Alan R - tutor  

Alan R
Tutor in Maze Hill, South East London

£45.00 per hour

5.0
(2 reviews)
(2 reviews)
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About Alan

Experienced, enthusiastic science tutor (incl. GCSE/A-level)

ABOUT ME

First and foremost, I love science and teaching and it comes across in my lessons. I am currently a PhD student in Child and Developmental Psychology and have tutored the sciences including GCSE and A-level since 2012, as well as gaining two Masters (MSc) degrees in Genes, Environment and Development (MSc, King's College London) and Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine (MSc, University College London) in addition to my Bachelors degree in Biology and Bioinformatics (BSc, Aberystwyth University). I am an experienced private tutor and am happy to tutor children of any age up to GCSE level in all sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Biology at A-level.

MY TUTORING

A key goal for me as a tutor is to build my tutees' confidence around the subject. Greater confidence means easier knowledge acquisition. I make sure the sessions from the start are relaxed and create an easy learning environment.

Firstly, I like to get the student's view of the subject, their enthusiasm and where they think they are struggling. This is key as it enables me to tailor my approach to them. The first lesson will normally be an overall assessment (no tests, don't worry!) which allows me to better understand where the strengths and weaknesses lie. We can then build on this together.

I like to engage with my students by helping them to understand why things are how they are, rather than simply getting them to memorise fact after fact. By helping them to understand how different physical laws and aspects of the natural world interact and relate to each other, I find that their confidence in exams is bolstered and memory of their subjects is increased considerably. I always try to make learning - whatever the subject may be - as fun and engaging as possible, as it is often school lessons which fail to engage and enthuse students that have left them needing tuition.

To help my students prepare for the exams, I use a combination of past papers, discussion on exam technique and other questions and problems I deem relevant. Combining such exam preparation with my other approaches to learning above (and a bit of hard work from the student!), the student will be confident entering into their exams with the knowledge, understanding and technique required to do as well as they wish.

OTHER INFORMATION

Outside of academic tutoring, I have had years of experience coaching children of all ages (4-17 years old) to play tennis. I am currently working with children in Reception year as part of my PhD. I have also worked with autistic and ADHD children.

I am based in zone 2, south-east London and may be able to travel out to done 6 depending on public transport. I live in Greenwich, where I am currently at University.
Hourly rate: £45.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Lesson cancellation: at least 24 hours notice required

Reviews and References

5.0
(2 reviews)
(2 reviews)

Brilliant tutor

Written by Lilani D
Alan is a reliable and an enthusiastic person who has a natural talent for teaching. He helped my daughter during her GCSE exam which made her easy to understand difficult topics as Alan would explain them in a way that is easy to understand.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
A* Chemistry

GCSE tutoring in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Written by Claire M
Alan was a very thorough and clear tutor for my 15/16 year old son. My son had struggled at school with these subjects as he had not engaged with the teachers, (for some unknown reason). His mock results were A,B,B. He was not inspired, one to one tutoring with Alan suddenly made the subjects come in to focus for him. Alan was very prompt and was very good at keeping in touch. Alan was an excellent tutor, calm and clear, as my sons results have proved.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Biology A* Chemistry A* Physics A*

Education and Qualifications

University

University of Greenwich
PhD
Currently enrolled
King's College London
Genes, Environment and Development
University College London
Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
Aberystwyth University
Biology and Bioinformatics

School

Prizes and Scholarships

1st prize for MSc Research Project Presentation - King's College London (2012)
Senior Scholarship at Aberystwyth University (2006-2009)

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