The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester
Information about Victoria
I am a highly qualified, experienced Geography and RS teacher, holding a First class Geography degree and Masters. Having worked as a private tutor and teacher for over 8 years, I have developed a wealth of experience and knowledge in my subject areas and am able to deliver the accurate and detailed information to students in a simple and memorable method.
I began tutoring after I finished my MSc and this work gave me a real sense of gratitude when helping students achieve their true potential. I have always been an incredibly diligent and conscientious worker and this is reflected in the level of dedication and teaching standard I have upheld in my time as a tutor.
Completing a PGCE in Geography in 2016 has further equipped me with strategies and techniques to help students develop a thorough subject knowledge and confidence in achieving their goals. As a result of my teaching experience, I have an up-to-date knowledge of my subjects and my approach can be adapted to students of all ages and backgrounds.
I am a passionate, engaging and committed tutor with a high success rate and ability to motivate students. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling (having just returned from a 7 month trip around Oceania and South America), upcycling and trekking.
Availability: Available 7 days a week.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: After tutoring for several years across the UK, I went on to teach in three high-achieving colleges around London where I independently managed the GCSE and A Level Geography departments. Teaching the course content, organizing field trips, writing reports and marking and submitting coursework were all standard duties in such roles which have greatly enhanced my teaching abilities and experience. This has not only developed a thorough and in-depth knowledge across almost all GCSE, International GCSE and A Level specifications, I have also amassed a wealth of resources.
In 2016, I completed a PGCE qualification as I felt the time had come to develop my skills further and truly become the best teacher I could possibly be. The PGCE course offered a chance for me to engage with other teachers in this discipline and to observe, critique and understand new methods of teaching besides what I have developed myself. As a creative, energetic and passionate teacher, my aim is to show all students how engaging and wonderful the subjects of Geography and RS are.
In my time as a tutor, I have taught a range of students and offer a wide variety of teaching services. I have worked with SEN students (autism, dyslexia, ADHD), lived with families on residential tuition placements for several weeks in various parts of the country, tutored via online distance learning mediums and offered intense courses over school holidays. My services in this time have included enhancing subject knowledge and going through course content, developing sound exam techniques and essay writing/structuring skills, GCSE and A level coursework support and proof reading and editing BSc and MSc dissertations.
Having privately tutored over 120 students in my time, I have had a resounding success rate. In 2016, 11 of my A2 students achieved an A* or A grade in their A level Geography, whilst I have a history of pulling students up from a D grade to an A grade.
My approach to teaching is interactive and informal, which many of my previous clients have favoured. Whilst covering much of the course material, I continue to question the tutee, so that I engage with them and get an idea of where their strengths and weaknesses lie, enabling me to assess areas of weakness and focus on improvement.
Through setting exam questions each week as homework, I can get to see what students writing skills and structure are like and can work on any weaknesses that lie in such areas. I will also guide tutees with their exam techniques and offer invaluable tips on where extra marks can be gained.
Many of my past clients have complimented me most on my style of teaching and the relaxed, yet comprehensive approach I adopt. I strive to build students confidence in their ability to question and critique and my high expectations enable me to get the best from my students. Through their continuous reflection, my students develop confidence and intellectual creativity in their subjects.
Victoria is a very conscientious, reliable, bright and charming young woman who is very knowledgeable in her subject. She is a great teacher and communicator and my daughter looked forward to their sessions together where she learned a great deal.
