FAQs


Choosing a tutor for your son or daughter is an important decision. For an initial discussion about your child's tutoring requirements, please contact me on 07917 062798 or email socialsciencetutor@outlook.com.

Do you guarantee top grades?

Whilst I cannot guarantee specific results or grades (as this depends on the student's motivation and performance on the actual exam day) my current private students are doing very well. Some of my former students have kindly provided reviews; please see the Testimonials page.

Are you qualified?

I am one of the best qualified private tutors in the UK, with three degrees and a PGCE. My Masters degree from Exeter University was graded at Distinction. I have studied at two Russell Group Universities and won various academic prizes. I have a full DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate as well as Qualified Teacher Status. It is likely that I am more highly qualified and experienced than your child's school or college teacher!


What resources will be needed?

Students will need a copy of the course textbooks (see link under Psychology A level).

Do you tutor Home Ed students?

I specialise in tutoring home educated students, who currently constitute around 50% of all my students. For home educated students looking to apply to university I am able to be an Academic Referee and supply a reference to UCAS at no extra cost, provided that you are having weekly lessons with me. Remember that you will also need to find a school or college that will allow private candidates to sit exams. The exam centre will charge a fee per paper and generally require you to register for the exams several months in advance.

When do you tutor?

I offer term-time contracts based on the academic year - most students learn with me from September until the summer exams.

Sixth form students usually have 'free periods' during the school day, so students can take their laptops to school and have lessons with me during their free periods. Alternatively, I offer after school slots.

What are your fees?

A level (AQA): £38 per hour

GCSE: £36 per hour

University Psychology (or related topics): £50 per hour


I have found another tutor who only charges £20 per hour - why are your fees higher?

Worryingly, the private tuition industry is unregulated in the UK. This means there is no legal requirement for a tutor to even have a degree, let alone any teaching qualifications or experience. Tutors who charge lower hourly rates tend to be unqualified and inexperienced - some are A level students themselves! My rates reflect my superior qualifications (including a First Class degree and a Masters degree at Distinction) and the fact I am a fully qualified teacher with years of experience. If you are paying for private tuition, it is worth investing in the best.


How can I pay?

Payment is usually made by advance weekly or half-termly direct bank transfer. This is an easy and efficient payment method.

What if I need to cancel?

Students who arrive late will still be required to pay the full price of the lesson. Similarly, I require notice in advance if a lesson needs to be postponed or cancelled. Full terms and conditions will be provided in writing before the first lesson.


Can you help with UCAS?

I offer help with UCAS course searches, personal statements and the overall quality of your online application. I specialise in supporting students looking to study:

Politics/Political Science

International Relations

Sociology

Psychology

Criminology

Health & Social Care

Social Work

Nursing

Welfare Studies

Education/Early Years/PGCE