Institute of Education, University of London
Business & Economics 14-19
British Council, Malaysia
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
Pass B (1998)
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Information about Christina
I qualified to teach Business & Economics (PGCE 14-19) at UCL, Instititue of Education, in 2002. Prior to that I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and lectured in Business & Accounting at Middlesex University Business School.
Why choose me as your tutor? I really enjoy teaching and getting to know my students - finding out what their learning barriers are, how to challenge them and how to make them as passionate about Business & Economics as I am.
But the comments that make me most proud from parents and students are how I have restored confidence and self esteem in students who had gained Us in their mocks and now believe in themselves again.
Availability: I prefer to teach face to face, especially if a student has learning difficulties, however, with Covid cases rising locally, Ive started teaching online in December and will review this in January.
My living room is set up to be very Covid safe with a 1.5m long table, and students enter through my garden and straight to their seat via French windows. I use a flip chart at a distance from the student. Happy to teach online if preferred - I currently use the Learn Cube platform.
If youre in the Sixth Form or retaking, I have availability during the day as tutoring is my only job so I can fit in around your free lessons.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I helped 2 students prepare for the October 2020 A Level retakes and both gained As, having been assessed as C & E grades by their teachers.
My students have all been successful, making at least 2 grades of progress (depending on their starting point when they come to me & how long I teach them for). In 2019, over half my Business A Level students gained A or A* grades. However, I am very straight talking and sometimes advise students to drop/change subjects if they are not making progress or relating to a subject.
The financial and maths elements can be challenging. I aim to improve students understanding and confidence. Essay writing skills include focussing on the demands of the question, understanding context and application and constructing logical chains of argument using structuring techniques.
All sessions are bespoke, depending on the needs of the student. So the first session is free so that I can gauge the level and learning style of the student. I am particularly good at spotting learning difficulties and advising on how to access assessments and support.
I spend a lot of time preparing individual lessons & marking students homework (included in the hourly fee).
I am experienced in helping students to make choices at transition times such as Year 9, 11, 12 & 13. I have also helped parents to apply for SEN referrals with their local authority and to access learning support within school.
The current A Levels are tough and I keep up to date with Business & Economics - Ive attended Tutor2u events for Business & Economics teachers in 2018 & 2020, the AQA Business Examiners feedback training on the 2018 exams and in November 2019 I attended Aiming for an A in Edexcel Business with Hodder Education.
I taught in schools for over 8 years and achieved excellent results. I have been an Assistant Director of Sixth Form and an Assistant Headteacher. Ive also enjoyed roles based outside schools, working with vulnerable groups including young offenders, children in care and permanently excluded young people.
Ive been tutoring since May 2017 and now its my only income.
I grew up in Liverpool and left in 1988; Ive also lived in the US and Malaysia. Im sociable with a good sense of humour so I can usually relate well to students and build rapport quickly.
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Christina has been an excellent choice of tutor for A level business studies
Christina has been helping my son with his A Level Business. She is so thorough and knowledgeable with a lovely easy going personality making the tutor sessions enjoyable and very progressive. She is very thoughtful about a student`s individual needs and has the ability to make the sessions interesting and engaging. I wish we had found Christina sooner! Highly recommend.
Christina has been tutoring my daughter KS3 maths for almost a year now. She took time to get to know my daughter`s strengths and weaknesses and adapt lessons to her particular learning needs and has been endlessly patient and encouraging. I can highly recommend her as a tutor.
Christina has been excellent from the beginning. She knows her subject well and identified immediately changes that could be made to enable better understanding
My daughter thoroughly enjoys every tutoring session with Christina, she`s comes out with a beaming smile and is so enthusiastic to complete the homework that Christina sets to the best of her ability. Christina teaches her subject with such passion, in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Christina has been a massive help to my daughter as she approaches her A Level business exam. She has helped her both on content and technique and her lessons have been engaging relevant and on point. Christina comes highly recommended from us.
Christina is a great tutor and has provided exactly the type of introduction to Economics we were hoping for. She tailors lessons to my son`s requested topics, but also guides him in thinking about areas he may be overlooking.
Christina has tutored my son for 6 months for his Business A Level. Christina is an extraordinary teacher and is very knowledgeable. She has given practical advice on how to tackle the subject matter and revise for the exam. Most importantly she has given my son the self-belief and confidence to succeed. We thoroughly recommend Christina!
I needed a tutor to help me re take my A level Business Studies
I have been seeing Christina for over 6 weeks and she has really helped me develop my exam technique and enforced my knowledge and understanding of business studies and has prepared me really well for my re take
I would highly recommend Christina
Christina has been hugely helpful to my daughter in the last few weeks before her A level Business exam. I wish we had found her sooner