Nottingham Trent University
PGCE Secondary, primary training included
Nottingham Trent University
Environment Studies and Business Administration
BSc Hons 2.1 (1999)
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Information about Susan
Self Employed Tutor
Please message on Tutorhunt.
All previous tutees improved their grades.
Area:- 20m radius Nottingham, UK.
A Registration *Finders Fee* Tutor
Please register with TutorHunt for contact details, then email, phone or msg with home address for tuition lessons.
Face to face at your home, or Skype lessons. 1hr tailored resources made for your student ..Each hour has +1h resources.
For lessons at home, we need a table, a notebook & pen.
Lessons are after registration with Tutorhunt.
Online is by Skype.
Super resources for Junior, KS3, GCSE, & A Level. A Level is directed learning if only 1hr weekly.
Catch up on learning, all ages especially 1hr English and Maths
Discounts on 1 or 2 hrs. Eng & Maths, 2Eng or 2Maths.
Discounts are for ongoing bookings same weekday, same time, same location, each week, paid in adv. Tutees to be available for all tuition all 4 weeks. Any doubts pse pay weekly initially.
If tuition is Skype, student books/Text books can be loaned & delivered.
Only Skype in bad weather.
Rates = 1 hr lesson & 1 weekly task commented on. Any additional is pro rata the hourly rate.
Hours 4pm-10.30pm, other hours e.g. before school or daytimes are possible.
Please pay by bank transfer, paypal invoice or cash. I have a 4 weeks or 4 lessons minimum (8 for online) as lesson times are reserved for you monthly or weekly.
NB for struggling tutees, continuous support is available.
Holidays Half Terms, Christmas, Easter pse advise in advance.
Any rescheduling illness etc may equal late evening tutor times. Last minute changes ie location, time = an extra hours fee.
Home lessons ... good health.
Home, Skype, Email or Phone tuition includes subject web-blogs and subject/topic website workpages.
Tuition is with a forward looking helpful tutor.
Tuition lessons are individually made for each student after discussing current progress...see Feedback.
Key Stage 2 SATs English & Maths
KS3 in English Lang. & Lit. Maths, Geography and History, Comb. Science
Year 10 & 11 GCSE in English Lang. English Lit. Economics, Maths, Geography, History, Combined Science, Business Studies, Economics.
A Level English Lang, English Lit, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Politics.
All exam boards (including iGCSE)
Fees are the usual area cost for all lessons.
I am a qualified teacher (QTS PGCE Secondary BSc Hons) i.e. I am qualified to teach any subject (excepting MFL/Music) to GCSE & my own subjects to Undergraduate level.
I have taught for a number of years in Nottm/Notts/Derbys schools.
I have Secondary School, Junior School and College teaching experience and have been tutoring for over 14 years.
I tutor groups please message for details.
*1 week minimum notice please*. 4 weeks if monthly in advance. 8 for online.
Cancellation refunds are by discretion. 50% fee if no rescheduling within 7 days. Twice in 4, 2nd =100%
If payment is monthly but additional hours are requested & added to the lesson time (ie. lesson & 1 email answer marked) then total hours are calculated.
An additional £10 fee for preparation and/or travel, may be incurred (unless the tutee has an unforseen problem). Also for marked work.
I offer Family discounts and shared tuition.
I can offer 2 subjects in one 1.30hr lesson GCSE and A Level.
For younger students I tutor SATs catch up and improvement Literacy and Numeracy at Key Stage 2.
I tutor boosting grades from Key Stage 2 and 3, 4 (GCSE) and A Level.
Fees & Terms
The minimum number of hourly lessons is 1hr lesson x 4 weeks. 4 lessons absolute min.
If 1 single lesson is requested at the outset. The Premium is from £60 to £90 depending on preparation time. 1hr30m or 2hrs.
If 4 hrs min are booked & only 1hr taken then premium plus prep time & admin & travel are added to cancellation fees.
