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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.

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live near the hospital in Basingstoke. After working as a classroom teacher for 6 years I decided to take the leap and become a tutor. I love working one on one with a child and building meaningful relationships. Working one on one means I am able to cater to the child’s individual needs which will allow them to progress faster. I am flexible, reliable and patient. I like to have a fun approach to learning which allows the child to enjoy their session and get more from it.

I have a passion for early reading/Phonics and I also love Maths. I am able to teach across the board in Primary and up to GCSE level in English Language and Maths.

In my spare time, I love watching home videos, eating out and travelling. My favourite place in the world is Disneyland! I love animals and spending time with my family.

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.

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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.

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.


Tutoring Resume - Andrew 


* Professional full-time tutor and coach from 2010

Subjects taught: 


* Biology & Human Biology 

* Chemistry

* Physics 

* Maths & Further Maths (incl the options Statistics, Mechanics & Decision)

* History (all topic areas - lists can be provided) - exam board focus combined too with historical research and writing 

* Government and Politics 

* Philosophy 

* Economics 

* Business Studies

* Psychology 

NB: support available too in Sociology, Geology, Computer Science and Classical Civilisation. These subjects have been requested much less frequently. 


Age focus: 


* Mainly A-level and GCSE

* Some University specialisms 

* Support for KS3 


Exam Boards: all undertaken with significant experience


* Edexcel, OCR & AQA 

* WJEC (main exposure = Biology at A-level)

* Salters (Chemistry & Nuffield Biology - SNAB)

* IB

* Cambridge Pre-U


Other Services:


* Entrance exam preparation eg Public school entrance, Oxbridge, GMAT for Medicine 

* Coaching: exam preparation and study approach, ‘exam technique’, confidence building 

* Assistance in constructing Personal Statements for University application


University Qualifications:


* MSc in Global Security & International Relations 

* MBA in International Business & Economic Development

* BA in History and War Studies

* BSc in Physics 

* BSc Cell & Molecular Biology (Bioinfomatics & Computational Neuroscience)

* BA in Archaeological Science

Hello! My name is Alice and I live in Hook.


I have a first class BA (Hons) degree in American and Canadian Studies from the University of Birmingham and an MA in American Literature and Culture from the University of Leeds.


I specialise in teaching English Language and Literature at all school levels, from primary to A-Level, and am up to date with the current syllabus and exam board criteria for these subjects.


I gained experience in teaching at university and have been tutoring on a one to one basis for over 6 months now, with lots of positive feedback! I also have experience in tutoring for school entrance exams.


I believe that an understanding of English is crucial to every child’s education. My aim is to boost the self confidence of my students so that they can all achieve their potential. I personalise every session of tuition entirely to each student’s needs, facilitating and adapting to their own specific learning style and ability. I am an approachable and enthusiastic tutor and I aim to make my lessons an enjoyable, engaging, and open space, as well as a place of trust.


I hope that together we will help your child to feel more confident and able in their learning of English.

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

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Hello I am John.

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



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 Nirupa and I live on the outskirts of       

Basingstoke with my family.

Being a doctorate in Chemistry I have a strong educational background and therefore can bring a lot to the learning process. I am DBS checked with an enhanced DBS certificate. I have also completed a Level 3 certificate in Education and Training.

I have had the opportunity of living in Tokyo and Perth, two fantastic cities. During my stay in Tokyo I taught chemistry to year 12 students at a top IB school. I am available to teach Chemistry at both GCSE and A level across OCR, AQA and Edexcel examination boards. 


My teaching style is adaptable but very thorough and result oriented. I place a lot of emphasis on exam technique which I believe can only be attained after a thorough understanding of the subject. My aim is to help the students reach their maximum potential by supporting them every step of the way.

Hello, I am Peter. I am currently teaching maths at Coxgreen School in maidenhead (teaching year 7 to 11 students)


I am passionate about mathematics. My enthusiasm for the subject puts me in an ideal position to inspire young students to develop the commitment to learn mathematics, and do very well at it. My previous work experience within the HM forces  (Royal air force) gave me an opportunity to work in large and small teams, developing teamwork and an excellent work ethic. I believe the skills I have developed such as adaptability, commitment, compassion and discipline stand me in good stead to be a great maths teacher and to inspire young adults. 


