I have been tutoring and teaching for over 14 years, and over half of that has been spent in the position of Head of Science or assistant principal. I believe that I am easy to be around and students feel comfortable when working with me and are confident that they can ask any question, no matter how silly they may perceive it to be. I always try to think of relevant and engaging ways to tackle a topic to enable all abilities to understand.
Having left teaching in September 2018 to spend more time with my baby daughter, I've set up my own business that designs lesson resources for other teachers. This not only means that I have access to hundreds of resources that I share during lessons to back up the learning but also means that I'm aware of the intricacies and key details of all of the specifications, including the International ones
Gareth's last completed A Level job with Molly: 1-2 hrs/week - I am hoping to go to university to study dental therapy and hygiene in the next couple of years and need to get a B in Biology to get in. My exams are June 2020 so I am keen to get started as soon as possible. I work full time but am willing to try as hard as I can to get as much work done as possible with guidance from a tutor. I am taking Biology with AQA and my past downfalls have been the specific wording required from the mark scheme and how to get the key words they need by making my answers more concise and detailed.
Gareth's last review in A Level from Julie: Whatever you think. Callum has said the exam technique was really helpful so please advise what he needs to learn ahead of time. Thanks so much J Really helped my son
I have tutored GCSE, A-level, Degree and Doctorate-level students on a range of subjects, although my main focus has been Psychology, Sociology, academic writing skills, Business Studies and Research Methods. I have written model essays for exam boards, proofread and edited work to be published, and worked on many dissertations and PhDs with university students.
For Psychology and Sociology, I adopt a systematic approach, and generally like to go over the material thoroughly, testing the student throughout, and spend time on previous exam papers and questions, planning essay answers, discussing how theories relate to real-life situations etc. I sometimes mind-map various themes and ideas with the student, and think outside the box as it were, to make sure that the ideas stem from the student's own work and thinking - so that they can remember it more fully and develop it in future (often students have more knowledge, ideas and insight than they realise, it just needs coaxing out of them!). I often tutor on coursework as well as examination preparation.
Amy's last completed A Level job with Dupe: 1-2 hrs/week - I am struggling with AQA a level psychology topics, would like a tutor ASAP. I am aiming for a C overall in May, but I am currently close to failing
PGCE Biology, BSc Hons 2:1 Microbiology, 20 years' teaching experience including the last 7 years tutoring A-level Biology to around 350 tutees as individuals or groups. Excellent results with all tutees improving beyond their target grade. Many successful potential Medics, Vets, Dentists and Biology students have gained A* in Biology A-level and managed to secure a place at their first choice University following weekly tuition. On-line tuition only. I am a very approachable, friendly tutor with a wealth of knowledge regarding examination technique. I have the ability to simplify all theory ensuring the tutees build on their basic knowledge and then secure full understanding. I endeavour to ensure all theory is grounded before applying the knowledge to examination style questions. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Nicky's last completed A Level job with James: 1-2 hrs/week - Apologies to those who responded to our last request, we have been away and very busy and annoyingly the request has now been cancelled. But we do need a biology tutor for an hour a week to help my daughter Hannah with her A-Level biology studies. Around 5:30pm on Thursdays would be ideal, but other times and days (as long as weekday evenings) are possible to get the most suitable tutor. She is looking for support in getting a better understanding of the more complex areas of the subject, and question practice etc. Many thanks, James Howlison
Nicky's last review in A Level from Sarah: Really good in helping me remember specific terminology for exam questions in topics I find more difficult.
Coming from a family of science teachers (Maths and Chemistry) it was my dream to become a Maths teacher since the age of thirteen.I have graduated with a bachelor degree of science from University of Manchester in 1997 and obtained my QTS in 1998. I have been teaching Maths for the last 20 years in schools and colleges and have a big experience on online teaching.
I love Maths and there is no greater pleasure to transfer this to my students. The way I teach a topic varies on each student. I have helped many students get their target grade and I will always aim for my students to get an A. All they need to do is study hard.
KONSTANTINA's last completed A Level job with sean: Intensive - I am struggling on OCR a2 level math, I finished the course but I forgotten much from the beginning. Need help plz:(
KONSTANTINA's last review in A Level from Roha : A level Great teacher and makes the lesson very easy and interesting. I highly recommend her.
I have tutored A-level, Undergraduate and Masters Physics and Maths for three years for pupils aiming for levels from C-A* (and 1st Class Honours), as well as Oxbridge entrance exams and interview practice.
Academically, I graduated top in my year from Cambridge with a Masters' in Astrophysics, and am now undertaking a PhD in Princeton, following a one-year research placement at Harvard.
Oliver's last completed A Level job with Mikala: 1-2 hrs/week - High level maths and further maths A level tutor needed to support goals of A/A* following attainment of 9 and A* at GCSE. Year 12 boy; tutor needed to support work in revision at the end of this academic year and work towards final year of A levels throughout year 13 particularly setting questions and looking at stages of working out, and marking together. He understands the course work well but needs mentoring to structure revision and working from home as is currently in a state school with a 'teach yourself' style, so is expected to create his own study. He needs help with motivation to stay on track with this and also to check exam questions accurately and show working out. Someone who can create study material or potential exam questions is needed. Would work better with a man in his twenties or early thirties who is able to be engaging and build a rapport.
