Private tuition for maths and science

Private tuition for maths and science

I teach here in Bristol and over the internet.
If you  cannot get to me in Bristol, online tuition is a great alternative.
Here are some details:

  1. We use Skype for free calls.
  2. I share my screen with the student.
  3. I write notes and draw diagrams using a graphics tablet and Adobe Illustrator. Finished notes can be saved for you as pdf files.
  4. We can also view articles and exam papers which I can edit and save, showing the best answers and exam techniques.
  5. I can have multiple windows open and shared, enabling me to quickly jump from one resource to another and back to our notes.

What are the benefits of online tutoring?

  1. You may not be able to find a suitable local tutor.
  2. You can choose from a wider range of tutors – it doesn’t matter where they live if you’re working over the internet.
  3. You don’t have to create a space for a visiting tutor.
  4. You don’t have to travel to a tutor’s house.
  5. It is easier to arrange and rearrange sessions if there is no travelling.
  6. If your child is not well, an internet session may still be possible, even if it’s a short one.
  7. You don’t have to stick to a set time, whereas visiting a tutor may not seem worthwhile for anything less than an hour. You have more flexibility to vary the lesson times.
  8. Notes made during lessons can be saved. In fact the whole session could be saved as a video.
  9. Because screens are shared during an online session, I can show and edit any document that I have in my tuition database, as well as showing clips from other online resources such as BBC bitesize, MyMaths and YouTube.

What do we do in a private tuition session?

There are many things that we can do during a session, depending on how far into the course you are.

  1. We can review what you’ve just covered in class so that you fully understand and don’t fall behind. It’s really important to learn and understand as you go, rather than relying on revision.
  2. We can plan to progress through the syllabus from beginning to end in a logical order, aiming to complete all topics in good time for exam preparation.
  3. We can practice exam-style questions and exam technique, making sure that you don’t lose marks unnecessarily and that you can gain marks even when you don’t fully understand what to do.

Paying for online tuition:

I take payment in advance – one to four sessions. I’ve found in practice that this is the easiest way for everyone. If you’re in credit when we finish tuition, I will give a refund. Most people prefer to pay by bank transfer, but PayPal is possible.


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