Information About Matthew - Honiton tutor - (12 reviews)
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I have been a professional, full-time private biology tutor for the past 25 years. Until recently I was widely regarded as 'Oxford's Premier Private Biology Tutor' having tutored there since 1989 on all the UK examination boards, plus the IB. I have now moved to Devon and tutor exclusively online via Scribblar (online whiteboard) and Skype, bringing my unparalleled expertise to students across the nation and worldwide. Please note that although I charge £60 per hour as my standard charge there is a £10 per hour discount offered for tutorials starting before 3 pm (UK time) on weekdays.
25 years of one-to-one tuition on all the UK GCSE and A-level examination boards, plus the IB, EB and pre-U. I have been tutoring online since 2013.
I base studies exclusively on the syllabus/specification and do not deviate from it. I write detailed individual notes for the student on each topic and set past paper questions on them from that exam. board to consolidate the facts (I have booklets of past papers divided into topics going back 25 years for all the major A-level exam. boards). I get the student to do ALL of the recent specification past paper questions and I go through them carefully with the mark schemes to rehearse key words and phrases required by the exam. board. The student takes the exam… gets the required grade and gets on with the next academic hurdle. All of the many hundreds of students whom I have taught over the past 25 years prefer this no-nonsense approach to the time-wasting they usually encounter at school as it emphasises effective work over hard work and (if the student does it properly) gives them study skills of use throughout life when studying any subject.
Thanks to modern interactive online whiteboard technology and Skype, online tuition is EXACTLY the same as face-to-face tuition except that it is more convenient; reduces travel time, costs and stress; reduces the probability of catching colds and other diseases and brings you the best tutor rather than whoever happens to be available locally. I offer an initial one-hour free trial online tutorial to anyone who is uncertain about this new technology - 95% of my students who have tried it prefer online tuition to face-to-face tuition.
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Reading University (1989) - Diploma in Tropical Agriculture (Other) (✔ On File)
- Imperial College, London University (1988) - M.Sc. and D.I.C. (with 'distinction') Applied Entomology (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Oxford University (1985) - M.A. (Oxon.) Zoology (Masters) (✔ On File)
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Matthew was very professional and readily contactable when arranging tuition and happy to answer questions. Although just a few lessons in I have only positive feedback to offer.
I have had both face to face and online tuition with Matthew; although at first I was hesitant to try online tuition, I was pleasantly surprised and now use it predominantly for its convenience since I see no difference in quality. I would highly recommend Matthew not only for his teaching style but also for his resources; teaching for over 20 years means that Matthew has been able to provide me with a vast array of relevant exam questions, and it also means that he knows the syllabus well and can speak from personal experience.
He provided her with an exam board specific cd of past papers and answers, and emails detailed notes to her before each lesson.