Our Tutors

Hello! I am Jan. I have been working in education for over twenty years. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in literacy and a former member of and Tutor for The Hampshire Dyslexia Association. I have an enhanced CRB and DBS check and am a Magistrate. My work with children with challenging behaviour led me to qualify and specialise as a Reading Therapist.

 

I set up my tuition consultancy 15 years ago, providing one-to-one tuition with the simple aim of teaching all children to read. News of what I was doing soon spread and my results and approach mean that I always have a waiting list and demand continues to grow. I continue this work alongside working extensively in schools teaching children to read as well as advising and training staff in my techniques.

 

I am passionate about reading and teaching children to read. I understand how life-changing being a ‘reader’ is and the difference it makes. I decided to share my techniques with others and published The Sounds Good Reading System.

 

I also teach Maths and English from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 including GCSE. I particularly love teaching GCSE Literature and watching pupils grow in confidence and self-esteem.

My name is Helen and I have lived in the Basingstoke area for the past 20 years. I have taught, mostly in primary schools but occasionally in secondary, for over 30 years. 

 

My first degree was a B.Ed from Southampton University; however, I recently completed an MA in Theology at Winchester which reminded me what it is like to be a learner rather than a teacher. I enjoyed the studying so much that I am hoping to begin a Phd
in the near future.


I particularly enjoy teaching Maths and English using a wide range of activities to engage learners in different ways. I believe that, to be effective, the learning process should be fun and I try to ensure that my students enjoy themselves as they learn.


After the busy environment of a primary school classroom, I appreciate the interaction with individual students which builds arelationship of trust and confidence. It is this relationship which boosts pupils' self-confidence, enabling them to accept the challenges of the learning process and helping them to become successful learners.

My name is Laurence, I live in Hartley Wintney (Hampshire) with my husband and our two daughters. I am originally from Toulouse, South-West France but have lived in England for the last  twenty years.


I have been tutoring French for several years at different levels including pre-school children, Primary, GCSE, A-Level and conversational. I also tutor Maths and Science; Biology, Chemistry and Physics up to GCSE level at present. I have a scientific Baccalaureat and have a passion for these subjects.


I am motivated and adapt myself to facilitate different learning styles and abilities My lessons are tailored individually depending on the level of comprehension, confidence and specific requirements. I tend to develop a certain discipline in learning and study / revision techniques to achieve the desired outcome.

My name is Monica and I have lived in Basingstoke for over 20 years. My teaching career began in London in a primary school and I have taught in a junior and primary school here in Hampshire. I have almost 25 years’ teaching experience at all levels including headship. My first degree is a B.A. (Hons.) in English and this remains my passion.

 

I have a wide experience of teaching children with a wide range of needs and skills; this ranges from working with children with dyslexia; autism; SEN, and behavioural difficulties to an exceptionally able pupil (aged 9) who I was teaching to do cryptic crosswords and read Agatha Christie.

 

My specialist subjects are English (up to GSCE level) and maths (primary level) and I have taught French within the primary phase. I have also mentored adult learners, with one candidate achieving an A* in her English Language GCSE.

 

Teaching focus groups for reading, writing and spelling, grammar and punctuation at school, I fully appreciate how the close relationship between tutor and learner ensures enjoyment and progress.

 

I am truly passionate about providing every learner with the fullest opportunities to achieve. I believe that every child should be given every opportunity to develop a love of learning for life and a confidence to aspire high.

My name is Catherine. I live in Old Basing with my partner and taught in Primary Schools as a class teacher for 20 years, before working as a tutor for the past two and a half years. Some tutoring has taken place in Primary Schools, but mostly privately in pupils’ homes. I have a B.Ed (Hons) degree and am CRB checked.

 

I specialise in teaching Primary School children as well as children in Years 7 and 8 at Secondary School. The main subjects I teach are Maths and English and also piano, having achieved Grade 8. On some occasions I have had the opportunity to prepare children for SATs tests in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and preparation and support for 11+ tests. I would also be willing to teach adults who wish to improve basic skills in Maths and English.

