Westerlea Tutors & Westerlea Tuition


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Liliya (Ms)
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Subjects: Media / Communication Studies  |  Film Studies  |  Citizenship  |  Drama  |  Religious Studies  |  Russian  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: Hi. I am a Teacher of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature. I am a Tutor of Media and Advertising, Drama and Film Studies, Semiotics, and Religious Studies. I've got MD of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature. I've got MD of Art ...
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Personal Description:
Hi.
I am a Teacher of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature.
I am a Tutor of Media and Advertising, Drama and Film Studies, Semiotics, and Religious Studies.
I've got MD of Bulgarian and Russian Language and Literature.
I've got MD of Art- Management (New European Theatre Models).
I've got Drama for Education Training in Royal National Theatre (London).
I am PhD Student of Semiotics and Advertising Analyser.
I am a writer and scriptwriter with publications.

Teaching Experience:

I have got a Qualified Teacher Status in the UK-Teacher Ref. number 1030661/ 26 June 2009.
I've got Pedagogical Qualification from the High Institute of Pedagogy in Bulgaria and more than 19 years working experience as a Teacher of Bulgarian, Russian and German, Principle of School, Principal of Orphanage and Manager of a Drama Theatre.
I've got more than 27 years experience of acting, drama training and directing, working with different groups of students from Schools, Universities, Woman Drama Society and Military Service Drama Group.
I've got experience of Producing and Presenting Radio Shows, Live Culture Show and Public/Business Culture Events and Festivals in the UK and abroad.
I've got experience of Drama training for Education, Religious Studies, and Human Values and Drama training for Team Work, Professional goals and Business Management.

Tutoring Approach:

I love to share my knowledge, skills and ideas and I am happy to give support to people who are learning, self-developing, and trying to do their best as part of the society.
I always create a positive, cheerful, and relax atmosphere for my students to achieve better results.
We will start by defining the picture of your current knowledge, the task you are given, what do you expect to achieve and what you are struggling with.
I am supporting my lessons with examples from international folklore, history and lifestyle.
Media, drama,religious studies and semiotics we will analyse from structural, symbolical, psychological and post-modern prospects.
As well as increase your knowledge, as a student of mine, you will dramatically improve your ability to interpret text, adverts or characters, and also express their thoughts, views and opinion in essays ( or presentations)with an impressive structure and rich language.
You will have all my support using different channels - face to face, on line or on the phone.
Everyone I have thought so far has achieved high marks on their projects.

Subjects
  • Media / Communication Studies
  • A-Level or Highers (23 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)
  • Film Studies
  • A-Level or Highers (23 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (25 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)

  • Citizenship
  • A-Level or Highers (17 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (23 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)
  • Drama
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (27 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (27 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)

  • Religious Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (27 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (27 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (27 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (27 p.h.)
  • Russian
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (27 p.h.)


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Peter (Mr)
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Subjects: Photography  |  Media / Communication Studies  |  Computer Studies / I.T.  |  Film Studies  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a highly trained, experienced, self motivated and flexible individual with excellent organisational/interpersonal and communication skills, able to operate at all levels, with students from all backgrounds and nationalities. I began my Photogra ...
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I am a highly trained, experienced, self motivated and flexible individual with excellent organisational/interpersonal and communication skills, able to operate at all levels, with students from all backgrounds and nationalities.
I began my Photographic career over twenty years ago, then slowly slipped into Film making as a natural progression.
I have shot photographic projects and films all over the world, and have been an ambassador representing several schools, colleges and universities whilst involved in this work.

Teaching Experience:

I have over twenty years of Photography and Film making experience, working abroad to shoot several short films in Prague, Paris, Africa and China. I have worked with both African and Chinese students in their countries, shooting a variety of Photographic and Film projects, having spent three months, and one month in these respective countries.

