Information About Tom - Winchester tutor - (39 reviews)
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Tom offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I have 23 years experience of full time teaching of only A level Biology in a Sixth Form College. My tutees show marked improvement and achieve excellent results.
I am a current A level Biology teacher.
I teach at top rated sixth form college.My department is grade 1 (Outstanding), as were my lessons in a recent OFSTED. My classes have achieved in the top 1% of A level Biology Sixth form college classes nationally for value added results.
Very many students have achieved full marks in exam papers. Many have achieved their goals of obtaining a place to read Medicine or Dentistry.
Students that I have tutored have gone from D in the L6th exams to a A at A-level and from a C to an A*.
I enjoy tutoring as it is immensely rewarding to see students achieve a thorough understanding of the theory that they couldn't previously apply.
I am now only tutoring online in London.
As a current teacher (with 23 years of full time experience !), I am very aware of the shift in emphasis and the different skills required for the new (for 2017) specification A levels.
I have an in depth knowledge of the OCR A, Eduqas, Edexcel, AQA, IB (Higher) and Pre U specifications
I recently successfully tutored students from:
Cheltenham Ladies College
New English School of Kuwait
Leysin American School
King Edwards Southampton
Royal Grammar School Guildford
Harris Sixth Form
Portsmouth Grammar School
Cardiff Sixth Form Centre
Duff Miller Tutorial College
The John Lyon School
A level Biology can be an extremely challenging subject, there is a huge body of difficult content to learn and understand.
The new style questions test understanding and application more than factual recall, many students find this a big change from what they were comfortable with at GCSE.
My aim is to get students to understand why and how a biological process is occurring, rather than trying to rote learn the steps.
After a full explanation of the topic, I go through relevant past paper questions and try to coach what the question is actually asking about, how it relates to the theory and how to phrase the answer for full marks.
For online tuition, I use an HD Webcam, a graphics tablet and video conferencing with a super-fast broadband connection.
I use an excellent web-conferencing program, where both parties can see and annotate notes and past papers and PowerPoints, it is an extremely effective tutoring tool.
Online tutorials are recorded and shared with the student, so they can be re-viewed and used for revision.
Prior to the tutorial, I send resources - notes, videos, questions, animations and PowerPoints to go through so faster progress can be made during the lesson.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Huddersfield University (1996) - PGCE (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- UEA (1994) - Genetic Engineering (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Sheffield University (1992) - Biology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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He is expensive but worth every pound and a lovely chap to boot!
An excellent tutor!
I have enjoyed every session -especially meeting Louie the cat!
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If you think you might need help then contact Tom straight away. He has a great sense of humour and is so clear on the syllabus that each session is really productive. Seeing Tom for one session is more useful than two weeks revision on your own