Gemma (Tutor in Cheshire)
The Manchester Metropolitan Univers...
PGCE Secondary (Chemistry)
General Teaching Council (GTC)
The University of Nottingham
Information about Gemma
* BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21*
Can provide online lessons via zoom.
I am a qualified Chemistry/Science teacher (PGCE) with 9 years experience and I am teaching at a local OFSTED Outstanding school. I have also been providing personal tuition for 11 years alongside my teaching posts.
I have been an A level examiner for 8 years and I use this experience to ensure students reach their full potential. Very often students have the knowledge of a topic but arent able to use the correct terminology required in order to achieve the marks. Summer 2018 I also started marking GCSE AQA Chemistry (new specification) meaning I have first hand experience of how the mark scheme is applied and the increased level of demand from the new specification. I can improve students exam technique with an understanding of common errors and misconceptions.
I want to assist students to excel and achieve their aspirations in the Science subjects. Over the years I have a generated a wealth of resources that I adapt and modify to suit each individuals needs. I have access to past exam papers, secure exam materials and exam style questions for all exam boards (new specification) and can use these to generate revision packs or for lessons that have an exam technique focus/to confirm understanding of a certain topic. I can also support with how to structure independent study/revision and I have prepared specific resources for students to use for this. With the change to synoptic GCSE and A level courses, regular review of the previous years work is crucial. Overall, my lessons are all about making sure the student enjoys, progresses, grows in confidence and the work is suited to their particular learning style.
I have an excellent record of working with students to improve their grades, taking students from a mock/AS grade they were disappointed with through to them achieving their desired grade on results day! It is always lovely to hear about them meeting the entry criteria into their desired school, college or university.
Further details on request
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Teacher of Science for 9 years teaching GCSE AQA Science, A level AQA Chemistry and A level OCR Chemistry
A level OCR Chemistry examiner for 8 years (including new specification) so I have detailed knowledge of exam criteria and mark schemes.
GCSE AQA Chemistry examiner for the new specification.
Private tutor for the last 11 years.
Feedback For Gemma (2)
Gemma is an amazing Tutor. My son sat his mock GCSE exams in January this year and only achieved an EE in his 3 Sciences overall. He started to have lessons with Gemma each week for 1.5 hours and by the time he re sat his mock exams at Easter he had improved to a CC. We will get his final GCSE results in August but are hoping for a BB which we will be over the moon with. My son wouldnt have achieved anywhere near this if it hadnt been for Gemmas help and support. I would highly recommend Gemma as a tutor. X
My son was doing A level chemistry and told me he didn`t understand most of it. He started being tutored by Gemma in January 2016 for 2 hours a week. With Gemma`s help and support and my sons hard work and commitment he got a B in all units except unit 5 and he came out with a C overall which was what he needed to get into university. We are thrilled. Gemma was reliable and patient and very supportive. We would highly recommend her.