Meet some of our secondary and A Level tutors

Sam

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I have over twenty years of experience in teaching English Literature in post-16 and adult education, including at GCSE, A Level, Access, and undergraduate level. I have also worked as an examiner at GCSE and A Level for the AQA exam board and have a strong understanding of what markers look for in exam answers.

 

I specialise in essay organisation, textual analysis, understanding exam questions and deep subject knowledge. As a tutor, the most rewarding thing I do is to help build a student’s confidence in their own ability. This really is the foundation for successful learning.

  

Outside of teaching I am a published novelist with six novels to my name. As well as writing, I love reading, crafting and painting.

Tom

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 I have been a Maths teacher and private contractor supporting schools in the teaching of the new GCSE, A-level and Further Maths material. I am now studying for my PhD in an effort to further my goal of helping students understand the specialist content in Further Maths. 


I love teaching mathematics to students as it allows me to impart my knowledge. Importantly, 1-1 tutoring allows me to tailor my approach and methods to suit the need individuals. Seeing a student succeed gives me a great sense of accomplishment. Having been in Nottingham all my life I feel a deep passion for helping it and its students thrive. 

 

When not teaching, I can often be found walking around the beautiful countryside or in the gym, training towards my goal of dead-lifting 200kg.

Anita

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I have twenty years experience in education with outstanding success in adding value to students. I specialise in teaching Business Studies and I have also run my own business, so I can offer my students real-life examples of how businesses are run. I plan my lessons to identify gaps in knowledge and understanding. Once these gaps have been filled I move onto to build students confidence in exam skills.

My passion is to help develop confidence in young people both academically and with their emotional wellbeing. As well as being a qualified teacher, I am an Accredited Practitioner Coach and work 1-1 with students to build confidence, self-esteem and reduce anxiety.

Outside of teaching, I love travelling, baking, swimming  and watching legal dramas.

Mark

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I am a retired professional teacher of Maths with 27 years of experience in the teaching of Maths at  KS3, KS4 and Statistics in KS5.  During my career, I enjoyed the responsibility of being a Form Tutor and my responsibilities within the Maths Department was KS3 data manager and at KS4 Coordinator for the intervention of Year 10 and 11 students who were under-achieving in Maths.  This required the development and delivery of targeted lessons during school and in after-school sessions, tailored to the needs of each individual.


I currently enjoy tutoring GCSE students, imparting my knowledge and experience in my subject.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy playing badminton, pitch and putt golf and going to the gymnasium. I also enjoy walking. Additionally, I enjoy visiting air displays and aircraft museums.

Sabrina

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I am French and I have been in Nottingham for over 15 years. I teach French at all levels from children to adults. I have lots of experience teaching French from scratch, but also to learners who struggled to learn French in school or with other tutors. 

 

I love my language and I love teaching so I spend a lot of time developing homemade games and lessons. With my methods, the learners start speaking French quickly and the lessons seem effortless and fun. 


I am a keen comedy improviser and every week I co-run an improvising jam. We make up stories on the spot, on stage in front of everybody and I use these skills to teach French. I like to make my students feel free to speak and to explore the language.

Madiha

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  After graduating with a degree in Bio-Medical Engineering, I decided to qualify as a maths teacher. I am currently employed as a Maths Intervention Tutor at a well-established college in Nottinghamshire.
 

As an intervention tutor, my key role is to identify the needs of my learners and plan sessions using a combination of innovative and traditional approaches to enable them to reach their potential. I also find that my friendly, patient and calm character assist me in enabling my students to overcome barriers. 

 

Outside of the classroom, I am an avid baker who uses creativity to give a twist to classic recipes!

Melanie

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I am from  Nottingham and have over 16 years of experience teaching health related courses, Psychology and Sociology at GCSE and A-level. I have developed teaching materials for the BBC and have worked as an examiner and assessor for the exam boards so I have a secure understanding of what they are looking for in your answers.

 

I get a real buzz out of teaching my subjects and my approach has always been to develop confidence in my students and for you to do the best you can. I am on your side! 


Outside of teaching, I love travelling, going to concerts, watching basketball and the Mighty Nottingham Forest!

  

Adam

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 I have been teaching for nearly five years and have worked at a number of secondary schools in Nottingham. I have experience of teaching all secondary age groups, including A-level English Language. Additionally, I have plenty of experience of working 1-1 with children to aid their studies in this subject. 

