I have been teaching and tutoring for about 30 years. So I'm very old and grumpy. Which means payback time for your kids.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach maths, physics and essay writing. I also run some 11+ groups from time to time. In addition to teaching content, I focus particularly on trying to change how my students learn, aiming to provide them with the kind of education and encouragement I would want for my own children. Not that I actuallyÂ doÂ provide that for my own children, of course; I'll be looking for some other sucker to tutor those little monkeys.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I hung around Cambridge till they gave me a couple of degrees to go away, then repeated the trick at Oxford a few years later. I've therefore acquired a bachelors in physics, masters in both history/philosophy and also theology, and a doctorate in theology. Which displays either diverse interests or an inability to stick at anything. My wife suggests the latter.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £10 per hour for classes and £20 per hour for small group sessions. I rarely do one-to-one now, as it's not cost effective for parents/tutees, but they would be £60 per hour were I to run them.
- Where do you teach?
I teach classes at the Victoria Centre in Gravesend and groups out at my house in Higham.
- When are you available?
Classes are after school during the week (1630-1830) and groups are at weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I generally teach GCSE, A-level and IB, but do some 11+ tuition also.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Principally A-level/IB and GCSE in maths and physics. The essay writing groups help with humanities, clearly, and the 11+ groups prepare students for . . . er . . . the 11+.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I've been a teacher and tutor for over 30 years and feel I'm just about getting the hang of it now.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
As a teacher, I have an enhanced CRB from the old days and also one of the new DBS.
• Bachelors (Physics [Cambridge])
• Masters (History and Philosophy [Cambridge] and Theology [Oxford] + Doctorate (Theology [Oxford])
• Enhanced CRB and also DBS
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