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Information about Niall
My approach to teaching is dynamic and methodical. I am energetic, focused and provide a learning experience that feels natural and enjoyable. I have 20 years experience of teaching in secondary comprehensives and independant schools. I have taught all ages
and abilities. I have been a home tutor for 15 years with a exceptionally
high pass rate for exams.
Actions speak louder than words, please read my feedback from parents , 15 this academic year over 50 in total .
In addition 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 many different students and all achieved higher grades (17) or the same (5) than was expected. In P.E, Biology and Chemistry the vast majority achieved A or B grades at A level or grades 7-9 in GCSE.
I have worked for exam boards as a moderator and examiner
I am enthusiatic, warm, approachable and friendly
I 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.
I will ensure you the student or your son/ daughter fulfils their potential .
Availability: 6 nights a week all day Saturday and Sunday
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: 20 years experience teaching
Head of PE
Head of Biology
Senior lecturer at two different universities
taught all ages
taught all abilities
home tutor for 15 years.
been on several exam board`s as a moderator and examiner
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Feedback For Niall (49)
Niall has been very patient, accommodating and truly improved the understanding of elements in the A Level Biology that were previously lacking. Additional materials have been given after each lesson for revision, as well as expansion to the content.
Tutors Response :
Thank you Dr Tao for those kind words, they are deeply appreciated. I am glad to hear this feedback. Thanks
My son sits his A levels this year and has found Niall`s support in PE very helpful. Niall is clearly knowlegable and has his lessons well planned. He has built an excellent rapport with my son who very much looks forward to their lessons.
Tutors Response :
Thanks for those kind words. I thoroughly enjoying tutoring Dan, his enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge motivates me ,to ensure I create an environment In which he can learn and perform to his optimum. Thanks.
Niall and I have been working on Biology A2 sessions for some time, and he has dramatically improved my confidence in the subject. Niall has sent PowerPoints should I need extra help on something, and sent lessons after we have completed them. When I was ill, he could work around still teaching me a great understanding of the subject I was struggling with. I moved up a grade with Niall, and his calm, friendly, and humor-filled lessons never feel boring to me. He allows ample time for me to take down notes that help me understand the subject better, and his lessons have lots of questions to check my knowledge is solid. I have every confidence that he is a great teacher, and will help me improve at AQA Biology.
Tutors Response :
Thanks for those kind and motivating words. You are a pleasure to tutor and your effort and thirst for knowledge are truly commendable. Thank you
I have been studying with Niall for 3 months. Throughout that time I have found him to be reliable, enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable about the curriculum and nothing has been too much trouble. Sessions can be flexible and I receive a stretching mix of taught material, exam practice and private study. Couldnt have picked better, I am now feeling far more confident and prepared.
Niall, is trully an outstanding tutor. Niall`s wealth of knowledge and professional experience has supported my son in gaining a deeper understanding of the subjects. He has built a good rapport with my son and Niall ensures that my son is always challenging himself. I have no reservations in recommending Niall to any other parents looking for a tutor. The fact my son actually looks forward to his lessons speaks volume of the quality of teaching!
We`re so pleased with Niall. He`s the real deal. Really knowledgeable about the `A` level PE syllabus and very personable, punctual and prepared. He takes time to explain tricky topics,and goes the extra mile to answer questions between lessons, and review returned papers for feedback. Niall is the tutor who makes the most of the quality time he gets, to turn things around - time that teachers at Sixth form just don`t have for one to ones! I`ve got great hopes...Jeannie (Mum of Dom)
Nial has been excellent in understanding what my son actually needs help with. He is professional, patient, knowledgable and enthusiastic in his tutoring. My sons confidence in preparation towards his A levels is growing. Thanks Nial!
Tutors Response :
Thanks for those kind words, very much appreciated. Your son is a pleasure to tutor with is enthusiastic approach and motivation to push himself.
Niall started tutoring my son in April after he`d had very low and disappointing mock results in his PE A level, not in line with his predictions. Niall really helped my son understand how to answer exam papers, especially the questions that required a lot of writing and therefore more points available. My son got along great with Niall and I would highly recommend him. And he ended up getting his predicted A in PE so was very worthwhile getting this extra help even though it was only for a few months.
