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Pershore, Worcester
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Member Since: 25/08/2014
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My Qualifications

Worcester College of Education
Education and Rural Science
Pass  (1972)
Aberystwyth University
2:1  (1971)

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Information about Michael

Hello, and thanks for looking at my profile.

I`m a fully qualified and experienced teacher of science whose specialism is A-Level Biology. I`m now in my ninth year working as a tutor. I will be tutoring throughout the summer and am happy to accept new students requiring help over the holiday. I am also happy to take forward bookings for the coming (2023-24) academic year. I have numerous references from satisfied parents and students.

I studied Agriculture and Biochemistry at Aberystwyth University before qualifying as a teacher. I have worked in managerial positions in agriculture and large scale horticulture in the UK and in agricultural education and development in the tropics. I have more than 15 years experience teaching Science and Biology in UK private and state secondary schools. I have taught students of all abilities and at levels ranging from KS3 to Oxbridge candidates. Gradings of my lessons following observations, including those by OFSTED inspectors, were consistently rated outstanding. “A very gentle but extremely skilled practitioner” OFSTED inspector March 2013.

I`m experienced and fully resourced for the current AQA and OCR A, A-level Biology specifications. I teach via Zoom. For each topic I employ worksheets developed by myself, also collections of past questions specific to the exam board with which the student is studying. These are sent as email attachments the day before each lesson. Lessons are spent going through worksheets and/or past questions together. My aim is to ensure student knowledge is secure and that understanding is complete and then, by studying past questions and mark schemes, to refine answering technique
I feel that the varied nature of my career, encompassing periods of practical farming in both developed temperate, and developing tropical situations, has benefitted me tremendously as a science and biology teacher. Drawing on practical examples of science in action has helped me to make the subject more relevant to the real world and has proved invaluable in stimulating the interest of my students.

I very much look forward to hearing from students intent on maximising their potential and am happy to provide any further information they may require

Michael, June 2023

Availability: Weekdays, early evenings, weekends

Willing to travel: 8 miles

Experience: 16 years teaching science in UK state and private schools including 10 years teaching A level Biology

Tutoring in A level Biology since 2014

Non-teaching experience includes farming in UK and farming and horticulture in tropics, 7 years large scale horticulture in UK.

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Feedback For Michael (37)

We have a total of 37 review(s) for Michael.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

The sessions with Michael have been very well organised. My daughter has found the sessions very beneficial.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

The sessions with Michael have been very well organised. My daughter has found the sessions very beneficial.

Vanessa (Miss)

4/5 Rating

Michael is very friendly, the worksheets he makes are really useful that includes key points that can be used as revision later; he is great with analogies that help to understand content.

Am (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We found Michael only 2 weeks before the A level exams. Michael was fully booked but was still willing to help which is greatly appreciated. What an amazing, organised & knowledgeable tutor with excellent communication skills. Thank you so much!

Danielle (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very professional and supportive. Clear explanations and work books.

Giovanni (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Michael has been a great teacher to my daughter, helping her with any biology that she was struggling with. His lessons are very well structured and they contain exam style questions, which are hugely important for learning.

Conor (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Michael provided tutoring for my son for his A- Level biology repeat. My son was traveling in Australia at the time and Michael was most helpful in doing very early mornings to bridge the time difference. He thought Michael was excellent and the lessons were very well organised with supporting documents emailed beforehand. Would have no hesitation in recommending Michael.

Laura (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Michael is a very organised and enthusiastic teacher. He always sends topic worksheets prior to the lesson so my daughter is prepped and ready at the start of every lesson. He makes biology come to life and has been very kind and accommodating.

Evan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very professional - Well organised, with plenty of resources - Knows the subject matter very well. My daugther has enjoyed her lessons with Michael very much.

Andy (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son is finding Michaels tutoring very helpful He plans the lesson according to his needs

Hasan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

top tutor so far

Arpita (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Good tutorial

Bijal (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had several Sessions with Michael . She is very happy with Michael’s teaching and the supporting resources . She has always come away positive and said the session was valuable . Michael has connected well with my daughter . As a parent I am very pleased with my communications with Michael . All emails have been helpful and polite . Thank you Michael so pleased we found you .

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son has recently started having a regular tutoring session with Michael and is finding them really helpful. Michael is quick to respond to emails, sends relevant information a day prior to a session and provides regular feedback.

Julie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Michael is an exceptional tutor. He is communicative, not only with the student, with the parent too. Which I appreciated, just the right level, so you are overseeing, yet not too involved. He worked with my son to support his OCR A-level Biology studies. Not only were the lessons engaging, they were concise and effective. I would definitely recommend Michael as a Biology tutor.

Lydia (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I’ve really enjoyed my tutor sessions with Mike, he has a way of clearly explaining biological processes that makes them easy to understand and remember. He has helped me learn to enjoy biology again, and give me confidence going into my a level exams.

