Hello! I am Jan. I have been working in education for nearly twenty years. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in literacy and I am a member of and Tutor for The Hampshire Dyslexia Association. I have an enhanced CRB check and am a Magistrate. My work with children with challenging behaviour led me to qualify and specialise as a Reading Therapist.
I set up my tuition consultancy 15 years ago, providing one-to-one tuition with the simple aim of teaching all children to read. News of what I was doing soon spread and my results and approach mean that I always have a waiting list and demand continues to grow. I continue this work alongside working extensively in schools teaching children to read as well as advising and training staff in my techniques.
I am passionate about reading and teaching children to read. I understand how life-changing being a ‘reader’ is and the difference it makes. I decided to share my techniques with others and published The Sounds Good Reading System.
I also teach Maths and English from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 including GCSE. I particularly love teaching GCSE Literature and watching pupils grow in confidence and self-esteem.
Hello, my name is Andrea and I currently teach Chemistry at a sixth form college. I have a Bsc in Chemistry from Cardiff University and I gained my PGCE in Chemistry with Science from Swansea Metropolitan University. I have been teaching for four years and tutoring for six years to GCSE and A level students.
I have taught a range of students at GCSE and A level and have been very successful in building their confidence in themselves and in science.
I am available during weekday evenings and weekends and also I work part time so I have some availability during the day. I live in a village near Alresford.
Hello, my name is Josh and I am currently living in Petersfield and grew up in the Alresford area.
I have a degree in primary education from The University of Winchester, which I received in 2016. I teach all subjects in Key Stages 1 and 2 and I specialise in science.
I particularly enjoy the one to one aspect of tuition which allows me to help children overcome obstacles in their learning. My preferred teaching style is fair and consistent, allowing children to learn from their mistakes and I support by being empathetic and encouraging. I particularly enjoy tailoring tuition to individual needs to enable pupils to reach their potential.
I have a background in Aeronautical Engineering. After reading Mathematics at the University of Southampton, I graduated in 1970 with first class honours. I joined Westland Helicopters in the aerodynamics and dynamics departments working on rotor performance and rotor blade dynamics. I returned to Southampton to study aeronautical Engineering graduating in 1975 with an MSc(Eng). In 1985, I joined the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department at Southampton as a member of academic staff where I worked until my retirement in 2011. During this period I taught mathematics, aeroelastics, aircraft design with particular emphasis on rotorcraft. During my time as a member of academic staff, I obtained a PhD and wrote three textbooks on the fundamental aspects of helicopter design.
I lived in Winchester for 31 years and have recently moved to a village in the Alresford area. I taught mathematics at night school when I worked at Westlands in Somerset. I am now offering my services to a new audience. My attitude is that mathematics is a toolbox to beat the problem over the head it is NOT something to be feared. There are rules and methods but each has been developed to maximise the usefulness of mathematical techniques. Hope that my 41 years in engineering will allow me to answer the “why?” questions rather than the “what?”
My name is Sarah and I live in Cheriton, near Alresford. I can teach French GCSE and A level and English Literature GCSE.
I have a BA in English and French, a MA in Applied Linguistics and qualified as a teacher in 2000. I love being a tutor because it is very satisfying to see students become so much more confident and proficient and of course nothing beats getting that phone call or email to say that the student got a grade A in their exams! The other great thing about one to one tuition is that I can be completely flexible and concentrate on whatever it is that the student really needs rather than having to follow a rigid scheme of work.
In French my speciality is helping students gain confidence with their speaking, with the emphasis on them being able to have a genuine conversation rather than just learning phrases or vocabulary off by heart. There is no avoiding the importance of grammar but I believe I have found a relatively painless way to practise it. Once the student is confident with speaking they will find it much easier to get to grips with reading, writing and listening. Nearer the date of the exam we will also go through past papers in order to be completely prepared.
For English we start by actually reading the set texts and making sure that the student really understands them. As someone who loves reading I hope to communicate that enthusiasm to the student. After that we concentrate on getting thoughts down on paper in an organised way and practicing communicating effectively. All these are useful life skills that will continue to be needed after the exams.
Hi. My name is Antony and I live in Four Marks. I tutor Maths from 11+ to A-level
I graduated with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the University of Surrey in 2014. My interest in tutoring began in helping fellow students in university, this soon expanded to helping an AS-level student during the Easter holidays and eventually lead to tutoring GCSE students during 2016.
I value open and informal sessions where the work is dictated by the client’s needs combined with lessons learned from my own experiences. I thoroughly enjoy tutoring and helping people achieve their full potential.
I am available weekday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Hello, my name is Maria and I am a research scientist who has retrained to become a secondary science teacher. I can teach Physics, Chemistry and Combined Science GCSE and A level Physics. I have an enhanced DBS check, Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE (Secondary Science) from Winchester University which I received in 2019. My scientific qualifications are an MA from Cambridge in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Physical Electronic Engineering from University College London.
I love making science interesting through practical examples and demonstrations and finding different ways of helping students understand. I used my scientific knowledge to tutor KS3 and GCSE science for five years and A level physics for two, then I completed one year's on the job Initial Teacher Training in a large, mixed comprehensive. I have taught students with dyslexia, ADHD and ASD and removed barriers to learning so that they can achieve their potential. I create a calm, safe routine in my lessons to give students the confidence to answer questions without fear of making mistakes. I enjoy working with individual students so that I can tailor lessons to accommodate any special educational needs and also to stretch academic ability. I help students identify methods of revising which work for them and which can be applied to all subjects.
I am available during weekday evenings and I live in a village near Alresford.
Hi, I've been a qualified teacher of Maths since 2001, teaching in various schools in the UK and Mexico. I'm also a mindfulness teacher with a focus on school staff and students, and a counsellor in training. My main areas of tutoring expertise are in guiding year 10 and 11 students through their GCSEs, and more generally in working with 11-16 year olds to improve their confidence and enjoyment of Maths.
I'm intuitive, positive, calm, articulate and I like my sessions to be enjoyable and challenging. I guide, but I expect my tutees to take an increasing amount of responsibility for their own learning