Katherine (Tutor in Wincanton)
The Open University
Pgce secondary science
University College Cardiff
Information about Katherine
I started my career as an industrial chemist before retraining to become a teacher in 1998. Since then I`ve worked in mainstream and special schools delivering Chemistry to A level and all three sciences to GCSE. I have lots of experience with 1 : 1 tutoring and like working with pupils as individuals outside of the classroom.
Availability: Late afternoons, early evening on most days,Fridays all day after 10 am. Saturday mornings are possible.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Twenty years of experience of teaching science at KS3 and GCSE and Chemistry to A level including the position as Head of Chemistry.
Experience of working with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia and with Autistic children.
In addition to teaching I am an examiner for Edexcel for GCSE chemistry and have previously examined Chemistry A level.
Feedback For Katherine (3)
Very nice professional excellent tutor
My 14 year old daughter, who has been home educated from birth, is keen to take GCSE Chemistry. We want to cover most of the course ourselves, but have asked for Katherine`s support once per fortnight, mostly to help with practicals and when we get stuck. So far she has done 4 sessions with us. Katherine has been very flexible, and encouraging about my daughter wanting to take charge of her own learning. She developed an instant rapport with my unusual daughter, and always seems to understand what she wants to know, even if my daughter doesn`t explain herself clearly. My daughter really looks forward to her sessions with Katherine, and finds them very stimulating and satisfying. She is delighted that Katherine seems to relish being asked challenging questions,even when they are not relevant to the syllabus. She greatly respects that Katherine never bluffs - if she doesn`t know the answer, she admits it calmly, and usually finds out. We feel we are in really good hands, and are feeling much more confident about pursuing science qualifications outside the school system, and about the final stage of home education, which has always daunted us.
Katherine has been very helpful with exam technique and `going the extra mile` to see me before a test.
A very good teacher.