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Harrogate, Yorkshire
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Member Since: 10/04/2015
Last Login: 5 days ago
Response Rate: 90%
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My Qualifications

University of Reading
Secondary Science PGCE
Pass  (1996)
The University of Manchester
2:2  (1990)
A Level
Stockport Grammar School
A  (1987)
A Level
Stockport Grammar School
A  (1987)
A Level
Stockport Grammar School
B  (1987)

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Information about Jacqui

I am a full time tutor specialising in A level Biology and GCSE Science. Tuition may be face to face for local students but for the majority of students will be online via zoom. One to one lessons and small group Biology Booster sessions for year 12 and 13 AQA Biology students looking to improve revision and exam techniques to increase grades. My one to one spaces are all now fully booked until May / June 2022. I have one or two spaces in the Biology Booster small group sessions which are proving to be very effective for revision and exam preparation and more cost effective for parents.

I have been a teacher of Science and Biology for several years in schools in York and Harrogate and a full time tutor for the last 6 years. I offer face to face tuition, online tuition via zoom and small group revision sessions covering content and exam techniques. Prior to this I was in industry and have always enjoyed the challenge of making Science relevant to students in terms of everyday applications and technological progress.

For the last 16 years I have also been an A level Biology and GCSE examiner for AQA. This enables me to help students with understanding specification content, revision and study skills and most importantly, exam technique - how to answer those really tricky questions! I am up to date in teaching new specification Biology A level for AQA, OCR and Edexcel Salters courses. I have also taught GCSE Science AQA, OCR Gateway and Edexcel IGCSE courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

All recent students have achieved at or above expected levels, most being able to opt for their first choice university courses.

Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7.30 am - 8.30 pm
Tuesdays 7.30 am - 4.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am -1.00 pm

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I taught Science to GCSE and A level Biology, along with A level Vocational Science and Health and Social Care for 7 years in schools in York and Harrogate.

I have worked as an examiner for AQA for 15 years, marking A level Biology and GCSE Science papers. More recently I have marked the new Biology A level specification exams so am familiar with the level of knowledge, Maths skills, application required and essay techniques.

I have now been tutoring full time for 6 years, mainly A level Biology and GCSE Science. I am experienced in tutoring AQA, OCR and Edexcel SNAB specifications at A level and all exam boards at GCSE including IGCSE Sciences.

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Feedback For Jacqui (27)

We have a total of 27 review(s) for Jacqui.

Jowita (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui has only been my daughters tutor for a few months but she wishes we found her sooner. She really helped explain things my daughter didn’t understand in a much better way and she always came out of her lessons so happy that she finally understands, as she was finding biology very hard. Thanks to Jacqui, she went into her exams this year feels much more confident and feeling positive about achieving good results. I would highly recommend her to anyones son or daughter.

Arindam (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui helped my daughter so much with her Biology. Before she used to find the subject boring but felt more ready with knowledge and able to tackle questions better after being tutored by her. Jacqui also gives extensive practice of questions, I am told. Thanks Jacqui.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the feedback. Your daughter has been a pleasure to tutor within the group sessions and has actioned many of the exam techniques that we discussed within the group Here`s hoping for the best news on results day in August. Please keep me posted Many thanks, Jacqui

Jobada (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui has been tutoring my daughter for her Biology A Levels. She is a very confident tutor who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. It is evident that she is immersed in the specification as she ensures she knows everything back to front and my daughter is able to ask her questions knowing she will get an answer that is specific to her A level. Jacqui has been very helpful in identifying gaps in my daughters learning and guiding her with tips on how to bridge the gaps. Jacqui is always well equipped for her lessons and has provided lots of resources to assist. She goes out of her way to support her students. She ensures that my daughter has understood the topics and if not she will try a different teaching approach until She gains a better understanding. I would definitely recommend Jacqui to anyone looking for an skilled and experienced tutor in Biology.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the feedback Jobada. It has been a pleasure to work with your daughter over the last few weeks and I sense a big improvement in confidence during this time. Fingers crossed that all the hard work pays off when she receives her grades in August.

Martin (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui helped my daughter out at very short notice. The tuition on Inheritance was really targeted and really well put across. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jacqui. Thank you.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the feedback - hope the `intense catch up lessons` on inheritance helped.
Best wishes

Joanne- (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jackie is a fantastic tutor who has really help our son with his exam technique and understanding

John (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui is a fantastic tutor, very knowledgeable on the syllabus and exam strategy. She was able to assess our needs very quickly and come up with an effective plan. Proof may be partly in the outcome with results next month - but we were very impressed, very happy and very appreciative. Thanks so much for everything Jacqui.

Sajina (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui has been teaching my daughter A level biology for a few months now and she is an excellent teacher, my daughter enjoys her lessons and feels it has helped her a lot.

Daniel (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great friendly tutor. Explained things thoroughly and improved my grade

Jenny (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui has really helped my daughter with her A level Biology. She has sent through lots of material and the lessons have been well prepared. She is friendly and I`d recommend her without reservation.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the lovely feedback Jenny. It has been a pleasure to work with your daughter and I absolutely admire her determination and resilience. I look forward to hearing from you on A level results day.

