Why do you love tutoring?
It’s such a rewarding job; you get to see children who might never have believed in themselves before achieve great results. It’s challenging and interesting because no two students or days are ever the same. And plus, you get to dig deep into a subject that you absolutely love, as well as travel around and meet amazing people!
Who inspired you in education?
I had two fantastic teachers at school who inspired me. Mr Grey was my Biology teacher and Mr Williams was my Maths teacher. I enjoyed their lessons so much that they significantly influenced the subjects that I chose to carry on with. I loved how passionate they were about their subjects as it made their lessons so much more engaging. My friends in education - many working with Teach First - also continue to inspire me to carry on home tutoring because they remind me how important education is.
What else do you get up to besides tutoring?
I love sport. In the past I was a British Champion fencer and I still coach now and compete whenever I can. I’m currently training for a triathlon in April so that’s keeping me busy. I also have a bug for travelling. One of the most fascinating places I’ve been is Papua New Guinea, where I saw the birds of paradise. Seeing nature so up close and personal really is an incredible experience.
If you had a super power what would it be?
I think it would have to be time travel so that I could see what the future holds. You wouldn’t go back in time to see the past? Haha no I’m a scientist so I want to see the future.
What advice would you give to a parent on how to find a tutor?
Shop around and make sure you find the right person for your child. Remember the tutor acts as a personal mentor as well as providing academic support so there needs to be a good rapport and respect between the tutor and your child. Experience is a factor but finding the right match is the most important when searching for a private tutor.
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Peter is a:
Biology tutor - Degree, IB, A-Level, GCSE, AS
Chemistry tutor - IB, A-Level, GCSE, AS
General Science tutor - A-Level, GCSE, Common Entrance, 11+, AS
Geography tutor - GCSE, Common Entrance, 11+
Maths tutor - GCSE, Common Entrance, 11+, Primary
Physics tutor - GCSE, 11+
If your child needs help with maths or science at school, then please visit Peter’s profile page.