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*I have been in the teaching profession now for almost twenty years; having started off in the private school sector, moving on to the state educational system, before finally specialising in private tutoring and have successfully put hundreds of students through their SATS, 11+,13+, GCSE and A' level examinations.
*I am a naturally well organised and structured teacher being myself the product of a seven year grammar school education.
*After grammar school, I went on to university, achieved my honours degree and then obtained my teaching qualification.
*I personally opted for private tuition because it possesses advantages to teaching that cannot be found elsewhere.
*The best student to teacher ratio achievable in a classroom is a ratio of 1 : 1 and this is found only under the umbrella of private tutelage.
*As a 1 : 1 student, you will always have the undivided attention of the teacher.
*Lesson plans are individually tailored, structured and targeted to your required needs.
*A student can learn at their own pace, rather than just being rushed through a topic, whether they understand it or not.
*Private tuition, undoubtedly provides the best educational environment in which a student can learn and this in turn naturally creates the best environment in which to teach.
*What then is the principle purpose of education ?
*The principle purpose of education is to develop each student to their fullest potential.
*How is this potential then developed ?
*Initially, a proper structure must be put into place - a set syllabus is applied .
*Then, a solid foundation of knowledge has to be laid (this initial learning layer is the foundation on which all other layers will later rest).
*Without a solid foundation being set, any structure (in question) will always logically fail.
*Each layer of acquired knowledge 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).
*And once your KS4 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 KS5 (A' level).
*Students can develop themselves to their fullest potential, because they will respond best to a well thought out, structured approach to education, with time to learn and realistic, tangible end results to achieve.
*The skill of teaching is simply the power of explanation and structuring.
*The better the explanation and structure, the better the teacher.
*I am a professional teacher, (DBS checked) with nearly 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.
*Why then do students dislike certain subjects ?
*If a student is asked why they like or dislike a particular subject, they inevitably respond that they dislike the subjects that they do not understand.
*If this lack of understanding (confusion) is not then dealt with successfully, the student in question over a period of time will simply switch off (intellectually) and then fail completely in that particular discipline.
*To resolve this issue then, a clear explanation must be initially provided, which in turn creates a (momentary) understanding for that particular topic.
*A momentary understanding, however will naturally fade with time and in order to avoid this taking place, we must put pen to paper (and write a note which supplies us with a full explanation for that particular topic and which now provides evidence that the student in question has engaged with the subject material).
*Students will always respond best to a well structured and well organised approach to education, especially one that can develop their potential to understand, recall and apply knowledge.
*Education involves a gold standard (which applies to any age group, topic taught or level involved) and this standard when looked at 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 all 3 principles.
Additional Notes : (all time slots are approximate timings)
* I have the following time slots available for study:
* Monday - Friday : 6.00-7.00pm / 7.45-8.45pm .
* Saturday : 10.00-11.00am / 11.30-12.30pm / 1.00-2.00pm / 2.30-3.30pm / 4.00-5.00pm.
* Sunday : 9-10.00am / 2-3.00pm / 3.30-4.30pm.
* Please check lesson time availability.
*Due to lesson timings and other considerations, travelling to a client is not always possible; it is offered as an option.
*Please do not purchase my details (if you wish me to travel to you) unless these arrangements have been confirmed by me.
*If travelling to you has been confirmed, a minimum travelling fee of £2.50 will be charged.
*If travelling to you, please ensure that there is (free) easy access parking for my vehicle.
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