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Kevin

Kevin

Ledbury Computer Studies / I.T. and Music Tutor

I'm available for online tuition via Google Classroom and Google Meet video conferencing for GCSE Computer Science, Python Programming and Guitar lessons. Spare electriç and acoustic guitars available. I'm also available for group / family guitar sessions during holidays and some weekends.

Computer Science teacher and Musician - electric and acoustic guitar, lead / rhythm. Im not a finger picker. I've been described as someone who steps on the cracks that others step over, and it gets the results where others may not.

Feedback from others has told me that I'm very good at assessing where you are with skills and understanding, and taking you to the next steps to learn quickly and independently with patience and clarity.

Tutoring Experience

Qualified Teacher since 1993. Four years primary school. Many years high school KS3 to KS5. Previous subject leader (ICT) and assistant head teacher. Entered into the Good Schools Guide for best GCSE results ICT.

Music:
Guitar tutor and guitar repairer since 2011. Grade 6 Electric Guitar, Rock School. Worked as RGT tutor and Music Leader for Colston Hall Bristol, youth music. Ran family group music sessions. Own music business for 6 years working with schools and employment agencies. Awarded Winner of European Social Funds, supporting unemployed through music. Taught music as supply teacher KS2 to KS4.

Udemy courses for online training in Guitar Repair and Computer Programming (Python). Played in several bands in UK and USA, bass and electric (rhythm, lead and slide).

Played in many bands, taught by ex Showaddywaddy guitarist, played alongside Kermit of Black Grape, Rick Martinez of Hawkwind and the ex bassist for Robert Plant's Big Log solo album.

Computer Science:
I currently teach OCR J277 Computer Science, GCSE. Python Programming. Passed the GCSE Teacher Accelerated course for Computing, 96%. Exam Moderator from 2012 to 2022.

Tutoring Approach

I use a combination of practical and explanation as I recognize there's nothing more effective than 'having a go' to get it under your belt.

A sensitive, positive and encouraging approach at the right level for you, identifying the missing gaps and where you want or need to take the learning.

Constructive feedback is really important, and the learning is productive .. and fun .. and that's what you'll experience. It's your journey, it's about you.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Open University2007MastersMEd.L Leadership & Management
University of South Wales, Caerleon1995QTSBEd. Technology
University of South Wales, Cardiff2014BachelorsFoundation Degree Music Industry Entrepreneurship
University of South Wales, Cardiff2012ProfessionalMusic Theory Level 5
Rock School2012ProfessionalGuitar Grade 6
National Association of Musical Instrument Repairers2010ProfessionalGuitar Repair Technician
Berklee College of Music2010ProfessionalBlues Guitar 101

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