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Amanda

Amanda
Amanda
Tutor
Thurleigh, Bedfordshire
Feedback Score:
+14
Member Since: 02/04/2018
Last Login: 2 hours ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

PGCE
University of Leicester
PGCE (Secondary)
Pass  (2001)

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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 am full at the moment on Saturdays and evenings but I will have spaces on to take on new GCSE and year 12 students after the Easter holidays.

I still have availability week days during the day.

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.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Amanda (14)

We have a total of 16 review(s) for Amanda.

Nevil (Mr)
17/05/2021

5/5 Rating

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


Jacqui (Mrs)
16/05/2021

5/5 Rating

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!


Tassy (Mrs)
10/05/2021

5/5 Rating

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, it’s good to hear that your daughters confidence has improved so much.


Tola (Mrs)
04/05/2021

5/5 Rating

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 don’t understand


Ufuk (Mr)
04/05/2021

3/5 Rating

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.


Sabina (Mrs)
01/05/2021

5/5 Rating

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


Nicola (Ms)
27/04/2021

5/5 Rating

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


Mohammad (Mr)
12/04/2021

5/5 Rating

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.


Isabella (Miss)
07/04/2021

5/5 Rating

Great Tutor and very knowledgeable in Biology!


Mulenga (Mrs)
30/03/2021

3/5 Rating

Thank you


Helen (Ms)
10/03/2021

5/5 Rating

My daughter has only recently started having lessons with Amanda but has already told me that she’s finding them really helpful. She looks forward to the sessions which I feel is always a good sign.


Antony (Mr)
09/02/2021

5/5 Rating

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.


Lai Ching (Mrs)
08/02/2021

5/5 Rating

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.


Libby (Mrs)
11/01/2021

5/5 Rating

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.


heinke (Dr)
02/01/2021

5/5 Rating

Amanda is an excellent tutor and I can highly recommend her.


Dorinda (Mrs)
10/12/2020

5/5 Rating

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


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