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Craig (Mr)
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Subjects: Politics  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  Business Related  |  Economics  |  English  |  History  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: Hi, everyone,The academic year is now a term old and things are ticking along nicely for almost all my students of 2016-17. Sadly two have had to drop out of school/college studies because of personal issues which is sad, when the time is right, thes ...
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Hi, everyone,The academic year is now a term old and things are ticking along nicely for almost all my students of 2016-17. Sadly two have had to drop out of school/college studies because of personal issues which is sad, when the time is right, these two very bright individuals will come back to studying, I'm sure.

I am more busy than ever this year but do have perhaps one or two spaces for students keen to just improve or to transform themselves and their fortunes. However bad things seem, I can show you how make the best of your talents.

Craig

TWO EXAM PAPER NOTICES

A couple of examination paper notices.

1. I am now OCR trained for the new AS level source/essay paper. Obviously this has given me a clear insight into how it's marked and how students need to approach it to be successful.
2. Secondly, the ED Excel Y13 A2 sources & essay paper (three secondary sources): I worked with four students on this last year and achieved spectacular results (these pupils can be contacted; some won't be able to put referees up here because I found all 4 of them via word of mouth and the UK's other major tutoring site). I'm very happy to report that I worked hard and thought hard on refining my advice on the paper and it has clearly paid off handsomely. Do contact me for details; I can pass these on to you prior to your making a decision on whether to engage me (or not as the case may be). Naturally anyone re-taking the A2 paper in 2017 can benefit from this. The new EdExcel History exam has a similar paper so this year's cohort of Y13 students should be able to benefit too.

Note. Because I'm away for the next 3 weeks carrying out research in London and Reading for my PhD I will not be able to begin lessons this year until the last week of September.

Plus:

Important policy change! If your young one or you, the student, is/are one who is not prepared to be coached and trained as our Olympic athletes are - and by this I mean that the performer puts themselves in the hands of the coach and doesn't try to tell them how to do the job - then please do not get in touch: simply pass on to another tutor somewhere else on this site.


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And now, The Pitch!

So, my name is Craig, a very dedicated one-to-one tutor of History, Politics and English. I offer an exceptionally high level of expertise as a history, politics (and English) teacher, teacher of essay writing, exam writing and exam taking. This is based on well over two decades of experience in schools and in homes. Though I have been teaching a long time, I am continually striving to improve the quality of my work, constantly analyzing the effect of my advice on performance and trying to perfect the art and craft of the job.

When not tutoring, most of my time is spent working (hard!) as a student too! I am just about to begin the third year of my PhD, supervised by Professor Tony Collins of De Montfort University, Leicester, undertaking research in 20th century British history. (Rugby fans might like to note at this point that Tony is the number one rugby historian - of all codes - in the world. All his books are very well worth reading.)


I am exceptionally well qualified. I have an MA (2011) in History and am now two years into my doctoral studies. I have written fiction and non-fiction. I have had experience in being an A level marker with an exam board. I have had long experience in teaching and preparing whole History & Govnt. & Politics year groups for A level, producing outstanding results.

I take on all types of students. Some need a lot of training, some need to be dragged away from a collision-course with failure, some need finessing, some need waking up, some need inspiring, some need a boost in confidence; some need more intellectual stimulation; all can and do improve their writing.

My chief strengths are: 1. I know how to teach students to write. 2. I know how to prepare them for exams. 3. My methods are clear, simple and work beautifully. 4. I care very much about the progression of my students. 5. I treat my work with them with the utmost seriousness. 6. But I'm a human being with a sense of humour! 7. I am very, very experienced. 8. As a parent of three children who have gone through the school and university experience, I understand what both the student and the parent is going through.

I am very happy to work with students online. I have found it to work extremely well.

More on my current research project...
I am currently working on doctoral research into the BBC, sport and social class, 1922-64, with Tony Collins at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is the director of DMU's International Centre for Sports History & Culture, a department of world renown, and the leading British powerhouse of sports history. I am very proud to be working with Tony and within the department. Undergrad students should note that I am working under one of the world's best historians, a 3-time winner of the prestigious Aberdare Prize for Sports Books.

Becoming a student again, beginning with the masters degree course at De Montfort University in 2010 has really helped my teaching. As well as keeping on top of developments in academic history. I am much better read! I know more! It has also taken me right back in touch with what it feels like to be a student and all that follows from that. It has also enabled me to extend my tutoring potential to undergraduates and masters students.

