Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a qualified teacher?
I am a fully qualified teacher with 5 years teaching experience.
I also have a degree in Economics from Cardiff University.
Are you CRB/DBS checked?
Yes. I have the enhanced CRB check which I can show on request; this certificate clears me to work with children.
What ages do you tutor?
I tutor any age at any level, including adults.
What subject levels do you cover?
Up to Higher GCSE (and IGCSE) and equivalents in Mathematics.
Up to A-Level Economics and equivalents, plus Economic elements on degree subjects.
Up to A-Level Business Studies and equivalents.
If you have alternative requirements not listed above please contact me with the specifics and I’ll create a package tailored to your/ your child’s needs. If I can’t, I’ll endeavour to pass you onto someone who can.
Where do you tutor?
In your home, at my study room in Exeter or at a neutral venue such as a coffee shop.
Please note, in busy periods, I may not be able to travel far outside Exeter.
Can I meet you beforehand to see if you're the right tutor for me?
Yes. I provide a free personal consultation for all prospective tutees at your home or another venue.
Which areas do you cover?
Exeter and an approximate 25 mile radius around it. If you fall outside that range please do contact me as I may still be able to provide my services to you.
Please note however, for tutoring outside Exeter I charge a fuel cost supplement; this is a flat rate irrespective of the length of session.
Do you cover all exam boards?
I cover all the major exam boards and am currently an AQA examiner for Economics.
Do you tutor in qualifications outside GCSE and A-level?
I have experience tutoring/teaching in a wide range of qualifications from the equivalent of Primary school to Degree level; this also includes some vocational courses.
Please contact me with the specifics and I’ll create a package tailored to your/ your child’s needs. If I can’t, I’ll endeavour to pass you onto someone who can.
I want to simply improve my/ my child's ability in a subject area. Can you do this?
You/your child does not have to be directly working towards a qualification; I can help improve confidence and knowledge within your chosen subject area.
Do you tutor in other subjects?
I have experience in many different subjects areas so please contact me with the specifics and I’ll create a package tailored to your/ your child’s needs.
If I can’t I’ll endeavour to pass you onto someone who can.
Will I/my child be set homework?
In normal circumstances I will set work closely linked to the exam/method of assessment.
That said, what or whether any homework is set depends entirely on your/your child’s needs.
Can you tutor more than one person in a session?
The details can be discussed during your free consultation.
Do you tutor for home educated children?
I can also tutor small groups in a diverse range of locations, whatever best fits your needs.
Do you offer any other services?
I have successfully trained students via mock interviews for Oxbridge entrance.
One former student commented to a colleague that the Oxford interview was a breeze since the one I had conducted was three times harder.
I am also an experienced debater, I am a former finalist in the Welsh Mace, so can provide debating coaching too.
I also have extensive experience assisting with personal statement writing for university entry.
How long does a session typically last?
Typically sessions last 1hr 30mins – 2 hrs.
I find that proportionally more can be covered in 90mins rather than in 1hr.
However, length of the sessions are negotiable to fulfil your individual needs.
How much do you charge?
My rates are dependent on what tailored package you require but are always very competitive.
This will be discussed during your free personal consultation.