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


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A-Level £120.00

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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.

I am very happy to tutor online.

For one to one tuition, I use the Discovery Centre (newly refurbished library) 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 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 exams and gone to Oxbridge or medical school.

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 studying at Eton, Cheltenham Ladies College, 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, King Edwards Southampton.

Tutoring Approach:

I use an Android tablet and various apps to make the theory more easier to understand. 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, a graphics tablet and video conferencing with a superfast 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 tutee so can be used for revision. I supply notes and followup exam questions. I encourage students to photograph exam questions they find challenging in lessons and then send to me so we can discuss in tutorials.

I run weekly revision webinars on a Sunday evening (5pm) which most of my tutees attend - I cover a topic for an hour and there is a Q&A session - registration is complementary for tutees.

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


  • Huddersfield University (1996) - PGCE (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • UEA (1994) - Genetic Engineering (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Sheffield University (1992) - Biology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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