Mel (Tutor in Cheadle)
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Information about Mel
I am a 47 year old father of three children living in Stockport. I have previously worked as a Post Doctoral scientist at the University of Manchester and have now been tutoring for several years. I have a modern approach to tutoring and try to keep things fun and interesting.
Current holder of Enhanced DSB certificate.
Availability: I offer tuition in the evening after school and at weekends and during school holidays. I tutor in your home.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: Teaching experience
I have taught at every level including University, A level, GCSE and Primary and have achieved success at every level, from an 8 year old pupil who achieved his Silver and Gold times tables certificate after 2 months, to successful entry into grammar schools and "A" grade A levels. I am currently supporting an autistic student to achieve his goal of entry into Grammar school.
I am currently tutoring several children in year 5 to prepare for the 11+ /entrance exam for Grammar schools in the Trafford and Stockport. I am also teaching several A level student preparing for the AQA Biology exam in June. I have an excellent track record of gaining excellent grades.
I also have classroom experience in Primary schools, teaching mathematics and science to children in KS2 on a one-to-one basis.
Approach to tutoring
My teaching strategy for students preparing for a specific exams, is to concentrate on exam technique and completing past exam papers. For younger children who are struggling in school or need to catch up, I take each subject back to basics and provide strategies for learning.
Feedback For Mel (26)
Dr Mel was tutoring my 10 year old son for the 11+. He has a really scientific and logical approach to the questions which my son really thrived on. He has good resources and a great manner with kids that keeps them engaged.
Mel was very helpful, my daughter only had a few lessons with him before school got their act together with online lessons, but he gave her some great tips for revising for the GCSEs, and it helped her to feel confident she could get her learning under control. Thanks Mel.
Weve been using Mel now for a few weeks to help our daughter prepare for her 11+ exams. She already had a mound of CGP and Bond books and all the practice papers in the world however we still felt that she needed more clarity. Mel has given her just that. Hes found areas she can work on and given her plenty of work to support that. We are now fully confident that shes got the best tutor for the job and also recommend him to friends and family. Great tutor and so lucky to have him.
My daughter only had Mel for a short period as A levels have now been cancelled, however, she found him to be a great teacher and really helped in revision and exam preparation.
Mel immediately established a rapport with my son who is doing A level biology. His teaching style is relaxed and casual and perfectly suited my son. He help enormously in a very short period of time and gave Ben a level of confidence that he previously lacked. Ben has been most grateful for his help with this subject.
excellent tutor. explains things so much clearly. will recommend anytime
Dr Mel is great teacher and has helped my daughter improve her work in English and maths, she is even finding maths more enjoyable. He is polite, kind and very helpful, my daughter has achieved her targets in few lessons.
Thanks Dr Mel
Your clear and simple explanation of techniques for doing non-verbal reasoning is amazing. Now my son is mastering it after only few sessions.
Great tutor, especially with exam techniques.
Mel has great patience to talk my son through 11+ exam, he managed to maintain his attention and make him stick to his homework. Would recommend to any parents wishing to support their children through 11+
I had Mel for only a few months and he boosted me up 3 grades from what i was previously in Biology A level. A very focused and exam technique based teaching style. An excellent tutor.
Mel is always punctual and well prepared for his lessons. He is polite and knows his work inside out. We have seen a huge leap in the ability of our little one in all areas. Mel has been invaluable in getting him prepared for the 11+
He always sets homework and goes through it at the beginning of each visit. He has his own special approach with which he teaches. Judging by the results we have seen and the reviews of others, it clearly works really well. Thank you so much, we all look forward to your next visit.
Mel has been excellent with my son`s tutoring and he has engaged him in his studies very quickly. The confidence he develops after each session is fantastic.
Mel has now provided a number of sessions for my daughter in her 1st year of A Level Biology. She finds his sessions very clear and his approach very calm and friendly which, as she is very shy, is ideal. Contact with Mel has been prompt and efficient. Highly recommended.
Dr Mel is very professional and has helped my son a lot in Biology. Would highly recommend Mel to any students looking for science tutor!
Excellent, really helpful :)
Mel is an excellent tutor for my 11 yr old son. I have no problem in recommending him to other parents.
Excellent tutor. Dr Mel is superbly qualified tutor and totally dedicated to his students. We are very impressed with Dr Mel, and our daughter is enjoying studying biology because of him.
Thank you very much Dr Mel
Mel is a great Tutor, especially knowledgeable in Biology. He prepares our son, who is home educated, for his IGCSEs in Chemistry, Biology and Physics and knows exam formats very well. Mel is very reliable and we would recommend him.
Excellent tutor, my daughter is learning and understanding much better especially maths. Mel knows how to make maths fun and enjoyable, teaches according to the childs caliber. Im really pleased, I can assure if anyone looks for a tutor I would recommend Mel. He is excellent.
Good reliable tutor..
Mel has been a brilliant biology tutor. His approach means you can adapt to the exam technique and my results have definitely improved throughout the year. He is very friendly and patient. I would thoroughly recommend him!
Mel is a very good tutor,he is a good listener and explains the Biology lesson effectively.My son`s confidence and understanding of the subject and his grades have improved.I would recommend Mel as a tutor.