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Niall (Tutor in Guilford)

Niall
Niall
Tutor
Guilford, Surrey
Feedback Score:
+23
Member Since: 31/12/2011
Last Login: 14 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 6 hours
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Qualifications

PhD
Leeds Metropolitan University
Sport and Exercise Science
Pass  (2007)
MSc
Brunel University
Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Distinction  (1997)
PGCE
University of Exeter
Biological Sciences
Distinction  (1995)
BSc
University of Brighton
Sport and Exercise Science
2:1  (1994)
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Rates summary: 25.00 to 40.00 per hour
Information about Niall

My аpprоach tо teаching is dynаmic аnd methоdicаl. I аm energetic, focused and provide a learning experience thаt feels nаturаl аnd enjoyable. I have 18 years experience of teaching in secondary comprehensives and independant schools. I have taught all ages
and abilities. I have been a home tutor for 13 years with a
very high pass rate for exams.
Most of my students are now from past students telling friends etc.
Please Look at the feedback left from numerous students over the last four years. Only those that have registered can write feedback but those students that contacted me through friends i.e word of mouth I have lists of excellent references, I would be happy to show you.
This last academic year I tutored 15 different students and all achieved higher grades (14) or the same (3) than was expected. In P.E, Biology and Chemistry the vast majority achieved A or B grades

I have worked for exam boards as a moderator and examiner
I am enthusiatic, warm, approachable and friendly
spent 10 years working in premiership football as a sport scientist so have practical experience of how science can be used in the real world

Availability: 6 nights a week all day Saturday and Sunday

Willing to travel: 30 miles

Experience: 18 years experience teaching
taught all ages
taught all abilities
home tutor for 13 years.
been on several exam board`s as a moderator and examiner

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Feedback For Niall (23)
We have a total of 25 review(s) for Niall.

Elspeth (Mrs)
09/10/2018

5/5 Rating

Niall was organised and equipped for each lesson and always had a good plan and Powerpoint ready. Despite a limited timeframe, he got me through all the content in time for the exam. He`s very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about PE which is exactly what I needed as he could answer all my questions including the off spec ones. In the run up to exams he provided many relevant questions from past papers prepared so that I could always test my knowledge and improve my technique every week.

Tutors Response :

Thanks so so much for that positive feedback and I am sincerely happy that you both felt I helped
Thanks


Susan (Mrs)
20/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Niall started helping my son with OCR A Level PE at the end of the Easter holidays in Upper 6th - 2 months out from the exams. His help & support were excellent and he helped my son make great improvements in both his knowledge and confidence for the exams. Would thoroughly recommend Niall as a tutor.


Ned (Mr)
19/05/2018

5/5 Rating

Niall has been helping my son with his PE A level in the run up to his exams. Niall has been very reliable and professional. My son has found him to be very approachable and Niall has really helped consolidate his knowledge and improve his confidence in the subject. We have been really pleased with Niall as a tutor.


Olivia (Miss)
14/05/2018

5/5 Rating

Niall is extremely knowledgeable in his subject and is really helping my daughter with her A level PE


Kate (Mrs)
02/09/2017

5/5 Rating

Becky (16): As someone who went from a C in my GCSE chemistry mock to getting an A* in my actual GCSE, I can honestly say that I couldn`t have done it without Niall. Not only did he have confidence in me, he also encouraged me to have confidence in myself and pushed me to get the best grade possible. I struggled a lot with biology too but ended up going from an unstable A in my mock to a solid A* in my exam. He makes you feel comfortable and relaxed and knows exactly what he`s talking about, making him able to adapt to different people`s needs. As a student, I would definitely recommend him to anyone!


Emma (Mrs)
15/08/2017

5/5 Rating

Niall is a truly truly brilliant A Level PE tutor. I was looking for help for my 17/18 year old son for his A level AQA PE exam. We found Niall - and that was THE moment my sons love and understanding of his PE A level syllabus began. I truly cannot recommend Niall more. My son has mild dyslexia and Niall approached all his lessons with great understanding, planning and consideration. Im tempted not to praise Niall more than I have as I want him free to have time to tutor our daughter through her PE GCSE next year! I cannot thank you enough Niall.


Amanda (Mrs)
12/07/2017

5/5 Rating

We only found Niall about 6 weeks before my son was due to take his exams so didn`t have a lot of time to prepare. He responded straight away and was very good at accommodating us. My son was really struggling with his P.E. A level and had no confidence. In the short time we had Niall was able to build his confidence and help him understand the subject more. My son really liked Niall`s way of teaching and found the time with him helped hugely. Niall was very easy to deal with and good at keeping in touch and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor for P.E.


Kate (Mrs)
14/06/2017

5/5 Rating

This is the second time we have used Niall for Chemistry and Biology tutoring this time for my second daughter sitting her GCSEs. Like the first time, the quality of Niall`s tutoring cannot be surpassed. Her confidence in the subject has gone through the roof and we genuinely feel she has gone from a C grade to an A* (although the results in August will confirm this!) Niall gives 110% to his students, tailoring his support specifically to their needs and the additional work sheets and print outs he provided were invaluable.On top of that, he`s a really nice guy! We have no hesitation in highly recommending. Thank you again Niall


Philomena (Ms)
25/05/2017

5/5 Rating

Niall has made a huge difference to my son`s confidence in A2 PE. He has expert understanding of the subject and syllabus, and provides my son with excellent additional documentation to aid his studies. My son says the lessons are inspiring. He loves going to see Niall.


