General Teaching Council (GTC)
QTS Secondary science (with Chemistry)
University of Manchester
Secondary Science with Chemistry specialism
University College London (University of London)
Information about Cathy
As a former Head of Chemistry at a top-rated school as well as a current A-level examiner, I am a well qualified, experienced and successful Chemistry teacher. Having recently stepped back from full-time teaching, I have some availability for tutoring.
I am offering both on-line tutoring and in person tutoring (equipped with ppe) with the student and their family dictating the preferred delivery.
Availability: I have availability for the academic year 2021-22 for those studying with AQA.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: As a parent of 3 teenage children, I appreciate that the decision to employ a private tutor is a significant financial commitment. As such, I work diligently to meet each student`s needs, to prepare well for each tutorial and to provide plenty of high quality resources and past paper questions. All of my students have made genuine and sustained progress enabling them to achieve meaningful improvements in their grades, both at G.C.S.E and A-level. With many universities demanding high grades as part of their standard entry requirements, I appreciate how important academic success can be in securing a desired place. Accordingly, my many years of experience and insight as an A-level examiner ensures that I can offer detailed guidance in how to maximise those crucial marks.
My lessons and resources are tailored to the individual, allowing students to reach their potential. Having first identified problem areas, lessons focus upon increasing understanding and raising confidence. Once secure, the focus then turns to application based questions, which are the gateway to the highest grades. Students are gently encouraged to ask their own questions within a supportive and encouraging environment. Identifying and correcting errors is a key part of the learning process and very beneficial in terms of raising exam performance. Homework is set in the form of topic based past paper questions, with students being encouraged to self-mark in their own time as a way of gaining additional familiarity with exam phrasing and technique. Obviously, those students willing to undertake the additional work go on to make the most progress!
Feedback For Cathy (7)
Cathy is excellent experienced tutor. My daughter enjoying her tutoring. Cathy goes the extra mile to make sure all subjects covered. We highly recommend Cathy.
We have found Cathy to be an excellent chemistry tutor: knowledgeable, reliable, well-prepared and friendly. She has been a great help in supporting our daughter to achieve her goals in chemistry A level, and we would recommend her.
Cathy is a fantastic, highly knowledgeable and dedicated tutor. Cannot recommend her highly enough. She prepares scrupulously and her in depth knowledge of the A level syllabus requirements and marking system meant my son was fully prepared.
Cathy is a first-class tutor. Her knowledge of her subject and exam technique is second to none. Our son needs tuition as he is re-sitting his A level exams and we feel very blessed to have found Cathy and that she was available. She is extremely thorough and well prepared and seems determined to make sure that there are no gaps in our sons knowledge. Chemistry is such a complex and difficult subject and our son has found Cathys methods and structure to be invaluable. Cathy has helped him prepare all the groundwork and he now feels confident that he will achieve his predicted A grade. We cannon thank Cathy enough for her time and dedication it is very much appreciated.
Excellent tutor with great knowledge of specification, AQA content and very friendly:) would definitely recommend!
Cathy is a great tutor with a wealth of experience and very supportive.
Tutors Response :
Thank you very much for your kind words - it is much appreciated.
Cathy is very professional and approachable. Clearly knows her subject we are lucky to have her
Tutors Response :
Dear Pauline, Thank you very much for your kind words. Your feedback is very much appreciated.