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Michael M. A-level Physics Tutor (Twickenham)

Michael M. Gold Member

  • Whitton (TW2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 17 Mar 2018
  • 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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Dear Parent,

My name is Michael. I am a fully qualified teacher, a very experienced, professional friendly tutor of Maths and Physics.
For further details please see my profile OR simply send an email or text, without obligation.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Maths and Physics to all levels to A - Level.
For the new GCSE Maths ( 9 to 1 ) and Physics ( 9 to 1 ).
For those seeking QTS or Maths Aptitude Tests.
For all the major Exam Boards, UK and Ireland.
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 tuition - to meet the needs of the individual student.
Please see examples of my work in "My Files".
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

CRB/DBS, enhanced certificate.

At the preliminary meeting my credentials, qualifications, DBS Certificate, will be presented to parents & student.
References are 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 private 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?
Hourly tuition fees are shown above.

Unlike many online tutors:-
I offer the following:-
My fee covers not only the hour of personalised tuition, but also:-

preliminary meeting and discussions;
pre-lesson preparation time;
providing personalised lesson notes at the end of each lesson;
setting homework or past exam paper;
marking homework or past exam paper;
providing online support between lessons;
providing feedback to students and parents.

So, when you consider the full package, you will see that each lesson means you get at least 2 hours of a specialist teacher's time and the benefit of his years of work and experience as a teacher. I hope you will agree that the lesson fee is actually very good value for money. Please see examples of my work in "My Files".
Where do you teach?
I am based in Whitton, Twickenham.
I offer tuition in my home office 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.
Easily accessible from Hounslow, Richmond, Ealing.
When are you available?
I am available Monday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 21:00.
Sundays are also possible, if needed, closer to exams.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach children aged from 8 to 18 to KS2, 11+, 13+, KS3, GCSE, Engineering apprentices, and A - Level,
and adults seeking to improve their Adult Numeracy Skills for employment, PGCE, QTS.

Please see examples of my work in "My Files".
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Key Stages 2 and 3,
7+, 11+, 13+
Engineering apprenticeships.
AS - Level
A - Level,
Adult Numeracy Skills for QTS; PGCE, Numeracy & Literacy Skills; Maths Aptitude Test. Physics Aptitude Test.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have an Enhanced DBS certificate.

At the preliminary meeting my credentials, qualifications, DBS Certificate, will be presented to parents & student.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Although I am a traditional teacher at heart - Over the last few years I have developed strategies, including Skype, Zoom and Bitpaper, 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 text message.
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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 Skype / Zoom meeting online. It’s free, It takes 20 to 30 minutes of your time to see how my system works, with no obligation to book tuition.
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.

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 on the internet. (It doesn't have to be a very fancy high speed connection).
• 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 to discuss a longer term package of lessons.
• tuition when you need it.
• tutor support between lessons.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the National Education Union (N.E.U / NUT).
Affiliated to the Institute of Physics.
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; another in Kuwait. In either case we have just as good a 1 - to - 1 working relationship as in face to face, maybe even better ! Please see examples of my work in "My Files".
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.
Want to learn Maths or Physics with me, have fun and make great progress. I am looking for new students. I can guarantee you high quality lessons. Let's make a plan for you!
PERSEVERE - and you WILL find a path to your dream.