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Mr. Michael Tutor


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Mr. Michael

Member Since: 12/02/2015
Last Login: 06/07/2015
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Post Code: NE3
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Rates range from: £25.00 to £35.00 per hour

  • A-Level: £30.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £30.00 per hour
  • Degree: £35.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £25.00 per hour

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  • A-Level: £30.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £30.00 per hour
  • Degree: £35.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £25.00 per hour
  • Researcher: £30.00 per hour
  • Teacher: £30.00 per hour

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About Michael

I studied Theology at both Leeds Trinity College and Durham University, where I achieved a First Class Honours degree and later Merit. After doing regular guest teaching and classroom assistance, I took the PTLLS Level 4 at the Advance Training Academy and began tutoring in 2014. Since then I have taught people from Cramlington, Durham, Dunston, Gateshead, and Sunderland (to name just a few examples). Each of my students has steadily increased their grades, achieving A*-C. My aim is to provide first quality tuition in Religious Studies and Philosophy and to help people become more confident in these subjects. I am an individual who is committed to making education a lasting experience rather than a lecture to be endured. My experiences have taught me that each student has the potential to grow and change. To that end I take on students of all dispositions, from the confident and capable to nervous and struggling type. I am based in the North East of England and offer face-to-face tuition to anyone in this region. However, I offer online tuition to people from other regions (Skype, phone or email). If you want extra help, email me and we can set up an ice-breaker session. Each lesson from then onwards is specifically tailored to your learning style. We can then focus on a combination of extra content and exam technique. I will continuously ask for feedback to make sure that you are satisfied with the quality of service. Consider the benefits of having a tutor: • Raise your grades • Increase your self-confidence • Access to continuous support and advice Why use me personally? • I am patient, creative, and dedicated in helping all students be successful. I have worked with diverse sets of students with wide range of needs. Therefore I am able to work with students of all abilities as I am flexible and adaptable to different settings. • My lessons are very comprehensive. You will typically be given a handout on the relevant topic, discussion and past paper questions and a background on the key critical thinkers. They are each adjusted to your learning style, so we can get quite creative! I am DBS checked and can provide references upon request.

Availability: Tuition takes place between 4-8pm Monday-Friday. There is also limited availability at weekends.

Willing to travel: 30 miles

Tutoring Experience:

My experience is threefold: • Classroom assistance: I did classroom work at Gateshead Volunteering and Opportunities Centre and New College Durham (2013). My duties involved: helping struggling students with classroom activities, helping them to express themselves and dealing with classroom behavioural issues. When working with students, I was noted for being approachable, compassionate, kind and patient. • Guest teaching: I gave regular guest lessons in Theology and Religious studies at Leeds Trinity University College, Jesmond Methodist Church, Gosforth High School and the Royal Grammar School (2011-14). My lessons were recognised as well-prepared, thought-provoking, and thorough. • Personal tutoring: since I started tutoring in the North East, I have taught students from Cramlington, Durham, Dunston, Gateshead, Gosforth, and Sunderland. I have also given online tuition to students at various regions of the UK (2013-).

  • Society for Proofreaders and Editors (2014)- Proofreading Introductory Course Certificate from the Society for Proofreaders and Editors. (Grade: Pass)

  • Advance Training Academy (2014)- Teacher Training Teacher Training PTLLS (Preparation to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector) Level 4 from the Advance Training Academy. (Grade: Pass)

  • Durham University (2012)- Theology MA Single Honours from the Durham University. Verified

  • Leeds Trinity University (2011)- Theology BA Single Honours from the Leeds Trinity University. (Grade: 1st) Verified

My Testimonials
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Julia
“Michael gives my son Joe tutoring, which Joe was rather dubious about to begin with, however it is working well. He is studying for A levels and has dyslexia, I wanted a tutor that could vary their teaching method to accommodate a dyslexic learner and he has done that. Michael clarifies at the start of each session what will be covered, ensures that is what my son requires and at the end that he has understood the session.”
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Sharon
“Rachel was home educated and had chosen Religious Studies as a GCSE in February and the exam was in June so she and Michael had their work cut out for them! Michael worked with Rachel helping her to direct her studies and fill in the gaps of her knowledge. He discussed concepts to give her a more well-rounded understanding of the subject and helped her structure her answers for a GCSE exam. He did all this in an engaging manner which resulted in Rachel developing a real interest and enjoyment of the subject and she achieved an A* in her exam! Michael is a very dedicated and supportive tutor and we would highly recommend him!”
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Suzanne
“Michael is a dedicated, supportive and patient tutor, and took the time to create tutoring sessions which were designed with jack’s learning style in mind. Michael gave excellent advice and guidance in his subject in preparation for both the AS RE exam, but also essay writing techniques for A2 as he knew this was an area which Jack needed help in developing his skills. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael’s services to anyone. Thank you Michael for your help and support!”
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Ann
“You always prepared for each session sending materials prior to the tutoring. You are a very committed teacher, dedicated and caring. You impressed Anna with your knowledge and broadened and deepened her thoughts and ideas as well as her vocabulary. She would not have achieved her grade B if it was not for you. Thank you so much for all your help and support.”
Other Information
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes  Verified
Has References: Yes
Will Tutor Online: Yes