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Alex offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
When I first started teaching I was based in the North of England, but after my wife and I had our first child, we moved to Herefordshire where we both grew up. I a keen gardener, love growing vegetables and really enjoy cooking with them. I am lucky enough to live very close to the River Wye, so that I can carry my canoe to it and explore different sections of the river over the course of the year.
I teach in the only 'Outstanding' Ofsted rated Sixth Form College in the West Midlands, within an ‘Outstanding’ Biology Department which has a 'Value Added' ALPS score putting us in the top 10% in the country! I moved to Hereford eleven years ago, from a Secondary school where I had been Head of Biology for three years, having taught Years 7-13.
The advantages of teaching in a Sixth Form College is that it has provided me with the time to specialise in A-Level teaching, gaining experience, understanding, developing resources and appreciating what the experience is like for students. This has allowed me to become an Examiner for the exam board that we use, which has given invaluable insight into the nuances of question structures and the best way of answering them to maximise marks. I am an experienced A-Level teacher with 16 years of experience.
My tutoring is driven by the needs of the Tutee. In our initial meeting it is paramount that I identify what specific help the tutee requires… is it an issue regarding the understanding of a challenging Biological concept, or is the tutee struggling with ‘examination’ skills? Once the needs have been identified, we will work through activities to develop, reinforce and consolidate understanding in these key areas. ‘Homework’ comes in the form of past exam papers which will allow the tutee to apply their knowledge/skills, and allow us to review their progress.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leeds (1999) - Biology and Science (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- University of Liverpool (1995) - 2:1 BSc Environmental Biology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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