 

I am a successful teacher, with progress, achievement and student well-being at the forefront of my ethos. One of my biggest strengths is forging productive working relationships with students, creating an atmosphere whereby students are keen to achieve and also enjoy learning at the same time. 


 Outside of work, I like to read, swim, do judo and eat food, but not all at the same time! 

Alice

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I am a secondary school maths teacher in Nottingham with a keen interest in helping students access maths. I always try to create links across the curriculum to aid in retention of information/techniques to help get towards the essential grades 4/5 and above.

  

Personally, I am very passionate about my job as I feel that it makes a real difference to the lives of the young people I work with. I love seeing the young people grow in confidence and their sense of achievement.

  

Outside of school, I lead Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and work for NCS. I frequently train in the gym for personal satisfaction - I find that it helps me relax after a long day at work.

Sheila

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  I am an empathic, caring and relaxed individual with a good sense of humour who is confident personally and professionally. I have twenty years of  experience teaching English and literacy skills as well as educational management experience in further education with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. 


I have taught English from entry through to level 4 and have experience teaching young, older and adult learners. My approach to teaching is learner centred which means I work closely with individual learners to identify their specific needs to be successful. Furthermore, I am also qualified to assess and teach learners with dyslexia. Also, I have experience teaching English as a second language and History. 

Ben

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I am a strong practitioner currently based in Nottingham who enjoys teaching English Language and Literature across Key Stages 3 and 4, including a number of GCSE groups. During my career so far, I have been responsible for some elements of primary transition and developing the quality of teaching and the curriculum within the English department. I also have four years experience as Head of KS3 English.


I really enjoy being a teacher and find it very rewarding. I enjoy promoting reading to students as this is a crucial skill for success in my subject. 

Barbara

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  I have lived in Nottingham for a little over 6 years but I was born and grew up in Italy. Before I became a full-time tutor, I worked as a secondary maths teacher (including under the new GCSE systems). What I love about teaching maths one to one is seeing the confidence of each child increase as they become more and more able mathematicians. 


Additionally, I also tutor Physics (I have a degree in this subject) and I am able to be a conversational partner for anyone who would like to practise their Italian. 


In my spare time, I play American Football for Derby Braves Women’s and, whilst at university, I became the first woman to ever play American Football for the University of Nottingham, paving the way for other women to do the same after I graduated.

Danielle

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I have been teaching for almost 7 years now. I started doing bits of tuition when I was at university. Immediately after graduting at Nottingham Trent with a BA HONS in French and Spanish, I taught English at l'Université de Franche Comté in France. I then came back to the UK and worked in exports and then decided to become a Secondary School teacher. For the past 3 years, I have been teaching French and Spanish across schools in Derby.  In my teaching career so far, I have taught primary school students, secondary students, university students and adults.

I enjoy teaching because I love to help others and pass on my love for language learning. I understand that language learning can be difficult as I have been through it myself! I am extremely approachable and as a result, form great relationships with students. 

Outside of work, I like to read, write, explore new places, play football and sing. 

Adam

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 I have taught in both the UK and Spain over the past five years and I believe that a personalised approach to learning is key to inspire your child to succeed. Wherever possible, I always make sure that the content of my lessons is related to the interests of the learner that I am working with.


As a previous Maths coordinator, I am passionate about the subject and currently work with a number of GCSE and Functional Skills students. Moreover, my First Class Science degree leaves me well placed to teach GCSE Biology and Physical Education. I can also teach Biology up to A Level. I would be happy to work with your child online or at your home to help them to become a happy and confident learner.


I am a fitness fanatic; I enjoy coaching athletics and playing tennis with my son. I love spending time with my young daughter too - we are frequently visiting the park and library throughout the week.


Henrietta

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I am here to support students from KS3 all the way to KS5 (Year 7 to Year 13) in their English Language and English Literature studies. I am a qualified teacher of English. I also have a degree in sociology/psychology.  


I have worked as an examiner at GCSE and have a strong understanding of what markers look for in exam answers. I provide practical learning strategies adapted to you and I deliver them with pride and authenticity. I am told that I am a calming presence in the learning environment, and I am very clear on what is required to be successful. 


English is all about communication and culture. Teachers are here to help your child build a solid foundation of effective communication. Teachers are here to talk about how culture has influenced the way we communicate. There is so much to talk, read and write about!