Information About Michelle - Guildford tutor - (7 reviews)
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Philosophy / Critical Thinking
I am a 35 year old full time secondary school teacher and mother of two. I live in Guildford with my family and our dog Lady and cat Lola! I am a creative and intelligent woman who understands that the best way to get results from young people is to work with them, not against them. I am a keen reader in my spare time and I love spinning and walking. I am an avid film viewer and I like to think of myself as relevant and up to date with current trends in education. I love spending time with my children and enjoy bringing them to their many activities. I love music and practise mindfulness too to help me unwind. I attend weekly spinning classes and enjoy the benefits that offers.I am a good listener and I love spending time with friends catching up. I also enjoy a freelance position with BBC and edit for Radio 4.
I have been teaching for 11 years now and before that, I was a tutor at university to undergraduate Theology students whilst I studied for my Masters Degree. I have worked in three schools and taught all specifications both at GCSE and A Level. I have also done some outreach work with a failing school to help raise the teaching standards within the RE department. I now work within the private sector where demands are high and students extremely capable. I also mark examinations in both A Level and GCSE for AQA and Edexcel. This helps tremendously to know exactly what the exam boards are looking for. I'm currently implementing the new curriculum changes for both GCSE and A Level and so am very much up to speed with what is expected of students going forward in light of the changes to both content and examinations.
As mentioned above, I believe that working with students is the best way to achieve results. I believe in regular and consistent assessment, reviews of past papers and sample responses and ongoing practise of examination questions. Through practical application of learned material to questions, students are guaranteed to succeed. I have tutored privately for many years and know how to get the best from young people in a one to one situation. Preparation is key and collaboration with parents is vital too to ensure that the learner's needs are met.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- St Mary's Uuiversity College Twickenham (2007) - 1st (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- St Patrick's University Maynooth, Ireland (2006) - 2nd Hons (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- St Patricks University and The National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland (2004) - 2:1 Honours (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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Overall our daughter feels much more comfortable with the subject matter, but more importantly, she is much more confident. When it comes to the exams, I believe confidence is key to success.
Michelle suddenly stopped being avaikable at no notice. No reasons were given by her and she did not respond to messages sent to her asking about her welfare and sudden loss of communication on her part. We have been very disappointed by this especially as she was an enthusiastic tutor and was really helping my daughter to understand a subject she found difficult. What a shame it came to nothing.
Michelle methodically assesses and gets to understand the children and she interacts very well with both my younger and older child. I would certainly recommend Michelle. Best regards, Julian