I'm happily married with 3 children fully grown (it's only their father who's lagging behind).

Teaching Experience:

I taught for 24 years in secondary schools in Bromley, Kent and Derbyshire where I now live. History was my specialism but I was head of Politics for a number of years in the last part of my school career. I also taught Geography, Economics, English and R.E.

Since beginning to tutor students, I have taught history, Government & Politics and English (including basic literacy skills to a young person with dyslexia). Courses taught have mostly been those at GCSE and A level.

I have taught a wide range of topics within French, German, Russian and British history. The list includes the usual suspects: causes of World Wars 1 and 2, Hitler and the Third Reich, the French Revolution (and its causes) and Napoleon; also Tsarist Russia, the Russian revolution and Stalin as well as the European Reformation, France in the 16th century, Louis XIV and aspects of Irish and Chinese history and 19th century France, plus 20th century USA. politics (Boom and Bust, New Deal and Post-War Boom, and also the Witchcraft Persecution in Europe (1550-1680).

In terms of British history I am very much up to speed with all aspects of its 20th century political history (high politics, parties, electoral history, social history & economic history, right through to the 21st century, in fact); I have also taught most aspects of 19th history, social, economic and political. For the last decade and a half of my school-teaching career I taught the A level course in 16th and 17th century - The Tudors, James I, Charles I, Causes of the English Civil War, Charles II, James II & the Glorious Revolution, the reigns of William & Mary & Queen Anne.

I have recently added 19th century British politics (Reform Bill through Peel, Palmerston, Disraeli and Gladstone to Salisbury) and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe to my "roster" of topics.

Since becoming a PhD student my expertise level in terms of content knowledge has leaped forward in 20th century British history. However...

...it isn't the historical content of the course that matters so much: technique is the key; know-how; how to write; how to take an exam; how to prepare for the whole exam period; how to approach the whole thing mentally, psychologically; how to be the best you can be; how to be successful - end of story!

I have worked with students on exam preparation and revision, coursework planning and execution and essay writing techniques. It is here that the battle to improve and to reach a fulfillment of potential, often with the reward of high grades, is usually won.

Tutoring Approach:

I don't tinker around the margins of issues. I give students something all those who come for help require: a method to use to dispose of the problems posed by the issue of writing that dreaded thing: the essay! Not a tinkering round the edges of the thing, a tip here, a bit of advice there, but a comprehensive yet simple and absolutely clear set of actions and principles through which the student can fulfill their potential: show the examiner what they know and understand of the topic.

Following on from the above, my approach to tutoring begins and ends with the drive to be successful. If I did not unfailingly improve students, help them to achieve the grades they want and need I would not be writing this.

In between comes what we might describe as philosophy and methods. It's hard to write about methods without immediately mentioning what I suppose might be my strongest "offer" (I don't much like that word but there, I've used it). As a schoolteacher I developed a unique but simple method of essay planning and writing that achieved stunning results. So successful has it been over 20 years that I am astonished that no one else seems to have found it. But in my experience up to February 2013 no teacher has. Essay writing is still something that many, many students find difficult and confusing. It really does not need to be this way.

Obviously content issues are hugely important and here I rely on my communication skills which have yet to let me down! These, naturally, go hand in hand with a knowledge of British and European history across a variety of years which has grown over recent years particularly through my MA studies, my PhD research and through working with students on a range of historical periods, topics and people. I find myself to be adaptable to different types of students. I am able to adapt my language and my technique to fit the situation. I am also somewhat stubborn in that I never give up on solving a problem. If we have to go over time, so be it!

Finally, some more of my personal philosophies of teaching. I believe that students generally do not achieve their potential. With each student I aim to take them to standards (and grades) that they did not think were possible. Without exception I push, push and push until we run out of time as we inevitably do. I also do not believe in lost causes. Much can be achieved in a very short space of time. I have seen this happen over and over again.

There is much more to be said but that, I hope, will do for now.

Craig

Subjects
  • Politics
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£27.5 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£30 p.h.)
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£27.5 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£30 p.h.)

  • Business Related
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • Economics
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£28 p.h.)

  • English
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • History
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£30 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£33 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£30 p.h.)