I have over twenty years of teaching/training experience in various establishments, Schools, Colleges, Universities, and with various council's throughout the Midlands. I have over twenty years of experience of dealing with a wide variety of students , from various backgrounds. I have worked with students of all ages, from primary school, to adult students in their eighties!
I have worked with people from mental health units, drug rehabilitation centres, and the probation services, using the creative media and arts as a form of therapy to bring about positive change.

Over twenty years of writing and delivering bespoke re-engagement training courses in a wide variety of areas (including photography, film making, digital imaging, film and media studies, literacy, numeracy, preparation for work training, CV writing, personal motivation and decision making), to disenfranchised, marginalised students.

Excellent computer/I.T. skills using a wide range of high end/professional software for video editing, image manipulation and audio visual presentations/performances.
Extensive experience of curriculum development, development of schemes of work, child protection policies, professional practices, and internal verification of work using assessment criteria from a multitude of awarding bodies.
I have been associated with UK Tutors since 2005.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to teaching is a very relaxed, informal one, giving the student ample opportunity to attempt things for themselves, and to allow them to flex their own creative and mental muscles with support and guidance where necessary.
Students are allowed to be themselves, feel relaxed , comfortable, to be able to make mistakes, without the pressure of being surrounded by or judged by their peers.
I often use projects to reinforce creative ideas or techniques, so that students begin to create their own portfolio's of their photographic work or video clips that they can use to create a show reel.

Subjects
  • Photography
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 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.)
  • Media / Communication Studies
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 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.)

  • Computer Studies / I.T.
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)
  • Film Studies
  • 11+ (secondary) (25 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.)


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Thomas (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  |  Economics  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I leave in the Uk in the last 5 years. My first degree was in Economic Science. I graduated from the University of Athens, Greece with a BSc in Economics at 2009. In the time period 2009 to 2010 I took a Master's degree in the University of Essex, an ...
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I leave in the Uk in the last 5 years. My first degree was in Economic Science. I graduated from the University of Athens, Greece with a BSc in Economics at 2009. In the time period 2009 to 2010 I took a Master's degree in the University of Essex, an MSc Economics and Econometrics. Now, I finish my second master degree in the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Applied Economics and Financial Economics.

Teaching Experience:

When I made my BSc in the University of Athens I have prepared many students for the national exams with very good results. My main tutoring interest is the Economics and Maths.

Tutoring Approach:

I like to give attention on the weakness of each student and try fix them. Moreover, I give attention in the main components of each modules since I believe that the basic is the start of the understanding of a course. I like to have a good communication with the student in order to makes my students to feel more comfortable and makes easier for them to participate in our lessons with questions or their personal opinion. I like very much to tutoring and as a result of that i spend a lot of time for the right preparation of the lessons. Finally my object is to help my students to create critical thought.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Further/Higher (university) (22 p.h.)
  • Economics
  • Further/Higher (university) (22 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (25 p.h.)


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Roy (Mr)
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Subjects: Accounting  
Availability: Weekends
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: I specialize in exam techniques and improving target grades of students. My tutoring approach is to regularly assess the student's attainment level and tailor the lessons targeting the areas that need improvements. ...
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Personal Description:
I specialize in exam techniques and improving target grades of students. My tutoring approach is to regularly assess the student's attainment level and tailor the lessons targeting the areas that need improvements.

Teaching Experience:

Working for prestigious private schools in surrey as a private tutor.
Private tutor - International Baccalaureate.
Training and development of corporate finance staff.
Many years of experience as a private tutor & a mentor

Tutoring Approach:

Develop student's focus
Teach students smart techniques to remember keywords / definitions.
Evaluate student's knowledge through discussion of past exam papers within a friendly and relaxed environment.
Teach smart answering techniques to gain high scores.

Subjects
  • Accounting
  • GCSE or Standards (99 p.h.)

