Institute of Education, University of London
MA: 19th Century Literature
BA (hons) Politics and International Relations
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Information about Donna
I am proud to say that I have been a teacher of Politics, Sociology and Psychology for 22 years. I still feel very blessed to be doing a job that I love.
The COVID pandemic resulted in the necessity of me supporting my students online and I now find myself fully conversant with this mode of tutoring and offer this option too.
I have been an examiner for a number of years; AQA and Edexcel, for Politics, Sociology and Psychology. I have seen the benefits of my experiences, in this context, with my students all attaining top grades; both in the traditional classroom and those students that I tutor.
Availability: With the option of online tutoring, my availability is much more flexible; times, only, need to be negotiated.
All students that accept me/and whom I accept, are scheduled for the agreed weekly dates/times.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have undertaken two postgraduate certificates of education; the first, for teaching Politics and Sociology at Further Education Level (often adult learners or disengaged teenagers), the second, for teaching aforementioned subjects and Psychology within a secondary school level.
I have, in my 22 years of teaching, assumed many roles and responsibilities that I believe enhance my ability to effectively tutor on a one-to-one basis; either in person or remotely. For example, I have been Subject Leader, Pastoral Leader, Key Stage 4 and 5 Coordinator and Leadership Teacher for Accelerated learning.
I have been privately tutoring for nearly 6 years on this site and others; this site for the last 3 years. Please see my feedback for your reference.
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Feedback For Donna (19)
Donna has been very helpful and gone out of her way to source extra material to help my daughter with her exam preparations.
Donna has given my daughter exceptional help and support in the first year of her degree. Donnas excellent knowledge across many disciplines, such as Politics, Sociology and Psychology has helped my daughter tremendously across different modules this term and as a result her confidence has seriously improved. Thank you Donna!
Donna is a very committed tutor who goes above and beyond in support of her students . She has a very motivating style and approach . Very pleased .
I have been so lucky to have found Donna. as she has been so.supportive in Catherine`s learning and also so approachable. Donna has been doing some revision work in A level Psychology with Catherine for her resit and given short time scale involved Catherine is already feeling much more positive and confident. It is lovely to see. Donna really knows her subject well. I cannot recommend Donna enough! Mary
From the moment that Donna came to our house, our son really liked her. She teaches both Politics and psychology at A level, is an excellent tutor friendly helpful and kind, and really knows her stuff. She also makes the subjects interesting, and Joel has come on leaps and bounds in both subjects since she has been teaching him. Anyone who is looking for a tutor for these subjects should look no further. She is an absolute star!!! Shelley Hart
Being an external candidate during these unprecedented times has been very stressful but Donna has helped with so much in order to give me a grade in A Level Psychology. She made me feel comfortable with her chatty but informative teaching style, leaving room to ask questions. The level of preparation and effort put in before and during the session was exceptional and I`ve appreciated the dedication to me in this short period of time. I was excited to receive feedback from Donna and replies were quick! I highly recommend Donna as a Psychology tutor.
Donna has worked really well with my son. He looks forward to the sessions as she makes them interesting and he is fully engaged when there. His confidence has been boosted and I would have no hesitation in recommending Donna.
Donna builds a good relationship with her students, and remains structured in her approach.
My son has found Donna to be a very friendly tutor who has helped him get to grips with how to tackle Psychology exam questions, whereas before he was struggling with where to start! Nothing is too much trouble as she loves tutoring!
Donna has just started to tutor my daughter, who is in lower sixth, as unfortunately my daughter was in desperate need of a complete brush up on what she has been taught in school so far. Donna has a real passion and commitment, she is positive, encouraging, extremely organised and always armed with many study resources. My daughter and I would highly recommend Donna to anyone needing an A Level Politics tutor.
Hi,my name is Ernestina and I am a undergraduate social science student.
I have met Donna through tutor hunt because I needed help to improve my essays and upgrade my work to a next level.
I am really pleased with the results that I have achieved last term thanks to the personalized help and the effective ways that Donna has designed her tuitions lessons for me. She is very patient and professional as a tutor and very caring as person. I am definitely planning to keep Donna as my tutor and I highly recommend her.
Tutors Response :
My absolute pleasure,Tina. Give your daughter a cuddle from me.
So far Donna has been fantastic, Im feeling very optimistic that she can fill the gaps in exam technique for my daughter and help her to achieve her potential. Im so pleased we found her !
Tutors Response :
Thank you! My pleasure
Words fail me when I think of Donna, her dedication to her job as a tutor, her thorough preparation for each lesson and general conscientious attitude to tutoring her subject is second to none. I have been using Tutor Hunt for a number of years now for various subjects and levels but never have I found a rare gem like Donna. I can`t wait to get back here after the final exams to let you know what Donna`s student, my niece achieves. What I can say, is that I am quietly confident at the moment ........ Rose
Fantastic Teacher, experienced and gets straight to the point. Helped out alot in the run up to exams. Very encouraging and increased my motivation to work drastically.
I would recommend her for students.
Excellent tutor. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her sociology lessons as Donna is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to engage with her tutees, she structures lessons according to their specific needs and is a warm, friendly and approachable person. I would highly recommend her to friends and family
Donna is an amazing tutor. She is organised and well prepared for all sessions and is willing to maintain communication between sessions to allow my daughter to send her work to mark. My daughter finds her passionate about her teaching which makes her sessions engaging and enjoyable. My daughter is more confident with her subjects and I feel will do well at the end of the year.
Donna took my daughter from a U in her A level mock Sociology exam to a B in the real exam a few months later. She was fantastic, I can`t compliment her highly enough. She was friendly and approachable and an exceptional teacher, whose knowledge of the subject and ability to teach that subject was perfect. Her classes were structured for my daughter. I highly would recommend Donna to anyone struggling.
Excellent tutor who has helped my daughter with her A Levels Govt & Politics tremendously. The lessons are so well structured in advance and my daughter`s confidence levels have risen in only a few lessons. We need more tutors at this level Tutor Hunt!!
Met Donna today my daughter had her 1st hour with her ,she really is a lovely lady made Daisy feel at ease very helpful she gives me great confidence that she can really help Daisy , Daisy feels more confident even after one hour , feel thankful to have found her