Information About Kim - Durham tutor - (8 reviews)
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I have been a chemistry tutor for more than 20 years, guiding and helping students from all backgrounds. I encourage parents to come along to the first lesson so that their mind is put at rest that their child is in a safe environment. There is a nice pub (Duke of Wellington) within walking distance where one can chill out while waiting for the tuition to finish.
I did my PGCE in Exeter, and then taught Chemistry in Bristol for several years at the John Cabot CTC. Later I returned to Manchester to settle and gained an MSc in Chemistry. During this time, I taught at a school in Northwich and also acted as a private tutor for Manchester and surrounding villages in Cheshire. After my MSc, I taught at the South Cheshire college. After that I moved to Durham where I taught in Newton Aycliffe as a cover teacher. Since I became a mum soon after finished at Newton Aycliffe, I decided to only work as an examiner and I'm a private tutor in Durham (20 years)
My aim is to provide students with confidence and the right tools to prepare for their exams. This may take several forms, including:
2. Past paper questions
3. Answering questions skills
4. Preparation for the coming exams in terms of time management
5. Highlight and understand the meaning of questions
In addition, I contact my students several days before they are due to come for lessons so that I can focus on their problems and prepare the necessary back up notes to facilitate their learning.
Usually, for the first tuition session, I would require students to bring along their notes and textbooks, so that we can decide which the appropriate material to use. Because I also work as an assistant examiner, I can advise students on how to tackle and answer exam papers and questions. Especially, explain how their marks are awarded to enable students to maximise their grades.
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- UMIST (2000) - MSc Chemistry (2000), (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Exeter (1994) - PGCE (1994), (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1992) - BSc Chemistry (1992), (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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I enjoyed the theoretical aspects of chemistry but struggled with the mathematical applications having not continued Mathematics after my GCSE’s. Kim worked with me using problem solving techniques which I could apply to exam style questions. This not only built my confidence as I started to see myself improve on past exam papers, but also provided me with insight into the exam style.
After working with Kim I went from a grade B to an A* and developed a new work ethic which, If I had not had Kim as a tutor I would have not developed and would not be excelling to the extent that I am at university- achieving honors in my Semester 1 mock exams and achieving the anatomy dissection award. I cannot thank Kim enough for her help and support. Kim encouraged me and motivated me; It was not easy and at times and I did feel like I was trying to achieve the impossible… However, Kim kept me focused on the task at present.
Thank you Kim for everything.