Information About Pamela Claire - Wimborne tutor - (41 reviews)
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I believe it is key to be able to explain science in simple terms. This is a necessary skill when teaching at all levels. Less scientifically minded pupils soon find out that the work is not beyond them and those aiming for a future in science quickly grasp new principles needed for in depth study.
I am both conscientious and caring and feel a sense of professional pride when my tutees are successful.
I am an experienced teacher of physics, chemistry and combined science, and a past Head of Science, specialising in Chemistry and have a proven record of success for both higher level and foundation GCSE. Most tutees have achieved either AA/ A*A* in higher papers, with none getting lower than a BB, and those taking Foundation have all achieved a CC, which is normally the maximum grade for this level
My A level students have increased their grades as a result of my tuition, generally going from D/C to B, the minimum grade that many universities
require. Those requiring an A, needed especially for Medicine, have all been successful, with two achieving an A*
I have also successfully prepared pupils for Common Entrance and Scholarship
2017 Results: GCSE - 7 tutees: one A star, six As
A level - 6 tutees: two As, three Bs and one C
CE. - 1 tutee: Chemistry A Physics B
2018 Results GCSE - 7 tutees: Chemistry: one A star (IGSCE), two 8s
Physics: one 8, one 6
Double Award: 8/7, 6/6, 6/6, 6/5
A level - 3 tutees: one A, one B and one D
CE - 2 tutees for Canford: Chemistry two Cs, Physics two Cs
In order to teach successfully it is most important for me to gain my tutees' confidence and to give them self-confidence. During my first session I establish their method of learning and their level of knowledge and build on this by praising achievement. Initially, I encourage the use of simple rules and then we go on to develop deeper thought.
My focus throughtout is 'the syllabus' and the fact that all the exam questions come from it - this fact gives tutees both structure and sets goals to their learning. Together we work on exam technique, using many past papers, from not only their exam board, but from all boards, as this gives the tutees a wider exposure to possible questions.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Kingston University (1994) - PGCE (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- University College London (1979) - BSc - Chemistry (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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We went to her as our daughter was struggling with her double science GCSE. She felt there were subjects she had been taught in school that she really didn’t understand. At the end of her year 10 she was predicted a level 6 in science.
Claire’s expertise enabled our daughter to gain a better grasp of the subject. She often commented on the way home how she had finally understood things. This noticeably helped her confidence increase too. She was thrilled to have got an 8/7 in her GCSE. We are very grateful to Claire for her tutoring which helped to make this possible.
You have been fantastic in helping our son to gain the knowledge, understanding and confidence he needed in a subject that he was really struggling with at school. We were keeping our fingers crossed for 2 - level 4 results in science. He did much better! We were absolutely thrilled when he achieved a level 6 in paper 1 and level 5 in paper 2 !
Without your tutoring this would just not have been possible! A huge thank for all your help!
Mr & Mrs Broad
He is so good that we have already seen a lot of improvements in my son school work.
Would recommend her to everyone.
Claire's teaching style and expertise has made a huge difference to his understanding and confidence
We parted ways amicably. Lessons were taken from Feb/March through to May 2015. Thank you Claire for all your assistance.
She was confident in her teaching and worked with my daughter on her areas of weakness (due to lack of teaching at her current school).
My daughter told me after every session that Claire helped her enormously but as with most 16 yr old we are awaiting the GCSE results with baited breath!
Its such a shame parents have to resort to private tuition but if like me it was all a bit last minute then i can highly recommend Claire.
Grades permitting my daughter is hoping to continue with Claire for A level chemistry from the start of her course . I'm sure it would have made a difference if we had found Claire earlier as my daughter was studying triple science but unfortunately we watched her predicted A* /A grades fall through no fault of her own. She was motivated to achieve good results but a lack of any consistent teaching in sciences made this an impossible task.
Ill leave more feedback after results day!
Whatever grades she achieves I was delighted to find Claire and cant thank her enough for her support and professional no nonsense tutoring!
She finds the tuition has boosted her confidence and ability to cope with upcoming exams.