Tutor Profiles

Physics Teacher – Mark Williams (Reference PCB 1A)

Physics teacher to A level and Oxbridge, and all Sciences to GCSE level. Very experienced teacher, Head of department and educational author. I have written educational text books for Oxford University Press, The Association for Science Education and was on the steering committee of The Perspectives on Science As level. Last year two of my students came in the top 0.5% of the population with their GCSE results. A few years ago one of my students got the top A level result in the country scoring 499 out of 500 possible marks. Availability: Daytime and evenings but not weekends, Willing to travel: 8 miles, Experience: I have 27 years of teaching experience; I was Head of Physics for 10 years and Head of Science for 5 years at independent schools. Qualifications: BSc Hons and PGCE Physics, CRB Check: Yes, Has References: Yes, Will Tutor Online: Yes. Based in Four Oaks.

Student / Parent recommendations

Mark Williams tutored my son for AS Physics.  He took Sam from a mock U grade in January to just 2 marks off an A only four months later. Most importantly, he alone turned Physics from a confusing chore Sam hated to his favourite subject.I was very impressed with the tutor’s preparation, homework activities and revision aids. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone. I just wish we had met him earlier.Michaela Power (Mother of student)

I initially found the jump from GSCE to AS level physics significantly difficult compared to my other subjects. The continuous support I received from Mark during my study of A level physics allowed me to surpass my target and achieve a grade A overall. This has allowed me to secure a place at the University of Manchester to study electrical engineering.

I would highly recommend Mark to any student that needs support in physics. Gurdev Singh (student) August 2013

Physics and Maths Teacher (Reference PS2SR)

I have taught Physics and Mathematics both up to A Level in the West Midlands schools for more than 30 years. I have specialised in A Level Physics tuition for the last 10 years including all the main syllabuses, AQA, OCR and Edexcel. I have taught the ‘Turning points in physics’ option in the AQA syllabus and have some familiarity with the Astro-physics, Medical Physics and Telecommunications options. I have also taught A Level Mathematics in schools and in private tuition, my strengths are the pure and Mechanics core parts of the syllabus. I have provided private tuition in both subjects at KS3 and KS4 levels. In my experience is that best progress is made when a regular focus of the lessons is on the achievements and problems associated with homework set by the tutor in the previous lesson. This enables the tutor to carefully identify the problems of understanding in the student’s appreciation of the subject. I sometimes use Physics animations from websites to strengthen a student’s understanding of Physics. I visit the student in his/her own home and I am available evenings and Sundays in the Erdington/Sutton Coldfield area.

Student / Parent recommendations Rating 5/5 Comments Excellent start, very engaging and clear teaching methods. Feedback from a parent Keshan Pillay for a lesson I conducted with her son who is studying A2 AQA physics. Keshan Pillay 22/10/11

KS3/GCSE Sciences and A level Biology Tutor – Stephen Thornhill

I am an experienced fully qualified teacher of Science, Biology specialist. I have taught all three Sciences at GCSE and A-level Biology. I have taught prospective Cambridge boarding students over in China. My teaching is student cantered and I tailor what I do to match the students’ requirements and achievable targets.

Business Studies Tutor – (Reference EBS2)

I am an experienced Business Studies Teacher, having also been Head of Business and Enterprise faculty in a large midlands secondary school. I always take a positive and energetic approach to working with students and love to share with them my enthusiasm for Business. Prior to joining the teaching profession I worked in manufacturing for twenty years, primarily involved with recruitment, training and employee relations. I find my industrial experience really helps to support the academic content of the Business Studies course and enhances student learning. Student success is of paramount importance to me and my professional standards but I would like to think I achieve this with a caring approach – to quote from one of my students in a letter I received this summer.

Student / Parent recommendation Over the past two years your motivation and energy have encouraged and pushed me. Having such a happy, patient teacher like you has kept me motivated. I hope I did you proud’ She did do me proud and she did apologize for the cheesiness.

KS3, GCSE and A level Geography teacher – Juliet Stafford

I am a fully qualified Geography teacher with over twenty years experience of teaching at KS3, GCSE and A level.  I have worked in secondary schools in the local area as both a Head of Department and as an Assistant Headteacher. I also have experience of being an examiner for Geography.  I am available for tutoring for GCSE and A level Geography (Human) in the evenings and at weekends and would be happy to travel if necessary. I have a full CRB check and live in the Sutton Coldfield area of Birmingham.