student taking a career break from advertising to study full time in an area I am passionate about - International Development, at SOAS in London. I previously graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010, where I studied French and Spanish as a Joint Honours, and received a 2:1 with a Distinction in spoken Spanish. I have lived and worked full time in Paris and Argentina for 1 year as a part of my degree. I also studied Portuguese for 2 years at University and received a High First at Intermediate level. I love languages and take great pleasure in passing on this enthusiasm to others!

Teaching Experience:

-I was a teacher's assistant for the head of the French department at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in June 2010. I assisted in teaching Years 7 and Upper Six, and all years in between with class sizes ranging from 6 to 32. I attended 12 hours of training on behavioral management, how to engage pupils and effective teaching prior to this placement which prepared me well.
-I informally taught English as a foreign language to French, Spanish and Portuguese adults on a weekly basis for 2 years whilst studying languages at university, as language exchanges.
-I have tutored Spanish and Chemistry GCSE students through this site with positive results, references available on request.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a professional, friendly tutor with great enthusiasm for learning. Can tutor to boost student's level, or help to prepare for exam deadlines. For GCSEs, A-Levels, University exams or personal deadlines, we can work out a learning plan to fit the student's requirements. Usual areas to work on are reading/writing/listening/speaking skills. I have my own material (films, tv clips, music) to supplement the student's own if needed for languages.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Lucy

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • 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.)
  • Chemistry
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)

  • French
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Spanish
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)


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Elena (Dr)
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Subjects: French  |  Russian  |  Craft and Design  |  Art  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: After obtaining my Master degree in St. Petersburg Academy (Russia, 2000) Ph.D. in fine art through Sorbonne (Paris, 2008), I moved to the UK and have been teaching part time with the Russian Art School in Oxford and Russian School in London. I speci ...
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Personal Description:
After obtaining my Master degree in St. Petersburg Academy (Russia, 2000) Ph.D. in fine art through Sorbonne (Paris, 2008), I moved to the UK and have been teaching part time with the Russian Art School in Oxford and Russian School in London. I specialise in Russian language, graphic design and textile art.

Teaching Experience:

I have tutored private students and taught classes of adolescent and pre-adolescent children through the Russian School in London as described above. Previously I have also taught Fine art in the St Petersburg Art School in Russia.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is holistic - I believe art is an expression of personal experience, and as such teaching technique is a means to an end rather than an end in itself. As an expression of a person's experience of life, art is also about beauty, and sharing the way that is perceived.

Subjects
  • French
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (12 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (12 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (12 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (12 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (12 p.h.)
  • Russian
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (12 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (12 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (12 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (12 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (12 p.h.)

  • Craft and Design
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (12 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (12 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (12 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (12 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (12 p.h.)
  • Art
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (12 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (12 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (12 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (12 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (12 p.h.)


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Kerry (Miss)
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Subjects: Spanish  
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am a young, fresh and energetic teacher with a fun approach to language learning. In my teaching I use a variety of authentic materials in unison with a variety of auditory, visual and kinesthetic actives something to suit all learners. ...
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Personal Description:
I am a young, fresh and energetic teacher with a fun approach to language learning. In my teaching I use a variety of authentic materials in unison with a variety of auditory, visual and kinesthetic actives something to suit all learners.

Teaching Experience:

I am a fully qualified teacher with five years of secondary education teaching. I prioritise in KS4 teaching (14-16)

All suitable tutees are entitled to a free consultation.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to teaching is generally simple: I adapt my teaching to suit your needs. Whether you are a beginner, after the basics with culture and enrichment, or a parent looking for a tutor with experience and knowledge in all Key Stages, my approach to teaching is altered to suit tutees` needs.

