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Swadlincote, Derbyshire
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Member Since: 04/04/2019
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 22 hours

My Qualifications

University of Southampton
MA(Ed) Geographical Education
Pass  (2001)
Keele University
Certificate in Education
Pass  (1995)
University of Derby
Geography and Business Studies
2:1  (1994)

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How references rated Chris

Rates summary: 37.00 to 45.00 per hour

Information about Chris

Experienced Geography teacher with 24 years experience of teaching GCSE and A Level Geography.
I am a senior examiner for both AQA and EDEXCEL GCSE and A Level Geography.

I can assist with examination technique, knowledge and understanding and NEA(Non-Examined Assessment).

Availability: Monday, Tuesday Wednesday,
Saturday and Sunday.

Willing to travel: 30 miles

Experience: I have taught for 28 years in a variety of school settings. Currently Head of Department.
I have a BS-2:1 in Geography and an MA(Ed) in Geographical Education.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Chris (44)

We have a total of 45 review(s) for Chris.

Georgia (Mrs)

3/5 Rating

Thanks Chris. He has lots of experience

Jane (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris has been very helpful improving my confidence in the subject of Geography. He has helped me understand geographical concepts which I was finding difficult. If only Chris had been my teacher in school! I recommend Chris if you need help with Geography. Thank you Chris.

Stuart (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Overall engaging and very knowledgeable, obviously as a result of great and long standing experience. Helpful in all aspects of the subject in terms of content and exam technique which I think is especially important. Overall I found Chris to be not only am effective teacher but also a nice guy, it makes tutor sessions focused and productive without being monotonous and draining.

Angela (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris is a really great tutor, so says my son who is quite fussy when it comes to who teaches him for Geography, he knows what works and what doesn`t and Chris gets a big thumbs up and 5 Stars which speaks for itself! He really helped my son prepare for his GCSEs and is continuing to help and support him with the remainder papers which are due after half term. I cannot recommend him highly enough :)

Ian (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Really enjoying Chris` style of teaching - really helpful and knowledgeable.

Justine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Daughter finds Chris really helpful in the run up to her GCSEs

Ethan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris is an excellent geography tutor that has helped me with exam style, technique and coursework across both human and physical geography. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a geography tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank-you for your kind feedback. Best of luck with your forthcoming exams Ethan.

Elaine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We are very happy with Chris, my son is really enjoying the sessions and already benefitting from the extra help he’s being given.

Samantha (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris was a great online tutor helping my son achieve the grade he needed in his A level geography to start Uni shortly. Ben enjoyed his online lessons & found Chris` style of tutoring perfect for him - Thank you Chris

Shamira (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Good teacher. No longer teachers due to other commitments.

Charlotte (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Chris is a wonderful tutor with a passion for Geography and is full of knowledge. He has helped me develop my geography skills and understand the content.

Tutors Response :

Thank-you for your kind feedback Charlotte. Good luck for the up and coming examinations. Best wishes, Chris

Helen (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Hi Chris Thanks so much for teaching my son. You have really helped him. Chris has a lot of resources to hand and is great with advice about how to answer exam questions. Many thanks.

Tutors Response :

Thank-you for the feedback. It has been a pleasure helping Irving.

Lisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris has been very supportive with my daughter, offering some good advice for her A level geography. We are hoping to continue with him after Christmas

Tutors Response :

Thank-you for the kind words Lisa. Looking forward to resuming after Christmas. Best wishes, Chris

Jane (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Chris is a very good teacher, very helpful.

Sandra (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris responded to our initial enquiry straight away and started tutoring very quickly. This was much appreciated.. Unfortunately due to other circumstances we did not continue tutoring.

Agnese (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher. My son is studying with Chris for few months and is very happy. His knowledge already improved and I`m sure he will be at his best for his A levels. Thanks Chris

Isabel (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Only had a couple of lessons with Chris so far but my son enjoyed them and will be taking them again in half term.

Sandy (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter was initially a resistant tutee but quickly warmed to Chris and the remote format. Chris made her feel comfortable and supported. Chris` expertise and examiner background proved invaluable and he was particularly helpful with the extended essay element where she felt especially initially adrift. Going into Y13 she was a B student. We saw him take her through the levels over the course of the year: by Jan she was getting As much of the time, by Spring A* - coming out with a fantastic A* overall. Thanks Chris!

Tutors Response :

Thank-you so much Sandy for your feedback. It was a pleasure to help your daughter. Best wishes to Penny for the future.

Evgeniya (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris is a wonderful and talented teacher. He helped my son a lot with the exam answer system and the structure and requirements of NEA. His lessons are very helpful.

Ella (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Chris was a great tutor he really helped with preparing for my geography A-level especially with exam technique as he has lots of experience as an examiner. He was always happy to help and look through my work I had done outside of our lessons.

Nathan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris taught Geography A level to my son for four months during lockdown (January to May). Chris helped move my sons performance grades from a C-/D to A. His knowledge of his subject was exceptional and he taught my son very well, but also how to pass exams with a level of knowledge transfer and confidence that was missing before Chris became involved. This was all done virtually and means our son is going to attend a Russell Group University. Very happy parent and student.

Nancy (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Chris has helped me improve so much in geography, I went from getting C’s in my tests to getting A’s. He is kind and understanding and helped me in particular with my NEA. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris!

Tutors Response :

Thank you Nancy for your feedback. It has been a real pleasure to teach you. I wish you all the very best for the future.

