Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Education Studies and Early Years
Information about Mark
- Full time Science teacher for 16 years
- Currently working as a part time 1-2-1 tutor in a secondary school working with small groups of gcse pupils to improve their science grades
- 13 years marking GCSE science papers for Edexcel and AQA
- 14 years tutoring
- Worked for Manchester City academy for 2 years tutoring boys who attend the academy
- Achieved best science GCSE physics results in Bolton And the North West 2 years in a row
- Been a lead practitioner in my previous school training other teachers to improve their practice
- Held professional mentor role for 4 years in biggest school in Liverpool training up to 15 trainee teachers at any one time
After 20 years of working in all aspects of the teaching profession at an elite level I am now able to take small groups of up to 4 pupils and teach them science in a way that they feel they are getting the 1-2-1 support they require to make exceptional progress.
Although sessions will see a maximum of 4 pupils working with me online, students may find themselves in smaller numbers for the majority of the academic year. By working online with small numbers allows students to learn in the comfort of their own home, parents pay a much reduced price, and I get the opportunity to be far more efficient with my time while reaching far more students than could be possible while only teaching 1 student at a time.
I am currently a Science teacher in a high achieving secondary school in bolton and previously worked in the biggest school in Liverpool and have been qualified for 15 years. I teach all three Science`s at GCSE level and have taught Physics at A-Level. I love teaching both inside the classroom and out and have tutored for over 8 years. I currently Mark for the exam boards AQA and Edecel and so have a good understanding of how to succeed in written GCSE science exams. I am young and enthusiastic and love sharing in the success of young people. I can gladly provide references and am available to work most evenings and on weekends.
Availability: Evenings and day times
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: Teaching Science for 20years (GCSE)
Taught A level physics 3 years
Tutoring for 14 years
Online tutoring for 2 years
External marking for edexcel and AQA for 10 years
The last 2 years achieved the best GCSE physics results in Bolton.
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Feedback For Mark (27)
Mark is very personable and put my son at ease straight away. He enjoyed his sessions with him in a subject that he really doesnt enjoy (the sciences). Mark is always available to help when needed and hows out of his way to assist you.
Our son has been have lessons with Mark for a couple of months now. Mark has good teaching methods which makes the subject easier to understand and remember. Our son is enjoying the tutoring sessions and he has an increased confidence in his science knowledge.
My son has had a few lessons so far with Mark and he is already feeling much more enthused and confident as he approaches his GCSE science exams! Marks is a fabulous teacher! His lessons are engaging, in-depth, thorough and fun! Mark has been very accommodating and flexible and we are grateful that he has been able to arrange a convenient schedule at quite short notice. I would highly recommend Mark as a tutor!
Tutors Response :
Thanks dawn, Leo is a very bright and cracking lad who is a pleasure to teach!
Excellent tutor. Very enthusiastic and approachable. Highly reccomended.
Mark has been an absolutely brilliant tutor for my son Ollie and I would highly recommend him. Wish our school could have Mark! Mark helped to give him his confidence back with science and as a result he got amazing grades in his GCSE exams this summer! His method of tutoring was engaging, interesting and visual, and Mark was flexible in his teaching to help in the areas required. Thank you very much Mark!
My son really enjoyed his first lesson with mark and is looking forward to the new shcool year with his help.
We wanted a tutor who is enthusiastic and engages well with our son James and we found that in Mark. James has only had a handful of lessons so far but he looks forward to Marks lessons. His method of teaching is easy to understand and James is already feeling the benefit. He is given given notes we can print off from the lesson. Would definitely recommend Mark.
Mark has been teaching my children Ks3 and 4 science since the first lockdown and school closures. They loved his teaching style so much and I liked how he always motivates them on independent studying, revision, etc we mutually agreed to make the virtual lessons going on. His lessons are very interactive and interesting. I get the recordings or screenshots. And he challenges them to apply the knowledge rather than sit staring at a screen. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a great science teacher. Only hope we get to keep him as well.
Tutors Response :
thanks Muditha thats really kind of you, love teaching Alex and Erin every week :)
A brilliant tutor. Excellent teaching style. Makes hard concepts easy and clear. My daughter is very impressed and wishes we had found Mark earlier. Highly recommended!!
Tutors Response :
Thanks Khurram, absolute pleasure to help Anna and i hope shell do well but am positive she will!
Mark has been teaching my year 11 son for more than 3 months now, he is a very lovely person, my son loved his approach, and he made an incredible progress in Physics, thanks to Mark`s help and support, which was reflected in the results of his mock exams results. My son now enjoys studying it, and now we are hoping for a 9 I really can not recommend Mark more..!! Thanks Mark...
Tutors Response :
Thank you, absolutely loved working with you both and your son is so hardworking and respectful - a brilliant lad to teach and guide! take care, any problems or questions just text me!
Really helping my daughter!