Subjects
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (20 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)

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Joe (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: As a British Chinese, I spent my childhood in China until I was 11 when my family moved to London. I found the pace of study of mathematics at my state school to be too slow for my curiosity. From the age of 12, I self-taught mathematics until unive ...
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Personal Description:
As a British Chinese, I spent my childhood in China until I was 11 when my family moved to London. I found the pace of study of mathematics at my state school to be too slow for my curiosity. From the age of 12, I self-taught mathematics until university. During this period, I completed my GCSE maths with A* at the age of 12, A-level maths at 14 with a score of 599/600, A-level further maths at 16. For A-level studies, I completed 7 A-levels (Maths, Further Maths, Music, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies) and AS-level in ICT, all at my inner city state school. I went on to study Mathematics at Imperial College, graduated with first class honours and my final year exam results ranked first in my year - it is something I aim to teach my students.

I worked for a number of years for a finance firm in the City of London. At the same time, I have been tutoring since I was 18. My tutoring spread through recommendations, and I still have a number of long term tutees. I have always found tutoring to be most satisfying and fulfilling, especially when I witness students' progress from bafflement to appreciation, and eventually achieving their aspirations. Now I have decided to become a dedicated full time professional tutor, and has been doing so for last three years.

Teaching Experience:

I have done a great deal of one-to-one maths tuitions, more than 60 students over the last ten years and more than 5000 hours. Almost all the tuition is in mathematics, although sometimes I also help with sciences at the same time. Most of my previous students have been introduced to me by way of recommendation, a few found me from uktutors site, I have not had the need to advertise else where. I have tutored maths at GCSE, A-level, and also tutored Further Maths. All my students have done very well in their maths exams, so far all A's and A*'s, they have had offers and gone to top universities, including: Oxford, UCL, KCL, Warwick, Cardiff.

Past student / parents references are available upon request, in fact most of them would be happy to speak to you. And I will forward as many references as you reasonably require. I also have a long list of previous student highlights, too long to put here, but available upon request.

New from this academic year 2015, I also offer grade A guarantee for A level maths, with reimbursement if the guarantee is not met. I take pride and responsibility for my student's grades! Probably more than they do!

My teaching experience started from myself, as I self-taught maths until university. In order to master my subject by myself, I read many text books and assimilate the best ideas and methods of each. In the end, I summarized the best methods, which are often starkly intuitive and widely applicable. With these unique methods, a focus on deep intuitions and my own enthusiasm, the passion I have for maths is often transferred to my tutees. I am also of the philosophy that if a topic does not feel easy for a tutee, then that is my problem, not theirs. Then I would strive to find a better way to allow my tutees to understand the topic as I do, and feel as easy as I do.

Tutoring Approach:

My tutoring approach is one of efficiency and clarity. Efficiency and clarity means that I will be able to cover a vast amount of material in a short period of time, while not sacrificing clarity and understanding for my pupils. Students are required to learn most of the methods available for any topic. Where possible, I will emphasize the why something works the way it does as well as how to use it. All these are to help pupils to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for the subject, as well as best equip them for exams. All these can still be achieved efficiently and at speed! My pupils are usually surprised at how much we can cover and how well they can understand something at such speed. The efficiency and clarity can be achieved because I make it my goal to deliver the clearest ideas to my students as efficiently as possible. This is what I spend time doing when I am not tutoring. Along the way my students will benefit from many new ways of thinking on many topics which are not found on text books or anywhere else, which give them an edge in exams. Final note, I usually cover everything, and in advance, which will allow the student to have school lessons as revision class.

In addition, when I take someone on, it is naturally my goal to help motivate them along the way. If a tutee isn't doing enough work, I will take an active role to encourage and motivate the student to work harder. To me it is all part of what I do, if the thing that is stopping a student achieving is their habits or time management, then I will help them deal with it too.

Finally, I place great importance in maintaining a positive relationship with the tutees. Before any tuition start, we would have an informal chat with parents and student to establish how the student would like me to help him or her. It is most important that the student understand that I am here to help them achieve their goals, not that of the parents goals. This will allow us to start from a good basis to form a positive relationship in order to help the student.