Paula (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Fab tutor. Very helpful, organised, efficient, punctual and knowledgable. The lessons were online due to Covid, but still worked well and teaching was adapted to ensure that my daughter gained the most from the lessons. I`d have no hesitation in using again in the future if required. Thoroughly recommend.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback Paula. It has been a pleasure to work with your daughter and see the increase in confidence and academic achievement over several months. She has regularly surprised me (and herself on some occasions), demonstrating a logical approach in her biology, especially when we link topics to everyday scenarios that she can relate to more easily. Super progress :)

Tamsin (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I`ve really enjoyed my sessions with Jacqui. She`s really helped me to enjoy the subject, as the 1:1 sessions were a very different approach to the school teaching, and I found she made biology A-level much more accessible. She has amazing resources and was always offering help and support.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for choosing me as you A level Biology tutor. I have very much enjoyed working with you and admire the attention to detail and resilience demonstrated throughout what has been a challenging year. I look forward to hearing from you on results day. Until then have a well earned summer break

Aqib (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui tutored my son via online lessons, at the outset of COV-id, for A-level in Biology. The lessons were engaging and well planned. Jacqui was able to accommodate the lessons as per my son’s requirements on the topics he needed to focus on. My son has benefited from the lessons and I highly recommend Jacqui as a tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback. Your son has been an outstanding student and I sincerely hope all the hard work pays off so that he gains his place at med school.

Lizzie (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui has been a wonderful A level Biology tutor for our Y13 daughter. The sessions with Jacqui have really helped her to understand the content and required techniques more clearly so she is much better prepared for her ongoing subject assessments - and is getting much better grades! Our daughter`s overall A level prediction has increased by 2 grades since she started working with Jacqui - approx 7 sessions - and this is all as a result of the tutoring. Jacqui regularly provides our daughter with useful subject resources for her revision. Jacqui is well prepared, punctual, and very professional. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend her.

philip (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor has really motivated my daughter. Many thanks

hafidha (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jaqui is a good teacher. She helped my son in his predicted grades exam in a short time.

Moz (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui has recently tutored my son for his A Level Biology. She proved to be highly experienced and knowledgeable in teaching the subject as well as very professional in her approach to teaching, providing clear and relevant exam technique directions. My son immediately benefitted from Jacqui`s sessions, which was excellent. She is firm in offering high quality teaching, yet very flexible and approachable to ensure my son`s needs were met. I highly recommend her.

Beryl (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui is an extremely supportive, organised and helpful tutor who clearly has the young people`s goals at heart. Her preparative work is excellent and she supports and challenges students in equal measure. We most definately would recommend her.

Sl (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui is a lovely lady, very likeable from the first minute you meet her and her excellent subject knowledge and passion and enthusiasm for what she teaches come across immediately. She has been tutoring my daughter in Biology A Level for 4 months so far and has made a massive difference to my daughter`s confidence and she looks forward to her lesson every week. Jacqui is very thorough and her lessons are accessible and engaging because she makes them clear and understandable with her excellent knowledge of the syllabus. She is also helping my daughter with her exam technique and uses some excellent revision resources that my daughter finds extremely useful. As the parent and my daughter as pupil we would both recommend Jacqui 100% and wish we had found her sooner.

Dhamaya (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I requested Jacqui to tutor my son a month before his exams. She was able to find his weak areas, focus on those, improve his answering technique and has extremely useful revision question sheets with answers. She is an excellent teacher. Wish we had found her sooner.

Alice (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui has been so helpful! She has tutored me well and continues to do so for A level Biology. Her work has helped me improve my knowledge and exam techniques for the forth coming exams and I would recommend her for any student studying A level Biology!

Marianne (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui is an excellent tutor and has made such a great difference in a short time. She has helped with my daughter confidence in biology, who is currently one of the top in her class. Very knowledgeable and engaging lessons that my daughter looks forward to every week. Jacqui is very thorough and explains everything in a clear and easy to understand manner, and has excellent knowledge of the syllabus and we are sure that with her continued help, my daughter will get the A that she needs. We are very happy with her teaching style and can highly recommend.

Elaine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We are very pleased so far with Jamie`s progress towards his IGCSE Chemistry, and he has settled into a routine working with Jacqui - we are hoping for good results!

Catherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jacqui is a wonderfully likeable lady who made Biology and Chemistry fun, accessible, clear and understandable for my daughter who looked forward to lessons with her. She is a brilliant teacher, all the positive adjectives apply and we are very lucky to have found her. Unhesitatingly recommended 100% !

Sharon (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I would recommend Jacqui for A level biology tuition. My daughter finds her teaching style very helpful.

Caroline ()

5/5 Rating

Rachael is so pleased with her sessions with Jacqui. Thankyou

Emma (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We only had time to visit Jacqui once but in that session, she helped to improve my daughter`s confidence greatly. Afterwards, Jacqui provided a huge amount of support in the form of revision notes. We would recommend her highly and wouldn`t hesitate to visit her again in future.

Farah-Naz (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Absolutely brilliant

Teaches my son to A level biology and has a good balance of rapport and strictness.

Knows her subject very well indeed and has engendered a confidence in my son that he was lacking. She has taught him how to pay attention to detail and give better answers to questions enabling him to lift his grade

Would recommend very much

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