Alex (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Michael is a great teacher, he is firstly able to connect to YP and communicate fully the subject matter. YP confidence has grown and this is due to Michael`s preparatory work which focus at the specific lack of understanding to ensure that focus that is required in exams. YP is very happy with Michael and he brings onboard a broad knowledge base that adds value to the subject matter.

Lori (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Michael is very patient and will explain things multiple times if needed. My daughter has found the sessions very helpful.

Signe (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

A passionate teacher who walks the talk with incorporating his daily knowledge of farming and nature into a fascinating lesson time. Relatable and great structured lessons with valuable note sheets for later memory jogs.

Dona (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr Michael is an absolutely amazing teacher, and I really mean this. He understood my son`s needs quickly and engaged with him in a really fun way, He made biology look so easy and fun despite the lockdown situation and the remote learning. He is best one of the best tutor we have ever encountered. If we ever need a tutor for biology we will definitely contact Michael again. Thank you for all your work.

Ciaran (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son is doing really well Michael explains things very well and in a way that is understood the worksheets are really helpful

Chiara (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Michael has been tutoring my son just for few weeks now demonstrating his great competence, professionalism and a motivating approach to learning. Highly recommended

Geert (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor. Michael is really helpful, engaging and creates his own personalised worksheets for his students - which is thoughtful! He clearly knows a lot about his subject knowledge and definitely knows how to teach. I highly recommend him.

Gergana (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter is really happy with her biology tutor (Michael). She said he delivers lessons very clearly and makes very good worksheets that she finds very helpful and informative. We would definitely recommend him.

Sheilagh (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Really useful, has helped me properly understand how to answer exam questions

Priyasteena (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Michael is a great tutor who, despite my very last minute requests, was able to accommodate to my needs and helped improve my understanding of the subject. Not only does he ensure that the I am confident with each learning point, but he also makes sure that I am confident with how to hit the marking points in an exam. A great tutor, an even better conversationalist and all-round nice guy. What more can you ask for?

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

A lovely man and a great tutor. My daughter studying A level biology already feels more confident after just 3 lessons and got her first A in her end of unit test! Would highly recommend!

Sethsiri (Dr)

5/5 Rating


Sophie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr Cross (Michael) has been tutoring my daughter since the start of September. He is really good at thoroughly explaining A Level Biology topics and revising AS topics with her, using a variety of different techniques. Just what she needs to help her build on her understanding at this level. Going through past paper questions and answers with her is also very useful. My daughter enjoys the tutor sessions, Michael is such a pleasant person and a good teacher.

Rachael (Miss)

4/5 Rating

Because I am tackling the ungraded units 1-5 at the moment, I have only met Mr. Cross once. He was an extremely pleasant man and was clearly going to be of immense help once I reached the science modules. From the single meeting I`ve had with him, I wouold recommend him to others sseeking help with science courses.

Nicki (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Michael is a lovely gentleman. My son enjoys his Biology sessions, Michael is thorough and makes the lessons interesting.

Donna (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Michael has been tutoring my daughter for A Level biology for a number of months now. I can`t recommend him highly enough. He prepares lessons thoroughly and often stays longer in order to finish a lesson completely. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.

Kiran (Miss)

5/5 Rating

As a university student who is privately studying a-level biology with Michael, I felt the need to leave feedback due to his excellent teaching, whilst approaching the run-up towards my exams. He has a vast range of knowledge, which is exactly what I feel is needed for a-level biology. I only began tuition with Michael a few months ago and already feel very confident in my preparation for my exams. He tailors each lesson to the individual, readying worksheets that are required whilst staying faithful to the particular syllabus. My weakest area of biology was AQA A2 unit 4 - I found his expertise in agriculture invaluable and he helped me to both enjoy and understand unit 4 as well the other units. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of assistance with a-level biology. Michael is friendly and always has a good story or two which keeps learning far from being a chore. Thank you very much for all your help! Look forward to next lesson! Kiran.

Sue (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I would recommend Michael to anybody he gives confidence and his teaching method is enjoyable and very informative. My daughter looks forward to his lessons and finds he is teaching at a depth far greater than at school. If you want a great tutor go to Mike

aneesa (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Excellent tutor, made my child feel at ease straightaway, punctual and highly organised. My child feels much more confident about science and understands topics really well. I would highly recommend-you can`t beat an experienced subject specialist teaching professional.

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

In my AS year studying Biology I got a D and realised i needed some help repeating those as exams along with doing the A2 ones, Therefore i got Michael to come once a week all year for hour long sessions, which he frequently stayed for half an hour extra or even an hour to make sure id grasped the topic for no extra charge. He really knows the topics in great detail and even when i asked him at short notice to go through some A2 biology he was not familiar with he came the next week with all the knowledge. To sum up Michael is a brilliant teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a little extra help. I have just got my results and I got a B overall up from an D and the exam that Michael worked on with me I got an A in so i am delighted and my success is definitely down to mine and Michael`s hard work.

Stephanie (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great lesson plans. He has created his own workbooks and is a very experience teacher, who wants you to do well. Highly recommended.

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