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Gary

Gary

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 am a senior manager at a successful Sixth Form College in London and teach at the University of London on Saturdays. 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.
With the current closure of UK schools (March 2020), I am tutoring online to provide support for all students, particularly 13+ scholarship, Year 10 first year GCSE and Year 12 first year A-level students studying at home.

Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching Geography, Geology and Environmental Science at GCSE / A-Level standard for over 29 years and previously taught English and History abroad. I also teach GCSE History privately. I have over 29 years’ experience of private tuition and have worked for the same period of time as an examiner for Edexcel, WJEC, OCR and AQA. With nearly 30 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.
I have been involved in Geography education in the UK for over 28 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 and Geography. 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.

Tutoring Approach

I have helped students at all levels from 11+ preparation 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.
With the current closure of UK schools (March 2020), I am tutoring online to provide support for all students, particularly 13+ scholarship, Year 10 first year GCSE and Year 12 first year A-level students studying at home.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of London1990MastersGeography
University of London - Institute of Education1991PGCEGeography Education

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