My name is Andrew Laming an experienced teacher of Geography from the UK.
I have been a teacher of Geography since 2003 and have worked in many successful secondary schools. I have been a Head of Geography in two schools for a period of 7 years. I have taught in a range of different schools from state to girls grammar and an independent school.
I have been an online tutor since September 2016 and am also a face to face tutor as well. I have taught many students and do specialise in A Level. I have also tutored students from many prestigious independent schools such as Marlborough College, Charter House, Godolphin School and Mount Kelly School and have enabled the students to achieve very high grades.
I tutor GCSE Geography and History and A Level Geography and History, and have taught all the main examination boards in my sessions: AQA, Cambridge igcse, Edexcel, OCR & Wjec Eduqas.
I have experience of tutoring international students and have taught students in Athens, Bahrain, California, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Kuwait.
I have been for several years an expert examiner for Edexcel for GCSE and A Level Geography. This has given me an inside knowledge as to what exam boards expect and look for in the answers of students.
I strive to get the best results as possible for my students and will always follow the exam board specification used by my students and this enables them to be as successful as possible.
Andrew's last completed GCSE Geography job with Haniah: 1-2 hrs/week - I am struggling with the content, I am on AQA, in year 10 and I'm expecting 6-7's but would like 8-9's
Andrew's last review in GCSE Geography from Sadia: very good
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 GCSE Geography job with Ann-Marie: 1-2 hrs/week - Looking to cover all content required to be ready for GCSE’s next year. Aiming to achieve predicted Grade 9
I am currently a PhD candidate in Geography, at the University of Sheffield, researching into the role of partnerships in delivering environmental benefits in UK farming (submitted 1st November 2019, undergoing examination). Prior to this, I was a Masters student at the University of Sheffield, where I studied MSc Environmental Change and International Development, obtaining a merit. I completed my Undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge, where I studied MA (Cantab) Geography, and obtained a 2.1.
I have experience of privately tutoring a variety of students from KS3 up to University Level and have prepared students for a number of different examinations, as well as having examiner experience at both GCSE and University level.
I have taught at both undergraduate level and masters level at the University of Sheffield, UK. As part of this role I have also undergone professional development and have achieved Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
I aim to provide a fresh approach to tutoring. This involves trying to bring the subject alive and always relating the subject matter to the real world, I believe that this makes content much easier to understand and more exciting.
For each session, I shall prepare a series of notes or exam practice questions, which I will supply to the student. I aim to relate all material covered to the exam, as ultimately exam technique will be key to success at these levels. Wherever possible, I will make sure the student understands the work covered through setting a series of tasks and then providing feedback , if required, as part of my session rate.
I aim to be easily available to be contacted by phone and e-mail if extra help or advice is ever needed. I am very flexible and will try to accommodate most student's needs.
Daniel's last completed
Geography job with venkatesh:
1-2 hrs/week - Hi,
My son is doing his GCSE geography (WJEC) in May and needs help in achieving A*.
Daniel's last review in GCSE Geography from venkatesh: Geography - Theme 8 He teaches extremely well, and I saw a massive improvement in my grades. His teaching style is on point, and he manages to make me understand even the most complex topics easily. 10/10 would recommend.
First and foremost, I am a Geography teacher and tutor in the North West. In addition, I have intensively tutored several pupils in Cambridge, in a range of qualifications from GCSE English to A2 Geography. I`ve also provided free tutoring to disadvantaged students in the County Durham area, and have further teaching experience with local schools and a language college in Cambridge, and with overseeing degree dissertations and university applications.
I believe that no one method is suitable for every student, and that getting to know who I`m teaching and working out the best way to pass on relevant knowledge are very important aspects of my work.
I`m also very keen on exam technique- knowing the stuff is only half the struggle. Working out how the paper works and highlighting mark schemes is also a crucial element of revision, and historically students have thanked me for taking the time to teach them to think `like the examiner would`.
I look forward to any enquiries.
Isaac's last completed GCSE Geography job with Kally: Intensive - My son has his Geography exam on Tuesday and feels he is not ready, i would like it if someone could help him get more confident.
Isaac's last review in GCSE Geography from Kally: GCSE - Session 2 amazing
I am a calm and supportive tutor with a structured approach and a deep love of learning. My sessions are thorough, detailed and tailored to each individual student's needs.
