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Francisco

Francisco

Home Tuition for Maths and Physics in Maryland

I am a Chemistry A Level examiner and a teacher in a sixth form college. I have a PhD in Biochemistry (Distinction) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction). I offer tuition in person as well as online. My hobbies are varied, but I would mention chess and football.

Tutoring Experience

I have been an A Level Chemistry classroom teacher since 2011. My resources and worksheets range from introduction of topics to activities that challenge students to the A* grade. I am aware of typical problem areas where students struggle as well as common misconceptions, and I tackle them in ways that students feel comfortable with. In addition to A Level Chemistry, my classroom teaching experience also includes GCSE Chemistry and HND in Applied Chemistry Level 4 and 5 (equivalent to first and second year of a chemistry degree).

My experience as an A Level Chemistry examiner enables me to guide students on how to maximise their performance in exams. I work with my students through mark schemes, helping them to interpret them, and revise independently. I emphasise the need for accurate terminology in explanations and clear working out of calculations. Also, I help students understand the structure of standard exam questions as well as approaches to unfamiliar ones.

Tutoring Approach

In the first lesson I show original documentation for identity, proof of qualifications and DBS (previously known as CRB) to my students and their parents.

My approach to teaching students consists of the following steps:
-To establish a good atmosphere between the student and myself.
-To identify the student’s current level and the difficulties they are experiencing in the topic we are going to start working on.
-To define the learning objectives for the session so that students have a clear idea of what they need to learn.
-To keep a continuous interaction with the student during the whole lesson though questioning and different activities in order to keep the student engaged whilst I can check if learning is taking place.
-To evaluate the session in terms of what the student has mastered and what needs further work.
-To set homework so that the student consolidates the acquisition of new concepts and skills.

LanguagesSpanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Seville, Spain2011DoctorateCum Laude (Distinction)
London Metropolitan University2011PGCEDistinction
General Teaching Council for England2011QTSDistinction
University of Granada, Spain2004Bachelors2:1

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