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Subjects Taught

Government and Politics

Hourly Rate
A-Level £30.00


Hourly Rate
A-Level £30.00

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Personal Description:

A Level teacher with 20 years classroom experience and Director of Sixth Form Academic Curriculum. I am Government and Politics and Sociology specialist. In my job that's all I teach. What more do you need to know? Tons of experience, good humoured with expert subject knowledge.

I am a qualified subject specialist in 2 A Level subjects. I do not offer tutoring in other subjects that i might 'fancy having a go at'. There are too many tutors who claim to offer Politics or Sociology but in fact have taught neither subject at A Level. Worse they have a 'passing interest in the subject' and no clue of the relevant assessment objectives. So don't risk the unqualified and don't risk anyone without experience of teaching the new post 2016 linear A Level specifications (actually I can't stress this point enough, the new linear specs are very different to the old modular courses).

I teach the new spec for AQA Sociology and am involved in the development of the new 2017 Edexcel Politics spec.

Full QTS and enhanced DBS.

Tutoring Experience:

A fully qualified teacher and Sixth Form Year Team Leader at an outstanding boys school in Northampton.

BA hons in Politics from the University of Wales and a PGCE in Social Science from the University of Leicester - with 20 years of A. Level experience in my current school in teaching and planning Politics and Sociology.

Proven track record of improving grade performance at AS and A Level - outstanding value added and stretching the top end for A and A*. Specialist in EDEXCEL Politics and AQA Sociology but other specifications considered.

Produced the top sociology student (AQA) in the country on 2 occasions. You have got to be in it to win it.

OfQUAL advisor and researcher for A Level Government and Politics.

As an examiner I am fully aware of all assessment objectives for both subjects. My performance review and lesson observations fulfill the current OfSTED criteria for Outstanding.

Please note that I am an ideologies specialist for A2 Government and Politics and currently teach a Route B. If you are looking for a Route C specialist get in touch and I will try and advise as best I can.

*Now catering for the new Sociology specification* - key focus on Units 1&3 but can also deliver topics off of Unit 2.

*New Poiltics specs in development*

*Due to work commitments and the fact that I have a busy life availability is highly limited. I already have bookings for the start of the next academic year so don't delay**Update 01/04/17 - I am now fully booked up to the public examinations. Sorry to disappoint if you were looking for tutoring. Space will be available in July if you are looking for Year 12 into Year 13. Get in quick as I'm intending to do less next year*

*Additional slots are available April - June to cope with the demand of exam season*

Tutoring Approach:

Flexible and open. Tailored to the needs of the student. We work together to get the grade you desire. Well resourced. Initial consultation meeting to identify your needs and expectations.

30ph in NN1, NN2 and NN3 inclusive of resources. Will travel within Northamptonshire and surrounding counties. Travel costs negotiable but there's usually a fiver surcharge each way which is pretty good value when you cost it out. Also you get to chill in your home and I do the leg work!

*Where possible resources included as part of tutoring costs*


  • Leicester University (1997) - Social Sciences (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Wales, University College Swansea (1996) - Politics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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