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Information about Amanda
I aim to teach students to understand concepts rather than learn by rote. - Qualified teacher and examiner. - Many students go onto medicine, vetmed and dentistry. - Prepare students for 13+, 11+ and scholarships: Westminster, Habs, QE Boys, Latymer, St Albans, Oundle, Bedford Modern and Kimbolton: for students outside the UK and UK based.
During lesson we look at exam questions and examiners reports to highlight the skills and knowledge needed to attain the top grades. I use exam papers to identify areas of weakness so we can then work on specific skills or topics. We can then revise topics and make revision materials.
Having dyslexia myself means I can help dyslexic students learn techniques to help them with both revision and accessing information on the exam papers.
Availability: I tutor weekends, evenings and during the day, although I am full at weekends at the moment I do have spaces in the week
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I`m a qualified teacher and examiner with 21 years experience. I presently work part time in a school in Hertfordshire teaching A level biology. I have worked with AQA and Edexcel as an examiner and moderator. This has allowed me to gain a good understanding of the exam requirements.
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Feedback For Amanda (20)
Amanda is an excellent tutor. Friendly, caring and is very supportive of our daughters struggles with parts of chemistry
Very good tutor. Amanda has a kind demeanour and is very good at explaining tricky scientific concepts. Amanda has good knowledge of the exams, as an examiner herself, which is really useful when teaching the students good exam technique.
My son has had a few lessons with Amanda now. Its been a very tough couple of years for students and Amanda was very honest about the gaps in my sons knowledge but was very reassuring that once these gaps were identified and filled things would improve for him. Hes already feeling much more confident about his biology which is a huge part of the battle for him. He is able to ask questions easily and he said things are starting to make more sense already. Very happy with the sessions.
My daughter is taking class with her for last 2 months. Shes a very reliable teacher and taking enormous time to explain the topics . So far Im happy with her tuition.
Was competent and very professional with my daughter.
Thank you for all your invaluable help teaching my daughter. She has found your tutoring focussed, easy to understand and has developed a clearer grasp of many of the topics
We engaged Amanda to tutor our daughter in General Science with a couple of subject areas in mind initially. We subsequently rolled over to a few months encompassing numerous topics within the subject to broaden her knowledge. Amanda was welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. We wanted our daughter to understand topics beyond the immediate exam question in order to develop context and a broader understanding of the subject. They also practiced exam questions which helped our daughter to understand what the question was asking. Our daughter always looked forward to and enjoyed her lessons and as she is going on to study biology at A level, we would have no hesitation to seek Amanda for further tuition in future.
Tutors Response :
Thank you Nevil. It has been an absolute delight to teach your daughter and I look forward to our next adventure into A levels
From the outset we were impressed with Amanda - she gave our son a huge amount of resources and taught Biology in a way that really suited him. He has been so much more enthusiastic about Biology, enjoying the subject again and Amanda has really boosted his confidence - we would definitely recommend her!
My daughter enjoys her sessions with Amanda and really looks forward to them. We are only a few weeks in but I can see that this has already boosted my child`s confidence. Thank you Amanda!
Tutors Response :
You are very welcome, its good to hear that your daughters confidence has improved so much.
Amanda is a great tutor and has been very helpful in tutoring me in both chemistry and biology. She has also been very resourceful in providing past paper questions to work on whilst explaining and working with me on things I dont understand
Good teacher but not reliable with timing, cancelled lessons last minute a few times.
Tutors Response :
Thank you and I`m sorry I had to cancel the lessons at the last minute, unfortunately my daughter has quite complex medical needs and we had to take her to the paediatrics unit at the local hospital for blood tests and observations.
My son has worked with Amanda for just a few weeks. During that time she was very professional and we would recommend her as a tutor.
Tutors Response :
Thank you Sabina
Amanda was really excellent with my son. I highly recommend her and completely understand why she is in such high demand ! Thank you Amanda for all your help . Nicola
Amanda is really good at explaining complicated concepts in a clear concise manner, making use of diagrams also. She is is really thorough and knows how to answer questions according to the examiner to really hit the high marks.
Great Tutor and very knowledgeable in Biology!
My daughter has only recently started having lessons with Amanda but has already told me that shes finding them really helpful. She looks forward to the sessions which I feel is always a good sign.
Very pleased. Amanda has worked with my daughter for a couple of months on her Biology A-level content, to build understanding, increase her confidence in exam ability and expand her knowledge of the subject. Always on time and happy to communicate on the sessions.
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Amanda was quick to respond and keen to find us space in her very full schedule. In the very first session, she provided great tips and advice on how my daughter could improve the way that she worked and revised, and was extremely knowledgeable about dyslexia. Amanda quickly put my daughter at ease and, after 2 sessions, has already helped her to re-gain confidence in her abilities.
I contacted Amanda for booster lessons for my son who is preparing for his GCSE mocks in science and to help him prep for exam questions. Amanda has been really great, each lesson was different and she was able to cover key areas to support his understanding of each topic and he has been really motivated by his lessons. Amanda is very flexible when booking the lessons and would highly recommend her.
Amanda is an excellent tutor and I can highly recommend her.
Amanda is a really good tutor and has helped with exam technique in particular. She is very flexible during sessions with the topics that are covered and provides some really good resources
Tutors Response :
Thank you very much. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help