University of Southampton
Information about Steve
Having retired from full-time teaching in 2016, after some 20 years in the profession, I have been tutoring in the Chesterfield/ Matlock area for 4 years.
I have grown to love this role and derive great satisfaction from `moving students on` and helping them develop an interest in the subjects.
I am able to produce excellent feedback comments/ references and have used my extensive experience to adapt teaching styles to many different needs and requirements of the students.
Successes include facilitating grade improvements from E to c and from C to A.
I offer, and I quote: `individually planned sessions, a friendly,approachable style and excellent subject knowledge` (not my words!)
In 2006 I studied a Physics conversion course through the Open University which enabled me to teach physics upto A level, which I did so for many years.
I have extensive experience tutoring exam boards AQA, OCR and WJEC (eduqas).
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: As above.
BSc (Hons) Biology with marine biology at Southampton University
PGCE (Sheffield University).
OCR exam marker for new A level in Biology (2015 onwards).
OU (S208) physics certificate.
Feedback For Steve (15)
Steve is extremely helpful and knowledgable of the content and the course. He can adapt easily if you dont understand, and is always supportive even if youre struggling. He has helped me massively with not only understanding the content but also the maths aspect and learning how to answer exam questions effectively. I would highly recommend him as a tutor!
Steve was very personable. We wish him every success with his pupils.
I am happy
Tutors Response :
Thanks for the feedback
Steve recently started tutoring my son (A level biology). He is friendly, approachable, patient and always on time and my son has very much benefitted from Steve`s help. I would recommend him as a tutor in this subject.
I have had Steve tutor me for 4 months now and he has enabled me to expand my knowledge and understanding in Biology to take my grade from a B to an A. Steve always delivers the sessions to ensure they are Student-Centred to provide the best angle for learning.
We asked Steve to tutor our daughter because she was predicted a B is her mocks A levels and needed an A, which she achieved thanks to Steves extra tuition and her hard work and revision.
I have been impressed with Steves dynamic energy, knowledge and love for his subject and he certainly has inspired our daughter. I would have no hesitation to recommend Steve as a private tutor, none whats so ever Adrian and Caroline
So far so good! My daughter is finding Steves tuition very helpful. Steve was very prompt at responding to my initial enquires and is always on time to lessons. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend him.
Would highly recommend. Helped me with my weakest areas, and applying knowledge to exam questions; I feel much more confident thanks to Steve.
Very helpful, has improved my understanding in every area he has taught me. Would definatly recommend.
Very pleased with the site and Steve. My daughter is so much more confident about Biology now. Steve asks each week what she would like to cover the following week and shes getting through everything she has found tough. Can highly recommend!
Steve has been really helpful to my son Jacob. He has been a real support with Jacob`s physics. Definitely recommend him :)
Steve is very professional and courteous. Firstly sought to establish areas where my daughter struggles and tackle them first. He is thorough in the way and manner in which he explains concepts to my daughter as well. She is improving in performance but there is still work to be done.
Dan enjoys his tutorials with Steve. His confidence is improving with his physics. Hopefully this will be reflected in his mock exams later this year.
From the initial contact with Steve he was professional and efficient. He made contact quickly and I was extremely happy as a parent that our son Oliver was in very safe hands. Steve communicated directly with Oliver, discussing the A level Physics content he needed help with and suggesting a suitable starting point. Steve is punctual, professional and highly knowledgeable of the subject content. After just 3 meetings Oliver is more confident and has rediscovered his passion for the subject. I`d have absolutely no hesitation what so ever in recommending Steve to any patent or potential student.
Steve struck up an immediate strong rapport with my son who is studying A level Physics. He has provided excellent guidance on a variety of topics, pointing out key aspects of the syllabus and specifications of the exams. Steve has also patiently gone through elements of the syllabus that my son did not fully understand and provided both exam tips and additional questions which have really assisted in developing my son`s confidence in the upcoming exams. I would wholeheartedly recommend Steve to someone - in fact my son has already recommended Steve to a fellow student.