I can honestly say that Victoria is exceptional in her manner, attitude and application. I cannot recommend her highly enough. (EH, London)
Victoria has been tutoring my daughter Geography for the past year. Within that time my daughter improved rapidly in Geography and developed a real interest in the subject. This was solely due to Victoria`s tutoring. She is a patient and talented tutor with excellent teaching techniques. Her lessons are always well pre-planned and tailored with various notes to assist my daughter`s requirements. As a consequence, every lesson is very productive and beneficial. In the end, Victoria`s dedicated tutoring led my daughter to gain a high A* in Geography. (DS, Northolt)
The best thing we did was get our daughter a Geography tutor and were lucky to come across Victoria. She is incredibly passionate about her subject and is great with giving confidence to your child. She will always go that extra mile and nothing is too much effort. I would recommend Victoria to any friends needing a Geography tutor without hesitation.(TD, London)
Victoria is a very bright, well educated, polite, kind and extremely helpful individual. She is full of resources, enthusiasm and truly loves what she does. My daughter and I were very impressed by how well prepared she was for every lesson. She always followed them up, by email, with either homework or extra information. (EB, Twickenham)
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Feedback from my son was that he got more out of a lesson with her than he did out of a half term at school. Regardless of how his GCSE`s turn out I am immensely grateful. Thank you!
Victoria really helped me to understand the content for my previous A-level exams. All the lessons were so clear and she always made sure that we covered all the information. Victoria always found relevant questions that linked to my specifications and the content I was being tested on always provided useful feedback that allowed me to improve. All the lessons were carefully planned, and she provided me with resources that allowed me to make sure I understood all content I needed help with.Victora always made sure to ask that I understood the content and patiently re-explained when I needed concepts repeated. Victoria was extremely useful in helping me prepare for my A-levels and would 100% recommend !! Thank you !!
I have just finished my A level geography with victoria tutoring me once a week. She has helped me understand the content better and gain more critical analysis skills through doing exam practice. Victoria has been so kind and friendly, she is very easy to contact and always listens to what I am struggling with. She helped me go from a C/B to an A* and I have fallen back in love with the subject, I am now going on to study it at uni. She has been someone for the last year I can always rely upon. She has helped me to build my confidence up and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking a geography tutor.
From Alana: Victoria is a very good tutor. Ive found her way of teaching very easy to use and has improved my understanding of concepts in the subject. Many thanks!
Victoria has tutored my daughter in Years 12 and 13 for A Level Geography. She is professional, punctual, personable and most importantly, she is extremely knowledgeable. Victoria comes to each and every session well-equipped with a laptop and worksheets every week and my daughter enjoys every session. My daughter always feels that she has learnt a great deal with her and I can wholeheartedly recommend Victoria as a Tutor of Geography.
Victoria is excellent - knowledgeable and personable, she has a great rapport with my son and he seems to be doing really well under her guidance. I highly recommend her.
My daughter has only had 3 sessions so far with Victoria but she has been very happy so far. Victoria is organised, professional and has very good subject knowledge. She has been able to quickly build a great rapport with my daughter and build her confidence.
Victoria is extremely friendly and I am very pleased with her
Victoria helped my son to improve his Geography knowledge and he achieved A* in AS level.I give complete credit to Victoria and I dont` hesitate to recommend her for my friends who are seeking for an effective and effcient German Tutor.
Great energy and enthusiasm for the subject always facilitates enhanced learning.
Great Tutor. Highly recommended.
I was not studying for my geography A Level at school so Victoria helped me work through the syllabus at a quick, efficient pace which allowed me to pick up a thorough understanding of traditionally difficult topics such as major/minor extrusive landforms. Her patient approach along with the use of her detailed notes helped me comprehend and revise topics more easily.
Victoria has been tutoring my son in Geography and Philosophy since September 2015. She has great knowledge in and a passion for her subjects. Her lessons are always well planned and her clear, engaging and informal approach makes for an ideal environment for my son to learn.
She is a lovely lady who cares, is reliable and most accommodating and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Victoria will work with my son over the next year, and so far we are absolutely thrilled. She covers a huge amount in her lessons and she has already given my son a lot of confidence. I would recommend her.
Victoria is a great tutor that helped me through my Geography A-level. An inspiring and friendly tutor that has made learning geography very enjoyable. She makes topics easily understandable and is very supportive. I would highly recommend Victoria to anyone in need of tuition.