Final notes:
1) I am currently developing a video A-level course, which is the best version of myself in videos! Contact me if you wish to know more, rates are significantly reduced. Homework will still be marked by me, and follow on discussions are done through Skype. Contact me for more information.
2) Further Maths A2 modules are charged at 60 per hour - this website does not allow me to state it.
3) If it is required that I travel to you, this is charged at 40 per hour pro rata. (Not available this academic year, I am pretty full.)
4) There will be weekend availability from next academic year as things stand, contact me to place a deposit to take a time slot for next academic year.

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

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Daryl (Mr)
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Subjects: English  |  Business Related  |  Accounting  |  Entrance Exams  |  Maths  |  Economics  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am an LSE graduate in BSc Accounting and Finance and have also obtained postgraduate qualifications in Statistics, I am currently a dedicated and passionate full-time tutor, I am passionate about my subjects and dedicated to seeing students do well ...
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Personal Description:
I am an LSE graduate in BSc Accounting and Finance and have also obtained postgraduate qualifications in Statistics, I am currently a dedicated and passionate full-time tutor, I am passionate about my subjects and dedicated to seeing students do well.

I was privileged enough to be afforded a very good private education and originally decided to take on tutoring as an opportunity to share my knowledge with others and allow them to realise their full potential and all the other benefits of a good education.

Five main factors have contributed to my success so far namely,
- I have high expectations of myself and my students, I believe every student can achieve the best grades with the right help

- I instil confidence and a "can do" attitude in students, regularly reminding them that nothing is "hard" if you have been shown how to do it properly

- I listen to students, this keeps lessons interactive and ensures I have constant update on their thought process and current understanding

- I am relatively young so students feel comfortable engaging with me and enjoy learning from me

- I ensure continuous support for students, I make myself available for questions via phone or e-mail throughout the day to ensure the support does not end at the end of the lesson!

Teaching Experience:

I have been a Mathematics and Economics tutor for 4 years in this time my reliability and skill has enabled me to develop a good reputation which has allowed me to have a consistent base of 12 - 16 students on a weekly basis.

Career Highlights!

- Academic Year 2011 - 2012 I helped a student who was predicted a C grade at GCSE to achieve a coveted place at Eltham College after passing a difficult 16+ exam

- Academic year 2012 - 2013 I helped a student who scored a D grade at AS Economics achieve an A grade at A2 level after 8 months of tuition. He was the only student to score an A grade in his school since 2007.

- Academic Year 2013 - 2014 I helped a student who scored a C grade at AS Economics achieve an A grade at A2 Economics with an impressive 97% in Unit 1, 99% in Unit 2 and 100% in Unit 3. He had also had three previous tutors who he was dissatisfied with before coming to me.

Further Teaching Experience

At degree level I have taught Macro and Micro Economics to students attending Russell Group Universities, this year I helped an international student from Ukraine achieve over 70% in both Macro and Micro Economics.

I have taught A-Level Economics across Edexcel, AQA and OCR syllabuses with equal success. I have never had a student score below a B grade and have had several students score over 90% in modules.

I have taught Mathematics at A-Level, GCSE, 16+ and 11+ common entrance levels and covered AQA, Edexcel and iGCSE exam boards. I have helped students gain coveted places at top independent schools such as Eltham College and Bromley High. I have also helped students improve from as low as C grades at GCSE to A grades, however my most notable success this year came when I helped an AS Maths student who scored a D grade in January achieve a B grade in May with an impressive 84% in C1.

Tutoring Approach:

My teaching approach embodies a long term approach to learning I teach students in a way which will allow them to be successful in higher study as well as their more short term exams. I also try to make students more confident in their abilities overall not just the material I teach.

I strongly believe that a solid understanding of basic principles is the foundation to success in academic study. I concentrate a lot of time and energy on instilling these basic principles in students.

I am also a strong believer in understanding over 'rope learning' I ensure that pupils understand what they are doing and why they are doing it, never encouraging them to simply regurgitate what they have seen previously.

I also encourage practical understanding of concepts frequently referencing real world examples and using objects to illustrate theory as I recognise that theory on its own given no relevance is harder to remember. Supplementary to this I also relate teaching material to potential job roles and tasks which I have knowledge of (mostly Banking or Business related) in order communicate usefulness to students and keep things interesting.