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Noor (Mr)
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Subjects: Website design  |  Urdu  |  Computer Studies / I.T.  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a professional software engineer having more than 15 years of development experience in VB.Net, ASP, VB6, VBA, FoxPro, C#, SQL Server, Crystal Reports etc. ...
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Personal Description:
I am a professional software engineer having more than 15 years of development experience in VB.Net, ASP, VB6, VBA, FoxPro, C#, SQL Server, Crystal Reports etc.

Teaching Experience:

I have experience of teaching IT courses to different levels. I can teach from basic computing (Word, Excel, Access etc) to advance level programming (VBA, VB.Net,C#,ASP.Net etc). I have teaching experience at different colleges as well as to individual students.

I enjoy teaching and and its more like a hobby for me instead of job.

Tutoring Approach:

I can teach students either individually or in groups, and my approach to learning is to create a calm, safe and secure learning environment in which the learner is allowed to develop their skills at their pace. I believe in setting challenging yet achievable goals which the learner can strive towards, thus allowing them to demonstrate and use their skills with confidence.

Subjects
  • Website design
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£20 p.h.)
  • Urdu
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£20 p.h.)

  • Computer Studies / I.T.
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£20 p.h.)

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Phil (Mr)
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Subjects: English  |  Chemistry  |  Physics  |  Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I'm an extremely strong mathematician, scoring top grades through school (including scoring 300/300 in my AS Level Further Maths), and went on to a heavily maths-based degree in Civil Engineering with Management. I'm a GCSE Maths Examiner, so I know ...
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I'm an extremely strong mathematician, scoring top grades through school (including scoring 300/300 in my AS Level Further Maths), and went on to a heavily maths-based degree in Civil Engineering with Management. I'm a GCSE Maths Examiner, so I know exactly what is required to get your target grade.

Aside from teaching Maths, I've had a wide range of experiences - I've helped set up an community project in my friend's village in Tanzania and have taught some of our sponsored students out there.

I've just moved back to Exmouth from London so I have lots of availability for tutoring as I fill my books back up!

Teaching Experience:

* Teaching and working with young people as a volunteer or professionally since 2004.

* Qualified as a Maths teacher in 2006, and taught in numerous secondary schools, ranging from very challenging schools through to a high performing grammar school and a private school (including teaching IGCSE as well as normal GCSE).

* Have taught the full ability range from low ability Year 7 through to A Level Further Maths.

* GCSE Maths Examiner since March 2012. Primary School SATS Marker since 2016.

* Tutoring 9-18 year olds since April 2012.

Tutoring Approach:

I'm keen to help pupils understand how maths works, and not simply learn a standard set of instructions to follow to reach the "right" answer.

With the new changes to Maths GCSE, having a good understanding is more important than ever - students simply cannot get by on rote-learning the method alone any more. Students need to be able to explain their answer clearly, and I make sure I incorporate this into my lessons.

Of course, approach will vary substantially depending on the student.

Students who are very close to their exams will need more focus on how to get the best result.

With younger students there will be more opportunity to focus on their understanding, and exploring how Maths works. I try to avoid simply teaching "How To Get The Right Answer To This Particular Type Of Exam Question", which might get them through tests in the short term, but is rather less helpful to them in the long term.

As a tutor I'd be choosing the most appropriate approach for the student.

Although I specialise in Maths, I am more than comfortable with science, and can also help students up to secondary school level in this subject. I will also do English with Maths at primary level.

GROUP DISCOUNTS:
* £5 discount per student if working in a pair.
* £10 discount per student in groups of 3 or more.

Subjects
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£25 p.h.)
  • Chemistry
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)

  • Physics
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£30 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£30 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£40 p.h.)


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Paul (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 am a 31 year old, London based teacher who has recently returned from living and teaching overseas. I love teaching and have the CELTA qualification, as well as six years experience. I am flexible with hours and will charge half price if you can fi ...
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I am a 31 year old, London based teacher who has recently returned from living and teaching overseas. I love teaching and have the CELTA qualification, as well as six years experience. I am flexible with hours and will charge half price if you can find a friend to join you!

Teaching Experience:

Six years.

IELTS, CAE, FCE

Tutoring Approach:

I prefer not to lecture students and instead put the focus on them, using what they already know in order to help them develop understanding by themselves. In the EFL world this is known as 'guided discovery'. Experience has shown me that this is a highly effective way of learning.

I like to be as practical as possible when teaching, meaning that I always put language into context and prefer to demonstrate rather than lecture.

I am friendly and patient, but I am also serious about the job and aim to do everything possible to develop my students' ability.

