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Stephen L (Tutor in Manchester)

Stephen L
Stephen L
Manchester, Manchester
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Member Since: 02/01/2014
Last Login: 12 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
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Oxford University
Biological Sciences
PhD  (2007)
King's College London (Universi...
Pharmacology (3 years or 4-year san...
1st  (1998)
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I am a full-time Science tutor and have a First class degree in Pharmacology from Kings College London and a PhD from the University of Oxford. My general curiosity in Biology and nature has always helped motivate me in my studies and I hope that through tutoring I can inspire and transfer my enthusiasm for science to my students.

Due to the nature of my educational background, I have an excellent understanding of the Science subjects and I am adept in explaining complex concepts and ideas in a more understandable and manageable way.

I am a friendly, patient and enthusiastic science tutor who has over 6 years of experience in tutoring, mentoring and teaching science to those from the ages of 11 to PhD level.

I provide a personalised tuition programme either ONLINE or in the tutee`s home. Since I am a full-time Science tutor, I can provide Home schooling/ education during the day and afternoon. My tutoring style is very flexible and varies based upon the student`s needs. These needs are usually pinpointed within the first meeting and I tailor all sessions to the individual needs and requirements. I apply a variety of different teaching techniques and styles that I have found to be effective in order to make studying enjoyable, interesting as well as beneficial, helping students to reach their full potential.

I make structured lesson plans tailored to student`s needs and will set regular tasks to ensure full understanding of topics under discussion. After each lesson I provide feedback to parents on their child`s progress

I have an excellent knowledge and experience of the current curriculum of all major exam boards (AQA, Edexcel and OCR) and I have relevant educational and exam materials.

I also offer guidance to undergraduate assignments specifically helping and advising on laboratory-based and library-based dissertations; evaluating scientific data as well as writing reports / essays.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and queries you might have.

Recent Tutor Achievements:

August 2019 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(11 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted grades 4/5/6)
- 20 grade 9s
- 5 grade 8s
- 3 grade 7s
- 2 grade 6s

August 2018 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(11 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted grades 5/6 and two were predicted grades 1/2)
- 10 grade 9s
- 9 grade 8s
- 3 grade 7s
- 3 grade 6s/ B grade

August 2017 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(12 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted B/C/D/E grades)
(Most students studied iGCSE Double and Triple Sciences)
- 20 A* grades
- 5 A grades
- 3 B grades

August 2016 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(10 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted B/C/D/E grades)
(Most students studied iGCSE Double and Triple Sciences)
- 13 A* grades
- 10 A grades
- 2 B grades

August 2015 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(10 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted B/C/D/E grades)
(Most students studied iGCSE Double and Triple Sciences)
- 16 A* grades
- 6 A grades
- 1 B grade

Availability: I am a full-time science tutor so my schedule is very flexible. I provide home and ONLINE tuition. I can also provide home-schooling/ education

Willing to travel: 4 miles

Experience: I have been teaching science at GCSE, iGCSE, A level and university level for over 6 years and have worked with a variety of pupils with various abilities (including tutee`s with dyslexia and dyspraxia), learning styles, strengths and weaknesses.

My method of teaching greatly helps a student understand their subject and gives them the confidence needed to excel and succeed in their studies. The tuition sessions will be catered to the needs of the pupil, focusing on any weakness. I ensure that tuition sessions are as individual, fun and interesting as possible.

My current and past tutees include students attending prestigious private schools (Alleyn’s, Bedales, Bromley High, Cheltenham Ladies` College, City of London Freemens, Dulwich College, Eltham College, Francis Holland Sloane Square, Hurstpierpoint College, JAGS, Latymer`s, St. Paul`s Girls, Roedean, Sherborne Boys, Sherborne Girls, Trinity and Whitgift) and grammar schools (Chesham Grammar, Henrietta Barnett, St. Olaves, Wallington and Wilson).

I have extensive experience in mentoring and tutoring KS3, GCSE, iGCSE, A level, BSc and Medical undergraduate students as well as PhD students from elite universities including Oxford University, Imperial College and UCL.

I also have extensive experience with university students of all academic levels and abilities as well as have a good working knowledge and experience of university marking and assessment systems.

I have taught many individuals intensively for their GCSE and A-levels in the run up to exams.

I have a proven track record of ensuring students excel to their full potential and all my students have achieved a 100% pass rate at GCSE, iGCSE, A-level, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I have a current and up to date DBS.

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Feedback For Stephen L (5)
We have a total of 5 review(s) for Stephen L.

James (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been my tutor for about six months or more, and I can honestly say that he is a better science teacher than the ones i have in my school.

He teaches using power points (that he makes himself). I find his power points easy to learn and take notes from,because you can easily distinguish the important key words when writing your notes. Stephen is always willing to explain a topic as many times as it takes for you to understand and goes through topics in an order that makes the work more understandable and that is different from my school. We always start the lessons with a recap and end with an enjoyable quiz based on what we`ve learnt. At the end of every lesson I`m given an exam based homework to complete for homework, then in our next lesson we go through my mistakes, and i`m given tips on how to improve to pick up extra marks.

Stephen has recently helped me with my revision timetable for Easter, we set up a 9am-5pm schedule ensuring 10 minute breaks between each 50 minute slot and 45 minutes breaks between every 4 slots. At first i was quite intimidated by this schedule, but after a motivational conversation with Stephen, I felt ready to take on the task.

Stephen expects A*`s from all his tutees, because he knows they have the potential to do well if they listen to his advice.

ROSA (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen provided intensive assistance to our son ahead of his GCSEs in the three sciences. We were highly impressed with his organisation and detailed knowledge of each exam board sylabus which enabled him to ensure he covered each topic effectively ahead of the exams. Tommaso benefitted hugely from Stephen``s assistance and we would certainly highly recommend him.

Luisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Outstanding! From the first moment he started explaining his method and discussed my son`s needs, his experience and passion started flowing out. My son was also very excited about his first lesson and looking forward to the next one.

Mona (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Clearly knows what he is talking about and has a high work ethic. He is very honest about my chances and how I might try to improve.

His methods definitely make a difference - not only in revising for exams but in my approach to my career. It helps that he has a concrete belief in the style he teaches and genuinely wants his students to do well and not just pass.

I thoroughly enjoyed talking to him about career prospects towards the end of the session and his enthusiasm for his own subject is obvious.

Overall, a great tutor and one that I couldn`t possibly recommend more.

Rainer (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been tutoring my son for 2 months in Biology, Physics and Chemistry in preparation for his IGCSEs this summer. He is extremely passionate about his subjects and very keen to impart his knowledge and enthusiasm for science to his students. Stephen has worked very patiently and diligently with my son using teaching tools/methods that suit his learning style and to which he has positively responded. I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen: he is not only very professional, but he has a warm and friendly personality.

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