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Niall A
Tutor in Shepherd's Bush, West London

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£60.00 / hour

A qualified teacher who LOVES tutoring Science.

With over 4000 hours classroom experience as a teacher, teacher trainer and tutor I am confident I will be help you achieve your academic goals in Science.

I have spent the last eight years teaching Science to pupils of all abilities in a challenging secondary schools in West London as part of the Teach First program. My current school came fourth in the country in 2016. The last five years have been spent leading and managing other teachers. Why? I was very lucky to receive an amazing education. I believe that all young people should be able to benefit from the best education possible to maximise their potential.

Not only do I love helping others to learn, I also love Science. The 'oohs' and 'aahs', the 'wows' and the 'whys?', and especially the 'huhs?' make it the best subject to teach. However, it is as challenging as is it engaging because it combines both academic and practical aspects, so Science should be taught with a focus on content and skills. But these must be broken down into chunks and steps, which are well pitched for each and every student and are relevant to the real world. Importantly, nothing should ever be told; only questions should be asked. This is my method.

While not tutoring I am building a business inspired by my passion for education, which hopes to leverage the power of technology to enhance the development of teachers and improve the achievement of pupils. I also play a lot of football and love to cook. Every summer I also return to Teach First to train new teachers how to teach and have even done some training with experienced teachers on how to teach teachers how to teach!!

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Reviews and References

There are 17 reviews or references for Niall.

Written by Warren F

High quality tutor

Niall Alcock, last academic school year he pushed me too the limit. Very experienced, patient and very qualified. Learning science was a pleasure with him. My grade was dramatically increased. Throughout the year he prepared me very well for my exam. His style of teaching is very engaging which makes learning science fun! I highly reccomed him.
Outcome:
B
Written by Dominic Santa M

A diligent, dedicated, determined teacher

Unlike some other teachers I've been taught by, Niall works impressively hard at his job.

He's created very reputable impression of himself at Stockley Academy, and provides a variety of ways of learning rather than pure writing and reading.

Arguably one of the best teachers of Stockley Academy, and I'm certain that most of the other students here would agree.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
I got an A* in chemistry, along with my A in biology and A* in physics.
Written by Chay M

10/10

This is a great idear and can help alot.
Outcome:
C
Written by Demi D

Outstanding, encouraging science tutor

Niall is full of enthusiam for science, his passion for the subject is evident through his teaching. He can easily adapt a method to benefit an individual making him a excellent tutor. I would highly reccomend his tutoring. As a student myself I benefitted highly from Nialls guidance and acheived 2 grades higher then I was predicted. He encourages you to do your best at all times and makes learning about boring subjects fun and interesting.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
As mentioned before I acheived two grades higher then my predicted, which was a B so that means I attained an A*. I am 100% certain I would not have been able to achieve this grade without Nialls help
Written by Mahesh M

Hugely Enthusiastic and Experieced Teacher.

Niall was an highly motivational and inspirational GCSE Chemistry teacher who gave me and other classmates the drive to want to achieve in chemistry. Lessons were always creative, interesting and intensive when it came to exams. Content became easier to memorise and recall as lessons were readable and easy to comprehend with constant support and encouragement.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
Acheived an A in GCSE Chemistry (whilst being targeted a C), and chemistry has become one of my best subjects! He has given me the drive to continue onto A-level Chemistry and a career in this field.
Written by Jaina H

Brilliant Science Teacher

He was an engaging and interesting teacher. He wanted us to get the grades as badly as we did! There was always an effort to make our lessons as interesting as possible. He was a great teacher and clearly has a love for teaching.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
Grade: A*
Written by Chirag B

No teacher can compare to Mr Alcock

I'm proud to say Mr Alcock helped me achieve my A in Chemistry. Through my 5 years of gcse I have never come across a teacher with his talent,motivation and enthusiasm. His teaching gave me confidence and inspiration. Most informative lessons are seen as time dragging but I never saw his lessons as that, they were all enjoyable. The next batch of students to have you as a teacher are already confirmed path to success.
It was an honour to have you as a teacher!
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
A in GCSE Chemistry.
Written by Stephane M

Perfect Teacher is you want to archive your best.

