I am an experienced tutor with a loyal and increasing student base. I teach across the South Manchester and Cheshire area, my tuition is very comprehensive and not a standard offering. I specialise in supporting independently educated students, although not exclusively. I am able to offer unrivalled expertise to help your child achieve their goals.
Whether your child is shy and needs a boost in confidence, or is very outgoing and confident, I can tailor their tuition to keep them engaged and promote learning. My students achieve well due to my unique approach to tutoring, I adjust to your child's learning style, I don't expect them to adjust to mine. Tuition isn't just for students that are struggling; I can also help high achieving students realise their full potential.
I am a full-time professional tutor and not a teacher, tutoring after hours. The pedagogy of tuition is vastly different to class teaching, and my students benefit as my lessons are not simply to earn a bit of 'extra cash.' I have a vested interested in your child's success, their lessons are completely bespoke and designed for maximum progress. All lessons must be either 90 minutes or 2 hours in duration.
I have over eight years experience tutoring both primary and secondary aged students. I have an in-depth knowledge of the independent and state curricula. I tailor all lessons individually for each child I work with, taking into account their individual needs and personality. I am also able to offer effective tuition in literacy to support children with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Whatever your child's needs are, I offer a unique approach, adapting my methods to compliment your child.
For the last three years I have taught, and continue to teach privately for families across Europe in Madrid, Bologna, Milan and Geneva. More recently I have also started teaching for a number of families in Southampton, New York and Houston, Texas. I have supported students in their aim to attend independent day and boarding schools in the UK and prepared them for the common entrance exam.
My students have consistently achieved well, and I firmly believe every child has the ability to succeed. The key is finding out how the child learns best as an individual and allowing them to reach their full potential. The feedback provided through First Tutors is a small snapshot of the feedback I regularly receive from my students.
One of my key passions is making English more accessible and engaging for boys.
Learning should be enjoyable, and the best way for children to learn is with hands-on, interactive activities. I work with each child on an individual basis, considering their likes and dislikes and then adjusting my methods to suit them. I encourage the children I work with to ask questions; this will allow them to actually understand what they are being taught and not just remember things without fully understanding them.
I am relaxed and informal in my approach, and I aim to provide a positive learning environment, where your child can be comfortable and relaxed. I want your child to be confident with their work and ideas, and for them to make real progress.
Please note that I have very limited availability. If you choose to purchase my contact details before first speaking to me, I may not have any availability that suits you.
|Languages||English (British), Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University||2012||Masters||Working Together for Children|
|Alan Peat||2010||Professional||Raising Attainment in Literacy|
|University||2010||Other||BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies (IP)|
|Senior School||2004||School||8 GCSEs|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|