Finally I believe teaching successfully is ultimately about listening to your students I constantly encourage students to question things and express anything they don't understand or are not too sure of. If a student looks unsure or hesitant about something I will ask open questions or get them to explain concepts to me in order to fully grasp their understanding. This also helps build their confidence and ability to express themselves accurately.

Subjects
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (65 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (65 p.h.)
  • Business Related
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (65 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (65 p.h.)

  • Accounting
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (65 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (65 p.h.)
  • Entrance Exams
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (60 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (60 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (60 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (65 p.h.)

  • Maths
  • 11+ (secondary) (50 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (50 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (65 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (65 p.h.)
  • Economics
  • GCSE or Standards (50 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (65 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (65 p.h.)


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Elizabeth (Ms)
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Subjects: Reading & Writing skills  |  English (Foreign Language)  |  Drama  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: Hello there, My name is Elizabeth. I am a playwright and teacher. I have been working in the Arts for the last twenty years and have published two plays and written 10. One of my plays is currently being developed for the screen. I have written and ...
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Personal Description:
Hello there,
My name is Elizabeth. I am a playwright and teacher. I have been working in the Arts for the last twenty years and have published two plays and written 10. One of my plays is currently being developed for the screen. I have written and performed in children's animation on a number of series for Brown bag films ( double academy award nominees). My background and training as a teacher,writer, performer in the Arts has led me to develope a style and approach to my role as a teacher that I would describe as both fun and focused! I feel my passion for my chosen field will infect any student of Drama and related subjects with a verve and focus they may not have experienced before. We all have a tutor or teachers that have influenced or led to a turning point in our education through their style and approach to the subject. Changing our perspective and leading us through the door of confusion and into light of understanding. I hope to be that tutor for you.

Teaching Experience:

12 years as a freelance tutor and drama examiner at both primary and third leval education. 15 years experience in workshop and performance technique in the Stanislavski system.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is one of consistency coupled with patience and encouragement towards achieving a goal in a reasonable amount of time so as not to overwhelm the student. The Tutor I feel should be there in a supportive role as well as being the students guide and pedagog. We as tutors are not there to just regurgitate information, rather we should encourage the student to learn. Understanding their needs when it comes to learing one hopes to also imbue them with a love of the subject. Setting homework that encourages them to think for themselves, read outside the course, imagine, devlope skills that may have been neglected.

Subjects
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)

  • Drama
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)

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Benedict (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 Mark, a Trinity CertTESOL qualified English language teacher with over 8 years experience. I can help you learn or improve your English, for business or social purposes, from beginner to advanced level. In particular I can help you with: ...
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Personal Description:
I'm Mark, a Trinity CertTESOL qualified English language teacher with over 8 years experience.

I can help you learn or improve your English, for business or social purposes, from beginner to advanced level. In particular I can help you with:

* Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening
* Pronunciation
* Grammar
* Vocabulary
* English for specific areas (eg engineering, law, medicine)
* Academic writing (essays, theses etc)
* Seminar participation
* Note-taking skills (eg for lectures)
* IELTS
* Interview preparation

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED

Editing
Proofreading
Article/newsletter writing

MORE INFORMATION

I have taught group and 1-1 lessons at English language schools and at home.

I aim to make my lessons fun, challenging and interactive, so my students leave each lesson feeling that they have achieved something. The content of the lessons comes mainly from the student and is always based on the student's needs. As a result, there is always a wide range of topics which we can look at in each lesson.

Lessons can be either 1-1 or groups, at my home or at the student's office / home.

If you are not able to do lessons face-to-face, I also offer online lessons via Skype.

My lesson prices are competitive and are given below:

15 per hour (on Skype)
20 per hour (in person)

Lesson times and length are flexible and suit the student's requirements.

References, proof of ID and other relevant documents can be provided if required.

Teaching Experience:

LSI Portsmouth May 2014 - June 2016
Business and general English teaching, covering:
Meetings
Presentations
Email/report/technical document writing
Negotiations
Telephoning and videoconferencing

Professional Language Solutions Mar 2013 - May 2014
In-house corporate business English training.

