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Jane

Jane
Jane
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Embleton, Northumberland
Feedback Score:
+17
Member Since: 05/03/2020
Last Login: 1 hour ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 3 hours

My Qualifications

PGCE
University of Leicester
Secondary Science with Biology
Pass  (1995)
BSc
Queen Mary, University of London
Biological Sciences
2ii  (1981)

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Information about Jane

I am an Assessment Specialist for OCR A` level Biology and work as an examiner and an author, writing and marking examination papers. I have also been a teacher for 26 years, as a Head of Science and Biology and an Assistant Head teacher.

I am qualified and experienced to teach the following areas :
A level and GCSE Biology, AS level and GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics and Key Stage 3 Science
Preparation for UKCat and BMAT examinations

At the moment I have some availability for weekly lessons.

I am really interested in building a constructive and supportive relationship with my students. I strongly feel that the greatest difference in achievement can be made by helping students deal with barriers to learning, such as revision techniques, the ability to write extended explanations or the ability to solve problems. I am very interested in the use of technology to support learning and I am experienced in the use of experimentation and enquiry to develop confidence, creativity and curiosity in my learners. To me, the most important point about tutoring is using the opportunity to develop a good working relationship with the students. As the sessions are usually one to one, there is an opportunity to really find out about the skills that need to be developed and also to give opportunities for in depth questioning. We can vary pace and look for challenge to give a sense that progress is being made. All of this will impact positively on confidence, and in my opinion it is confidence that makes the greatest difference to learning.

Availability: I am now taking students for tuition over the summer in preparation for next year. Please check with me if you wish to be contacted about slots currently available.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I have worked for twenty six years teaching Biology, Physics and Chemistry and also as a Head of Department and Assistant Head Teacher. As part of a school Senior Leadership Team, I have contributed to the strategic planning and direction of the school, with specific responsibility for Teaching and Learning and Able,Gifted and Talented students. I also develop course materials for teacher training providers. Aside from teaching, I am an Assessment Specialist for the exam board, writing and marking A level Biology papers. My particular areas of interest are in helping students of all abilities really push themselves to the highest levels and also in teaching students to cope with and excel in exams and assessments.

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Feedback For Jane (17)

We have a total of 17 review(s) for Jane.

Sally (Mrs)
23/06/2021

5/5 Rating

Jane is an excellent tutor, with superb knowledge of the science curriculum. She is really good at putting my daughter`s knowledge and depth of understanding to the test. I would thoroughly recommend.


Pankaj (Mr)
17/06/2021

5/5 Rating

Jane is an amazing teacher and has helped my daughter greatly! I would fully recommend her as a tutor.


Gina (Miss)
14/06/2021

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor, very friendly and helpful. Jane really went out of her way to help me with an assignment in the short period of time we had together.


Nagwa (Dr)
13/06/2021

5/5 Rating

A really good teacher.


Sahar (Miss)
07/06/2021

5/5 Rating

Jane is an exceptional teacher, but also a truly lovely friend. I`ve made significant progress with her help and I really believe this is due to her approach to teaching. As well as brilliantly teaching biology, she really works with you to build your self-belief and courage in exams, which can make massive differences to your achieved grade. I really loved her holistic approach to teaching, and her support in the two weeks of lessons I had with her gave me the boost I needed to achieve an A*! Thank you so much Jane!! :)


Giuliana (Mrs)
27/05/2021

5/5 Rating

My daughter Chiara has been helped by Mrs Jane in revising and preparing her Level A Biology exam in the last 4 months and has come out much more confident and secure. Mrs Jane has always been extremely punctual, full of school material and ready to go through past papers and questions Chiara would have. a real great help.


Georgia (Miss)
15/05/2021

5/5 Rating

Jane was a great tutor. She is an examiner for OCR so knew all the techniques in getting the all the marks. She helped me so much when explaining content which was simplified to how they would be in the mark scheme. Highly recommend

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this feedback Georgia. It was lovely to teach you; you were very hardworking and focused on what you needed to learn. I wish you all the very best for the future.


