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Lessons offered by Francis
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Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • All Levels

Francis - Plympton - Violin


I coach students to help them to perform well in exams. If I take you on, I will do my very best to help you to achieve outstanding success. I will offer you top quality tuition as an individual. I will try to help you to achieve your very best.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Maths, Physics and Computer Science for all levels and ages.

11+ and SAT's Maths and English.

Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone for all ages and at all levels.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Master of Education - from this I have gained a deep understanding of how young people think and learn. It has given me a deep understanding of how to teach.
Degree in Mathematics - subject knowledge in Maths and Statistics which helps me to understand 'the big picture' in maths to help young people to understand how maths works.
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering - subject knowledge in mechanics and in the practical aspects of maths in the real world.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - a basic teaching qualification which means that I can teach in schools
National Professional Qualification for Headteachers - I understand how schools and the education system works - I can offer the highest level of professionalism

- How much do you charge?

I charge £20 for Primary School Students, £22 for KS3 Students, £25 for GCSE Students and £30 of A Level students.
Groups of two of more students who are studying the same subject and level: £30 for the whole group.
Music lessons are currently £15 for half an hour or £30 for an hour.

- Where do you teach?

I can teach at home, and I can visit pupils' homes. I regularly visit Plympton, Plymstock, Oreston, Elburton, Plymouth and Ivybridge. I will travel anywhere within a few miles of Plympton.

- When are you available?

Most times including School Holidays. Holiday extra sessions etc.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Primary school children from 7 upwards.
Secondary school students all ages and at all levels.
Adults as required.
Music - all levels beginner to diploma - all ages from 5 yrs (Piano) and 8 yrs (Clarinet and Saxophone)

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

SATs, 11+, Entrance Examinations, GCSE, A'Levels - higher ed where needed

Music: Grades, Diplomas, Festivals, Competitions.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

You don't need to get low grades. If you do what I say, you should make better progress than you are at the moment. I will be the face of support for you. I will help you to advance.


- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been working in schools since 1987 as a teacher, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher. I retired early to enjoy my passion for high performance private tuition. I love to work with children and young people of all ages. I am able to help them in many different ways to improve their performance.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?


- Where and with whom did you train?

Plymouth University (Polytechnic)
University of Exeter.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL - AMIE)

European Piano Teachers' Association (EPTA)

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I have a wide range of students from Age 6 through to adult. It makes a real difference to start children at age 6/7 for 11+ preparation. At that age I can make a real difference to their learning. I have a number of students at Year 3/4. At that age I can really push them forward and help them to succeed, especially if they find school difficult. I have a number of students in Years 7/8/9. I help them to move themselves up in their class groups so that they are really well prepared for their GCSE courses. At GCSE level, I support the young people through their courses so that they succeed at each of their term exams. I also provide quick catch-up for a number of GCSE students. At A'Level, I usually just teach the modules in parallel with the students' school work so that they can benefit from an alternative approach to understanding their subject.

With my music students, I teach at any age to learn fast, take exams and to enjoy music making.

I teach a small number of all of these different kinds of student. That means that each lesson is always different, fresh and exciting for me. I love teaching and I love the variety and I love to produce high achievement and I love to support young people.


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £30/h
Lessons offered by Francis
In group
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Violin
  • All Levels

Francis's CV

• B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics + Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering
• Master of Education (M.Ed) + Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) + National Professional Qualification Headteachers (NPQH)
• I have at least one current CRB
• Association of Teachers and Lecturers

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