Surrey Language Centre Oct 2012 - May 2014
Business and general English:
General English teacher, young adults.
One-to-one tutoring with private clients - general and business English.

London Languages Mar 2012 - May 2014
One-to-one tutoring - general and business English.

Improve your English International Feb 2013 - Oct 2013
Helped to launch a language school by:
researching / designing course materials
drafting lesson plans
creating / editing publicity material
advising on school marketing strategy

Anglo European School of English July 2012 - Aug 2012
Summer school general English teacher, young adults.

VUS (Vietnam US Society) Sept 2009 - Jan 2012
General English teacher, 5-18 year olds / adults.

ILA Vietnam Jan 2008 - July 2009
General English teacher, 6-18 year olds.

Lawrence Ting School, Vietnam June 2008 - July 2008
Summer school general English teacher, 13-18 year olds.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to teaching is to ensure that each lesson is an enjoyable, creative and challenging experience for the student(s), and that different skills are practised. A wide variety of activities are used to ensure that the students remain engaged with and focused on the lesson aims. Where possible I let the students give me the language rather than 'feed' the language to them. The aim is always to give the students the space they need to learn, and to help them make the most of the learning opportunities presented in each lesson.

Here are some of the things my students have said:

1. Benoit
Date of feedback: 26 October 2014
Company: ArcelorMittal
"Hi Mark. First of all, I would like to thank you again for that great week spent in Portsmouth. I really enjoyed that way of working, that way of teaching.
I came back to France on Friday and I'm convinced that my English improved during that stay. Even if one week remains too short to realize huge improvement.
Anyway, I'm trying to follow your advice and I've podcasted many '6 minutes' on BBC. Iread a lot of English texts as well.
Hope to keep that motivation.
Thanks and have a nice week, Benoit (Ben)

2. Geraldine
Date of feedback: 12 June 2015
Company: Renault Trucks (Volvo)
"Thanks a lot for my teachers. And a particularly thank to Mark B [myself], because it's the first time I understand present, future, past."

3. Pavel
Date of feedback: 19 June 2015
Company: Coal mining company based in Czech Republic.
"Very good teachers, Mark W especially."

4. Patrick
Date of feedback: 14 August 2015
Company: Bayer AG
"It was a pleasure to learn and practice my English. It was a very good mixture of all teaching part and equipment Mark have chosen."

5. Thomas
Date of feedback: 31 July 2015
Company: Bayer AG
"Mark is a wonderful teacher; he is well-experienced and trained and I like the way of teaching. Books and materials better than the year before!"

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Adult/Casual learner (20 p.h.)

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Stephanie (Mrs)
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Subjects: German  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: Hello, I'm Steph. I'm a native German and have lived in the UK for the last 13 years. I have a First-Class Degree in International Management (a university course which combines Foreign Languages and Business Studies) from the Hochschule Bremen in Ge ...
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Personal Description:
Hello, I'm Steph. I'm a native German and have lived in the UK for the last 13 years. I have a First-Class Degree in International Management (a university course which combines Foreign Languages and Business Studies) from the Hochschule Bremen in Germany and Westminster University in London. I am a mum to two young girls and I worked in marketing for several years before I had my children.
I have a passion for languages and speak four languages including my native German. I love different cultures and have travelled the world extensively.

Teaching Experience:

I have tutored a wide range of age groups and language skills in Germany and the UK. I have extensive personal experience learning foreign languages having studied three languages at school and have continued to do so during my university studies and recently taking part in an adult learning class to refresh my Spanish. I understand that different people benefit from different teaching methods and that having fun while learning is beneficial to the learning process.

Tutoring Approach:

My style is relaxed and friendly. My aim is to focus on the student's needs and to make language learning an enjoyable experience. I adapt my teaching style to the age and interest of the learner, and to the needs and purpose of the learning. I can focus on conversational German only if that's your priority or go through all the elements from grammar training, reading, writing to listening and speaking.
I teach the German language across all levels.