Planning & Admin is included for 4 hrs min
Travel is charged over 20 miles
Homeschool Support each subject 2hrs weekly Texbook Learning & 1:1 = £70 2hrs + travel fee weekly. Email & Tailored subject blogs
*NB. Only two lessons or 1 week attracts a cancellation fee. Late notification of cessation of monthly continuation (which should be in the 3rd week) will attract a weeks fee while another student is engaged.
Non availability for lessons:- fees are waived if lessons are rescheduled with 24hr notice for the same week. Moving on a week by discretion. There are no refunds if the tutor has to advise non availability but rescheduling will be arranged
*In revision weeks, new ad hoc single lessons must be at weekends & min £60 for 2 hours to avoid inconveniencing existing students
*A Level tuition single lesson for retake planning are the fees plus £15 min 2 hours.
*Additional A Level essay assessments to the one per tuition lesson are £15.
Any communication with the tutor should be by email (+ text or phone message as an addition).
It is the responsibility of the Tutee or Tutee`s representative to determine & advise the tutees examination board details and ensure teacher assignment work details are correct ie essay titles. (Please ask school/college teachers for emails). Out of School - parents/guardians book exams
A copy is available in .pdf format.
It is the students responsibility to work hard towards & take the examinations and teacher assessments. Tutors do all they can to help boost grades, refunds are not made if the examination results are not improved or if assignments/teacher assessment grades are not as expected. Tutees must send regular work set by the tutor for comments or marking
Please note:- teaching organisations recommend 2.5 x the basic teaching salary converted to hours this equals £42.50 per hour
The rates charged here (including an hours work before the lesson time, & travel time), represent excellent value and are competitive.
I write resources & make web-blog subject `intranets with workpages. These resources are tailored on a one to one (or group) basis, they are provided for the students reference and study help for their subject and are free to use.
I check all subject specifications & find suitable textbook & online resources. I prepare topic individualised lesson plans and resources tailored to tutee needs. Marking is in the form of comments returned with improvements suggested to the set work.
Tutor info is the same as the Electoral Roll.
Availability: See the availabity list.
Alternatively, please contact for availability - most days and evenings are available depending on current students.
There are further discounts for 1.30 minute 2 hour and full half day tuition sessions.
Tutee availability & commitment
Please be available for all scheduled tuition lessons. Part lessons are not possible. Lessons are booked hourly
Tutees need to be available at home or on skype for booked lessons; skype please ensure the internet connection is ok 10m before the lesson.
Tutees need a notebook per subject and pen. Written work is essential. It is also necessary to have a calculator preferrably a scientific calculator for GCSE subjects (and above) plus a ruler, protractor and compass.
Written answers to questions set (weekly if qualification subjects) should be sent to the tutor by email or Skype photos. During tuition it will be necessary to show written answers.
The tutee must commit to the tuition process and for qualification subjects this includes one piece of written work between tuition lessons.
It may be necessary to buy textbooks or revision guides in addition to tuition fees.
Group tuition is possible for revision.
Full half days are bookable at £75.00 for just one half day 9am-1.00pm to check there are no gaps in school or college teaching, to help sort notes and to revise. (Representing 25% discount). This fee can be shared, maximum students 5 to a group.
The half day is also available for ESL. It is possible to book a library room or zoom and hold a shared tuition half day for 5+ students - payment to be discussed.
Availability consideration if only a single lesson is required.
Single lessons (no ongoing weekly lessons) are the hourly rate plus £15 and it is preferable for these to be in the daytime so ongoing student times are not used for single lessons.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: I qualified in 2000 as a mature student seeking a second career and taught in Local Education Authority Schools.
I tutor all subjects shown at all levels. My business is recognised as self employment by the Inland Revenue. I also give advice on small business setups and basic accounts.
I have Teaching Experience in Notts, Derbys and Leics schools.