I am a graduate of the University of Cambridge am an experienced tutor of Geography, English and GCSE Generalist roles. As a student myself I achieved the highest mark in the country for Geography GCSE for which I received a silver AQA medal and was made an honorary member of the National Geographic Society.
Bonas McFarlane - GCSE Geography Tuition (AQA) 2018
Spires Tuition - A level Geography Tuition (OCR) 2019
Quintessentially Education - A level Geography Tuition (OCR) 2019
Spires Tuition - A level Geography Tuition (Edexcell) 2019.
Bright Young Things - A level Geography Tuition (Cambridge International Examinations), 2019
Spires Tuition - Geography (Secondary School Entrance) 2019
Bonas McFarlane - A level Geography (AQA) Autumn 2019.
Spires Tuition - A level Geography (AQA) Autumn 2019
Spires Tuition - A level Geography (OCR) Spring 2020
Bonas McFarlane - IGCSE Geography (Edexcell), Spring 2020
Quintessentially Education - IGCSE English
Quintessentially Education - GCSE Generalist role: English Literature, English Language, Classical Civilisation, Geography, Physical education, Physics, Chemistry, Biology - OCR, Edexcel and AQA - Spring 2020
I am an experienced English as a Second Language tutor (TEFL certified, 2014), and am practised at preparing students for the IELTS exam (for a range of organisations including New Elite Education and Educastream).
Madeline Claire's last completed GCSE Geography job with Alphonna: 1-2 hrs/week - Im looking for a geography tutor for my son. He has chosen Geography for his GCSE. He will be in year 9 this September. The examining board is AQA.
I am a recent Geography graduate from Cambridge University, Gonville and Caius College. I tutored throughout my time studying at Cambridge and intend to continue doing so as I love spreading my passion for the subject and helping others to achieve the grades they deserve! I also helped out at a teaching assistant whilst I studied for my A-levels at my local high school. I have experience with all specifications and as I achieved 100% in my Geography exams at A-level and GCSE, I can offer sound advice in terms of both exam technique and content! I have also helped undergrads with coursework and dissertations, as well as EPQ projects for A-level. My previous students have obtained A*s, with one going on to study Geography at Oxford and another achieving 100% and going on to study Medicine.
Hannah's last completed GCSE Geography job with Preeti: Occasional - We only want GCSE geography topic wise questions , paper practice , marking ,feedback pwe don't want tutoring as such
I pride myself in the quality of working relationship quickly developed with students of all ages. Whether reaching for examination confidence, mastery of subject content or skills, or progress with emotional, behavioural or cognitive needs, all tutees should expect teaching that is entirely personalised and constantly adaptive to their evolving learning, including:
- guidance for pupils toward understanding and pride in all supported subject disciplines, while troubleshooting all associated challenges, from frustrations with phonics to maths anxiety, from the art of the essay to that of examination-timing and from Alternative Vote in politics to ‘alternative conceptualisations’ in chemistry;
- mentoring or life-skill teaching: identifying and fostering scholastic and general skills beyond those specific to particular academic subjects yet required for flourishing within educationally related outcomes generally;
- support for atypical educational needs. Teaching in this area is important to me, and I am currently extending my training with additional part-time postgraduate studies. Inwardly, special-needs are never what I see; what I see are special opportunities: exciting opportunities. My teaching teaches for exciting futures, not needful ones.
My aim is for each of my students to discover the tools, skills and conviction to achieve all the outcomes of their and of their parents’ hopes. I want my students to discover what they can do and to inspire themselves by what they find.
I have extensive tutoring experience, combining my love for the humanities and social sciences with my passion to help other students succeed. My lessons are engaging and interactive, whilst highly tailored to the student's direct needs. Online tutoring provides a dynamic platform that enables me to develop a unique and productive relationship with my students, helping them to achieve their potential.
Overseas Tutoring placements - including homeschooling a year 10 in Ibiza
Six and a half years private tutoring experience
A member of the charity Bright Futures UK - mentoring and tutoring GCSE students with disabilities.
Assisted with various dissertations at different levels
A member of the King’s College London University Ambassadors scheme: helping first year undergraduates
First-hand experience in the class room as a teaching assistant for two years
A member of the Cedars Upper School Ear4u2 programme to help students who felt they needed someone to talk to
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
Dr Candace's last completed GCSE Geography job with Alphonna: 1-2 hrs/week - Im looking for a geography tutor for my son. He has chosen Geography for his GCSE. He will be in year 9 this September. The examining board is AQA.