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Susan (Tutor in Lancaster)

Susan
Susan
Tutor
Lancaster, Lancashire
Feedback Score:
+31
Member Since: 23/11/2015
Last Login: 3 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 2 hours
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Qualifications

PhD
Lancaster University
Environmental Chemistry
Pass  (2012)
PGCE
University of Cumbria
Secondary Teaching Chemistry
Pass  (2012)
MSc
Lancaster University
Biological Sciences
Distinction  (2007)
BSc
Lancaster University
Biological Sciences
2:1  (2006)
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Rates summary: 20.00 to 30.00 per hour
Information about Susan

I have over 17 years experience working in the science field as a researcher, teacher and exam marker. I am passionate about my subject and enjoy passing on this enthusiasm and drive to the students I teach. I have spent 14 years in academia, publishing my work (two papers published in 2017 and another in 2018). I have ongoing links with local universities and can offer advice and support to prepare students for university life. I can provide guidance with my students UCAS applications, covering letters, interview skills and CV writing. I have 2 years experience marking the new A level specification.

Availability: I am available during the week in the evenings. I am also available part of the weekend.

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: I am qualified to teach biology and chemistry from GCSE to A level. I have 4 years experience in a secondary school where I have taught pupils in the age range 11-19. I have worked with mixed ability classes, highly able pupils and SEN students. I have been a private tutor for 5 years and have adapted well to the changes in the curriculum from each of the exam boards and have numerous resources to support my students. This year I am very proud of all my students who have excelled in their exams achieving above and beyond their target grades. My GCSE students have done exceptionally well with the new science curriculum and all have improved significantly from their mock results receiving results which range between 5-9 inclusive. All students who took the foundation combined science paper received levels 5-5 and levels ranged between 6-9 for the higher separate science papers. My AQA and OCR A level students all achieved the required grades to enter their first choice university (gaining A-C grades in biology and chemistry). I have experience teaching the current OCR, Ed excel and AQA specifications. I also teach the International Baccalaureate exam qualifications at higher and standard levels.

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Feedback For Susan (31)
We have a total of 31 review(s) for Susan.

Brian (Mr)
15/08/2019

5/5 Rating

Dr Susan is an excellent tutor! Our son was struggling with A Level Biology and was getting mainly grade Cs and the occasional D in his term tests and mocks. He knew his subject matter but just couldn`t articulate it sufficiently under test conditions. Dr Susan is not only well qualified academically but she is also an examiner/marker and understands exactly what is required by a student to pass an exam. Focussing on the statistics support element to Biology, along with exam technique and confidence building, after just 3 months of tuition our son achieved a grade B in his final A Level! We are so pleased with his result and much of this was down to Dr Susan - we highly recommend her to anyone who wants to see quick and substantial improvement in their child`s performance!


Gillian (Mrs)
19/06/2019

5/5 Rating

Susan is a very experienced and flexible tutor. We are delighted with the support she has provided for our son for his A level Chemistry and would highly recommend her.


Liz (Mrs)
19/04/2019

5/5 Rating

Very organised, professional and knowledgeable. Easy to contact through tutorhunt.


Siobhan (Mrs)
13/03/2019

5/5 Rating

Susan is calming incredibly knowledgeable and is building my daughters confidence, ability and knowledge prior to her A level perfectly, I can`t thank you enough. Siobhan Taylor


Qasim (Mr)
16/02/2019

5/5 Rating

had few session, really enjoyed.


Molly ()
13/02/2019

5/5 Rating

Friendly and knowledgeable tutor keeps up to date with any topics you have asked to cover and brings questions for you to do and marks them which is really helpful. Approachable and easy to work with.


Lisa (Mrs)
27/01/2019

5/5 Rating

Having never used a tutor site before, it was with a little apprehension that we decided to buy Dr Susan`s details...and we are so glad we did. She has been amazing at helping my daughter with GCSE level Chemistry and Physics. She is very clear and easy to understand with her explanations and always comes prepared. She is also very flexible with her time and if she is unable to come, she will let us know in advance and give us an option for another day or time if necessary. My daughter and I have been very grateful for her help (which she still receives) and know that her increased confidence in the subjects is certainly due to the help she`s received from Dr Susan.


Mohammed (Mr)
24/12/2018

5/5 Rating

Dr. Susan is one of the best Chemistry tutors that I studied with. she always explains the topic with methods that are very easy to understand and she always provide me with questions so I can practice more.


Vanessa (Mrs)
07/11/2018

5/5 Rating

An excellent tutor. We would highly recommend her.


Uzair (Mr)
29/09/2018

4/5 Rating

Although I have only had 3 lessons so far with Susan I can already say that she has been a great tutor. She is always punctual and organised. She knows what areas I need to work on and prepares work on that for next lesson so I am pleased that I chose her to tutor me.


Alex (Dr)
13/09/2018

5/5 Rating

Susan has been brilliant as a tutor; fantastic teaching both in biology (A Level) and chemistry(A level), really reliable and extremely pleasant. I would recommend her to anyone!


Ruth (Mrs)
01/09/2018

5/5 Rating

Susan supported my son with his A level Chemistry. He is very clear that he would not have got the A grade he required for university if it hadn`t been for her help. If you are lucky enough to have Susan tutoring your child, then you certainly won`t be disappointed. She is calm, professional, fabulously bright and a gifted teacher! I would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you so much Susan!


