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Robert (Tutor in Otley)

Otley, Yorkshire
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Member Since: 04/01/2012
Last Login: 6 months ago
Response Rate: 45%
Expected Response: < 2 days

My Qualifications

University of Leeds
No grades for a PhD  (2008)
University of Leeds
Secondary Science
No grade for a PGCE  (2008)

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Rates summary: 40.00 to 45.00 per hour
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Information about Robert

I have 12 years of experience in both the classroom and as a private tutor. My focus is on exam technique and past papers. I always adapt my teaching style to meet the needs of the learner, working with them to provide the best possible outcomes (A grades!!!).

I feel I am the ideal personal tutor due to my many and varied experiences in various forms of teaching. This began with demonstrating to undergraduates and mentoring students writing dissertations whilst studying for my Ph.D. Post completion of my PGCE I gained experience teaching 11-16 year olds in a mixed comprehensive secondary school. Since being appointed as Head of Chemistry I have been responsible for all of the A-level Chemistry teaching at Burnley College. Responsibilities include mentoring NQT and PGCE Chemistry teachers, writing and developing the AS and A2 Chemistry schemes of work and administrating the entire coursework aspect of the Chemistry A level. My A level students have, in the past achieved, on average, 1 grade above their national target.

During my time teaching Chemistry at Burnley College internal College assessments carried out to assess students satisfaction with lecturers performance (SPOCS) resulted in over 95% of students rating the Chemistry teaching as Excellent, with 100% rating it as excellent or good. Along with another member of staff I have founded the first Burnley College science club, aimed at provoking debate and discussion of the latest scientific developments while promoting an enthusiasm for science in general. These experiences, along with my genuine enthusiasm, knowledge of the latest innovations in teaching such as podcasting, twitter (@chemistryAlevel with over 5000 followers), facebook and use of video technology in lessons make me an ideal tutor.

I have recently taken up a new position as teacher of Chemistry at a high achieving Independent school in Bradford. This move was to allow me to spend more time with my family and less time commuting to work.

Last year the students I tutored all achieved A grades (1 for OCR A, 1 for OCR B and 1 for AQA).

Availability: Evenings, Weekends and weekdays during school holidays.

Willing to travel: 12 miles

Experience: 11 Years as a personal tutor, 11 years teaching experience (GCSE Science, A level Chemistry).

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We have a total of 8 review(s) for Robert.

Judith (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Excellent... we are delighted with our tutor.
The site was clear and easy to use

Liz (Ms)

5/5 Rating

We were very pleased with the support provided to our daughter in her A level Chemistry. By focusing on improving her weaker areas, ‘the penny dropped’ and she sat her exams with confidence. She achieved an A grade, surpassing expectations. Thank you!

Liz (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Our daughter is making very good progress so far. Going through past exam papers and clarifying specific problems considerably aids her understanding.

Suzannah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Robert is extremely approachable and very polite. He wants you to get the very best from each tutor session. He delivers expertly and clearly but in a manner which is easy to understand. We are absolutely delighted to have found Robert on Tutor Hunt and would highly recommend him.

Zahra (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very impressed with Robert`s tutoring. He seems very organised and professional. My daughter has found him very helpful.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much, thats nice to hear!

Phil (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Rob was organised, friendly, and very knowledgeable regarding the course content and exam structure / technique. I found he was able to allow me to understand topics which I had previously struggled with and was able to answer any questions which I had.

Miriam (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Robert is a friendly and hard working tutor with an excellent ability of explaining difficult concepts in a clear and precise way. Very focused and professional as well as inspiring. I could not have succeeded without him.

Tutors Response :

Thank you. Thats so nice to read. Good luck for results day!

Steven (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent! My son feels the tutorials are really improving his understanding.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much! I really appreciate that.

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