Information About Richard - Bracknell tutor - (3 reviews)
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I moved from Poole to Bracknell in January 2016, after teaching in a secondary school in Poole for 23 years full time, and previously in a secondary school in Surrey for 9 years, also full time. I am married and have two grown up children; my son is a doctor (GP training) and my daughter is a primary school teacher (Science specialism). My main interests are herpetology and swimming, including open water. I also enjoy table tennis.
I have taught upto and including GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Double and Triple science). Also I have taught Biology upto A level. I finished full time teaching in July 2014, but did a term teaching GCSE Physics and Biology (double science), in Autumn 2015, before moving to Bracknell in January 2016. I have been a head of Biology (9 years), a head of Science (9 years) and an Assistant Headteacher (15 years).
I am fully up to date with the new GCSEs and their content. I started tutoring with First Tutors in Summer 2017; my year 11 and 13 students all achieved or exceeded their target grades (GCSE all achieved A or A* i.e. 7 or 8, A level got into first choice University - having needed 3 As),
I try to start from where the student is, to diagnose issues. I teach topics and and use exam materials for their exam board if GCSE and A level. I do not just do past papers, though that is important and especially later on into courses. I think that I am encouraging and try and be as positive as possible to build up confidence that the student really understands the subject. My strength is having an excellent knowledge of Science in schools, and being able to put over ideas well and in a variety of ways.
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- National College for teaching and leadership (2004) - NPQH (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Southampton (1998) - MA (Management of Education (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Sheffield Polytechnic (1980) - PGCE (Biology and Chemistry) (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- University of Sheffield (1979) - BSc (Hons) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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I highly recommend him for both GCSE and A level tuition!
It is evident from how he engages and maintains pupils interests and respect that he has many years of successful teaching experience. For me it was money well spent to engage a professional to help my son achieve excellent GCSE science grades. Thanks again Richard.