I passed a Return To Teaching Course in 2007-8, teaching Maths with the Literacy Matters Company the course is Referenced and Certificated and the Certificate states the following:-
This is to certify that
QTS PGCE BSc Hons
";Has successfully completed a TDA funded, Secondary, Return to Teaching Course";
The Qualification is in addition to and updates QTS and PGCE Secondary, it Covers and Certificates the following elements:
National Strategy Professional Standards for Teachers
Ofsted National Curriculum & 14 19 Curriculum
Every Child Matters
Improving the Climate for Learning
Classroom/ Behaviour and School Management
Designing and Planning Lessons
SEN code of Practice
Cross Curricular Links
It also includes the successful completion of a ten day school placement, including modern methods of teaching (Maths and ICT)
Self evaluation and career progression.
I have taught in LEA schools and briefly on supply in a Private School.
Currently as well as tutoring, I am researching Synthetic and Analytic Phonics for primary students and catchup readers to make them more accessible at all levels from Keystage 1 to Secondary School (Key Stage 4 catchup and ESOL) plus I am working on similar programmes for Maths catchup and creating resources for A Level subjects particularly Business Studies. I make subject `intranets` too.
I have 20 years experience in Admin in Finance and Industry.
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Feedback For Susan (21)
Very good and professional. Appreciate our situation is not a common one, but very good at adapting and helping us. Thank you.
We are delighted to have found Sue to tutor our daughter in English and Maths, KS3 level. Sue has a wealth of knowledge, resources and experience. Coupled with her teaching style we would highly recommend. Reliable, Professional and Informative.
Tutors Response :
Mrs. Susan tutored my son , who has fallen behind in his English (GCSE) ,during last 2 months and she has been very patient , dedicated and proactive. she adapted quickly to see what type of activities worked best for my son and used different methods to help him improve. Thank you Mrs. Susan , I highly appreciate your efforts. Highly recommend.
Tutor very knowledgeable and polite thank you for your help Susan.
Very personable and informative with a flexible approach
Sue has a lovely bubbly warm personality. She comes prepared for each session and is accommodating to our needs. My daughter is currently studying English and Geography with Sue at G.C.S.E level. I would recommend giving Sue call if you are considering home tutoring. The convenience of someone coming home is a bonus. It gives my daughter has more time after school to relax & prep for her session, rather than traveling back and forth. Highly recommend Sue :)
Susan was very professional, prompt and reliable. She tutored our daughter in her first year of A level Business Studies and made a big difference to her knowledge levels and confidence. So much so that her school teachers increased her predicted grade at the end of year 1 and she did achieve a great A level grade.
Tutors Response :
Thank you. All the best for the future.
Great tutor my daughter really enjoyed her hours lesson, very informative and would highly recommend
Needed a tutor for son due to do a`levels this year,site gave me plenty of choice. Due was good choice,she is punctual and reliable,she is experienced and has very useful knowledge to share on the examiners process . She has also given our son practice questions and been flexible as to what they do each session .
She is really a good teacher. She comes little bit early and spends time with the tutee and explains nice and clearly. Hope my daughter gets good marks and should move to higher grade.
Susan was always punctual and communicated well with us. Shes very friendly and approachable and my son got on well with her and I feel he was receptive to the techniques she gave him for his exams. She taught him what the examiners are looking tor which I dont think hed had at school. We are still waiting for his exam results so fingers crossed!
Susan has always been easy to talk to and understand my sons needs. She has always arrived a couple of minutes early and has been happy to use her own time to share information at the end of session. I am happy to give positive feedback as it is deserved.
Very pleased with Susan
Susan is extremely helpful and has developed a positive relationship with our son. Early days, 3 week in. Her communication is excellent and she links in with school to enable learning. No results from exams yet, and that is the only reason we have not given a 5.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your positive feedback.
A lovely lady and a great tutor. Thank you for supporting my daughter
Really happy with our new tutor, she`s friendly and approachable and knowledgeable in her subject making learning fun.
Tutors Response :
Hi Joanne, Thanks for a super view. Sue, Tutor
very helpful and well prepared tutor
Lovely and perfect tutor.
I would highly recommend her to anyone, she is brilliant.
She`s very punctual and very polite and above all she`s excellent in teaching. I will recommend her to any serious students.