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« 6.4.2018 “M. likes the sessions with you and likes doing it online. Considering he got a 3 for his mocks and is now getting a secure 5 and perhaps with a push he could scrape a 6 we feel the sessions are really paying off.” »
£35/h
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Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Literacy
  • 13 Plus
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC

Michael - Twickenham - Maths and Physics very experienced Teacher and Tutor to GCSE and A-Level; ONLINE or face-to-face if local to Twickenham; always 1 to 1 .

Methodology

Dear parent / student:
Results Day - Good Luck !
My name is Michael. I am a fully qualified teacher, experienced, professional friendly tutor of Maths and Physics.
Please see my Testimonials and "My Files".

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Maths and Physics to all levels to A - Level.
For the new GCSE; IGCSE; Maths (9 to1 ) and Physics (9 to 1).
For adults seeking QTS or Maths Aptitude Tests or PGCE.
For all the major Exam Boards, UK and Ireland.
I offer top quality personal tuition in Maths and / or Physics, face-to-face if local; otherwise I'm available ONLINE across the UK and worldwide.
Friendly, patient and reliable tuition - to meet the needs of the individual student.
Please see examples of my work in "My Files" and my Testimonials, recently updated.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

PGCE. (Teaching qualification), University of Sheffield
M.Sc., Solid State Physics, University of Sheffield
B.Sc. (Hons)., Applied Physics with Maths, University of Essex

CRB/DBS, enhanced certificate.

At the preliminary meeting my credentials, qualifications, DBS Certificate, will be presented to parents & student.
References are available on request.
Please see my Testimonials.

- How much do you charge?

My hourly tuition fees for 1 - to - 1 tuition are shown above.

My fee covers not only the hour of tuition, but also:-
I offer the following, with no extra charge:

preliminary meeting and discussions;
pre-lesson preparation time;
providing personalised lesson notes at the end of each lesson;
setting homework or past exam paper;
marking homework or past exam paper;
providing online support between lessons;
providing feedback to students and parents.

So, when you consider the full package, you will see that each lesson means you get at least 2 hours of a specialist teacher's time and the benefit of my years of work and experience as a teacher. I hope you will agree that the lesson fee is actually very good value for money. Please see examples of my work in "My Files" and my Testimonials.

- Where do you teach?

I am based in Whitton, Twickenham and spend part of the year in N. Ireland.
I offer tuition in my home office or ONLINE worldwide. Currently - Summer 2018 - I have students living in various parts of the UK, and in China; last year I delivered Maths lessons to Kuwait, China and to Spain.

Please see my 1st. video added to "My Files" on how I work online.

Please see further below for details of my ONLINE tuition.

Buses H22, 481 and 281 run very close by and Whitton railway station is only 150 m away.
Easily accessible from Hounslow, Richmond, Ealing.

- When are you available?

I am available Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 21:00.
Sat. 11:00 to 14:00
Sun. If needed closer to exams.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach students aged from 8 to 18 to KS2, 11+, 13+, KS3, GCSE, Engineering apprentices, and A - Level,
I teach adults seeking to improve their Adult Numeracy Skills for employment or PGCE or QTS Numeracy and Literacy.

Please see examples of my work in "My Files".

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Key Stages 2 and 3,
7+, 11+, 13+
GCSE, IGCSE,
Engineering apprenticeships.
AS - Level
A - Level,
Adult Numeracy Skills for QTS; PGCE, Numeracy & Literacy Skills; Maths Aptitude Test. Physics Aptitude Test.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

Please see my 1st. video added to "My Files" on how I work online.

Over the last few years I have developed strategies, including Skype, Zoom and Bitpaper, to carry out tuition online, so that I can share my knowledge and enthusiasm with a wider range of students who would benefit from my help.

For your FREE online discussion of how I teach online, and to see it in action - please either email to (concealed information) or phone or send me a text message.
or via my Skype name - michael_maths_and_physics_tutor (yes, it's a bit long .... but if you copy and paste, it's done quickly).

Modern technology enables you to have a personal tuition learning experience which is just as effective as having face - to - face tuition, and for some students online tuition is less stressful and more effective than face to face tuition. You might like to try a free preliminary Skype / Zoom meeting online. It's free, It takes 20 to 30 minutes of your time to see how my system works, with no obligation to book tuition.
With my current online students and parents (GCSE Maths; GCSE Physics and A - Level Physics ) I create a working relationship and a learning experience which is just as effective as face - to - face tuition.

We use Skype (or Zoom) for conversation. It's just like talking to parents and student around the same kitchen table! I can still share my qualifications, my certificates, my enhanced DBS certificate and discuss the student's educational needs, just as I do in face - to - face.

The pages of notes which I - and the student - compose together in the course of the lesson - at the end of the lesson I scan the pages and send them to the student. That way the student gets the complete set of our personalised lesson notes, to keep on their computer or to print out.
I do it this way because the quality of my handwriting on paper is excellent and much better than writing on online whiteboards.
However, an interactive online whiteboard is good to use from time to time; and can be useful for working together on questions and past papers.
it depends on what the student prefers.

The student does not have to download anything to his / her computer (just Skype for free), and have a reliable internet connection and a printer / scanner is helpful.
I use a graphics tablet and stylus to write on the whiteboard, and the student can write on it too.
It is an excellent option when travelling distance is a problem.