Joanna (Mrs)
22/08/2016

5/5 Rating

Would highly recommend Niall as a tutor. His friendly approach and attitude to learning enabled my son to achieve his grades. Thank you for all the encouragement and support.


Joanna (Mrs)
22/08/2016

5/5 Rating

As a student, I highly recommend Niall as a tutor. After some disappointing results from AS I started seeing him and he taught all three of my subjects - PE, Biology and Psychology. My academic performances improved dramatically and at A2 he helped me achieve the grades to get into my first choice university. His lessons were thoroughly enjoyable and the resources were very useful. Thanks Niall!


Alison (Mrs)
13/08/2016

5/5 Rating

We found Niall a great help for our son. His approach helped our son to become more confident in the subject and himself . He enjoyed the tutor sessions which were relaxed, informal and very positive.


Timmy (Mr)
06/01/2016

4/5 Rating

Very Diligent with good ideas and wealth of exprience


Mark (Mr)
15/10/2015

4/5 Rating

Niall is a very knowledgeable tutor with a lot of experience tutoring Biology which he tutored to my year 12 and 13 daughter. He always communicated well with my daughter and helped her to engage with the subject more fully.


Will (Mr)
15/10/2015

3/5 Rating

We only managed an introductory session with Niall as he is currently out of the country and we have subsequently decided not to wait until he returns. He seemed very pleasant and enthusiastic. Perhaps a little too much talking and not enough doing, but then this was our experience from just one session. Our friends were very complementary of his abilities.


Richard (Mr)
15/09/2015

3/5 Rating

Niall is a very personable and approachable teacher, but could benefit from improved organisation. Niall tutored my daughter for A-Level biology, and while his tutoring was of a good quality, there were a number of times when sessions were missed due to a variety of problems. Apart from that I`d be happy to recommend him.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your time and effort in providing feedback. However your grade 3/5 I feel is unfair and the only time I haven`t had 5/5. This grade is not a true reflection of my tutoring. However if it is what you feel I am extremely disappointed in your comments and mark


Simon (Mr)
25/08/2015

5/5 Rating

Had Niall for just under a year, great tutor, would highly recommend him to anybody, helped me gain above my predicted grade in Physical Education, masses of resources for learning and revision, always on time, always positive and definitely knows his stuff. Genuinely nice guy.


Noreen (Mrs)
17/08/2015

4/5 Rating

Niall tutored my daughter who was totally lacking in confidence in her ability to pass AS Biology. Niall was reliable and his easy going manner helped my daughter`s confidence to grow. I`m delighted to say she passed her AS Biology and would like to thank Niall for all his help and support.


David (Mr)
13/08/2015

5/5 Rating

Just an update to my earlier feedback.

My son David received his A Level results today and he obtained an A grade and is now going on to Southampton University to study Biology. Niall has worked with David throughout this year again with the same skill, conscientiousness and enthusiasm and as a result David has obtained the result he wished for. I cannot recommend Niall highly enough to any prospective student.


Gaby (Mrs)
06/07/2015

5/5 Rating

Niall was an excellent tutor. He was very well resourced and was able to answer any question i had. I found that his passion for the subject was motivational. Niall was extremely helpful for A2 AQA Biology and i am very grateful for all his help!

Tutors Response :

Thanks Gaby, i hope you have a great summer and get the grades you deserve. Please keep in touch


Kate (Mrs)
29/06/2015

5/5 Rating

From the very first moment, Niall was a friendly and funny man who clearly has a great skill in teaching. He was really supportive in helping me understand the areas which I was not familiar with and improving my ability to answer questions as mark schemes dictate. The best thing of all is that he made learning really fun. He had a unique way of explaining things, often giving every day examples to help describe things in a new way. I never thought I would say this but he actually made me begin to enjoy studying biology and I think that in itself is an achievement. I definitely recommend him to everyone and anyone. Cheers Niall! (Emily - AS level)

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for those kind words, they really meant a lot. I would also like to say Emily it has been a pleasure teaching you and I think you surprised yourself how good you are at Biology.
Thanks
Niall


Alicia (Mrs)
24/06/2015

5/5 Rating

Excellent Tutor for my son`s GCSE`s last year. Can highly recommend him.


Alicia (Mrs)
25/11/2014

5/5 Rating

Niall tutored my son at GCSE and was particularly good at going through exam technique which enabled my son to go from a grade D (est) to B in his exam in 3 months. Very pleased.


Chris (Mr)
25/06/2014

5/5 Rating

Niall was one of, if not the best teacher I have ever had, and I am sure I would have not been as confident going into my A2 exams if I had not had Niall. His teaching made complicated aspects of the courses seem clear and even enjoyable.
I strongly recommend Niall as a tutor and wish I had been taught by him earlier.


David (Mr)
20/05/2014

5/5 Rating

Niall has been a brilliant tutor for my son, David, who is taking his AS Biology this year. David had many questions and they have all been answered clearly and in full. Niall focuses his lessons around specific biological topics, uses past papers a great deal to monitor progress and also employs revision Powerpoint presentations. As an experienced tutor he knows of many useful study aids and resources. Most important of all is Niall`s enthusiasm for Biology which he then passes on to the student.


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