Smethwick Tutors & Smethwick Tuition


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



Our search will show home teachers in your region ordered by their distance from you. Our subjects include, but are not limited to, English, Maths and German from primary level up to GCSE, A-Level and even degree 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 starting tuition.

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Sophie (Dr)
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Subjects: Entrance Exams  |  Physics  |  Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: I might be expensive but I am worth it as your child will see a marked improvement in their results and confidence levels. To assess whether I am the right tutor for you I offer the first lesson for free. I also offer short intensive Maths course ...
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Personal Description:
I might be expensive but I am worth it as your child will see a marked improvement in their results and confidence levels. To assess whether I am the right tutor for you I offer the first lesson for free.

I also offer short intensive Maths courses for entrance to American Universities on some weekends. Each course is 2 days long and is specifically tailored for UK students. It is specifically designed to bridge the gap in knowledge, format and techniques between the GCSE Maths exam and the SAT exam. If you use UK Tutors to contact me about the courses I will deduct their fee from the course price.

I was awarded a First Class Honours degree from University College London in 1997 and went on to study a PhD in Quantum Mechanics. On successful completion of my PhD in 2001 I started work at Thales Research and Technology (TRT) where I led projects on Adaptive Learning Systems and Information Management. I initiated the first programme to span the three TRT laboratories in France, Netherlands and UK in the area of Cognitive Systems research. I then went on to set up and lead a large collaborative team between TRT and University of Surrey to study remote collaboration technologies. I joined General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited in 2005, primarily to ensure exploitation of DIF DTC technologies into the UK Ministry of Defence Equipment Programme. I received my Chartered Physicist status in 2004 and am now a director of an innovation company.

Teaching Experience:

My teaching experience ranges from teaching GCSE students all the way up to teaching PhD students to improve their thesis writing skills. One of my students improved from a D to an A at GCSE level after just six months of tuition with me, and commonly students improve by at least one grade. Apart from the usual syllabuses I am experienced at teaching students the Maths section of the SATs and ACTs in order to get scholarships to American Universities.

Tutoring Approach:

My tuition method involves making Maths and Physics fun so that children and young adults will remember their lessons and overcome the "I can't do science" syndrome. So that you can assess whether or not I am the right tutor for your child I offer the first lesson for free.

Subjects
  • Entrance Exams
  • A-Level or Highers (60 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)
  • Physics
  • GCSE or Standards (50 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (60 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)

  • Maths
  • GCSE or Standards (50 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (60 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (60 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (60 p.h.)

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Pauline (Dr)
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Subjects: Biology  |  French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I'm Pauline, and I specialise in French and biology. It sounds an odd combination, but read on and I'll tell you more. For French - I'm half French and am fluent in the language having started with "survival French" at the age of five to stop my c ...
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Personal Description:
I'm Pauline, and I specialise in French and biology. It sounds an odd combination, but read on and I'll tell you more.

For French - I'm half French and am fluent in the language having started with "survival French" at the age of five to stop my cousins from persecuting me, and then studying it at both GCSE (A* grade) and A-level (A grade). I go to France regularly and enjoy reading news articles in French. For lessons, I usually mix in reading, speaking, listening and grammar, as well as some history, geography and French current affairs to bring it to life. I am also available to practice speaking French, to improve your accent. I can teach both students for exam prep and adults if you're going to France and need some help with asking for directions and a coffee/glass of wine!

For biology - I again studied at GCSE and A-level and then did three degrees in the general field of biology! My PhD was in biomechanics so I specialise in biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, muscle and exercise science and cardiovascular; but feel free to contact me and we can discuss what you need. I can even teach plant science! I have worked with GCSE and A-level students for many years and am familiar with most common exam board questions. I am happy to go through past papers for exam practice. I have most experience with AQA exam board questions but can easily adapt to other boards.

I'm patient and friendly and use a flexible approach so you learn at your speed. Having obtained my PhD, I can relate to students and the specific pressures they face. I am DBS checked and can supply references on request.

