All queries answered inside ONE hour! ONLINE LESSONS ONLY VIA SKYPE (preferably) OR FACE TIME. I do not travel out and prefer not to do lessons in my home any more (due to a spate of vandalism done by pupils). I am happy to take pupils from all over the UK and worldwide. Taking on a limited number of pupils from September 2016- see availability below.
Fully insured, first aid qualified and enhanced CRB checked private tutor with own specialist study room including internet access and a computer for assignments and the like. I cover most subjects from Year 1 to A Level and specialise in 11 plus and up to GSCE tuition. This is for schools and syllabuses all over the UK and further afield.
PLEASE NOTE (and many tutors seem not to know this) that many schools (includIng Wirral from the 2016 intake) are changing to CEM style tests to try and `fox` tutors. Well it doesn`t fox me, for a start I took CEM myself and scored 99% when I was 11 and have been showing people this stuff ever since (including all my cousins hehe) and secondly, CEM is great as it discourages tutors who insist on programming their pupils like robots, and this is something I think is very wrong to do.
If you have ANY questions about the CEM format, message me! Plus as there are now four skills to cover (see below) anyone wanting tuition now for the CEM exams will need to commit to TWO HOURS MINIMUM per week as there are now four subjects to cover, almost none of which is covered in schools till well after the 11+ and sometimes not even by the end of Year 6.
The CEM is FOUR possible topics: Maths to a level 5A (in old money as it were)including algebra, area of circles, volume of complex shapes, complex fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and averages that are typical of the old level 6 booster tests done in SATs at the end of Year 6. English multiple choice comprehension to level 5A/6 standard of vocabulary knowledge and often involving pre 20th century texts such as Dickens.
Verbal Reasoning (40 possible types) Non Verbal Reasoning (up to 30 possible types) There will always be some of EACH of the four topics on the exam. The CEM providers (Durham University) do NOT release past papers only sample papers so all possible topics have to be covered as schools will not be informing parents which styles of papers they will use (there are four possible slants/exam paper types covering part of the topics above, of which they will use two.) Armed Forces entrance exams are also a specialism of mine.
100% pass rating in this area. Key Stages 1-3 I cover English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Spanish GCSE and A/S Levels: English, Chemistry, History, Geography, Psychology, French, Spanish, Classical Civilisations, all to Higher Level and Maths (Foundation), A levels: English, French, Spanish, History, Classical Civilisations.
I offer Elocution and Voice (singing) (I am LAMDA trained) and Calligraphy too. I do 1-2-1 online only so you will need Skype :) and offer a tailored programme of lessons tailored to fit the pupil. My approach is friendly but no-nonsense and a little unconventional, and I am very well acquainted with all the syllabuses.
I also have a lot of experience teaching (especially English and Elocution-speaking correctly- but also all in most other subjects) for pupils (child and adult) for whom English is not their first language. Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!
Availability: General Availability:
Term time: weekdays 4-9pm in school term time. Available day time Monday-Thursday (before 4pm weekdays) for adult learners or for home/independently schooled children too.
School holidays: Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesday 1-9pm only. (Except for Bank Holidays, which I will reschedule as extras on the ends of lessons either side of Bank Holidays or move to Thursdays 1-9pm.)
FRIDAYS: usually this is my `marking and lesson prep day` but I will lift this for short term/emergency tuitions such as retakes. I will even consider weekend tuitions short term but they have to be double lessons MINIMUM to cover everything, and prepared to move to Monday to Thursday when availability is there to do so.
SKYPE/ FACETIME ONLY-
FROM NOVEMBER 2016 I HAVE:
Mondays: 4-5pm, 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesdays: 4-5pm and 8:30-9:30pm the latter available now for a GCSE/A level student
Wednesdays: 4-5pm and 8:30-9:30pm the latter available now for a GCSE/A level student
IF YOU can`t take any of the available times and WISH TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE MESSAGE ME!
That slots usually fill up fast so I update this page every 48 hours. Last updated 13/12/16.
Because of the high demand I can only hold a provisional slot given in inbox for a maximum of 48 hours from first contact-sometimes less if I get a lot of queries that want to start from their first contact. Same goes for anyone who has the free trial then doesn`t get back to me.
That first contact for ONLINE LESSONS ONLY needs to include (if you can)
times you have available and
exam board where applicable.
I want to be fair to everyone who enquires, but I keep getting some as yet unconfirmed clients asking for some of these times, so I arrange it, then they don`t get back to me. However I do give priority to those who come to me via recommendation and to those who contact me first/need lessons urgently!
Willing to travel: Home Only
Tutor since 1991 with a 95% pass rate across all the subjects (97% at 11+) and over 600 pupils across the wide range of subjects shown above. I have worked in the Youth Service, a primary and a secondary school all in deprived areas and am aware of all the issues that can affect learning that are not just academic. I am also a qualified child and LGBT counsellor. My `other` job: I write top quality online help guides for a well established UK and Europe based school syndicate for all UK exam boards for English, French, Spanish, Classics and History GCSE- A2 level, and also Geography, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology at GCSE. I am in the process of compiling a Doctorate (PhD) in Education based on the methods I have developed over the past 20+ years at The University of Liverpool.