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Cathy J

£50 / hour
34 years

I am a fully qualified Maths teacher. I have 22 years experience as a private Maths tutor, teaching all ages from Primary to adult, with the major focus on GCSEs. All of the students I taught passed their GCSEs successfully. I have also taught for 10 years in a large Pupil Referral Unit in Lewisham. For the first 3 years, I worked exclusively with SEN students, which I loved. It is so satisfying being able to instil a love of Maths into previously disengaged students. These students had a wide range of needs ( complex social and emotional needs, ADHD, Asperger's and Autism). For the next 3 years, I taught Maths to Years 7-9 students. These students had a wide range of abilities. After this, I taught GCSE students (Years 9-12) and I had a very highly successful pass rate. Throughout my teaching career, I had 1-1 sessions with students who either needed extra help or who were preparing for exam deadlines. I am passionate about making Maths understandable and fun, so that students who came to me with disinterest and dislike of the subject were able to come to the point where they understood the subject and felt able to succeed. I have taught the full spectrum of ability, from those who could barely succeed in the most basic functions, to those who needed to be challenged to higher accomplishments. I am very familiar with the new Foundation Curriculum and would prefer to teach this as opposed to the Higher Curriculum. I retired from full-time teaching 3 years ago and since then have taught as a supply teacher in a London primary school, having two groups (one of top achievers, who were ahead of most of their classmates ) and one of students who were considered to have behavioural difficulties and were low achievers. I have also taught GCSE Foundation Maths privately in this time (both Edexcel and AQA exam boards). For me, my key to teaching successfully is to build a relationship with the student based on mutual trust and respect and a high level of communication. I also like to ensure that each student is given the time to fully understand a subject before moving to the next. Lastly, I like the students to enjoy themselves!

Nick F

£40 / hour
33 years

My degree a B.Sc. in Maths, with Psychology as a subsidiary (Leicester University). I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of London Institute of Education). After graduating, I worked part-time at Barnet College of Technology teaching various classes from numeracy to A-Level. My main experience is in teaching one-to-one, which I have been doing since I was an undergraduate in the 1980s, and so I have had many years to hone a style which must be adapted to suit the many different students. I am always wary of trying to push students too hard and l would rather do a limited amount that they understand properly than overwhelm them trying to cover the whole syllabus. Of course they want to do well in the exam and so we may need to talk about things like the grade they are likely to achieve, how much they are willing/able to do and whether it is worth the effort. I was with another agency until they recently folded and it was through them that I attended a course in July 2016 (14 GBAM01): Getting Ready to Teach Pearson's new GCSE (9-1) Mathematics specification from 2015. When I joined the agency in 2013, they sent a form to my referee, Dr Iqbal, which he kindly completed and sent to me to be used as a testimonial: From Dr Annum Iqbal-12 April 2013 Re: Reference for Mr Nick FENTON (Maths) The above named person has applied to this agency to work as a private tutor, at the pupil's home or at the tutor's home, and has given your name as a referee. Please could you answer the following questions in confidence and send back this e-mail. 1. Do you consider the applicant suitable to work as a private tutor? Yes, we can confidently recommend Nick as a very good maths tutor. He started with our eldest son about 2009 tutoring him for GCSE (grade A*) and subsequently A level (grade A). Then Nick tutored our middle son who also achieved GCSE grade A* and A level grade A. Finally, our youngest son was coached for GCSE maths and achieved A* and at A level maths grade A. Nick is punctual and always very courteous. On many occasions, he spends longer than the scheduled time. Kind Regards Dr Annum Iqbal Below is a testimonial from the mother of a son and daughter whom I taught from 2007 to 2012: My two children have been tutored by Nick since year 10 till the end of A-Level Both of them achieved A* in maths and further maths. Also, they like his teaching style. Mrs Pang Finally, my hobbies at present include tennis, Modern Greek and old cars.

