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Robert (Tutor in Avon)

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Member Since: 11/01/2010
Last Login: 5 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
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My Qualifications

Keele University
Science education
Pass  (1998)
Institute of Linguists
Spanish Intermediate
D  (1993)
Imperial College London
Mineral Exploration
Pass  (1987)
King's College London (Universi...
2:1  (1985)

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Information about Robert

I have been teaching Science and Maths for 22 years to GCSE level. I can teach separate Chemistry, Physics and Biology to GCSE level.
I teach Chemistry and Biology to A level.
I worked on the governments 1 to 1 Maths tutor programme in 2 secondary schools between 2008 and 2011.
I lived and worked in South America for 2 years and have a good level of Spanish and Portuguese. I can teach Spanish and Portuguese to A-level or teach holiday/business level language in either language.
I am patient and will match the level of work covered to the individual students needs.
I have worked at the following schools in the Bristol/Bath area
Brislington (f/t), Somervale (Midsomer Norton)(f/t), Broadlands (Keynsham)(p/t), Kings Oak Academy (Kingswood)(p/t) and Hayesfield (Bath)(p/t) the Bath Academy and Hayesfield.
I can provide a CV and refs from schools/parents of former tutees if needed.

Availability: Late afternoon, evenings and weekends. Some daytime possible but depends on other commitments

Willing to travel: 8 miles

Experience: Geology degree (2:1) and MSc in Mineral Exploration
Worked as Geologist for 5 years (1988-1993)
Researcher/tutor in Coventry University for 3 years (1994-1997)
22 years working in Secondary sector teaching Science (Biol, Chem, Phys) (GCSE), Chemistry (A level) and Maths (GCSE) (1998-2020)
Home tutor plus part-time teacher for the last 15 years
Lived and worked in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries (1992-93)

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We have a total of 19 review(s) for Robert.

Angelique (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Robert has ben absolutely great working with my daughter on GCSE science. He gets right to work, brings study sheets and they spend every minute concentrating on the task at hand. He has an excellent way of getting my daughter to think about a question from many different angles so that she fully understands the concept. I highly recommend him.

Kris (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Robert has only had a couple of sessions with our daughter, however I can already see her confidence increasing. She enjoys the sessions and feels confident to ask Robert for help with anything she has struggled with in school lessons.

Samantha (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rob tutored my daughter in preparation for GCSE physics and chemistry. She was struggling to understand both but Rob managed to explain things in a way she could understand. In her mocks she was getting level 3/4 but in GCSE she achieved level 7 in both subjects which I believe was very much due to Rob’s help

Sonia (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We are really happy with Rob - he`s reliable, kind and patient. He`s really helping our daughter and we would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter was really struggling with maths and needed at least a grade 4 to be able to continue with A levels next year. Just after Christmas, we asked Rob for his help and he was brilliant. He gave her the extra support she needed and he dealt with an extremely emotional teenager for 6 months giving extra lessons and working in school holidays. Would strongly recommend Rob he was great. My daughter passed her maths GCSE obtaining the grade she needed.

Ruth (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rob is a fantastic tutor. From the first session, to the last, he made my daughter feel confident in her abilities and prepared her well for her exams. I noticed an immediate change in my daughter`s approach to both Maths and Science and her mock exam results proved that, in just a small amount of time, great things can happen (two `C` grades became A`s!). Rob has definitely been a positive influence and it`s been wonderful watching my daughter`s confidence grow.

tamsin (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Very understanding of my sons illness and not afraid to take on a challenge!

Matthew (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son needed help with his GCSE Maths as he missed a lot of year 11 due to illness. Rob was excellent and my son achieved a well deserved B.

sandra (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rob has been helping my daughter with Maths and Sciences in the last year leading up to her GCSEs - during this time he has built her confidence and knowledge with calm, patient help and she has just achieved an incredible A in Maths and A and B in Science - she would not have done this without him and I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Joanna (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Robert is very professional and always prompt. He makes my son feel very at ease and explains the subject in a clear and easy way. I would highly recommend Robert for GCSE science tuition.

Nicola (Ms)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had Rob tutor her weekly for the last nine months to help her with GCSE science, focusing on chemistry and physics. Rob is reliable and flexible and happy to help with biology and maths too! Being a teacher as well was of benefit, recommending study aids and websites. My daughter has done really well and is going on to study A levels in biology and environmental science, so we wont hesitate to call on Rob again.

Alison (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rob has been very helpful in the last 6 months leading up to GCSE. My daughter stuggled with science and he has helped enormously especially with physics and chemistry and is extreemly knowledgeablein these subjects. Being a part time teacher he up to speed with current curriculum which is helpful. My daughter managed to achieve target grade.He is reliable and would never worry about spending longer if needed. Would use again if needing any help with science.

Robert (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Rob has helped my son achieve excellent GCSE marks in Physics (88%), Chemistry (83%), Biology (83%) and Maths (80%). My son enjoyed his tutoring sessions with Rob tremendously and really benefited from Rob`s teaching style and ability to teach how to approach exam questions and give examiner`s what they are looking for to maximise marks.

Steve (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Following the tutoring from Rob, our daughter achieved a GCSE A* in physics, A in biology and an A in chemistry!

Truly amazing given the situation my daughter was in 8 months ago.

Can`t thank you enough.


Steve (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Following tuition from Rob our daughter achieved an A* in GCSE Physics, an A in Biology and Chemistry. Great tutor and thoroughly recommended.

Catherine ()

5/5 Rating

We`ve only had a couple of sessions so far, in Maths, but we`re very impressed, very nice manner and is getting my daughter`s confidence and enthusiasm up.

Robert (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Robert`s tutoring has made distinctive improvements in my son`s marks for chemisty, physics, biology and maths GCSE. Rob has supported my son with tutoring since 2013. His knowledge of the exam boards has been invaluable in advising content and approaches to achieve the best possible results. He quickly identifies gaps of knowledge and improves them. His style is very personable and supportive. We think he`s great.

Steve (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Rob is a very knowledgeable, friendly and punctual tutor and he`s had an extremely positive effect on our daughters GCSE chemistry ability after only a handful of sessions. Fantastic!

We thoroughly recommend Rob as a tutor.

Callum (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Since we started working with Robert in January 2013 (key stage 3) we have been very pleased with the results he has achieved with our child demonstrated through:

1) Significantly improved SATs results.
2) Positive recognition from the school through moving up 2 sets since the start of the year, and feedback from teachers.
3) A positive response from our child to his style of teaching.

Robert clearly takes a positive interest in his students, and prepares thoroughly for lessons. He adapts his style to suit the pupil and will also apply a flexible approach over a period of time (e.g. return to specific topics) to ensure that there is a depth of understanding.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert as a Tutor.

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