Hi! My name is Lauren and I am an enthusiastic private Maths and Science tutor in Primary level, GCSE and A-Levels!   

I am currently a PhD student at UCL researching Theoretical Chemistry. I graduated from UCL with a first class MSci Chemistry with Mathematics degree. I gained a lot of experience teaching in my time at UCL running workshops, interactive lab sessions and tutorials for students. 


I have been tutoring since 2016 and have helped many students gain confidence and improve their grades! Academics was not always my strongest point but I had some incredible teachers that helped me understand Maths and Science and I am passionate about helping other students in the same way. I have worked with a range of levels and abilities throughout the years and am able to cater to all. 


Typically, I have a very flexible approach, focusing sessions on understanding specific topics students are struggling with by using topic specific past-paper questions and working through examples together! I can also aid in exam technique and past-paper mocks.


My name is Mike and my family and I have lived in Sherborne St. John for more than 20 years..


I have a BSc(First Class) in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool and also a D.Phil from the University of Oxford.


During the last 12 months I have been an online tutor with a GCSE student, focusing on Physics and Chemistry. I can cover all aspects of GCSE Science and also GCSE French, having lived in France for a number of years.


Through this recent experience and also tutoring my own 2 children, I have good exposure to both the Edexcel and OCR exam syllabuses.                   


Each session will be centred around a particular topic, with specific aims and objectives in mind. I aim to ensure that the student is fully engaged and participating, and the delivery format tailored to their particular learning style. I make regular use of check points and test questions to ensure that the student has fully understood the previous topic before moving on. As we progress through the course material I also like to focus on exam technique, working with the student to structure their answers in the most appropriate manner. 

Hello! My name is Anna and I have lived in Basingstoke for over 20 years.  I graduated from Winchester University with a B.A.Ed, specialising in English.  I spent just over 2 years teaching within Year 1 and Year 2 classrooms before moving on to follow other interests and raise my 3 children.  In 2014, I decided to return to education, initially working as a Learning Support Assistant within Key stage 1 classrooms.  I now work providing literacy support on a 1:1 basis to children within a local infant school with special needs .For this role I deliver reading intervention which has proven to be very effective and has given me a really good insight into how children learn to read and how best to support those that find acquiring this vital skill a struggle.  I thoroughly enjoy working with children 1:1, building a relationship of trust and helping them to discover what they are truly capable of, given the right tools and opportunity.  I am passionate about helping children to read as I believe it is such a vital key to success across all areas of the curriculum.  Reading for pleasure is something everyone should be able to experience and it enables children to learn about and explore their own interests independently.  In addition to reading, I can support children with their writing skills and Maths at Key Stage 1 level (Years 1&2).  I would also be willing to work with children who are in the early stages of Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4), particularly those that find reading a challenge.    


Hello! My name is Connor.

I have a first-class MSc (Hons) in Mathematical Physics and a first-class BSc (Hons) in Maths with Physics from the University of Southampton. I am currently working on my PhD in Gravitational Wave physics, specifically detecting and characterising "Massive black hole binary" mergers from a new satellite known as LISA. 

As you've probably guessed, my speciality is Maths and Physics. I also specialise in coding, specifically the programming language "Python". This is something I do daily with my PhD. 

My tutoring experience began when I started University in 2015 where I tutored throughout my degree and masters. I had a wide range of students whom I tutored both in person and online so am comfortable and experienced with whichever teaching format you prefer. I also gave guidance in Maths groups to lower year University students and ran the "Maths Buddy Scheme" which paired 1st year students with a buddy to help and guide them into University life. 

Although it is common to think of Maths as a "boring" subject, I strongly believe that it is one of the most interesting and vital subjects to explore. I really put an emphasis on why each Maths problem my tutees are learning how to solve is interesting by applying it to a real-world situation. Coding can be a difficult subject to get the hang of to begin with, but again I try to make things interesting with fun problems and projects. 

I am passionate about these subjects and have confidence that I can help my tutees see the interesting side of their applications. Together we can spark an interest in science as well as getting them confident to tackle the subject independently.

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