Moksha S

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£20 / hour
4 years

I am a second year undergraduate studying Natural Sciences. I have a strong background in maths and enjoy teaching it. Since the beginning of my A-levels I began tutoring 11+ (mainly Maths and English). For the past 4 years have extended my experience, tutoring a range of children, helping them prepare for their 11+, GCSE, and A-level maths exams. I also tutor Chemistry and Physics at various levels, as I have mentored GCSE groups in these subjects. I am flexible with timings of lessons, and always make my lessons both fun and engaging for my students, allowing them to understand the material and be motivated for self-study and improve their work ethic. In my experience, these have been the strongest skills needed to excel in such subjects, therefore I ensure they are developed in my students too.

Maureen M

£30 / hour
32 years

At present I am working part time as a Special Needs teacher for students aged 13-18 years mainly focusing on exam techniques, structuring essays, English and Maths to GCSE and organisational skills.I have also taught small groups in English and Maths as well as individual lessons with students with specific learning needs. I have over 30 years teaching experience with students aged 11- 18 years working with whole classes, small groups and on an individual basis. I have tutored GCSE and A'Level students and younger primary aged children with general literacy and numeracy and the commom entrance exam. I have extensive experience of Special Needs, having worked in this field for over 19 years. Previously I was a mainstream teacher and Head of Department (Geography) teaching all ages from 11 to 18 years in Geography and to GCSE in History. I am passionate about teaching and creating the right conditions where all children are able to reach their potential and providing resources and learning experiences that are appropriate to students' needs, abilities and experiences.

Catherine M

£40 / hour
32 years

I graduated from Birmingham University with a 2:1 Honours degree in Education with English as my main subject. I have 32 years experience in primary education during which time I have taught every year group. My most recent year 6 cohort exceeded their predicted scores in SATs in every subject. I have been a special educational needs coordinator and I believe passionately that all children can achieve with a tailored approach which supports their preferred learning style. I am skilled in early years reading and phonics. I have undertaken training delivered by the White Rose Hub in Singapore Maths strategies and I have seen first hand how the mastery approach can transform and deepen understanding of mathematical concepts. I have devised mnemonics to aid revision in spelling and I like to adapt lyrics of popular songs to help children retain information. I believe with patience and enthusiasm all children can achieve.

Arthur F

£40 / hour
31 years

I have taught physics, chemistry, and biology as single subjects, in addition to combined science, in London schools for over thirty years, and I have been tutoring science to individual students for as long. I have taught all ranges of ability but i have come to specialise in teaching students who, for whatever reasons, find some of the concepts in science difficult to understand. If i have any particular talent as an educator, it is to be able to find everyday analogies and illustrations to make these concepts easier to understand.

Louise T

£60 / hour
30 years

Information about you and your tutoring experience I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with thirty years experience in practice, both in the NHS and private practice. I was in CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) for seven years and so am used to working with young people. I taught A-level (many years ago) and undergraduate psychology modules at Sunderland University in the '90's and have been tutoring undergraduate psychology modules with the Open University for ten years. This is done mainly online with some face-to-face tutorials also. I have two grown-up stepsons who I have had the pleasure of knowing since they were five and four years old.

Urmilaben J

£40 / hour
30 years

I have taught primary aged children for 30 years as a class, small groups and as individuals. I am able assess, plan and teach effectively children from years 2 to 5, although my main experience has been in years 3 and 4. I have several teaching methods in order to meet the child's learning style. With the vast amount of knowledge and experience I have in teaching, I have every confidence that the child I am entrusted with, will make significant and excellent progress.

Rachel H

£40 / hour
30 years

I have always enjoyed learning languages. I studied French, English and Spanish to A level along with History and General Studies. I went on to study French at Manchester University where I also enjoyed the challenge of learning Russian from scratch. This was to come in very handy when I later worked in Poland. I have been teaching for 30 years. During this time I have taught English as a foreign language to young students and adults in a total of 7 countries. In the UK, I have taught in a number of mixed comprehensive schools, teaching French and Spanish at Key stages 3 and 4. This has given me extensive experience of working with age groups from 11 to 16, a working knowledge of many coursebooks and exam syllabi I enjoy teaching whole classes as well as small groups , which i have experience of through revision clubs and culture clubs. I particularly like the challenge of making subject matter engaging and seeing the pupils progress. I firmly believe in the importance of enabling pupils to think for themselves and get actively involved in their learning. On a personal level, I enjoy running, reading, cinema and cooking. I also play the piano and the ukelele.