Lessons are 25 per hour per person and 40 for two hours, including travel in and around Newcastle. There will be a small charge to cover my fuel for a longer drive, but I'm happy to discuss.

I may not be the cheapest but I'm experienced, patient, friendly and flexible - I'd rather be good than cheap!

Teaching Experience:

I have been tutoring since 2008, working with a variety of ages and in a range of topics from French tuition to sports coaching. I have taught over 30 students, both school students and adults, and have excellent references.

Tutoring Approach:

I will work closely with you to achieve your goals, if that's to improve in the subject for its own sake, to pass an exam or even to be able to order in French at a restaurant. During the first session we'll agree on a timetable and set specific goals. We'll set aside a few minutes during each subsequent session to assess our progress. I am patient, friendly and reliable and above all I love teaching!

Subjects
  • Biology
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • French
  • 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.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)


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Michael (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  |  Physics  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I am 53, with a B.Sc. in theoretical physics and an M.Sc. in quantum field theory (with some astrophysics), both from Imperial College, London. I have spent some years working in IT, but maths and physics are the subjects I love, and I enjoy teachin ...
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I am 53, with a B.Sc. in theoretical physics and an M.Sc. in quantum field theory (with some astrophysics), both from Imperial College, London. I have spent some years working in IT, but maths and physics are the subjects I love, and I enjoy teaching them. I'm familiar with all mathematics (including further maths) and physics to beyond A level standard and theoretical physics to university graduate level.

Teaching Experience:

I also teach chess at a school.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is to teach the concepts clearly. Once the student has
the fundamental concepts straight then academic attainment follows naturally.

Many pupils struggle with maths and physics because of poor explanations
of the concepts involved. Schools often rely on rote memorisation and cramming, as
alternative to understanding. My approach is to explain the derivation of
material. A successful technique is to work through the pupil's choice of homework
or revision problem exercises or past exam papers, showing how each exercise can
be solved. This way the tutoring is targeted at exactly those areas that require
help and is also most directly relevant to achieving exam success.

All curricula and exam boards covered.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Physics
  • 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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Mackenzie (Mr)
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Subjects: History  |  Maths  |  Drama  |  Art  |  English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I have a BVA in Fine Art and a Masters in Acting. I am an approachable, creative, skilled and patient tutor able to work with special needs and gifted and talented students. ...
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Personal Description:
I have a BVA in Fine Art and a Masters in Acting. I am an approachable, creative, skilled and patient tutor able to work with special needs and gifted and talented students.

Teaching Experience:

School curriculum delivery through more creative and artistic methods in order to re-engage excluded, marginalized and special needs young people with education. Tutoring (English, Maths, Drama, Art, History to GCSE/A Level and University level), planning and assessment, report writing and liaising with local and school authorities and social workers. 7+, 11+ and Common Entrance preparation experience. Success with entry to schools such as Dulwich, Ibstock, Kew House, Northbridge House, Rokeby, Broomwood Hall, Whitgift, City of London, Port Regis and Worth.

One to one general learning and technical support, SAT preparation and extensive work with special needs children in a special school environment - SEN Carer for Brookfield House School, drama workshops and literacy support. Success with lifting National Curriculum levels.Experience with one to one support for Autistic children. More recently I worked with 5 and 15 year olds on the spectrum, in a one to one roles which included planning a day, implementing a Visual Timetable and introducing PECS. Trained in using Visual Timetable and Stage 1 MAKATON.

CRB/DBS cleared

Tutoring Approach:

I am very interested in using creative areas of interest for young people as a way into learning and delivering curriculum requirements. I am strongly goal focused and motivating; using realistic, mutually agreed benchmarks and reward to move forward and achieve positive results.