 

I am a very enthusiastic and dedicated tutor, who is committed to developing children’s skills in Maths and English and in developing their self-confidence and self-esteem. I am able to develop very positive relationships with pupils and parents.

I am available weekday evenings throughout the year as well as weekends during the winter months.

Teaching Experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced teacher of Mathematics and have taught the full age range from 10 to 18-year-old students

 

Tutoring Experience

Although now retired from full time teaching, over the last four years I have been employed as a Home Tutor, by Hampshire Education Authority and in a private capacity, focusing on teaching the new specification for GCSE/IGCSE to all ability levels.  I tutor Year 10 & Year 11 students to help their understanding of the topics and develop their Examination techniques.

 

I have a DBS Enhanced Certificate along with the Update Service subscription which has enabled me to continue my development and experience in the Education

sector.

 

Examination Experience

I am currently employed as an Assistant Examiner for several Examination Boards and have recently completed a successful marking period with AQA, Edexcel & OCR. This has provided me with an insight into the structure of the various syllabi.

 

 

Other Experience

I have also worked in the industrial sector, training adults to use business applications

My name is Miranda and I have been a tutor for 4 years during which I have had great success equipping my students with the tools and methods to grasp a subject and achieve success. I often find it is the building blocks which are missing and so return to first principles and rules and teach methodically, until the student’s grasp of the subject enables them to flourish and enjoy it. My main focus throughout is to make learning fun, using a great variety of resources and the advantage of 1:1 tuition is that I can tailor the teaching methods to the needs of the individual student. In language teaching I particularly like to incorporate a lot of oral and listening content to increase the student’s fluency and confidence.

I have a degree in Applied Biology and have more recently completed a French teaching certificate at Reading University. I lived in Belgium as a child and I have taught French after-school clubs at Primary Schools. I have worked in a Lycée in France, studied the teaching of French from GCSE to A level, worked in the medical industry in export markets including France and Italy and presently work as a freelance translator of scientific material as well as being a tutor. I tutor French to A level, Biology and Chemistry up to GCSE level and Biology to A level and Italian to GCSE level.

I hope that we can work together to help your child reach his or her potential. I can promise it will be fun and enriching.

My name is Michael and I am a very experienced tutor of mathematics and currently offer expertise from Year 6 up to GCSE level. Having formerly taught in two secondary schools up to Head of Department Level I have a thorough understanding of how children learn mathematics and the demands of the curriculum and examinations.  I have been a marker for SATs and GCSE before so can coach well in how to answer exam questions. 

 

My tuition experience over the last 20 years has enabled me to develop a range of approaches with students to get to the root of lack of confidence and misunderstandings that arise in maths where often the ‘teacher magic’ in the classroom has left the student confused. I also have a diploma in teaching of low attainers in mathematics from the Mathematical Association.

 

I can be a caring, sensitive, attentive and professional solution to your child’s needs

I’m Alice and I live in Elvetham Heath, near Fleet.  I have a 2:1 degree in English Language and Literature from Manchester University and a PGCE from the Institute of Education.

I worked as a primary school teacher for seven years, teaching mainly KS2.  Since the birth of my son, six years ago, I have worked as an education writer and a private tutor.  As a writer, I have authored practice SATs papers, worksheets, ebooks and interactive tutorials for theschoolrun.com / a popular educational website.  As a tutor, I have worked with children from 5 to 18.  I mainly give literacy and numeracy support to primary-aged children (including SATs and 11+ support), but have also tutored students in English up to A-level and Maths up to GCSE level.

I provide a personalised service. I make sure that I record detailed assessments of a child’s progress at each session and then refer to these notes when planning subsequent sessions.  I tailor my tuition according to your child’s needs and interests.

Hello my name is Dylan and I'm based in Basingstoke. Following the completion of a PhD in radiation physics I spent 10 years in research. My primary interest was detection of nuclear material for homeland security applications. My most recent publication reported developments in neutron detection for fission source detection andidentification and was presented at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management conference in Atlanta 2017.

I provide tuition in Physics to A Level, and also GCSE Maths and Science. I'm pragmatic and flexible in my approach, so that students acquire the skills necessary to pass examinations and also develop a love of learning. 