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Karl (Mr)
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Subjects: Religious Studies  |  History  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you
Info: Head of the Religious Studies and History department in an independent school with seventeen years' experience in successfully preparing students for GCSE, A-level and 13+ Entrance examinations. 'Karl is a first-rate tutor in every respect. He kno ...
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Personal Description:
Head of the Religious Studies and History department in an independent school with seventeen years' experience in successfully preparing students for GCSE, A-level and 13+ Entrance examinations.

'Karl is a first-rate tutor in every respect. He knows his subject very well, he is a strong teacher who really cares about his pupils...He understands how to challenge and stretch his students while keeping them motivated. We cannot recommend Karl highly enough' Mark B. (Chiswick)

My qualifications include:

Masters degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Bachelors degree in Political Science
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

As a full-time teacher I hold an Enhanced CRB check.

I am also a qualified and registered Existential psychotherapist having worked in private practice in Harley Street and for organisations including MIND.

Teaching Experience:

I am currently Head of the Religious Studies and History departments in an independent school in west London, successfully preparing students for 13+ Entrance examinations for schools including Eton, Harrow, Westminster, St.Paul's and City of London. I have also worked in the state sector for 10 years, as Head of Department and deputy Head of Year, successfully preparing students for GCSE and A level Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics).

I have worked as an examiner of GCSE and A-level Religious Studies (OCR board) and have attained Advanced Skills Teacher Status. I have combined my teaching career with tutoring Religious Studies and History for the past 10 years.

'Karl is an excellent tutor. His teaching technique is clear and he really increases confidence in the subject. his personality is very friendly and he is helpful in providing extra work' Amy P. (Moor Park)

Tutoring Approach:

I quickly inspire in students the desire and ability to active their full potential in Religious Studies and History examinations. I have excellent subject knowledge, plan every tuition session thoroughly, cater for different abilities and learning styles, use diagnostic marking to provide students with a clear sense of achievements and targets and keep parents/carers fully informed about student progress.

'Karl was brilliant with my son...He is calm and patient and has delivered a sense of detail and achievement. A great find and I would definitely recommend him' Anne M. (Richmond)

Subjects
  • Religious Studies
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (50 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (50 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (50 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)
  • History
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (50 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)


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Tom (Mr)
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Subjects: PE / Sport Science  |  English (Foreign Language)  |  English  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Online
Info: Currently working as a coach in Hong Kong while working on my PhD through the university of Sydney ...
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Personal Description:
Currently working as a coach in Hong Kong while working on my PhD through the university of Sydney

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching for 10 years now. I have taught English as a foreign language in Japan for a major language school. I worked as a private tutor in Japan and Australia teaching ESL. In Australia, I also worked with an import company improving the business English of their staff. I have taught Exercise Physiology both at University level for ACU in Sydney, and in an adult education environment. I have ample experience in sport coaching, having coached school children and university students in a variety of sports. I have taught on three continents, taught everyone from children as young as 1 to retirees. I have experience in a variety of subjects and people from various backgrounds. I am used to teaching individuals and groups.

Tutoring Approach:

People have different strengths and weaknesses. Both these need to be adequately construed before any teaching method can be finalised. Usually, I would try to ascertain the students strengths, to facilitate learning, and weaknesses, to identify areas of improvement. It is important to interpret these factors according to the framework of curriculum / examiner requirements. I endeavour to make my sessions fun for students. I try to remind myself that their tutoring sessions are often at the end of a long days work. This makes patience very important.

Subjects
  • PE / Sport Science
  • 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.)
  • English (Foreign Language)
  • 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.)