Mr Niall Alcock. Had taught me through my year 10 Science GCSE and ISA. He really tried hard to help students get their grade. But what he always said to me and my class was, if you, the student do not put in the effort then he was not going to put in the effort. He manged to get a majority of people in his class above a C grade for one of our real GCSE's. I always thought that whenever he made my class learn something it stuck in my head and after the lesson me and my friends would talk about how much we learnt. Overall Mr Alcock is a superb teacher and will be a perfect tutor.
Outcome:
I passed my 1st Core Science GCSE with a C grade. And it's all thanks to Mr Alcock.
Written by Fawad B

#thebest

THE BEST Science Teacher/Tutor out there! Very patient, reliable, experienced and focused, he knows his stuff big time... And funny when he has to be LOL. Able to work with students at all levels of the ability spectrum to help them achieve their potential and goal.
Outcome:
Got an A! In GCSE!!!
Written by Alannis S

An excellent teacher

Mr Alcock taught me physics in year 11 for GCSE triple science in 2013. He was a teach who could capture the attention of the whole class and keep them alert for the whole session. He helped me boost my grade up to a B in just a year, with an A* in one section of the course.
Outcome:
The outcome of Mr Alcock's teaching was not only boosting my GCSE physics grade up to a B but also helping with my confidence within my self and the answers that I had for questions.
Written by Fahim A

Brilliant Science Tutor

Niall is an excellent teacher as he is able to engage with the class and students individually, which I think is very important. His determination and desire to teach a class was evident, after only having a year with him, as it was as important to him for us to get the grades to succeed in life as it was to us. That sort of teacher-student relationship is a rarity. Chemistry was always my weakest subject as I felt like I struggled a lot but knowing I walked away with an A* gives me great confidence to approach difficult tasks in life in a positive manner. I can highly recommend Niall to anyone looking to strive for success and also laugh at a few of his awful but witty puns.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
Grade A*
Written by Shoborna M

Fantastic teacher!

As a fellow student, I would recommend Niall as a tutor for outstanding achievements. I got a grade A overall in the subject he taught me due to hard work on both ends. The teaching is very targeted specifically to the exam which it valuable, as time is of the essence.
Outcome:
A
Written by Grace H

Inspirational

As a happy second year university student, there are only a few who I can thank that are not in my immediate family, Niall being one. He is a brilliant biology teacher who is passionate about the subject he teaches. The enthusiasm he has for his subject area has inspired me and contributed to my journey through sixth form to university.
Subject:
Biology (GCSE)
Outcome:
Biology (GCSE) grade B I am now studying to be a nurse
Written by Sabine S

Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Written by Olga E

Great result after only a few lessons with Niall

My daughter took a few Chemistry (GSCE) lessons with Niall and the result has been very impressive.

Niall´s lessons were always very engaging and insightful and they helped my daughter to structure her on-going learning of Chemistry in a more structural and effective way. Niall always came prepared for his lessons and we will highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a very good tutor.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
My daughter got an "A" in her mock exam in January and she now believes she will get an "A*" in May!
Written by Elizabeth L

Highly Recommended

Having only had a few lessons with Niall, my daughter is already feeling a lot more confident. Niall has a great teaching method, he is punctual, prepared and very friendly. We will continue tuition with him over the holidays..
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
very good!
Written by Elizabeth L

IGCSE Result

Further to my previous 5* review I just wanted to add that we are delighted with my daughters exam results... thank you Nial!

Mock results: Physics E
Chemistry U
Subject:
Science (GCSE)
Outcome:
Science (Double Award). CC
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Education and Qualifications

Niall's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Bristol
Degree
Experimental Psychology
Grade
1st

School

Institution
Marlborough College, Wilts.
A Levels
x3
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  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - Latin
    B
  • - Biology
    B
Institution
Marlborough College, Wilts.
AS Levels
x1
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  • - Politics
    B
Institution
Marlborough College, Wilts.
GCSEs
x9
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  • - English Language
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Maths
    A
  • - Science double award 2
    A
  • - Geography
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - French
    A*
  • - Spanish
    A
  • - Religious Studies
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Received Faculty of Science Committee Commendation for outstanding exam performance at University of Bristol.

Other Qualifications

2013 - MA in Teach First Leadership in Education, Institute of Education.
2010 - QTS 'outstanding' and PGCE with distinction from Christ Church Canterbury University

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