Oliver's last review in A Level from Mikala: Oliver has been such a help
Extensive subject knowledge and awareness of tricky concepts that cause problems. Easy to talk to. Can quickly devise strategies that can be used to help make rapid progress towards your goals. Can cover any exam board for GCSE chemistry and physics. Excellent knowledge of all UK Chemistry A level boards: OCR, AQA, OCR B, WJEC (Eduqas in England), Edexcel. Overseas boards, Cambridge International and Edexcel International chemistry A level are no problem. I aim to provide regular feedback and marking advice as part of the service.
Robert's last completed A Level job with Jenna: Intensive - I have covered the alevel content. However, I have 7 days until my exams and need someone to through the last 2 attached papers with me and then I may need them to go over future papers with me later on.
Robert's last review in A Level from Mrs: Please could you cover paper 2 for Lottie, (rate and extent of chemical change, organic chem, chemical analysis, chemistry of atmosphere, and using resources), and organic and electrochemical cells for Ellie. Thanks Excellent
I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher and I have consistently been rated an ‘Outstanding lead subject teacher with an extensive subject knowledge and a passion for Psychology'. In addition I have now been tutoring on-line through Spires, for over a year. I am proud to say that I am highly respected by my students. Meticulous lesson planning and organisation of schemes of work and resources are paramount in my teaching. I have high expectations of all students and see my key strength in being able to impart confidence in them and their abilities. I have annually achieved amongst the best A Level results in a very able Grammar school, for a major subject: in 2018: 56% A*/A grades and achieving a 100% pass rate in all 5 years at the school. I am very proud at having inspired over a third of the Year 13 cohort, of 58 students, to go onto study psychology/psychology-based courses at University.
Karen's last completed A Level job with Fiona: Over 2 hrs/week - Need help ASAP
Karen's last review in A Level from Amanda: Trial session Really great first lesson.
I cover all levels of Mathematics from primary school all the way to SATs, GMAT and degree level . I focus particularly on A level and GCSE teaching all relevant modules including Stats, Core and Mechanics. I have a proven track record coaching students for AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards. I am always patient and encouraging and know how to get the best out my students. I enjoy making tricky concepts easy to understand by using everyday examples. There is no substitute for practice and I will set numerous problems to be completed before the next lesson. This is the only way to be sure topics are sinking in. I always emphasise full understanding of problems not just simply learning methods.
I provide intensive exam preparation and my pupils have frequently achieved top grades. My students are normally referred to me from other satisfied pupils and I tend to get very busy. However I am taking on new students at the moment and do have some availability.
Toby's last completed A Level job with Thomas: 1-2 hrs/week - Some things need refining in my maths and further maths. Looking for two A's, but struggling - need a bit of help. Want to start tuition asap.
Toby's last review in A Level from Molly: Tutor missed the class.
I have already had multiple happy clients in previous tutoring roles, who helped to take that step up from B to A* or D to B. I undertook my teacher training (PGCE) at the UCL Institute of Education, the number 1 teacher training course in the world. I have worked throughout the East of England, in London, and at Abbey College International school in Cambridge. In addition, I am a current examiner for A level economics for a popular exam board. These experiences allow me to guarantee you an experience tailored to your needs. I use past paper training and exam technique to maximise your ability to perform under pressure.
Ross's last completed A Level job with Richard : 1-2 hrs/week - Hi, l'm looking for an experienced A level economics tutor to prep my son for his exams next year
Ross's last review in A Level from Patrick : Marking feedback Great feedback
I've worked successfully as a tutor for GCSE and A-Level students for a number of years now, helping them drastically improve their grades. I've also done considerable work as a university supervisor and mentor for undergraduate, master's, and first-year doctoral students at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and other institutions. My approach is mainly trust based, my students are often amazed by just how much they can do for themselves if they're in a learning environment that isn't adversarial, oppressive, or plain dull. Beyond A-Level, I also have teaching experience at the University of Oxford as a tutor and seminar leader for undergraduate history and sociology students, and I have degrees in both Archaeology and History. My background of experience is technological, and I work as a civilian consultant to the NASA Ames Human Factors laboratory in that capacity. Central to my approach is an understanding that my students are people, with their own unique strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, which need to be nurtured and supported in order to get the best possible results.
In this way, learning can, and should be of a reciprocal exchange of ideas, and by embracing this in a more relaxed and curiosity-driven approach, it becomes far easier for many to explore, absorb, and abstract their understanding of both the surface learning of school qualifications, and the deep learning of the concepts behind them crucial to getting the very highest grades.
Toby's last completed
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Occasional - I am looking for a history tutor to help me with my AQA A level history course until my A level exams in the summer. I'm hoping to achieve an A/A* grade. Fortnightly sessions would be preferable starting ASAP.
Toby's last review in A Level from Hannah : Thank you for being such an amazing tutor! Hope to see you again sometime in the future :)