My name is Chris. With a good academic background, and now with excellent feedback, my approach as a tutor is not only to impart knowledge, but also to attempt to generate a passion for a subject that will remain long after any examination success. Educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and a subsequent degree course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at King's College, London, I joined the BBC as a television recording engineer in 1976. I became a successful editor with the BBC and continue to enjoy the same role now on a freelance basis.
I am a good communicator, and seem to have the knack of explaining sometimes difficult concepts in a clear and concise way. I have kept in touch with my core subjects (maths, physics and science) throughout my life and retain a keen interest in all of them. I'm not just a book-based dry academic but someone who knows how to fire enthusiasm for learning that will last long after any examination paper. My work has never been Mon-Fri 9-5, so I am available during the working day both in term time and school holidays.
I have now been tutoring Maths for over five years which has generated good feedback and positive results from parents and students alike.
I think that is all that counts.
I try to impart my enthusiasm for the subject to my students. This is so much easier on a one to one basis compared with the classroom. A tutor will often cause the 'penny to drop', not by simply repeating a classroom lesson, but by offering a different explanation. Working in close contact with the syllabus, I quickly identify areas of weakness in the understanding of a subject, and repair that damage as quickly as possible. This is essential, especially in maths, as new concepts can rely so heavily on previous knowledge, which, if absent, will make comprehension of new material even more difficult. This is presumably why you are looking for a tutor in the first place. Homework, mock exam questions are essential, not only as feedback for me to know how successful any lesson has been, but also for you as a parent to see if any improvement has been achieved. A return for your investment if you like. Get in touch.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|King's College, London||1976||College||B.Sc (Elect Eng) 1st Class (Hon)|
|King's College School, Wimbledon||1973||School||3 x A-Levels Maths, Physics, Economics|
|King's College School, Wimbledon||1971||School||5 x O-Levels (Various)|
|King's College School, Wimbledon||1972||School||Chemistry, Art O Levels|
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