Jaroslaw J

£70 / hour
30 years

My name is Dr Jaroslaw (Jarek). I'm a professional, fully qualified (TQFE) university lecturer, an active theoretical physicist and professional tutor. I offer EXPERT LEVEL TUTORING in advanced maths, physics & statistics on all academic levels (NAT4 to PhD). I have been providing expert, professional and personalized tutoring for over 30 years teaching to the student's strengths and minimizing the student's weaknesses. I am extremely proud that my students test on average 98% better than national averages on GCSE, A-levels, Highers, IB and entrance exams. I am a passionate, committed and extremely patient person and professional teacher. I am Heriot-Watt University graduate with the Masters and PhD degrees in Mathematical Physics. After completing my training, I continued my career in academia, working as the researcher and the lecturer. I find huge pleasure and fulfilment in tutoring and inspiring young peoples and I wish to continue sharing my passion for maths and science and my expertise by being your private home and on-line tutor. I have a wealth of knowledge in maths, physics, and statistics and I want to share this knowledge with you. If you feel that professionally tailored to your needs tuition is something you or your kids could benefit of, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nafisatu A

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£40 / hour
8 years

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brunel University. I specialise in Maths, English, Psychology and special educational needs. I have high expectations of my pupils with regards to them trying their personal best. I have a calm yet firm nature and believe in boosting the self confidence of my pupils as well as their academic knowledge so that they can thrive in their fields of study. I have taught in OFSTED Outstanding primary schools as well as Private SEN secondary schools covering pupils in primary, secondary and A level psychology pupils with outstanding results. I have specialist certification related to children with Autism and attention deficit disorder. My students on average are able to improve their grade in a very short amount of time. For example, I had an A level Psychology student who was able to improve his grade from a E grade to a C after 8 sessions with me. My teaching method is highly interactive. I believe in using different learning styles to enhance the experience of learning. This leads to effective teaching as well as a deeper understanding and enjoyment of learning from my students. I am very passionate about teaching and most parents and students say that what makes me stand out as a tutor is that they can see that I actually care for my students. I have high expectations of my students and I support my students with self confidence in believing that they can also thrive to the best of their ability. I believe that I can make a positive difference in my pupils lives and I take pride in doing so. Should you wish for your child to work with me, I am sure that you will not be disappointed with the results.

Ramesh S

£40 / hour
28 years

Hello! I am an experienced tutor who has always been interested in the way people learn and helping them to overcome their personal barriers to achieving success. I am very patient, and I reflect on every session to consider additional techniques or resources that might help my students, tailored to their needs, and this is what students have told me they have valued the most. I have a Hons degree in Multimedia Computing, and have been teaching since 1987. I have run computer centres in Sri Lanka and England, rolled out Microsoft Office training to employees at one of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains, and delivered European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) training for the Pitman’s Training group. I have also been teaching ICT to disabled people through the company UCanDoIT since 2001. Privately, I teach Computer basics, Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office, Photoshop and Visual Basic. I have also supported students on an ad-hoc basis when they are working through computer assignments up to GCSE level. In 2001, I learned first-hand about the challenges that come with preparing for the 11+ examination when I was preparing my son and his friends for this. After the success we had, I began coaching other students in Maths, Verbal & Non-verbal reasoning, and I have now developed a wealth of experience in this area. My son now works as a psychiatrist in the NHS. I also teach Tamil. I have experience teaching Tamil privately at both beginner level to new learners, as well as to UK-born Tamil children looking to learn the language or become more proficient in it.