Hello - I'm Francis. My aim is to help you achieve your academic potential by encouraging you to discover what engages and sustains your real interest within a given topic. This makes learning more enjoyable and more successful.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
GCSE and A-Level English.
University Level:English and Humanities, as well as Education and Psychology.
Study Skills - e.g. Essay or Dissertation Writing at all levels, especially Higher Education.
Meditation for Mindfulness and personal development.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
The Open University: Humanities - BA Hons, 2:1;
Cardiff University: PGCE, Further Education (teaching qualification);
University of Bristol: Master of Education, Psychology of Education.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £20 for proofreading and functional skills. GCSE subjects and Mindfulness: £25 per hour; A-Level subjects, Essay writing and Study Skills: £30.00 / hr; Degree level: £32.00. Some concessions possible for University students and discounts available for group lessons (up to 4 students, minimum 90 minutes tuition time).
Significant travel within Bristol will incur a £3 charge.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in Central Bristol, in students' homes or in suitable and safe environments such as Bristol Central Library. I do not teach at my own home.
I am willing to travel 2-5 miles from Central Bristol.
- When are you available?
I am usually available Weekday evenings; Tuesdays and Thursdays no later than 6:30pm..
Week ends - Saturday morning / afternoon; Sunday afternoon / evening.
Some day times are possible, with a little advance notice.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Typically 16+ and mature students although I can teach younger students.
Academic levels taught range from GCSE through to Post-graduate.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, A-Level and Degree qualifications.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer online tuition via Skype or FaceTime.
- What kind of experience do you have?
My experience consists of several years of offering tuition, typically for students looking to pass or achieve better grades in GCSE English; A-level English; Study Skills (essay and dissertation writing) at all level, especially University (undergraduate and post-graduate).
At present I am approaching the end of a (third) post-graduate level course: this is within the field of applied psychology.
I have studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for many years.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
My DBS (Enhanced) Certificate is up to date.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I successfully completed my PGCE in Further Education at Cardiff University.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.
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