I am a science teacher with many years experience of teaching in schools but also lecturing at University level. I worked as a research scientist before training as a teacher.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Maths and English at key stage 1 and 2. At Key stage 3 and 4 I teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics. At A level I teach Chemistry and Biology.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
My qualifications are as follows
Degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Masters in Biochemical Pharmacology.
PhD in Physiology.
- How much do you charge?
I charge between £15 to £38 an hour. Discounts are available for block bookings.
- Where do you teach?
I mainly run my tutoring service from my home in Nottingham. However limited tutoring at students' homes can be arranged.
- When are you available?
My tutoring service is available Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Key stage 1 and 2 - Maths and English.
Key stage 3 - Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
Key stage 4 - Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
Key stage 5 (A level) - Biology and Chemistry.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare my students for A level, GCSE, SATs and the 11+ exams.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use SKYPE to do my on line tutoring. Worksheets and ppt are sent via email for each session.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I aim to personalise the learning of all my students. I plan my tutoring so that it will not only develop a students subject knowledge but will also improve the student's exam technique. This is tailored towards the exam style of each examination board. I enjoy tutoring and use a flexible approach so as my students develop and become more confident so will the level of challenge that the personalized learning will provide. I monitor the progress of my student by giving half termly assessments. In addition student are given homework from each session which they must complete.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have 9 years experience as a teacher.
- 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 at the University of Nottingham.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have primary school students as well as students preparing for 11+, GCSE, AS and A level qualifications.
My daughter's exam technique improved significantly in addition to her subject knowledge and general confidence. As a result she went from a grade E student to achieve a grade A in her GCSE science exams. I am very grateful and would highly recommend.
Margaret the tutor was absolutely spot on in identifying my son's needs. Her expert help enabled him to channel his efforts to achieve the A grade in Biology
he needed to be accepted at vet school. He would not be there now had it not been for Margaret's excellent guidance. I would highly recommend.
I was really struggling with the new biology syllabus and was getting D's and C's in end of topic tests and a D in my mock. One of my friends recommended me to Margaret and I am so glad she did! She was such a good teacher, teaching me all the techniques of how to answer exam questions as well as giving me lots of practice question papers that weren't given to me by the teachers, so I had so much more practice. Thanks to Margaret I got an A in the end in biology which I was over the moon about
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