Subjects
  • History
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (23 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (23 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (23 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (23 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)

  • Drama
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (23 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (23 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.)
  • Art
  • 11+ (secondary) (23 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
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (23 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (23 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)

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Alison (Miss)
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Subjects: French  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I'm fifty, single, with a degree in English and French, and postgraduate diploma in translating. I enjoy tutoring and my pupils have done rather well so far. My last two students progressed from ungraded to a probable B grade. I'm best at tutoring p ...
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Personal Description:
I'm fifty, single, with a degree in English and French, and postgraduate diploma in translating. I enjoy tutoring and my pupils have done rather well so far. My last two students progressed from ungraded to a probable B grade. I'm best at tutoring people aged 16 or over because that is the age range that I am trained to teach. We can work either from my home or yours.

I like reading in French and in English, translating from French to English, walking and theatre.

I can provide good references.

My parents are also teachers and I can ask them and colleagues for advice at almost any time.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching a French holiday-maker basic French and two students to 'A/S'-level. My latest tutee is an adult learner who often stays in France. I will only take from 1 to 4 students at a time so that I can given everyone the teaching they deserve.

Tutees over that last years have been delighted, saying I made learning 'fun' and that they were glad not to be 'treated like a kid' and how their'accuracy and speaking skills improved dramatically' in lessons that were 'interactive'. After my coaching they improved from ungraded to probable grades B.

Tutoring Approach:

I like to be methodical, completing an individual learning plan at the first session. I work out what to teach for each lesson but this is flexible and can change according to your wishes and needs. Tutorials are tailored to your individual needs. I can just help with school work if that is what you want. I'll teach you whatever French you want or need - either language or culture or both.

I use a variety of teaching methods: I can teach in English or in French, lecture, use puzzles, converse, use verb sheets, exercises or revision aids, DVD player for French films, CD for pronunciation and laptop computer for e-presentations, etc.

I like to make learning at least interesting, and hopefully, fun.

Subjects
  • French
  • GCSE or Standards (19.99 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (19.99 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (19.99 p.h.)

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Kishore (Mr)
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Subjects: Computer Studies / I.T.  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am Kishore, completed M.Sc Innovative Technology from University of East London, UK. I have gained 15+ years of experience in IT training and development. My main objective is to share my knowledge and experience with the students from different ...
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Personal Description:
I am Kishore, completed M.Sc Innovative Technology from University of East London, UK. I have gained 15+ years of experience in IT training and development.

My main objective is to share my knowledge and experience with the students from different background and motivate them to become IT professionals.

Teaching Experience:

Worked as an IT-Lecturer with London College of Business Management and Information Technology(LCBMIT), Balham campus, London for 3 years.

Worked as a Technical Trainer (Online) with Sanaari Software Solutions Pvt Limited, Ameerpet, Hyderabad for Java since May 2009 to Dec 2011.

Worked as a Technical Trainer with NTier Technologies, Ameerpet, Hyderabad for Java since June 2007 to April 2009.

Worked as a Programmer(Lab Instructor) with Holy Mary Institute of Technology and Science, College of Engineering (HITS) in the CSE/IT department during the period of June 2006 and May 2007.

Worked as a Technical Trainer for Java, C and C++ with Orbit Information Technologies, Tarnaka Branch during the period of Sept 2003 to May 2006, Hyderabad.

Good perception of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts, Software Engineering and technically proficient in software design, development and implementation.

Hands on experience in the development and deployment of distributed and Android Applications.

Tutoring Approach:

I always encourage the students to interact with me in order to make the concepts clear. I conduct interactive sessions during my teachings so that students can improve their presentation skills and confidence levels.

I do believe that a student who has the perfect basics, that student can learn the advanced concepts in an easy and efficient manner.

I keep on motivate my students in learning innovative technologies.

