Our Tutors

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.

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Hello. I'm Stella and have been teaching children and adults since 2008, both in the classroom and privately, one to one. My BA degree is in English Literature from Goldsmiths University and as I initially trained to become a lawyer, I hold a Legal Practice Course for solicitors. My experience spans from teaching abroad in Madrid for several years, to private tuition in English and Drama up to A'Level and preparation for LAMDA exams. Currently, I teach English/Law/Drama to A'Level and Maths to GCSE standard including preparing students for the Common Entrance 11+ and 13+ exams.

My passion lies in writing, theatre, film, acting and singing and I have directed several productions for children and adults. I am an avid play and film buff! I believe that building a rapport with students is based on making them feel at ease, in order they can develop in a calm environment without feeling under pressure. I expect a high standard from my students according to their skills. In order for them to achieve in this way, I am sympathetic, caring, supportive and endeavour to introduce activities that will interest them so they feel positive about their learning development after the sessions. 

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My name is Helen and I have taught, mostly in primary schools but occasionally in secondary, for over 30 years. 

 

My first degree was a B.Ed from Southampton University; however, I recently completed an MA in Theology at Winchester which reminded me what it is like to be a learner rather than a teacher. I enjoyed the studying so much that I am hoping to begin a Phd
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I particularly enjoy teaching Maths and English using a wide range of activities to engage learners in different ways. I believe that, to be effective, the learning process should be fun and I try to ensure that my students enjoy themselves as they learn.


After the busy environment of a primary school classroom, I appreciate the interaction with individual students which builds arelationship of trust and confidence. It is this relationship which boosts pupils' self-confidence, enabling them to accept the challenges of the learning process and helping them to become successful learners.

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Tutoring Resume - Andrew

 

* Professional full-time tutor and coach from 2010

* Online tutoring conducted (all common platforms)

* DBS certificated

* References and achievements available

 

Subjects taught: 

 

* Biology & Human Biology 

* Chemistry

* Physics 

* Maths & Further Maths (incl the options Statistics, Mechanics & Decision)

* History (all topic areas - lists can be provided) - exam board focus combined too with historical research and writing 

* Government and Politics 

* Philosophy 

* Economics 

* Business Studies

* Psychology 

NB: support available too in Sociology, Geology, Computer Science and Classical Civilisation. These subjects have been requested much less frequently. 

 

Age focus: 

 

* Mainly A-level and GCSE

* Some University specialisms 

* Support for KS3 

 

Exam Boards: all undertaken with significant experience

 

* Edexcel, OCR & AQA 

* WJEC (main exposure = Biology at A-level)

* Salters (Chemistry & Nuffield Biology - SNAB)

* IB

* Cambridge Pre-U

 

Other Services:

 

* Entrance exam preparation eg Public school entrance, Oxbridge, GMAT for Medicine 

* Coaching: exam preparation and study approach, ‘exam technique’, confidence building 

* Assistance in constructing Personal Statements for University application

* Goal setting, coaching and career insight 

 

University Qualifications:

 

* MSc in Global Security & International Relations 

* MBA in International Business & Economic Development

* BA in History and War Studies

* BSc in Physics 

* BSc Cell & Molecular Biology (Bioinfomatics & Computational Neuroscience)

* BA in Archaeological Science

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My name is Gabrielle. I have an MA degree in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

I have been a tutor in English, French, Latin and Ancient Greek for the past four years. I am available to teach at all school levels, from pre-GCSE to A-level and am up to date with the current syllabus for each subject. 

My philosophy in teaching is to make the learning process as enjoyable as possible! I strongly believe that each child has the ability to benefit from learning a language in its rich multiplicity of areas: from grammar and pronunciation to reading out loud and the written word. Many children can benefit from a deeper understanding of the shared structures of many languages, including all of the languages I teach.  This makes the learning process more interesting and provides ample outlet to satisfy the natural curiosity of children.

I also believe that there should be a balance between formal and informal methods of teaching a language.  When I grew up, we used to spend the majority of the time on detailed knowledge of grammar. While I think this gave me a very good formal grounding in learning languages, I also find it important to read actual stories in a language informally.  This brings the whole process to life and I have had great success in engaging pupils’ imagination by following this method. All my pupils acquire a detailed knowledge of the texts they study and their historical and cultural context. 

   

I am a flexible tutor and always seek to understand the strengths and needs of each pupil.  This means that my pupils can benefit from extra time spent filling the gaps in their knowledge and helping them to be more confident, which I find is a large part of learning a language and studying its literature.

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Hello! My name is Claire and I have been working in education for the last 10 years. Growing up, I would always volunteer at my local primary school and decided from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I trained to teach at the University of Winchester whilst working in local primary schools and have a first class honours degree in Childhood Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. 

 

My experience working with children is highly varied. I have worked in a nursery/pre-school setting, supported children with special educational needs in a classroom environment and more recently, I have worked as a teacher across the primary age group from year R to year 6. My specialism as a teacher was as a PSHE team leader and supporting member of the English team. 

 

English, especially reading, is one of my favourite subjects to teach. I am passionate about the importance of reading in order to support all areas of learning and enjoy reading in my own spare time. I also can support children with writing, grammar, spelling and maths. I work hard to make sure that learning opportunities are fun and exciting, using children's interests to engage them in their learning in order to make accelerated progress.