  • English
  • 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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Jeewan (Mr)
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Subjects: Economics  |  Business Related  |  Accounting  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: From their home / Online
Info: The Revision session details for 2017 are out - Book your places as they quickly sell out to avoid disappointment: AS Economics (Unit 1 & 2): 18 hours (3 days) April 1st, 2nd & 3rd Fee 400 AS Business Studies (Unit 1 & 2): 18 hours (3 days) April ...
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The Revision session details for 2017 are out - Book your places as they quickly sell out to avoid disappointment:
AS Economics (Unit 1 & 2): 18 hours (3 days) April 1st, 2nd & 3rd Fee 400
AS Business Studies (Unit 1 & 2): 18 hours (3 days) April 4th, 5th & 6th Fee 400
A2 Economics (Unit 1, 2 & 3): 24 hours (3 days) May 27th, 28th & 29th Fee 400
A2 Business Studies (Unit 1, 2 & 3): 24 hours (3 days) May 30th, 31st & June 1st Fee 400

I am a qualified lecturer for Economics, Accounting and Business Studies. Also I have been an examiner for more than 13 years. In tuition I prefer to use my own resources. However, at times I do use resources provided by the learner to makes it easier for the learner to adapt and organise. I have privately tutored many students over the years and made positive difference to their grades.

Currently, I am developing online educational sessions/material to aid students in learning. My videos have already had more than 100,000 hits. I believe these videos should allow revision when I am not available or refresh what you have learned with me.

Good Luck!

Teaching Experience:

I have more than 13 years of teaching and examining experience.

Tutoring Approach:

Relaxed and exam focused to meet the need of your child.

Subjects
  • Economics
  • A-Level or Highers (45 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)
  • Business Related
  • GCSE or Standards (35 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (45 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)

  • Accounting
  • A-Level or Highers (45 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)

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Jenny (Dr)
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Subjects: Entrance Exams  |  Study Skills  |  English  |  Law  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I have recently completed a PhD in the law school at the University of Glasgow. My research is interdisciplinary and spans three areas: criminal justice - specifically jury research; critical pedagogy - specifically Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Op ...
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Personal Description:
I have recently completed a PhD in the law school at the University of Glasgow. My research is interdisciplinary and spans three areas: criminal justice - specifically jury research; critical pedagogy - specifically Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed and interactive theatre - specifically Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. I have a rich experience in life having previously worked for 10 years in the music business as a classical clarinet player. I have travelled extensively and have lived and worked as a teacher in Singapore. I am passionate about teaching and where possible use critical pedagogy as a means to develop the best in each student that I meet. I am a relaxed personality and I believe that where dialogue is enabled between teacher and student a critical awareness of the subject can be achieved. I believe in encouraging each student to discover his best self in his educational journey.

Teaching Experience:

I have a great deal of teaching experience which covers all age ranges and abilities. When working in Singapore I worked as a teacher of children aged 5-12 at the Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama centre as well as developing the music course at the sister pre-school, Chiltern House where I worked with younger children aged between 3 and 4 years. In Scotland I have worked as a tutor and lecturer at the University of Glasgow Law School teaching criminal law and evidence to first year LLB students; at Strathclyde University I have been the course coordinator for contract law and a tutor for criminal law, evidence and criminology, each course was for LLB and LLB hons students. I was the course coordinator for criminal law and family law at the University of the West of Scotland and I have worked as a tutor at Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow. I current;y work as a Study Skills Tutor at the University of Glasgow where I support students who may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHA, asbergers or any number of mental health issues, in their university studies.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that each person has the ability to grow and become empowered through education. I have a relaxed and critical approach to tutoring. I believe that people are able to develop their own skills and potential when dialogue is established. I see my part as the tutor as key in encouraging the student to develop his best self. I have experience working with a diversity of people and I know that through developing a space where a person believes in himself a positive attitude to achieving the best results is possible. I am a very patient and versatile character and I am unafraid of adapting my style to suit the needs of the students.

Subjects
  • Entrance Exams
  • A-Level or Highers (28 p.h.)
  • Study Skills
  • GCSE or Standards (28 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (28 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (28 p.h.)

  • English
  • GCSE or Standards (28 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (28 p.h.)
  • Law
  • A-Level or Highers (28 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (28 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (28 p.h.)