Subjects
  • 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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Eleni (Dr)
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Subjects: Biology  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a post-Doctorate biologist with years of experience in leading academic institutions such as Oxford University and King's College London. I am passionate about teaching and student mentoring. I am constantly striving for excellent educational ma ...
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Personal Description:
I am a post-Doctorate biologist with years of experience in leading academic institutions such as Oxford University and King's College London. I am passionate about teaching and student mentoring. I am constantly striving for excellent educational material, featuring high quality illustrations, as I believe in using the latest technology to facilitate my student's actual comprehension of the wonderful science that is biology and not merely memorising! At the same time I consider mentoring a calling; a great responsibility but highly rewarding.

Teaching Experience:

Throughout my years as an academic, I have had the opportunity to guide a number of medicine and dentistry undergraduates as well as PhD students through their graduation, motivating them for high performance without undermining the demanding nature of their studies and providing support where needed.
In addition, I have tutored students for preparation for SAT and A-level exams, who achieved their first choice of university.

Tutoring Approach:

My experience in academia has provided me with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the student profile that is desirable in leading universities. Finally, as I have extensive experience in writing articles for publication in renowned journals and presenting in international conferences and meetings as well as in multiple interviews, I am able to provide high level coaching for interviews for entry into competitive institutions as well as personal statement coaching.

I only take on a limited number of students, as I want to be able provide only the highest level of teaching and mentoring.

Subjects
  • Biology
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (45 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (45 p.h.)

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Katerina (Miss)
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Subjects: Latin  |  Greek  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: I'm an experienced and qualified teacher on Modern Greek, which is my native language, as well as Classics (Ancient Greek, Latin, Classical Civilization). My BA studies are on Philosophy and Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Qu ...
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Personal Description:
I'm an experienced and qualified teacher on Modern Greek, which is my native language, as well as Classics (Ancient Greek, Latin, Classical Civilization). My BA studies are on Philosophy and Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Qualified Teaching Status - QTS) with a major in Education. I'm working with students who need help with Modern/Ancient Greek or Latin or people willing to learn Greek as a foreign language. I'm based in Edinburgh, but I can also undertake tutees via online courses.

Teaching Experience:

2004 - present
Self- employment - Private tutor
Modern Greek ,Ancient Greek , Ancient Greek language, Latin, Writing/Study Skills, Philosophy, Greek as second language( non native speakers)

Teaching practice- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

December 2013 - June 2014
Ancient Greek - Modern Greek - History

Experimental Gymnasium of Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Second(2nd) Experimental Gymnasium,Thessaloniki
Fourth(4rth) Gymnasium, Thessaloniki
First( 1st) Lyceum, Evosmos

Arranging and developing lessons
Practice on teaching methods and strategies
Classroom management
Observing lessons
Teaching under observation

Tutoring Approach:

Student centred and interactive teaching approach
With regard to GFL (Greek as Foreign Language) I like using the Task Based Approach: Speaking role- play tasks
Regarding the Latin course I use the "Cambridge Latin course" books

Subjects
  • Latin
  • 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.)
  • Greek
  • 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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Richard (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a friendly and enthusiastic 24 year old Mathematics graduate. In September, I will start my PGCE to teach Secondary Mathematics in Manchester. ...
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Personal Description:
I am a friendly and enthusiastic 24 year old Mathematics graduate.

In September, I will start my PGCE to teach Secondary Mathematics in Manchester.

Teaching Experience:

I have 3 months' experience teaching Mathematics and English at a private school in central Bangkok.
This was a full-time position which involved planning, classroom teaching and marking. I taught Mathematics to students aged between 8 and 15.

I have also had 2 weeks' experience working in the Mathematics department at Kenton School. In this position I shadowed teachers and took on the role of a classroom assistant, often helping students one-to-one.

Tutoring Approach:

I am passionate about my subject and helping students with their work. I strive to make every lesson productive, enjoyable and rewarding. I am happy to tutor students on specific topics they may be struggling with and to help with exam preparation/revision.

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

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