Subjects
  • Computer Studies / I.T.
  • Further/Higher (university) (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)

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James (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I'm a Maths graduate from Durham University, currently working in finance for a leading investment bank; looking to tutor on evenings and weekends. I enjoy the challenges that working with others brings and would describe myself as a friendly, patien ...
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Personal Description:
I'm a Maths graduate from Durham University, currently working in finance for a leading investment bank; looking to tutor on evenings and weekends. I enjoy the challenges that working with others brings and would describe myself as a friendly, patient, approachable person.

Teaching Experience:

I have tutored a wide range of ages in the past, from 7-24 years, including a student working towards a PGCE and a student with severe autism.
I have an upper second class honours degree in Maths from Durham University and am comfortable tutoring all ages and standards.

Tutoring Approach:

I favour a more practical approach, working through problems, but i am flexible to each students needs.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)

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Pamela (Miss)
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Subjects: Drama  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home
Info: Pamela graduated in Voice and Performance from the RNCM in Manchester. I have worked with John Copley, Gotz Friedrich, Werner Herzog, Eleanor Fazan, Harriet Walter and Sheila Barlow, amongst others. She has also appeared on TV (including Tiger Aspec ...
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Personal Description:
Pamela graduated in Voice and Performance from the RNCM in Manchester. I have worked with John Copley, Gotz Friedrich, Werner Herzog, Eleanor Fazan, Harriet Walter and Sheila Barlow, amongst others. She has also appeared on TV (including Tiger Aspect Productions and ITV 'Love Hurts) and Radio 3. She has also run her own Saturday stage school. She is a member of Equity and the British Voice Association

Teaching Experience:

She has taught voice and drama for Middlesex University and the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, Carshalton, and is an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. Pamela has taught ESOL with Drama for the Oasis Ladies Group in Croydon.

Tutoring Approach:

Informal and nurturing.

Preparation for LAMDA & TRINITY drama, speech and performance exams.
Audition preparation for major drama schools.
Preparation for local speech and drama festivals.

Subjects
  • Drama
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (36 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (36 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (36 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (36 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (36 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (36 p.h.)

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Michael (Mr)
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Subjects: Physics  |  Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: I am a fully qualified, professional and experienced teacher and tutor of Maths and Physics - to Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GSCE, AS / A2 - Level, as well as considerable experience as an examiner. I have taught and prepared students for medical schoo ...
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Personal Description:
I am a fully qualified, professional and experienced teacher and tutor of Maths and Physics - to Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GSCE, AS / A2 - Level, as well as considerable experience as an examiner. I have taught and prepared students for medical school and successful Oxford and Cambridge entrance.
I offer tuition from my home in Whitton.
I will be happy to refund any referral charge levied by UK Tutors if you book up and pre - pay for 2 lessons.

Teaching Experience:

With 25 + years of classroom teaching and tutoring across the full ability range from 8 years old to Adult, I am well aware of the common ( as well as the not so common ) misconceptions held by students of Physics and the difficult areas of Maths.

Over the last year I have developed my resources so that I can offer the same top quality tuition ONLINE to students anywhere in the UK and abroad as I can to face - to - face students.

Have you considered ONLINE tuition in Maths or Physics ? You might be pleasantly surprised. The technology these days enables us to have a learning experience which is just as effective as having your own, personal, tutor in a face - to - face meeting. You might like to try a free preliminary meeting online. It's free, so you have nothing to pay, nothing to lose. It just takes 30 minutes of your time.
What I do is to re - create, as closely as possible, the same learning experience as in a face - to - face meeting.

With my current online students (GCSE Maths) after some initial trepidation and months of preparation, I find it's easy to develop the same working relationship with parent and student - as I do in face - to - face, something I was sceptical about - at first, but not any more.

We use Skype for conversation. It's just like talking to parents and student around the same kitchen table! I can still share my qualifications, my certificates, my CRB / DBS, my references, and discuss the student's educational needs, just as I do face - to - face.