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Linda (Dr)
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Subjects: Turkish  |  Special Needs  |  Psychology  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home / Online
Info: I am a chartered psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the field of special educational needs. I worked with young adults with life-long developmental disorders such as ASD, Down Syndrome and learning difficulties. I taught psych ...
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Personal Description:
I am a chartered psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the field of special educational needs. I worked with young adults with life-long developmental disorders such as ASD, Down Syndrome and learning difficulties.
I taught psychology and statistics at a university. I also helped students preparing posters and power point presentations.
I have Bsc in Psychology, MSc in Neuroscience and a PhD in Psychology and a postgraduate certificate in management of learning and teaching. I am also a current member of Higher Education Academy.
I speak English and Turkish.

Teaching Experience:

I have extensive experience of university teaching. I mainly taught broad psychology topics and statistics. I helped students with designing, running psychology experiments, analysing quantative data, essay writing, preparing posters and power point presentations.
I am also certified neurofeedback practitioner (Society of Applied Neuroscience) and I provide neurofeedback sessions.

AS and A level Psychology (AQA)

I help students preparing for AS and A level exams. I cover number of topics including Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Research Methods, Psychopathology, Cognitive Psychology and Biological Psychology. I help them understand each topic, answer their questions and support them with structuring their answers and essay type questions.


TURKISH TUTORIALS

I teach Turkish at all levels. I am a native speaker. I have 8 years experience of teaching, interpreting, translating Turkish in number of settings varying from hospitals to courts in London. I use student centred approach in my teachings.

I am happy to discuss students needs and questions prior to accepting the tutorials to prevent any inconvenience.

Tutoring Approach:

I am very positive, approachable person. I employ student centred approach in my teachings and tailor the tutorials to meet each student's learning style and pace.

Subjects
  • Turkish
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (30 p.h.)
  • 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.)
  • Special Needs
  • 11+ (secondary) (50 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (50 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (50 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)

  • Psychology
  • GCSE or Standards (40 p.h.)
  • A-Level or Highers (40 p.h.)
  • Further/Higher (university) (50 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (50 p.h.)

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Peter David (Mr)
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Subjects: Maths  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / From their home
Info: I am a recently retired Clinical Scientists (registered). I am married with a son and I am a youthful 67 year old with an 8 years old son! We are a non smoking family. My involvement with "mathematics", at various levels, dates back to when I left se ...
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I am a recently retired Clinical Scientists (registered). I am married with a son and I am a youthful 67 year old with an 8 years old son! We are a non smoking family. My involvement with "mathematics", at various levels, dates back to when I left secondary school (Blackpool) in 1964 and worked for the Civil Service for 5 years. I was in an accounts division and passed two additional maths (and eventually English!) O'Levels via evening classes as well as enjoying the 60s and playing bass guitar in local groups. I took a 1 year full time A''Level course (Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and subsequently read for a Mathematics degree (Physics subsid.) at the University of Nottingham (1970-73). During this time, I had 3 vacation studentships with different departments of the Scientific Civil Service. After graduating, I worked for around 15 years as a computer programmer / analyst during which time I passed an HND in Computer Studies (University of the South Bank, London). Although I was 40 years old when I was made redundant from a communications company, I decide to make a significant career change and return to my "roots" and look for scientific work where my mathematical skills would be better used. After 2 years as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer in the lung function laboratory at the Royal Brompton, I had the tools and experience to apply for a research post in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Post Graduate Medical School (RPGMS, Hammersmith Hospital).

I retired in 2014 after 25 years as a researcher / Clinical Scientist at the RPGMS and Royal London. A large part of my research involved mathematical analysis of breathing patterns and flow-volume curves. This involved developing techniques and algorithms for alternative methods of assessing "lung function". I published many papers in international medical journals and all included a significant maths / stats content. During this time, I took evening classes obtaining additional A' Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Statistics and then read for an M Sc in General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Kings College London. In 2005, my portfolio was reviewed by the Health Professions Council and I registered as Clinical Scientist, which is a protected title, The main reason for the additional qualifications was my passion for learning and the thrill of sitting examinations and testing myself. The addition A'Levels and M. Sc. were taken for the challenge and pleasure and were not directly relevant to my career. One important reason for offering private tuition is my love of teaching / learning and I miss my close involvement with the "sciences". I have been accepted as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassador and I have an enhanced DBS check certificate.

