I have 22 years of experience in tutoring learners to achieve their goals. I tutor GCSE, A-Level, EPQ, IB, PRE-U, Undergraduate, Postgraduate/Doctoral students, UCAS and Oxbridge applicants, and professional clients in Academic Research and Writing, Creative Industries, Critical Thinking, Cultural Studies, Education, Film, Government and Politics, Marketing, Media, Oxbridge Entrance/UCAS, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theology, Theory of Knowledge, and Social Sciences.
I combine two decades of experience in the education sector with my earlier career in the creative industries to offer engaging learning opportunities relevant to our daily lives. I am a passionate advocate of 'affective' learning and well-being through creativity, critical inquiry and philosophical reasoning. I invite you to engage in these ways of thinking that can empower you with relevant skills to support your personal growth. I have extensive experience in tutoring GCSE, A-Level, PRE-U, EPQ, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional learners. My presentation style is engaging and interactive. I convert complicated theories and paradigms into straightforward ideas, with practical worth, and impart useful advice for my clients.
Dr Steve's last completed IB job with Weronika: Occasional - I am struggling with my TOK essay. I wrote it, however I'm not sure if it's correct.
Dr Steve's last review in IB from Malia: ToK With every step I took in writing this essay there was always helpful information and feedback given. I have never felt that confident in any Tok assignment I have done before. Super helpful class!
I have over 6 years of experience in teaching Maths. I have tutored over 80 students and taught 4000+ hours of online lessons with various tuition agencies. Most of the students I have taught have been year 7 - 9, GCSE, A level and Further Maths A level students. I am familiar with the GCSE and A level syllabus for the following exam boards: Edexcel, AQA, OCR, OCR MEI and CIE. I have worked with students who are dyslexic or struggling with Maths and also high-achieving students.
Romin's last completed IB job with Maya: Intensive - Maya is IB Standard Level, Applications and Approaches Math. We are looking for ongoing tutor for the balance of the two year program. However, we have a near term need for support with Trig (Radian Measure, Trigometric ratios and the Unit Circle as well as Trig Identifies and Equasions. She also needs support in Functions, specifically the Transformation of Functions. Finally, Quadratics with focus on graphic quadratic functions and the discriminant. These are the areas she needs to focus on as a priority.
I am a qualified chemistry teacher with a Master's, Doctorate and teaching qualification from three Russell group universities. I am also an examiner for GCSE, A Level and IB Diploma so can offer advice and strategies to improve exam technique.
With over 15 years’ experience, I have helped hundreds of students gain more confidence and achieve exam success. Exam results from summer 2019:
• 88% of students achieved top grades
• IB chemistry (Higher Level) – two students achieved level 7, two students achieved level 6
• A Level chemistry – three students achieved A*, four students achieved A, two students achieved B (several of these were predicted C/D!)
• GCSE/IGCSE – three students achieved level 9, two students achieved level 8
My recent students have gone on to study at the Royal Veterinary College, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Manchester University, Edinburgh University, Imperial College (London), Kings College (London), Durham University, Queen Mary (London), Newcastle University, Leeds University, Bristol University and University College (London).
One of the most experienced and successful online tutors, I have delivered over 5,000 hours' online tuition to students in 22 countries! As a full-time professional chemistry tutor, I am 100% committed to my students' success and guarantee a reliable and professional service.
Dr Carl's last completed
job with Tyra-Ashley:
1-2 hrs/week - I am taking IB Chemistry at Higher Level. I am a medical applicant and therefore have grade requirements for this subject in the 6-7/7 area. I am aiming for a level 7/7.
