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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2
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Member Since: 30/12/2013
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 100%
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My Qualifications

Chelsea College (London Univesity)
Integrated Science
Pass  (1985)
Brunel University
Applied Biology
2:2  (1982)

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Information about Mike

I am a fully qualified Science teacher, with 35 years of successful teaching experience.

As an expert tutor, I will guide you in building up your understanding of Science, so that you make your own sensible "story" rather than feeling you are carrying a collection of random, unrelated facts.

Exams don`t have to be a trial. We will use reliable, straightforward exam techniques so that you understand what a question is asking you to do, and can tackle it with real confidence.

In our sessions, most of the talking should be yours: explaining something for yourself is a powerful and effective way to learn. I`m still surprised at how much laughter there is, too!

Good tuition is good value for money. Every session with me is planned to bring a solid, identifiable gain in your performance.

Availability: Only taking reservations for September 2022 now.

Willing to travel: 4 miles

Experience: 35 years experience of teaching Science in schools.
Ex Head of Biology.
Ex Head of Science.
GCSE Science examiner (AQA)
A Level Biology examiner (OCR)
I teach all aspects of Science at Key Stage 3 and GCSE. I have taught many students with a broad range of special educational needs.
Very experienced teacher and tutor of Biology at AS and A2 level, successfully meeting the needs of all students, from those needing a rescue package, to those applying to Russell Group universities, medical and dental schools.

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Feedback For Mike (11)

We have a total of 11 review(s) for Mike.

Emma (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son is enjoying his lessons with Mike. He makes the session fun and interesting and always plans future sessions.

Irene (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mike is a fantastic tutor who quickly identified huge gaps in my daughters knowledge for A level biology. She had been struggling to understand the topics at AS level and wasn’t enjoying her lessons because of it. He really knows his subject inside out and approached each topic in a very easy to understand format. We used Mike weekly for a year and he went back over her year 12 topics before moving onto year 13 in that time. My daughter says she learnt more from his one hour lesson a week than she ever did with her teachers at school. Her confidence returned and her grades improved with every subsequent test. All I wanted was for her to go into her final exams feeling more confident and with his help we have achieved that. Towards the end of year 13 biology went from being her least favourite subject to being her favourite.
Thanks for everything Mike, couldn’t have done it without you.

Tutors Response :

It was my privilege to tutor your daughter, Irene. Many thanks for your kind comments.

Mitali (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mike has been an excellent teacher, mentor and guide to our son for the past one year. Not only has our son improved leaps and bounds academically, in the triple sciences, he also has helped develop a wholesome and balanced approach to studies in general and to life as a whole. Mike has helped our son reflect on his shortcomings and goes that extra mile to extract the very best from our son. Mike’s sense of punctuality, discipline and organisation is a role model for young students to emulate.

Tutors Response :

Thanks for your kind comments, Mitali.

Joel (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Exceptional tuition. The students at our school have instantly warmed to Mike`s approach and have seen improvements in their grades.

Ian (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very pleased to have engaged Mike to help my grandson with the Chemistry part of his Combined Science GCSE. We are having a weekly meeting. My grandson has found Mike very engaging and he feels he is starting to make up lost ground, before its too late. Mike has clearly thought through his approach to 1:1 tutoring. He is also very personable, the right kind of tutor for my grandson.

Naeem (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Mike has been teaching my daughter Biology at A-level. She has found him very helpful. He has given her perspective of approaching the subject which no tutor or teacher has provided in the past. He is able to explain even complex concepts to her in way she is able to grasp and use. Importantly he has been spending a great deal of time with her in developing the precision that is required to answer the questions. I would recommend him very highly.

Tara (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Brilliant teacher

Alice (Miss)

5/5 Rating

The tutor was very good at working with me, as I am a hands on person who learns from looking at things rather than words. He was really good at making sure that I understood each session, and ensured that I was able to recall previous information from previous tutor sessions.

Teerath (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Mike is really friendly, approachable and easy to get on with. He brings lessons alive, which my son loves, very much his style of learning. My son really enjoys his lessons with Mike. He is very inspiring and provides a very focus and creative way to learn and understand key topics.

Michael (Mr)

5/5 Rating

We are very pleased with Mike`s methods of teaching so far and are already seeing positive results in our daughters grades. We would definitely recommend Mike.

Teresa (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Mike is friendly & reassuring & has a wealth of knowledge & lots of imaginative methods to enable better understanding from the start. We are very happy to have found him, many thanks

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