Information About Tom - Winchester tutor -
(25 reviews)

Profile Picture

Tom's profile picture


This is how 2 referees rated Tom:





Subjects Taught

Tom offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
A-Level £150.00

Map Location

Map for Tom (Mr)


Personal Description:

I have 20 years experience of teaching only A-level Biology. Please read my outstanding feedback. My tutees show marked improvement and achieve excellent results.

I am a full time A-level Biology teacher, my time to tutor is quite limited. As of October 2016 I have very limited availability, but do get in touch and I will try to find a time that works for both of us.

I am very happy to tutor online, which is far more productive.

For one to one tuition, I use the Discovery Centre (newly refurbished **Contact Detail Removed**) in Winchester

I teach full time at Peter Symonds - a top rated sixth form college.

The department is grade 1 (Outstanding) as were my lessons in a recent OFSTED.
My classes have achieved top 1% of A-level Biology Sixth form college classes nationally for value added results.
Very many students have achieved full marks in exams and gone to Oxbridge or medical school.

Some of my students that I have tutored have gone from a D to a A and from a C to an A*. I enjoy tutoring as it is very rewarding to lead students to a thorough understanding of the theory that they couldn't grasp.

Tutoring Experience:

20 years of A-level Biology. I have in depth knowledge of the OCR, Eduqas, WJEC, Edexcel, AQA, Pre U specifications.

I have recently tutored students at Eton, St Swithuns, Barton Peveril, Portsmouth Grammar School, Godolphins,
Chesham Grammar, Cardiff Sixth Form Centre, Collingham College, Duff Miller Tutorial College, The John Lyon School, New English School of Kuwait.

Tutoring Approach:

I listen to students and try to work out which part of the understanding of a concept is holding them back.

I attempt thorough explanations of concepts, leading to a really full understanding of the topic, which makes it far easier to learn the facts.

I use an Android tablet and various apps to make the theory more interesting easier to grasp. I go through past paper exam questions and try to coach what the question is actually asking about and how to phrase the answer for full credit.

Online I use an HD Webcam, video conferencing with a superfast broadband connection and a paid scribblar subscription. Scribblar is a shared private whiteboard, where both parties can see and annotate notes and past papers and powerpoints, its an extremely effective tutoring tool.


  • Huddersfield University (1996) - PGCE (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • UEA (1994) - Genetic Engineering (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Sheffield University (1992) - Biology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Tags: Winchester Biology tutor, Winchester A-Level Biology tutor