Lan (Miss)
12/05/2021

5/5 Rating

She is very good

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your feedback, Lan. We only had a few lessons, to develop your examination technique for the final exams, but I enjoyed teaching you and I felt that your focus and enthusiasm contributed so much to the lesson. I wish you all the very best for the future.


Supriya (Mrs)
08/05/2021

5/5 Rating

She is such an amazing tutor! Jane is a knowledgeable, passionate and kind tutor who helps my son in improving exam technique and teaching him certain tips and tricks to ace the A Level Biology exam. Her teaching is excellent and has my unreserved recommendation.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this. Abith is a very talented student and he was prepared to listen carefully and respond to advice. He but only really needed a few tweaks here and there in terms of exam technique and I felt we made good progress. It was great to teach Abith and I wish him all the very best for the future.


Emily (Miss)
07/05/2021

5/5 Rating

I used Jane as a tutor to assist with my A-Level Biology re-sit studies. She was always well prepared for the sessions and explained concepts in engaging ways. Jane was very helpful in providing me with exam board specific resources and has built on my exam technique immensely. I particularly found Jane`s understanding of the specification and the method behind writing questions helpful in formatting my exam answers. My experience with Jane far exceeded my expectations and I would definitely recommend Jane to anyone looking for a tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this feedback. Emily, you are such a focused and hardworking student. Although we only had a few lessons in advance of your final assessments, your attitude and engagement allowed us to work at a fast pace and cover so much. I loved teaching you and wish you all the very best for the future.


Dal (Mrs)
27/04/2021

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had two lessons with Jane and is very impressed. Jane explains concepts very well and provides useful exam techniques and resources.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this feedback. Roshni is a joy to teach - I can see that she thinks very carefully about the concepts and is focused completely on exam technique and the detail of her revision. This hard work is definitely going to pay off.


Ella (Mrs)
26/04/2021

5/5 Rating

My daughter has been having online tutoring sessions with Jane for a couple of months now, and we are delighted with how they are going. Having struggled with A’Level Biology since starting in September, every lesson with Jane unlocks a bit more of the subject for her. It’s great to see her understanding and confidence grow. She enjoys the lessons and finds Jane very engaging and approachable. I would highly recommend Jane as a tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this feedback. Daisy is a great pleasure to teach - her commitment and engagement to the lessons make the process very enjoyable and I am so glad that she is seeing an improvement in confidence.


Sarina (Miss)
24/04/2021

5/5 Rating

Jane is an excellent tutor. She explains concepts very well and in an understanding way. I have definitely improved in my areas of weakness in A-level biology and I feel more confident in answering exam questions. I would highly recommend Jane to anyone seeking help in Biology.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this feedback. Sarina, you are a hardworking and focused student with a clear sense of purpose, I loved teaching you - you needed a few lessons to go over topics and exam technique get ready for the exams and it worked well.


Renee (Mrs)
01/04/2021

5/5 Rating

Very helpful tutor, caters to potentially weaker areas in order to maximise the amount learned per session.


Hannah (Ms)
01/04/2021

5/5 Rating

My son really enjoys the sessions with Jane, which he says are well prepared and interesting. He says Jane has reignited his interest in the subject, which he wants to study at A level. He certainly feels more confident about it and more prepared for the upcoming tests, which will count towards his final GCSE grade. He has no hesitancy in recommending Jane and gives her a "ten out of ten". Also, from my point of view, Jane is a very good communicator and I am happy with how things are working.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this feedback. I have really enjoyed teaching George as he prepares for his exams. He shows great interest and curiosity and we have been able to focus not only on the specification and exam but also on wider science issues. I really hope George decides to continue with his studies after GCSE.


Varsha (Mrs)
20/03/2021

5/5 Rating

Jane is a fantastic tutor for my daughter who studies A level biology. She provides lots of support and has very good subject knowledge and also helps her to develop exam technique to get top grades.


Lily (Miss)
07/01/2021

5/5 Rating

Really amazing tutour, has not only helped my understanding but also helped me gain confidence!


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