I struggle with some of the standard level concepts:
- Stoichiometry (Chapter 1)
- Chemical Bonding (Chapter 4)
- Redox (Chapter 9)
- Measurement and Data Processing (Chapter 10)
In our school the higher level chemistry classes are extremely limited (1 hour in a 2 week cycle). Therefore I am struggling with all of the higher level concepts:
- Atomic structure (at higher level; chapter 12)
- The periodic table: transition elements (at higher level; chapter 13)
- Chemical bonding and structure (at higher level; chapter 14)
- Energetics and thermochemistry (at higher level; chapter 15)
- Chemical kinetics (at higher level; chapter 16)
- Equilibrium (at higher level; chapter 17)
- Acids & Bases (at higher level; chapter 18)
- Redox (at higher level; chapter 19)
- Organic Chemistry (at higher level; chapter 20)
- Measurement and Analysis (at higher level; chapter 21)
Dr Carl's last review in IB from Sandra: Very helpful
My passion is to develop in students a commitment to their own life long learning and develop the associated skills to achieve their aspirations.
In tutoring, my goal is to support students to achieve to the best of their ability by helping them understand their role in learning, supporting them to develop the necessary subject specific skill competencies as well as content understanding.
Recent students have achieved over 80% in their university entrance exams with just a few sessions including some focus on exam preparation as well as content. Another student with a commitment to her own success achieved a 7 in IB Business Management with one on one teaching over only one year, where I coached her to develop and apply her learning to achieve her desired results.
In the initial free meeting, I will help students to identify and plan their learning goals, then coach them to achieve those goals in future lessons. I also seek to engage with parents from the beginning to ensure students have as many levels of support for their learning as possible.
David's last completed IB job with Tyra-Ashley: 1-2 hrs/week - I am in the final year of high school, completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). I take Business Management at Standard Level and find myself struggling with the content, particularly finance. I also struggle with application of the content to questions, in particular the extended response questions worth 20 marks or more; my teacher has been critical of me, stating that my answers are often not concise or target the correct key concepts. I am a medical applicant and require very high overall IB points, therefore I am aiming for a level 6/7-7/7 in my exam session: May 2020.
David's last review in IB from Kenji: Prep for mock exam with focus on Macro. In preparation for the exam, Mr. Y had me go through my notes and explain in depth about them to find areas for improvement. We also set specific goals for the next lesson, and Mr. Y encouraged me to push myself to do more. It was a well structured lesson even though submitted documents etc were a bit untimely.
I have got over 200 hours of tutoring experience, teaching mostly the IB Diploma and MYP Curriculum, also online. I also got experience in preparing students for SATs and University Mathematics Exams. (Maths for Business, Economics and Finance)
I am comfortable with using new technology to facilitate learning. (Graphics Calculators: TI Nspire, TI-84, Autograph, Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Sharepoint, Bitpaper.)
In my most recent job, apart from the scheduled lessons, I have supported my students in one to one support sessions and I am very proud that many of them achieved 6 or 7 in their Mathematics Higher and Standard Level exams and got admitted to prestigious universities. (Oxford, Imperial, Kings College, QMC, LSE)
My many years of teaching experience enables me to assess student knowledge and learning style quickly and address it with appropriate methods.
Dora's last completed IB job with Alex: Occasional - A level 5 student looking to improve to level 6.
Dora's last review in IB from Helene: First meeting and trial class. Dora is a good, patient teacher, the concepts are well explained.
I have been working as a maths tutor since 2011 and online exclusively since 2015, with over 6000 hours of experience. During this period, I have successfully assisted students studying for their GCSE and IB/A-levels all the way up to university modules and exams. This has taken place both privately and while holding external tutoring roles in various London schools. In the online realm, I have worked with students from all over the world, those studying for UK specifications as well as undergraduates in English speaking universities or wishing to attend UK universities. For instance, I've had students, among others, from Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, China, USA.
Areas usually covered for undergraduates include analysis and calculus, analytic and differential geometry, financial maths, linear algebra, statistics and probability.
