This is how 2 referees rated Charlie:
I'm a young, enthusiastic teacher with an excellent success rate, both as Head of Psychology at a top grammar school and as a private tutor. I do my best to make tutoring easy to relate to, and try to use humour and realistic examples to make the subject more relevant. I focus heavily on exam tips and practice, using my seven years of experience as a top AQA examiner to help get the important details across to students. I am keen to listen to my students, and provide them with whatever they feel would benefit them in order to succeed.
I have taught Psychology at A Level (AQA) for seven years, and have been head of department for the last six of those. In that time I have taken my department from 21st out of 24 subjects to 4th best in the school - with no other teachers to work with, and no GCSEs to provide a basis for learning.
I used to teach AQA Sociology at GSCE for two year, and while I have not taught it in schools for a few years, I am an AQA senior examiner in the subject, meaning I standardise and mark thousands of papers every year, and have been deemed expert enough over the past five of the six years I've done it to work on re-marks and guide other examiners as their team leader.
I focus on whatever the student wants - be it going over lesson work, or learning whole topics from scratch. I prefer to engage with the students rather than talk at them, and find tutoring is most effective with lots of questioning and checking of knowledge. I provide notes and revision tools where needed, am happy to set and mark 'homework', and like to focus heavily on exam skills - not just how to answer exam questions, but what examiners will be looking for, and how to word your answers to maximise your chances of top marks!
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