I am a qualified and experienced tutor in both central Cambridge with over 15 years of experience teaching GCSE, AS, A level in sixth forms and F.E. colleges.
I work full time as a professional private tutor and education specialist, one benefit of working independently is that I am able to competently deliver tutoring on a range of syllabi: I support students following the AQA, OCR, IB and Pre-U courses, as well as IGCSE. I am able to ensure comprehensive coverage of the correct content, as well as exam skills required by the specific exam board.
My hourly rate includes an additional 15 minutes per session for any marking or additional support needed (for example, I offer resources relevant to each exam board should there be any gaps in notes.) I also answer student questions during their courses via email (for example, should they be revising and need guidance o what to include in an exam answer). I am also able to support students with their personal statements for their UCAS applications and can provide references when needed.
During the summer I teach on residential schools in Cambridge for international students. I also have several students working to improve on their year one grades, many of whom are required to improve them significantly to continue studying their courses at college.
From my teaching experience, I bring a real understanding of the education system and our students experiences within it. I choose to work as a private tutor, as this is where I am able to use my skills knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to greatest effect.
I believe it to be the most valuable work I have done to date, this is because our education system as it stands struggles to provide the education needed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for further study. In addition to this, many students have a range of issues which impact on their studies, with which they need support: a one-to-one learning situation is really the only way to gain an in-depth understanding of these issues and offer genuine and effective support.
I work in with my students and identify the learning needs of each. If there are issues which impact on their learning in any way, I seek to support them with these. I strongly believe that learning takes place within the context of individuals lives, it is not a separate activity, and therefore life issues influence the learning process.
I have worked successfully with students who have ADD, dyslexia, are on the ASD, as well as students with mental health issues including anxiety, OCD and substance dependency, as well as physical health and chronic conditions, In addition to this I work with students with low self-esteem, low confidence and low motivation.
I also deliver psychology for international summer schools based in Cambridge and often take on additional interesting and exciting educational projects offered.
I am experienced in tutoring one-to-one and offer on-going tutorials specifically tailored to your course, intensive revision sessions, exam skills focused sessions, or develop sessions which focus on other areas or skills as required.
I offer a friendly and supportive student centred, collaborative learning sessions, supported by excellent subject knowledge, tailored to your course and your requirements/needs.
Currently, I am working with students on a one to one basis, three of whom I am delivering the whole psychology course to, and am their sole psychology teacher, as opposed to their tutor supporting their psychology A level within a college.
I offer a range of services which include:
On-going one to one tutoring which supports in school/college study.
The delivery of the entire A level course, whether in person or online (please note that my rates for his are different due to my increased responsibility and workload#0
One off, or a fixed number of revision or support sessions for an exam, and assignment, or a specific topic area, both in real life or virtually
Virtual `drop-in` sessions online works by students booking a slot with me for a set amount of time. I base the session on whatever they need help with at the time, which can be with specific topics and or skills or more revisional or focused on exam questions, whatever is required, so please do get in touch if you think this might suit you.
My tutoring service is growing, and I now offer small group revision workshops and summer schools.
I am also working with final year undergraduate students supporting their research projects and dissertations.
With me, you can develop skills, as well as extend your knowledge, and add depth to your understanding of the material. I can help you develop strong analytical, and critical skills, as well as research and report writing skills. I can also build essay writing skills.
This means I can enable you to improve your grades and equip you with skills that will benefit other academic areas, as well as giving you the tools to competently and confidently enter higher education.
I am calm and patient, will help to build your confidence and motivate you, if you need it.
I am also employed by virtual education, for whom I develop online courses, and deliver psychology to schools & colleges throughout the country.
Availability: I currently have availability for students who require on-going / weekly tutoring, although, as I am nearing being `full` I am less flexible in what time slots I can offer.
Due to the nature of virtual and online work, I am able to offer greater flexibility with days and times for these options.
Many of my current students will have extra sessions over the Easter period, so I am happy to take on new students who may just want extra sessions during that period,.
Many of my students also book two-hour sessions, and if there is a lot to be covered, or a lot of support required, this may be advisable as exams start in May.
Before, if appropriate, and during the first session, I find out what your specific requirements are, what issues may have affected your studying so far, and what you hope to cover / achieve. I usually get to know you by looking at your evaluation skills, research methods knowledge and exam knowledge and skills. From there I make a `progression plan` so that we can see how we are going to cover what we need to cover, and will keep you informed with updates about the progress you are making.
I am very happy to receive e-mails or have phone conversations with parents if helpful, and feel that the more I know the more effective I can be.
Please note if a session is cancelled with 24 hours or less notice, the full fee is still payable. If it is cancelled with 48 hours or less notice, than half the fee is payable.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I am an experienced and qualified teacher with 15 years experience teaching GCSE, AS, A level in sixth forms and F.E. colleges.
The sixth form college at which I worked previously ,and the psychology department specifically , was consistently rated as `Outstanding` by OFSTED, was a Beacon College, and received the Queens Award for excellence.
I have worked as a mentor to new teachers, and as a DASA observer providing feedback and guidance to established teachers and have also been an assistant examiner.
I am also experienced in teaching within adult education, including Birkbeck College London, and have designed and written courses for adult education providers.
On average A level students who work with me achieve 2 grades higher than they have previously be obtaining.