Renjith (Mr)
27/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Very positive feedback after the first lesson.


Cath/ Rosie (Mrs)
30/03/2018

5/5 Rating

Susan is lovely! Very professional but warm, kind and helpfu. She really knows her stuff assessed my daughter very quickly and then really focused on her needs. She is an examiner so is particularly useful in helping with exam technique. Easy to contact and very honest and trustworthy. I would highly recommend her.


Sally (Ms)
27/03/2018

5/5 Rating

Susan is an excellent tutor. She really knows how to explain things properly and moves at exactly the right pace for me. She`s also great at teaching exam technique and makes me feel like I can do it! I would highly recommend her.


Louise (Ms)
20/03/2018

5/5 Rating

Really quick contact after request for help with chemistry A level. Susan is reliable and organised, my daughter is very pleased with her help and tuition


Michelle (Mrs)
13/01/2018

5/5 Rating

Dr Susan is incredibly knowledgable in subject content and has insight and understanding of current exam requirements and knows what is required. Susan is supporting my daughter with Biology and Chemistry, in particular with exam technique, she has a fantastic way of imparting key information which is required and clearly articulates this in an engaging and personable way.


Ceridwen (Mrs)
20/12/2017

5/5 Rating

Dr. Susan is an excellent titor. My son is really enjoying working with her.


Maira (Mrs)
14/11/2017

5/5 Rating

Susan has been visiting my son for 3 weeks and she has already helped him to regain some confidence and improve his understanding of chemistry. The pace is right and the one to one tution is really beneficial to him - he is not afraid to ask questions. Susan is happy to cover specific topics but is also working with him to identify the areas he struggles with across the whole chemistry curriculum. Her support is really making a difference to his attitude.


Julie (Ms)
06/11/2017

5/5 Rating

Susan is unquestionably the best tutor we have ever met. After the first lesson my daughter said “she goes fast but slow enough for me to understand.” As a teacher myself I know that Susan is getting the balance exacty right. She is very professional but also puts our daughter at ease. Susan’s tuition has had a substantial impact on our daughter’s marks in chemistry and biology. We could not recommend Susan more highly.


Karen (Mrs)
06/11/2017

5/5 Rating


Excellent highly recommended!

Susan has been helping my daughter since August, and in this time she has helped her gained confidence and a better understanding of Chemistry & Physics ready for her GCSE’s.

Susan is very patient, understanding and is always organised with the lessons.


Alex (Dr)
05/11/2017

5/5 Rating

Very good explanation. Excellent feedback on set work.Reliable.
"Easy to keep up with."


Julia (Ms)
10/07/2017

5/5 Rating

Always punctual, very knowledgeable. Susan obviously knows her subjects very well and also helps a great deal with exam techniques. I would/ will not hesitate to use Susan again should my daughter decide to take science subjects at A level. At this time Susan has been in valuable helping my daughter study for her GCSE exams. my daughter entered these exams with increased confidence and a much better understanding of what was expected. Cannot rate highly enough, great with young people, and parents alike. extremely organised for each session.
Thank you Susan.
Happy to supply references.


Louise (Mrs)
22/04/2017

5/5 Rating

Susan has been coming to our house in Kendal for a few weeks now to help with gcse Science revision . Our son is bright, but struggles to focus and fully understand exam technique.
Susan has been really good at concentrating on past exam papers and questions, and helping our son to understand how questions are worded and the answers exam boards are looking for.
The one to one tutoring has really made a difference, and he even doesn`t mind sitting for an hour and a half revising science when his friends are out and about being teenagers!!
I can thoroughly recommend Susan as a tutor and we have booked several more lessons between now and the end of his exams.


Elizabeth (Mrs)
14/04/2017

4/5 Rating

Both my children found Susan very beneficial in the way she helped to identify what there weak areas were and how to improve them. By using Powerpoint she makes the sessions very interactive instead of just using text books.


Zoe (Ms)
19/03/2017

5/5 Rating

Susan, so far, has been a wonderful help to my Biology Alevel. Not only have we covered a lot of topics in just 2 session, we have gone through exam questions and been back over things already! (Just to make sure I get it!) My confidence has improved greatly and I feel able to start going through things on my own. Thank you!


Paula (Ms)
26/02/2017

5/5 Rating

Started working with Susan after we relocated and my daughter struggled with a different curriculum in her new school. Susan is reliable, knowledgeable and patient. My daughter really enjoys her lessons. They have built her confidence in and understanding of the subject. Really pleased so far. Many thanks Susan.


Lesley (Mrs)
12/01/2017

4/5 Rating

We have had one session with Susan so far which was helpful and constructive and we are hoping to see her on a regular basis.


Marion ()
22/12/2016

5/5 Rating

Excellent and very reliable


Jane (Mrs)
06/11/2016

5/5 Rating

Susan is punctual, fully prepared, has planned for the week ahead, is friendly, supportive, encouraging and clear in her tutoring. Hoping for great things this year in A level Biology !


Ruth (Mrs)
02/06/2016

5/5 Rating

Really fabulous. Was a tremendous help to my son for GCSE biology. Experienced teacher so knew how to get the information across well. Lovely person. Would highly recommend you use her.


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