Hello. My name is Jo and I am a teacher in secondary/6th form schools with 18 years experience and rated outstanding by Ofsted. I have supported many students each year, achieving 100% pass rate, with most students acquiring top grades. For example last year, two of the students I taught on an individual basis achieved an ‘A’ in Business Studies and ‘A*’ in Physical Education. Another recent student engaged my support after being awarded a ‘C’ in A level PE summer 2020, we undertook an intensive 2 months of tutoring and he gained an “A*’ in his October resit. Please read my reviews as I believe they offer a real insight into my tutoring.
Group/paired sessions available to allow study support and shared cost - please enquire
I have worked in three secondary schools and in my last job I was a Head of PE for 4 years. I have taught ages 11-18 throughout my career, including KS2, KS3, GCSE, A Level and BTEC Sport. I have also worked as an examiner for both AQA and Edexcel so have an in-depth understanding of the exam syllabus and common misconceptions. Having worked with pupils of all abilities I am able to meet the needs of all learners. I have a consistent track record of significantly improving students results and instilling confidence.
In our sessions we will take a multifaceted approach. We will develop subject knowledge which is very important and plays a huge part in passing exams. Application of knowledge is often the area where students become stuck. I like to find out what their interests are as tailoring examples to their own experiences will stimulate their learning. Not only that but continuously showing them current and real life examples will enable them to develop this skill for themselves and deepen their learning. We will then work on developing the tools to utilise this knowledge to the students advantage when tackling exam questions. This will include, revision planning, exam techniques, planning long answer questions, understanding command words. I will teach them to work ‘smarter’ so not to burn out and maximise quality revision. This preparation will ensure they reach their exams feeling calm and confident and reduce anxiety, giving them the best chance of success.
I am experienced at working with all abilities and I am very friendly and approachable and will immediately put students at ease. I take an holistic approach to my tutoring.I listen to my students and find out what their preferred learning styles are. This allows me to personally plan for them to maximise their sessions. I find out what their goals are so we can work towards them, not only to increase their chances of success but to keep them motivated. I recognise the pressures on young people today and I aim to help them balance their studies alongside their lifestyles and give them the tools to achieve their potential.
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|Liverpool John Moores University||2003||QTS||Primary and Secondary Education|
|Liverpool John Moores University||2003||Bachelors||PE, Science, English, Maths|
|Aquinas College||2000||College||A Level Psychology|
|Aquinas College||2000||College||A Level History|
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