First up, I enjoy the subjects I tutor immensely and I feel this is one of the most important qualities in a good tutor. In addition, I am friendly and confident and have experience of communicating with others in a teaching environment. Coupled with my enthusiasm for the subjects, this will make for a productive and enjoyable learning environment for students. I have extensive tutoring experience, particularly at GCSE and A-levels and have been working with some students for multiple years. Beyond this, I have been asked by my school to return after my first year of university to regularly help prospective Oxbridge students with their personal statements and applications and was an advisor on interview technique.
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.
Brian's last completed Environmental Science job with Julie: Intensive - Looking to take a levels in June
I am a professional educator with American teaching qualifications, an IB Examiner and have over a decade of experience. In addition to teaching at local colleges and universities, I write curriculum and design various educational projects both in Europe and America. I specialise in discreet, bespoke tutoring and home-school students- including mainstream SEN, international students and those seeking admission into US universities alongside dozens of students who need regular homework help, test prep and entrance exams tuition. I cover a range of subjects including English, Maths, History, Science, Classics, Geography, 11+, ISEE, IB, SAT and A - Level preparation. Having a wide range of teaching experience including classroom, one-to-one and group settings, I have the ability to determine the best approach with each student so that their lessons with me are tailored to their individual needs.
Other Teaching Experience:
Teacher (Geography)- Russian Ballet School London
Examiner- International Baccalaureate
Undergraduate Archaeology/Physical Anthropology- University of Reading
Test-prep instructor (11-13yrs)- Memorial Charter Academy
School Programs Manager- New York Historical Society
Program Director- San Diego EcoCenter Science Museum
Head Educator- San Diego Maritime Museum
SAT Program Manager- Macmillan Publishing, Digital Education
9th-12th Grade Humanities Teacher (focus on SEN) - High Tech High School
Assistant Lecturer- College of New Rochelle
Candace's last completed Environmental Science job with Andrea: 1-2 hrs/week - My son is doing ES a level in May and needs some extra revision support
I find myself as a dedicated teacher who is able to motivate and encourage students to move forward in their studies. I have been tutoring students not only face to face but also through online platform for the last 15 years. There has been never a single child whom I couldn’t push further to score higher than their predicted grades. My teaching strategies are quite focused on individual requirements, as no two students are exactly same. Being an external examiner for years as well as having the teaching experience for more than 15 years has allowed me to apply specific exam techniques to help the students to understand the science concepts and how to crack the exam questions in various boards. I have worked in various countries and taught students from countries like India, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai. Now, I am quite confident that with my experience and effective teaching strategies, I would be able to guide and help many more in UK as well.
RUCHI's last completed Environmental Science job with Andrea: 1-2 hrs/week - My son is doing ES a level in May and needs some extra revision support
-Created 7+ hours of educational video content on how to maximise exam success in the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment for Cambridge, covering the different style of questions, how to maximise your marks and how to answer different questions.
-Personal Statement/UCAS advisor - I have advised on how to craft the Personal Statement such that it conveys the message you require to be put across
-Oxbridge interview tutor - worked with students on how to prepare for Oxbridge interviews in the Sciences
-School Chemistry tutor - chosen to taught GCSE and AS-level Chemistry to students who were struggling with the material
-Physics tutor - taught GCSE physics to students struggling with course material
-English language tutor - created and taught lessons to classes of 20+ in RDFZ School, Beijing
Raghul's last completed Environmental Science job with Julie: Intensive - Looking to take a levels in June
I am an experienced educator, with a specialism in Geography/Environmental Science, as well as STEM in industry and Psychology. I have been a qualified teacher since 2008 and worked with children aged 4-18 in schools in the UK as well as international schools in East Timor and the Philippines. I currently manage an education service which specialises in providing students (5-18) with practical learning experiences to help them understand the links between what they learn in school and the relevance of these subjects in industry.
In addition, I am a qualified fitness instructor (2007) and Strength & Conditioning Coach. I have worked with students in schools as well as with adults both in group settings and on a one to one basis.
Hannah's last completed
Environmental Science job with Julie:
Intensive - Hi
My son is retaking this subject. It’s a new one and we had problems arranging effective tuition. We need someone who is familiar with the exam syllabus and board - aqa
2016-18, Tutor in Evolution & Social Evolution (taught 27 undergraduates in 1:1 or 2:1 sessions) on topics of Social
Evolution & Major Evolutionary Transitions, University of Oxford
2016-17, Demonstrator for the “Organisms - Invertebrate Practicals” course run by Jonathan Green, Department of
Zoology, University of Oxford (involved in demonstrating, dissections & marking)
2017-18, Invigilator for undergraduate student exams, New College, University of Oxford
2017, Demonstrator for the “Tree of Life” practical run by Sebastian Shimeld, Department of Zoology, University of
Oxford, (involved in demonstrating, DNA extractions, PCR reactions, gel electrophoresis & sequencing)
2015, Demonstrator for an “Experimental Evolution Practical” course run by William Durham, Department of
Zoology, University of Oxford
I have been tutoring since 2014, working with students in person and remotely, and have supported multiple students through GCSEs, A levels and IB qualifications. Additionally, I have worked as a secondary science teacher, working with learners from 12-18 years of age, supporting their academic studies as well as university applications and interview preparation.
It's important to recognise the links between different science subjects and within the syllabus. I therefore support students in making these links, so that they stop looking at the syllabus as a huge list of facts to learn, but rather as a network into which they can slot new concepts and ideas. This does, however, have to be coupled with exam technique, so I am very pro-active in making sure students have the opportunity to tackle lots of relevant exam questions, improving their confidence and recall.
Adele's last completed Environmental Science job with Andrea: 1-2 hrs/week - My son is doing ES a level in May and needs some extra revision support
Seasonal Ecologist (2020)
Teaching Assistant (2020)
Demonstrator at the University of Hull (2019) - took part in a Passport to Higher Education Teaching course to be able to participate
Education secretary for the Aquatic Science Society (2016-2017)
Primary School Teaching Assistant (2014)
Jessica's last completed Environmental Science job with Andrea: 1-2 hrs/week - My son is doing ES a level in May and needs some extra revision support
I've been tutoring for almost 5 years. Some of my tutoring experience is highlighted below which includes both private and university teaching.
UG/Masters Teaching (ca. 50-75 students): Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Principles of Chemical Engineering, Mass Transfer, Process Heat Transfer, Energy Futures, Waste Management
Career Mentoring, Applications and Research Planning (ca. 15 students): PhD Students, UG and Masters
Thesis (ca. 10 students): UG, Masters and PhD Students in Chemical/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Futures and Materials
MSc/Phd Thesis Advisor: EPFL/ Imperial College/ Technical University of Munich
B's last completed Environmental Science job with Lindsay: 1-2 hrs/week - I switched subjects from English Lit to Environmental Science, although this year is specifically about environmental policy (with the OU) and am just struggling with concepts, terminology etc its a big change from English! I work best when I am able to discuss and talk through concepts etc with people but being left to my own devices to read through online resources etc (currently regarding REDD+) I find overwhelming and find it hard to understand. Looking to start ASAP