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Private Tutor in Leeds

Female Member since Jul 2012 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login Jan 2022

My Summary

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Secondary 12+

About Me

I qualified as a secondary science teacher in 1999 and since then I have had experience teaching Science and English both within the state as well as the independent sector.

I currently work part-time at a local academy, for 11 to 18 year olds, doing English intervention where I do reading & general literacy intervention with students have a range of abilities.

Over the last ten years, I have tutored Key Stage 3 and 4 students in the Sciences, English and Maths. In addition, I tutored AS and A2 level students in Biology and Chemistry.

I have worked with students who are working below their expected levels in literacy and numeracy. In particular I have a number of years experience working with students who struggle to read and write. Experienced in literacy intervention; I can confidently deliver two highly regarded literacy interventions: Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc as well as Catch Up Literacy. The success of both interventions is well documented by the EEL & are aimed at students who are below their expected reading and writing age. In addition I have also completed training in the GROW@ KS3 programme developed by the Institute of Education. I have worked with Year 7 students who have a KS2 SATs score of 80 in English and got them up to tier 3, which is what is needed to access the secondary curriculum.

I have been an associate examiner for Pearson (EDEXCEL) since 2014 and currently I am contracted to mark IGCSE Chemistry & Biology; so I have a very good understanding of exam preparation, technique and syllabus content.

I enjoy working one-to-one with students as they are more likely to make progress. I help students to get to grips with their studies, understand challenging topics and to plan their revision. At GCSE & A- level, I closely follow the syllabus for the student's specific exam to ensure that they have covered enough for each assessment. I do my best to support students in the hope that they will reach their academic potential.

Most importantly I really enjoy doing small group and one-to-one tuition because I can adapt everything to suit the individual and so give them the confidence to achieve what they're capable of.

I am a foundation governor at my local primary school. Additionally I am a volunteer for the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) along with the NCT.

Furthermore, I have two children at High School so I fully understand the demands of modern family life.

I have a recent and up-to-date enhanced DBS clearance certificate.

Please do get in touch with me if you would like to dicuss your child's needs.

My Experience

1 year teaching science at a comprehensive in SE London.
1 year teaching science at a girls school in E London.
1 year teaching science in Melbourne, Australia.
2 years teaching science and as a head of house at a British International School in Bangkok.
3 years teaching science and working as the gifted & talented coordinator at a girls school in S. London.
2 years teaching science at a girls school in Kent.
2 years at a Leeds Academy teaching science and supporting students who were underachieving in science.
I have been working at another Leeds Academy since Nov 2014 doing literacy intervention work.

20 years private tuition experience in Primary English, Maths & Science as well as Key stage 3 & 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English and Mathematics; along with A level Biology & Chemistry.

From 2018 to 2019, I privately tutored 8 GCSE students who achieved between an A* and a C in their sciences. Two of those students had special educational needs.

My Qualifications

BSc(Hons.) Biomedical Sciences, Sheffield Hallam University
PGCE in Secondary Science, Sheffield Hallam University

My Availability

I am currently available on a Saturday morning, during term time however I have some tuition slots available during the summer holidays .

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Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no yes no
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After School no yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 15/06/2021

My Fees

  • Tutoring from £20.00 per hour

Key stage 2: £20 per hour
Key stage 3: £25 per hour
Key stage 4: £28 per hour
Post 16 : £35 per hour

If I have to travel to your home and it is more than 3 miles from West Park, Leeds LS16, I charge 55p per mile for return travel. This is in addition to the hourly rate outlined above.
For example if you live 4 miles away from me, this is the equivalent of 8 miles return so I will charge an extra £4.40 on top of the amount stated above.

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