Information About Christopher - Melksham tutor - (7 reviews)
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My name is Chris , and I am a highly experienced tutor of Maths, English and 11+ entrance tuitions for selective schools, for the past 16 years.
I teach Maths at Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 ,Key Stage 3 and GCSE level.
I also teach English at Key Stage 1. Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 and GCSE level (English Language only).
I am also a highly successful 11+ Tutor, and I have a 90% success rate at helping students get into Grammar Schools and Private Schools ((this is 9 times higher than the average of 10% of students who sit an 11+ exam, and then get into their selective school).
In addition to this, I am experienced at preparing Adult students for the Qts Numeracy & Literacy Tests and i have a 100% success rate with this (4 out of 4 in Numeracy have passed, and 2 out of 2 in Literacy). I also am experienced preparing students for other Numeracy & Literacy Tests. I live in Melksham, Wiltshire.
I have been tutoring for 16 years, and have 36 written references from parents and I also have a Maths degree.
I have for much of those 16 years worked as a full-time tutor, and I use National Curriculum Resources for all my tuitions.
During my 16 years as a tutor, I have taught students of all ages and abilities, and have literally taught 1000's of lessons- at times teaching as many as 29 hours of tuition in a week. I have taught every type of student from those with Learning Disabilities to the Gifted & Talented.
I am constantly recommended by parents to other parents, and I have a proven track record of improving students' grades. I also have resources and past papers , for 11+ 13+, SATS (English & Maths) and GCSE Maths.
I am a friendly person by nature , and I take this into my tuitions. I like to make my students feel at ease in the lessons , and that they have a tutor that they feel they can ask as many questions as they like.I also believe in offering plenty of praise and encouragement to my students.
I follow the National Curriculum programme in my tutoring, to cover all aspects of the syllabus.However, even if I have prepared a certain topic for a lesson, if the student then asks me to look over in a different topic, or wants me to help them with some school homework, then I am always flexible to do just that. I also never move on to a new topic with a student, until I am happy that they have fully understood what I have been teaching. My method of teaching is to teach a topic, and then set the student plenty of practice examples , to make sure they fully understand the topic.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Queen Mary College, London. (1987) - Maths (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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My son had an hour a week with Chris, our experience was positive. Chris has a very patient and professional approach to tutoring.
My son achieved a grade 9 pass. Having sat his maths exam in June 2017. Many thanks Chris, I would have no hesitation in recommending you!
Max was a pleasure to teach
It was a pleasure teaching Will, and I am glad he passed the Higher Tier GCSE Maths exam.
The main reasons Will didn't get a higher grade were three-fold:
1) He had retention issues, which his school highlighted (possible dyscalculia).
2) He hardly did any homework for me, despite me asking him to work on exam papers I gave him each week. This slowed down his progress, as if he had done his homework, we could have focused more in the lessons on areas he was getting wrong, rather than mw having to spend some of the lessons watching get some questions right (which he should have done for homework.
3) At Christmas I did tell you and your husband, that in my opinion we needed to increase the lessons to 2 hours per week for the last 6 months. Unfortunately, you didn't agree to stepping it up to 2 hours per week, and as I got more in demand for my tuition nearer the exam, I only had space to increase to 1.5 hours per week for the last 6 weeks or so.
So… basically Will needed more tuition time to get the B grade, especially as he wa,s as you explained ,receiving some poor teaching from his teacher in the Autumn term, which set his progress back.
I provided as high quality tuition as I have done to many other students over the years, who have improved by 2 grades in the same time period, but these other factors make any tutors' job that bit harder to get that extra grade improvement. So, overall I think I deserved at least a 4 out of 5 for my tuition of Will, as grade improvement is also down to how hard the student works as well as the tutors' performance.
By the way, I now have 20 students per week travelling to me, so travel is not an issue anymore.
All the best.