Gerard

Caerphilly Tutor

Hi. I am from Ireland and have been teaching in a high achieving school in Cardiff now for the past 15 years. My classes regularly achieve the highest grades in the department. Something which I am very proud of. I always strive to do the best for pupils I teach. I have taught the three sciences (Bio, Chem and Phy) to GCSE level and taught Biology to A-level. I am really passionate about getting my pupils excited about science. I can provide many supporting statements from my past pupils if need be. I can travel anywhere in the Cardiff area.

Tutoring Experience

As mentioned I have been teaching in a high achieving school in Cardiff for the past 15 years. Many people think they can tutor but you really need to have taught in a class to understand what exam boards demand and what is expected of students. I can safely say that every pupil have taught has risen by at least one grade (some by 2 and more) after having moved into my lessons. I have been given low attaining pupils in the past because the school knows that I make them work to the best of their abilities.

I have also marked and been a team leader for AQA, WJEC, EdExcel and OCR for the past 13 years. This has helped me vastly improve the way I teach in lessons and the way I tutor my pupils outside school. It has given me a much better idea of what is required of pupils to do well in exams.

I have also tutored for many families in Cardiff for the last 11 years. Each family has asked me to continue with their kids that are moving through school. This shows that my approach works and parents feel that I am a good consistant worker. I can also provide references here if needed.

Tutoring Approach

I like to make pupils feel at ease during out time together. One of the biggest obstacles to pupil progression and improvement is the relationship formed with the tutor. I believe I have formed very good relations with the pupils in my care over the years. My initial meeting with the pupil will be free of charge. Here we will sit down for a while to identify the areas that are causing the most concern. This is only a quick meeting that could also takeplace via phone/text/email.
I will supply worksheets, revision notes and past papers where possible.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Wales Swansea2003PGCEBiology and Science
University of Ulster Coleraine2002BachelorsBiological Science
University of Ulster Coleraine2002OtherDipoloma Industrial Studies

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Subjects taught
Physics
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
Chemistry
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
Biology
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
A-Level£35
Combined Science
Secondary£30
GCSE£30