â€œNicholas is very special and my son has really started to feel better about himself knowing finally that somebody believes in him in teaching him GCSE English. He has gained so much as a person... so thank you.â€
'S', June 2017.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English GCSE; A level English
A level Religious Studies ; GCSE/ A level Philosohy
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have been a tutor for over ten years and I hold a PhD in Theology, Patristics and comparative Theology. I also hold two post-doctorate Fellowships; and have published articles in top journals and books in comparative Theology and Patristic Theology.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40/hour for GCSE and A levels , not including travelling expenses if further than 10 miles !
- Where do you teach?
I teach in St Albans, Hertfordshire and London at the student's home
I can travel quite far to accommodate the student
- When are you available?
I am available in evenings 5 days a week: not weekends
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Key Stage 1 to A levels and give tutoring academic advice to undergraduate and post graduate levels.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, A level
Post graduate Masters and PhD
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am friendly and an engaging teacher that believes learning should be fun as well as educational. I believe in providing a natural space for learning with a focus on encouraging inquiry and analysis. I hep the student with essay skills, methodology, critical analysis and contextual analysis.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am an English teacher in school and a part time lecturer. I focus mainly on GCSE English, A level English and Philisophy. I teach mostly in the evenings and with many years tutoring experience I provide guidance on developing essay skills and developing analytical abilities: I get results. I also have real academic experience.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have a up to date DBS certificate
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have students working to towards GCSE English and A Level English.
• I have a PhD, two post doctorate fellowships, and numerous publications in top journals
• I have TEFL and been a private tutor for over 10 years
• I have a DBS
I have known Dr Desmond Nicholas Bamford since the 1980s and I have always found him to be an ethical tutor. He has assisted me in my theological development and I highly recommend him.
Nicholas Bamford was my own personal tutor as a teenager and led through the stress of GCSE exams, A levels and even assisted me free of charge during my time in university. I can personally guarantee that hiring Nicholas equals astounding results beyond any and all expectation.
Nicholas is currently tutoring my son, in English for GCSE's. Nicholas is very passionate about his subject and is engaging in his lessons. My son is actually enjoying his learning and is now able to write essays and answer exam questions with more confidence. I have no doubt my son will continue to improve and reach a positive result in his exams. It is a pleasure to recommend Nicholas; he has managed to achieve a turning point in my son's learning for which I am most grateful.
Dr Nicholas Desmond Bamford has worked extremely well with our son. He is very knowledgeable about the subject, focused on how to achieve good grades, and clearly engages very well with his student.
We would like to thank Dr Nicholas Bamford for the time and effort he has committed over the past months to our son in preparation for his GCSE English Language and English Literature.
The structure and focus that has provided to our son, together with reinforcement of exam techniques, has helped our son to be more confident. The 1 hour weekly sessions in our home have been invaluable and Nicholas' promptness is commendable.
Dr Bamford is an interesting well read tutor who has been tutoring my son (year 9) in English for four months. His lessons are engaging and he brings a sense of humour to the sessions. Dr Bamford has helped improve my son's confidence and abilities. Dr Bamford has a professional and responsive approach, always arriving smart and promptly for lessons .
Dr Bamford has been tutoring my 14 year old son for 4 months.
I find him to be reliable, engaging and most importantly, my son genuinely enjoys the lessons. With a focus on critical thinking for English and History I think Nicholas had helped my son to frame his work in a better context and to answer questions more comprehensively.
I'm very pleased with the manner in which Nicholas engages with my son and the clear way in which he articulates his lessons. I'd highly recommend him.
Dr Nicholas Bamford is quite simply the best tutor I have ever had. I am indebted to him.
Dr Bamford was an excellent English tutor, who was extremely reliable and always on time. He is very knowledgeable in his area, and has a very clear passion for teaching. He tutored my son in both GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language. He practised essay writing every week, to help improve my sons writing skills and improve his exam skills. Dr Bamford is an excellent tutor, and I would highly recommend him to others.
I just wanted to thank you so much for all the help you gave me in preparing for my AS Levels. As I said, after one lesson with you it was like a lightbulb went on. You taught with such clarity and enthusiasm – your continued tuition honestly made an immense difference.
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