Maria A
£50 per hour

Reviews (17)

Really helpful. Gave me specifics and details to work on.

Matiss

I asked for help in writing A level essays and we worked on a History essay I wrote. She made me think of other ways to write. I enjoyed the lesson and will have more with her.

Matiss

English Language with Maria A

4.9

I am a highly experienced and friendly 11+, GCSE and A-Level tutor. I have been preparing students for exams for nearly a decade and have learnt what how to help each individual succeed. I have also taken a lot of exams myself during my career in NHS Child and Adolescent psychotherapy and research so I know from my own experience what it takes to excel.

My experience of working as an NHS Child and Adolescent psychotherapist means that I am highly experienced in working with teenagers who are finding it hard to focus or are feeling lost or demotivated in relation to their work.

I have tutored throughout my career, working with primary school students, and preparing students for 11+ and 13+ entry, GCSEs, A-Levels and university exams. I have an excellent track record of supporting students to raise their grades for public exams. I really enjoy working with children from Key stage 1 all the way up to degree level. I have a great deal of experience working with children who have Special Educational needs, ADHD and ASC.

I have also worked as a school based English, Psychology, History and Politics GCSE and A-Level tutor. I have led full courses in English GCSE, R.E. GCSE and Psychology A-Level.

I have much experience of supporting students to write UCAS statements. I have been trained by University admissions teams to know how students can get Russell Group university offers.
I am an experienced proofreader and have worked with many people to help them improve their written English for undergraduate and postgraduate level submissions.

I have an excellent track record of supporting students to improve their performance at 11+ and to raise their grades, often by multiple grade boundaries. My experience has taught me that three factors are crucial to helping students excel:

Firstly, the student must have complete clarity about what course content they need to learn and what exam technique they need to use to get them the maximum marks.

Secondly, students must feel interested in, and connected to, the course content they are learning. My own enjoyment of my studies allowed me to get a First in my degree and to attain 297/300 in my Psychology A-Level and 295/300 in my Politics A-Level, and so I always work to foster a real connection between students and what they are learning.
Lastly, my experience of working as a Child and Adolescent psychotherapist also informs my approach to tutoring. I believe that child development and emotional factors like anxiety can really affect how well a student is doing. I have seen many times that if these difficulties can be understood, the barriers to a student`s success can be removed.

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Reviews (17)

Really helpful. Gave me specifics and details to work on.

Matiss

I asked for help in writing A level essays and we worked on a History essay I wrote. She made me think of other ways to write. I enjoyed the lesson and will have more with her.

Matiss

Qualifications

Tavistock and Portman
Psychoanalytic Observation and Child Development studies
UCL
MSc Anthropology
University of Bristol
BA History

Primary Level subjects

English Language, ADHD/ADD, 7+ and 8+ Entrance Exam Prep, Maths, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance, 4+ Exams and Prep

Maria A
£50 per hour