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Gary

Gary

Online History and Geography Tuition

I am a specialist in UK and international A-Level and Advanced Level qualifications such as AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, EDUQAS, CIE, iAL, IB and pre-U,
I also teach all GCSE and iGCSE syllabuses for Geography and History and Middle Years IB.
I am currently a Senior Examiner for Edexcel in Geography, EPQ Diploma Dissertation and also have been an examiner for Geology, General Studies and Citizenship. I was a senior manager at a successful Sixth Form College in London. I am also an Examiner for Geography for AQA and the WJEC. I am an author of GCSE / A-Level books and resources and a keen historian, specialising in 20th Century history.
I am tutoring online to provide support for all students as 'COVID recovery', where lessons have been missed, particularly 11/13+/ scholarship, Year 10 first year GCSE and Year 12 first year A-level students studying at home. I can also provide fully planned sessions to support remote learning or missed teaching for all students in Years 7-13, whether or not they are facing exams next year.
PLEASE NOTE I do not accept approaches from any companies or agencies - I deal with individuals and families only. Any such approaches will be referred immediately to First Tutors administration.

Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching Geography, Geology and Environmental Science at GCSE / A-Level standard for over 30 years and previously taught English and History abroad. I also teach GCSE History privately. I have over 31 years’ experience of private tuition and have worked for the same period of time as an examiner for Edexcel, WJEC, OCR, CIE and AQA. With 31 years' experience and having amassed over 22,000 resources, I can support almost any scenario - SEN; enforced Gap Year / re-take / improving grades; re-starting after ill health; moving school; home study, lockdown support.
I have been involved in Geography education in the UK for over 30 years. I have experience of all GCSE, GCE (AS / A2) syllabuses and the new iGCSE / pre-U, IB, CEI and University-level courses.
I have also organised Easter revision classes and conferences and also ran a widening-participation programme for A-Level Geography.
I can also offer support for physical geography, geology and earth science up to undergraduate courses and assist with dissertations at undergraduate or Masters level. I can also assist with the International Baccalaureate (IB) course for Standard or Higher Level ESS, History and Geography and pre-U. I have extensive resources prepared to deal with the GCE / GCSE syllabuses that started in September 2016. I am a specialist in supporting the NEA (coursework) for EDX, AQA, WJEC and OCR specifications and coursework for GCSE History. I am also supporting first and second year students in international style awards, such as pre-U, IB, iAL, CIE and IB Middle Years, etc.

Tutoring Approach

With the recent disruption to schools due to lockdwons, I am tutoring online to provide support for all students, years 7 -11 for Geography and History, particularly 11+ / 13+ / scholarship, Year 10 first year GCSE and Year 12 first year A-level students studying at home, and Year 11 and 13 GCSE / A-Level, preparing for the terminal assessments now confirmed for the summer 2022.
I have helped students at all levels from Year 6 and 11+ preparation through to Masters Level. I believe in a student-centred approach, which can be tailored by arrangement. I like to develop a mixture of skills, concepts and knowledge. By building conceptual skills and subject-based knowledge and case studies, a student is better prepared for the pressure of the examination. But, good subject and syllabus-focus is essential. My lessons can concentrate on exam practice (using a large bank of resources), case study revision, they can be skills-based (e.g. decision-making, data response) or focus on theory and concepts or a combination of all these. Teaching and learning programmes can be organised to suit personal needs. Some students want intensive 'power lessons', others just want extra exam question practice, some just want someone knowledgeable to bounce ideas off! I can offer integrated packages for GCSE History and Geography together.
I can also provide fully planned sessions to support remote learning or missed teaching for all students in Years 7-13, whether or not they are facing exams this year.
PLEASE NOTE I do not accept approaches from any companies or agencies or tutorial colleges, etc - I deal with individuals and families only. Any such approaches will be referred immediately to First Tutors administration.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

University of London1990MastersGeography
University of London - Institute of Education1991PGCEGeography Education

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