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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Solange (Mrs)
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Subjects: Portuguese  
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: Teaching is part of my life, which I really enjoy! My teaching career started in 1985 in São Paulo city, and after some years I received a new challenge in a beautiful coastal location. Two schools invited me to teach and I accepted. ...
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Teaching is part of my life, which I really enjoy!

My teaching career started in 1985 in São Paulo city, and after some years I received a new challenge in a beautiful coastal location. Two schools invited me to teach and I accepted.

Teaching Experience:

Then I had opportunity to improve my career, teaching different subjects like ICT, Statistic, Accounts and Portuguese. Also I helped other teachers to develop ways to improve their classes using modern technology, bringing a new face to the lessons.

A further challenge arrived in my life in 2011 and made me move once again and now I am living in the UK, and I wish to continue my teaching to help you to learn Brazilian or European Portuguese.

No matter what your goals are, travel, business, educational proposal or simply to learn a language, we can work together to achieve them. I have my own material for all levels, ages and needs.

Tutoring Approach:

In a very dynamic class, we talk about music, art, nature, hints & tips that I believe help to build your confident. In a balanced mix of conversation, grammar, exercise, video and books, you will achieve your target in Portuguese Language.

Tuition can be Face2Face or online via Skype, Google Hangout

Subjects
  • Portuguese
  • Adult/Casual learner (£20 p.h.)

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Shadi (Miss)
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Subjects: Italian  |  French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: From their home
Info: My name is Shadi, I am French native speaker and I live in West London (Barons Court) for 6 years now. My colleagues say I am a very communicative person, hard worker and perfectionist. I have a cosmopolitan culture which helps me to be open-minded ...
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My name is Shadi, I am French native speaker and I live in West London (Barons Court) for 6 years now.
My colleagues say I am a very communicative person, hard worker and perfectionist. I have a cosmopolitan culture which helps me to be open-minded and very approachable by my students. I have worked as a Marketing Manager for over 10 years in Paris but my deep passion has always been teaching languages. I have realised my dream relocating to London.

In addition to French I am like native speaker and teacher in Italian language and culture.

Moreover I am well organised, punctual reliable and specially enthusiastic with a fun and approachable teaching manner with my students.

Teaching Experience:

I have started to teach to adults in private and corporate trainings for over4 years for big companies in the City of London (both Italian and French). Some of my group adult students switched to private lessons and I still teach them all the ways to improve not only their language level but also their knowledge of the culture and the country of the language they learn.

I am able to teach French and Italian at all levels.

Tutoring Approach:

I have had the opportunity to teach in London in corporate trainings to adults at a very demanding level.
Feedbacks has demonstrated that I was not only adaptable, but also good listener and approachable. This is how I believe teaching has to focus on.

There are no secrets, enjoy what you do and you will learn it faster is my credo

Subjects
  • Italian
  • Adult/Casual learner (£40 p.h.)
  • French
  • Adult/Casual learner (£40 p.h.)


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Chris (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: Hello fellow mathematicians! I'm Chris, a 23 year old maths PhD student at Brunel University. I was originally granted a School Studentship to fund my studies but then soon after starting my research I was upgraded to an ESPRC grant. I study math ...
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Hello fellow mathematicians!

I'm Chris, a 23 year old maths PhD student at Brunel University. I was originally granted a School Studentship to fund my studies but then soon after starting my research I was upgraded to an ESPRC grant. I study maths because I enjoy it, and enthusiasm to teach it comes part of this package. For A-level and higher I specialize in pure maths, so algebra, calculus etc so if you happen to be struggling with areas such as these then I'm your guy. Any level lower than A-level I will also be happy to help with.

I do not have a current CRB check but I'm sure I could get one if it is needed - I haven't commited any crimes trust me.

Teaching Experience:

Whilst in 6th form and during my undergraduate years I often went back to my secondary school to help out in the maths department.

For the past academic year I have taught many seminars for foundation, 1st and 2nd year undergraduates. These have ranged from 2-100 students per seminar.

I tutored in the Maths Cafe which is to aid student's revision before their summer examinations.

Tutoring Approach:

Since I only graduated a year ago, I understand and can relate to difficulties students may face. With this in mind, I can offer the best form of tutoring in a way that I feel would have definitely helped me.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • GCSE or Standards (£70 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£75 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£80 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£80 p.h.)

