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.
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review(s) for Mel.
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.