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Stockport, Cheshire
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Member Since: 15/07/2014
Last Login: 3 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 5 hours

My Qualifications

Kingston University
Pass  (1983)
Master of Philosophy
University of Leicester
Pass  (1981)
University of Surrey
Tourism Management
Pass  (1978)
University of Portsmouth
2:1  (1977)

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Rates summary: 35.00 to 40.00 per hour
KS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner

Information about Paul

I am a retired Head of Geography from one of the top independent girls schools in the north west of England. I have more than 30 years experience of teaching pupils from Years 7 to 13, including IB. I have marked A level and GCSE papers and have also written an A level and a GCSE textbook as well as many other publications. I have given private tuition to a number of students in the past - all obtained excellent results. I set high standards and always try to build a relaxed and supportive rapport with my students. At the same time I hope they will enjoy learning and develop an interest in Geography.

An introductory visit is half price.

Availability: Available Monday to Friday - possibly Saturday mornings.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I have had about six / seven students per year for the last few years (some requiring less consistent support than others). They were almost all taking A levels and were studying for a variety of exam boards - AQA, Edexcel, Cambridge International and WJEC. I have given support to GCSE students during 2016/17 and 2018/2019 (and of course taught GCSE Geography for over 30 years).

The requirements of students have varied and range from home tutoring for the whole of the A2 year to exam technique support and help with understanding areas of a specification.

Before and during lockdown a number of students have had online lessons. Although in some respects this is not ideal, it has worked well particularly for some students who have tended to be quiet / shy. I would go as far as to say that the experience of getting comfortable with an online approach could be useful experience for the future (careers etc).

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Feedback For Paul (30)

We have a total of 30 review(s) for Paul.

Catherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Superb tutoring and a really lovely person too!

Geraldine (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Paul is an excellent geography tutor. He is always prepared to take the time to identify key areas that need improvement and to suggest different revision methods if needed. He`s great at clearly explaining exam techniques and has a very pleasant, friendly manner. We thoroughly recommend Paul as a geography tutor.

Shiona (Ms)

5/5 Rating

We have been delighted with Paul`s support for a year 12 student over the past few weeks, especially as everything has had to be done remotely due to lockdown. With an excellent cv as well as great tutoring experience, Paul`s sessions are interesting and extremely well structured and he works hard to build a strong and professional tutor/student relationship.

Siobhan (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son only had a chance to see Paul twice to prepare for his GCSEs, due to the cancellation of the exams. However, we were both really impressed by Paul`s professionalism and knowledge and had every confidence he knew what he was talking about. We will definitely call him in future if we feel my son needs his help again.

Jenni (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I very much enjoyed lessons with Paul. He is very experienced, and explains questions very thoroughly.

Baron (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Due to the impossibility of our son doing his chosen A-level at school due to a timetable clash, Paul accepted the not-inconsiderable task of tutoring him through his entire geography A-level. From start to finish, Paul was an exemplary tutor and support to David. Thorough, focused on the exam, flexible, human, communicative and working hard on our son`s knowledge and technique in a calm and collected way throughout the two-year period he visited Paul`s house, where he was both put through his paces and made welcome. We can recommend Paul highly.

Linda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Paul has been an incredibly knowledgeable, thorough and dedicated tutor for my daughter studying A level Geography.
He showed a genuine commitment in helping my daughter.Nothing was ever too much trouble, this was illustrated by his constant encouragement and patience. Fingers crossed for her exam results.
I would definitely recommend him.

Aoife (efa) (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Paul has been an excellent tutor in helping me in the run up to my A level examinations, every lesson was well prepared. Paul was also very detailed when marking my work always telling me ways in which I can improve to achieve top marks.
Thank you for all your help.

Zena (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Paul is a great teacher who cares deeply about his students. He keeps in contact with his pupils between lessons to make sure they are revising and getting on with their work. Paul come to every lesson with a clear plan and ready notes so not a minute is wasted during the lesson. We were lucky to have Paul teaching our son. He simply turned Geography from a subject that my son struggled with to a subject that he is aiming to get a 9 in.
Thanks Paul for all your efforts and flexibility.

Katie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had 2lessons for A level geography. She finds Paul very helpful, highly organised and is very happy to be having these lessons.

Julie-anne (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Paul has been tutoring our son Jack for four months, preparing him for sitting his A level Geography exam next month. He is an excellent tutor and an enthusiastic Geographer - Jack really looks forward to his weekly lessons. Paul goes the extra mile by setting Jack homework and helping him with queries.
Fingers crossed Jack will achieve a really good mark, thanks to Paul.

Paula (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher, he helped my daughter significantly with her GCSE geography, she wouldn`t of achieved an A grade without his support!

