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Are you a teacher?

Although I do have some classroom experience (teaching a summer programme in China, leading school revision courses in London, and acting as a group leader in schools’ Oxbridge preparation days), I have never been employed primarily as a teacher. My… Continue Reading →

Are you DBS certified?

Yes, I do have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, most recently in 2021. I can provide a copy of my latest DBS upon request. (A DBS is an essential legal requirement for those in the UK wishing to… Continue Reading →

What if I have to cancel a session?

If you have a session booked and need to cancel or reschedule it, please let me know as early as possible so I can do my best to accommodate any changes. However, if you change a session less than 24… Continue Reading →

When and how do I pay for tutorials?

At the end of each week I contact my clients confirming the total hours of tutoring for that week, the amount billable, plus my account details (UK bank account). Hourly rates vary, depending on the students’ age and needs, and… Continue Reading →

Do you offer marking, revision plans or feedback?

MarkingĀ  Marking practice papers can be a useful way to assess whether a student is on track and to identify areas that need working on. So when it is productive for me to do some marking before a tutorial, I… Continue Reading →

What subjects and ages do you tutor?

I will tutor any subject and age level where I am confident I can meaningfully improve the client’s understanding. Over the years this has ranged from practising English language with 7-year-olds to helping final year university students with their Engineering… Continue Reading →

What educational goals do you help students achieve?

My students have a wide range of reasons for using a tutor. Goals I have helped students prepare for include: Preparing for a school test or exam: School entry tests: ISEB Pre-Test, 11+, 13+, common entrance, 16+. National assessments: KS2,… Continue Reading →

Do you offer trial lessons?

Yes, I offer a one-off 30 minute introductory session for new clients, without any commitment to future sessions. These introductory sessions are typically used for: Making introductions Discussing education goals and background (with the parents and/or the student) Going through… Continue Reading →

Which platforms (Zoom, etc.) do you use for online tutoring?

Over my years of online tutoring, I have used most online platforms. This includes Zoom, Skype, WeChat and even WhatsApp video calls, depending on the needs and technical preferences of the client. My personal preference is for Zoom, due to… Continue Reading →

Are your tutorials online or in person?

Due to international demand, I mainly tutor online. For the subjects and ages I teach, I find this works very well as I am able to collaborate with students via screen sharing and by using an online whiteboard. Occasionally I… Continue Reading →

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