Regarding my tutoring method, I strive to create а well balanced relationship with pupils. I set clear targets for my students and expect them to develop throughout our sessions. Additionally, I emphasize оn the suitable аpprоаch fоr eаch individuаl in оrder tо hаve the best results pоssible. I further cоnsider humоur аn essentiаl pаrt оf my sessiоns аs it creаtes а better leаrning envirоnment, eliminates inhibitions, and promotes а more enjoyable session.
Lastly, in my lessons, I put a lot of emphasis on the background knowledge of every topic and method - dry memorising is of no use. This has proved valuable for students in tackling the challenging and 'unseen' questions in the exams. What is more, exams aside, analytic skills accompany students throughout their studies in various areas.
Panagiotis's last completed IB job with Antonio: Intensive - I think the most problematic area I got are: 3D planes in vector, distribution in probability and advance calculus.
Panagiotis's last review in IB from Domingo : We went through the Chi squared test and he gave me good explanations about them
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 IB job with Laura: Occasional - I am in my first year of IB Psychology (Pamoja taught). i occasionally have questions and would need support especially in biological approaches.
Karen's last review in IB from Laura: Localisation of function She gave me very good explanation and helped me understand a topic that was difficult for me.
I estimate I have at least 6000 hours of experience, having been a tutor since 2011. I initially started teaching Maths and Physics to Engineering students at University and I gradually expanded into secondary school level tuition. I have worked full time as a tutor since 2012 and during that time I have taught Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering.
I have taught A Levels, IGCSE/GCSE, IB, Pre-U, AP and I have covered nearly every exam board including Edexcel, OCR, AQA, WJEC. All of my students are seeking to get into top Univeristies.
What makes me a good tutor is my ability to break down a subject and cover it in a particular order so that a student who might not have a good understanding can understand how to progress through the topics. It doesn't hurt that I have a sense of humour and make my lessons actually fun and enjoyable.
Shahid's last completed
job with Jennifer:
Intensive - IB Math Start Immediately
My daughter will need intensive revision for an exam up until January 23rd in 10th Grade Advanced Level Math. Afterwards, we would like to fix weekly sessions twice or three times weekly, for the duration of the academic year. The last topic covered was “logarithms”.
Shahid's last review in IB from Rikardo: Go over IA and recommend corrections, explain theory if needed poor comment on written work
I have tutored in person and online for over 10 years and receive great feedback with my students receiving mostly A*'s and A's. I believe that interacting and stimulation is the key to excellent tutoring.
I work mainly on perfecting exam techniques and how to answer the question for maximum marks. I have a lot of practice material and previous exam material.
I welcome inquiries from anyone who would like extra, on-going tuition, help with general revision or assignments, or preparation for exams.
I have experience with OCR, AQA and Edexcel syllabus.
Marie K's last completed IB job with Antoine: Occasional - I need a second pair of eyes to check over my bio SL IA and suggest how I can improve it to get the top mark possible.
Marie K's last review in IB from Mirjam: ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
I have over 7 years' of teaching and tutoring experience including:
* for ages 14-18- providing GCSE, A level and IB tuition in Law, English, Business Studies and Philosophy. I also help students apply for university, draft personal statements, obtain legal work experience and generally improve their academic writing skills ready for university;
* for aspiring lawyers- teaching LLB, LLM, GDL, BPTC and LPC modules including admissions tests such as the LNAT and BCAT, obtaining vacation scheme placements, work experience, pro bono work, mini-pupillages, training contracts and pupillage;
* for non-law students ages 18+- teaching English, Politics, Philosophy, Business Studies, Film Studies and Media Studies; and
* for professionals- teaching professional mediation and conflict resolution courses, teaching business English for professionals working in the UK and helping professionals write CVs, apply for jobs and perfect job interview techniques.
Kelly's last completed IB job with Nicholas : Over 2 hrs/week - I am struggling to finnish my Business Extended Essay, my teacher won't correct it and im looking for feedback as well as directions on what im missing. I would also be interested in feedback regarding my business IA, as the situation is the same.