Mai (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Chris was a great tutor for my son and helped him prepare for his A level Geography exams. Lessons were conducted online. Chris advised on exam techniques and shared resources which were helpful for essay questions.

Emma (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris has worked with my daughter Daisy in preparation for her GCSE Geography. Like all children in 2020/21, GCSEs have created a level of uncertainty and worry and we felt it necessary to reach out and find a tutor who could help build Daisy`s confidence and revision technique for whatever assessment method she faced. In short, Chris has been a total super star! We have seen Daisy`s grades improve dramatically from being a mid-range student to achieving top quartile results (in school tests as part of the GCSE evidence portfolio) but more importantly, our daughter has develop a level of geography confidence and capability that we could have not achieved without Chris. His style is practical, straight forward, engaging and with bags of common sense. Daisy looked forward and enjoyed every session with him. If you are looking for a great geography tutor, I would highly recommend Chris.

dave (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris is very helpful, well informed and an excellent teacher. He really helped my daughter progress in her A level studies. He explains concepts clearly.

Jane (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Really helped my daughter to improve her 20 mark questions and has very good knowledge about all aspects of the A level course. Would highly reccomend!

Joseph (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris was great for helping me to prepare for my exams and I felt confident going into all exams after my sessions with him. He was able to help me with exam technique and my general understanding of the subject. Amazing teacher!

Tutors Response :

Thanks for the feedback Joseph. It has been a pleasure to assist you. Best of luck for the future.

Lynda (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher. Patient, relatable and highly recommended!

Amanda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris was an invaluable help to my daughter who is studying A Level Geography. He was really approachable and friendly and made her feel at ease straight away. He helped address gaps in her knowledge and understanding which in turn really built her confidence. She really enjoyed the sessions with him and we can recommend him highly. Thanks Chris.

Preethika (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris is a fantastic tutor and one that I would highly recommend. My daughter says; Chris did not bring his own agenda but he was open to start where my daughter wanted to start on the topcs she needed most help. She also said Chris is very easy to communicate with as he listens to the needs, he sets out clear objectives of the sessions and has a teaching style that is clear, concise and understandable in subject areas that required targeted support. We are very satisfied!! Highly recommended!

Malik (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris is by far one of the best tutors I’ve encountered. My son is a year 9 Geography student who Chris has coached from a grade 4 to a grade 8/9. He is extremely talented and has a natural gift in teaching students. He is worth every penny and I would recommend him 100 times over.

Helen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris has been fantastic helping my daughter with A level Geography... His help and guidance has been priceless with the lack of school time due to Covid 19. Thank you!

{d} (Mr)

5/5 Rating

During this pandemic Chris has been an incredible tutor keeping my son focussed on his home studies. His insider knowledge as a examiner has been invaluable and this has resulted in my son achieving consistent high scoring tests despite the lack of a structured schooling. He achieved an A* in his mock and we are keeping our fingers crossed that this continues and he ultimately achieves this as his final grade.

David (Mr)

4/5 Rating

I was looking for a tutor who would help improve the quality of my son`s written submissions - both homework and exam-style questions, rather than simply teaching him Geography. Chris has been very good at being flexible, in order to mirror the topics being covered at my son`s school. He is also working well to help my son develop his skills in tackling assignments, rather than simply telling him what to do. In this way my son is getting the confidence he needs to critically assess and tackle the work, rather than simply being shown what to do.

Millicent (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

3rd session, she is progressing well and guiding my daughter. Great video suggestions on supplementary learning. Thank you

Ronnie (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very good

Shirin (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris is tutoring my year 11 son, who looks forward to his lessons, feels they are productive, making topics clearer. He is now much more confident about his GCSE geography.

Kaddour (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Chris has been helping my son on his A-level preps and i can only repeat what my son said (excellent teacher).

Catherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

brilliant, very reliable and knowledgeable and highly recommended

Hannah (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

My daughter feels more confident taking her GCSE Geography after having sessions with Chris.

Maria (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Chris has been working with my Year 11 daughter for a few weeks so far helping her catch up on some missed Year 10 work in readiness for her GCSE Geography exams this year. He has been fantastic so far. He even squeezed in an extra session over the half term to help her cover the missed term. The sessions have been well prepared and she has enjoyed them. The ability to focus on areas that are needed at a pace that suits her has made it an excellent investment.

Rachel (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We contacted Chris to help our son with his IGCSE Geography. We have been home schooling him since Sept 2019 and wanted some help with exam techniques and general revision of the syllabus. Chris was quick to respond to us and did everything he could to accommodate our needs. Initially we were unsure about how our son would cope with Zoom lessons due to his anxiety and low confidence, however he has taken to them extremely well. His lessons are really well planned with a mixture of slides and exam questions to help our son prepare for his exam. I would definitely recommend Chris, just wish we had contacted him sooner.

Lucy (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Chris has been tutoring my son in A level Geography as he really struggled with his mock. My son has gained confidence since Chris started working with him and has actually been keen for his lessons ... most unusual! Chris has been really punctual and reliable and was really easy to communicate with from the start.i old definitely recommend him.

Gill (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Chris is very reliable and approachable. He has developed an excellent professional rapport with our 16 year old son. He is well prepared and finds strategies to support him.

Lindsey (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son has found his sessions with Chris really useful so far. He’s Supporting him very well & helping him get the best out of his non examined assessment.

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