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Information about Lynette
I love teaching and enthuse about my subjects and want to inspire young minds. I tutor in Geography (KS3, KS4 & KS5) & the Sciences (KS3 & KS4) subjects which are so much fun, and yet highly relevant today. Geography (GCSE & A Level) is both topical and conceptual by nature, so naturally it has become a very popular choice at degree level from 2020+ and as a subject discipline, it is certainly loved by employers. My speciality is in Geography but I am qualified to teach years 7-11 in the Sciences too, and with a PGCE and QTS, and having taught in a variety of 11-18 schools/colleges (State & Private) for many years now, I can offer a great deal of experience to my tutees, with a wealth of resources to hand. In addition, I have been involved with home schooling, running face to face or on-line tutorial. I love to see my pupils grow in confidence as they learn to master exam technique and for this training, my experience marking A Level papers for a leading exam boards really helps! I have recent experience of teaching all of the main examination board specifications, at both GCSE and A Level, including AQA, OCR, Edexcel, IB and the Cambridge International Board.
I personally find one-to-one tutoring so rewarding, so much so,I purposely make time for it alongside my other employment role. I also help with UCAS entry forms, personal statements and CVs. Today, with large class sizes and unfortunately a lack of individual help in schools and colleges, the demand for personal tuition is ever increasing, and this can reap great rewards for the students, especially when it comes to confidence and exam technique, and for this reason I want to help as many students as I can. It warms my heart to hear how well my past students have done, improving on their personal targets, some still keep in touch letting me know how they are getting on.
When it comes to starting college, students find the leap from GCSE to A Level a challenging one, and this is where one-to-one guidance can be such a help. There are new disciplines required for the new 2016+ courses especially for the NEA fieldwork project. Last year almost all of my 18 `A` Level tutees achieved A`s & B`s (some were originally predicted D`s!) and most achieved their first university choices. It was lovely to hear back from them, they all worked so hard and deserved to do well.
One-to-one tutoring can make all the difference, building much needed confidence and extra training in exam technique and revision skills. Some topics can be tricky when it comes to achieving the necessary marks required, so practising exam questions and going through papers with a mark scheme, and providing the necessary feedback, can certainly improve performance. My aim is to ultimately encourage independent learning and for my GCSE and A Level students with the ability to self mark.
There are plenty of learning aids and resources out there today, but often it is hard to find the "wood from the trees". Assessing the individual needs and learning styles of every pupil, followed by guiding them to the right resources available, is part of what I offer (and it works!) followed by custom made lessons with weekly follow ups. This approach naturally requires flexibility, experience and maturity on the part of the tutor and with nearly 30 of teaching/tutoring, I feel I have a lot to offer my students.
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesdays during daytime (via Zoom) & evenings during term time. Fortnightly on Saturday mornings when demand is great. During the school/college holiday periods I offer special workshops and revision classes for Geography & Science KS3-KS5. On-line group lessons via Zoom/FaceTime on offer too
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: EXPERIENCE- Over my varied teaching career (both in State and Private education) I can offer my plenty of experience, having taught Geography and Science in ten different 11-18 schools, as well as having lectured in "A" Level Geography at FE colleges, including more recently in Godalming College. I have built up a wealth of resources to work from and share with students, so for this reason I prefer to work from home, where I have a room especially set up for tutoring with my resources all on tap! I also offer on-line tutorials for those who cannot travel. I have experience in coaching pupils in Geography, Geology and Environmental Science at As/A2 level (various boards) and I have been an Examiner for AQA.
In addition I am an experienced Science Teacher, qualified to teach all three Sciences (including CE) to GCSE (9-1) level, including iGCSE. Past students have told me how I have helped them gain a greater confidence in both Biology and Chemistry (occasionally Physics). They often say "it is how hard to get the help I need in such large classes, this is where one-to-one tutoring is beneficial. My former pupils will happily provide testimonials.
Over the years my work in and out (through voluntary youth work for example) of the classroom has involved extensive interaction with young people both as individuals and in groups. This has helped me understand young people from their perspective, and in addition with my training in Pastoral Care, these experiences bring added value to my academic teacher training. I see each person as a unique individual and I take pleasure in helping to bring out the very best in each student. This involves both encouragement and mentoring young people to believe in themselves and to adopt a disciplined approach to their studies. Positive one-to-one tutoring/coaching (especially in exam technique) plays a vital role in building both confidence and self-esteem so leading to success. Success then breeds success!
Feedback For Lynette (10)
My daughter to achieve a good grade in Geog A level with Lynette`s encouragement and support.
As our situation changed we were unable to use Lynette but all communication we had was excellent and feel sure she would have been an excellent tutor.
Great contact and My daughter Katie enjoys her lessons have great faith in her achieveing her goal in the forthcoming exams
Lynette is tutoring my son for A level Geography. He finds the sessions useful and, because Lynette explains concepts well, easy to follow. Lynette uses exam questions to ensure good knowledge and understanding of the content which my son finds extremely helpful.
Lynette has recently started tutoring my daughter for A level geography. She is very well organised and a very experienced tutor who knows the requirements of the curriculum. My daughter has found the lessons extremely helpful so far and she is enjoying attending them. I would highly recommend Lynette as a tutor.
Our son has only had one session so far, but it`s clear that Lynette is a highly organised, set up and very focused tutor. Tutoring is `what she does` and she is very committed to realistic goals and improvement.
Has an excellent manner and our son thoroughly enjoys his lessons.
Lynette is a knowledgeable and patient tutor and we would highly recommend her.
We are so pleased to have found Lynette! My son is very happy going to her classes and finds them extremely helpful.
Extremely friendly, knows her stuff, would definitely recommend.
Lynette has been very professional in her approach she made a fair and detailed assessment of my daughter and has adapted the lessons accordingly. She is organised, and very pleasant. My daughter enjoys her lessons with Lynette and says she already making progress.