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Chris

Chris

Home Tuition for Maths and English in Barnsley

I am a positive, professional and approachable PGCE qualified teacher with a background in special needs education. I have a BSc degree in Psychology, and built on particular interests in this area to gain a MEd degree in Autism through part time study, while working with children with this condition.

I have particular knowledge and aptitude in the scientific field, along with a passion for literature and a talent for inspiring enthusiasm for reading and writing in my pupils. I am also confident in mathematics, with experience of teaching this to higher GCSE level in a motivating and practical way.

Tutoring Experience

I have ten years experience working in small group contexts and one-to-one tuition, primarily with children with autism spectrum difficulties in special education. In this context, my teaching has previously been rated as 'outstanding' by a range of sources, including Ofsted. This has included planning and teaching science, mathematics and English to higher GCSE level. I am particularly experienced at getting results with hard to motivate or underachieving pupils, with many successes helping pupils make substantial and unprecedented progress, in many cases to upper GCSE grade boundaries.

I have worked with mainstream primary pupils and am also fully aware of the curricular needs of mainstream secondary pupils. I am familiar with the standards required to achieve GCSE grades up to and including A* and national curriculum levels from P4 up to Level 8, and confident in my ability to help move pupils towards any required goal along this spectrum.

I now have experience of regular private tutoring during evenings and weekends for over two years (plus intermittent experience before this point), which has included experience of Primary, Secondary and A-Level home-tutoring. All of my clients to date have been very positive and highly satisfied with the service I have been able to provide.

Tutoring Approach

I believe it is important to build strong positive working relationships with my pupils when teaching, something which I have proved very adept at doing without losing focus on the task at hand. I emphasise motivating, engaging and inspiring my pupils through creative teaching and practical involvement; where a pupil can be helped to become enthusiastic and intrinsically motivated by a subject, learning seems to follow easily. Given my background in specialist settings, I focus on tailoring teaching to the individual and their particular needs. I prefer to customise work carefully to specific individual requirements as opposed to textbooks or standardised materials, where possible. I also place particular emphasis on good assessment practices, making sure to identify the exact current abilities of pupils, to properly establish appropriate next steps and measure progress.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

University of Birmingham2010MastersAutism (Children) MEd - Merit
Sheffield Hallam University2005PGCEPrimary 5-11 - with QTS
University of Manchester2004BachelorsPsychology BSc - 2:1
The Sheffield College2000College4 x A-Level - A-C

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MathsIn-personOnline
Primary£22.50£18
Secondary£22.50£18
GCSE£22.50£18
Casual Learner£22.50£18
EnglishIn-personOnline
Primary£22.50£18
Secondary£22.50£18
GCSE£22.50£18
Casual Learner£22.50£18
Combined ScienceIn-personOnline
Primary£22.50£18
Secondary£22.50£18
GCSE£22.50£18
Casual Learner£22.50£18
PsychologyIn-personOnline
Primary£22.50£18
Secondary£22.50£18
GCSE£22.50£18
A-Level£22.50£18
University£22.50£18
Casual Learner£22.50£18
Computer Studies / I.T.In-personOnline
Primary£22.50£18
Secondary£22.50£18
GCSE£22.50£18
Casual Learner£22.50£18
Special NeedsIn-personOnline
Primary£27.50£22
Secondary£27.50£22
GCSE£27.50£22
A-Level£27.50£22
University£27.50£22
Casual Learner£27.50£22
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