Hello my name is Steve and I provide tuition in the Sciences and Maths at secondary level. This includes Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths at up to GCSE level and Maths/Further Maths and Chemistry to A level. I studied Chemistry with Biochemistry at Oxford University where I gained a first class honours degree and also have a first class honours Open BSc in mathematics. I am DBS certificated and have lots of testimonials from very happy clients which I can share with potential new clients. Many students I support are siblings of previous students or result from personal recommendations.

 

I have undertaken some laboratory based research and also worked for a while as a pollution chemist in the water industry before joining the pharmaceutical industry as a learning and development specialist.  Since then I have undertaken a number of managerial roles in the Science and Technology sector and now provide one to one tuition in the sciences and maths. 

 

Several years ago I started to provide tutorial support whilst also working for a major organisation providing grants for scientific research and eventually decided to change career and as a consequence, for the past few years, I have been working as a personal tutor.

 

I work with each student to design a programme of study which is specific for their needs. We also work together to develop appropriate exam strategies and techniques. I have worked with many students of all abilities to help them achieve their full potential. 

 

I am a bit of an enthusiast when it comes to science. I am an active member of cafe scientifique which promotes public engagement in science and technology and also continue to study maths for fun.  It seems that the more you learn, the more you realise is still to be learned. So I have personal recent experience of the stress associated with preparing for and taking exams and am able to empathise with students.

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My name is Jackie and I have been a personal maths tutor for several years.

 

I love to work with individuals and watch their confidence and ability grow in what can be a daunting subject. I tutor mainly GCSE and A’Level but have some experience of primary and common entrance. I am very flexible within my lessons and go with whatever the student needs at the time with an underlying focus on strengthening the basic skills.

 

I have a maths degree and prior to having children worked for several years as a systems engineer in the defence industry. I decided to stop work to bring up our children but have taken on part time work throughout, including working one to one for several years with two autistic children on a specialist learning program, and a year in a secondary school as a teaching assistant and many years as an exam invigilator.

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 Jen and I am an experienced Primary School Teacher with teaching experience across all year groups. 

 

As a Primary School Teacher I have good subject knowledge of all areas of the curriculum but I especially enjoy teaching Maths, English and Phonics. I have attended various courses throughout my career to enhance my professional development in these areas and have a good idea of how children learn best and how to make learning exciting and engaging. 

 

I am a firm believer that children learn best through a personalised education and I enjoy getting to know my children to ensure I can plan fun and interesting lessons according to their interests. 

 

I also have a TEFL qualification which I have used to teach adults and children on a one to one basis and a degree in Geography. 

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Hello! My name is Alice. 

 

I have a first class BA (Hons) degree in American and Canadian Studies from the University of Birmingham and an MA in American Literature and Culture from the University of Leeds. 

 

I specialise in teaching English Language and Literature at all school levels, from primary to A-Level, and am up to date with the current syllabus and exam board criteria for these subjects.

 

I gained experience in teaching at university and have been tutoring on a one to one basis for over 6 months now, with lots of positive feedback! I also have experience in tutoring for school entrance exams. 

 

I believe that an understanding of English is crucial to every child’s education. My aim is to boost the self confidence of my students so that they can all achieve their potential. I personalise every session of tuition entirely to each student’s needs, facilitating and adapting to their own specific learning style and ability. I am an approachable and enthusiastic tutor and I aim to make my lessons an enjoyable, engaging, and open space, as well as a place of trust. 

 

I hope that together we will help your child to feel more confident and able in their learning of English.

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My name is Michael and I am a very experienced tutor of mathematics and currently offer expertise from Year 6 up to GCSE level. Having formerly taught in two secondary schools up to Head of Department Level I have a thorough understanding of how children learn mathematics and the demands of the curriculum and examinations.  I have been a marker for SATs and GCSE before so can coach well in how to answer exam questions. 

 

My tuition experience over the last 20 years has enabled me to develop a range of approaches with students to get to the root of lack of confidence and misunderstandings that arise in maths where often the ‘teacher magic’ in the classroom has left the student confused. I also have a diploma in teaching of low attainers in mathematics from the Mathematical Association.

 

I can be a caring, sensitive, attentive and professional solution to your child’s needs

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Hello. My name is Charlotte. I am a graduate of the University of Exeter with a 2:1 degree in Mathematics. I tutor maths from primary through to A-level including further maths. Maths is something that is disliked by a lot of students when at school but I believe that everyone is capable of progressing with maths and achieving qualifications necessary for their future.

 

I have achieved my gold Duke of Edinburgh's award and last year I raised £500 for their Diamond Anniversary Challenge. I am patient, reliable and try to think of different ways to explain problems which is important as everyone has different ways of learning.

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 Nirupa and I live on the outskirts of            Basingstoke with my family.

Being a doctorate in Chemistry I have a strong educational background and therefore can bring a lot to the learning process. I am DBS checked with an enhanced DBS certificate. I have also completed a Level 3 certificate in Education and Training.

I have had the opportunity of living in Tokyo and Perth, two fantastic cities. During my stay in Tokyo I taught chemistry to year 12 students at a top IB school. I am available to teach Chemistry at both GCSE and A level across OCR, AQA and Edexcel examination boards.