Information About Dr Mandy - Canterbury tutor - (8 reviews)
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I am a highly qualified and experienced specialist teacher and tutor of Chemistry and I currently teach at an outstanding local Grammar School. I have over 20 years' experience of teaching and tutoring within both the State and Independent sector and I have taught Chemistry and Science at all levels, including undergraduate level. I am a Chemistry graduate and have a PhD in Analytical Biochemistry and a PGCE from the University of Bath. My aim is to enthuse and install confidence in all my students so that they enjoy Chemistry and achieve their full potential enabling them to achieve excellent results. I am available for tuition during the day on some weekdays, after school, weekends and during the school holidays and will always strive to be as flexible as possible with timings to meet your requirements.
I tutor Chemistry at KS3, GCSE, IB, Pre U, AS and A level and I also offer support and advice for students applying for University courses through UCAS. I strongly believe that it helps to have experienced this process both as a parent and a teacher. I will review and advise on personal statements and UCAS applications and I am also able to advise students with interview practice for Medicine, Dentistry and Oxbridge. Over the years I have helped numerous students to achieve the highest grades at GCSE and A level. Amongst my recent tutees (who I took on at the start of Year 13) are students who have progressed from a Grade D at AS to either an A*, A or B at A2, enabling them to study subjects including Veterinary Science, Medicine, Engineering and Biochemistry at their first choice Russell group Universities. I am particularly interested in SEN and have enjoyed tutoring students with a variety of SEN issues. I work together with highly qualified and experienced Physics and Biology teachers and tutors if you need additional support with these subjects.
I love teaching and tutoring Chemistry and find it particularly rewarding to help my tutees and pupils to achieve excellent results in what is considered to be a difficult subject. I tutor from my own home in Canterbury enabling me to use my wealth of resources to expand on any difficult areas during a session. I am available after school, weekends and during the school holidays. As I am a qualified teacher who is currently teaching high ability students in a grammar school environment, I am familiar with all the new AQA, Edexcel and OCR specifications and I am ideally placed to give excellent advice on how to achieve the highest grades. I particularly concentrate on practising exam technique and have a wealth of practice questions, papers and exercises. I offer support and advice for students applying for University courses through UCAS and feel that it is an advantage that I have experienced this process both as an A level subject teacher, form tutor and mentor as well as a parent I will review and advise on personal statements and I am also able to help students with interview practice for Medicine, Dentistry and Oxbridge. I have been called an inspirational teacher by my students and have received excellent feedback from both parents and students. I am always available to give help and advice between sessions and I will always aim to make tutoring sessions enjoyable for you whatever your age or ability. I am happy to provide references and testimonials on request so please do not hesitate to contact me so that we can discuss your needs further and design an individual tutoring programme to suit your needs. I look forward to hearing from you!
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Bath (1988) - PGCE (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- University of Cardiff (1986) - PhD Analytical Biochemistry (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- University of Cardiff (UWIST) (1982) - BSc Pure and Applied chemistry (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Dr Mandy has helped me to answer questions more specifically, guiding me to the answer without telling me the answer. This has helped me develop better exam skills and techniques. She also encourages me, and this really boosts my confidence. She is a very good teacher.
It goes without saying that Dr Mandy has excellent subject knowledge. However, equally importantly, she has detailed knowledge of the exam board specifications which is essential to boosting grades. Dr Mandy tailors every lesson to the specific needs of the student. She was in regular contact with my daughter throughout the week providing revision materials, practice papers and feedback so I really felt that I got excellent value for money.