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Michael M. A-level Physics Tutor (Twickenham)

Michael M. Gold Member

  • Whitton (TW2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 24 Sep 2017
  • Sex: Male
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  • Professional Qualification M.Sc., B.Sc (Hons).
  • Professional Qualification PGCE
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS enhanced and current.
  • Professional Membership N.U.T.
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
Dear Parent / Student,
My name is Michael. I am a fully qualified, very experienced, professional teacher and tutor of Maths and Physics.
If you're looking for help in either subject please click on "contact me" above.

Sept. 2017.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Maths and Physics to all levels to A - Level.
For the new GCSE Maths ( 9 to 1 ) and Physics ( 9 to 1 ).
For all the major Exam Boards, UK.
I offer top quality personal tuition in Maths and / or Physics, face-to-face if local; otherwise I'm available ONLINE across the UK and worldwide.
Friendly, patient and reliable - to meet the needs of the individual student, young or old.
Tell me about your qualifications.
PGCE. (Teaching qualification), University of Sheffield
M.Sc., Solid State Physics, University of Sheffield
B.Sc. (Hons)., Applied Physics with Maths, University of Essex

DBS, enhanced certificate, checked and up - to - date.

At the preliminary meeting my credentials, qualifications, DBS Certificate, will be presented to parents & student.
References available on request.
Please see my Testimonials.
What kind of experience do you have?
I've been a secondary school teacher in the West of London and a tutor of both Maths and Physics for 25+ years; and the Head of Physics Department for 15 years;
I am very familiar with the requirements of the main Exam Boards and the recent changes to their specifications in both Maths and Physics.
I have taught students across the full ability range, students with moderate learning difficulties as well as those aiming to achieve top grades in GCSE and at A - Level.
All of my advanced students have gone on to University, some to medical school and successful Oxford or Cambridge entrance.
In my early years I gained experience as an examiner and that has enabled me to guide my students more effectively in preparation for GCSE and A - Level exams.

Over the last few years I have developed strategies, including Skype and the latest advances in technology, to carry out tuition online, so that I can share my knowledge and enthusiasm with a wider range of students who would benefit from my help. Please ask me for details of how online tuition can work for you and see details below.
How much do you charge?
preliminary meeting and discussions = free;
preparation time = free;
setting and marking homework = free;
setting and marking exam papers = free
providing personal lesson notes at the end of each lesson = free
providing online support between lessons = free
providing feedback to students and parents = free
Hourly fees mentioned above are for "pay as you go" lessons. If you book up and pay for a block of lessons then I would give you a 10% discount.
Where do you teach?
I am based in Whitton, Twickenham, TW2 7BU and at the moment I offer tuition in my own home, or ONLINE worldwide. Please see below for details of my ONLINE tuition.

Buses H22, 481 and 281 run very close by and Whitton railway station is only 150 m away .
When are you available?
I am available Monday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 21:00.
Sundays are also possible, if needed.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach children aged from 8 to 18 to KS2, KS3, GCSE and A - Level,
and adults seeking to improve their Adult Numeracy Skills for Employment, PGCE, QTS. Maths.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Key Stages 2 and 3,
AS - Level
A - Level,
Adult Numeracy Skills for QTS; Numeracy & Literacy Skills; Aptitude Tests.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have a current Enhanced DBS certificate.

At the preliminary meeting my credentials, qualifications, DBS Certificate, will be presented to parents & student.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Over the last few years I have developed strategies, including Skype (and Zoom), to carry out tuition online, so that I can share my knowledge and enthusiasm with a wider range of students who would benefit from my help.
For your FREE online discussion of how I teach online, and to see it in action - please either email, or phone or send me a Skype message to
michael_maths_and_physics_tutor (yes, it's a bit long but if you copy and paste, it's done quickly).

Modern technology enables you to have a personal tuition learning experience which is just as effective as having face - to - face tuition, and for some students online tuition is less stressful and more effective than face to face tuition. You might like to try a free preliminary Sjkype meeting online. It’s free, so you have nothing to pay, nothing to lose. It just takes 30 minutes of your time.
With my current online students and parents (GCSE Maths; GCSE Physics and A - Level Physics ) I create a working relationship and a learning experience which is just as effective as face - to - face tuition.

We use Skype (or Zoom) for conversation. It's just like talking to parents and student around the same kitchen table! I can still share my qualifications, my certificates, my enhanced DBS certificate and discuss the student's educational needs, just as I do in face - to - face.

I use my document camera to "see" the pageS of notes which I - and the student - compose together in the course of the lesson. At the end of the lesson I scan the pages and send them to the student. That way the student gets the complete set of our personalised lesson notes, to keep on their computer or to print out.
I do it this way because the quality of my handwriting on paper is excellent and much better than writing on online whiteboards.
However, an interactive online whiteboard is good to use from time to time; and can be useful for working together on questions and past papers.
it depends on what the student prefers.

The student does not have to download anything to his / her computer (just Skype for free), and have a reliable internet connection and a printer / scanner is helpful.
I use a graphics tablet and stylus to write on the whiteboard, and the student can write on it too.
It is an excellent option when travelling distance is a problem.

The benefits to the student and teacher of online tuition are:
• convenience of not having to travel on cold and dark evenings. Great if you can`t find a local tutor or if you are overseas.
* you can find an excellent tutor online.
* you're not limited to a tutor who lives within a 5 or 10 mile radius.
* 2 students together can benefit from online tuition.
• no travel costs.
• no disruption to home life.
• working in familiar home environment, or anywhere you can get wi-fi.
• more time slots available.
• excellent for either one-off help, short - term or longer term help with homeworks, topics or exam paper practice.
• no long - term contract, unless you want it that way.
• tuition when you need it.
* have tuition in your hotel room, or the beach, on holiday or is that just too weird !?
• tutor support between lessons.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the National Union of Teachers; Tutor Hunt, Tutor Fair; First Tutors.
Tell me about some of your current students.
They range from Years 8, 9, boys / girls for Maths / Science, years 10 / 11 and Year 12 & 13 boys and girls for Physics & Maths, GCSE and A - Level, and adults - recently a woman seeking Numeracy Skills to gain entry to a University Nursing course (success ) and yet another seeking seeking Numeracy Skills for entry to a teacher training course for QTS (PGCE) (success again).
ONLINE - some of my students are nearby, others are far away in the UK and others are overseas, notably, last year, a boy being home schooled in IGCSE Maths and Physics in remotest Spain, and a girl in A - Level Physics in Shanghai, China. In either case we have just as good a 1 - to - 1 working relationship as in face to face, maybe even better !
Do you have a personal message for students?
Whether you need help with homework, coursework guidance, specific topics, revision strategies, or exam technique and practice at past exam papers, etc. . . help is available, and you and parents WILL see improvement = decreased stress, less worry and anxiety, increasing CONFIDENCE with the subject.
This usually follows through to BETTER GRADES in tests and exams.

PERSEVERE - and you WILL find a path to your dream.