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Subjects Taught

Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £25.00

English

Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00

Chemistry

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00

Biology

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00

Entrance Exams

Hourly Rate
11 Plus £20.00

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Personal Description:

*I have now been in the teaching profession for two decades; having built up my experience in all three of the educational sectors : (private) school / state / (private) tutoring and have successfully put hundreds of students through their academic examinations.

*I am a naturally well organised and structured teacher, being myself the product of a seven year grammar school education; going on to university and then obtaining my teaching qualification, whilst also getting married and having children.

*The best student to teacher ratio achievable in a classroom is a ratio of 1 : 1 and this is found only with private tutelage, which therefore naturally creates the best teaching environment in which to learn :

*As a 1 : 1 student, you will always have the undivided attention of the teacher; you can learn and set your own pace, rather than just being rushed through a topic, whether you understand it or not. Lesson plans are always individually tailored, structured and targeted to your required needs.


* Q. What then is the principle purpose of education ?

* A. The principle purpose of education is to develop each student to their fullest potential.

*How is this then achieved ?

*Initially, a proper structure must be put into place - a set syllabus is applied. The syllabus simply being a written list of numbered topics you need to learn. By the end of any academic term you can then use this list as a reference point for what you have covered and where gaps are still prevalent …
*As a private student you can personally choose the numbered topics you wish to be taught and in which order.

*As a private tutor, it is my responsibility to make sure that each topic being taught is properly explained and that the student in question has a written note that is clear, concise and formatted, so that it is of use for their future revision…

*As each layer of knowledge is acquired it must always be :

*1. understood (clearly) 2. recalled (accurately) and then 3. applied (properly).

*For example, if your KS2 notes are understood, completed, up to date and written out properly, this then acts as a solid foundation on which to expand and build your notes for KS3 from.

*Once your KS3 notes are understood, completed, up to date and written out properly, this then acts as a solid foundation on which to expand and build your notes for KS4 (GCSE)…

*The skill of teaching is simply the power of explanation and structuring.

*The better the explanation and structure, the better the teacher.

*Students can develop themselves to their fullest potential but this is only achieved with a well thought out, structured approach to education, with time to learn and realistic, tangible end results to achieve. Remember we can’t achieve gourmet results with microwave timings.

Tutoring Experience:

*If a student is asked why they have difficulties with a certain subject, they will inevitably respond that they dislike the subjects that they do not understand and have no structure for.
* If this confusion and lack of structure is allowed to persist, then with the passage of time, the student in question simply switches off (intellectually) and the damage is done.
*The solution is simple : supply a proper explanation and structure (a written, formatted note…) and then the healing process academically can then begin.

*I am a professional teacher, (DBS checked) with twenty years experience, having taught all age groups (ranging from primary school to those over 65+ years of age).

*I provide a friendly and relaxed educational environment in which students (young or old) are able to concentrate and develop their full potential.

*I have an excellent reputation in my local area as a professional tutor, with a client base of happy parents whose children I have taught.

Tutoring Approach:

*Education involves a gold standard (which applies to any age group, topic taught or level involved) and it is split into 3 distinct parts.

*A for Understanding

*B for Memory Recall

*C for Application of Knowledge

*A : Understanding.

*Understanding is our first port of call.
*A written and formatted note then reinforces this (momentary) understanding, so that we have now committed our memories to paper and thus created a permanent (topic) reference source - one that we can refer back to at any time.

* B : Memory Recall.

*What we have just understood, we must now remember. Memory strengthening technique now needs to be applied, so that we create as near a permanent imprint of detail in our minds as is possible.

*C : Application of Knowledge.

*Application of knowledge is the final hurdle to overcome and would include analysis of the following :

*What types of (word) questions will come up (under examination conditions) and how do we deal with them ?

*We cannot for example afford to misread a question and put down an answer to a question that was never asked.

*We cannot afford to ignore the double checking of our work.

*We cannot assume all questions are of equal value (time wise), when some calculations will always warrant more time because of their complexity, etc… *Life simply teaches us that the smaller details can be just as important as the big (and losing marks for such simple mistakes should not be acceptable in a student's mind).

*The ABC principles are thus the gold standard in education and we will never be fully educated until we have mastered and acknowledged all 3 principles.

Additional Notes : (all time slots are approximate timings)

* I have the following time slots available for study: Term Time (including half-terms) only

* Friday : 4.00-5.00pm / 5.30-6.30pm / 7.00-8.00pm .

* Saturday : 10.00-11.00am / 11.30-12.30pm / 1.00-2.00pm / 2.30-3.30pm / 4.00-5.00pm.

* Sunday : 09.30-10.30am / 11.00-12.00 (midday) / 12.30-1.30pm

* Please check lesson time availability before booking.

*Due to lesson timings and other considerations, travelling to a client is not always possible; it is however offered as an option.
* Please confirm that all travelling arrangements have been agreed upon before purchasing my details ( and that there is (free) easy access parking for my vehicle).

*If you are a distance away, then double lessons every fortnight will be offered rather than a weekly lesson.

*If travelling to you has been confirmed, a minimum travelling fee of £2.00 will be charged if over 2 miles away from my home.

*As all lessons are professionally planned in advance, any changes to the taught curriculum will require prior notification before being taught.

*If as a parent you wish to stay, you may do so in the purpose built teaching area only (during the duration of the student’s lesson).

* A minimum of 24hrs notice must be given if a booked lesson is to be cancelled; otherwise the client will be charged for the lesson.

*After the first lesson, any or all (future) lessons (from tutor or client) may be cancelled permanently at any time ; no reason need be given, except for a polite notice of cancellation - by e-mail, text …

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University (1996) - BA (Hons) Degree (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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