Catherine

Catherine

Rowland's Castle Tutor

I am an enthusiastic teacher who really enjoys motivating, stretching and supporting students to achieve their best. I really enjoy working one to one with students of all abilities and helping them to reach their full potential. One to one tuition can help you achieve the grades you need to get into your first choice university.
I am happy to offer a discount of £20 off your first session to cover the cost of you needing to pay for my details.

Tutoring Experience

I am a qualified teacher and have taught biology GCSE and A level at a local college for 22 years. For the last 8 years, I have also offered one to one tuition for GCSE and A level and have specialist knowledge of a range of exam boards including OCR, AQA and WJEC. I currently work part time as a Biology subject specialist for OCR giving me an excellent understanding of the requirements of the new linear A levels.

Tutoring Approach

One to one tuition can be a valuable addition to a students' in school/college education and maximise their chances of getting into university. By getting to know the student I aim to create a relaxed atmosphere in which the student feels confident to ask questions and improve their subject knowledge. I try to identify areas of weakness and use a variety of learning styles to improve these. As well as working to improve the students subject knowledge it is important to spend time working on exam technique and revision strategies. I use past papers and mark schemes to help students to improve on this. The new reformed A levels are proving to be very demanding for all students. I work with students to help them master questions based on practical work and maths, which now account for a higher percentage of marks.
I set homework which is carefully marked with constructive feedback given.
By working with students to improve their independent learning skills, improvements may be seen in other subjects as well as in biology.
Please contact me to discuss your specific tutoring needs.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Southampton University1984BachelorsBiology Degree
Portsmouth University1996QTSCertificate in Education

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Subjects taught
50% discount on your first lesson!
Biology
GCSE£35
A-Level£35