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Pierre (Mr)
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Subjects: English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: Hi, I'm Pierre, a native English speaking teacher from Canada and I'm available to assist international students or professionals in London who need help improving their English skills to take the IELTS exam or to complete their undergraduate or grad ...
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Personal Description:
Hi, I'm Pierre, a native English speaking teacher from Canada and I'm available to assist international students or professionals in London who need help improving their English skills to take the IELTS exam or to complete their undergraduate or graduate studies with a focus on:

- Speaking: expressing opinions, seminar skills & giving presentations
- Reading: strategies for IELTS, reading academic literature from your subject area
- Writing: formal, academic style and vocabulary; IELTS task 1 & 2
- Listening: understanding lectures and note-taking
- Confidence: strategies to become more self-assured in the language

I am a very patient, motivating, and caring teacher who can help you (or someone you know) become a confident and successful student in the UK.

Rates: from £17-25 per hour.

Teaching Experience:

EAP & IELTS experience: I have worked on 6 summer pre-sessional EAP programmes, including ones at Imperial College London, University of Manchester, University of Sheffield (2012, 2013), and most recently the University of Warwick (2014). This is in addition to many private classes I have given in London and elsewhere.

I have worked with students from a variety of backgrounds including China, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, Russia, Latin America and Europe, and who study on a large range of academic programmes.

Over 10 years of teaching experience in schools, universities, companies and giving private classes.

Tutoring Approach:

Friendly, patient and flexible, tailored to student's needs. I have my own materials, but often design new materials for students. The student is always my guide in designing a class that is best suited for them.

Subjects
  • English
  • Further/Higher (university) (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)

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Ariane (Ms)
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Subjects: French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: Hello, Bonjour, I am a private French tutor based in Crieff. The lessons cater for primary and secondary education as well as adults and seniors. My experience involves primary and secondary education in Belgium, private English and French tuiti ...
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Hello, Bonjour,

I am a private French tutor based in Crieff. The lessons cater for primary and secondary education as well as adults and seniors. My experience involves primary and secondary education in Belgium, private English and French tuition in Belgium, Switzerland and the UK. The lessons follow the rhythm and pace of the student and what he or she wants to learn. I am British and was educated with both languages. I studied 1 year of Masters at the University of Geneva and work also in translation. The lessons are £15 per hour.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Bien à vous, Kind regards,
Ariane

Teaching Experience:

Primary and secondary teacher Belgium; English and French tuition to adults, students and children.

Tutoring Approach:

My aim is to try to listen to and understand the needs and what a student or parent requires and then adapt in order to achieve goals. Depending on the objective, exam preparation or adult tutoring, I either follow guidelines of the school, GCSE/Higher examination or individual goals of the adult student. I have also worked with children.

Subjects
  • French
  • 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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Glenor (Ms)
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Subjects: Study Skills  |  Reading & Writing skills  |  English  |  Citizenship  |  Business Related  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: As a child, I learned by being told, by beatings, shaming and a strict examination system. As you can imagine I didn't learn much that I could later apply to my academic life. As a result, I became an inveterate learner, always interested in learni ...
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Personal Description:
As a child, I learned by being told, by beatings, shaming and a strict examination system. As you can imagine I didn't learn much that I could later apply to my academic life. As a result, I became an inveterate learner, always interested in learning the next thing. At one point, the drive to learn was because I didn't see myself as being good enough. Later on, that drive became an interest in discovering my own abilities as well as about helping others. I have now learned so much about how not to teach that I have gained good insight into how learning happens. I am keen to ensure all my learners learn how to learn and understand how to apply what they discover.

Teaching Experience:

My background is in teaching, training and facilitation. I have over 25 years experience of teaching in different forms having worked within primary, secondary and further education settings. I am an NVQ / TAQA assessor and trained and assessed Parenting Practitioners and other candidates up to Level 5 in Health & Social Care. I have specialist skills in Personal Effectiveness subjects such as Report Writing, Speed Reading, Presentation Skills.

Tutoring Approach:

Being a private tutor used to be the preserve of only those with the highest qualifications and the greatest experience. Now all that's changed.

However good a tutor is, the learner needs to be astute in order know if the tutor is a good match for her / him. Importantly, making the right choice can be complex.
Here are three tips to help you decide if I am or someone else is right for you. The following tips describe how I teach and how I will enable you to be an independent learner.

