Maria Y - tutor
 

Maria Y
Tutor in Sydenham, South East London

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£40.00 / hour

Core GCSE and A-Level Tutor

I am a recent university graduate. After completing my A-Levels at James Allen's Girls' School, I studied History at Pomona College in California. I specialise in tutoring Maths and English. In my last six years as a tutor, I have worked with students in the English and US educational systems, as well as homeschoolers. I specialise in preparing students for core GCSE, A-Level and SAT exams. I particularly enjoy working with students aiming for higher education who are trying to learn the study skills necessary to succeed in a demanding university environment.

As a tutor, what is most important to me is to find a way of teaching that the student understands. To accomplish this, I design lesson plans tailored to my student's strengths. By looking at each individual's study skills, I am able to understand why the student is having difficulty with certain concepts. This is particularly crucial when working with students who are in transition from one school to another. Together we work to find an approach that will help the student to fully understand material. These tools help my students to continue to excel as they go on in their studies.

I can provide DBS/CRB documentation on request.

Reviews and References

There are 3 reviews or references for Maria.

Written by Paula O

A great teacher

My daughter was struggling with the mechanics side of her A level course. Maria has patiently worked through questions with her, checking her understanding at each stage and has given my daughter her confidence back.
Maria has been great at helping her understand why and when she needs to the different calculations.
My daughter is starting to enjoy maths again.
Maria has been a great find for us and I would recommend her highly
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Written by N A

Maria is an excellent tutor

Maria is an excellent tutor with an abundance of knowledge and experience teaching in a variety of subjects. My daughter began the tutoring sessions lacking what was needed and struggling in these subjects, yet Maria was successful in supporting her to the point that even she had the confidence in Maths, Science and History.
Maria's teaching style is very thorough and she does not simply tell you how to answer a question but breaks it down step by step for you to understand. I've noticed this really aided her learning process.
We feel very lucky to have Maria as her tutor.  Maria's attitude to teaching was always positive and encouraging. She was honest when it came to constructive criticism which is always necessary for improvement.
We will recommend Marie to our family and friends as she will undoubtedly help them to succeed.
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
I am very pleased
Written by Alex F

Extremely helpful!

I first met Maria 8 weeks before my GCSE exams. I struggled with Maths since primary school and there were many concepts I just didn’t know about. I also thought I was terrible at Maths and that there wouldn’t be enough time for me to catch up on everything before the exams started. Maria’s tutoring style is to be very understanding and patient. She knew how I learnt the best and used innovative methods to teach me complicated concepts. If I didn’t understand something, she would keep changing the way she explained until I understood. For the first time ever I started to understand algebra! With each session I felt stronger and my maths skills just kept improving. Maria also sent feedback after each session and gave me homework to do which was very helpful with keeping things fresh in my memory. I am very grateful to Maria and I appreciate everything she has done for me.
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
Happy

Education and Qualifications

Maria's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
Pomona College
Degree
B.A. in History
Grade
3.7

School

Institution
James Allen's Girls' School
A Levels
x4
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  • - Biology
    A
  • - Maths
    A
  • - Spanish
    A
  • - Physics
    A
Institution
AS Levels
x1
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  • - Art
    A
Institution
James Allen's Girls' School
GCSEs
x12
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  • - Maths
    A*
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - Biology
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Design and Technology
    A*
  • - Art
    A*
  • - Japanese
    A*
  • - Spanish
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - History
    A*

Other Qualifications

Cambridge Pre-U, English, 1st Distinction

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