Jane Whitby is a fully qualified teacher (B.Ed QTS) and has worked in education for 25 years. She has been engaged in roles such as Teacher, SENCo, Tutor, Educational Consultant and Headteacher. Jane originally qualified with Early Years, SEN and Maths as her specialisms and has taught all year groups (ages 2.5 - 17). She has taught all subjects within the UK/IPC/IB curriculums. She is also a trained SENCo and has worked with special needs children of all ages and with diverse needs. Jane has also been a Headteacher and built schools but has always continued teaching even within her headships. She is a parent of 2 and grandmother of 5 (aged 2-11). 

Jane has an excellent rapport with children and supports them in a friendly way. She is able to enable children to develop knowledge, skills and understanding within subjects so that they may progress at a fast pace. She uses a wide range of activities and strategies within her sessions ensuring children are active and engaged. Children respond very well to her and enjoy their sessions. 

I'm Evelyn, I live in Old Basing, and  I've always enjoyed education (whether it be as a student or as a teacher).  I have a first class MPhys degree in Physics from the University of York and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Warwick.

 

I have spent some time teaching Physics at the University of Warwick, including Quantum Mechanics and Relativity, and always received positive feedback. 

 

I have always been very passionate about Maths, which has had an extremely significant part to play in my academic background and other aspects of my life.  I love helping people understand Mathematical ideas and my teaching style adapts to the student's individual needs.   

 

I strongly believe that building a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Maths is key to advancing positively in this valuable subject.   This foundation can then be developed by gradually introducing new concepts.  My teaching methods involve using a combination of understanding, learning and practice to build confidence naturally, leaving students feeling prepared for taking their exams. 

My name is Liz and I have lived in the area for over thirty years. I taught English language and English literature for a number of years at a local college of further education; this was mainly GCSE and A Level but I also have experience of teaching English in different situations such as in industry and for business organizations (I have even taught English to teachers!). I have also considerable experience in working as a private tutor on a one to one basis. The ages of my past students range from 14 – 80 years and I have worked with students from KS3 to university entrance level.

 

I have worked as an examiner for examinations boards for many years and more recently I have also taken on work as a moderator. This work has enhanced my understanding of examination system and the way in which papers are assessed.

 

I have a BA (Hons) degree in English from the University of Reading and also have teaching qualifications.

 

I believe that English is the key to all study and is therefore a vital part of any student’s education. It is my aim to build the confidence of my students and to help them fulfil their true potential. My aim is to help students develop the skills that they need to achieve in the subject (whether it be English language or English literature), to consolidate the learning that they have received from school and to provide them with the tools they need in order to reach their goals.

My name is Gabrielle and I live in Basingstoke. I have an MA degree in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

I have been a tutor in English, French, Latin and Ancient Greek for the past four years. I am available to teach at all school levels, from pre-GCSE to A-level and am up to date with the current syllabus for each subject. 

My philosophy in teaching is to make the learning process as enjoyable as possible! I strongly believe that each child has the ability to benefit from learning a language in its rich multiplicity of areas: from grammar and pronunciation to reading out loud and the written word. Many children can benefit from a deeper understanding of the shared structures of many languages, including all of the languages I teach.  This makes the learning process more interesting and provides ample outlet to satisfy the natural curiosity of children.

I also believe that there should be a balance between formal and informal methods of teaching a language.  When I grew up, we used to spend the majority of the time on detailed knowledge of grammar. While I think this gave me a very good formal grounding in learning languages, I also find it important to read actual stories in a language informally.  This brings the whole process to life and I have had great success in engaging pupils’ imagination by following this method. All my pupils acquire a detailed knowledge of the texts they study and their historical and cultural context. 

   

I am a flexible tutor and always seek to understand the strengths and needs of each pupil.  This means that my pupils can benefit from extra time spent filling the gaps in their knowledge and helping them to be more confident, which I find is a large part of learning a language and studying its literature.