My son had his first session with Niall today. Niall was energetic and friendly and put my son at ease pretty much immediately. He was encouraging throughout and my son finished the session feeling far more positive about tackling his A level Biology. He has had a nightmare year with supply teachers and remote learning due to staff sickness and catching up seems pretty impossible but Im very optimistic now and we will be booking regular sessions.
I cannot recommend Niall highly enough, his input and ability to quickly build a relationship and rapport with my son meant i saw an increase in focus and diligence towards his studies in general but also an increased confidence with PE going into his exams. My son enjoyed working Niall and really respected him as a tutor, his approach really engaged him. Niall responded very promptly to any messages that i sent and he was extremely professional and very courteous. If you are looking for a tutor to support your son / daughter with their studies then choose Niall.
Great Tutor, friendly and very helpful, lots of material provided to aid learning. My daughter really enjoyed working with him.
Great tutor really helped my son with his Sports Science A level preparation.
Niall has been amazing with our son, he focuses on exam questions which we have found is good as it has helped him with his GCSEs. Niall took out son from a predicted grade 5 to what we hoping now will be a 7 plus. You will find Nialls tutoring technique to be very educational. Once our son has done his GCSEs we will carry on with our other lad nice and early so his well prepared.
Mr Niall is a very good teacher. He tutored my son who is in year 12 and needed help with Biology. He provides additional study material and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend Mr Niall for Biology lessons.
Niall has been a great tutor for my son during his AS level exam. His confidence has grown and his enjoyment in the subject: couldnt recommend him enough.
Niall had been invaluable in helping my son improve both knowledge and exam technique. He goes into his AS exams this week with more confidence and is looking forward to carrying on with Niall`s help into his A Levels next year. Niall not only has helped him with the subject but had passed on valuable exam technique methods to use and supplied many resources to help with revision. Niall is an excellent tutor who not only builds a great relationship with his pupil but also ensures they have all the material they need to succeed. Thanks
Niall has been an excellent tutor for our son. He knows the PE specification intimately, plans interesting on-line sessions and always links them to past paper questions. Our son is guided in answering them and feedback is provided.
Niall has been fabulous! We agreed a weekly time and he was always punctual. More importantly, my son really warned to him and respected his knowledge and skills. Henry found the lessons really engaging and said he wished we would have found Niall sooner. His confidence has really improved as a result of the work they have done together. I whole-heartedly recommend Niall as a PE tutor and wouldn`t hesitate in using his talents again.
Very clear in teaching and explains things very well
My daughter really enjoyed having lessons with Niall.
Niall was a tremendous help to our Son. He quickly identified knowledge gaps and clearly explained how to improve exam technique. He is a knowledgeable and reliable tutor and we found his vast experience to be exactly what our son needed. I would highly recommend Niall.
Very pleased to have found Niall. Organised, reliable and extremely knowledgeable. Prepares lesson plans and provides material for each tutorial and my son really enjoys his teaching methods. Highly recommended.
Niall clicked with my son immediately and I could see he would be a great tutor. Unfortunately timings / availability didn`t work out but I would recommend to others
Niall has been a great help with my daughters PE A level, he`s friendly, explains it really clearly and he creates great resources.
Absolutely amazing tutor! Niall has worked with our son for a number of months and has not only improved his predicted grades in PE considerably, but has built up his confidence in the subject. Niall has a wealth of experience both academic and practical which he has been happy to share with our son. Learning about some of the real life application of the subject has inspired our son to look to progress Sports Science at University. I am so pleased that we found Niall! I could not recommend him highly enough. First class! If you are looking for a PE tutor then I would look no further.
Niall has been providing `online` support for my son for the past 3 months in preparation for his P.E A level examinations. My son found Niall to be a knowledgeable and supportive tutor, especially with his academic and sporting background. The lessons were informative, engaging and Niall made some of the more challenging subject matter easier to understand. Jack was impressed with how Niall was able to explain in detail in how to answer the structured essay questions, which has improved his assessments at school. Clearly Niall is a consummate professional who takes time to prepare and deliver the lessons content and provides timely homework. He is also prepared to change lessons at short notice. Niall is an excellent tutor and those fortunate to secure his services will not be disappointed.
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
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.
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.
Niall is extremely knowledgeable in his subject and is really helping my daughter with her A level PE
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Very Diligent with good ideas and wealth of exprience
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Excellent Tutor for my son`s GCSE`s last year. Can highly recommend him.
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.
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.
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.