After nearly 2 decades of working in science businesses in London I decided to return to North Wales. I am a qualified teacher I am committed to improving the academic achievements of children.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach science at all levels, GCSE science, biology, chemistry and physics, A-level chemistry and physics and I also teach business studies through to A level.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a qualified teacher, I have a degree in chemistry, I have an MBA (Masters in business) and I have 18 years experience of working in industry in science.
- How much do you charge?
If you book a whole terms worth of lessons I will give a discount of up to 15%, depending on the length of the term. I also run group sessions which not only improve your child's learning through being able to learn from others and to practical science, but also save you up to 45% compared to one-on-one sessions.
- Where do you teach?
I have offices at the Riverside business Park in Conwy. This is easily accessible from the A 55 and the A 470. It is easy to get to me from Llandudno, Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Llanrwst, Llanfairfechan, Deganwy, Llandudno Junction and Conwy.
- When are you available?
I work all term time weekday evenings, from 4:30 onwards. I run study groups and exam preparation classes during school holidays. I am also available during the day for 6th form pupils and for homeschooling.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I'm happy to teach pupils of any age and will help your child achieve their full potential from junior school through to 6th form.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Whether you want to do science at University or just need the GCSE because you're supposed to have it, science is important to you. I believe the best way you can prepare for an exam is to have fun learning about a subject. I try make science fun and I think that having the tools to unlock the secrets of the universe is important in anyone's life. If you just take a look around you now there will be dozens of things that you don't understand. How does this computer that you're using work? What is the nature of the light coming from the screen? Why does the computer get hot? why is the sky outside my window blue? Why is that tree green? Every one of these questions and virtually any question you care to ask about the world around you, I can give you the tools to answer.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have teaching experience from Key stage 2 (junior school) through to 6th form. As well as being able to teach subjects, I have working knowledge of the skills pupils need to achieve good grades at key stages 2 and 3 (the national curriculum in Wales).
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have an up-to-date CRB
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained as a teacher at Bangor University by undertaking a PGCE.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have pupils in key stage 3, key stage 4 and 6th form. my pupils have ranged from a high-flyer who needed straight A's to get into university to a "school refuser" in alternative provision needed a grade C GCSE to get into college.
• BSc Chemistry
• enhanced CRB for working with children
• Royal Society of Chemistry
I got 34 overall on the IB which I'm chuffed with and am going to Leeds Met to study biomedical sciences and then will hopefully go on to postgraduate Medicine after that. I achieved a 5 in the Higher Level Chemistry which when I got the breakdown was actually 2% off a
Thanks for everything
Hi James, just a quick note to say thanks to you and your staff for all you have done for G*******. Really impressed, many thanks,
I gather H******** bumped into you on Thursday, I'm sure she had a smile on her face, as she was very excited about getting A* in all her sciences. Thank you for the support and confidence that the sessions helped her with.
We will give some thought to what to do from here on, as whilst Hannah has done very well, she wants to continue to do very well.
Just to let you know and also to give you a little feed back. S** is enjoying the time he spends with Janet and feels he is benefiting from her tuition.
C***** Definitely gained a lot from the sessions that you had with her and felt a lot more confident by the end. She said that you are the best teacher she has ever had! Thank you for everything you have done.
We'd like to say a huge thankyou for the tuition you have given S**
so far, he really enjoyed the sessions. He said you made it "click"
What do we do now? He'd very much like to continue when he
goes back to school.
Again many thanks, lets hope his results are good as he has decided to
do physics in uni!!!! I did ask if you had hypnotised him???
I spoke to L***last night, he enjoyed the sessions as you made them fun and he could have a laugh with you.
S**d and S**ed have performed well in their examination. It has been a great help to the boys with your attention. We do appreciate all your help and support in improving performance of the boys. I would return to North Wales next year hopefully, but I am not sure which hospital I would be attached to. I would let you know.
Once again, our sincere thanks to you, for all you have done.
Thank you for the report and for all your hard work is keeping E***** focused (a difficult task I'm sure!) She really does enjoy her chemistry now and I'm pleased that she is making progress.
gather H******* bumped into you on Thursday, I'm sure she had a smile on her face, as she was very excited about getting A* in all her sciences. Thank you for the support and confidence that the sessions helped her with.
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