Hello my name is Steve. I’m based in Basingstoke and I provide tuition in the Sciences and Maths at secondary level. This includes Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths at up to GCSE level and Maths/Further Maths and Chemistry to A level. I studied Chemistry with Biochemistry at Oxford University where I gained a first class honours degree and also have a first class honours Open BSc in mathematics. I am DBS certificated and have lots of testimonials from very happy clients which I can share with potential new clients. Many students I support are siblings of previous students or result from personal recommendations.

 

I have undertaken some laboratory based research and also worked for a while as a pollution chemist in the water industry before joining the pharmaceutical industry as a learning and development specialist.  Since then I have undertaken a number of managerial roles in the Science and Technology sector and now provide one to one tuition in the sciences and maths. 

 

Several years ago I started to provide tutorial support whilst also working for a major organisation providing grants for scientific research and eventually decided to change career and as a consequence, for the past few years, I have been working as a personal tutor.

 

I work with each student to design a programme of study which is specific for their needs. We also work together to develop appropriate exam strategies and techniques. I have worked with many students of all abilities to help them achieve their full potential. 

 

I am a bit of an enthusiast when it comes to science. I am an active member of cafe scientifique which promotes public engagement in science and technology and also continue to study maths for fun.  It seems that the more you learn, the more you realise is still to be learned. So I have personal recent experience of the stress associated with preparing for and taking exams and am able to empathise with students.

Hello. My name is Charlotte. I am 24 and a graduate of the University of Exeter with a 2:1 degree in Mathematics. I tutor maths from primary through to A-level including further maths. Maths is something that is disliked by a lot of students when at school but I believe that everyone is capable of progressing with maths and achieving qualifications necessary for their future.

 

I have achieved my gold Duke of Edinburgh's award and last year I raised £500 for their Diamond Anniversary Challenge. I am patient, reliable and try to think of different ways to explain problems which is important as everyone has different ways of learning.

My name is Jackie and I have been a personal maths tutor for several years. I live in Hatch Warren with my husband, dog, and three children (adults!), one just home from university, one at university and one at college.

 

I love to work with individuals and watch their confidence and ability grow in what can be a daunting subject. I tutor mainly GCSE and A’Level but have some experience of primary and common entrance. I am very flexible within my lessons and go with whatever the student needs at the time with an underlying focus on strengthening the basic skills.

 

I have a maths degree and prior to having children worked for several years as a systems engineer in the defence industry. I decided to stop work to bring up our children but have taken on part time work throughout, including working one to one for several years with two autistic children on a specialist learning program, and a year in a secondary school as a teaching assistant and many years as an exam invigilator.

My name is Maurice. My background is as an Engineer and I worked on Aircraft design for Hawker Siddeley (UK), De Havilland (Canada), Boeing Aircraft (USA) and the  Royal Aircraft Establishment in the UK.

 

After taking early retirement, I decided on a change of course and took a Certificate in Education at Farnborough Technology College to become a Maths Tutor.

 

I taught Maths at Farnborough Technology College for three years also and tutored GCSE Maths at Wellington College.

 

I teach Maths including Common Entrance 11+ and 13+ from yr 6 to AS level with good results.

 

I am very patient and go out of my way to help my students.

Hello. I'm Stella and have been teaching children and adults since 2008, both in the classroom and privately, one to one. I live near Basingstoke though am originally from London. My BA degree is in English Literature from Goldsmiths University and as I initially trained to become a lawyer, I hold a Legal Practice Course for solicitors. My experience spans from teaching abroad in Madrid for several years, to private tuition in English and Drama up to A'Level and preparation for LAMDA exams. Currently, I teach English/Law/Drama to A'Level and Maths to GCSE standard including preparing students for the Common Entrance 11+ and 13+ exams.

My passion lies in writing, theatre, film, acting and singing and I have directed several productions for children and adults. I am an avid play and film buff! I believe that building a rapport with students is based on making them feel at ease, in order they can develop in a calm environment without feeling under pressure. I expect a high standard from my students according to their skills. In order for them to achieve in this way, I am sympathetic, caring, supportive and endeavour to introduce activities that will interest them so they feel positive about their learning development after the sessions. 

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