1. Look for a tutor who can teach you how to learn
Here's a funny thing… learners study a subject, sometimes for months and years and can come away with no long-term memory of the underpinning principles of the subject. As disturbing, they have no ongoing understanding of the subject. They are unable to apply what they tried to learn. This is easily resolved by clearing up past issues with learning. In Applied Scholastics it is now well known that if as a learner, you are helped to do so, you can learn any subject. This is central to how I teach.

2. Look for tutors who understand the main barriers to learning and can help you overcome them
There are three main barriers to study. They relate to confusion over an idea, missing out critical steps and having unclear ideas about the subject under study. Gaining a day to day facility with overcoming those barriers is key to effective and efficient study. I use these methods to help my own reading and study. I will introduce them to you so that you can use them too.

3. Look for tutors who can help you find the information you need so that you keep expanding your own understanding of the subject

Sometimes, a learner during a course of study will find that s/he wants to give up. Have you ever experienced this? Whenever that happens it is because there is something - an idea, a symbol, a form of punctuation, the use of a word, or something else - that you did not understand. Without the proper factual information on this and without the correct knowledge of why and how this happens, the learner will struggle. Without knowing what remedies to apply, the learner will give up.

When you study, you are investing time and energy. In this case, money too. If you want to discover more about how you learn, what your barriers to study are and how to understand more, you will benefit from being an independent learner. That will repay your investment.

Those three critical points should help you decide if I could be right for you. They briefly describe the way in which I would work with you and enable you to be an independent learner.

Subjects
  • Study Skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£35 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£45 p.h.)
  • Reading & Writing skills
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£35 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£35 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£45 p.h.)

  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£35 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£35 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£45 p.h.)
  • Citizenship
  • Adult/Casual learner (£45 p.h.)

  • Business Related
  • Adult/Casual learner (£45 p.h.)

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Gregory (Mr)
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Subjects: Website design  |  Physics  |  Portuguese  |  Computer Studies / I.T.  |  Spanish  |  Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I like helping people improve their maths and Spanish skills. I enjoy maths, it can be a fun subject to learn (yes really!). I find interesting and fun ways to explain how maths works and then get the pupil to work through questions and problems ...
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Personal Description:
I like helping people improve their maths and Spanish skills.

I enjoy maths, it can be a fun subject to learn (yes really!). I find interesting and fun ways to explain how maths works and then get the pupil to work through questions and problems until they know each step very well.

I specialise in teaching maths at A level and first year university level. I also teach GCSE level.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching either one-to-one, or small groups of students for the last 5 years. While I lived in Spain I would teach English to children and adults, as well as teaching A level and University level maths to Spanish students through the medium of Spanish. In the last year I have also started teaching Spanish here in the UK, always trying to pass on my enthusiasm for languages to my students.

Tutoring Approach:

I make the lessons as interesting and as fun as possible, as well as making sure my pupils are good enough at each step before they move on.

Subjects
  • Website design
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)
  • Physics
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)

  • Portuguese
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)
  • Computer Studies / I.T.
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)

  • Spanish
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (£25 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • 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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Laura (Miss)
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Subjects: English (Foreign Language)  |  History  |  Sociology  |  Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am an enthusiastic, motivated person who works hard each day to share my passions with others. I have experience with working with children of a wide range of ages between 5-18. I have a passion for education, I have just completed my CELTA to purs ...
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Personal Description:
I am an enthusiastic, motivated person who works hard each day to share my passions with others. I have experience with working with children of a wide range of ages between 5-18. I have a passion for education, I have just completed my CELTA to pursue my career in teaching English as a foreign language. My additional language abilities consist of up to A Level Spanish, and throughout the past 12 months I have been teaching myself French which I have found very rewarding. My degree in Sociology will allow me to provide excellent sessions in this subject but I also feel confident with English lessons and Spanish.

Teaching Experience:

I have worked in classrooms with children of all ages throughout primary and secondary ages as well as working on a one to one level tutoring younger students whilst I myself was at college. I work outside of school environments in the holidays from university at language schools which once again has been one of the most rewarding experiences i've ever encountered helping students learn English when they don't think they have the ability to. Throughout my CELTA course I have worked with adults who are learning English as a second language and have found it an excellent experience.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to each and every individual student is different. I like to adapt my style of communication and teaching to the student, once I have met them and learnt their interests and dislikes I will taylor myself to their style.

Subjects
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£15 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.)
  • History
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)

  • Sociology
  • A-Level or Highers (£25 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (£25 p.h.)
  • Spanish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (£15 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (£20 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (£25 p.h.)


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