We also use and share an interactive online whiteboard, just like a sheet of paper between us, and of course screen - sharing technology to bring our tuition notes to the home of the student.
The student does not have to download anything to his / her computer (just Skype for free).
I use a graphics tablet and stylus to write on the whiteboard, and the student can write on it too.
We try to make the online learning experience and working relationship as similar as possible to the face - to - face experience and relationship.
It is an excellent option when travel distance is a problem OR if you would like sessions that are shorter than an hour.
Please get in touch by email or phone in the first instance.
If I'm unable to take your call please leave a short message and number and I'll return your call promptly.

Tutoring Approach:

By discussion with the student I establish the needs of the student.
I collaborate with the student to devise teaching and learning strategies to suit the individual.

I offer top quality tuition - friendly, patient and reliable - to meet the needs of the individual student who wants to improve her / his grades and is prepared to work hard. Whether the student needs help with homework, coursework guidance, specific topics, revision strategies, or exam technique and practice at past exam papers, etc. . . help is available, and the student and parents WILL see improvement.

I am available for tuition during the day as well as after school.

I am based in Whitton, Twickenham. I offer tuition in my own home OR online.

Please discuss your tuition needs with me.

If you would like further details or to discuss your individual learning needs or to arrange a free consultation meeting please contact me.

Thank you for taking the time to read my advert.

Michael.
{B.Sc. (Hons)., M.Sc., PGCE., Enhanced CRB checked }

Subjects
  • Physics
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (45 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • Maths
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (45 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)


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Paul (Mr)
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Subjects: Biology  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I have been a tutor for over 20 years and a personal tutor since moving to Driffield in 2006. I have always been keenly interested in science subjects and gained a BSc (hons) in biology in 1995. ...
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Personal Description:
I have been a tutor for over 20 years and a personal tutor since moving to Driffield in 2006. I have always been keenly interested in science subjects and gained a BSc (hons) in biology in 1995.

Teaching Experience:

I have over 20 years experience as a tutor, beginning in adult education for Leeds University. For the last 8 years I have been a personal tutor for both GCSE and A level students, teaching AQA, Edexcel and Baccalaureate syllabuses. In 2009 I gained the level 3 PTLLS teaching qualification.

Tutoring Approach:

I am very enthusiastic about teaching biology and I believe that science should be interesting (and definitely not scary) and that understanding key principles makes the detailed stuff so much easier. I tailor each session to the individual student's needs, spending any necessary time on topics that may be causing difficulties, and use a very patient approach to improve subject knowledge, exam technique as well as improving the student's confidence.

Subjects
  • Biology
  • GCSE or Standards (25 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)

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Heather (Dr)
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Subjects: Maths  |  Life Science  |  English (Foreign Language)  |  English  |  Chemistry  |  Biology  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am really passionate about both science and teaching: during my academic career (spanning more than a decade), I have been fortunate enough to have plenty of opportunities to combine the two at a variety of levels. I come from a very large family a ...
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Personal Description:
I am really passionate about both science and teaching: during my academic career (spanning more than a decade), I have been fortunate enough to have plenty of opportunities to combine the two at a variety of levels. I come from a very large family and have been involved in work with children from a young age - from riding instructor to homework 'buddy' and in the last few years tutoring and teaching. I love the moment that you see the light of understanding come on in the person that you are working with - I got into science for these moments myself and to be honest, it's almost as rewarding to see them in someone else! It is particularly exciting when you see someone go from frustration to 'getting it'.
My experience covers all of the English exam boards and the IB.
I'm extremely patient, calm and focused. I work best with individuals or small groups of 2-3 students.