Teaching Experience:

Although, I do not have formal teaching qualification and I only started offering private tuition at the beginning of 2015, I am a patient person who has tutored a range of tutees from Common Entrance Exam level to adult learner including CGSE students for both Mathematics and Statistics.

However, my "teaching" roles / experiences go back to the mid 60s helping friends struggling with the Civil Service maths entrance exams and later, post graduation, I taught maths, unpaid, to several children of friends as well as adult friends and colleagues who needed to obtain better qualification. My research positions included (i) formal teaching / lecturing roles at all levels e.g. work experience students, medical / nursing students, visiting medics, junior members of the lab staff as well as registrars and consultants; (ii) presenting the research at local, national and international meetings and (iii) giving guest lectures on B. Sc. and M Sc. courses.

In my research / technical support work, I found particular pleasure explaining to children and parents the purpose and science that underpinned the tests and the analysis and interpretation of the results. This was a unique experience for almost all of them. It gave them and me a lot of pleasure and improved the success problems. In my own time, I helped patients, some who missed a lot of school time due to their problems, with both school work in the sciences and others with projects related to the maths and biology of their respiratory problems. Invariably, they ended up knowing more than their teachers!

Tutoring Approach:

As George Orwell never said "All tutees are not the same but some are more different than others".

I have a variety of approaches, depending on factors such as (i) whether the tutee needs teaching or revision; (ii) the number of lessons the tutee can fit in before the exam; (iii) their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their interests; (iv) whether the tutee is struggling to keep up or a flyer needing to ensure an A* (v) the length of the sessions 45-90 mins and whether it is one or two session a week and (vi) the work they are able to do between sessions.

However, there are aspects that are common to all tutees: before starting the lessons, I am happy to meet for a chat (no charge) to spend as long as necessary clarifying important issue such as (i) which board, level and paper they will be sitting; (ii) the text book they use and which parts of the syllabus have been covered and whether any need revising or explaining and (iii) wherever possible, obtaining suggestions and feedback from their teachers including where marks had been lost in recent exams.

Other aspects of my approach include (i) the tutee attempting appropriate questions / papers from other boards to encourage and foster "thinking outside the box" and, thus, to be prepared for questions that do not fit the usual mode; (ii) e-mailing questions of papers in advance of session to allow adequate time for preparation; (iii) feeding back how sessions have gone and suggestions for changes and being available between session via e-mail; (iv) moving up and down the difficulty ladder depending on the progress; (v) working on exam technique and teaching how to not misinterpret questions, sometimes, badly written; (vi) preparing tutees for difficult topics about to be taught at school, to ensure they get the most out of upcoming lessons; (vii) using examples from everyday life to demonstrate the use and usefulness of maths and statistics outside of the classroom and (viii) building up confidence and aiming to engender a passion and love of the subject and learning, in general.

I make extensive use of marking schemes and examiners reports to discuss how the tutee may have obtained the correct answer but lost marks due to not showing their working or lost time providing irrelevant details and this has been very successful and interesting for the tutees.

Some of my feedback:
(i) As a Year 11 student, Peter has been providing me with extra mathematics tuition during the final months before my GCSE examinations, offering distinct, concise teaching within a relaxed but highly enjoyable and yet professional environment. As a mathematician, Peter has aided me in approaching mathematics from a somewhat more lateral perspective, exploring multiple methods that could be employed to solve a challenging question; a form of thinking that is seldom used within a typical school environment. Peter's abundant, infectious passion for both his tuition and mathematics manifests itself within his unswerving support and guidance during our sessions together, delivering a uniquely engaging teaching environment within which to learn, but most importantly, to enjoy learning mathematics!"

