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Oliver offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
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As a senior examiner for AQA and Eduqas, along with a wealth of experience of teaching geography, I have an excellent understanding of what's expected of students.
I have marked A level exams (AQA, WJEC, Eduqas) for 4 years and I have been a team leader for an AQA exam for the last 3 years. I have also been a team leader for GCSE Geography.
I graduated from the University of Durham with a 2.1 in Geography. I enjoy the interdisciplinary nature of Geography, having studied modules such as Hazard and Risk whilst still specialising in Human Geography in my last two years. I completed my PGCE in Secondary Geography at the University of Leicester.
I have been tutoring for 3 years and I relish the one to one approach to ensure I can thoroughly monitor a student's progress either face to face or online and tailor my practice to that individual. This year, one of my tutees requested tutoring after getting an E in AS Geography but this year managed to get an A.
In my spare time, I enjoy acting, swimming and yoga.
Having taught geography in both a secondary school and a further education college, I have a very good understanding of the strategies that work for a variety of students. Throughout this time, I have taught both GCSE and A Level Geography and A Level World Development.
Marking a range of AS/A2 papers, focusing on topics such as fieldwork skills, has given me an excellent understanding of what is expected of students. Additionally, I am a team leader for an A2 exam after being strongly recommended by my team leader for my accurate assessments of students' exams and detailed feedback. As a team leader, I have moderated other examiners` marking and seen a range of answers.
I also have a good understanding of the changes in the Geography specifications, as I have current teaching experience of the new curriculum and much of the new content is very similar to my university degree
Exams, that I have marked:
AQA Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography
AQA Unit 2 Geographical Skills
WJEC G2 Changing Human Environments
WJEC Unit 2 Changing Places
Eduqas Component 1 Changing Landscapes and Changing Places
AQA Unit 4B Geographical Issue Evaluation
WJEC Unit 4 Sustainability
I offer an individualized and personable approach, supported with a range of teaching resources. From my experiences of teaching, I can adapt to meet the learner's needs to make sure the learner makes rapid progress. I just specialise in geography, which I think is to the benefit of my students.
As an examiner, I know how to decode exam questions and command words. I provide learners with simple methods to ensure they maximise the limited time given.
The exam period is a stressful time and I ensure students become confident and relaxed by providing encouraging and stimulating lessons.
I can offer other tutoring services such as producing revision materials such as podcasts. I can also mark students' work and given written feedback at a different rate.
I have a cancellation policy that any lesson missed or cancelled inside 24hrs is charged. I realise there maybe occasional circumstances when a lesson is missed or cancelled for unavoidable reasons and I will apply common sense.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leicester (2011) - Geography (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- University of Durham (2010) - Geography (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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