Teaching Experience:

Primary level:
My own children were partially home-schooled so I have copious experience there!
11-14:
I currently tutor in maths and science, I used to run a weekend biology group for adolescents and have taught English as a secondary language at this level
GSCE:
I currently have mostly students in maths, biology and chemistry who are all doing well. When I lived abroad (for 8 years prior to last year), I taught the equivalent of this in biology, English and maths
A-level:
My students come from various backgrounds and typically seek help with biology, chemistry and mathematics.
University level:
Range of subjects including biology, biochemistry, nutrition, aquaculture, fisheries economics, thermodynamic engineering

Tutoring Approach:

I am extremely patient & able to come up with new and innovative ways to help my students overcome whatever problems they experience in the subjects I teach. I like to see the students put in some effort because I think the best results are achieved that way but I take a more supportive than harsh disciplinarian approach.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (55 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • Life Science
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (55 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (55 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)

  • English (Foreign Language)
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (30 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)

  • Chemistry
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (55 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)
  • Biology
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (20 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (50 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (55 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (35 p.h.)


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Fiona (Ms)
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Subjects: English  |  Portuguese  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: An experienced language teacher living in Brazil, teaching Portuguese and English. After graduating with a masters degree I worked in Architecture and Urban Design for several years, perfecting my formal written language skills producing and editing ...
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Personal Description:
An experienced language teacher living in Brazil, teaching Portuguese and English.
After graduating with a masters degree I worked in Architecture and Urban Design for several years, perfecting my formal written language skills producing and editing professional reports.
Since 2009 I've been living and working in Portugal and Brazil, where I discovered a passion for languages and cultural exchange. I enjoy teaching but also work in translation. In my spare time I do volunteer work in the poorest neighbourhoods, known as favelas.
Through teaching I try to impart some of my enthusiasm for Brazil, the beautiful language and the fascinating, diverse culture. I enjoy helping others on their own journey to deepen their understanding and appreciation of both the language and culture.
In my experience I found that knowing even a little Portuguese goes a long way and increases hundredfold the opportunities to work and travel in Portugal and Brazil. Especially in Brazil, there's a very low level of English in the general population, and also it's a very different place to what we're used to in Europe, often baffling, dangerous, and although developing fast, the infrastructure for foriegn visitors is still very poor, often impossible for non-Portuguese speakers. So for foreigners to see anything beyond the cliche tourist attractions and guided tours, it's essential to be able to communicate in Portuguese, making the experience much safer and more comfortable.
But also a wealth of impressive career opportunities opens up for those who possess even basic Portuguese skills.

Teaching Experience:

I have 7 years language teaching experience. I've been living and working in Brazil for this time and I've reached a good fluency in Portuguese, both formal written language as well as the day-to-day spoken Portuguese, which can be quite different.
In my Portuguese classes, I like to help students to skip the parts I learnt the hard way, to avoid common pitfalls, and I show the techniques I discovered to be the most useful in my own learning process.
My students often value my lessons in particular becuase it's easier for me to see their point of view when encountering difficulties. Whereas a native Portuguese teacher didn't personally go through the same process, learning Portuguese as a second language. So they often don't realise sometimes the simplest thing can be difficult for us to grasp.
I pass on these special tips in addition to the standard Portuguese as taught in the classroom.

Tutoring Approach:

Learning is supposed to be stimulating and fun, so I always like to mix up a class with a good balance of hard brain work and fun learning to stimulate the students own sense of curiosity outside lessons.
I like to get to know each student so I can cater lessons to meet each individuals' specific requirements. Material and tutoring approach differ from student to student depending on personal/professional interests, strengths, weaknesses and learning objectives. We go at the student's own pace to ensure effective, grounded learning.
Class time is focused on active learning through conversation, audio and video material and practice til perfect. Classes also include a strong theoretical element, so while creating confident speakers who can communicate with ease, there's a solid knowlege base of spelling and grammatical structure.
We do regular progress reviews and feedback sessions to ensure we keep on track for acheiving goals.
Class material also covers aspects of Brazilian and Portuguese culture, geography, history and current affairs, to reinforce language learning with general knowledge. As well as bringing the language to life, the learning process becomes more colourful and more enjoyable. Plus the added value of cultural awareness provides that critical competitive edge in future interactions with Portuguese speakers.

Subjects
  • English
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (12 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (12 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (12 p.h.)
  • Portuguese
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (12 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (12 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (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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