(ii) Parent of a Year 11 school girl: Hello Peter, thank you for your follow up, your emails always have an interesting flair about them. We also enjoyed our meeting and Ebony particularly liked your relaxed approach to the subject, for that reason alone I think she would benefit from being able to ask questions without feeling awkward about what she doesn't understand, most importantly I agree with your 'spades a spade' philosophy in how to interpret the syllabus into the real world.

(iii) Teacher's reply to an e-mail from the mother of a Common Entrance school boy: Thank you for your email. I am pleased Edward has a good tutor and is happy doing extra Maths. The best paper to prepare Edward for our end of year test would be a practice SATs test as they follow a similar format to ours.

(iv) A recent GCSE student, EDEXCEL Higher, via his mother: Peter, I obtained and A in my Stats paper and B in my maths paper and I was told by my teacher that it might be worth remarking, as I was only several marks away from the A Grade)

Consulting the 'breakdown' of my overall Mathematics grade, it appears as though I (thanks to your support) did exceptionally well within the non-calculator paper (the equivalent of a very high A/ very low A* in terms of marks), but it was simply a few questions at the end of the calculator paper (that seemed to baffle everyone, regardless of ability) that partially pushed my overall grade down.

Once again, thank you for all of your support and guidance; I certainly would not have been able to achieve my result within the NON-calculator paper, the paper that I claimed was more intimidating, without our sessions within the Library. You have improved not only my proficiency, but also my confidence in Maths enormously and for that I cannot thank you enough.

(v) Father of a schoolgirl (EDEXCEL Higher): "E" did very well overall and passed all 13 ! In Maths she was one point off a B so of course that's a C. I think we will request a remark for the maths paper. Many thanks again for your help in the past, best wishes.

Subjects
  • Maths
  • Up to 11 years (primary) (25 p.h.)
  • 11+ (secondary) (27 p.h.)
  • GCSE or Standards (30 p.h.)
  • Adult/Casual learner (30 p.h.)

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Xueya (Miss)
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Subjects: Mandarin  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
Types of Tutoring: Travels to you / Online
Info: I am an outgoing girl, did masters in University of Manchester and currently working in London as an auditor. I am a native Mandarin speaker with good English speaking skills. I have been living in UK for more than three years, and I got 7.5 for IELT ...
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Personal Description:
I am an outgoing girl, did masters in University of Manchester and currently working in London as an auditor. I am a native Mandarin speaker with good English speaking skills. I have been living in UK for more than three years, and I got 7.5 for IELTS, my language test. I am good at communicating to people and interested in looking for different approaches to teach different people. I do not only teach Mandarin, but also Chinese culture and peoples' hobbies. I am young and energetic therefore my lessons would never be boring.

Teaching Experience:

Helped students get an A in Mandarin in A-Level test within five months;
Helped students prepare for GCSE test for one year;
Taught young kids primary Mandarin and introduce them Chinese culture for 1.5 years;
Taught professionals Mandarin for 1.5 year

Tutoring Approach:

make teaching content on my own according to each student's level;
make exercise content to help students remember the language skills and to improve their ability of using those skills;
test students regularly to remind them of the details that have been taught;
analyse and correct students' mistakes in the test;
create targeted exercise to help students overcome weaknesses and to improve their answering skills in A-Level or GCSE test

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

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Ines (Ms)
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Subjects: Spanish  
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
Types of Tutoring: Online
Info: I am a native Spanish Drama student in the UKC. I have been living here for 6 months. Before coming to the UK I studied Spanish: Language and Literature at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, so I have a wide knowledge of the Spanish Grammar and Liter ...
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Personal Description:
I am a native Spanish Drama student in the UKC. I have been living here for 6 months. Before coming to the UK I studied Spanish: Language and Literature at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, so I have a wide knowledge of the Spanish Grammar and Literature.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching and tutoring children from different ages for the last 4 years. Also, I had participated in languages conversation exchange.

Tutoring Approach:

I am able to fit the student's needs.

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

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