The University of Hull
Information about Mike
I`m a retired church leader and teacher, based close to the centre of Gloucester. An Oxford graduate, I also taught Religious Studies for ten years, years 7-13: including major world faiths, GCSE Philosophy and Ethics, and A level Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Contemporary Religion and Buddhism. When I trained to teach, my second subject was Maths. I am a published author.
I`m also a widely experienced supply teacher, having served more than 20 local schools, and covering just about every subject there is. I`ve worked on a one-to-one basis with remedial KS3 students in English and Maths., and more recently tutored regularly both in 11+ preparation and as support for local authority care. Many years ago, I took the 11+ - and my results were deemed worthy of a full scholarship to a major public school.
I`ve been an Examiner / Senior Examiner for fifteen years at GCSE level, which has given me considerable insight into examination technique. I`m an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. As a teacher, a father and a grandfather, I greatly enjoy working with young people - and helping them to achieve their very best!
Availability: I`m available most times Monday to Saturday (by arrangement).
HOWEVER ... at present (April) my diary is full - in retirement, I want to do as much as I`ll enjoy, but not so much it becomes unwanted pressure. I may have some "slots" available when face-to-face becomes possible again - in which case, I`ll update my profile.
I wouldn`t want you to have the effort of sending an enquiry (as several have) when I know I can`t take more on!
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I`m a qualified teacher with DBS, DBS update link, and ongoing training to keep me sharp (most recently in Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection, Child Mental Health, and COVID awareness).
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Feedback For Mike (7)
Mike was teaching Business English and we had been happy with the service.
Mike takes the time with the student and ensures the content for the 11+ isn`t only rehearsed but learned by the the child. He is flexible with his availability meaning we were easily able to move dates and times as required. Mike was patient during the early sessions through remote learning due to COVID but then was happy to travel to support the student. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help with tutoring and coaching of our child. He is an excellent tutor and will not hesitate to use him again for our younger children.
he is a great teacher my son is comfortable and happy to learn with him.
We cannot recommend Mike highly enough. He works patiently, diligently, and kindly with our son (8 years old) with just the right measure of friendly authority. We explained to Mike about our son`s particular needs and Mike has responded with planned lessons that encourage our son to progress steadily, thereby building his confidence. Although our son has some time yet before reaching the 11+, we decided to start early to give him the best chance to succeed. We feel that with Mike`s positive encouragement, our son has the best chance of succeeding and that he will gain massively from the improvements that we are already seeing Mike bring across the whole range of subjects that are covered in the 11+ test. Mike is a 5-star tutor!
I am really pleased with Mike, he is an excellent teacher. His lessons are very engaging. He has a very encouraging and positive style of teaching. I am very happy to recommend Mike as a tutor for 11+.
Mike has been tutoring our son for the 11+ test. Weve found him to be highly professional and is clearly a very experienced teacher. He has looked at our sons education in the round and has tailored the sessions to engage and support our son. He has used a wide range of his own resources to support the tutoring. Mike is very personable and enthusiastic, and quickly he has built a great rapport with our son, making his sessions enjoyable and keeping our sons attention! He has provided us useful feedback for us to better support our son, and positive reinforcement along with progressive learning points to him. Following lockdown this has been invaluable. In our experience of tutoring, our son is certainly responding the most positively with Mike. Highly recommended!
Mike is very patient and built a good rapport with our pupil. He taught both maths and English, his resources were bespoke and relevant to the needs of the individual.