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 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 IGCSE Geography job with Emma: 1-2 hrs/week - we are looking for a kind, supportive, enthusiastic geography tutor for our 15 year old son who is due to sit gcses next summer. We have had to remove him from his senior school due to a lack of academic progress and our son becoming increasingly frustrated in a classroom environment, and are currently home schooling. Not something we would have wished for or planned but our only option at the moment. We need a tutor who can take him through the syllabus right up until the exam next summer. He is currently taking maths and English and is embarking on environmental management (online course) with a view to going to agricultural college next September (he requires 4 gcses)He has struggled throughout school and although testing negative for the usual learning difficulties we think he has some sort of auditory processing issue which has been incredibly frustrating for him. His confidence needs building but he is doing well with his Skype English lessons and settling into a routine! We currently live in a very remote part of the Highlands of Scotland (hence no schools!) but are moving to Hampshire at some stage this year so need to use Skype to have continuity etc. Do you think you can help?! He started on Edexcel IGCSE Geography and is in his first year of GCSE’s and is three weeks into his online course of environmental management so we may need some help in due course with this too. best wishes Emma
Andrew's last review in IGCSE Geography from Emma: Learn't a lot
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 IGCSE Geography job with Richard: 1-2 hrs/week - Looking for a geography tutor with specific experience of teaching the Cambridge IGCSE Geography syllabus; for my daughter, who will be taking her exams in the summer. Would be great to get her some help with past exam questions and directing her revision most effectively.
Brian's last review in IGCSE Geography from Irene: It went well
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.
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.
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. 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 am presently a postgraduate fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a student member of the British Ecological Society (BES). I am also the current chair for the Postgraduate Forum (PGF) at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), where I help the RGS support postgraduate students nationally.
I have previously been a Geography Ambassador for the RGS and visited schools around the area giving talks on the relevance of the subject to society, giving topic relevant talks and trying to promote the study of the subject further.
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 exam board examinations as well as having some examiner experience.
I am now also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Sheffield. I have taught at both undergraduate level (as a workshop demonstrator, seminar tutor and examiner) to masters level (on an international development fieldclass). As part of this role I have also undergone Sheffield Teaching Assistant Training (studying different educational philosophies and practices) 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, which may be accompanied with a powerpoint 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 marking these and providing feedback , if required.
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.
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 IGCSE Geography job with Irene: Occasional - My son has completed his fieldwork trip for iGCSE Geography ( Cambridge) and has now finished year 10. He has a structure and is clear about the format. He has completed the early sections. However, he has moderate ADD and finds it very demanding to apply himself to actually complete the task properly. It has to be finished by early September. It would be good to find someone who could work with him, who is familiar with the task and who could encourage him in his progress. He has worked very well with tutors before, but not online. We would need a few hours ( depending on progress) in the period 27 August to 5th September.
I have extensive experience tutoring, both online and face-to-face. I have 6 years tutoring experience, covering a wide range of subjects including maths, geography, physics, Spanish and oxbridge entrance. Further, I an have excellent academic background, with 11A* grades at GCSE and 4A-Level grades (A*AAA), and a First Class degree from Oxford University. With my experience and knowledge combined, I am able to provide interesting and engaging lessons, which will enable you to reach your full potential in higher education.
I have 3 years of experience tutoring primary and secondary students in English, Maths, Science and Geography. I have also provided tutoring for Oxford admissions coaching, and supported A-level and Undergraduate geography students with tuition and essays/dissertations.
I seek to break down and re-frame difficult content to build understanding and help students hit their grade targets by helping with key skills and techniques sought by examiners. I take a personal and flexible approach - willing to work with students in a way that best suits them, is enjoyable and build an interest in the subject!
I have been employed as a management consultant for 2 years, but still enjoy some tutoring on the side :)
- A2 and AS Geography (AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR, WJEC)
- GCSE and IGCSE Geography (AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR, WJEC) including entrance exam preparation
- 13+ common entrance preparation for Geography
- Primary level Geography
- University level Geography
I have 8 years private tutoring experience, over which I have taught, helped and inspired hundreds of students across thousands of hours of lesson time. I have taught both A-levels and GCSEs as well as younger year groups, including preparation for 11+ and 13+ entrance exams. I have experience of teaching the following exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR and WJEC. Importantly, I am familiar with both the old and new specifications. I have had a very large and diverse range of clients, including SEN students. I have also tutored university students in Geography and have guided them through essay and dissertation submissions and exams.
I am currently a Geography teacher at an independent school in central London, teaching GCSE and A-Levels. I have also taught GCSE and A-Level Geography at several other independent colleges in London and St Albans over the last few years.
I tutored AS and A2 Geography (WJEC board) at a London state high school in preparation for their exams in June 2016.
Finally, I tutored Geography on an international level at North London Collegiate School, Jeju, South Korea and have taught in rural Thailand, among other work experience in various fields on an international level.
Sebastian's last completed IGCSE Geography job with Richard: 1-2 hrs/week - Looking for a geography tutor with specific experience of teaching the Cambridge IGCSE Geography syllabus; for my daughter, who will be taking her exams in the summer. Would be great to get her some help with past exam questions and directing her revision most effectively.
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 IGCSE Geography job with Emma: 1-2 hrs/week - we are looking for a kind, supportive, enthusiastic geography tutor for our 15 year old son who is due to sit gcses next summer. We have had to remove him from his senior school due to a lack of academic progress and our son becoming increasingly frustrated in a classroom environment, and are currently home schooling. Not something we would have wished for or planned but our only option at the moment. We need a tutor who can take him through the syllabus right up until the exam next summer. He is currently taking maths and English and is embarking on environmental management (online course) with a view to going to agricultural college next September (he requires 4 gcses)He has struggled throughout school and although testing negative for the usual learning difficulties we think he has some sort of auditory processing issue which has been incredibly frustrating for him. His confidence needs building but he is doing well with his Skype English lessons and settling into a routine! We currently live in a very remote part of the Highlands of Scotland (hence no schools!) but are moving to Hampshire at some stage this year so need to use Skype to have continuity etc. Do you think you can help?! He started on Edexcel IGCSE Geography and is in his first year of GCSE’s and is three weeks into his online course of environmental management so we may need some help in due course with this too. best wishes Emma