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Sinead

Sinead
Sinead
Tutor
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Feedback Score:
+17
Member Since: 24/05/2018
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

My Qualifications

BA
The University of Gloucestershire
Film Production
N/A  (2019)
A Level
The Thetford Academy Sixth Form
English Literature
A*  (2016)
A Level
The Thetford Academy Sixth Form
Film Studies
A*  (2016)
A Level
The Thetford Academy Sixth Form
Art
A*  (2016)
AS LEVEL
The Thetford Academy Sixth Form
Psychology
A  (2015)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
English Language
A*  (2014)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
Art
A*  (2014)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
Religious Studies
A*  (2014)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
Maths
A*  (2014)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
Further Additional Science
A*  (2014)
BTec
The Thetford Academy
Drama / Performing Arts
D* (A* equivalent)  (2014)
BTec
The Thetford Academy
ICT
D (A equivalent)  (2014)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
Additional Science
A  (2014)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
Resistant Materials
A  (2014)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
English Literature
A  (2013)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
Additional Science
A  (2013)
GCSE
The Thetford Academy
General Science
A  (2012)

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PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Art£37£37£37£37-£37
Basic Skills£37£37£37---
Biology£37£37£37---
Card Making-----£37
Chemistry£37£37£37---
Creative Writing£37£37£37£37-£37
Design And Craft£37£37£37--£37
Design And Technology£37£37£37--£37
Drama£37£37£37--£37
Drawing£37£37£37£37-£37
English£37£37£37£37-£37
Extended Project Qualification-£37£37---
Film Making-£37£37£37-£37
Handwriting£37£37----
Humanities£37£37----
Maths£37£37£37--£37
Media£37£37----
Painting£37£37£37£37-£37
Personal Statements--£37£37£37£37
Physics£37£37£37---
Psychology£37£37£37£37-£37
Religious Studies£37£37£37---
Sat£37£37----
Science£37£37£37--£37
Scrapbooking-----£37

Information about Sinead

I have top grades across my GCSEs and A Levels. I am passionate about helping others and working with young people who I believe all have a lot of potential but sometimes just need some extra guidance or new ways to think about their subjects.

Availability: I tutor weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays.

Currently booking in students for the end of the school year and/or over the summer holidays as required.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: Started tutoring in 2017. I have strong communication skills as well as being very considerate and caring.
I have also received an enhanced DBS check.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Sinead (17)

We have a total of 19 review(s) for Sinead.

Maud (Mrs)
09/06/2023

5/5 Rating

Sinead provided tutoring lesson for my daughter ahead of her GCSEs (foundation combined science). All lessons were online. Sinead has never cancelled a lesson, was always on time and tried her best to accommodate if we needed to change the date or the time of the lesson. Closer to the GCSEs Sinead also offered extra lessons which was greatly appreciated. Sinead regularly gave me feedback and advice. My daughter really enjoyed her lessons, gained confidence, understood science much better and certainly had all the support she needed to achieve the predicted grade. I highly recommend Sinead.


Emy (Mrs)
07/03/2023

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had online tutor sessions with Sinead for a while for GCSE Chemistry. It is extremely helpful that SInead can also tutor in Physics and Biology as this means that my daughter has been able to be flexible with asking for help depending on what she was finding difficult. My daughter finds the sessions very helpful and she finds Sinead easy to get on with. Her grades in Chemistry have gone from a 5 to a 7 (sometimes 8) and she is feeling far more confident in her science subjects now.


Sarah (Ms)
25/09/2022

3/5 Rating

Sinead was very friendly and helpful at the start, she agreed to teach 3 different subjects alternating yet she then decided this wasn’t working. We were also a little late for a couple of sessions but we paid for her time and yet she still complained and we cancelled twice with plenty of time, one for a holiday and one for sickness. We were then told, without notice that she would no longer teach my son, such a shame, we now have to look for a new tutor to help.

Tutors Response :

In the five years I have been tutoring this is just the second time (as far as I can recall!) that I have cancelled all sessions with a student. It is not something I ever want to do, and certainly not something I would ever do without good reason.

Across a period of ten weeks, Sarah cancelled three of our sessions. Our very first booking was cancelled, and then two other sessions in just the last few weeks were cancelled too.

I totally understand the occasional cancellation, but multiple cancellations in a short space of time is not ideal for myself nor the student. All of my other students attend their weekly sessions and only cancel when absolutely necessary from time to time. Ultimately, it is not fair for me to hold a weekly slot for a student who does not consistently attend.

The cancellations, however, were not the sole reason for ending sessions with Sarah. In the sessions that were attended, there were unfortunately multiple instances of lateness, cutting down important learning time for the student, as well as keeping me waiting around for an indefinite amount of time without warning. For one two-hour session, the student was over an hour late. Over the next few weeks the student was over twenty minutes late to multiple hour long sessions, again without warning. I have no issue at all with a few minutes lateness, but having to wait over twenty minutes across just a few weeks feels disrespectful to me and my work.

When I brought up the issue of lateness with Sarah she questioned how lateness could impact me when I am still being paid. I was upset by this because, to me, regardless of whether I am paid or not, I do not believe it is fair to have to wait for twenty minutes or more for a student to attend their session. I am also not comfortable with a client paying for full sessions when the student is only receiving tuition for less than forty minutes.

In regards to the mention of three subjects, this is not why I ceased sessions with Sarah. When we first started tuition we had two hours a week which was sufficient to cover three subjects, but from September Sarah reduced sessions to one hour a week, which I expressed was not ideal for covering three subjects. I spoke to the student and was informed last week that everyone agreed it would be best to focus on one subject. Thus, when ceasing sessions with Sarah (due to the frequent cancellations and lateness) it was my personal recommendation that the student would benefit from multiple hours a week with a future tutor if they were still wanting to cover more than one subject.

When I informed Sarah that I think it would be best to cease tutoring, it was a week and three days before our next booked session. I can appreciate that cancelling all sessions is frustrating, but I apologised for any inconvenience and wished Sarah the best in finding another tutor promptly. In all of our communications I have always been my usual friendly, patient, polite and helpful self.


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