|Recent Students: 13||Total Hours: 536||Last Online: 03 Mar 2021|
|All-time Students: 33||Total Classes: 543||Signed Up: 09 May 2018|
I completed my post-graduate in education in Edinburgh and taught in the UK for many years.
I taught in international schools in China.
I am an avid traveller. I have visited almost 50 countries and lived in 4.
Mountain trekking and climbing are my favourite past times. I spend a lot of time among glaciers and volcanos.
When I get the chance, I scuba dive and surf along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
I am a qualified Geography teacher and have been teaching since 2011 and head of department for two of those years. I have experience teaching various exam boards including CIE, AQA, Edexcel, Educas and SQA both in the UK and internationally.
Testimonial from an A level Geography student tutored on Spires.co, March 2019.
"I was extremely lucky to come across Brian. He is an incredible, all in one teacher. Every lesson is well prepared and extra resources are provided. He is up to date with all changes to syllabus and exam requirements. Brian is very friendly and patient, he always finds time to answer my questions even besides lessons time. He has lots of geographical knowledge and experience from all over the world. I am always looking forward to having a lesson with him, it is worth every penny"
I have had hundreds of pupils pass through my classroom and I have an excellent track record with both GCSE and A levels.
Online, I prepare tutoring sessions to the ability and needs of each of my students. I am available between tutoring sessions to answer questions or clarify some points for the lesson. I also set homework tasks and exam papers questions to give you complete support and ensure quick development.
As a qualified teacher, I have years of professional training and experience to offer dramatic help for exam preparation.
I am available for a quick chat if you have any questions and would like to know how I can help.
GEOGRAPHY, in all its forms. As I have needed to adapt to many curricula so I have the experience to help students studying any exam board to master both their knowledge and their exam skills.
When learning the concepts of the course I break them down and master them piece by piece. Also, students can often lack the detail required and may just need to add to their current understanding.
For exam skills, such as getting to that top level in essays, I want the students to understand how the examiner works in order for them to understand what will get them to that next level. From there, we practice and master.
What is nice about tutoring is that each student is coming in with different areas for improvement. I like to work with them to find exactly how I can help.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE I have had the pleasure of teaching. It is still a growing subject around the world and I am one of the few teachers that have direct experience with it.
Clear, smooth, made it easy as I wasn't sure how things would run. Gave useful feedback.
Thank you for your patience Brian!
Very good, helpful and knowledgeable, thank you
It went well
Parent of a GCSE student, the United Kingdom in October 2019 "We needed Brian to help our son work on his GCSE Geography coursework. Our son has ADD and Brian was very insightful and flexible about how best to deal with this - short sessions and frequency. All the sessions worked well, despite my son's difficulties and he was proud to take what he achieved into school. I have no doubt it will increase his marks. Brian was calm, friendly, helpful and totally on top of the requirements of my son's coursework. Highly recommended"
From a parent of an international A Level Geography student on Spires.co, May 2019 "I would like to thank you for all the great help you offered to (name removed) the last couple of months. She was very fortunate to have you as a tutor who helped her to overcome the serious problem she faced with her geography class at school. We hope that next year this will not be repeated but we know that we can count on you. Most importantly, (name removed) learnt what an interesting course Geography is and she learnt to enjoy it. Thus, once again thank you for all the support you offered to her"
From an A level Geography student tutored on Spires.co, July 2018 - March 2019. "I was extremely lucky to come across Brian. He is an incredible, all in one teacher. Every lesson is well prepared and extra resources are provided. He is up to date with all changes to syllabus and exam requirements. Brian is very friendly and patient, he always finds time to answer my questions even besides lessons time. He has lots of geographical knowledge and experience from all over the world. I am always looking forward to have a lesson with him, it is worth every penny"
QTS since 2012
PGCE in Humanities (Geography and History) from the University of Edinburgh
BA (Hons) in Geography and History from the National University of Ireland, Galway