I have recently completed my teacher training, specialising in Science with Chemistry. Final observations identified key strengths in subject knowledge, and engaging my students to both support and extend their learning.
I primarily tutor Chemistry (KS3 - A level) and Maths (Y6 upwards), though also offer Biology (A-level) and General Science (GCSE). I tutor AQA, OCR A, Edexcel, and iGCSE specifications; I do not tutor the OCR Salters B syllabus.
In 2014 graduated Durham University with a 2:1 degree in Biomedical Science, a human biology degree focused on medical biology. An outgoing person, punctual and dedicated, who possesses critical skills such as problem solving and effective time management.
Maths and Science have always been my strongest subjects, though I am an excellent all rounder with:
- 17 GCSE`s A*-B
- 3 A grade A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry
- 2 A grade As-levels in Biology and Geography.
I find the most important thing is for people to learn at their own pace, something which teachers aren`t often able to do in school. I therefore focus on what you or your child wants to work on and they feel they need support with, to support their school work and most importantly, improve confidence. I try to encourage students to be interested in the subject and learning in general, as I feel this supports their understanding long term.
Availability: Current Availability:
I also have daytime availability Mon-Thur for A Level students, please contact me for further details.
Once tutoring has begun you may reschedule sessions, given appropriate notice: my availability is regularly updated on my website.
**Please do not contact me for any subcontract work. I prefer to deal directly with the family employing me.**
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have been tutoring since January 2015, and have supported a range of pupils, including SEN, in reaching their potential.
In September 2017 I began teacher training with Sunderland university, passing in November 2018; training was completed in both Sixth Form and Secondary settings, teaching both OCR and AQA syllabi. I achieved `outstanding` rating for my lesson planning and pupil progress during my placement.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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Kirsty is a lovely lady and I would recommend her to anyone thinking of getting a tutor. She teaches Maths, Biology and/or Chemistry to my 2 daughters. She is punctual and very professional.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your feedback Kathryn
Kirsty is excellent ! My daughter has only had a handful of lessons so far but is already feeling much more positive towards her Chemistry studies now Kirsty has become involved. She explains things in a simplistic way to make them more understandable and then moves on the more difficult areas. She is reliable, professional and punctual and basically a brilliant teacher. I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone looking for a private tutor.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your feedback, Paul; I am glad to help. Hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, and see you next week!
Kirsty has been a fantastic tutor to both my daughter and son. We wish her the very best in everything she does. Very professional and friendly.
My daughter is enjoying her lessons with Kirsty and she is good at ensuring she understands the topic
great tutor, breaks it down and helps you work through questions
Wouldn`t recommend anyone else , Very effective in the way she teaches . Each week I have brought up a topic I have had difficulty understanding and Kirsty explains it in different ways and in depth. Each session I have come out with confidence in that topic in both Biology and Chemistry !
Kirsty is very reliable and a great tutor for my son who is studying for his A levels.
Kirsty has proven to be a big hit with my daughter re her As level Biology studies.
Kirsty is an enthusiastic tutor who obviously really understands and enjoys her subject which means her tutorial sessions are both interesting and enjoyable for her student. Definitely worth the 5 stars we`ve awarded her!
Kirsty did not ever begin tutoring - after I paid for her details so can`t really comment.
Tutors Response :
Karen paid for my details before telling me she runs a tutoring company herself, and wished to subcontract me. A subcontract was not something I was comfortable with, and after talking with her and genuinely considering the offer I decided it was not what was best for myself. I appreciated the interest she showed and the offer she made, but had she been more clear about the nature of the job I would have not allowed her to buy my details.
I am delighted with Kirsty as my sons tutor. His confidence has improved and he now has enthusiasm for Maths. It`s early days as he has only had 3 sessions so far but he feels it`s going really well. Kirsty is reliable and very easy to speak to.
Kirsty has recently started tutoring my daughter in both biology and maths. She has a real passion for the subjects she tutors and this is evident in the way she teaches. I believe with her help my daughter will achieve far better results in her A levels. I would recommend Kirsty to anyone looking for a tutor for their son/daughter.
Kirsty is tutoring my son with his maths and although it is early days as he has only had two lessons I can`t praise her highly enough. She is incredibly knowledgeable and my son says he can relate easily to her (which is a huge bonus when having a one to one teacher). As I have said it is early days but at this stage I would have no hesitation in recommending Kirsty.
Kirsty is very punctual, professional, easy to get on with, my daughter is picking up the subject in Biology a lot easier than when taught at the Acadamy she attends, Kirsty is polite and easy to communicate with, We have found her flexible and tolerant to her pupils needs. All in all would I recommend her the answer is yes, hopefully my daughter retains the knowledge and exam techniques passed onto her by Kirsty and she gets the grade she needs to progress,one thing I do know is she wouldn`t with just school teaching her so that to me says Kirsty is worth every penny if it gets the pupil what they want.
An excellent tutor.Very professional and has made a great difference to my sons work at college after only two lessons.
I would recommend this tutor highly as she is well organised,polite and very efficient.
A pleasant and committed teacher. We`re very pleased to have found Kirsty.