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Michael (Tutor in Ballymena)

Ballymena, Ireland
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Member Since: 15/08/2015
Last Login: 58 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

My Qualifications

Queen's University Belfast
Biology with Science
Pass  (2011)
Queen's University Belfast
Molecular Parasitology
Pass  (2006)
Queen's University Belfast
2:1  (2002)

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Information about Michael

I have a BSc/Hons in Zoology, a PhD in Molecular Parasitology and a PGCE in Biology and Science from Queens University Belfast. I have been a postdoctoral research scientist at University of Calgary (Canada, 2006-2008), University of Liverpool (2008-2009) and Trinity College Dublin (2009-2010)and I have published my work in scientific journals and presented at international conferences. I have taught CCEA A Level Biology since 2011 and I have my own resources which include power points, learning logs (useful for university interviews) and revision sheets. I have been a CCEA examiner for A Level and GCSE Biology since 2013.

I am currently a scientist at Almac Diagnostics in Craigavon where I employ technologies which are required knowledge for the CCEA A-Level Biology specification.

I have my own learning and teaching resources and have experience with A-Level Biology practicals and coursework. I mentor A-Level students for university interviews and I have an extensive archive of science magazines, news reports, videos and biology related books which I make available for students to read. I am also an A-Level and GCSE Biology examiner for the CCEA board which places me in a good position to enhance the examination technique of my students to obtain high grades

I have been tutoring A-Level CCEA Biology since January 2012 and I have enjoyed much success with numerous students. I have taught students from Ballymena Academy, Loreto College, St Killian`s College, Sperrin Integrated, St Marys Grammar Magherafelt, Hunterhouse College, Our Lady & St Patrick`s, Strathearn School, St Louis Grammar, St Malachy`s College, Slemish College, Dalriada School, Cambridge House, Ballyclare High and Victoria College.

During tutoring I provide succinct and colour revision notes for each topic which reflect the new specification mark schemes. I also provide PowerPoint presentations and past paper questions and answers. Lastly, I provide articles from news sites or science magazines for each topic which provide additional (but not assessed) information which can be useful for broadening knowledge, highlighting different careers and expanding understanding for university interviews.

Availability: Weekday evenings.

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: See above comments

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Feedback For Michael (10)

We have a total of 10 review(s) for Michael.

Máire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor with appropriate resources with many opportunities given to extend learning. Personable, helpful and a motivator. Highly recommended.

Rachel (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher, very helpful

Terry (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Michael has a deep understanding of the subject and an easy manner with students. An excellent tutor, very well prepared with clear and concise notes that fully explain the topic in great detail. highly recommended.

Aoife (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Could not have done alevel biology never-mind get an A in it with out the help of Michael! His notes are amazing and he is patient and understanding when explaining certain topics I had difficulty with. Highly highly recommend!

Gillian (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Michael is a great tutor and is very organised. He provides detailed and concise revision notes on each topic and is very helpful by going through past paper questions.

Karen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I would highly recommend Dr Michael Johnson to anyone looking for a biology tutor. He is firstly very passionate about his subject matter . Secondly, he is super organised and provides the student with notes and extra reading material. Michael is also very patient and thorough and will make sure his student understands a topic before moving on. He is always punctual & indeed has gone over his time. Michael also has a great personality and has in a short time built a great rapport with Emma.

Michael (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Dr. Michael is a brilliant tutor. He is able to really connect with the student. He is patient and very well organised/structured. He is able to find areas where our son is weak in and really help him in these areas. Michael also challenges his students and gets them thinking outside the box. We cannot say enough good things about him. We have really seen a major improvement in our son and feel very confident that he will reach his full potential. We want to thank Tutorhunt for the help finding a great tutor. such as Michael.

Amy-Louise (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Dr. Michael is a super tutor and brings me clear, concise and condensed notes on all the topics as well as PowerPoint presentations with animations that are also helpful. He provides learning logs that increase my understanding of the different topics and shows how it is relevant to everyday life. He knows all the information exceptionally well and explains everything in a way that I can understand and is happy to answer my questions. He is always well prepared, pleasant and punctual. I would highly recommend Dr. Michael to anyone studying A-Level Biology.

Maire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent always on time and has a lot of patience with my son, explains everything very well.

shakeel (Mr)

5/5 Rating

We couldn`t be happier with Michael and so very glad we found him. My son is very pleased because Michael certainly knows his stuff and has given my son a great boost of confidence for his biology A level studies. I Would highly recommend this tutor as he`s very professional and can bring out the best in a young person and talks to them on there own level making the student feel comfortable and motivated to learn and achieve.

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