The benefits to the student and teacher of online tuition are:
• convenience of not having to travel on cold and dark evenings. Great if you can't find a local tutor or if you are overseas.
* you can find an excellent tutor online.
* you're not limited to a tutor who lives within a 5 or 10 mile radius.
* 2 students together can benefit from online tuition.
• no travel costs.
• no disruption to home life.
• working in familiar home environment, or anywhere you can get on the internet. (It doesn't have to be a very fancy high speed connection).
• more time slots available.
• excellent for either one-off help, short - term or longer term help with homeworks, topics or exam paper practice.
• no long - term contract, unless you want to discuss a longer term package of lessons.
• tuition when you need it.
• tutor support between lessons.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Whether you need help with homework, coursework guidance, specific topics, revision strategies, or exam technique and practice at past exam papers, etc. . . help is available, and you and parents WILL see improvement = decreased stress, less worry and anxiety, increasing CONFIDENCE with the subject.
This usually follows through to BETTER GRADES in tests and exams.
Do you want to learn Maths or Physics, have fun and make great progress?
PERSEVERE - and you WILL find a path to your dream.
Drop me a line. Maybe I can help to make the path a bit easier for you.
Other than that, if your still reading, very well done!
I wish you every success in what you choose to do.

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Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I've been a secondary school teacher in the West of London and a private tutor of both Maths and Physics for 25+ years;
Having taught in St. Mark's School, Hounslow and as Head of Physics in Cranford Community College and Ealing Tutorial College I nowadays provide tuition, either face-to-face in my home at Whitton or - increasingly - online.
I have taught students across the full ability range, students with moderate learning difficulties as well as those aiming to achieve top grades in GCSE and at A - Level.
All of my advanced students have gone on to University, some to medical school and successful Oxford or Cambridge entrance.
In my early years I gained experience as an examiner and that has enabled me to guide my students more effectively in preparation for GCSE and A - Level exams.
I am very familiar with the requirements of the main Exam Boards and the recent changes to their specifications in both Maths and Physics.

Over the last few years I have developed strategies, including Skype and the latest advances in technology, to carry out tuition online, so that I can share my knowledge and enthusiasm with a wider range of students who would benefit from my help. Please ask me for details of how online tuition can work for you and see details below.

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

Yes I have an Enhanced DBS certificate.

At the preliminary meeting my credentials, qualifications, DBS Certificate, will be presented to parents & student.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I am a member of the National Education Union (N.E.U / NUT).
Affiliated to the Institute of Physics.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

They range from Years 8, 9, boys / girls for Maths / Science, years 10 / 11 and Year 12 & 13 boys and girls for Physics & Maths, GCSE and A - Level, and adults - recently a woman seeking Numeracy Skills to gain entry to a University Nursing course (success) and yet another seeking seeking Numeracy Skills for entry to a teacher training course for QTS (PGCE) (success again).
ONLINE - some of my students are nearby, others are far away in the UK and others are overseas, notably, last year, a boy being home schooled in IGCSE Maths and Physics in remotest Spain, and a girl in A - Level Physics in China; another in Kuwait. In either case we have just as good a 1 - to - 1 working relationship as in face to face, maybe even better ! Please see examples of my work in "My Files". Many other examples are available on request. Just drop me a line.
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Rates

Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Literacy
  • 13 Plus
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC

Michael's CV

• M.Sc., B.Sc (Hons).
• PGCE
• DBS enhanced and current.
• N.U.T.

10 reviews on Michael
  • 4.9/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

10 recommendations

M
Max

6.4.2018
“M. likes the sessions with you and likes doing it online. Considering he got a 3 for his mocks and is now getting a secure 5 and perhaps with a push he could scrape a 6 we feel the sessions are really paying off.”

F
From B., mother of A. a year 11 boy for GCSE online Physics (8.4.2018)

8.4.2018
A. is finding your lessons very useful. His grades at school have improved and he is now actually predicted an A – IF he continues to work. I still don't think he likes the subject but is definitely getting extra practice, help and support through your weekly lessons.
As a parent I like the notes you provide and the promptness at which you send these on. I also like the way you mark the papers using an online pen. You were the first online tutor I have experienced and would like to say

F
From B., mother of A. a year 11 boy for GCSE online Physics (8.4.2018)

how impressed I am with this method as it is saving us both valuable time.
You were the first online tutor I have experienced and would like to say how impressed I am with this method as it is saving us both valuable time.
Michael, I would highly recommend you as a tutor and wish I had found you earlier. Who knows A. may have taken A Level Physics.

Interview with Michael

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Michael — I've always been interested in education and I've been a tutor ever since I began teaching 30 years ago.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Michael — I teach Physics and Maths.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Michael — When I was at school and university I had great teachers.
When I was a teacher I learned from many brilliant teachers.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Michael — A good tutor needs to be friendly, patient, knowledgeable, wise and have a sense of fun.
QUESTION 05 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Michael — Of the many highlights of my teaching career, the biggest was my Physics trip to CERN where I took my students on a one week trip to the biggest experiment on the planet !
QUESTION 06 | 08
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Michael — In Physics or Maths: There isn't a difficulty that the student has that I haven't already faced, worked hard and overcome. So I understand the difficulties faced by any student.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
Michael — I have a passion for building a working relationship with the student and parents, and for seeing the student understand and do things they couldn't do before my tuition.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P)?
Michael — I am an experienced and talented teacher and tutor, with the ability to simplify and clarify difficult subjects. If you have a question then I can help you find the answer.
If you'd like a free trial just get in touch with me.

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