Helen (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Paul was a fantastic tutor for our son`s final year of A level studies. He tailored the support needed extremely effectively building a really positive relationship through his online sessions. Our son`s confidence had plummeted with limited guidance at school and Paul enabled him to gain in confidence and accuracy in his Geography essay writing lifting his class work by at least a grade. We are awaiting the A level results but know that without Paul`s help our son would have been demotivated and struggling. We recommend Paul without hesitation.

Julie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Paul has been a tremendous help to my daughter for her A levels. He is so knowledgable, patient and very kind. His help with theory, exam technique and building confidence have been invaluable. With his help I am sure my daughter will get the result she deserves.

Jane (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Paul was a really helpful tutor, with lots of material that he could give to me that helped loads in my revision, some articles/ geofiles he had written himself as well which were hugely appreciated as they were so detailed and brilliant for my revision. Great tutor and I highly recommend him

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Paul provided support to our children preparing for GCSE and A Level Geography this year. He is most professional and a real pleasure to deal with. Paul`s advice on exam technique applied across several subjects and was especially helpful to our youngest. Would definitely recommend.

Angela (Dr)

5/5 Rating

We can’t praise Paul enough for his work with our children. Our daughter went from dreading geography to considering it as a degree option. Her enthusiasm for his lessons was a delight and was demonstrated by her willingness to travel for an hour an a half each way for her lesson once a week. Her understanding and confidence improved beyond her expectations and studying geography became a joy to her.

Elizabeth (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We have just started using Paul for ‘A’ level teaching and so far everything is proving to be excellent. Paul is really beginning to make a difference for my daughter as he has given her clear structures to follow. Contact via the website was very easy and Paul was very prompt at getting back to me. He has been flexible when making arrangements.Definitely would recommend.

Josh (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Paul has been an excellent tutor. He tutored me in the six months leading up to my A2 Geography exams and gave me invaluable advice about my course. Also, he helped me fill in knowledge around the subject that my A level course otherwise left out.

If anybody is ever thinking about getting a tutor, don`t hesitate, it gave me a lot more confidence in my exams and I would highly recommend Paul.

David (Mr)

5/5 Rating

excellent tutor Paul is really making the difference with my son.

Anne (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Paul has been helping my daughter with A2 Geography essays, providing detailed feedback on her prepared work and advising on improvements to structure, content and synopticity. He is thoroughly prepared and has suggested extra resources for her to review and is encouraging her to apply the learning points in further written work which he will assess. As we do not live in the area all of her lessons have been online and this has worked well, especially as she was a bit nervous at the outset and he put her at her ease straight away. Paul has really helped with her confidence in this subject.

Jann (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter had very disappointing AS geography results then thankfully we found Paul on Tutorhunt. She achieved an A in each of the three units resulting in an overall B and securing her university place. Thank you! We found him nothing but professional and my daughter enjoyed the revision time and help spent with him.

Ollie (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I had Paul for 2 weeks before my geography alevel exam, as I was struggling on one of the topics and he did an amazing job. By my exam, I actually found i understood that topic the best than the others! He used an interactive approach to his teaching and regulary tested and recapped things he taught me previously which helped me remember everything. He has great resourses which helped made me understand the topic. He also listened to my weak areas and focused more on those ready for my exam. I would definately recommend him! Great tutor!

Michael (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Paul`s professionalism and teaching skills provided much needed guidance and instruction in helping my daughter navigate her way towards her Geography A level.
She was extremely happy with the tuition she received and is now much more confident of a good result.

Karen (Ms)

4/5 Rating

Paul is an excellent and dedicated tutor. He works very hard and is challenging and rigourous. He will put in hours outside the lesson to support his students and will not let them get away with sloppy work. He has helped our daughter gain confidence and increase her abilities. His influence has stretched beyond the subject in which he was tutoring her: A2 Geography. We are hopeful for a good result and will update this review in September.

Sue (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

A reliable and helpful tutor who has effective techniques for helping with revision and exam technique. Can identify weaknesses and work on these to create confidence in the student. Highly recommend

Helen (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

I am extremely pleased with Paul. He very kindly agreed to tutor my son even though he was very busy. My son has only had a few lessons, but has learned a great deal, especially exam technique.
The AS work that he has done with Paul has been marked in detail so that it can be used at home for further revision.
He replies promptly to all emails, and I would thoroughly recommend him.

Naz (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very helpful

Catherine (Ms)

5/5 Rating

very good teacher. He helped my daughter a lot.

Jennifer (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Paul has helped me tremendously in just three weeks. I contacted him after having a panic about my Geography AS exam and he was happy to help me even though he was very busy helping his other students. In just three sessions I have learnt more about one topic than I have in my actual lessons.
He honestly listens to what you are really struggling with and finds the best way to help you. He is kind and has a lovely sense of humor which makes the sessions a lot more relaxed.
I have Paul to thank now for making me feel much more confident towards my exam.

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