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Sarah (Tutor in Birmingham)

Birmingham, West Midlands
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Member Since: 17/08/2015
Last Login: 32 days ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

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The Open University
2:1  (2008)

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Hi my name is Sarah, I am a qualified Science and Mathematics teacher and have been teaching at KS3, GCSE and AS/A2 level in Birmingham schools for several years. In addition to this I have been tutoring for the 11+ entrance exam for 10 years and have achieved excellent success rates with my students (over 85% in 2018).

I have vast experience of private tuition in both groups and one to one and I am also an experienced exam marker for AQA. My work with AQA greatly enhances my teaching and tutoring as it enables me to expertly pinpoint where a student may lose marks in an exam and then coach them to not do so by focusing on exam technique.

My teaching and tutoring experience is vast and through the years I have helped hundreds of students achieve their academic targets. My work as a tutor has been extremely rewarding and my students have enjoyed huge amounts of success. In my work as an 11+ tutor my success rate is excellent with the majority of my students gaining entry to the school of their choice.

The students I have taught for GCSE and A level have all gone on to achieve their targets allowing them to gain entry to prestigious sixth forms and then on to excellent universities. Indeed, most of my A level students go on to top 20 universities with many gaining places to read medicine and a handful even gaining entry to Oxbridge (Oxford or Cambridge). The reviews I get from students and their parents are always extremely positive with most of my work coming from recommendations, in fact many families will use my services to tutor more than one of their children which is a fantastic compliment.

I am a friendly and approachable tutor who is able to stretch and challenge students who need more advanced work to hit the highest grades but is also able to nurture students who may be less confident. My key focus with any GCSE or A level student is exam technique as I usually find that this is where students struggle the most and unfortunately is an area which schools often do not have the time to cover. This is a method which has worked extremely well with previous students and is often identified by my them as the most helpful and effective part of their revision.

For my 11+ tuition I have carefully written my own 11+ scheme of work based on my vast experience of the CEM Grammar school admissions system practised in Birmingham. My course is completely comprehensive and includes a full set of revision notes which students are given each week to allow them to do extra work at home if the so wish. In addition to this each of my students is given numerous questions based on whatever topic we are covering that week in order to consolidate learning and a set of homework questions which I will mark the next time I see them.

Whether my student is sitting their 11+. GCSE or A level exams I find my method of focusing on the application of knowledge to past exam / test questions to be the most effective way of helping him / her to achieve their academic target(s) and has led to plenty of delighted students and parents.

Availability: I am available on weekday evenings and on weekends.

Please contact me to confirm availability.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

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We have a total of 10 review(s) for Sarah.

Miuni (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sarah is gentle and very good with my daughter on her studies. My daughter improved a lot and she said sarah`s teaching is very clear and easy to understand.

Chandra (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Sarah is very well organised, very professional and wonderful Teacher. Much appreciate all the help & guidance to my son over last few months. Can recommend Sarah without any hesitation.

Simon (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Sarah has been great with and for our daughter (Biology). Sarah has really helped and grades have improved a lot. Would highly recommend.

James (Mr)

4/5 Rating

James enjoyed his tuition with Sarah, its just a pity that she took a job with a school and was unable to tutor him any longer.

Charlotte (Miss)

5/5 Rating

A great tutor and very helpful for adult learners. I would most certainly recommend.

Corina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sarah is brilliant! Very friendly, professional and accomdating. Sarah is super organised and well prepared for each lesson. My daughter is getting so much confidence from each revision session for her chemistry gcse. We are so glad we found you Sarah!

Denise (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sarah is really supportive and has helped to boost my daughter`s confidence with maths again. She guides her and points her in the right direction rather than just telling her the answer. Sarah is easy to talk to and very friendly and appreciates the school workload that my daughter already has when setting tasks to do at home.

Vasanthy (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Sarah is an excellent tutor as she really goes the extra mile to make sure my daughter understands the topics of her AS level physics and boosted her confidence.
My daughter is really enjoying her lessons with Sarah and I would wholeheartedly recommend her.

Jo (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Sarah is thorough tutor with very good subject knowledge.

Myloan (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Sarah is a great Biology tutor! She comes well prepared with pre-written notes and very approachable. Explain things clearly and the lessons are structured.
Would highly recommend Sarah.

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