My daugther is going to do her GCSE in June 2021, I tried to find a good triple science teacher with AQA examiner`s background. Luckily I finally find Mark. We had a few rounds of email communications about my objectives and perceived ways moving forward. Unlike some of the tutors in the tutor hunt, Mark has demonstrated his willingness working together with the parent on the Child. I believe that this is thje value what most of the parents are looking for. It is really good that we often exchange text messages after the lesson and jointly discuss the way forward. Most importantly I am able to watch the recorded sessions and see how it goes in the lesson. I am very impressed with the knowledge and the way using mind map making difficult technical terms easier to be understood in a short time frame. Mark has also tried utilise the 60 minutes to its maximum covering triple topics and challenges the Child is facing over the week. Lastly I would like to say that you would not regret if you choose Mark for tutoring your child on GCSE triple sciences. Thanks for all the efforts that Mark has made on my Child. Wish my child will improve over the next 9 months and get prepared well for her GCSE exam.
Tutors Response :
Thanks Zhiwei, its been a pleasure helping Anne, shes very bright and great to teach! Look forward to the next 9 months of lessons :)
Mark has done both chemistry and biology sessions with my son so far. He is an engaging tutor. My son is enjoying the sessions and so far its going really well. Im very pleased with the communication between myself and Mark and hope to continue sessions throughout my sons GCSE year.
Great tutor! We`re very happy to have Mark on board.
Mark is an engaging and resourceful teacher with excellent subject knowledge. Mark is easy going and generous with his time, even offering to answer any questions outside of the lesson. My son is very pleased with the help Mark has given and enjoys his sense of humour.
Great teacher - highly recommended. He really cares about my brother and goes above and beyond. He also gives us a very detailed report at the end of each class which we love! My brother is making great progress with Mark and his confidence is back. Thanks so much Mark!
My daughter finds his style of teaching engaging and helpful. Weve been very glad to find him and the process of selecting and contacting a tutor was so easy. Would definitely recommend both Mark and Tutor Hunt to others. The only thing I wasnt clear about before we made our selection was how it worked and how Tutor Hunt profited. Maybe I missed that on the website. Its a great system making a one-off small fee for the tutors contact details then all fees are paid direct to the tutor.
Highly recommended, great communication from the start. My daughter is a lot more confident, since starting lessons with Mark.
My son has already learnt a lot from Mark in the 4 or 5 lessons he has had so far and my sons confidence has increased. Mark explains everything well and in a fun way.
Had one session with Mark which went very well. However, he cancelled the next session, tried to rearrange but no response. Did not turn up the following week and no further communication received.
Tutors Response :
I did respond, wanted to find another tutor who knew astrophysics and astronomy more than me, busy few weeks at that point which caused me to cancel. I can only apologise. please see all my other feedback over the last 7 years.
We are so pleased with the progress my daughter has already made after only a few sessions.
Relaxed yet informative teaching style.
I would highly recommend Mark for year 9 pupils and beyond.
Mark is an expert teacher. this is reflected in my son showing a steady progress and achieving good result
My year 10 daughter is very happy with Mark. He has a very relaxed style which puts her at ease and she loves his novel but clever ways of remembering tricky information. She has also commented on just how much they can get through in an hour, compared to a schools lesson. An update to my feedback given in 2017. Its results day today and my daughter has gained a grade 9 in Chemistry, a grade 8 in Biology and a grade 7 in Physics. She is not a scientist and at the start of year 10 was afraid of the subjects. Marks greatest strength is to make these subjects less intimidating through his use of fun ways to remember key facts and his interactive teaching . We are delighted, thanks Mark.
Mark is a really enthusiasting and knowledgeable tutor who tells fantastic `stories` to explain science concepts.
My daughter remembered so much in her GCSE Science exam through this way of teaching. Just wished she`d had him for much longer, we only had a few months but I`d suggest if you are working towards GCSE`s you need him from January at the latest - you won`t regret the investment!
And my daughter, she just missed out on an `A` , let down not by her exams (where she got `A`s) but by her D in her coursework.
Moral of the story, make sure your coursework is top notch, and with Mark you`ve got the opportunity to do really well.
A great tutor, my son can`t wait for future lessons
Very good and personable, identified and adapted very well to the best teaching style for my daughter. I have no hesitation in giving my recommendation
Mark was incredibly helpful in boosting daughters confidence in her own abilities and making sure that she was wholly up to speed on one or two things she had missed. she is going into her mocks feeling happy now. we will most certainly have mark back about once a month or so to top up daughters revision and make sure that she continues to enjoy all three science subjects
Mark has been tutoring our daughter for several weeks and she is very happy with his style of tutoring. He quickly and clearly explains methods and his experience of marking as an examiner has been a real advantage.He has improved her confidence and helped her how to plan her learning tasks.Very happy to recommend.
Mr & Mrs Byrne
My daughter has had regular tuition from Mark for the past few months. She feels that she has developed well with him and believes that he helped her to attain outstanding results in her mock GCSEs. He is reliable and punctual. We will continue to use him up until GCSEs in the summer time