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Mark

Mark
Mark
Tutor
Stockport, Cheshire
Feedback Score:
+6
Member Since: 30/09/2017
Last Login: 3 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

My Qualifications

PGCE
The University of Nottingham
History with Geography subsiduary
Pass  (1984)
BA
Loughborough University
History
2:1  (1982)
A Level
Bishop Hedley, Merthyr Tydfil
History
B  (1979)
A Level
Bishop Hedley, Merthyr Tydfil
Geography
A  (1979)
A Level
Bishop Hedley, Merthyr Tydfil
English Literature
C  (1979)

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Rates summary: 31.25 to 37.50 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-Level
History£31.25-£31.25£37.50

Information about Mark

Since retiring from classroom teaching in August 2017 I have continued to share my love of history through tutoring and working as a WW1 and WW2 battlefields guide. I enjoy football (I play 5-a-side three times a week, and support Everton FC for my pains!), running (I completed the London Marathon in 2017), walking, cooking, TV dramas and documentaries, music and reading. I had a reputation, even if I do say so myself, for being a talented, enthusiastic, highly conscientious and kind teacher with a good sense of humour (you need it if you support Everton!) who was able to form excellent relationships with students of all abilities and backgrounds.

Availability: Not available Monday, Tuesday or Friday after from 5pm. Available at all other times.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I spent over 30 years teaching History in state secondary schools (most recently I spent 15 years at Bramhall High School). During that time I was very successful (I was twice nominated for the National Teaching Awards for example) and built up huge expertise and a wide range of resources for teaching GCSE History. I have since widened my expertise in exam technique by working as a History GCSE examiner for the AQA exam board in 2018 and 2019. I have also tutored two female students and two male students at A level, specialising in Russian History since 1855, Germany 1918-45, The Tudors and twentieth century British History. In 2018 I tutored a Year 11 boy in GCSE History who improved from L4 in his mock exam to a L7 in his final exams with my help, and in 2019 I tutored a girl in A level History who improved from a C in her mock exams to a B. In 2020 I tutored a year 11 boy whose GCSE level improved from L5 to L8 and an A level student who has improved from a D to a B. In 2021 the boy I had tutored for part of Year 12 and all of Year 13 was delighted to gain a B grade having started at grade D.

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Feedback For Mark (6)

We have a total of 6 review(s) for Mark.

Geraldine (Ms)
28/03/2020

5/5 Rating

Mark has a real passion for history which brings the subject alive and makes it compelling. He`s great at clearly explaining exam techniques and has a very easy, affable manner. We can thoroughly recommend Mark as a history tutor.


Nicole (Mrs)
27/03/2020

5/5 Rating

Mark tutored our 16 year old son in GCSE History. Mark is very knowledgeable and our son enjoyed the lessons with him. His teaching was of much benefit to our son. We would definitely recommend Mark.


Shiona (Ms)
23/01/2020

5/5 Rating

We are so glad that we were able to secure Mark as History tutor for our son who is in year 12. He really enjoys his time working with Mark and Mark has helped boost his confidence generally as well as help him improve his essay-writing style. Mark is extremely personable and explains matters in an accessible way. We look forward to his visit every week.


Julie (Ms)
16/01/2019

4/5 Rating

Mark supported my daughter through her history A level. He is affable and enthusiastic. He provided my daughter with the necessary essay skills as well as revision tips. He simplified the more complex areas of history, at the same time keeping it fun. We can definitely recommend mark.


Jasmine (Miss)
08/10/2018

5/5 Rating

Professional, punctual and a good understanding of the subject. Has developed a good rapport with our daughter who is now in her second year of A-levels.


Alan (Mr)
23/08/2018

5/5 Rating

Mark was a very good down to Earth tutor for my son who was struggling at English language and needed a bit of lift to ensure that he was going to pass his GCSE (which he did by the way). Thanks very much Mark. Couldn`t have wished for better!


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